RP&G Printing wins printers’ award
Kent and Cindy Ross, owners of RP&G Printing Inc., of Wesley Chapel, received the Superior Performance in Print Shop Management award for 2022 from CPrint®, Certified Printers International.
The recognition goes to printing companies that maintain high standards of operational and financial performance as measured by financial strength, profitability and growth, which places them among the top 5% of all printing companies in North America, according to a news release.
The couple said they could not have earned the award without the efforts of all their employees.
Cindy added, “They are the backbone of our success.”
“The Alliance sets a bar high for our performance awards and RP&G exceeded those goals,” said Tom Crouser, chairman of the group. “They are examples of how a small business can prosper in times of increased competition and COVID by focusing on principles and practices geared to exceptional customer service. They truly transcend what customers want and go to the heart of what customers need.”
Certified Printers International is an organization of independently owned printing businesses that strive for professionalism and performance. Companies from throughout the United States participate in the program.
Chamber raising scholarship money
The North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce is seeking to present 20 scholarships to recipients from Cypress Creek, Wesley Chapel, Wiregrass Ranch, J.W. Mitchell, Land O’ Lakes, Freedom and Wharton high schools.
Each recipient will receive a $500 scholarship. Scholarship sponsorships are $650.
All scholarships are 100% tax deductible through the 501c3 Chamber Foundation.
Chamber seeking award nominees
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce has set is annual awards celebration for Aug. 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Southport Springs Golf & Country Club.
Nominees are being sought in these categories:
- Small Business of the Year: Up to 25 employees
- Large Business of the Year: Over 25 employees
- The Diamond Award (nonprofit)
- Leadership in Government/Economic Development Champion
- Citizen of the Year
- Alice Hall Community Service Award (for a lifetime of contributions toward the betterment of Zephyrhills).
Last year’s winners are not eligible in the same category this year.
For more information, visit ZephyrhillsChamber.org.
Pasco EDC microloans
If you are looking to start or grow your own business, a microloan from the Pasco Economic Development Council Inc. could help. Visit the SMARTstart Pasco Facebook page for more information.
Tech Entrepreneur Roundtable
Pasco County-based technology entrepreneurs are invited to a free Tech Roundtable on May 25 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Epperson Lagoon. A short presentation will be given on Connected Cities, then an open discussion will be held on being a tech entrepreneur in Pasco County and what support is needed, moving forward. Coffee and light breakfast snacks will be available. Visit SMARTstartPasco.com, and click on the menu, then the events tab, to register.
Sephora at Kohl’s now open
Sephora’s grand opening at Kohl’s Lutz, at 3979 Van Dyke Road, was held on May 13. Introduced in fall 2021, Sephora at Kohl’s features a 2,500-square-foot, fully immersive beauty experience that mimics the look and feel of a freestanding Sephora, according to a news release from Kohl’s.
Within all Sephora at Kohl’s locations, customers can explore the signature Sephora experience with a carefully curated assortment of prestige makeup, skincare, hair, and fragrance brands, as well as innovations in clean beauty and self-care. Sephora-trained Beauty Advisors offer personalized beauty consultations and assistance with finding products, while testing and discovery zones serve up a rotating assortment of new, emerging or trending products.
WUSF wins first-place awards
WUSF Public Media received first-place awards in 17 categories for excellence in broadcasting from the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists.
Reporter and “All Things Considered” cohost Kerry Sheridan was named the state’s top radio reporter. In all, 11 WUSF journalists were honored for their work that spanned the range of in-depth investigative reporting to general assignment daily stories and from the website to the station’s podcast, according to a news release.
Small business challenges
A SCORE webinar for small businesses is scheduled for May 19 from noon to 1 p.m.
The webinar topics will include: challenges faced by small businesses; help for entrepreneurs to prepare for the first years of operation; survival skills; how to plan for growth; how to develop a competition attitude; and making the transition from a new enterprise to an established business.
To register, go to PascoHernando.score.org.
Venue at the Block ribbon-cutting
Venue at the Block, 14307 Seventh St., in Dade City will have an open house, tours, and free food and refreshments, on June 15 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Venue at the Block was an auto dealership in the 1920s and has been converted into an industrial-chic luxury wedding venue.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will include catering and cake tasting, a signature cocktail bar, wedding vendor booth interactions, music, and more.
For additional information, call 352-574-6599.