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Groundbreaking Celebrates Construction of New Pasco County Utilities Building

It was a historic groundbreaking for the Pasco County Utilities Administration and Operations Facility on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 19420 Central Boulevard, Land O’Lakes. The building will be the central administration location for the Pasco Utilities System and will be located on the southeast corner of U.S. 41 and Central Boulevard.  A number of dignitaries participated in the groundbreaking including representatives from the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Constitutional Officers, architecture firm Fleischman Garcia, contractor Construction Technology Group, Inc., employees from Pasco County Utilities and other County Departments.

Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County Women's Build Week

It was Habitat for Humanity’s 2014 National Women’s Build Week was a great success locally and nationally more than 13,000 volunteers across the U.S. helped build simple, decent and affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County held a woman’s build day helping build and paint houses. It was a great day for a great organization and lots of fun for the scores of participants. Habitat for Humanity East & Central Pasco County is a non-profit Christian housing ministry working in partnership with low-income families to improve the conditions in which they live in order to o eliminate poverty housing in the Dade City, San Antonio, Zephyrhills, Land O Lakes, Lacoochee, and Wesley Chapel areas.

Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Breakfast May Monthly Business Breakfast with author Bob Brumm

The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce members came out to the Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club for a fantastic breakfast buffet and network with fellow Chamber members and had a chance to listen to an exciting guest speaker, Bob Brumm. Bob Brumm is a Tampa Electric Senior Systems Programmer, professional speaker, author and Encouragement Engineer, The Positive Prospective serving corporate, collegiate, and sales organizations by bridging the gap between IT and other departments. With a diverse background in accounting, business and 17 years in the IT/Telecommunications industry Bob brings understanding and effectiveness to organizations so corporate objectives are met and teams work enthusiastically together as a cohesive team to achieve corporate goals.

Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation received gift from HCA hospitals, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity

The Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation received a $7,000 gift from HCA hospitals — Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point and Medical Center of Trinity — as well as a gift of $11,256 from Florida Blue and the Florida College System Foundation. The funds will provide scholarships to help health care PHSC students cover tuition. Students enrolled in PHSC health programs are shown with, in center from left, Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point president and chief executive Shayne George, Medical Center of Trinity chief executive Leigh Massengill, and PHSC president Katherine Johnson.

(Photo courtesy of Pasco-Hernando State College)

Mixer at PNC Bank with a Dash of Salt & Pepper Catering

Saturday, May 03, 2014 | On Target Page: Wesley Chapel, New Tampa, Wesley Chapel Community Events

A Mixer at PNC Bank with a Dash of Salt & Pepper Catering, brought together business people from Wesley Chapel and New Tampa for an outstanding evening of fun, food, and networking! Folks had an opportunity to meet, greet and to network in a relaxed, social setting and learn more about each other and to serve our community. They are actively involved in local government, regional economic development and providing valuable resources to each other.

Central Pasco Chamber Ribbon Cutting for Sunshine State Window Washing

Saturday, May 03, 2014 | On Target Page: Land O'Lakes, Lutz, Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for new chamber members, Sunshine State Window Washing. Sunshine State Window Washing is a full service window cleaning company that services commercial and residential and proudly service Pasco and Hillsborough Counties. Sunshine State Window Washing is licensed, insured, bonded and can provide Emergency service as well as awning cleaning, bug screens, Commercial and Industrial building utilizing environmentally safe products. They have many happy customers in the Tampa bay area so give them a call today at (813) 949-1392 for a fast free estimate and sparkling clean windows. In Business Since 2009 and members of the Better Business Bureau, International Window Cleaning Association and Proud IWCA member and are locally, family owned.

Marvel Character Breakfast at Cobb Grove 16 by Benea Masella

All the Marvel action figures came out to meet the kids for the Cobb Theatres Grove 16 Marvel character breakfast. The delicious breakfast, provided by  the Cobb Theatres very own CineBistro came complete with bacon, eggs, pancakes, fruit and opportunity to get your picture taken with a Superhero! Children from all over Pasco County and northern Hillsboro came out for the event and had a great time, and will be looking forward to the next character breakfast at the Theatre. The CineBistro is a restaurant located in the balcony of several of the theatres where patrons can enjoy great food and beverage before their movie begins.

Achieva Credit Union Opens New Branch in Land O'Lakes

Thursday, May 01, 2014 | On Target Page: Lutz, Land O'Lakes, Trinity & West Pasco, Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce

Achieva Credit Union has brought “banking for good” to the Land O’ Lakes community with its newest branch located in Collier Commons, on the corner of Collier Parkway and State Road 54 (2115 Collier Parkway). The branch will offer a full suite of banking and lending services. Six employees have been hired to staff the new branch, and Jennifer Capo will serve as branch manager. “I am excited to be involved in Achieva’s growth into the Land O’ Lakes market,” said Capo. “It is an exciting time for all of us as we introduce not only our banking services, but also our Achieva core values and commitment to community involvement.”  The branch is outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and iPads in the waiting area.  The new branch also features free-standing teller pods, which eliminate lines and bring the Achieva tellers out from ‘behind the glass’ so they can interact face-to-face with members, creating a more personalized banking experience.

John Hagen at Link Latino 2014 Fifth Anniversary of GacetaLatina Newspaper

Thank you so much to everybody for your attendance in LINK LATINO 2014, officially more than 250 Hispanic & anglo professionals and business owners attend to the event. John Hagen President/CEO from The Pasco Economic Development Council, spoke about opportunities for Hispanic businesses in Pasco county. BB&T BANK, (Wesley Chapel's Branch) is a proud sponsor of LINK LATINO 2014. Thank you for your support!. Decorations were provided by Creations By Faith, they are one of the kind centerpieces that you can only get with with them. This company is reliable and profesional. Do not leave tomorrow with out getting their information. Special thank you to all our sponsors for their support. We look forward to see you again in LINK LATINO 2015, next time in TAMPA.

The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce Honors Students at 15th Annual Pride Awards

For the Fifteenth year The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber recognized 140 outstanding students and athletes for their school pride, community involvement, and athletic excellence from each Wesley Chapel school. “The entire Wesley Chapel Community is proud of all our students and all of those recognized today. ” said Jeff Novotny, Chamber Board President in his closing remarks. During the ceremony at Wesley Chapel Performing Arts Center, twelve $500 scholarships were awarded, and proudly presented by: American Engineering Consultants, Brighthouse Networks, Centennial Bank, Cypress Creek Chiropractic and Wellness, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, Home Buyers Marketing II & Chamber Ambassadors, Nova Southeastern University, Parks Motor Group, Wesley Chapel Self Storage and The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. The 2014 recipients include:

Oasis A Pregnancy Center holds Fifth Annual Golf Tournament

Oasis – A Pregnancy Center held their Fifth Annual Golf Tournament at Sherman Hills Golf & Country Club located at 31200 Eagle Falls Dr., Brooksville, FL. Registration began at 7:30am and lunch was provided by Hungry Harry’s BBQ. Raffles and awards were handed out after a lot of fun and a great day of golf while supporting a great cause. Oasis – A Pregnancy Center would like to thank Cornerstone Air, Heating and Plumbing for becoming our Bronze / Putting Contest Sponsor! Special thanks to Lonnie and Bobby at A-Okay Trophies for donating these again this year! Oasis would like to thank Gary R. Ward owner of GRW Construction Corp for being a GOLD sponsor at our upcoming Golf Tournament!

Wesley Chapel Chamber Ribbon Cutting for Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa at their Wesley Chapel location at 1664 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Friends and family were able to stop in and visit their new location for food, refreshments and a tour of the facility.  Debbie Gulledge, Owner of the Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa welcomed everyone to the grand opening of her second location.  Her first location in Tampa opened in 2012 and employs more than 30 staff and has 1,140 members.

Wesley Chapel Lions Club holds Diabetes Testing event at Wesley Chapel NISSAN

The Wesley Chapel Lions Club conducted a Diabetes Testing event at Wesley Chapel NISSAN. Over the course of one weekend, volunteers from the Wesley Chapel Lions Club tested 44 people and only had to give 2 referrals to see doctors. It was a great turn out and if you own or work for a company please contact the Wesley Chapel Lions Club and so they can come to your place, FREE of charge and do Diabetes screenings. Give a healthy start back to your community.

Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber Ribbon Cutting for Tampa Bay Insurance Center

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 | On Target Page: New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Land O'Lakes
Members of the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce, friends and associates of the staff at Tampa Bay Insurance celebrated their 5th year anniversary with a Ribbon Cutting at their new location, 3822 Turman Loop, Suite #101 in Wesley Chapel.  It was a great evening full of fun and food and just a little rain.  At Tampa Bay Insurance Center, they strive to provide the very best in insurance coverage policies. They are Tampa’s and Wesley Chapel’s comprehensive agency offering business, home, renters and auto coverage options.

Wesley Chapel Noon Rotary welcomes Richard Gonzmart of the Columbia Restaurant

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 | On Target Page: New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Land O'Lakes, Lutz, Rotary Club's Activities

Richard Gonzmart, owner of the Columbia Restaurant Group, was the featured speaker of the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon luncheon of. Mr. Gonzmart talked about the History of Ybor City and the Columbia Restaurant. Owned & operated by the 4th & 5th generation of the same family, The Columbia is Florida's Oldest Restaurant & the largest Spanish restaurant in the world. The Columbia Family includes 8 locations in Florida.

The Sunrise Shelter was presented with a check for $1,400 raised with spare change donations since December.

Grand Opening for Dr. Jose De La Torre, New Tampa Interventional Pain & Sports Medicine

The Greater Wesley Chapel held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Jose De La Torre, New Tampa Interventional Pain & Sports Medicine. Dr. Jose De La Torre received his Education from Ponce School of Medicine, Ponce, Puerto Rico and his Internship from Ponce University Hospital, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Dr. Jose De La Torre received his Residency from Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas, Houston Texas - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Jose De La Torre has Hospital affiliations with University Community Hospital, Pasco Regional Hospital and Florida Hospital Zephyrhills. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.