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New Port Richey appoints new Finance Director

New Port Richey appoints new Finance Director

The City of New Port Richey proudly announces the appointment of Douglas M. Haag to Finance Director effective June 30, 2011, at a $77,000 salary. Doug holds a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance, and brings over 15 years of municipal finance and accounting experience, as well as additional experience in business development, project management, and customer support management.

As Assistant City Manager and Finance Director of the City of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, Mr. Haag instituted a capital replacement program, and received two consecutive GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation awards, the first ever for that city, securing $35 million in financing for infrastructure improvements and capital projects.

City Manager John Schneiger stated, “I’m honored to have Doug as part of my management team, and I look forward to working together for many years.”

Pasco County teaches you how to do business

Pasco County teaches you how to do business

Pasco County, FL -- In keeping with the county's vision and desire for "Bringing Opportunities Home," the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners, in partnership with the various Chambers of Commerce and Professional Business Associations throughout the County, is holding two Vendor Workshops.

The workshops will discuss how to do business with the County and to introduce vendors to the online bid system, www.FloridaBidSystem.com.

The Board of County Commissioners recognizes the current challenging economic environment and importance of both large and small businesses to the economic vitality of Pasco County and the Tampa Bay region.

How would you like New Port Richey to look in 20 years?

How would you like New Port Richey to look in 20 years?

New Port Richey, Florida -- As part of its Directions 2011 initiative, The City of New Port Richey will hold a "Visioning and Goal-Setting" work session.

Interim Human Resources Director Steven Rosenthal will facilitate setting the City Council's 20-year vision for New Port Richey, core values, guiding principles, and core purpose.

The Council will then consider what initiatives are necessary to make their vision a reality.

"This work session will be different from others our City Council has attended," stated Director Rosenthal. "

Job Fair at The Shops at Wiregrass

Job Fair at The Shops at Wiregrass

The Shops at Wiregrass will host a Mall-Wide Job Fair in space #150 across from Dillard's, next to Soma Intimates.

Participating stores include Buckle, Champs Sports, Charming Charlie, Coldwater Creek, Dillard’s, Fast Fix Jewelry, Hollister, Macy’s, Motherhood Maternity, Sunglass Hut, Talbots, HQ Salon Aveda and Guest Services.

Positions include sales associates, front desk help, guest service ambassadors and part-time jeweler.

For more information, visit www.theshopsatwiregrass.com.

Pasco delays $400,000 grant for homeless veterans

Pasco delays $400,000 grant for homeless veterans

NEW PORT RICHEY - County officials have now postponed a big decision.

They delayed a $400,000 grant for a homeless veterans housing facility on Wednesday. 

However, this does not mean the grant will move forward.

Community development manager George Romagnoli did write a memo, addressed to commissioners.

In it, he recommended that they pull the funding for St. Jude's Veterans Resource Center.

Apply now for county tourism grants!

Apply now for county tourism grants!

Pasco County, Florida -- The Pasco County Office of Tourism Development is known for stimulating local tourism through workshops, leadership, and even grants.

These grants can help hospitality businesses promote Pasco as a tourist destination for visitors.

Grant applications for 2012 can now be found online, along with more information about deadlines and regulations.

The mission of the Office of Tourism Development is to market Pasco County as a sports and travel destination by promoting a variety of amateur and professional sports tournaments; special events; outdoor recreation; ecotourism; and historic and cultural activities.

 

Job growth projected within the new Regional Business Plan

Job growth projected within the new Regional Business Plan

Tampa Bay, Florida – Following a year of in-depth research to determine where Tampa Bay’s future jobs will come from, the Tampa Bay Partnership and Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council announced the completion of the research phase for the Regional Business Plan for Tampa Bay.

The goal of the Tampa Bay Regional Business Plan is to create community awareness and understanding of the region’s collective strengths and develop a shared regional action plan to grow high-potential industry clusters as well as put the educational and policy infrastructure in place to support it.

The research, which was supported by a broad coalition of regional partners, focused on ascertaining Tampa Bay’s future value-added industries and appropriate workforce skills necessary to sustain these industries.  SRI International’s Center for Science, Technology and Economic Development conducted the research and Katherine Johnson, Senior Economist, will be presenting the final SRI research study, "A Regional Business Plan for Tampa Bay" during three presentations on Monday, May 23, 2011 and Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Lutz, St. Petersburg, and Bradenton.

If interested in attending any of these sessions, please RSVP to jtaylor@tampabay.org or by choosing one of the dates provided below: