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					                                             Volume 19, No. 3                              March 2011
                                             Phone (352)567-3769                           Fax (352)567-3770

                                                      Chamber NEWS
        14112 8th Street
                                                Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce
       Dade City, FL 33525

        Board of Directors
President: Pete Odom
1st VP: Cliff Martin, Jarrett Ford Lincoln
2nd VP: Jimmy Adcock Tampa Electric
Treasurer: Bonnie Krummen,
         CenterState Bank, N.A.
Secretary: Sister Roberta Bailey,
          Benedictine Sisters of Florida
Immediate Past President:
          Joey Wubbena, Workforce
          Housing Ventures
Alicia Geib, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
Carolyn Hodges, Faithful Friends
          Pet Cremation
Dr. Randy Stovall, PHCC
Jean Nathe, Trade Mark Sales, Inc.
Jill Evans, San Antonio Citizens
         Federal Credit Union
Kathy Britton, Britton & Assoc.
Lucy Avila, First Baptist Church
Melissa Williams, Tampa Tribune
Nicole Kurz, St. Petersburg Times
Patricia Carroll, P.A.,
          Law Office of Patricia Carroll
Penny Freeman, Saint Leo University
Penny Morrill, Sunrise Domestic &
         Sexual Violence Center
Phil Minden, Pasco Regional Medical Center          “Red Ribbon” Winner at the 2011 Pasco County Fair Exhibit Booth for Dade City
Rev. John Chesser, Calvary Assembly
         Of God Church
                                                                               (Chamber and Main Street)
Sue Szczerba, Dade City Realty                      Congratulations and many thanks to the hard work of the Chamber Ambassadors:
                                             Melissa Williams, Richard Riley, Eugenia Parlow, Greg Smith, Tim Dozier, and Stephanie Black.
Honorary Members:                                                                “Come On Get Happy!”
Roy Hardy, Becky Harper, Charlotte Kiefer,
Lindy Smith, Sylvia Young
                                                                        March Chamber Calendar
Executive Director: John Moors
Secretary: Melody Floyd                       1        Finance Committee Meeting…………………………………….…..9:30am
Receptionist: Jo Uber
Photographer: Richard Riley                   2        Executive Board—Chamber…………………………………….….…...8am
                                              3        Business Development Meeting………………...……………..…...12pm
                                              5        Dade City Cruise-In……………………………………………………...3-8pm
                                              5        Ribbon Cutting-Dade City Little League……………...……………..9am
     Mission Statement                        9        Full Board Meeting—Florida Traditions Bank.……………..…....12pm
       “To promote the                        10       BloodNet USA Blood Drive…………………………………...…….12:30pm
   economic growth and                        15       Chamber Breakfast ……………………………………..……….......7:30am
 quality of life in the greater               25       Ambassador Meeting………………………………………………….....12pm
       Dade City area”                        29       Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Open House…………………….…..5-7pm
                                              30       Citizen of the Month Breakfast………………………………………....8am
                                              31       Chamber Mixer…………………………………...……………………....5-7pm
Chamber News Page 2

                                                                     Chamber Member Benefits
                                                                           Advertising Opportunities
The President’s Desk……                                                      On the Chamber Web Site
                                                                             Membership Directory
Greetings fellow members:
                                                                      Information Displayed in the Chamber
We are well into spring, a great time to refresh and                                City Map,
rejuvenate our spirits and give thanks for all we have.
                                                                               Monthly Newsletter
At the Dade City Chamber of Commerce, giving thanks is
                                                                               Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
especially meaningful due to all the super volunteers,
sponsors, and supporters we have that keep our Chamber                                     Spotlight on Business
active and vibrant.
                                                                                   Networking Opportunities
With accolades still coming in about our Kumquat Festival                              Chamber Breakfast
– the record crowds, the happy vendors, pleased
                                                                                        Chamber Mixers
merchants and supportive team of volunteers and
sponsors – I can’t say enough about Joey Wubbena and                 Inquiries-Only Members information
his Kumquat Festival committee.                                                      given
Success starts with leadership – and Joey has                                          Ambassadors Program
demonstrated superb leadership and organization year
after year – resulting in our Kumquat Festival becoming                                Committee Participation
an ―event of regional impact‖
                                                                                           Project Participation
Thank you, Joey – from all of us associated with the
                                                                                               Event Participation
Festival, it couldn’t happen without you.
                                                                                               Wireless Internet
Moving forward, our Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled
for May 13, 2011. Phil Minden and the golf committee are                                         Notary Service
hard at work gathering sponsors and organizing another
great day, back at Lake Jovita.                                              Renewal’s Benefit
                                                                       One Free Flyer Newsletter Insert or
Due to his phenomenal success in asking for ―weather
                                                                              One Free Email Blast
assistance‖ at the Kumquat Festival, Reverend Chesser
will once again be tagged for a little help in that regard –
thank you, Reverend!!!
The Chamber staff have lead an initiative called the Dade
City Cooperative Marketing group, which includes the
Chamber, Mainstreet and the City – all focused on
improving service, joint advertising and marketing, and
providing a safe and sound environment for our visitors,
our customers and our residents. If what we are doing
collectively is good for one of us, it is good for all of Dade
Please remember – your help in sponsoring events,                Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
supporting the Chamber through your businesses and
your personal hands on committee work and volunteer
efforts help our Chamber prosper and grow for the good
of Dade City and our commerce.                                             Thank you to our
Thanks again for all your support and help – and                        Founders Club members.
remember ―Shop Dade City‖                                              Please call the chamber at
Respectfully yours,                                                  352-567-3769 for information
Pete Odom                                                                on our Founders Club.
                                                                                    Chamber News Page 3

                                           Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce Board
                                                     Welcomes Patricia Carroll

                           Ms. Carroll has been a resident of East Pasco since 1991 and has served our
                           community in many capacities. Ms. Carroll opened her law practice in New Tampa
                           in 2001 and is delighted to expand her practice into Dade City. Ms. Carroll focuses
                           her practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Bankruptcy, Wills, Trusts and Probate.

The Law Offices of Patricia Carroll, PA, is a full-service law firm that specializes in the areas of Bankruptcy,
Personal Injury, Probate and Wills & Trusts. With offices in New Tampa and Dade City, The Law Offices of
Patricia Carroll, PA offers personalized service and works aggressively on behalf of our clients. Our warm and
friendly staff strives to offer timely service and results.

Ms. Carroll is an experienced trial lawyer with a diverse background. Prior to being an attorney, Ms. Carroll
was an investigator and social worker. Her experience enables her to interact with a variety of people in a very
personal way. Ms. Carroll possesses the skills and abilities that enable her to explore and identify the unique
needs of each client. She has worked both as a prosecuting and defense attorney which affords her a broad
perspective, enabling her to anticipate issues before they arise. Ms. Carroll‘s background in social work aids
tremendously in understanding people‘s individual and family needs irrespective of the nature of the case.

Ms. Carroll previously served as Vice President and Chairman of the Board of the Wesley Chapel Chamber of
Commerce. Ms. Carroll brings that experience to the Dade City Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber News Page 4
                                                                Dade City Sunrise Rotary
   Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce                            Donates Books
   Cruise-in Dade city
                                                         Rotary clubs worldwide place a focus on
    Car & Motorcycle Show                            increasing literacy. Rotary International created a
          March 5, 2011                              ―Rotary Literacy Month‖ that takes place during the
                  3-8 pm                             month of March and Rotary clubs also aim to conduct
                                                     many literacy events during the week of September 8
               Sponsored By:                         which is International Day.
                                                         Dade City Sunrise Literacy Chairperson, Cindy
                                                     Harper, saw the need for the books at the four
                                                     elementary school libraries in in the Dade City area
                                                     and as Principle of Centennial Elementary School, she
          Jarrett Ford Lincoln                       combined the literacy project with the need.
                                                         At the January 13, 2011 Sunrise Rotary meeting, a
  Jim Browne Citrus Chrysler Jeep Dodge
                                                     basket of books was presented to each of the
             Pasco Motors                            following: Michelle Martine, Media Specialist and
                   Pasco Shopper                     Shirley Ray, Principal-Lacoochee Elementary; Lori
                                                     Meredith, Media Specialist-Cox Elementary; Michael
             Beef O’Brady’s-Dade City                Nelson, Media Specialist and Cindy Harper, Principle-
            Thornhill Tire & Auto Care               Centennial Elementary; Marian Rich, Media Specialist
                                                     and Barbara Munz, Principle-Pasco Elementary. Also
   Ivy Cottage Antiques & Wine       Salon on 17th
                                                     in attendance was Tracy Bonnett, Instructional
      Kiefer Village Jewels   A Matter of Taste      Trainer/Coach for Instructional Media and
             On Q Smokehouse & Grill                 Technology Department of the District School Board.
                                                         The Rotary motto Service Above Self conveys the
    Del Carmen Mexican Store & Restaurant            humanitarian spirit of the organization‘s more than 1.2
                                                     million members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians
                                                     and meaningful community and international service
                                                     projects characterize Rotary worldwide.


   Refer a friend, company, or business

    acquaintance to become a member

   of the Chamber and receive $25.00
                                                     Photo: (l-r) Michelle Martinez, Shirley Ray, Lori
                                                     Meredith, Tracy Bonnett, Michal Nelson, Cindy
  credit towards the renewal of YOUR                 Harper, Marian Rich, Barbara Munz.

            membership dues!!!
                                                                                                        Chamber News Page 5
                                                                    We are contacting our Chamber Members, offering them an
                                                                    opportunity to be Spotlighted in this section of our newsletter.
                                                                     Giving each member a chance to learn about members they do
                                                                     not know or refresh their memories of members they already
                                                                           know, but may not remember all they have to offer.
                                                                     Keep an eye out for an email or a phone call asking you for your
                 ON BUSINESS                                          article so we might feature you in our Spotlight on Business.

                         The ―T‖ Zone

      The T Zone is your one stop shopping experience for
  t-shirts with transfers; selecting from over 10,000
  pre-printed designs or custom made-to-order designs and
  embroidery services.

  They also have a large selection of purses, bags, wallets
  and western belts. The philosophy of this business is to
  keep everything affordable!                                              Michelle Capps is the owner and operator. She has just joined the
                                                                           Chamber of Commerce. The business does travel to local events
  The business is located in Dade City off of Fort King.                   with operations from her 16‘ enclosed trailer. On-site jobs are
  Consultations are free for custom designs of t-shirts or                 available. Gift certificates are available for purchase. Please call
                                                                           for more information @ 813-503-7359.

                            ―What is in your home that is hurting your family‖

Heating and cooling are two of the most important concepts of home ownership. In fact, heating and cooling systems are major
factors for those looking to purchase homes, and are a critical aspect of comfortable indoor living.

You may frequently hear the term "HVAC," which is used to describe home heating and cooling systems. The acronym stands for
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning—which are the 3 primary functions of a home system. They control air temperature and
humidity, and maintain the quality of the air in the home. Dusty, dirty homes at any temperature can mean discomfort. The air in
today's tightly-sealed, well-insulated homes can become stale as the same indoor air is circulated and re-circulated.

In fact, indoor air quality is among the Environmental Protection Agency's top 3 health concerns. The agency reports that with dust,
pollen, pet dander, mold, skin flakes, chemical fumes, cigarette smoke and more, the air inside your home can be 2-5 times dirtier
than the air outside.

                                          Although we usually can't see them, air pollutants are all around us, already inside our
                                          homes, and waiting to come in from outside. From our yards to our kitchens, dangerous air
                                          pollutants threaten our home air quality. Plus, each season brings its own dangers, from
                                          mold in the fall and winter to pollens and high humidity in the spring and summer.

                                          Fortunately, Bryant® offers a wide range of dependable air quality solutions, including
                                          humidifiers, ventilators, UV lamps, air purifiers, and electronic air cleaners that together
                                          can eliminate up to 99.9% of the pollutants threatening your home's health.

                                          Learn more about how the pollutants in and around our homes affect our indoor air quality
                                          and what you can do to improve yours. Simply call our office and ask for us to come out
                                          and give you a FREE ESTIMATE for your Heating, Cooling and ―IAQ‖ Indoor Air
                                          Quality system.

                                          This article is from Bryant®/Absolute Air Systems Inc. located in Zephyrhills, FL.
                                          Call today 813 779 0101 or email us for an appointment

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Chamber News Page 6

                                                            Habitat for Humanity East & Central Pasco
                                                                         Home Dedication
                                                                 Habitat celebrated the construction of its 86th home at a
                                                              dedication ceremony Saturday, February 12, 2011 in Dade
                                                              City, FL. The invocation as offered by Robert ―Bob‖ Gant,
                                                              pastor of Masaryktown First Baptist Church. Jennifer Barton,
                                                              a 2010 Habitat Homeowner, tearfully introduced the new
                                                              homeowners, Anna Carrillo and her 10 year old son Trinity.
                                                              Anna Carrillo thanked all those who worked so hard to help
                                                              them reach this goal. Anna said ―I am not only getting a new
home, but a whole new family with Habitat staff, other Habitat homeowners, and volunteers.‖
   Jeanie Germain, Habitat board chair welcomed guests and presented Anna and Trinity with several symbolic gifts and
a family Bible. Jeanie also led the crowd of about 75 people singing Happy Birthday to Trinity Carrillo who was 11
years old on Valentine‘s Day.
   The East Pasco quilters presented the family with a beautiful handmade quilt and several bags of groceries for their
new pantry. The Tampa Bay ―Tooties‖ from Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club donated house warming gifts to be
distributed to all Habitat homeowners in 2011, several items were placed in the Carrillo home as a surprise.
       At the end of the ceremony, Trinity Carrillo cut the ribbon that hung across the doorway and invited supporters
inside for a tour of the home. Inside the home were more surprises for the family, and anonymous donor provided bunk
beds, bedding, and items for Trinity‘s room, bathroom, and entertainment center, and some kitchen items for the family.

                                                            2011 Winner of the Saint Anthony School
                                                                           Art Show
                                                       CenterState Bank-Dade City Branch has displayed the artwork of
                                                       the children kindergarten-eight grade, from Saint Anthony‘s
                                                       School in San Antonio for about 10 years.
                                                       Last year Bonnie Krummen, VP/Commercial Lender at
                                                       CenterState, decided to make things even more exciting by
                                                       having bank visitors vote on their favorite piece of art. The
                                                       winner was presented with a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. This year,
                                                       last year‘s winner will ―pass the baton‖, and present this year‘s
                                                       winner with a Minor‘s Savings Account Passbook worth $50
                                                       from CenterState Bank.
                                                       The winning piece of art will be framed by City Commissioner
                                                       Camille Hernandez, and hang in the HiBrow Art Gallery for a
                                                       few months and then return to the bank lobby for the remainder
                                                       of the year, until next year‘s winner in awarded.

                                                       Photo: (l-r) Jenna Nicolette ,2011 Winner
                                                       and Madison Blocher, 2010 Winner.
                                                                                    Chamber News Page 7

                            2011 Kumquat Festival Window Decorating Contest

        1st Place—Hayden                                                              2nd Place—Old City Market
        Boutique & Design

                                           3rd Place—Cream’s Ice Cream Shop

                                                                                               Top Drawer

                                                                                            For the Rare, the
                                                                                              Unusual, the

                                                                                           Current highlights
                                                                                         include a magnificent
                                                                                          carved hunt cabinet,
                                                                                         sterling silver tea set,
                                                                                          seasonal decoration
                                                                                          and Bakelite figural
                                                                  brooches. Fine jewelry, high end vintage
                                                                 costume, art glass, sterling silver and more.
                                                                 Something for everyone and always the best
Above is Shannon’s design that went on the back of the T-Shirt                   we can find.
             Shannon Christmas                                             14130 7th Street
            of PHS HOSA/SWAT,                                        (Just off Courthouse Square)
     Winner of the 2011 Kumquat Festival                            In The Historic Larkin Building
      5k & No-K t-shirt design contest!
            Way to go Shannon!!!                                          352-437-4838
Chamber News Page 8

       Pasco Regional Medical Center                 Welcome New
  Celebrates the Ground Breaking for their            Members

                                                 Be sure to support your
                                                     fellow Members,
                                                        Thank you!
                                                     Olga’s Bakery & Deli
                                                            Chris Dious
                                                          14117 7th Street
                                                        Dade City, FL 33525
                                                           Bakery & Deli
                                                              AT & T
                                                              Bill Tuttle
                                                          12878 US Hwy 301
                                                         Dade City, FL 33525
                                                  Cellular Telephones & Accessories
                                                          The ―T‖ Zone
                                                          Michelle Capps
                                                        12425 Leanne Drive
                                                       Dade City, FL 33525
                                             Embroidery & Screen Printing, Purses, Totes,
                                                         Wallets and more!
                                                Jim Browne Patriot Chevrolet
                                                            Jim Browne
                                                        10741 US Hwy 301
                                                        Dade City, Fl 33525
                                                    Auto Dealership-New & Used
                                                      Quality Inn & Suites
 Royal Oak Nursing Center                                    Peter Patel
                                                           6815 Gall Blvd
“Committed to Excellence in                             Zephyrhills, FL 33542

  Rehabilitation Services”
                                                      The Creative Stable
    Join us for a tour at                                  Jennifer Fraizer
                                                         9120 Fort King Road
   37300 Royal Oak Lane                                  Dade city, FL 33525
    Dade City, FL 33525                      Advertising Agencies/Design Studios/Websites

        (352)567-3122                        Congressman Richard ―Rich‖ Nugent
                                                   Shirley Anderson / Joy Hampton
                                                       16224 Spring Hill Drive
                                                        Brooksville, FL 34604
                                                                                                    Chamber News Page 9

                                     Kickin’ Cook Out
Who: Foundation for Early Learning in Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc.

When: March 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Where: Rotary Pavilion – 15325 Alric Pottbery Road, Shady Hills, FL 34610

What: It is time to celebrate the official launch of the Foundation for Early Learning in Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. at the
Kickin’ Cook Out! The Foundation for Early Learning is a new 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization developed to support families and
child care providers in Pasco and Hernando Counties. It works to promote, support and engage in charitable activities which
support its mission of promoting the importance of high quality Early Education within Pasco and Hernando Counties.
The goal of this free community event is to bring awareness to the Foundation and announce its future initiatives such as:

   Promote the importance of Early Learning
   Provide Scholarships to families in need of high quality child care
   Fund Child Care Provider initiatives and needs
Recognize the achievements of Outstanding Early Educators within our communities
Local child care providers and community leaders have been invited to attend the celebration; the Foundation anticipates hundreds
of guests in attendance. In addition to promoting the Foundation, the Kickin’ Cook Out will give local child care facilities the
opportunity to market their businesses to the community. Child care businesses will sponsor activity areas and information tables.
This event would not be possible without support of our community partners. The Rotary Club of New Port Richey has generously
donated the Rotary Pavilion. In addition, the Trinity Rotary Club will sponsor and serve lunch.
Registration: While the event is free, pre-registration is strongly encouraged and available at
Donations: All donations for the Foundation of Early Learning in Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc. should be sent to 15506
County Line Road, Spring Hill, FL 34610. The Foundation will be accepting donations during the Kickin' Cook Out. All proceeds
of this event will benefit the Foundation's initiatives to support local families and child care providers
Chamber News Page 10

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missing a beat.
   Plus Whole House DVR service gives you options to record up to 4 HD channels at once and store up to 120 hours of
HD programming to view on ay TV in your DVR network. That‘s something no other provider is offering.
    For take-your-breath-away excitement and stunning, come-at-you-action that will have you at the edge of your seat,
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    ―People lead busy lives,‖ says Gary Cassard, Vice President and General Manager/TriCounty at Bright House
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                                                                                      BENTLEY COMMONS
                                                                                           TO HOST
                                                                                        A MARDI GRAS

                                                               Bentley Commons at Zephyrhills, the area‘s Premier
                                                               Senior Living Community, will host a Mardi Gras event
                                                               Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 from 3pm-4:30pm at Bentley
                                                               Commons, 38130 Pretty Pond Road, Zephyrhills.

                                                               Get ready for a party! The Mardi Gras event will
                                                               feature traditional 6-member Dixieland band: ―The Jazz
                                                               Phools.‖ A parade, led by the band and followed by
                                                               colorful costumed characters tossing beads, will wind
                                                               through the lobby as if you were standing on the streets
                                                               of New Orleans! Try some of the authentic jambalaya,
                                                               have a drink and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Join the
                                                               fun: Wear a costume and be part of the parade!

                                                               Seating is limited so please make reservations by calling
                                                                                                 Chamber News Page 11

                               The Real Estate Issue In Our Country

    It appears that the Federal Government is leaning on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the quasi-governmental agencies that
purchase mortgages, to cut loan balances for borrowers who are upside down in their mortgages (i.e., owe more on their homes than
they are currently worth in the open market). It looks like they might wind up actually REQUIRING them to do this. It is felt that it
will take such a drastic measure to finally create a solution to the crisis we now find ourselves in. This is so bizarre because much of
the cause of the problems we are experiencing goes back over 10 years ago when the Government strongly encouraged Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac to lower their underwriting standards so that more Americans could own homes. Well, they did it. Many lenders
responded, and here we sit.
   There are several different issues involved here, and we need to consider them all very carefully before making any rash decisions.
To begin with, a commercial lender like your credit union has as its primary asset loans to members. This is how we serve our
members who need funds for different things, which makes it possible for us to serve the members who supply the money with
dividends on their share deposits. Those loan assets are legally binding promises to pay. If there is collateral, such as a mortgage on
someone‘s home, the collateral is what we call a secondary source. If a borrower cannot make good on their promise, the lender can
then attempt to get its money back by taking ownership of and selling the collateral. Many times you don‘t get all of your money
back out of the collateral. Historically, you could almost always get your money back out of real estate, but right now, that is not the
case. My point here is that the asset is not the collateral backing the loan, the asset is the borrower‘s PROMISE.
   When property values skyrocketed a few years back, some people were just at a disadvantage, while others did something very
foolish. Some people just bought at the wrong time. Others, who had owned their homes for a long time, decided that they would
liquidate the newly found equity in their homes by borrowing it and spending it on other things. Other than in an emergency
situation, this is a very foolish thing to do. Your primary goal in personal finances should be to get your home paid for, and leave it
that way. There is no better financial security for the average person than to own a home that is free and clear.
   There are myriad reasons why people quit paying on their loans. People lose their jobs and can‘t find a new one. Or people lose
their job and find another one that doesn‘t pay as much, which hampers the ability to pay. Then, there is what is being called the
―strategic defaulter‖. As I have said before, I take extreme umbrage at the ―strategic defaulter‖. That is the borrower who has the
ability to pay, but chooses not to because the collateral backing their loan is not worth the amount of money they owe. So much for
the value of their ―promise‖.
   If lenders are forced to write mortgage loans down to collateral value, what kind of message does that send? What about the
responsible, frugal people that bought houses they could afford and who either have no mortgage or have one with a balance well
below even today‘s market? Talk about throwing somebody under the bus!
   What about the poor person who just bought their house at the wrong time, when the market was at its highest? That happens
every day. Are we going to bail everybody out of every conceivable ill-timed purchase? If not, where do we draw the line? Cars?
Stocks? Bonds? Gasoline? Groceries? Neither the government nor any other entity can protect all of us from every bad event.
Always remember that anything done to protect us from some danger comes at a cost. That cost is some measure of freedom.
   If lenders have to write down mortgages, do you think there will be no cost? Who will bear the burden of the write down? The
Government, who really created the problem in the first place? Most absolutely not. The person whose mortgage is being written
down? No, they‘re the only beneficiaries. The lenders who own the mortgages are the ones who will have to absorb the cost. What
will this mean? Well, it comes right out of the institution‘s capital. And if the capital gets too low, guess who comes in and shuts
them down so they can‘t serve anymore customers or members? You got it! The Government. And what makes this even worse is
that the biggest costs will be borne by those responsible people who paid their bills, lived within their means and acted responsibly.
They not only get screwed out of ―Government subsidized housing‖, they also get screwed for being responsible citizens.
   Now, are there unscrupulous mortgage brokers and bankers out there who deceived people into housing and loans that they
couldn‘t afford? Of course there are, and if they did this, they committed crimes. They should be located and punished. There‘s not
much left to do about that situation. This becomes doubly difficult, however, when a lot of this went on at the Government‘s urging.
   There is no easy solution to our present situation. I do believe it is a knee-jerk Government solution to have underwater mortgage
loans written down to collateral market value. I think the best solution is for each individual lender to be allowed to make its own
decisions about these loans. If a lender thinks it can cut its losses by writing down the loan value to collateral market value, that
should be its decision, not the Government‘s. If the lender thinks it should foreclose on collateral and suffer what ever loss the mar-
ket hands down, it should be free to decide.
    Every individual situation is different, and any dictated across the board process will hurt all the wrong people, and help mostly
the wrong people. I‘m not saying nothing should be done, I‘m just saying that we should give great thought to, and be very careful
of, what we do. And how much freedom we are willing to part with.

Tim Baldwin,
San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union
Chamber News Page 12

                                                    Fifth Grade Science Project Goes Vroom
                               A Pringles can, paper towel rolls, rubber bands, mouse traps and balloons were just some of the
                               used items that have found new lives in the hands of fifth graders in Mr. Jones’ science class.
                               Students worked for about six weeks to form the recycled materials into self-propelled vehicles as
                               part of a physical science project. The project culminated with a debut of the students’ creations in
                               the school parking lot on Dec. 15.

                               According to Mr. Jones, the students anticipated doing the popular car project since the beginning
                               of the school year. “They’ve been asking, ‘When are we going to do the cars?,” he said.
                               But it wasn’t all fun and games. The fifth-graders were required to build a car completely out of
                               recycled materials that can move without being pushed by a human hand. It also had to look like a
car, complete with passengers and a name. And, each student had to write an instruction manual for their car that tells how it was
made, how it works and how it performed in three test trials.

While all the cars had to meet these guidelines, they varied on appearance. From the “Santa Trap” to the “Speedo-bile,” the cars
displayed the creativity of the students.

A few of the fifth graders demonstrated their cars to the fourth grade class. The fourth graders were impressed, and look forward
to when it is their turn to make the cars next year.

PHOTO: Hayley Joyner, 10, shows off her “Speedo-bile” in the Academy parking lot.

                On February 1st, 2011, Pasco County launched the Points of Care prescription savings program,
                available to all residents regardless of age, income, or pre-existing conditions. Points of Care is a
                no-cost savings program that will save residents up to 50% off their prescription medications, diabetes
supplies, durable medical equipment and hearing aids. This program is designed to assist residents who do not have
prescription drug coverage through their insurance or if there are medications that are not covered through insurance.

―The Board of County Commissioners actively sought a program at no expense to the County that reduces prescription
costs for residents and generates revenue to support the Human Services Division,‖ said Scott Stromer, Purchasing
Director for Pasco County. ―First and foremost, the program is designed to help residents save money, especially those
who are unable to secure insurance or experiencing financial difficulties in the current economic environment.‖

Points of Care is administered by Universal Rx, a prescription benefit management company based in Roanoke,
Virginia. Universal Rx is a leading national provider of managed care and discount prescription services. A Virginia
based company founded in 1995, Universal Rx provides services and benefits that improve health outcomes and reduce
overall healthcare costs for clients and members.

―We are excited to help the residents of Pasco County save money on prescription medications, said Jan Sessor,
President of Universal Rx. ―During difficult economic times, savings is important and can mean the difference of
prescriptions being purchased or not each month. We are confident that our savings program will make a difference for
the people in Pasco County, and more importantly, bring a little relief to the high cost of medications.‖

Residents can visit to print a card and start saving today. Residents can also pick up the
prescription savings cards at locations throughout the County, including Community Services Offices and
Libraries. Please visit or contact the County‘s Customer Service Center at (727) 847-2411 for
a list of card pick up locations and participating pharmacies. Residents simply present their card at one of over 45,000
participating pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Kmart, Publix, Sam‘s Club, Sweetbay, Target, Walgreens,
Wal-Mart, and Winn-Dixie to begin saving.
                                                                                       Chamber News Page 13

                    Supervisor of Elections                                                Refresh Your Memory
                       Brian E. Corley                                                       With Your Fellow
                                                                                            Chamber Members

2011 promises to be an exciting and challenging year as we embark on             Greater Trilby Community
the task of reapportionment, and prepare for Municipal Elections slated              Association Inc.
for April 12, 2011. We‘ve already begun the process of upgrading our
pollworker training videos for the 2012 elections cycle, and the voter
                                                                                   Richard Riley, Treasurer
registration staff is busy with the state—mandated voter registration                      PO Box 6
list maintenance.                                                                     Trilby, FL 33593
Our 2011 Voter‘s Guide and Guide to Government Officials are now                    Clubs & Organizations
available on our website Whether you‘re a first
-time voter, a new voter to the state of Florida, or a seasoned voter, the     Greenfelder, Mander, Murphy,
Voter‘s Guide contains information to help you become an effective                   Dwyer & Morris
and empowered voter. The guide to Government Officials contains
                                                                                       Glen Greenfelder
contact information for all representative at the federal, state and
county level. I would encourage all citizens to review these publica-                 14217 N 3rd Street
tions for more information on how to register, check tour registration               Dade City, FL 33523
status, update your information, order a ―vote by mail ballot,‖ or con-                 352-567-0411
tact your elected officials.                                                              Attorneys
As we begin preparations for the 2012 presidential election, I want to          Grimes Tire Company, Inc.
assure you of my office‘s commitment to excellence in our service to                     CT Grimes Jr
the public, and under my administration, Pasco County continues to                    12150 US Hwy 301
run transparent, trouble-free and secure elections with timely and accu-             Dade City, FL 33525
rate results. Please remember that ―Freedom Requires Responsibility.‖                   352-567-2707
You can honor that responsibility by commitment to have your voice
heard by voting.
                                                                              Growers Fertilizer Corporation
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                                                                                     Dade City, FL 33525
Spay Pasco has the opportunity to receive a $5,000.00 donation,                         352-523-2200
we need your help! Here is where you come in; we are receiving                            Fertilizer
a matching donation up to $5,000.00. The way it works is if you
donate $50 then it will be matched with another $50 so our total                 Gulfside Regional Hospice
  would donation would equal $100.00.‘The donations will go                              Linda Ward
 towards our Trap-Neuter-Return Program for feral cats. If you                     6117 Trouble Creek Road
    are interested in knowing more about the program go to                        New Port Richey, Fl 34653
             .                                               727-845-5707
                                                                                      Home Health Care

                       Thanks for your support,                              We are going through our Chamber
                            Spay Pasco                                       Directory. Alphabetically listing our
                                                                              members to help you know them.
                   All Donations can be mailed to:                            For a complete listing, check out
                            Spay Pasco                                        our Membership Directory on our
                                                                             website. You may search by name or
                            PO Box 506
                       San Antonio, FL 33576                                    view the complete directory
Chamber News Page 14

                                                                           Foundation Gifts $1 Million
                                                                          to Community Organizations

                                                          The Florida Medical Clinic Foundation of Caring is please to announce that
                                                          in the five (5) short years of its existence it has gifted $1 Million dollars to
                                                          the local communities that the clinic serves. The Foundation of Caring, a
public charity, was established in 2005 as the charitable arm of the Florida Medical Clinic.

Unlike other medical foundations, the Foundation of Caring is not self serving. It does not build the clinic another wing, or purchase
new medical equipment. Instead, all monies raised by the Foundation of Caring are gifted to local community charities. The clinic
is grateful for all their patients and the Foundation of Caring is one of the ways the clinic can show its appreciation.

The Foundation of Caring is supported by the Florida Medical Clinic‘s employees, medical providers, physicians, technicians, and
staff – fulfilling the Foundation‘s mantra “Reaching Beyond Our Walls.” ―The Foundation is a company wide commitment that
unites us all,‖ states Jane Hughes, Foundation President.

Sheri Schwab, Foundation Founder, is ―amazed that the Foundation has come so far, and touched so many lives, in such a short time.
It is amazing that one single company can impact the community in such a significant way.‖

Through its grant application process, the Foundation of Caring has funded projects ranging from building two complete homes for
Habitat For Humanity, providing a teen center for the Farm Workers Self Help organization, and a complete kitchen remodel for
East Pasco Meals on Wheels, to giving significant support to the LaCoochee Boys and Girls Club, Sunrise of Pasco County
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center, and Support The Troops. The Foundation also provides scholarships, educational
and leadership programs, medical opportunities, and disease support.

―Judging by the number of applications for assistance, the Foundation of Caring is very well known in the community as a giving
force,‖ Keri White, Director of Development, proudly boasts.

At Florida Medical Clinic serving its patients is its job; serving its community is its privilege.

If you would like more information about the Foundation of Caring or the organizations we support please contact us at 8
13-783-9932 or visit our website at

                                                                                                Sweetwater Apartments is
                                                                                                offering one month FREE
                                                                                                   on a 12 month lease
                                                                                                   beginning in March!

                                                                                                   This offer is valid for all
                                                                                                    Chamber Members and
                                                                                                        Non Members.
                                                                                                Call today for your private tour.

                                                                                                         Gail Whatley
                                                                                                       Property Manager
                                                                                                     Sweetwater Apartments
                                                                                                       12813 Ware Lane
                                                                                                      Dade City, Fl 33525
                                                                                            Chamber News Page 15
                                                                                        Hair Care News

                                                                                    Distinctive Hair Designs

                                                                           So it seems that the Winter has taken a toll on
                                                             peoples hair and scalp. Many have come in with the problem
           Has News for the Chamber’s                        of dry scalp. Our suggestions head straight to the Surface line
                  Newsletter?                                of products we carry. This all-natural line has a great
                                                             shampoo and conditioner known as ―Awaken‖, and that is
        We Are L                         king                what it seems to do with your scalp! It awakens and
                                                             rejuvenates the scalp to create a healthier environment for
                                                             your hair to grow out of. The surface line is a fabulous line as
             For Your News.                                  well, for other hair and scalp needs. The Bassau portion is
                                                             moisturizing, the Trinity line is strengthening and there is also
                                                             a complete se of styling products, too. The products create
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    ―Pigz in Z’Hills‖ Get Grade A Stamp
                                                                          Gulfside Regional Hospice
Pigz can really fly high now that Zephyrhills Pigz in                         Revamps Website
Z’Hills BBQ and Blues Fest has received the stamp of
approval by the Florida Bar B Que Association (FBA).         The newly redesigned Gulfside Regional Hospice website,
Following the soaring success of the inaugural BBQ &         features expanded content about the hospice‘s services, a
Blues, the Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce BBQ &             virtual tour of the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care in
Blues planning committee submitted the sanctioning a         Zephyrhills, a new way to apply for jobs at Gulfside and a
pplication to FBA officials soon after the first year. FBA   convenient referral form for services.
representatives contacted the Chamber last week and
notified them of approval.                                   The new site features a frsh color palette, as well as fully
                                                             redesigned navigation. The site also features a calendar on
It is expected that FBA backing will bring greater exposure, the front page with all of Gulfside‘s support groups,
participation and attendance to the event. ―Sanctioning by volunteer trainings and special events for the year.
the FBA demonstrates confidence in the Zephyrhills event ―Gulfside Regional Hospice is thrilled with our revamped
by the experts,‖ said Vonnie Mikkelson, Chamber              website,‖ said Linda Ward, Gulfside‘s president and CEO.
Executive Director.                                          ―the new site is easier to navigate and gives a lot of good
                                                            information about our services to patients and their
The festival was intended to become the signature event for caregivers, as well as the community in general wanting to
the Zephyrhills Chamber and things are looking good for     learn more about hospice.‖
both the Chamber and the community.
                                                            Gulfside Regional Hospice collaborated with Tampa-based
―We view Pigz in Z‘Hills BBQ & Blues as the perfect         company Binary Fuzion for the new site. Jeremy Rex from
opportunity to showcase the goodwill and fun-loving         Binary Fuzion said that the company enjoyed working with
character of the Zephyrhills community,‖ Mikkelsen said. Gulfside on this project. ―Through the new website that
                                                            was created, we have the privilege of helping connect
The BBQ & Blues planning committee plans to launch a        patients with compassionate care, families with support
Web site and announce participation guidelines in the       groups and the community to information about Gulfside
coming weeks.                                               Regional Hospice through an innovative, online medium.‖

The Zephyrhills 2nd Annual Pigz in Z’Hills BBQ &             For more information about the website, call Gulfside‘s
Blues Fest will take place Oct. 29 at Charles B. Krusen      community relations department at 727-845-5707 or visit
Memorial Field in Zephyrhills.                               the site directly at<http://
For more information call 813-782-1913.
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Chamber News Page 16

     February Chamber Business Breakfast
       Hosted by: Bright House Network
              Business Solutions

                Thank you Bright House!
Photo (l-r) Austen Fitzpatrick-Bright House, Holly Hinze-Bright House,
Crystal Davenport– Downtown Dade City Main Street, Pete Odom-
President Dade City Chamber, Vicki Chansler– Bright House Networks,
John Moors-Executive Director Dade City Chamber.

                                                                                  February Chamber Mixer
                                                                             Hosted by: Dade City Woman’s Club

                                                                                   Thank you for your hospitality
                                                                                          & great food!!!

                                                                         Photo (l-r) Martha Butterworth, Julie Cotton, Lauren Gregg,
                                                                         Dana Ward and Elaine Settle.

                                                               Ribbon Cutting / Open House
                                                            Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Sleep Center

                 Located at:
      7209 Green Slope Drive, Zephyrhills

    Medical Director: Amir Quefatieh, MD
   John Moors, Chamber Ambassadors and
         Florida Hospital Associates
              ―Cut the Ribbon‖
                                                                                        Chamber News Page 17

                                  Futures are Looking Bright at Habitat
                                  Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco
                                                 Promotes Two

    Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco made some changes to the staff recently. Kaci Wubbena was
promoted to full-time position as Director of Famaliy Selection & Services. Kaci will be marketing and recruiting
homeowner applicants in order to fulfill Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco‘s goal of providing
homeownership for several families a year. Wubbena will be guiding families through the home buying application
process, processing applications, homeowner support, and organizing homeowner workshops on topics like budgeting
or how to be a good neighbor.
    Kaci Wubbena has been with Habitat part-time for two years as an assistant financial director. She graduated from
the University of South Florida in December 2010 with a bachelor‘s degree in Business Administration with a minor in
Management and Marketing. Wubbena has jumped in and assisted in many projects at habitat in the past two years and
is dedicated to habitat‘s mission to eliminate poverty housing. Wubbena is also currently the Project Coordinator for the
upcoming Women Build 2011 event. ―I am very excited for the opportunity to work more closely with our Habitat
families and serve my community,‖ said Wubbena.
    Stephanie Black has been with Habitat for Humanity of east & Central Pasco for 20 months as Director of Family
Selection & Services. Mrs. Black was a Habitat volunteer for two years preceding her hire date. Black will be the new
Director of Development & Public Relations and will be working on increasing private and public funding along with
promoting advocacy through marketing, grant writing, and special events to support the organization‘s strategic plan to
increase its homebuilding capacity in Pasco County. Black is the Assistant Project Coordinator for the upcoming
Women Build 2011 event. ―I am confident Kaci Wubbena will do an excellent job as Director of Family Selection &
Services. I wouldn‘t feel comfortable moving to a new position unless I felt strongly that our Habitat families would be
well taken care of. I look forward to my new position and hope to continue to help families in a different role.‖ said
Black. Black is a native to this area, prior to working for Habitat, Black owned and managed a restaurant many years,
worked for Citicorp, a global financial services company, as an operations analyst and has volunteered for several
non-profits in the area.
    If you are interested in applying for a Habitat home with a zero interest mortgage, donating to Habitat or in
participating or sponsoring the upcoming Women Build project, please contact Kaci Wubbena or Stephanie Black

   Chamber Statistics
     For the month of
      January 2011
  Phone Calls             Visitor
     2,921                1,245

 Info Mailed           Emailed
      30                964

       Web Unique Visits

            Web Hits
Chamber News Page 18
                                           GSE Team Leave for Australia
Four young professional non-Rotarians and a Rotary team leader will travel to Australia to participate in the Rotary
Foundation‘s Group Study Exchange Program. The (GSE) program is a unique cultural and vocational exchange
opportunity for businesspeople and professionals between the ages of 25 and 40. For four weeks, team members
experience the host country‘s culture and institutions, observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop
personal and professional relationships and exchange ideas.
   Rotary District 6950 (Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties) has selected two men and two women
(non-Rotarians) to participate in this exchange. Dade City Sunrise Rotary‘s member, Camille Hernandez will be the
Team Leader. The team members have varied business backgrounds: a 30 year old Chef, James McConnell from St.
Petersburg; Sunken Gardens Event Coordinator, Natalie White, from St. Petersburg; Inverness Environmentalist with
University of Florida/IFAS Hernando Extension Service, John Korycki; and 31 year old Clearwater Veterinarian
Assistant at East Bay Animal Hospital, Rachael Williams.
   The GSE team will be putting their personal and business lives on hold to foster goodwill and share professional
ideas with their vocational counterparts for the four weeks they will be traveling throughout Australia.
   In May 2011, incoming exchange teams from Australia will be hosted by local Rotarians in Pasco County.

                                                                   Photo to left: (l-r) Camille Hernandez (Team Leader),
                                                                   Rachel Williams, Natalie White, James McConnell,
                                                                   Robin Murray (Past District Governor), Dee Murray
                                                                   (wife of PDG), John Korycki

          Photo to right: (l-r) Camille Hernandez (Team
          Leader), Rachel Williams, Natalie White, John
          Korycki, James McConnell

                                    Jack’s Barber Shop Open Again
                       Now Under New Ownership and Newly Renovated, Jack’s is Back
The small, three-chair barber shop has been a staple in the community for past decades but
has been idle for a year after the death of its previous head (and sometimes only) barber.

The barber shop has been open since January and is establishing a constant daily business.
―For $8, you can save money on both a haircut and gas,‖ said John Drouhard, lead barber.
He came here in 2003 from Ohio and has re-invented himself as a barber.

A small tree and shrub business is planned next door to the barber shop.

Compliments of NE Pasco News Greater Tribly Community Association
                                                                                        Chamber News Page 19
                     Premier HealthCare, TBCCN & Moffitt Research Center
                      Partners with Pasco Health Career Academy Students
Premier Healthcare Group, Tampa Bay Community Cancer Network, and Moffitt Research Center are partner-
ing to present cancer education to Pasco High School Health Career Academy students (14-18) enrolled in
Nursing Assistant and Health Sciences II classes.
Training Topics: Prevention, Wellness, Nutrition, Exercise, Screening and Precautions
Goal: Preventative Habits, Cancer Awareness, and Early Intervention.
Challenge: Empower teens to become share what they have learned.
Field Trips: MOSI, Shriners, USF & Moffitt cancer Research Center for the Health Career Expeditions
tour...Lung Cancer & Smoking Cessation classes included in Moffitt tour.

The dedication of our exemplary Health Care Professionals underscore the vital role Community Health Care
Centers play in providing access to health, behavioral, and dental care for our citizens.
                     Premier Community HealthCare Group, Inc. locations and services:
Family Health Center                  Women’s Health Center                  Family Health Center
37944 Church Ave                      37944 Pasco Ave Suite B                37920 Medical Arts Court
Dade City, FL 33525                   Dade City, FL 33525                    Zephyrhills, FL 33525
Dental                                                                       Dental
Family Practice                       Coming Soon:                           Family Practice
Pediatrics                            Family Health center                   Pediatrics
Behavioral Health Center              Hudson, FL                             Family Health Center
37944 Pasco Ave Suite A                                                      6636 Forest Ave
Dade City, Fl 33525                                                          New Port Richey, FL
                                                                             Family Practice

                                         Sweet and Spice….Very Nice
                                         The benefits of Honey & Cinnamon
Of all the foods in the world, honey has to be one of the most remarkable. It doesn‘t spoil or rot. It‘s produced in most
countries of the world. It‘s a natural sweetener that can have profound health benefits. Especially when combined with
Here are some of the health issues that this is unique combination seems to help:
Heart Disease. A paste of honey and cinnamon powder taken regularly has been shown to help reduce cholesterol
Arthritis. Taken as a tea, two teaspoons of honey and one of cinnamon twice daily often helps with arthritis pain.
Upset stomach. Honey and cinnamon often help relieve indigestion and gas.
Fatigue. A teaspoon of honey and one of cinnamon mixed in a glass of water and taken in the morning and
mid-afternoon reduces fatigue and improves stamina.
Allergy. A teaspoon of local raw honey often helps reduce allergy symptoms.
Skin infections. Applying equal parts of honey and cinnamon powder to eczema and ringworm seems to improve the
Bad breath. Gargle first thing in the morning with a mixture of one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder in hot
Choose local raw honey that has not been sterilized by pasteurization. As for cinnamon, the fresher the better. Try it.
If it doesn‘t help, you can always put both on your morning toast.

Compliments of Pinnacle Chiropractic, Dr. Jeff Kirschner
Chamber News Page 20

                                 Pasco / Hernando County Employers:
   Engaged in Manufacturing, Medical, Warehousing or Distribution
   No lay-offs in prior 6 months
   Worker‘s Compensation provided
   In present location at least one year and have not dislocated any employee from previous community
   New hires trained in-house (OJT)
   Starting Wage at or above $9/hr

If so you may be eligible to receive a wage reimbursement of from 50% to 90% of a new hire‘s wage while
they are in an On-the-Job (OJT) Training Program with your organization.

                   To Be eligible for the wage reimbursement you must agree to:
   Hire a pre-screened Career Central Customer
   Participate in a review/evaluation of each trainee @ 4 & 8 weeks
   Hire trainees as a regular employee if the training is successfully completed
   Submit reimbursement documentation (cancelled checks/timesheets) within 30 days
              For more information, contact Blake Harding, Project Coordinator, 352-848-5025
                       This is on a first come/first serve basis Expires June 30, 2011
Work Program
Participant Enrollment Criteria
Claiming UI (Unemployment Income)
Exhausted UI (Unemployment Income)
Unemployed 1 year or more
2 week pre-employment workshop training (Resume, Interview Skills, Ready ro Work) participants will
receive $150 per week stipend
We will fund any short term training they need to become employed. (CAN, Safe Serve, Phlebotomy, etc.)
As long as it does not cost more than $1000.
We will place them in an OJT opportunity with a local employer
TOTAL of OJT and or training CAN NOT EXCEED $1000
5 participants who have a verifiable offer of employment and need relocation assistance will be eligible to
receive $1000 to assist with relocation and another $250 after 30 days of employment. New job must be at
least 30 miles from current residence or not in an adjacent county to current county of residence.
$200 available for each participant for gas cards and support services
We can fund a 50% OJT for any industry at any wage rate above current minimum wage if the new hire meets
the WORK program enrollment criteria
OJT can Last 2-4 weeks depending on wage rate and training needs
Participants will have already gone through the Career Central pre-employment workshop series
            CONTACT NATHAN STEVENS AT 352-585-5117 OR
                                                                                          Chamber News Page 21
                                          Medicare Basics with SHINE

Understanding your options is easier once you have a basic grasp of the question: What is Medicare?
Medicare is a government health insurance program administered by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services. Medicare is the largest health insurance service in the country, with about 40 million Americans participating.
To be eligible, you must be a United States citizen and meet certain requirements. If you are not a citizen, you can
contact the Social Security Administration to learn if you are eligible.
Can you answer yes to at least one of the following statements?
 I am age 65 or older.
 I am younger than 65, but I have certain disabilities.
I have End-Stage Renal Disease (kidney failure that requires a transplant or dialysis).
If you are a U.S. citizen and answered yes to any of these, you are likely to be eligible for Medicare benefits.
What you need to know next is that Medicare beneficiaries can receive their health care from Medicare in one of two
ways: through Original Medicare or through a health plan sponsored by a private company.
Original Medicare, which is sometimes called “fee-for-service” Medicare, provides coverage under Medicare Parts A
and B. If you use this option, you can go to any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare patients. You usually pay a
deductible and part of the cost of the services you receive. Medicare determines how much health care providers can
charge for the services covered by the plan. If you are in Original Medicare and want prescription drug coverage
through Medicare, you would need to join a separate prescription drug plan.
If you enroll in a privately sponsored Medicare health plan, you will still have Medicare Parts A and B, but you will
receive health care services through a private plan (called a Medicare Advantage Plan or Medicare Part C) that has a
contract with Medicare. With this coverage, you pay your usual Part B premium, plus any additional premium that the
plan may charge.
These plans typically also include prescription drug coverage. Medicare Advantage Plans may also require
beneficiaries to use providers that are part of their particular network. These plans may also cover services that Original
Medicare does not pay for, such as vision or hearing care. There are different types of Medicare health plans, including:

   Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs),
   Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs),
   Private Fee-for-Service plans (PFFS),
   Special Needs Plans (SNPs), and
   Medical Savings Accounts.
Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Medicare?
Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed by all these descriptions? Do you have particular questions about your Medicare
eligibility or plan? Call the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program for free, unbiased help with your
Medicare questions toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337). A SHINE counselor can help you review how your
current coverage will change and compare it to other coverage options for next year, to see if there is a better choice for
SHINE volunteers can also conduct educational presentations regarding Medicare Part D changes and options for
senior groups, churches or other organizations, and will be available after each presentation to answer questions or
assist with plan comparisons. It is important to request a presentation early–as the Annual Enrollment Period draws
near, SHINE counselors may not be available except through one-on-one counseling appointments. To request a
presentation, call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-96-ELDER (1-800-963-5337).

                                                “PARTS” OF MEDICARE

                                         Medicare Part A: Hospital Insurance

                                          Medicare Part B: Medical Insurance

                                           Medicare Part C: Private Options

                                    Medicare Part D: Prescription Drug Coverage
Chamber News Page 22

             MINISTRY ON THE MOVE!

Free to Praise Church will be moving it‘s ministry to
the campus of Darby Community Church and
sharing the facility on Bellamy Brothers Blvd.

Starting March 6th all services will be at the new
location with our Sunday morning celebration at
9am. We are looking forward to having the
additional space that we need for our ministry and
being able to team up with another church to
accomplish the goals for both ministries is a
blessing. Both Darby Community Church and Free
to Praise Church are excited about this venture and              St. Petersburg Times
invite you to come see what our ministries are all          Hosted the January Mixer as the
about.                                                          Media Sponsor for the
                                                            14th Annual Kumquat Festival
The church is located at: 14745 Bellamy Brothers                        Thank you!
Blvd, Dade City, FL 33525. You can visit us on the       Photo: Laura Simon, St. Petersburg Times and
web anytime at                            Pete Odom, Chamber President

     Dade City Cruise-In 2011 Schedule                             Congratulations!
      1st Saturday of the Month 3-8pm
             Cars, Motorcycles, Music, Food, 50/50,
             Coloring Contest for Kids, and more!!!

 March 5           St. Patrick’s Cruise-In
                   Green attire welcome!
 April 2           Spring Cruise-In
 May 7             Patriotic Cruise-In                     The Cyclone Band won 1st place
                   Recognition of Memorial Day,
                   Armed Forces Day & Crime Prevention
                                                                       in the
                   Month                                      Pasco County Fair Parade
 June 4            ―See You in September ― Cruise-In
                   T-Shirt Blow Out Sale                 "Best Middle School Marching Band"
 July-August       ―NO CRUISE-IN‖ Too Hot!
                                                                  Way to go, Cyclones
 September 3       Autumn Cruise-In

 October 1         Halloween Cruise-In

 November 5        Thanksgiving Cruise-In

 December 3        Christmas Cruise-In
                                                                                       Chamber News Page 23

                                                            COUNTY COMPLETES
                                                         TOMMYTOWN NORTH PROJECT
                                        The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Community
                                        Development Division and Project Management celebrated the completion
                                        of the Tommytown North Project on Tuesday, February 8th, 2011. The
                                        ribbon cutting ceremony signaled the completion of the road paving and
                                        stormwater management project located north of Lock Street, west of 14th
                                        Street, east of 21st Street, and south of Long Avenue.
                                   On August 11, 1998, the BCC approved the Tommytown project as a
                                   target area to provide infrastructure and housing improvements using
                                   Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership,
and State Housing Initiatives Partnership funds.
On March 19, 2002, the BCC expanded the original target area boundaries to include the unincorporated area
located south of Lock Street. Pospiech Contracting, Inc. completed the construction of the north target area in
September 2010, at a cost of $7,878,595. The cost of the engineering inspections provided by Kisinger
Campo Associates, Inc. was $398,717.
Suncoast Development of Pinellas County completed the construction of the south target in March of 2008 at
a cost of $3,270,634. Engineering inspection services was provided by Kisinger Campo Associates as a cost
of $145,823.
For more information on Tommytown please call the Community Development Division at 727-834-3445.

                                   Patrick McCabe won the district science fair in engineering and
                                              will compete at the stat level March 2011.
                                   Patrick is in 11th grade and the son of Jim and Linda McCabe.

                                                                 Congratulations Patrick!!

              “Experience The Difference”
                 Kleen Karpet                                              Do You Know
        Carpet & Furniture Cleaning Services
               Serving you since 1992                                        all of the
                                                                       ways you may
                             
                                                                     pay your Chamber Dues?
    Safe, quiet system             Carpet Protector available
   Cleans deep, dries fast       Residential & Commercial
   Certified Technician          Professional courteous ser-

Licensed & Insured                352-567-0337             813-783-2686
Chamber News Page 24

                                 Welcome Back
                                 Dr. Finnerty!

Florida Medical Clinic is pleased to announce Nancy Finnerty, MD,
PhD has returned to our Family Medicine Office located in Dade City.
She is now accepting appointments for new and former patients. Same
day appointments are currently available.
Dr. Finnerty has been a family medicine physician and a resident of
Dade City, Florida for nearly 20 years. She is board certified by the
American Board of Family Medicine and completed her medical degree
at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the Medical Uni-
versity of South Carolina. Dr. Finnerty is past Chief of Staff at East
Pasco Medical Center (Florida Hospital
Zephyrhills), and previously served on the Board of Directors for the
Florida Academy of Family Physicians. In 2010, over 9000 patients
were surveyed and their results ranked Florida Medical Clinic Highest
in Patient Satisfaction.
For more information about Florida Medical Clinic, please visit our
website. To schedule an appointment, please call Dr. Finnerty‘s office
at 352.567.8640, or visit our website at
to request an appointment online. Dr. Finnerty is located at 13417 US
Highway 301 in Dade City.

               Leadership Pasco Is Now taking Applications For The Class of 2011!!!

INTERESTED in serving the community?
COMMITTED to personal and professional growth?
INVOLVED in business and community organizations, nonprofit boards, task forces?
DEDICATED to a positive future for Pasco County?

Then you could be a candidate for Leadership Pasco!

Leadership Pasco is a development program that explores critical issues through a series of seminars and
hands-on activities. This program is for anyone interested in community involvement and in perpetuating the
prosperity of Pasco County.

The Program includes topics such as Leadership Skills, History of Pasco County, Education, Health Care/
Social Services, Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, Economic and Business Development, Government, and

To obtain an application and learn more about the requirements, contact Leadership Pasco toll free at
866-783-1122 or 727-844-5247, email or

Applications are due by June 1, 2011 and may be submitted online at
                                                                                          Chamber News Page 25

                                                                  Ashley McNab………………………..Academy at the Farm
                                                                  Sienna Duffield……………..East Pasco Adventist Academy
                                                                  Madison Blocher…………....Saint Anthony Catholic School
                                                                  Ashley Brown…………………………....James Irvin Center
                                                                  Jessica Blackmon…………………...Moore-Mickens Center
                                                                  Karigan Cummins…………………...Centennial Elementary
                                                                  Mark Bautista…………….....Lacoochee Elementary School
                                                                  Jesenia Garcia………………….....Pasco Elementary School
                                                                  Jennifer Chavez……………….R.B. Cox Elementary School
                                                                  Brook Joslin………...……..San Antonio Elementary School
                                                                  Alyssa Hayford……………….….Centennial Middle School
                                                                  Hannah Chambers…………………….Pasco Middle School
                                                                  Savannah Musser…………..T.E. Weightman Middle School
                                                                  Hannah Hollander……………………….Pasco High School
                                                                  Thanks you Citizen of the Month Sponsors:
                                                             Curt Ogden Ventures, LLC
                                                             Dr. Dolfi Herscovici, Jr., D.O.
                                                             Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
                                                             Integrity Resource Staffing
  Photo: Chamber Board Members, Sponsors, School Coordinator
                                                             Jarrett Ford Lincoln Mercury
               and Citizen of the month students.
                                                             Jim Driscoll
                                                             M.A.D. Images—Melissa Dozier
                                                             Mayor Scott Black, City of Dade City
                                                             Pasco Regional Medical Center
                                                             Pasco Shopper
     Congratulations to Our February                         Representative Will Weatherford
         Citizen’s of the Month                              Royal Oaks Nursing Center
                                                             San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union
                                                             South Branch Ranch
                                                             Sunrise Rotary of Dade City
                                                             Top Drawer Antiques

                                 A DOGS DICTIONARY
                               Compliments of San Antonio Animal Hospital

LEASH: A strap that attaches to your collar allowing you to lead your
owner wherever you want him /her to go.
DOG BED: Any soft, clean surface, such as a white bedspread, new
couch or dry cleaning that was just picked up.
THUNDER: A signal the world is coming to an end. Humans remain
amazingly calm during thunderstorms, so it is necessary to warn them of
the danger by trembling, panting, pacing and whining.
WASTEBASKET: A dog toy filled with paper and old food. To play
with it, turn it over and spread the contents from one end of the house to
the other.
BATH: A process owners use to clean us, drench the floor, walls and
themselves. You can help by shaking vigorously and frequently.
LOVE: The feeling of intense affection, given freely and without
restriction. Show it by wagging your tail!
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   Many thanks to Critter Creations for printing the 2011 Kumquat Festival T-Shirts, caps, and totes and
                  Tampa Type and Print for the printing of our 1998-2011 Cookbooks!

       We still have T-shirts and cookbooks available for sale here at the Chamber, only $10.00 each.

          Looking for Fun Event for You
       and Your Favorite Four-legged Friend?
Dog‘s Day in Dade City will be held on Saturday, March 19 from
2pm-5pm at Agnes Lamb Park in downtown Dade City.
There will be a variety of fun activities for you an your pet
throughout the afternoon. Decorate a wagon and join in the Dog
Wagon Parade at 2pm, with a Dog Costume Contest following at
3pm. If your dog has a special talent, don‘t miss the Canine Got
Talent competition at 4pm. Remember that all your furry friend
must be on a leash.
If you are interested in participating by being a vendor, the booth fee is $20 and you can register by calling
352-424-4972. Non-profit vendors are free!
The event is being sponsored by the Dade City Youth Council, the Dade City Animal Clinic, Florida Dog with Style,
and Farmer‘s Feed Depot. We are also pleased to announce that the New Barker Magazine is the official magazine for
Dogs; Day in Dade City.
As a result of the 2010 Dogs‘ Day in Dade City, eight new pet comfort stations have been installed along the pathways
of the Hardy Trail, Agnes Lamb Park, and Price Park. The Stations provide plastic bags to help dog walkers easily
clean up pet waste. ―We wanted the proceeds fro last year‘s event to be used for a project involving dogs in our
community. The pet comfort stations were a perfect project‖ said Lucy Avila, the chairman of the event. More pet
comfort stations are slated for additional parks in the area. Are you interested in sponsoring a station? The cost is only
$100 and you can call 352-424-4972 to sign-up. There will also be a place for donations toward this project at this
year‘s event.

Photo (l-r): Tiffany Williamson from Dade City Animal Clinic (with Tucker), Valeria Dragonswan from Florida Dog with Style
(with Romeo), Camille Hernandez-City Commissioner and Dade City Youth Council facilitator, and Lucy Avila-Chairman of Dogs‘
Day in Dade City (with Logan)

                                        Cox Cares for Kids with Cancer
Students at Rodney B. Cox Elementary School collected $1,799.35 in the Pasta for Pennies Drive benefiting the
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Beginning on February 3rd with a kickoff assembly and culminating last Friday,
February 18th, 2011, Cox Elementary students brought in their spare change to fund research to find cures for leukemia
and other forms of cancer. This service program was organized and spearheaded by the Student Council. They
organized the kickoff assembly, assembled and distributed the collection boxes provided by the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society, created a display to keep track of the campaign‘s progress and created competition among the
classes by completing weekly weigh-ins to track progress. Thanks to the competitive drive and cooperative spirit of
teachers and students the campaign was a success. The two top earning classes will receive a complimentary lunch
provided by the Olive Garden Restaurant Chain, who is the sponsor of the Pasta for Pennies drive. The Dade City
branch of Suncoast Federal Credit Union assisted us in counting the proceeds by generously donating the use of their
counting machine. On March 3rd, 2011, we will have an assembly where a check will be presented to the Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society.
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                                                          Greater Dade City
                                                         Chamber of Commerce
                                                   14112 8th Street • Dade City, Florida 33525
                                                  Phone: (352) 567-3769 • Fax: (352) 567-3770

                             Email:                                     Web:

              Chamber Member to Member Discount Program
Would you like to advertise your business in the Chamber News Newsletter and on the Chamber
Website every month and not have to pay an advertising fee? Did we mention that you would
reach over 550+ potential customers by doing this?
If you participate in the Chamber’s “Member to Member Discount Program” you will be able to
solicit new customers and introduce yourself to fellow members. You will be able to do this if you
provide the Chamber with information about the type of discount you are willing to offer other
Chamber members. Each month, the Chamber will include an insert in the newsletter and on the
website listing the participating members and the discounts being offered.
Choose a discount that is appropriate to your business; 10% off of any item or a specialty item in your
shop; 10% off of services for a first time customer; 15% off a first contract for services; a free visit for
consultation; a discounted rate for monthly services. These are just examples of what you can do.
The Chamber makes no demands on the amount of discount to be given, only that a discount be given or
something of value be given if the purchaser properly presents a valid, current Greater Dade City
Chamber of Commerce Membership Card. However, the amount of discount or the item listed below by
the merchant will be the minimum incentive given on each transaction.
By signing below, your company agrees to participate in this program by offering to fellow Chamber
members a discount on purchases made with a valid Membership Card to be provided by the Chamber to
all interested members.
You may withdraw from this program at any time or change the amount of discount or item offered by
sending a signed letter stating your desire to the Greater Dade City Chamber.
All discounts and services will be evaluated prior to acceptance into the program.
To participate, complete the form below and return via mail, using the mailing address at the top of the
page or by fax (352-567-3770).
There is no charge to you for this service/benefit. You must be a Chamber member to participate.

                                                  Participation Form
Business Name_____________________________________________________________


City _______________________________State _______________Zip__________________

Phone_________________________________ Fax________________________________


Contact Name_______________________________________________________________

Description of Discount Being Offered____________________________________________
Authorized Signature________________________________ Date___________________
                                                  Dade City, FL 33525
                                                  14112 8th Street
                                                  Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce
       The Chamber
       of Commerce
 would like to thank
All of our Members
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  Sunday                   Monday                 Tuesday                  Wednesday                   Thurs                      Friday                         Saturday
   Every Sunday
     “ Love One                              1                             2    Executive Board   3 Every Thursday         4       Every Friday        5     Dade City Cruise-In Show
      Another”                                   Finance Committee             Meeting 8am            Nickel Bingo             Friday Night Dinner                     3-8pm
Feeding the Needy                                  Meeting 9:30am               @ Chamber                4:30pm                  4:30pm-7:00pm                St. Patrick’s Day Cruise
    1:30-3:30PM                                                                                      VFW Post 4283                VFW Post 4283                 “Wear Your Green”
    Pasco County                                                           refresh Power Lunch          Dade City                    Dade City                     352-567-3769
      Nutrition                                                                  12 noon              352-567-0508                 352-567-0508
                                                                                                                                                              Ribbon Cutting 9am
 Center/Dade City                                                             Hornbuckle Rm
                                                                                                        Business                                             Dade City Little League
  Youth Council &                                                           Dade City Business                              All You Can Eat Fish Fry
                                                                                                  Development Meeting                                              Burks Park
First Baptist Church                                                       Center 352-424-4972                                       4-8pm
   352-424-4972                                                                                         12 noon            Ridge Manor Oaks Golf &      13220 Gene Nelson Blvd, Dade City
                                                                             Kumquat Festival         @ Chamber            Restaurant, Ridge Manor              (352) 521-3335
                                                                                 Meeting                                         352-608-4802
                                                                           11:30am @ Chamber                                                                    Vegas Night 7pm
                                                                                                                                                        Texas Hold’em, Black Jack & More!
                                                                                                                                                       Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Restaurant,
                                                                                                                                                            Ridge Manor 352-608-4802

                                                                                                                                                           Jazz in the Garden 6-9pm
                                                                                                                                                           Valerie Gillespie Ensemble
                                                                                                                                                               The Garden Café,
                                                                                                                                                        Downtown Dade City 352-567-7277

                                                                                                                                                       11th Annual Celtic Festival 3/5-3/6/11
                                                                                                                                                         9am @ Florida Pioneer Museum
                                                                                                                                                              Dade City 352-567-0262

6                      7                     8                             9                      10                       11                          12      Garden Tractor Pull
                                                                           Full Board Meeting     BloodNet Blood Drive                                       Weigh-in 9am Pull 12pm
                                                                                 12noon               12:30-2:30pm                                       Pioneer Florida Museum & Village
                                                                            Florida Traditions         Church Ave                                            Dade City 352-567-0262
                                                                                  Bank              (next to Chamber)
                                                                                                                                                           Zephyrhills Founder’s Day
                                                                                                                                                       Downtown Zephyrhills 813-780-1414

13                     14                    15                            16                     17                       18                          19      “Men Bake, Women Build”
 Daylight Savings                                Chamber Business                                  St. Patrick’s Day                                    Habitat for Humanity East & Central
Time Begins-Turn                                 Breakfast 7:30am                                                                                             Pasco Fundraiser 6-9pm
Your Clocks Ahead                                 Florida Hospital                                                                                           $15/advance & $20/door
      1 hour                                         Zephyrhills                                                                                         Location: Dade City Train Depot
                                                  @ Golden Corral,                                                                                                  352-567-1444
Corn Toss Tourney
      11am                                                                                                                                               Dogs’ Day in Dade City 2pm-5pm
Registration/1pm                                                                                                                                         Parade, Costume Contest, Vendor
   Tournament                                                                                                                                            space available! Agnes Lamb Park
  Beef O’Brady’s                                                                                                                                          City of Dade City Youth Council
    Dade City                                                                                                                                                      352-424-4972
                                                                                                                                                             Movie in the Park 8pm
                                                                                                                                                            How to Train Your Dragon
                                                                                                                                                               Agnes Lamb Park

20                     21 Sweet Monday 22                                  23                     24                       25                          26      One Nation Under
 Spring Begins              7-8:30pm                                                              Annual Louis Abraham         Ambassador Meeting                 God USA 4pm
Corn Toss Tourney        ”Sweet Spring                                                             Round-up Fundraiser         12 noon @ Chamber       Location: Agnes Lamb Park, Dade City
      11am                 Makeover”                                                                 Boys & Girls Club                                             352-458-3320
Registration/1pm       Gentry Mander of                                                                   6-9pm
                                                                                                                                                       28th Annual Spotlight on Talent - TBA
   Tournament          Mary Kay Cosmetics                                                             813-875-5771
                                                                                                                                                         Heritage Arts Center Association
   San Antonio         HiBrow Art Gallery,
                                                                                                  Constituent Outreach                                             352-567-1720
    Restaurant              Dade City
                                                                                                   Congressman Rich
  352-588-4972            352-424-4972
                                                                                                   Zephyrhills City Hall

27                     28                    29     Florida Hospital       30                     31
                                               Zephyrhills Open            Citizen of the Month   Chamber Mixer 5-7pm
                                             House                            Breakfast 8am        Free to Praise Church
                                                       5-7pm                   Pasco Regional      @ Darby Community
                                             7050 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills   Medical Center #108    Church, 14745 Bellamy
                                                                                                         Bro. Blvd
    Sunday               Monday                    Tuesday              Wednesday                   Thurs                      Friday                        Saturday
    Every Sunday
“ Love One Another”                                                                                Every Thursday       1     Every Friday          2    Dade City Cruise-In 3-8pm
 Feeding the Needy                                                                                  Nickel Bingo           Friday Night Dinner                “Spring Fling”
 1:30-3:30PM Pasco                                                                                     4:30pm                4:30pm-7:00pm              Downtown Historic Dade City
   County Nutrition                                                                                VFW Post 4283              VFW Post 4283                   352-567-3769
  Center/Dade City                                                                                    Dade City                  Dade City
   Youth Council &                                                                                  352-567-0508               352-567-0508
 First Baptist Church                                                                                                    All You Can Eat Fish Fry
    352-424-4972                                                                                                                  4-8pm
                                                                                                                        Ridge Manor Oaks Golf &
                                                                                                                        Restaurant, Ridge Manor

3                       4                      5                        6                      7                        8                           9
                                                Finance Committee           Executive Board    Business Development                                     Spring Antique Faire 3/9-3/10
                                                   Meeting 9am              Meeting 8am          Meeting 12 noon                                        Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm
                                                                              @ Chamber             @ Chamber                                              Downtown Main Street
                                                                        refresh Power Lunch
                                                                              12 noon
                                                                           Hornbuckle Rm
                                                                         Dade City Business
                                                                        Center 352-424-4972

10                      11                     12                       13                     14                       15                          16
 Corn Toss Tourney                                                       Full Board Meeting    Cornerstone Center for                                   3rd Annual Ride for Hospice
       11am                                                                    12noon          Women Annual Baquet                                            Registration 8am
 Registration/1pm                                                         Florida Traditions       6:30-8:30pm                                       Many horses…one ride…one cause!
    Tournament                                                                  Bank             Tampa Bay Golf &                                    Diamond B Ranch in Pasco County
   Beef O’Brady’s                                                                                  Country Club                                         813-220-8459 Call to reserve
     Dade City                                                                                     352-567-5777
   352-567-4136                                                                                                                                      Rodney B. Cox Elementary School
                                                                                                                                                             Golf Tournament
                                                                                                                                                       The Links of Lake Bernadette

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    Palm Sunday         Sweet Monday                Passover                                                                  Good Friday
                        ”Stress is Just Rest     Chamber Business
                         with 2 Extra S’s”                                                                                     Earth Day
                                                 Breakfast 7:30am
                        Gentry Mander of       Britton & Associates @
                             Mary Kay              Kafe Kokopelli’s,
                            Cosmetics                 Dade City
                        HiBrow Art Gallery,     RSVP 352-567-3769
                             Dade City
                          352-424-4972         Constituent Outreach
                                                Congressman Rich
                                                  Dade City Hall

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       Easter                                                            Administrative                                     Ambassador Meeting       American Cancer “Relay for Life”
                                                                                               Chamber Mixer 5-7pm          12 noon @ Chamber              4/30-5/1 12 noon
                                                                        Professionals Day
                                                                                                  Beef O’Brady’s                                     San Antonio Park, San Antonio, FL
                                                                                                    Dade City                                                 352-518-1138
                                                                        Citizen of the Month
                                                                                                RSVP 352-567-3769
                                                                           Breakfast 8am
                                                                                                                                                             Women Build 2011
                                                                            Pasco Regional
                                                                                                                                                            Habitat for Humanity
                                                                        Medical Center #108
                                                                                                                                                            East & Central Pasco

                                                                                                                                                     One Nation Under God USA 4pm
                                                                                                                                                    Location: Agnes Lamb Park, Dade City
                                                   Visit for more upcoming events
                       Are You Using Your Discount Card???
                        Chamber Member to Member Discount Program
                   Support Your Fellow Chamber Members while Saving $$$$$$
Absolute Air Systems, Inc.                    Bottom Line Business Solutions             H & R Block
37325 Kossik Road                             34705 Orchid Parkway                       12540 US Hwy 301
Zephyrhills, FL 33541                         Ridge Manor                                Dade City
813-779-0101                                  352-608-4154                               352-567-2813
10% off first time customer AC                10% off hourly rate for bookkeeping,       FREE set up for business
Services/or $250 off New AC Installation      payroll, various other office              Services & 10% off tax prep
                                              administrative services
AC Waynes World of                                                                       Hampton Inn Dade City
Refrigeration Inc.                            Burtons Booth                              13215 US Hwy 301
218 E Bearss Ave #331                                      Dade City
Tampa                                         Please call or email for all product       352-567-5277
813-929-2665                                  information and orders.                    15% off room rack rates
10% off of services for first time customer   315-868-1574
                                                         Holiday Inn Express
American Irrigation Lawn                      10% off all purchases over $25.00          30455 Cortez Blvd
Maintenance                                                                              Brooksville
PO Box 3133                                   Centennial Aerie & Auxiliary               352-796-0455
Zephyrhills, FL 33539                         #4399 FOPE                                 15% off room rack rates
352-521-4947                                  15924 US 301
                                              Dade City                                  Impressive Promotions
15% off any Lawn Maintenance Services         352-567-9755
                                              Buy one Breakfast @ regular price          Please call or email for all product
A New You Personal                            & get one of equal or lesser value FREE!   information and orders.
Training Services                             8am-11am Sunday’s                          352-206-2983
13745 19th Street                                                              
                                              Chris’ A/C Company                         10% off promotional products not
Dade City
                                              12232 US Hwy 301                           including setup and freight
One Month-Only $120.00
                                              Dade City
                                              352-521-4977                               Jimmy’s Sanitary
                                              $5.00 off service call/service             38140 Michael Street
Andy Norris Painting Inc
                                                                                         Dade City
17011 Spring Valley Road
                                              Critter Creations, Inc                     352-567-6373
Dade City
                                              1723 Bellamy Bros Blvd                     $25.00 off grease trap or
352-521-5719                                                                             Septic tank pumping
                                              Dade City
10% discount any painting service
                                              352-588-3011                               Kackritz A/C & Heating Solutions
AT & T                                        10% off (excluding artwork)
                                              FREE setup embroidery/screen print         12730 Abbey Drive
12878 US Hwy 301                                                                         Dade City
Dade City                                     Days Inn Brooksville                       352-521-4074
352-567-7383                                  6320 Windmere Road                         15% discount for any service
25% off any phone accessory
                                              352-754-8721                               Kiefer Village Jewels
Big John’s Janitorial Supplies                                                           37850 Meridian Ave
                                              15% room rack rates
12325 Hwy 301                                                                            Dade City
Dade City                                     Docupro, LLC                               352-567-2378
352-521-5643                                  14247 7th Street #102                      $50.00 Gift Certificate per
10% off cleaning chemicals                                                               Person/per year towards anything in
                                              Dade City, FL 33525
                                                                                         store w/valid card
                                              10% off entire Toner order
                                                                                         Continued on Reverse…
                                                                                         (updated February 17, 2011)
Meridian Counseling Center                   Sacred Heart Early Childhood                The Edwinola
38108 Meridian Ave                           Learning Center                             14235 Edwinola Way
Dade City                                    32245 St. Joe Road                          Dade City
352-518-5232                                 Dade City                                   352-567-6500
20% off Hypnotherapy or Body Talk, 10%       352-588-4060                                $100.00 off Application Fee
off Transitions Weight Loss                  50% off registration ($30 Value)
                                                                                         The Garden of Eden
Microtel Inn & Suites Brooksville
                                             Salon on 17th                               14220 8th Street #103
6298 Nature Coast Blvd
                                             37220 Meridian Ave                          Dade City
                                             Dade City                                   352-523-0300
352-796-9025                                                                             20% on all massages, pedicures,
10% off room rack rates
                                             FREE Cut with color for first               manicures, body & face treatments until
                                             Time customers and 10% off nail services,   09/30/11
Microtel Inn & Suites Zephyrhills            10% off facials
7839 Gall Blvd                                                                           The “T” Zone
Zephyrhills                                  Sam’s Club                                  12425 LeAnne Drive
813-783-2211                                 27727 Sr 56                                 Dade City, FL 33525
10% off room rack rates                      Wesley Chapel, FL 33545                     813-503-7359
                                             813-929-7057                                10% off purchase of $30 or more: purses,
Pasco Shopper                                $25.00 Sam’s Club gift card when you join   belts, wallets, T-Shirts, Totes, and more.
13031 US Hwy 301                             or renew as Plus Member, or $10.00
Dade City                                    Sam’s Club gift card when you join or       Tin Can Pam’s
352-567-5639                                 renew as a Business Member.                 14444 7th Street
Business Cards - First Time Orders: $35.00   Offer Expires 12/31/2011
                                                                                         Dade City
for 500 Full Color, One Side or 20% off
                                             San Antonio Animal Hospital                 3652-567-3719
any style Business Card
                                                                                         10% off total purchase
                                             32347 SR 52                                 w/ valid card
Pioneer Florida Museum & Village             San Antonio
15602 Pioneer Museum Road                    352-588-2132                                Trade Mark Sales
Dade City                                    10% off 1 visit for new clients             12150 Curley Street
352-567-0262                                                                             San Antonio
10% off annual membership                    Southern Comfort Enterprises
                                             4109 CR 656
                                                                                         FREE SETUP for any business ordering
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf Club                   Webster                                     “eco” friendly green products, includes
34450 Whispering Oaks Blvd.                  352-567-6111                                promo products
Ridge Manor                                  10% off labor call
352-608-4800                                                                             Wooten’s Well Drilling
10% off 18 Holes of Golf                     Sweetwater Apartments                       & Septic Tank Installation, Inc.
                                             12813 Ware Lane                             20537 Old Trilby Road
Riesdorph Reporting Group, Inc               Dade City                                   Trilby
201 E Kennedy Blvd Ste 712                   352-458-0001                                352-583-2067
Tampa                                        FREE application fee                        $10.00 off Septic Tank Cleaning Service
813-222-8963                                 ($45.00 value)
10% discount off attendance and
transcript fees for depositions              Spivey Karate
                                             12240 S Hwy 301
St. Anthony Catholic School                  Dade City
32902 Saint Anthony Way                      352-518-9409
San Antonio                                  20% off regular price programs for new
352-588-3041                                 students
$50.00 off application fee for
new student                                  Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
                                             10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive
                                             San Antonio
                                             Purchase One Green Fee, Get Second Free
      DaDe City
  Chamber breakfast
          march 15, 2011
       7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Golden Corral, 6855 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills

         Doug Duffield
         President/CEO, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
         Improving the Patient Experience…
         New Technologies, Services & Programs
                Open hOuse
                march 29, 2011
             5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Located at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills: Outpatient Lobby
         7050 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills, FL 33541

         Improving the Patient Experience…
        New Technologies, Services & Programs
Learn more by visiting
                                       Join the Pasco Sheriff’s Mounted Posse on
                                          Saturday, April 16, 2011
                                      at the Diamond B Ranch in Pasco County for a
                                      three-hour ride, including lunch and beverages.
                                      Minimum Pledge of $25 per rider
                                      Registration starts at 8am - Ride at 10am
                         Visit or for pre-registration information.

                           Non-Riders Can Enjoy the Day Without a Horse
                         Reserve a seat on one of the wagons to shuttle to Melton’s Agricultural Museum.
                             Limited number of wagon seats available, Call 813-220-8459 to reserve a space!

                                                      On-Site Activities Include
                                Pony Rides, Wagon Rides, Horseshoe Tournament,
                                 Live Music, Children’s Activities and Family Fun!
                           All proceeds will benefit Gulfside Regional Hospice.
                                   Children under the age of 16 must wear a helmet, safe riding
                                  attire and be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the ride.
                                     Current negative Coggins must be presented at the gate.
                                      Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
                               Learn about the benefits of being a sponsor by calling 813-220-8459.
                              Diamond B Ranch is located at 21309 Kettering Rd., Dade City, FL 33523
                                           Information on Mapquest, and GPS is not reliable, use
                                          Google Maps instead, or call 813-220-8459 for assistance.

Learn more by visiting
                                 All Riders Must Provide Their Own Horses.
          The City of Dade City Youth Council

         in the Park
 AGNES LAMB PARK / Meridian Ave & 9th Street
    If it rains, the movie will be shown at
  American Legion Hall, 37745 Church Avenue

                                 HOW TO TRAIN YOUR

                                          March 19th
                                            8:00 pm

       Pasco County Hugh Embry Library
         will sponsor Wii games at 7pm
Refreshments for sale. Bring a blanket or lawn chair.
 For more information, call 352-523-5052                            ext. 322

 Thanks to our sponsors who make Movies in the Park a success:
         • Dempsey Furniture • Wal-Mart • First Baptist Church of Dade City
   • Pasco County Hugh Embry Library • Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce

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