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					                                                                                                                      March 2009
                         From your Honorary Mayor
                                          by Elayne Bassinger • Honorary Mayor of Wesley Chapel

                                             HONORARY MAYOR CANDIDATES NEEDED!
                          It's time to think about throwing your hat into the ring and becoming the next Honorary Mayor of Wesley Chapel!!
                         This is a marvelous opportunity to do something for your Chamber and community that will bring loads of fun and
recognition your way as well as to your business. The “campaign season” kicks off at the March mixer and runs through July 10th.
The winner will be determined by the largest number of votes (dollars) turned in by July 10th, 2009. Enlist your friends and come up with creative
ways to raise funds during the “campaign” period. The announcement of the winner will be made at the July mixer.
The time commitment is not too demanding and the contacts you'll make are invaluable. If you are interested in being considered as a candidate this
year please contact the Chamber office at 994-8534.
I am looking forward to an exciting campaign this year.



                           From the President                       by Cindy Fleming
                          This month's President's article is being written for you from Nashville, Tennessee. Over the past few years I have traveled
                          over the seas to exotic places like Mexico, Argentina, Greece and the Dominican Republic. I have always been excited to
                          learn about the people, their culture and how their spend their days.
                        Imagine my surprise when I have felt the same way about Nashville! I have spent the past 5 days walking Music Row and
                        visiting exotic places like BB Kings Club, Coyote Ugly, The Wildhorse Saloon, the Station Inn and a few hole in the wall
                        blues and jazz clubs. It is impossible not to immerse yourself in the music
                        here, to imagine these places when Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash sat in
the same rooms I am now visiting. Nashville has a culture all its own.
However, what I have enjoyed most of all is listening to the "wanna be's" voices as they spill out of
all the clubs along Music Row. They are singing their hearts out, hoping someone will hear them          Board of Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
who holds the key to their future as a musician. It makes me wonder if those same feelings are felt      Executive Director's Message . . . . . . 2
by the local musicians in Wesley Chapel who are coming out to sing for us at the "Wesley Chapel
Hyundai and Mazda's Celebration of the Arts". Is it possible some of our very own musicians will         Welcome New Members. . . . . . . . . 3
one day be singing on Music Row, or on the stage at the Grand Ole Opry? I sincerely hope so.             Committee Corner . . . . . . . . . 4 & 5
The Shops at Wiregrass will be alive with art and music on 4/18/09 and 4/19/09. During the day,
                                                                                                         Member Highlight . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
we are hosting an Art Show along with live local entertainment. Saturday evening we will be
hosting An Evening of Jazz featuring Shawn Brown and Mike MacArthur. The place to be                     New Member Highlight. . . . . . . . . 7
Saturday 4/18/09 and 4/19/09 is near center stage in the Shops at Wiregrass!!!                           Ribbon Cuttings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hope to see you there.                                                                                   Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                                                                                                         Ambassadors' Corner. . . . . . . . . . 10
       The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce                                                     January Mixer Photos. . . . . . . . . . 11
                                 Mission Statement
                                                                                                         After Hours Social . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       Our mission is to continually improve the quality of life in the Greater
     Wesley Chapel area. We will actively promote a prosperous business climate,                         Community Bulletin . . . . . . . . . . 14
     foster an orderly expansion of the community, and support and encourage                             Member to Member Discounts . . . . 15
           the individuals and families through cooperative partnerships.
Board of Directors
2008-2009 Executive Board                                                                          From the
Chairperson of the Board                                                                           Executive Director
Patricia Carroll, Attorney
                                                                                                                Sheri Goldberg
President
Cindy Fleming, Bay Insurors Corp.                                                                     Last month I started a series of articles on “Passion” after
                                                                                                      reading an article by Lee J. Colan. This month I want to
Vice-President                                                                                        continue with sharing the second of the three success factors
                                                                                                      for capitalizing on passion, Value Your Values.
Mary Adele Cluck, Fifth-Third Bank
                                                                                               Even more important than what your team does is how your
Treasurer                                                           team does it. What are your team's values? What are those practices and morals that are
Stephanie Watts, American Cancer Society                            common to the entire team that acts as the glue to keeping everyone focused? Team
                                                                    values may include practices such as, collaboration, innovation, zero-defects or a
Secretary                                                           customer-first commitment. As the leader, you know what you want the company to
                                                                    stand for. Does your team know?
Angela Bosler, AFLAC
                                                                    Are your values shared openly with the entire team? Your efforts to communicate your
                                                                    team's values play a key role in creating a unique community of employees who share a
                                                                    common focus and passion.
2008-2009 Board of Directors
                                                                    If you do not value your team's values, no one else will. You set the stage. Take time this
Ray Bonti, Wiregrass Ranch High School                              month to develop and communicate your team's values. Allow your employees to find
                                                                    their own passion about them. Oftentimes this exercise will show you where in the
Martine Duncan, The Theater Doctor                                  organization your employees will best serve the company. For those working with passion
Larry Parker, Lift Financial                                        will be the most engaged and productive. Employees who believe they are part of the
                                                                    outcome tend to work for what they believe in. Most importantly, value your own values.
Jerry Sterner, Florida Hospital Zephyrhills                         No matter what ups and downs you experience, never sacrifice what your company stands
Sue Davis, E.S. Tully-Davis, CPA                                    for. Remember these values are the glue that will keep your team together through it all.
                                                                    I hope you are
Jeff Olsen, Grace Community                                         finding this series
Debra Kaplan, Under the Palms Ministry                              on        passionate
                                                                    leadership inspiring.
Laura Miller, Charles Rutenberg Realty                              Be sure to read next
David Perez, Merle Norman Cosmetics                                 month       as    we
                                                                    address the third
Devin Collins, Individual                                           and final success
                                                                    factor for leaders to
David West, United Way                                              capitalize on the
                                                                    power of passion.
Chamber Staff
Sheri L. Goldberg, Executive Director
Tracey Perritt, Office Administrator



                                                 Founder’s Club
                   Batson-Cook Company                                                 Hyundai of Wesley Chapel                            Progress Energy Florida, Inc.

             Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida                                          Ierna's Heating & Cooling                                       Sam’s Club

   Ferman Buick Pontiac GMC at Cypress Creek                              The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A.                               Trinity Logistics

                Florida Hospital Zephyrhills                                                      Pin Chasers                                   Wesley Chapel Nissan

                  Honda of Wesley Chapel                                            Precision Kia of Wesley Chapel                         Withlacoochee River Electric

 The members of our Founder’s Club are special partners with the Chamber. They believe so strongly in the work we are doing that they take a major step to support us financially. With
 a minimum investment of $500, your business can become a part of the Founder’s Club. Your business receives special recognition throughout the year, with mentions in our monthly
  newsletter and Chamber pages in all the local newspapers. Your support of the Chamber is very important to us, and we would love to have your business in our Founder’s Club.


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                                                               Welcome New Members
                                                     Accurate Health & Financial                    Cosi Café
                                                            Services, Inc.                        Wayne Curry
                                                           Robert V. Leone                 28210 Paseo Drive, Suite 110
                                                       2211 Ashley Oaks Circle              Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
                                                       Wesley Chapel, FL 33544                   813-973-8255
                                                            813-994-0984                    cosiwiregrass@yahoo.com
                                                     psharpe@accurate-health.com
                                                                                                 Finest Events
                                                        Select One Insurance                     John Anglada
                                                            Gil Bernardino                    27221 S. R. 56 #110
                                                         6715 Sparkling Way                 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
                                                       Wesley Chapel, FL 33545                   813-298-3232
                                                            727-488-9788                     finestevents@aol.com
                                                         gilb3@hotmail.com
                                                                                                   Ideal Health
                                                   Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High              Buzz & Nina Love
                                                                School                      12650 Oak Hollow Court
                                                              Sarah Regan                      Dade City, FL 33525
                                                            13651 hays Road                       813-843-6046
                                                         Spring Hill, FL 34610              nlove10@tampabay.rr.com
                                                             727-857-2600
                                                          sregan@bmchs.com              The Law Office of James Quinlan
                                                                                                 James Quinlan
                                                            The Brass Tap                   28989 Longmeadow Loop
                                                              Jeff Martin                   Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
                                                     2000 Piazza Avenue, Unit 110                813-679-9938
                                                       Wesley Chapel, FL 33543            jamesquinlanesq@yahoo.com
                                                            813-991-4343
                                                       jeff@brasstapbeerbar.com
                                                                                            Nature Coast Travelhost
                                                      Scott Q. Bryington, D.D.S.        Diane Bedard & Elaine Retiberger
                                                         37153 S. R. 54, West                23061 Aylesboro Court
                                                        Zephyrhills, FL 33542                 Brooksville, FL 34602
                                                             813-788-0451                        352-796-0836
                                                         sqbdds@verizon.net             diane@naturecoasttravelhost.com
                                                   Charles Rutenberg Realty - Kathy          SJP Wholistic Wellness
                                                               Blome                            Shawna J. Plunkett
                                                         3817 Oakwood Drive                    25619 Bruford Blvd.
                                                       Wesley Chapel, FL 33543               Land O Lakes, FL 34639
                                                            813-997-5006                          813-966-0164
                                                      kathy_blome@gmail.com                splunkett@tampabay.rr.com
                                                            Colonial Bank                 A World of Adventures Travel
                                                           Sharon L. Mercer                        Kate Speer
                                                      26644 Silver Maple Parkway        2653 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Ste. 108
                                                       Wesley Chapel, FL 33544              Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
                                                  No phone number currently available            813-907-2922
                                                     (see Tracey/Chamber office)          Katie@aworldofadventures.com

                                                   Renewals
                                                   Thank You
                                                           BankAtlantic                   IKare Publishing, Inc.
                                                     Boardwalk Frozen Custard              Manhattan Mortgage
                                                    Concretetops-stainfloors.com              MHG Designs
                                                        Digital Rescue, LLC             Our Town of Central Florida
                                                       Hampton Inn & Suites                   Synovus Bank




Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce March 2009 Newsletter                                                     Page 3
                          Committee Corner
                           by Cindy Fleming • Events Committee Chairperson • 813-505-3065


                 Gold Membership
   American Consulting Engineers of Florida, LLC
          COBB's Grove 16 & Cinebistro
                    Così Café
                   Heritage Ford
                      Macy's
             Petland of Wesley Chapel
              Sweetbay Supermarkets
              Wesley Chapel Toyota
               Winners Sports Grill
                                                                                    COMMITTEE CHAIRS
                                                                    Ambassadors                             Michael DeLessio
                                                                                                 BankAtlantic • 813-994-3969
                                                                    Wesley Chapel’s Celebration of the Arts Cindy Fleming
                                                                                                  Bay Insurors • 813-505-3065
                                                                    Annual Awards Banquet                       Debra Kaplan
                                                                                    Under the Palms Ministry • 813-435-1469
                                                                    B2B                                      Martine Duncan
                                                                                          The Theater Doctor • 813-929-6816
                                                                    Clay Shoot                                    Jerry Sterner
                                                                                  Florida Hospital Zephyrhills • 813-783-6192
                                                                    Community & Government Affairs            Michael Audino
                                                                        Audino & Associates • 727-415-9668 or 813-994-5876
    Attention YP's of Central Pasco                                 Education                                Martine Duncan
 Are you:                                                                                 The Theater Doctor • 813-929-6816
                                                                    Economic Development                           David West
     P find your niche in the networking world?
     Trying to
     P to grow professionally & personally?
     Looking                                                                              United Way of Pasco • 352-424-4593
     P to get more involved in the community?
     Wanting                                                        Golf Tournament                               Larry Parker
                                                                                                                 813-679-6602
         Then Fusion YP is your group!                              Holiday Festival in the Park               Cindy Fleming
    The new Young Professionals group of Wesley Chapel                                            Bay Insurors • 813-505-3065
                                                                    Mayor Committee                          Elayne Bassinger
   Get involved and learn more at our next general meeting:                           Heritage Bank of Florida • 813-907-3256
                          Monday, March 9th                         Miss Wesley Chapel Pageant                     David Perez
                                5:30pm                                  Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio & Spa • 813-334-9573
                          Pasco Times Office
                      26240 Golden Maple Loop
                                                                    Networking on the Nines                       Larry Parker
                       Wesley Chapel, FL 33543                                                                   813-679-6602
            (located in the same plaza as Texas Roadhouse)          Website Development                          Angela Bosler
                                                                                                      AFLAC • 813-333-4223
         Contact us to learn more about our upcoming events:        WOW                                          Darlene Reed
           Professional Development, Social Networking,                                           Bay Insurors • 813-263-4598
                     Philanthropic Opportunities
                                                                    Fusion YP                            Heather Aemisegger
     Visit www.FusionYP.com or email us at FusionYP@gmail.com                 St. Pete Times • 813-909-4616 or 813-310-0948

Page 4                                                Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce March 2009 Newsletter
                                                                              Committee Corner
                       FEBRUARY HAS SEEN                                        EDUCATION COMMITTEE
                    MANY CHANGES FOR WOW                                       Do you ever wonder how you can get your
               • We have moved from Buffalo's to Hyundai                       promotional items into the schools? Each school has
              • We have changed the meeting time to 8 am                       monthly recognitions for their students and teachers. Why
              • We are no longer having the WOW in the evening                 don't you donate a gift from your company? Give a professional gift
                meeting due to lack of participation.                          certificate for a FREE haircut, or a service you offer, FREE meal, or
                                                                               give them a calculator/pen set with your company logo.
 We have some amazing speakers lined up for March
                                                                               Would you like to meet your school representative at an intimate
                  March 6th • Sharon Rogers
                                                                               informal setting? As a chamber member you are welcome to visit our
            March 13th • Kathy Appleby– Dillard's
                                                                               committee and offer your assistance with our various school
                 March 20th • Dulcee Loehn                                     programs.
     March 27th • Sandra Miniere – How to deal with stress
                                                                               For more information, please contact me – Martine Duncan –
 We have several ladies who have stepped up to “chair” each of the             929-6816. I will give you more information on this wonderful and
 community outreach events that we have chosen to participate in.              exciting committee.
 Dinner at Hope Lodge - Carol of Trail Wind Travel                             Thank you
 American Cancer Society (Relay For Life) (Making Strides Against              Martine Duncan
 Breast Cancer) - Andrea of Accountability Outsourcing                         813-929-6816
 American Red Cross - Brenda of Financial Freedom Senior Funding
 Backpacks for Pasco - Betsy of Out of the Box Promotions
                                                                                GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
 Working together we CAN make a difference.
                                                                                                       New boots…big steps.
 Darlene Reed                                                                                           Chinese Proverb
 813-263-4598
                                                                               The Chamber Board is pleased to announce that our Government
                                                                               Affairs Committee is alive and kicking! After a brief hiatus, the
 HYUNDAI & MAZDA OF WESLEY CHAPEL'S                                            Committee is reforming and preparing to help us improve the
                                                                               quality of life for all in Wesley Chapel.
    2009 CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS
                                                                               We begin our update with a BIG thank you to Peter Hanzel for his
We are pleased to announce that this years Celebration of the Arts will be     untiring efforts as committee chair these past two years. Our
held at The Shops at Wiregrass. The two day event will be held Saturday        chamber is better as a result of Peter's efforts.
April 18th from 10am-9pm and Sunday April 19th from 11pm- 5pm.
There will be local music and entertainment performed on a centralized         As with any new venture, it is appropriate to identify our mission---
stage during the day featuring from 6pm - 9 pm: The Shawn Brown Band,          the what we do, why we exist, and whom we serve statement. In our
Mike MacArthur, and Stacey Knights. All artists will have their art on         case, the mission of the Government Affairs Committee is to
display throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday until 5pm. There will        “formulate and promote responsible public policy at the local, state,
be a student's art display and a children's activity area as well.             and Federal level to ensure that businesses and residents of Wesley
We are excited about this new location for Hyundai & Mazda of Wesley           Chapel have the resources, infrastructure, and opportunities to
Chapel's Celebration of the Arts. While we loved hosting “Art in the Park”     advance our quality of life.”
we feel the event needs room to grow and this location will allow us that      HOW we accomplish our mission will be determined by the
opportunity. The Shops at Wiregrass offer us an opportunity to build our       Committee in the upcoming months. To that end, if you have an
relationship with the shops while providing more exposure to our artists.      interest in public policy and government (at any levels) and are
Planning is underway and you will want to mark your calendars NOW for          interested in helping us accomplish our mission, please let us know.
4/18/09 and 4/19/09 so you do not miss attending Hyundai and Mazda             You may express your interest by contacting Michael Audino, our
of Wesley Chapel's Celebration of the Arts.                                    new committee chair, at michale@michaelaudino.com.
We are still recruiting help for the committee. If you would like to
contribute your time or talents please contact Cindy 505-3065 or Laura
994-6795.
If you are an artist and need information about being at the show or if you
are a jazz or blues musician, please contact John Jay of Finest Events at
813-298-3232. Sponsorships are also available. Contact Sheri
www.wesleychapelb2b.com
Cindy Fleming, Event Chairperson
Laura Miller, Event Co-Chairperson.




Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce March 2009 Newsletter                                                                                Page 5
Member Highlight
                                  Matt Clark Photography
                                 Matt Clark Photography, a locally-owned
                                 studio right here in Wesley Chapel, is a
                                 one-stop resource for businesses and
                                 individuals looking for high quality
                                 photography. The studio specializes in
                                 commercial and fashion photography, as
                                 well as weddings and other social and
                                 business events. In addition to
                                 photography, the company offers a full
                                 graphic design department, plus a
                                 strategic partnership with a world-class
                                 retoucher, so your photos always look
                                 their best.
Over the past 10 years, Matt Clark Photography has earned a reputation for
excellence within the advertising industry and beyond. Some of the many
accolades the studio has been recognized for include: 19 Addy Awards, one
of which received the distinction of being named Best of Bay for graphic
design.
As you might imagine, someone with Matt's resume is always in high
demand. A partial list of the studio's clients includes Hillsborough
Community College, Schifino Lee Advertising and Circle K of Florida.
Matt also comes highly recommended from many of the area's top wedding
planners.
Whether you're an advertising agency, a business, or just someone who
wants to capture a special moment, Matt Clark is a talented and experienced
photographer that consistently delivers breathtaking photography.
To see samples of his work, visit www.mattclarkphotography.com or call
him today at 813.383.8367 to discuss your photography or design needs.
You'll be glad you did.




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                                                              New Member Highlight
                                                                         Così Wiregrass
                                                                                            The Story of Così
                                                                                            From our hand-tossed Signature
                                                                                            Salad to our Tomato, Basil, and
                                                                                            Mozzarella Sandwich served on
                                                                                            delicious warm flatbread, to the
                                                   comfortable, urbane and contemporary atmosphere - Così is simply
                                                   good taste. A place where all elements combine to stimulate the senses
                                                   and create a lasting impression. 'Fabulous'! exclaimed Ruth Reichl of the
                                                   New York Times...'Hot Concept' said the Nation's Restaurant News. In
                                                   just a few short years Così has garnered national attention and collected
                                                   many 'best of ' awards from the communities we serve.
                                                   The Food
                                                   At the center of Così is our hearth, an open-flame stone oven
                                                   prominently displayed in each restaurant, reminiscent of a comfortable
                                                   gathering place where people have met for centuries to enjoy good food
                                                   and conversation. Our signature flatbread is based on a two millennia-
                                                   old recipe, similar to the breads first produced by the Romans. Così's
                                                   sandwiches are made to order with fresh and flavorful ingredients
                                                   nestled in our signature flatbread. But we're not just about sandwiches.
                                                   Our distinctive menu offerings also include a wide variety of salads
                                                   tossed to order, pizzas, soups, bagels, unique gourmet beverages and
                                                   desserts. Something for everyone to enjoy - any time of day.
                                                   Located in The Shops at Wiregrass on State Road 56 & Bruce B Downs.
                                                   Hours:
                                                   Monday-Thursday 11:00am – 8:00pm
                                                   Friday-Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm
                                                   Sunday 11:00am – 7:00pm
                                                   Please contact us for your catering and special event needs.
                                                   813-973-8255 www.cosiwiregrass.com




Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce March 2009 Newsletter                                                     Page 7
Ribbon Cuttings




       Eyeglass World            Trade Mark Sales, Inc.
       (813) 907-9122               (352) 588-4866
27835 Wesley Chapel Blvd. #110    12150 Curley Street
   Wesley Chapel, FL 33544       San Antonio, FL 33576
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                        Wesley Chapel Events for March 2009
       Monday                      Tuesday                             Wednesday                 Thursday                        Friday
 2                       3    Monthly Breakfast at                4                        5                           6
                        Lexington Oaks 8:00 AM
                        Speaker: Tampa Bay Area Transit                                     Chamber Board Meeting      WOW Meeting at
                        Authority     Topic: 2009 Public                                    6:00 PM                    Hyundai of Wesley Chapel
                        Transportation Plan Sponsor: Maggi                                                             8:00 AM
                        Tax Advisory & Insurance Services, Inc.

 9                       10                                       11                       12                          13
 Fusion YP Meeting at     Networking Coffee at                     Ambassadors Breakfast    Chamber Board Meeting
                                                                                           Fusion YP Meeting at       WOW Meeting at
 Pasco Times Office       Café Fresh by Juice Zone                 at Hyundai 8:30 AM       at Seven Oaks 6:00 PM
                                                                                           Pasco Times Office 5:30 PM Hyundai of Wesley Chapel
 5:30 PM                  8:00 AM                                                                                     8:00 AM

 16                      17      Networking on the                18                       19 Mixer and Mayor Race 20       WOW Meeting at
                          Nines at Tampa Bay Golf
                                                                                            Kickoff: Fifth Third Bank Hyundai of Wesley Chapel
                          & Country Club 3:00 PM                                                                      8:00 AM
                                                                                            2022 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
                        Ribbon Cutting: Aprile Chiropractic                                                            Ribbon Cutting: Wesley Chapel
                        Open House - 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.                                      Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
                                                                                                                       Martial Arts Acadamy
                        Ceremony - 4:00 p.m.                                                813-929-3478     6:00 PM   Ceremony - 5:30 p.m.

 23                      24                                       25 Education Committee 26                            27
                                                                  Meeting at Seven Oaks                                WOW Meeting at
                                                                  8:00 AM                                              Hyundai of Wesley Chapel
                                                                                                                       8:00 AM

 30                      31                                       28                       29                          30
                                                                                                                       WOW Meeting at
                                                                                                                       Buffalo's Southwest Café
                                                                                                                       7:30 AM




Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce March 2009 Newsletter                                                                               Page 9
Ambassadors' Corner
by Glenda G. Joseph
"If one advances confidently in the direction of their dreams, and endeavors to
live the life they have imagined, they will meet with a success unexpected in
common hours."
                                                   - Henry David Thoreau
That is one of my favorite quotes. The concept is simple and complex at the
same time. Most people find it hard to imagine any reality other than the
one they are presently living. Einstein said "Imagination is everything. It is
the preview of life's coming attraction". So what do you see in store for your
business in 2009?
I see the most prosperous year ever! Inherent in every crisis is the seed of an
opportunity. What is your plan to take advantage of the opportunities all
around? Don't have one . . . get one. A simple thing I've found to be most
effective is to expect success. Expect to make that sale, expect to sell that
house, and expect to land the million dollar account. Most successful
business owners can tell you about a time they had to believe when there was
nothing to believe in. I always tell anxious clients "We are not going to
worry until there is something to worry about". So let's not get so busy living
that we forget to imagine a life worth living.




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                                                                                                                                            Mixer
                                          January Mixer                    Sponsored by: Mercedes Homes




   Brianna Pyles - Mercedes Homes           Jeff Duncan - The Theater Doctor       Tiffanie & Rob Kellog - Thread Art       Brianna Pyles & JoAnn Strutt
   Carol Goebel - Trail Wind Travel            Jeff Olsen - Grace Community        Vicki Hamilton - Smart Health, Inc.            Mercedes Homes
Laura Miller - Charles Rutenberg Realty   Jeff Miller - Charles Rutenberg Realty
                                                                                             Photos by Jeff Miller/Rutenberg Realty www.smartmovetampabay.com




Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce March 2009 Newsletter                                                                                    Page 11
After Hours
                                                 Business After Hours Social
                     Sponsored by: BankAtlantic and Maggi Tax Advisory & Insurance Services, Inc.




  Bob Maggi - Maggi Tax Advisory                 Michael DeLessio            Rob Kellog - Thread Art              Barbara Beall-Postal Options
     & Insurance Services, Inc.                   BankAtlantic        Tony Masella - WesleyChapelFLA.com           Darlene Reed-Bay Insurors
                                                                         Craig Tunnicliffe - 360 Painting       Marina Marangon & Glenda Joseph
Photos by Jeff Miller/Rutenberg Realty www.smartmovetampabay.com      Harry VanHuis - Progressive Air Systems     Joseph,Joseph and Sons,LLC




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Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce March 2009 Newsletter   Page 13
    onthly
                                                                 Tuesday, March 3rd • 8:00 a.m. at Lexington Oaks Golf Club

  M                                                         $5.00 per Person Contact the Chamber Office: 813-994-8534 or e-mail at
                                                             admin@wesleychapelchamber.com • RSVP Today Availability is Limited


  Breakfast                                                    Speaker: Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority
                                                              Sponsor: Maggi Tax Advisory & Insurance Services, Inc
                                                                 Topic: 2009 Public Transportation Plan


                                              - COMMUNITY BULLETIN -
 East Pasco Habitat for Humanity presents the BBQ & Bike Festival on Saturday, April 4, 2009, 10:00 AM-7:00 PM at Dade City Business Center’s Festival Courtyard.
 Proceeds benefit East Pasco Habitat for Humanity. Contact Karen Streaker at kstreaker-epascohh@earthlink.net or 352-567-1444 for more information.
 2009 Bowl for Kids’ Sake! Big Brothers Big Sisters Chamber Challenge! Raise money for a good cause and be the business within the Chamber that raises the most
 money to win an award. Sign up today at www.bbbsfl.org. Contact Jan Roberts at 813-997-6881 for more information.
 Register today for the 1st Annual Green Building Expo presented by The Tampa Bay Builders Association will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2009, 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
 at The Shops at Wiregrass. The Green Building Expo will send a unified message to the public about Green Building. Registration forms can be downloaded at
 www.tbba.net. Contact Sergio Terzado at 813-376-2962, sterzado@pestdefense.com or Amy Castelli at 813-309-2227, amyc@hbh.info or Katie Crider, 813-873-1000 ext
 416, Katie@tbba.net for more information.
 Come out and support The American Cancer Society's Wesley Chapel Relay for Life. There will be a Chess Tournament sponsored by Tampa Chess Club on Sunday,
 March 22, 2009, 1:00-5:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church. Tournament Fee for early registrants is $15 - after March 15th and for walk-ins, fee is $20. All
 proceeds will go to American Cancer Society. Contact Rev. Federico Agnir at 813-991-1924 (home), 813-451-4267 (cell) or agnir@juno.com.
 Download registration at http://trinityumcwesleychapel.com/files/3428/chess_tournament_registration.pdf.
 Come out and support The American Cancer Society’s Wiregrass Relay for Life May 1st & 2nd, 2009 at Wiregrass Ranch High School. For more information, contact
 Stephanie Watts at 813-949-0291 x107 or Stephanie.Watts@cancer.org.
 Pasco Council of Chambers & West Pasco Board of Realtors present the 2009 Pasco Economic Summit on Friday, March 13, 2009. Summit will be held from 8:30 to
 Noon and is hosted by West Pasco Board of Realtors, 5409 Sunset Road, New Port Richey. For more information, contact Greg Armstrong at 727-495-2424 or
 greg@figrey.com.
 Progress Energy Florida has announced plans to file a proposal with the Florida Public Service Commission to decrease 2009 customers’ bills by $15.08 per month per
 1,000 kilowatt-hours for residential customers starting with the April billing cycle. If approved by the PSC, commercial and industrial customers will see similar savings. For
 more information, visit http://www.progress-energy.com/aboutus/news/article.asp?id=20802

                                                     Wesley Chapel Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon
                                      Wesley Chapel Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Friday at 7:30 AM, Lexington Oaks Clubhouse




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                                                                      Member to Member Discounts
AAA Insurance Agency - Mention you are a chamber
member and receive a FREE atlas. Call today 813-929-
3430 ext 2228 or visit us at 20315 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Ace Hardware - 10% Discount on all regular retail priced
items. Chamber Realtors receive 10% OFF Ace gift cards
(must show business card to receive discount). See Tina for
gift cards. Please visit us at 5371 Village Market, Wesley
                                                               Home Interiors and Gifts -10% discount on merchandise
                                                               for chamber members in good standing. Contact Kyoko at
                                                               813-907-3306 or via e-mail scoopw@msn.com or visit
                                                               http://www.homeinteriors.com/kyoko.
                                                               Ierna's Heating & Cooling -FREE Freon up to 2lbs. if
                                                               necessary & a FREE Washable Air Filter with $29.95
                                                               Annual Clean & Tune. ($80 Value) $400 OFF Auto
                                                                                                                             Studio Group X - $49/Month Unlimited
                                                                                                                             Fitness Classes and 10% OFF all Specialty
                                                                                                                             Programs for Chamber Members. Contact
                                                                                                                             CarolAnn at 813-949-0976 or visit 2400
                                                                                                                             S.R. 54, Lutz, FL 33559 or
                                                                                                                             www.StudioGroupX.com.
                                                                                                                             Dr. Brian Thomas DMD - 5% discount on any
                                                                                                                                                                       $
Chapel, FL 33544                                               Standby Generator. Free Estimates - Free Second Opinions      orthodontic fees. Please call Dr. Thomas for any details:
A.D.T. Security Systems - 10% Discount on new                  on System Changeouts or System Upgrades - Never Any           813-948-9494.
systems installations or FREE activation plus 2 FREE           High Pressure Sales. Call Today 813-948-6355 or               Thompson Studios - 10% OFF Commercial Photo Shoot:
months on any existing system. Contact Julio Hurtado at        info@iernaair.com.                                            product, brochures, head shots, events, advertising. Call
727-505-2858.                                                  Jimmy Jumpers - Receive $25 OFF the rental of an              Kim at 813.994.2000 or e-mail
American Laser Centers of Wesley Chapel -                      inflatable. (813) 477-8435 www.jimmyjumpers.com.              thompsonstudios@tampabay.rr.com for more info.
Complimentary Microdermabrasion/Facial 25% Off ALL             Keller Williams Realty - Chamber members in good              Trade Mark Sales, Inc - Free set up of any business placing
Services.                                                      standing are eligible for a discounted transaction fee        an order for environmentally friendly green products.
Armor Air Heating & Cooling - FREE A/C Service Call            through Matt Urbanovsky 813-967-7826                          Includes promotional products and organic garments and
or 50% OFF your first annual A/C Tune up for all               matt@matturbanovsky.com.                                      bags. Contact Jean Nathe at 813-783-4364.
Chamber Members. As always, FREE estimates on any              Law Offices of Resnick & Serrano, P.A. -                      Trail Wind Travel - Book a cruise or vacation with a value
A/C Equipment Installation/change out. Contact Jackie at       (813) 948-5421 Free 30 minute consultation by                 of over $800 per person and Chamber members will
813-920-COOL (920-2665), email: info@armor-air.com             appointment.                                                  receive a FREE 3 day/2 night vacation with 24 exciting
or visit www.getArmorAir.com.                                  Leading Excellence, LLC - Free initial 45 minute              destinations to choose from. Gift will be issued upon
Artistic Dental Associates - 10% discount on Dental            coaching session. 10% OFF all coaching and class fees. 813-   completion of travel. Call 813-447-0781 or visit
Services to all Chamber Members in good standing.              994-2297.                                                     www.trailwindtravel.com.
Kulwant F. Bedi M.S.D. M.D., 6153 Fort King Road,              Lehman & Martin, LLC - Complimentary Financial &              The Urban Suburban - Members can enjoy a 10%
Zephyrhills, FL 813-780-1890.                                  Life Insurance Review to all members of the Wesley Chapel     discount on store merchandise, window treatments,
Basic Black Collection - 20% OFF any denim purchase,           Chamber. Contact Bobby Martin, CDFA at 813-314-2361           flooring, custom closets, decorating services, and color
www.basicblackcollection.com.                                  or bobby.martin@investmentcenters.com.                        selection. Contact Roxanna at 813-907-2222 or visit 1742
                                                                                                                             Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Bay Insurors Corp. - FREE Comparative Quotes for all           LOL Transport & Moving - $10.00/hr. OFF all moves for
your insurance needs. Please call 813-907-3990 or stop by      all Chamber members. 813-996-3775                             Wesley Chapel Electric - 10% OFF any Service for
our office at 26236 Wesley Chapel Blvd. in the Grand           www.LOLmoving.com.                                            Members of the Chamber. Call 813-973-1141.
Oaks Square. All Chamber member also receive a FREE            Maggi Tax Advisory & Insurance Services, Inc. - 2008          Wesley Chapel Self Storage - 10% OFF monthly rental
gift.                                                          Personal Tax Preparation $49.00 for Chamber members.          for any Chamber of Commerce Member.
Chase Real Estate Inc. -1% commission rebate on any            Chamber members will also receive 50% OFF what you            Wesley Chapel Toyota - We would like to extend an offer
purchase or real estate sale for all Chamber members. Call     paid for last year's Business Tax preparation. $9.00 OFF      to fellow Chamber members of 2% over Invoice on our
Ken Chase @ 813-760-1775.                                      personal tax preparation for 1 Referral, $25.00 OFF for 2     new Toyotas. Please contact Daisy Chancey at
Chocolate Creations by Connie, Inc. - 10% discount on          referrals, FREE for 4 Referrals! Every Tax Return will        813-476-5045 or visit us at 5300 Eagleston Blvd.
all Gourmet Chocolates, Chocolate Covered Strawberries,        receive a FREE Tax Analysis. Call Dotty at 813-909-0022       Westgate Printing - Receive 10% OFF on any order over
and Gift Baskets. Free Delivery on orders over $50.00 for      today to set appointment! www.maggitax.com                    $100.00. (813) 788-4237 www.westgateprinting.com.
Chamber Members in the Wesley Chapel area. Tel                 Medi Weight Loss Clinic - 20% discount to Chamber             WZPH 96.7 FM The Zephyr - To Celebrate our 5th
813-907-6641 or E-mail salon@chocolatesbyconnnie.com.          Members. Call today to schedule an appointment (813)          Anniversary at WZPH 96.7 FM, we are offering all
Crown Trophy - 10% OFF all products including setup for        909-1700 or visit us at 24420 SR 54, Lutz, FL.                Chamber Members a FREE "Shout Out" (business name &
artwork.12% OFF of engraving charges. Call Kurt at             Milestone Marketing - 15% discount on all website             address) on the Air! Contact Dr. Dr. Thayer at
813-973-4800 or cell 813-600-9980.                             designs/re-designs & Complimentary Consultation to all        DocThayer@gmail.com
Doctronics - Electronics Repair Service FREE estimates,        Chamber Members. Contact (813) 957-4815 or visit on           You Do The Dishes - 50% OFF painting fee of $8.00
$10 OFF any service and FREE pick-up and delivery at the       the web! www.milestonemarketingconcepts.com                   (pottery extra) 813-975-1700.
Chamber Office for all Chamber Members. Visit                  New Tampa Marketing & Concierge Services, Inc. -
www.doctronics-usa.com or call 813.469.4990.                   Offering a 15% Discount on all Marketing & Concierge
DunnDeal Publications Serving New Tampa Gazette &              Services and Free Consultation and Marketing Evaluation
Wesley Chapel Gazette - 10% OFF Ad Space to Chamber            to all Chamber Members. For more information, please
Members. Contact Kay Dunn @ 813-949-4411 or email              visit www.newtampamarketing.com or call Mary Ann
pr101@ddpnews.com.                                             Yaney @ 813-765-8113.
Escapades - $39 One Hour Massage, $49 Signature Facial,        Osiria Salon & Spa - 20% OFF for all Chamber Members!
$0 Enrollment for weight loss program. Please call             Out Town of Central Florida - 10% OFF Personalized
813-991-1030 or visit www.escapadesforwomen.com                New Resident Welcome Packages . . . plus FREE
Eyeglass World - 20% Discount to all Chamber members.          Respondent Database and follow-up mailing! Call Steve
Please call 813-907-9122 or visit 27835 Wesley Chapel          Sanfilipo at (813) 748-2198. www.ourtownamerica.com
Blvd. #110, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544                            Phoenix Massage & Personal Training - $40 One Hour
www.eyeglassworld.com                                          Massage, 15% OFF Personal Training & Synergie: The
Full Circle Marketing Solutions - 10% OFF all published        Cellulite Solution. Call (813)973-7004 or email us at
rates for any Merger Mailings. Please call 813-528-1251 or     phoenixlmtcft@yahoo.com.
visit www.FCmarketingsolutions.com.                            Rapid Refill Ink - $3 OFF on Refilled Inkjet Cartridge &
Gecko Media, Inc., Web Design - Receive 10% OFF a              $5 OFF on Remanufactured Laser Cartridge. Please call
new website design project or redesign of your current site.   813 973 3400 for FREE no obligation printer survey &
Hosting - First month FREE. For more information, call         quote.
813-907-1122 or our site at                                    ReNew Institute Medical Spa at Florida Medical Clinic -
www.geckomedia.com/chamber                                     10% OFF all laser procedures for all Chamber members.
Hampton Inn & Suites - Tampa/Wesley Chapel, 10%                Sports + Field - 50% OFF Intro fees for all new Chamber
Discount to all Chamber Members! Contact Todd Patrick          members! Call 813-948-5500.
at 813-973-2288




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                                                              March Mixer
                                                                 & Mayor Race Kickoff
                                                                           Hosted by
                                                                     Fifth Third Bank
                                                       2022 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. • Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
                                                                          813-929-3478
                                                      Thursday, March 19, 2009, 6:00 PM


Advertise in the Biz…                                                     BUSINESS CARD
                                                                            $15 monthly
                                                                                                    1/4 PAGE
                                                                                                  $35 monthly
Currently, the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce is                  $125 yearly           $325 yearly
offering advertising space in its monthly newsletter. Advertising space
can be purchased in several sizes, as listed below. “Please submit          HALF PAGE             FULL PAGE
camera-ready ad along with advance payment to Chamber Office”.              $50 monthly          $100 monthly
                                                                             $500 yearly          $1000 yearly
For more details, contact the Chamber office at 813-994-8534 or
via e-mail at office@wesleychapelchamber.com                                    INSERT $50 monthly

				
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