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					                           THE CENTRAL PASCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

                        Chamber Review
                           Serving The Central Pasco /Northern Hillsborough Areas Since 1975
                                                                                                                July 2008



                       2008 INSTALLATION & AWARDS BANQUET




 Business of the Year over 10 employees                                                     Non-Profit Organization of the Year
                                               Business of the Year under 10 employees
    Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, Inc.                                                           Rotary Club of Land O’ Lakes
                                                           Bay Cities Bank
     Ron & Charlene Irena, owners                                                         From left: Sandra Fletcher, Chairman,
                                                From left: Joe Ritchie, Gary Williams
                                                                                           Pam Johnson, President, Rotary Club
                                                                                                     of Land O’ Lakes




        Board Member of the Year                    Chamber Member of the Year
           Larry DeLucenay.                                Denny Esber
         Mad Hatter Utility, Inc.                      Key West Media, LLC                          Ambassador of the Year
                                                                                                        Nancy Moore
                                                                                                     Robert Moore, Artist




                                                        Community Service Award
             President’s Award &
                                                    from left; Gloria Dale, Tim Hayes,
2008 Taste of The Town People’s Choice Award
                                                   Law Offices of Timothy G. Hayes P.A.
                Harry Wright
  Hungry Harry’s Famous Bar-B-Que, LLC                                                                  Media Award
                                                                                                      The Tampa Tribune
                                                                                                          David West
                                                             June 24, 2008
                                                             Bethany Center
CENTRAL PASCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE                                     . . . . . From Your President

2008-2009 OFFiCERS
President, Lorraine Lane - 352-797-4007                                                Lorraine Lane,
  Lane Business Consulting                                                        Lane Business Consulting
President Elect, Sandra Fletcher - 932-1301
  Bay Gulf Credit Union
Treasurer, Dave Estabrook
 Charles S. Rushe Middle School- 346-1200
Secretary, Bob Dicaire                                         It is a privilege to acknowledge and thank Gary Williams for his
 Prudential Tropical Realty - 949-0000                       leadership as President of our Chamber this past year. He navi-
                                                             gated the Chamber through some stormy weather and supported
2008-2009 BOARD MEMBERS                                      many initiatives.
Immediate Past President, Gary Williams - 909-2740             The start of the Chamber’s new year is exciting and holds prom-
 Bay Cities Bank                                             ise. We face a few wonderful challenges as we move into the next
Pat Martinez - 949-4483, Country Garden Flowers              year. Three challenges come to mind immediately –
George Clamp - 235-9775, Great Britain Tile Inc.             1st – the world around us is changing rapidly
Carla Collier -727-786-3810, Palm Harbor Dermatology         2nd – the economy appears to be in recess
Cheryl Will – 949-7483, Pizza Villa                          3rd – the fostering of our commitment to community spirit.
Faith Jordan-Masella - 996-2900, LandOLakesFLA.com             The future is happening around us. It is an upstoppable force.
Donna Piscitelli - 928-2598, First American Mortgage Group   We can choose to see change as a painful experience that we
Joan Staut- 995 -2460, Connerton, LLC                        want to avoid, resist or complain about or we can welcome it as
Larry DeLucenay - 949-2167, Mad Hatter Utility, Inc.         an opportunity. The Chamber Board will respect and value the
Nicole Hahn - 956-8702, Hahn Nature Photography              traditions and history of our community when decisions are made
Meredith Kleker - 909-2393, Kiefer Village Jewels            in the face of moving forward. We appreciate the leaders who
Dennis Esber - 792-2710, Key West Media, LLC                 paved the way before us. Many of these leaders were present at
Gary Loman -727-942-0069, Rasmussen College                  the Chamber’s 2008 Awards and Installation Banquet. Thank you
                                                             all for your demonstration of leadership and involvement with the
          Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce                  Chamber.
                2810 Land O’ Lakes Blvd                        Our second challenge is our Chamber’s stated mission to ad-
                Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639                      vance the general welfare of business in our community. There is
         Phone: 813-909-2722, Fax: 813-909-0827              an abundance of talk and media coverage and a sobering reality
             www.centralpascochamber.com                     of recession all around us. However we face our personal and
                                                             business realities, as a Chamber we exist to create an environment
Chamber Staff                                                that offers businesses the opportunity to increase their visibility
Kathy Dunkley                                                through networking, our Business Expo and education seminars
Executive Director                                           and workshops. A worthy goal would be to be known as a Cham-
                                                             ber where members are celebrated and encouraged. We want “no
Michelle Schmiedt                                            business left behind”.
Administrative Assistant                                       And, lastly the challenge of fostering a community spirit. Let’s
                                                             make an effort to really get to know other Chamber members. Ex-
                                                             pand out from the circle of comfort and reach out to less familiar
2008 Land O’ Lakes Honorary Mayor
                                                             members. Because we all know that we do business with those
Tina Garrison, ERA Dennis Realty
                                                             whom we know, like and trust. Let’s get busy on the ‘know you’
                                                             so we can move to the ‘like you’ and ‘trust you’ which then leads
Land O’ Lakes Honorary Deputy Mayor
                                                             to the ‘do business with you’!
Gloria Dale
                                                               As President, it is my fervent hope to see this be a year of busi-
.                                                            ness growth that exceeds expectations. We have to be willing to
                                                             play the game of business as players - and play to win. No one
                                                             plays a game to lose! Right? We are the Central Pasco Chamber
                                                             Champions. We play to win because we have what it takes to win!
                 MISSION STATEMENT
      The Chamber is organized to advance the
    general welfare of the Central Pasco/Northern
     Hillsborough area so that its citizens and all
    areas of its business community shall prosper.


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                                                 From The Desk of . . . . .
     GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING                       Kathy Dunkley, Executive Director

                                                 The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce held its
                                                 2007-2008 Annual Installation & Awards Banquet on
            JULY 9, 2008                         June 24th at the Bethany Center. The location was
                                                 beautiful, the food outstanding and our businesses
        Holy Trinity Lutheran Church             went all out decorating the tables.
            20735 Leonard Road
                                                 First, thank you to our sponsors for helping us make
           Networking: 11:30a.m.                 this evening a great success for the
            Meeting: 12:00p.m.                   membership.

       $10.00 for Chamber Members
      who R.S.V.P. $13.00 at the door.

       Contact the Chamber Office by
        July 7, 2008 813-909-2722.

    Speaker: Tampa Bay Area Regional
    Transportation Authority (TBARTA)
                                                 Gary Williams, Bay Cities Bank passed the gavel to
         Topic: Presentation of the              Lorraine Lane, Lane Business Consulting to navigate
         Tampa Bay Area Regional                 the chamber and guide our membership through the
    Transportation Authority Master Plan         next year as your President.

The Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Au-        I would like to thank Pasco County Sheriff Bob
                                                 White for installing the officers and board members
thority (TBARTA) was created as an agency
                                                 of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce. This
of the state on July 1, 2007 to plan, develop,   year, we have three new board members, George
finance, construct, own, purchase, operate,      Clamp, Great Britain Tile, Joan Staut, Connerton and
maintain, relocate, equip, repair, and man-      Gary Loman, Rasmussen College. A very special
                                                 thank you to the retiring board members, Pam John-
age multimodal systems in Citrus, Hernando,
                                                 son, Regions Bank and Kim Rothman, The Roth-
Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and      man Law Offices. Sandra Fletcher, Bay Gulf Credit
Sarasota Counties.                               Union did an outstanding job as Chairman of the
                                                 Board and moves on to be president-elect.
The authority’s purpose is to improve mobil-
                                                 Congratulations to all the winners of our annual busi-
ity and expand multimodal transportation op-     ness awards. In a year of economic struggles, these
tions for passengers and freight throughout      members and businesses accomplishments provided
the seven-county region.                         a valuable difference and contributed to the better-
                                                 ment of our community, thereby making it a better
                                                 place to live and work.




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        a MORNING NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY

               July 15, 2008



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           2818 Collier Parkway

              8:00a.m.-9:30a.m.
       $15.00 Pre-Payment required.
       Call 813-909-2722 to pre-pay.

                    Ribbon Cutting
                   JULY 8, 2008                       Residence Inn By Marriott
                                                  Francesa Garmon, General Manager
           Pasco County School Board                2101 Northpointe Parkway, Lutz
          “Telecommunication Building”                  Phone: 813-792-8400

                 Time: 8:00a.m
     Location: 20425 Gator Lane Building 4-A


    2008 FLAPJACK FESTIVAL
         October 31- November 2, 2008

             NEW LOCATiON:
         Land O’ Lakes Flapjack Festival
           Pasco County Fairgrounds
             36722 State Road 52

         MAJOR MEDiA SPONSOR
                                                           Soundwave Productions
                                                             Tony Casler, Owner
                                                        920 E. 124th Avenue #F, Tampa
                                                            Phone: 727-942-9283
                  Gold Sponsor



         See sponsor benefits and sign-up sheet
                 inside this newsletter!

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                                            WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
Central Pasco Veterinary Care                              KDC Outfitters
17945 State Road 54                                        3821 Lake Padgett Drive
Lutz, FL 33558                                             Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
Dr. Jo Ann Daniels                                         Vicki Anderson
Phone: 813-926-1126                                        Phone: 813-205-2833
Fax: 813-926-5264                                          Fax: 813-996-4552
VETERINARY                                                 CUSTOM APPAREL & PROMOTIONS
Central Pasco Veterinary Care offers medical, surgi-       KDC Outfitters was created as a solution to the high
cal, dental and preventative care services to companion    priced custom apparel needed for Youth Athletics and
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needs from media placement (radio, television, outdoor,    Phone: 727-919-1460
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Palm Harbor Dermatology                                    MERCHANT SERVICES
4197 Woodlands Parkway, 2nd Floor
Palm Harbor, FL 34685                                      Wildrose Lawn Care, inc.
Carla Collier                                              1032 Wildrose Drive
Phone: 727-786-3810                                        Lutz, FL 33549
Fax: 727-786-3855                                          Christine Collins
DERMATOLOGY                                                Phone: 813-909-2325
                                                           LAWN CARE
Notary of Land O’ Lakes
10923 Rain Lily Pass                                       Toyota of Tampa Bay
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Phone: 727-741-3715                                        Renata DiPaola
Fax: 813-235-6437                                          Phone: 813-936-3100
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As we head into summer, our comprehensive educa-             The issue of party always surfaces on primary election
tion plan to educate Pasco County voters on the new          day, and the Presidential Preference Primary was no
voting equipment is in full swing. One of the facets of      exception. As a result, and in an effort to be proactive,
this plan was the mass mailing of new voter informa-         the Division of Elections in Tallahassee has launched a
tion cards to all registered voters in Pasco County. The     statewide training program for all agencies who take in
cards contained a graphic of the new paper ballot vot-       voter registration applications pursuant to the National
ers will be using at the polls. One of the side benefits     Voter Registration Act (NVRA), enacted in Florida
of this mailing has been that many voters were prompt-       in 1995. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV),
ed to update their voter registration record. In addition,   comprises the largest percentage of voter registrations
we received over 9,000 absentee ballot requests as a         (62%) of all agencies, and the Division has worked
result of the vote by mail-in ballot instructions on the     extensively with that agency to upgrade their software
card.                                                        and improve their service. Staff from the Supervisor
The new voter information cards were also designed to        of Elections’ offices were invited to participate in the
create voter awareness of their party affiliation before     workshops and offer insight. Members of my staff
the August closed primary. For the first time, the party     were present as well as a representative from the Pasco
names are spelled out on the information card rather         County DMV office.
than abbreviated. Many voters are unaware that Florida       Proactivity is the key to insuring successful elections.
is one of 16 states that practices closed primaries,         I encourage all voters to confirm their information on
which means the parties elect their own candidates.          their new voter card, and if needed, notify my office of
Some of our residents come to us from states that prac-      any changes before the July 28th bookclosing deadline.
tice open primaries. Voters in those states elect candi-
dates regardless of party affiliation, and some states
even allow party changes at the polls.




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   BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT                                                  CHAMBER RENEWALS
                                                     The Chamber would like to thank the following
                                                       companies for their continued support of the
     WOMEN                                        Chamber and community by renewing their membership.
      LEADERS IN                 Connections
                                 That Make
                                 Business          YEAR/ COMPANY
     BUSINESS                    Work
                                                   1982 Oakes & Associates Insurance
      The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce

                July 11, 2008                      1986 St. Petersburg Times
             11:30a.m.-1:00p.m.                    1987 Jay A. Nelson D.M.D.
      Steve’s Fountain View Restaurant             1992 Land O’ Lakes High School
          4111 Land O’ Lakes Blvd
                                                   1993   Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
  The Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce
  Women Leaders In Business group meets            1994 Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Inc.
  monthly for the purpose of developing busi-      1994 Eddie P. Jenkins Surveying/Mapping Inc.
  ness relationships and empowering entrepre-
  neurship through learning and education.         1997 The Heart Institute at Regional Medical
                                                        Center Bayonet Point
  There are no limits to the possibilities that    2000 BloodNet USA
  can be realized when people come together to
  share ideas, success, stores and visions.        2000 54 U-Store Inc. Self Storage
                                                   2001 Gulfcoast Business Finance Inc.
                  Cost: $10.00
                                                   2002 McFarlands Applicance Center
         Contact the Chamber Office at             2004 Affordable Home Inspection of Tampa Bay
     813-909-2722 to R.S.V.P by Wednesday,
                                                   2004 Wachovia Bank
                  July 9, 2008.
                                                   2004 Great Britain Tile, Inc.
                                                   2004 Regions Bank
                                                   2005 Quiznos Sub
                                                   2005 Bay Gulf Credit Union
                                                   2005 Dixie Safe & Lock
                                                   2005 Key West Media, LLC
                                                   2005 Himes Electric Company Inc.
                                                   2006 Winter Quarters-Pasco
                                                   2006 Accent Borders and Curbing
                                                   2006 Community Hospital
                                                   2006 Medi Weight Loss Lutz
                                                   2007 Huntington Learning Center
                                                   2007 State Farm Insurance-Wayne O’Brien




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               2008-2009 Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce Officers & Board of Directors




                        President, Lorraine Lane, Lane Business Consulting; President Elect, Sandra Fletcher,
             Bay Gulf Credit Union; Treasurer, Dave Estabrook, Charles S. Rushe Middle School; Secretary, Bob Dicaire,
    Prudentia Tropical Realty; Immediate Past President, Gary Williams, Bay Cities Bank; Larry DeLucenay, Mad Hatter Utility Inc.;
      Nicole Hahn, Hahn Nature Photography; Carla Collier, Palm Harbor Dermatology; Pat Martinez, Country Garden Flowers;
             Faith Jordan-Masella, LandoLakesFLa.com; Joan Staut, Connerton, LLC; Gary Loman, Rasmussen College;
              Donna Piscitelli, First american Mortgage Group, Inc.; George Clamp, Great Britain Title; Meredith Kleker,
                                        Kiefer Village Jewels; Dennis Esber, KeyWest Media, LLC




       Trust Your Heart To Us

     The Heart Institute at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
     provides extensive cardiac care services close to home.
     Our Heart Institute provides:
           •   Complete Diagnostics for the Heart
           •   Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
           •   Electrophysiology Lab
           •   TMR Laser
           •   Adult Open Heart Surgery


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                            CHAMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAM
A-OK Trophies                                    Eve’s Garden, inc                                       Law Offices of Timothy G. Hayes, P.A.
3724 Land O’Lakes Blvd - 996-3383                5602 Land O’ Lakes Blvd - 996-5012                      2189 SR 54 , Suite 200 - 949-6525
10% Discount                                     10% off items at store or retail sales                  15% Discount
A&H Electrical Services inc.                     Extra Space Center iii                                  Liberty Cleaners
14915 N. Nebraska Ave, - 972-3880                21338 Lake Patience Rd - 996-3496                       2412 Land O’ Lakes Blvd
10% discount off labor                           1st Month Rental Free                                   949-3454
Accell CPA’s                                     With payment of 2nd month                               10% discount
23106 S.R. 54 - 909-9520                         First American Mortgage Group, inc.                     LOL Transport & Moving inc.
20% discount on Federal Tax Returns and          1900 Land O’ Lakes Blvd #106 - 928-2598                 info@LOLmoving.com
20% discount for the 1st month for new           $500 credit on closing costs                            996-3775
bookkeeping clients                              Frazier Wealth Management                               $10.00/hr discount on entire move
Accurate Business Solutions, inc.                3028 Stonegate Falls Drive - 948-3741                   McFarlane’s Appliance Center
7105 Moss Ledge Run - 996-1415                   Chamber members who become clients receive              4610 Land O’ Lakes Blvd
25% discount off Payroll Service                 dinner for two at Benedetto’s Italiano Ristorante       996-6055
 plus First Payroll Service Free                 Great Britain Tile, inc.                                $10.00 or 5% discount (which ever amt is higher) on appliances
Admazing imprints                                9533 Land O’ Lakes Blvd - 235-9775                       Money Mailer Of North Tampa
4052 Marchmont Blvd - 948-6680                   15% discount on materials only                          1328 Highwood Place 907-6565
15% discount off 1st order, & 10% discount off   Healing Touch Skin Care Services inc.                   5% discount off ad space in the money mailer envelope
each additional order                            3016 Land O’ Lakes Blvd - 909-7376                       SML Services
Affordable Home & Mold inspection-AHi of         10% discount off products                               P. O. Box 2617
Tampa Bay inc.                                   ierna’s Heating & Cooling, inc.                         948-3765
2311 Oasis Drive—813-948-4176                    19121 U.S. Hwy 41 N. - 948-6355                         10% discount on public records research
15% discount                                     Up to $1,325 rebate with a purchase of a                SunTrust Bank
Advanced Audiology of New Tampa LLC              complete, high efficiency, Puron A/C System.            P.O. Box 156
27511 Cashford Circle #101 - 973-8400            Free surge protector with a purchase of a 3yr Preven-   No Service Charge for one year for
10% discount on all hearing aids                 tative Maintenance Agreement.                           3x5 deposit box with a new account
Bark Busters Home Dog Training                   (May not be combined with any other offer).             Suncoast Harvest Food Bank’s Thrift Store Clara’s Closet
16811 Blenheim Drive - 340-7868                  JC Audiology & Hearing Aids                             5829 Ehren Cutoff 929-0200
10% off any dog training                         1541 Dale Mabry Hwy #201 -949-1331                      10% Discount
Benedetto’s italiano Ristorante                  10% discount on hearing aids                            Taylor Rental
21529 Village Lakes Shopping Ctr. -909 9694      Jerry’s Auto Sales, Boat And RV Storage,                21516 Carson Dr. 909-4010
10% off meal excluding alcohol                   Moving Truck and Trailer Rentals                        10% discount
Chamber Member Only                              6622 Land O’Lakes Blvd - 996-1203                       The UPS Store
Christopher’s Cabinetworks LLC                   10% discount on truck rental fee                        23110 State Road 54 - 948-2287
813- 996-9999                                    Jimmy Jumpers                                           10% discount on copies and document finishing
10% discount on new cabinetry & refacing         3601 Golden Eagle Dr. - 813-477-8435                    The UPS Store At Arbor Square
Classic Signature Showcase                       $25.00 off inflatable rental                            7810 Land O’ Lakes Blvd - 235-9494
1922 Oak Grove Blvd – 948-7164                   JLCK Group, inc.                                        20% discount
30% discount off list price on all products      3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd - 298-7363                      Thomas Orthodontics
Clean Touch Services inc.                        5% discount off meeting room                            2047 Osprey Lane - Suite D - 948-9494
2749 Lake Saxon Drive, 996-9755                  Key West Media, LLC                                     5% discount on orthodontic treatment
15% discount on Residential & Commercial         18125 US Hwy 41 N. #208- 792-2710                       Tree Masters Tree Service
Cleaning                                         10% discount on any printed Material                    P.O. Box 1722
Country Garden Flowers                           Kiefer Village Jewels                                   996-7438
2410 Raden Drive - 949-4483                      23022 SR 54 - 909-2393                                  10% discount
10% Discount on in store purchase                Install watch battery at no Charge limit two (2)        Tri Country Pest Control South, inc.
Creative Printing                                Lake Como Nudist Resort                                 7700 St. Johns Rd
3901 Land O’Lakes Blvd, 996-2209                 20500 Cot Road, - 949-1810                              995-9556
10% Discount On C.O.D. Orders                    25% discount on daily membership fees                   20% discount on pest control services excluding inspection
DunnDeal Publications                            Lane Business Consulting                                V2k Window Decor & More - 813-235-6700-
218 E. Bearss Ave. #256, 949-4411                15035 Red Bloom Place                                   15% discount off any item purchased
10% discount off ad space                        352-797-4007
Dyslexia Correction, Etc.                        20% discount for first time customer
1535 N. Dale Mabry - 956-0502                    Land O’ Lakes Photography
10% discount on correction program               11030 Pierce Lake Road - 929-8584
RE/MAX Dream Weaver-Christina Orta               15% discount on any photo session
21758 State Road 54, 813-727-7571                Lighting & Bulbs Supply
$500.00 off buyers or sellers closing costs.     5110 Land O’ Lakes Blvd - 996-7006
Triangle T’s Screen Printing                     10% discount on total purchase
1641 Land O’ Lakes Blvd, Suite 4, 949-1833       Under The Sun
10% discount on first order for new customers.   1703 N. Dale Mabry Hwy -949-2693
GreenEdge Lawn Care                              10% discount for Chamber Members
23104 Dover Drive - 929-9720                     Vernon Sales Promotion
First cut free with year round service           13028 Whisper Sound Drive - (813) 961-2526
Sun Castle Realty                                15% discount on the first order of promotional prod-
27509 Cashford Circle, #101                      ucts, embroidered and imprinted apparel. All future
813-482-6415                                     orders will have a 10% discount.
$500.00 at closing towards closing costs.        Trinity Memorial Gardens
GTE Federal Credit Union                         12609 Memorial Drive
21827 State Road 54 - 871-2690                   727-376-7824
GTE Federal Cuedit Union membership as an        15% discount on Pre-arranging full funeral
employee benefit. Free services to offer to      Services and cemetery
employees as long as company signs up.




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                                                                                      BUSINESS NEWS


  Although most citizens may believe law enforcement services are pro-
  vided only by certified law enforcement officersand detectives, without
  the support of many civilians, their work would be much more difficult or
  inefficient. One example people may be aware of in Pasco County is fo-
  rensics investigators, our equivalent of TV’s crime scene investigators, or
  CSI. You probably see these vital civilian support personnel on the news
  whenever we have a major crime like murder or aggravated assault.

  But there are many more civilian support positions that are vital to the
  professional operatio Pasco Sheriff’s Office. One such group of civilians
  that directly affects the work of our front-line road patrol deputies and
  detectives is the Crime Analysis Unit.

  The Crime Analysis Unit does what its name implies: Gathers raw crime          *Benedetto’s Italiano Ristorante
  and incident data contained in our reports, analyzes this data using sophis-
  ticated computer programs, and forecasts future crime trends or targets,
                                                                                 is now offering 10% off the entire
  or identify the criminals who may have committed crimes. These crime           bill on Tuesday-Thursday only.
  analysts then send out detailed reports to patrol deputies and detectives
  to assist them in deciding where to concentrate their efforts to catch the     *Prudential Tropical Realty located
  criminals in the act, or help them track down the criminals who may have       at 20537 Amberfield Dr. in
  committed crimes. How important is this support network and does it            Land O’ Lakes, has a new Branch
  work? Consider two recent cases:
                                                                                 Manager, Russell Laggan.
  On October 23, 2007, while watching the evening news at home, Crime
  Analyst Regina Chimile viewed a news segment about a hit-and-run               *Matt Riddell, Owner of Money
  accident that was being investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol. The        of North Tampa donated $6200.00
  accident seriously injured a 16-year-old male walking along State Road         to All Children’s Hospital through
  54 in New Port Richey. A witness described the vehicle as a red Ford
  Taurus, driven by a white female in her forties, and also obtained a partial
                                                                                 their affiliation with the Children’s
  license tag number. At work the next day, Regina utilized a program that       Miracle Network.
  enables a search of partial vehicle tags, and discovered a red Ford Taurus
  whose owner matched the witness description. She also determined that          *Ierna’s Heating & Cooling located at
  the owner lived in the area where the boy was struck. Regina contact FHP       19121 U.S. Highway 41 North,
  who later arrested the hit-and-run driver.                                     donated a new Bristers 2x4 Utility
  In a more recent case, 20-year-old Crime Analyst Amber Vogt was review-
                                                                                 Vehicle to Tom Ketterer,
  ing crime reports when she noted that a white Volkswagen Jetta with            Land O’ Lakes Little League
  a possible suspect description was mentioned in four burglary reports.         Board of Directors. The Land O’
  Other reports noted a suspicious small white car was seen in several           Lakes Recreation Complex on Collier
  other incidents, including burglaries. One of the incidents listed a white     Parkway was much in need for a new
  vehicle and partial tag number. Amber ran a search of the partial tag and      utility vehicle.
  a match was found to a Volkswagen Jetta. Continuing her research, Amber
  then determined the registered vehicle owner lived in Holiday, had been
  arrested in 2004 for business burglaries and had recently been released        *Regional Medicial Center Bayonet
  from prison. She also noticed some of the same businesses hit in 2004 by       Point is having their “Swing For Char-
  this subject were again hit during this latest series of burglaries. Amber     ity” event on October 3rd.
  forwarded this information to our Property Crimes Unit where a detective       For information contact Steven
  soon arrested the suspect for seven business burglaries, and he could be
  facing charges for several more.
                                                                                 Goldstein at 727-869-5494.

  As these examples illustrate, although you may not notice the work of
  many of our civilian employees, their support is vital to our operation.
  You may often hear or read about the many honorable actions of our
  law enforcement and detention deputies. But behind the scenes at
  the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, there are hundreds of hard-working and
  dedicated civilians who are also responsible for ensuring the safety of
  our community.




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 P.O. Box 98
 Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
 813-909-2722, Fax: 813-909-0827
 Email: office@centralpascochamber.com
 Website: www.centralpascochamber.com




                           Congratulations!




            Voted the BEST OVERALL
             Hospital in the Tampa Bay Area
                                         - by National Patient Survey*




                                    14000 Fivay Road • Hudson, FL 34667
                                              (727) 819-2929
  *Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, In U.S. Department
  of Health and Human Services                                            RMCHealth.com




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