Calendar of Events

April 6, 2017
photoNetFest 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Starkey Ranch District Park, 2500 Heart Pine Ave, Odessa, FL 33556

NetFest Registration: $45 per person
Pasco EDC Investors & Guests: $35 per person
Pasco County Staff: $25 per person

Join us for Pasco County’s unique Networking Festival with a western theme - NetFest.  This event provides companies a great opportunity to support economic development and get exposure to hundreds of business and community leaders. 

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Cattle Baron Sponsor

 

The Bandit Sponsor

Trail Boss Sponsors

Cowboy Sponsors

  • Bank of America / Merrill Lynch
  • Clearwater Gas System
  • Clearview Land Design, P.L.
  • Coastal Design Consultants, Inc.
  • COMANCO Construction Corporation
  • Eikon Consulting Group, LLC
  • Global ETS
  • King Engineering Associates
  • Nestle Waters Zephyrhills Spring Water Co.
  • North Tampa Behavioral Health
  • Patriot Bank
  • Synovus Bank

Become A NetFest 2017 Sponsor

Pasco EDC is now seeking sponsors for NetFest 2017.  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please download a sponsorship application now.  If you have any additional questions about sponsorship, please email Suzanne Renczkowski or call (813) 926-0827 ext. 226.

Download the sponsorship form now

Cattle Baron Sponsor: $2,000

  • Eight (8) complimentary tickets
  • Prominent logo on all marketing materials and advertisements
  • Prominent logo/listing on the Pasco EDC website
  • Logo on 3,000+ invitations
  • Banner displayed at event
  • Logo on signs along path to event
  • Display space at event
  • Opportunity to participate in a sponsor-only Chili Cook-Off

The Bandit: $1,500 (1 Available)

SOLD OUT! The Bandit Has Been Captured

  • Exclusive rights to put your logo on the 400 bandanas distributed at the event.
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets
  • Prominent logo/listing on the Pasco EDC website
  • Recognition on invitations
  • Recognition on sign at event
  • Display space at event
  • Opportunity to participate in a sponsor-only Chili Cook-Off

Trail Boss Sponsorship: $1,000

  • Four (4) complimentary tickets
  • Prominent logo/listing on the Pasco EDC website
  • Recognition on invitations
  • Recognition on sign at event
  • Display space at event
  • Opportunity to participate in a sponsor-only Chili Cook-Off

Cowboy Sponsorship: $500

  • Two  (2) complimentary tickets
  • Recognition on sign at event
  • Recognition on Pasco EDC website
  • Opportunity to participate in a sponsor-only Chili Cook-Off

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April 19, 2017
photoGrowing Global: A Half-Day International Exporting Conference

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 (8:00 am - 12:00 pm)
Location: Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Suncoast Parkway, 2155 Northpointe Pkwy, Lutz, FL 33558
Registration: $20 per person
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Join the Tampa Bay Export Alliance and regional business leaders to focus on strategies, tactics and resources for growing businesses by exporting goods and services.  Expert panelists will raise awareness about international market opportunities, provide helpful tips for going global and share lessons learned. Tampa Bay-based companies and entrepreneurs are invited to meet trade professionals who can assist with providing advice for entering the exporting business or growing existing exporting business.

Keynote Presentation: Doing Business In Cuba

Presented By:
Mr. Rubén Ramos Arrieta, Minister Counselor for the Economic and Trade Office
Embassy of the Republic of Cuba

Join us to hear Mr. Rubén Ramos Arrieta, Minister Counselor for the Economic and Trade Office for the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba in Washington, D.C. present on doing business in Cuba.  During his 20-year career representing Cuba, he has participated in numerous bilateral and international events and we are looking forward to understanding future business opportunities in Cuba.

Panel Discussions

Growing Your Business Through Exports Panel

Moderator:

  • Gabrielle Mandel, Country Manager Brazil and Paraguay, U.S. Trade & Development Agency

Panelists:

  • Eileen Rodriguez, Regional Director | Small Business Development Center at USF
  • Sandra Campbell, Director | U.S. Commercial Service
  • Elena Méndez, Regional Director | Ex-Im Bank

Shipping and Logistics Panel

Moderator:

  • Torrey Chambliss, Manager, Free Trade Zone 79

Panelists:

  • Greg Lovelace, Director, Marketing & Business Development - Cargo & Cruise | Port Tampa Bay
  • Brian Hunter, District Freight Coordinator | Florida Department of Transportation District 7
  • Malu Pena, District Account Manager, Supply Chain / Freight Forwarding | UPS

Tampa Bay's Home Team - Going Global Case Studies

Moderator:

  • Brent Barkway, Pinellas County Economic Development

Panelists:

  • Tom Nihra, Vice President | J.T.D. Enterprises
  • Ralph Kluesner, International Sales Manager | Electric Supply

Exhibitors

Networking available before and after the conference.  Conveniently connect with a few of our panelists and sponsors at their exhibit tables.

  • Small Business Development Center at USF
  • U.S. Commercial Service
  • Ex-Im Bank
  • Port Tampa Bay
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • UPS
  • Foreign Trade Zone 79
  • Foreign Trade Zone 193
  • CareerSource Pasco-Hernando
  • US Trade & Development Agency
  • Tampa Bay Export Alliance

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Venue Sponsor:
 


 

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May 3, 2017
photoBoard of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors meetings are only available to Pasco EDC Investors at the Corporate Council level or higher.  If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, please contact Suzanne at the Pasco EDC office for information or become a Pasco EDC Investor today. 

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May 12, 2017
photoPasco EDC Annual Industry Awards Nomination

2017 Industry Award Nominations

Deadline: May 12, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Nominate a Company Now


Eligibility

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Pasco Economic Development Council Industry Awards to be presented in September.  Nominees must be a for-profit business-to-business service, manufacturing, or technology company operating in Pasco County (municipalities or affiliates are excluded).  Nominees should exhibit exemplary ratings during the time period of January 2016 through June 2017 in:

  • Company/Employee Growth
  • Innovative Leadership in Current Business Issues
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Entrepreneurship

Awards will be separated into divisions (small, medium, large, and start-ups/new companies).  Companies who have received Pasco EDC Industry of the Year Awards during the past five years are not eligible, including:

  • A & K Energy Conservation, Inc.
  • Adams Arms, Inc.
  • Applicant Insight, Inc.
  • Artix Entertainment, LLC
  • Bayfront Health Dade City
  • Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Big Storm Brewing Co.
  • Copperstone Executive Suites
  • Crestmark Pharmacy Services, LLC
  • Datamentors, Inc.
  • Easy Business Software, Inc.
  • Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel
  • Florida Hospital Zephyrhills
  • Gator Cleaning Solutions
  • Global ETS, LLC
  • Goin’ Postal Franchise Corp.
  • Hyundai of New Port Richey
  • J.T.D. Enterprises, Inc
  • Leggett & Platt Adjustable Beds
  • Marjorie’s Hope
  • Meares Plumbing, Inc.
  • MedActive Oral Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Center of Trinity
  • Optimum Plumbing, LLC
  • Ortho Technology, Inc.
  • Pall Aeropower Corp.
  • Pasco Iron & Metal
  • Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Preferred Materials, Inc.
  • R. J. Kielty Plumbing, Heating
  • Rochester Electro-Medical, Inc.
  • Seaway Plastics Engineering, Inc.
  • Sign-A-Rama of New Tampa
  • The Laker/Lutz News
  • The Shops at Wiregrass
  • Veterans Alternative Therapy
  • Withlacoochee River Electric


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June 28, 2017
photoBoard of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors meetings are only available to Pasco EDC Investors at the Corporate Council level or higher.  If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, please contact Suzanne at the Pasco EDC office for information or become a Pasco EDC Investor today. 

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August 23, 2017
photoBoard of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors meetings are only available to Pasco EDC Investors at the Corporate Council level or higher.  If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, please contact Suzanne at the Pasco EDC office for information or become a Pasco EDC Investor today. 

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October 25, 2017
photoBoard of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors meetings are only available to Pasco EDC Investors at the Corporate Council level or higher.  If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, please contact Suzanne at the Pasco EDC office for information or become a Pasco EDC Investor today. 

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December 6, 2017
photoBoard of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors meetings are only available to Pasco EDC Investors at the Corporate Council level or higher.  If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, please contact Suzanne at the Pasco EDC office for information or become a Pasco EDC Investor today. 

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March 7, 2018
photoBoard of Directors Meeting

March 7 Board of Directors Meeting Sponsor

Board of Directors meetings are only available to Pasco EDC Investors at the Corporate Council level or higher.  If you are interested in attending a Board meeting, please contact Suzanne at the Pasco EDC office for information or become a Pasco EDC Investor today. 

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April 5, 2018
photoPasco EDC 16th Annual NetFest

 

Thank you to all our Sponsors!!!

Coconut Cattle Barons

      
 


Lagoon Trail Bosses

        


The Pirate

         


Caribbean Cowboys

  • Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
  • Bohn Group LLC/Artix Entertainment
  • Clearview Land Design, P.L.
  • Clearwater Gas System
  • Coastal Design Consultants, Inc.
  • King Engineering Associates, Inc.
  • Pasco-Hernando State College
  • Port Tampa Bay
  • Salty Iguana Southeast, LLC
  • San Antonio Citizens Federal Credit Union
  • Stantec

 

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