• 2019 Honorary Mayor Announced at October Lunch

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    October 31, 2018
    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    Monthly Member Luncheon
    Sponsored by Grantham University
    On Tuesday, October 23, 2018 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their monthly luncheon event at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL. The October “Non-Profit Showcase” Membership Meeting Luncheon was sponsored by Grantham University and Pastor Kevin Yoakum, Christ The King Lutheran Church, provided the day’s invocation. 
    GRCC President Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC, welcomed the group.  Then, leading the room this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was 2018 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Dr. Bryan Thatcher.  This month’s Military Recognition and Appreciation was provided by Military Affairs Committee Member Ted Manna, Clear View Window Cleaning Service, honoring George Colon.
    Michelle introduced and welcomed the day’s sponsor, George Colon, Grantham University, to the podium.  George provided a brief overview of Grantham and their connection with the military.  George very kindly relinquished the speaker time so that those participating in the Non-Profit Showcase could have 2 minutes each at the microphone to introduce their organization.  These non-profits included The Etiquette School of Refined Minds, Water Smart Tots, Inc, A Little Life Unlived Inc., The Trey Curry Foundation, Riverview Woman's Club, ECHO - Emergency Care Help Organization, Sgt. Walter P. Ryan Detachment, Inc., RVR Horse Rescue, Mary and Martha House, Inc., Seeds of Hope, Inc., Tampa YMCA, Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, The Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive & Foster Families, Inc., American Cancer Society, Suncoast Community Health Centers and Riverview Our Town.
    2018 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Dr. Bryan Thatcher, Thatcher Properties, came to the podium to introduce the winner of the 2019 Honorary Mayor of Riverview race.  Much praise was given to the three candidates who brought in a total of $33,765!  With over $24,000 collected by Bill Andrew, Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care, Bill was pronounced the winner.  Pearl Chiarenza, Bodyworks Health & Wellness Center and Kerin Clarkin, Keller Williams - Kerin Realty were also happy to have raised some much-needed funds for their charities as well.  Pearl donated monies to FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club and The Sylvia Thomas Center for Adoptive & Foster Families, Inc. while Kerin donated his funds to Riverview Woman's Club.  They will each be Honorary Deputy Mayors for 2019.  Bill will serve one year on the GRCC Board of Directors and as a team they will all help to deliver Proclamations at GRCC Ribbon Cuttings and present the Pledge of Allegiance at the monthly luncheons.  David Garcia, Legislative Aid to District 4 BOCC Stacy White, was on hand to deliver a Hillsborough County Commendation to Bill Andrew for his hard word and dedication throughout the race.
    Marijean Reith, Team Reith - RE/MAX Realty Unlimited, reminded the guests that we are approaching Trick or Treat Street time and this is our 30th Anniversary.  She encouraged everyone to come out to the event and see what it is this Chamber does for their community. 
    This month’s Ambassador of the Month certificate was presented to Tarie MacMillan, Young Living Essential Oils.  Tarie is a very new Ambassador but has taken on the role with gusto as she does everything in life.  August Ambassador of the Month Craig Beckinger, An ABC Event, Inc., was delighted to present the award to Tarie this month.
    During the luncheon, Past President Elijah Heath, Edward Jones, welcomed 16 New GRCC Members who were presented a 2018 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce membership plaque to proudly display.  Nikki Foster, The Mosaic Company, provided recognition to all of the renewing members present at the luncheon, they were presented new GRCC lapel pins.
    New Members:
    Adam Hattersley for Florida House District 59 (813) 607-7317
    Advanced Dental Care of Riverview (813) 463-8629
    13018 S US Hwy 301, Riverview
    Alford And Ashe Academy (813) 443-9136
    7739 Gibsonton Dr, Gibsonton
    American Pump Services Inc. (813) 653-3434
    10702 Bloomingdale Ave, Riverview
    Bulk Nation (813) 381-3868
    2426 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon
    Crunch Fitness – Riverview
    10615 Big Bend Rd, Riverview
    Elevate Inc. (813) 364-4769
    3811 West Platt St, Suite A, Tampa
    Emu Internet & Design Consulting, Inc. (813) 402-0217
    Lola on the Loop (813) 544-5652
    9960 Jonas Salk Dr, Riverview
    Mike Beltran for State House, District 57 (813) 702-1285
    5668 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd, Suite 170, Lithia
    Movement Mortgage - Gary Parsons (941) 357-3224
    Southern Capital Funding - Edward Cirieco (941) 228-4303
    Spinal Correction Centers (813) 540-7270
    11964 Boyette Rd, Riverview
    Sudsy Paws (610) 420-9115
    Todd Marks Campaign (813) 494-2533
    12029 Whitmarsh Ln, Tampa
    Triple Creek BMX (813) 305-0070
    12705 Balm Boyette Rd, Riverview
    Renewing members:
    1ST Leap Workforce Consulting, LLC
    Abdoney Orthodontics
    All Season Electric Corp
    Alley Cat Pest Control, LLC
    C & J Specialty, Inc.
    Calvary Church, Incorporated
    Christ The King Lutheran Church
    Elevated Learning Center
    Exclaimit! Inc.
    Eye Site Center
    Family Animal Hospital
    Friends of the Bloomingdale Regional Library
    Grantham University, Inc.
    Greg Green for County Court Judge, Group 2
    Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
    Hillsborough Community College Southshore
    JRC Shirts N More
    KB Home
    Krewe Of The South Shore Marauders, Inc.
    Lasting Impressions Laser
    Music Showcase
    Phase 1 Track Club Inc
    RDZ Insurance, Inc.
    RE/MAX Realty Unlimited - Riverview
    Riverview Our Town
    RTI Insurance Services
    Select Air Conditioning Services, LLC
    South Bay Hospital
    Southshore Handyman Services LLC
    Start Fresh Counseling Center
    The Bank of Tampa
    The Crossings at Riverview
    Tide Dry Cleaners - JBBW Enterprises, LLC
    Topgolf USA Brandon, LLC
    Veracity Pharmacy
    Xscape Theatres
    Attendees were encouraged to attend the next GRCC Membership Meeting Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, November 27th.  RSVPs are strongly requested.  This November luncheon will be sponsored by Riverview Mortgage.
    The GRCC luncheons are held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm (except December which is the 3rd Tuesday) and the public is welcome to attend ($25 charge for non-members). RSVPs are requested. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or sign up online.
    Photo courtesy of Ed Booth, Huth and Booth Photography.
    Photo IDs
    Seated left to right
    Gayla Sparrow and Sharonda Glenn, Advanced Dental Care of Riverview
    Sarah Ashe, Alford And Ashe Academy
    Nadine Fletcher & Karen Sardina, Bulk Nation
    Trisha Suknick & Jaci Petrock, Crunch Fitness - Riverview
    Megan Young, Elevate Inc.
    Karen Casabura, Uptown Suites
    Toni Scott, Sudsy Paws
    Standing left to right
    Dr. Michael Derakhshan, Advanced Dental Care of Riverview
    Dr. Edward Johns, Spinal Correction Centers
    Adam Hattersley for Florida House District 59
    Brian Vickery, Rick Longstreth & David Kenney American Pump Services Inc.
    Matt Dibler, Crunch Fitness - Riverview
    Stephen Canipe, Emu Internet & Design Consulting, Inc.
    Mike Beltran for State House, District 57
    Edward Cirieco, Southern Capital Funding
    Gary Parsons, Movement Mortgage
    Tracy West, Lola on the Loop
    Debbie Kirkland, Membership Director
    (813) 234-5944