2019 Honorary Mayor Announced at October Lunch
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.
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
1ST Leap Workforce Consulting, LLC
All Season Electric Corp
Alley Cat Pest Control, LLC
C & J Specialty, Inc.
Calvary Church, Incorporated
Christ The King Lutheran Church
Elevated Learning Center
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
Krewe Of The South Shore Marauders, Inc.
Lasting Impressions Laser
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
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.
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