Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
Hosts Caribbean Nights
To Announce Annual Award Winners
This year’s Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) Annual Membership Dinner was a Caribbean Night. Each year at this dinner eight awards are presented to very deserving members. The awards include the Businesses of the Year as well as Ambassador of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and a Shining Star.
Emcees Jill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon and Daniel Cyral, Hypnotic Engagements, led the festivities throughout the evening. Current President Mike Jones, chose the tropical theme and showcased a fun night full of Caribbean influences. On top of the colorful and exuberant décor, the steel drummer and the Latin dancers brought the theme to life! Sound and music were provided by On the Move Productions. The Caribbean infused menu was catered by Coastal Catering.
The evening’s theme was also brought to life by the many dedicated members who creatively decorated tables throughout the room. Guests were asked to participate in the Table Decorating contest by voting for their favorite decorated table. Tessera of Brandon was declared as the Table Decorating Contest winner for the 2020 Annual Dinner – Caribbean Nights.
A Hillsborough County Commissioners Commendation was presented to 2019 President Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC, as acknowledgement of the outstanding achievements that the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce recognized during 2019. Commissioner Stacy White was on hand to present this Commendation.
The annual awards were presented on January 17, 2020 for the following -
2019 Business of the Year with 5 or less employees:
2019 Business of the Year with 20 or less employees:
Impact Taekwondo Center
Restoration 1 of Tampa Bay
2019 Business of the Year with 20 or more employees:
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
St. Joseph’s Hospital - South
2020 Honorary Mayor of Riverview
Daniel Cyral, Hypnotic Engagements
And his Deputy Mayors
Marijean & Bryan Reith, TEAM REITH - RE/MAX Realty Unlimited
2019 Ambassador of the Year
Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins
2019 Volunteer of the Year
Jill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon
2019 Shining Star
Daniel Cyral, Hypnotic Engagements
2019 Citizen of the Year
Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC
During the program, President Mike Jones swore in the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce 2020 Board of Directors and encouraged members to help the Chamber reach even higher accomplishments in the coming year. These board members include:
President Mike Jones
President Elect Janet Noah, The Bridges Retirement Community
Past President Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC
Treasurer James Pulkowski CPA, James J Pulkowski, CPA, P.A.
Treasurer Elect Kendra Wilson, Suncoast Credit Union - Riverview Service Center
Board Emeritus Jim Johnson
2020 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Daniel Cyral, Hypnotic Engagements
Christian Beiter CFP, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC
Dan Bender, South Bay Hospital
Nikki Foster, The Mosaic Company
Rinky S. Parwani, Parwani Law, PA
Michael Broussard, The Flying Locksmiths
Faith Hanaway, The Alley at SouthShore
Jerry Rothstein, Keep I.T. Simple Computer Services
Bill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon
Wendy Heath, E&L Construction Group, Inc.
Marijean Reith, TEAM REITH - RE/MAX Realty Unlimited
George Colon, Grantham University, Inc.
Tanya Doran, Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
Within the program, President Mike Jones announced the launch of the Dr. Earl Lennard Scholarship Program supported by GRCC members and in partnership with the Riverview Women’s Club. From the Annual Dinner, $2,626 was raised for the scholarship fund thanks to the generosity of our members.
Thanks to a team of highly motivated 50/50 raffle ticket sellers, the GRCC was able to accumulate $2,900 during our 50/50 Raffle! The chamber was able to give away $1,450 to Julie Dahl of Riverview Mortgage.
Special thanks to our top sponsors: CenterState Bank, Coastal Catering, Hillsborough Community College – Southshore, South Bay Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital – South, Suncoast Credit Union - Riverview Service Center, Tampa Electric Co., TEAM REITH - RE/MAX Realty Unlimited, Tessera of Brandon, The Mosaic Company, and The Regent.
Photos courtesy of Huth and Booth Photography, Clik-Me-Quik Photo Booth, and Debbie Kirkland