• Annual Dinner - Caribbean Nights

    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:

    • Accent American

      • Mo2vated Photography

      • Pearson Capital

    2019 Business of the Year with 20 or less employees:

    • Impact Taekwondo Center

      • Osprey Observer

      • Restoration 1 of Tampa Bay

    2019 Business of the Year with 20 or more employees:

    • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop           

      • Electric Today

      • 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.

    For more information on the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, please visit https://www.riverviewchamber.com/ or call the office at 813-234-5944.
                                        

    Photos courtesy of Huth and Booth Photography, Clik-Me-Quik Photo Booth, and Debbie Kirkland