• GRCC Celebrates Triumphant Return of In-Person Monthly Luncheon

    On Tuesday, July 27, 2021 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their Monthly Investor Meeting at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL. This event was GRCC’s first in-person luncheon since February 2020 and all those in attendance were extremely excited to be back in attendance. Pastor Eric Hernandez, Brilla Church, provided the day’s invocation. Leading the meeting this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was District IV Community Resource Deputy Brian Sherman from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. GRCC Military Affairs Committee Leader Richard Rohde, R Processor, Inc., recognized the service of all the veterans in attendance during the Military Recognition.

    GRCC Chair of the Board Janet Noah, The Bridges Retirement Community, started the meeting by recognizing the Past Presidents and Board Chairs as well as the current Board of Directors who were in attendance. Noah also graciously thanked The Mosaic Company, Suncoast Credit Union, St. Joseph’s Hospital – South, and South State Bank for sponsoring the Chamber office’s brand-new computer technology. Because of their generosity the Chamber staff will be better suited to assist the community and local businesses and help solidify themselves as the Economic Development Engine in the Greater Riverview area. She also introduced the newest staff member of the Chamber, Amanda McClintock, who is the new Event Coordinator. She then introduced Donna Steiermann, Executive Director of The Bridges Retirement Community, to speak with attendees about what their Assisted Living facility has to offer the Greater Riverview area.

    At this month’s meeting Kendra Wilson, founder of Project Lotus Restoring Dignity and Branch Manager of Suncoast Credit Union, welcomed fourteen (14) brand-new GRCC investors. Board Chair-Elect Michael Broussard, The Flying Locksmiths, provided recognition to the thirty-seven (37) valued renewing investors.

    New Investors:

    Be Limitless Church
    Sam Phillips (813) 842-2067

    HomeTeam Pest Defense
    Jim Blaney (813) 437-6591
    2720 S Falkenburg Rd, Riverview

    Latinas Solar Care, LLC
    Marie Flores (813) 252-4451

    Millennium Physician Group
    Frank Sirchia (813) 590-5531
    6037 Winthrop Commerce Ave, 
    Suite 210, Riverview
    Referred by: Melissa Hartmann, Osprey Observer & John Sullivan, Winthrop Town Centre

    Noire 19 Studio, LLC
    Ashley Morrow (813) 816-1919
    902 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Brandon

    OneHope - Wine
    Mary Anne Gonsalves (813) 546-1240
    Referred by: Cora Simon, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant

    Specially Fit Foundation
    Mark Oliver (727) 831-2829
    Referred by: Michael Owen, Owen & Dunivan, PLLC

    Craig Hylton (786) 514-3594
    Referred by: Theresa Turner, Tax Happens, LLC

    Tim Sanders (813) 648-0847
    5208 Tampa W Blvd, Tampa

    TecDivine Business Solutions
    VK Moore (678) 939-9455
    Referred by: Tammy See, OEL Heating and Cooling

    The Way 2 Dance
    Tatyana Frost (813) 966-4788
    6520 US Hwy 301 S, Unit 102, Riverview
    Referred by: Shannon Keil, The Regent

    Velocity Tint & Auto Glass, Inc.
    Jesus Irizarry (813) 710-8664
    Referred by: Jeff Dowd, Dowd Law

    Ann Miller 
    11794 US Hwy 301 S, Riverview

    Winthrop Barn Theatre
    Cindy Manchesi (813) 598-6644
    11349 Bloomingdale Ave, Riverview

    Renewing Investors:

    25 Years
    South Bay Hospital
    The Mosaic Company

    22 Years
    R Processor, Inc.

    21 Years
    YMCA Camp Cristina

    15 Years
    Four Paws Veterinary Hospital

    13 Years
    Mary and Martha House, Inc.

    12 Years
    State Farm Insurance - Tyler Jordan Agency

    11 Years
    Hess Orthodontics
    Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority

    7 Years
    Campbell Real Estate, Inc.
    Selfie Subs
    Shapes Fitness for Women - Brandon

    6 Years
    Susan Hunter, Inc.

    5 Years
    Gecko Floor Care, LLC
    Gotcha Covered

    4 Years
    A Little Life Unlived Inc.
    Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
    Keller Williams Realty South Shore
    Robin Fuson, Circuit Court Judge, Group 25
    RYT IT Solutions

    3 Years
    McCullagh & Scott
    Renee Scott Insurance Agency
    SP2 Technologies, Inc.
    Sunshine Senior Movers, LLC
    The Law Office of Ashley Ivanov, P.A.

    2 Years
    Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery - 301 Riverview
    Cali Aji
    Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship
    Judge Lyann Goudie, Circuit Court Group 13
    Project Lotus Restoring Dignity
    Vet Support Group

    1 Year
    AlturaTek Consulting Group, LLC
    Cold Stone Creamery - Riverview
    Friends of Alafia, Inc.
    Kesh 'Oved Faith Ministries Inc. - Christian Church, Disciples of Christ
    Maple Street Biscuit Company

    Following the New and Renewing Investor recognition, GRCC Ambassador Team Leader Mike Jones, Florida DOE Vocational Rehabilitation, spoke about the importance of Ambassadors and why they are crucial to the success of the Chamber and the business community at large. Event committee chairs Nikki Foster, The Mosaic Company, and Kristi McCart, McCart & Tesmer, P.A., then informed the audience about this year’s Teaching to Excellence event. Theresa Sharkey, Your Pie, followed up by announcing the triumphant return of Trick or Treat Street, which will be held on October 23 at Riverview High School. The final speaker of the afternoon was Gretchen DelSavio, Riverview Friends of the Library, for this month’s Investor Spotlight. She discussed how they lead community advocacy campaigns, raising awareness and funds for our local library.

    The luncheon wrapped up with Noah and Jones announcing the door prizes and 50/50 raffle. Jeff Sheffer, Pronesis Technology Group, graciously donated his 50/50 raffle winnings to the Teaching to Excellence event. The next GRCC Monthly Investor Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 24 at The Regent. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or visit www.riverviewchamber.com to register.