• GRCC December 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom

    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    December 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom
     
    On Tuesday, December 15th, 2020 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their Virtual Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom. Pastor Charlie Lewis from Christ Community Church provided the day’s invocation. Leading the meeting this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was 2019 Ambassador of the Year, Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins. Richard Rohde, R Processor, Inc. recognized LeRoy Dennison from Friends of Alafia, Inc. and honored Ed Socha, retired Navy CDR & Pearl Harbor Survivor during our Military Recognition.

    2021 President Janet Noah, The Bridges Retirement Community welcomed everyone who joined the meeting. Noah began by highlighting statistics from the past year in the chamber including 119 new members, 17 grand openings and four $1,000 scholarships awarded. She also briefed attendees about internal meetings with chamber consultant Jay Handler and how new ideas that were presented can help support economic development efforts. President Noah then welcomed this month’s featured speaker from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office District 4, Major Robert Rodriguez.

    Major Rodriguez’s speech was designed to educate attendees on his department’s responsibilities and how they interact with the community. As a Major, his focus is on the strategic direction of the district and to create plans to improve quality of life. He encouraged residents to lock their cars as 96% of car break-ins in District 4 are simply because people leave their cars unlocked. According to Rodriguez, District 4 has seen a downward trend in crime over the last few years. He recommends contacting the Community Resource Officer Brian Sherman at bsherman@hcso.tampa.fl.us or by phone at (813) 247-0413 if businesses need any assistance from HCSO.

    President-Elect Noah announced that the 2021 Annual Dinner Bowl Membership & Awards Event will be held on Friday, April 23rd at Tabella’s at Delaney Creek. Gates open at 5:30pm and kickoff is at 6:00pm. The 2020 Business of the Year Finalists will be announced at the January 2021 Monthly Membership Meeting on January 26th. Noah also celebrated Events Manager Gabby Morford’s one-year anniversary with GRCC.

    During this meeting, Joe Eletto recognized the December Member Spotlight, John Schifino from Gunster. Sierra Carch, GRCC Administrative Services Manager and Jeff Caetano, Communications Coordinator, then chose the January Member Spotlight to be Megan Wade, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections.

    At this month’s meeting, Debbie Kirkland, GRCC Membership Director, welcomed 9 New GRCC Members. 2021 President Elect Michael Broussard, The Flying Locksmiths, provided recognition to the 19 renewing members.
     
    New Members:
    Bliss Nail Lounge (813) 444-5880 Facebook: Bliss Nail Lounge
    Brandon Medical Center, Inc. (813) 502-6430 brandonmedicalcenter.com
    First Citizens Bank (813) 262-2398 firstcitizens.com
    First Financial Security (813) 597-3429
    Order and Run (813) 820-0070 orderandrun.com
    Reliable Detailing And Tint (772) 579-1766 reliabledetailingtampa.com
    Targan Wehye-Jones P.A. (813) 308-9457 Facebook: Targan-WehyeJones-Realtor
    Time Frames Artworks LLC (813) 773-7771
    V.F.W. Post #8108 (813) 671-9845 vfw8108.us
     
    Renewing Members:
    Lanese & Associates, Inc. – 22 Years
    Alley Cat Pest Control, LLC – 10 Years
    Carr Pediatric Dentistry, PA – 10 Years
    Senior Helpers – 10 Years
    A Party 2 Remember, LLC – 8 Years
    St. Joseph's Hospital – South – 8 Years
    All About Speech & Language, LLC – 7 Years
    Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center – 6 Years
    Holiday Inn Express – 6 Years
    Strathmore Development Company – 5 Years
    Lasting Impressions Laser – 4 Years
    Twin Creeks Assisted Living and Memory Care – 4 Years
    Family Animal Hospital – 3 Years
    Alliance Auto LLC – 2 Years
    Busciglio Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, PL – 1 Year
    Charity Clothing Pickup – 1 Year
    Flex Suites Business Center – 1 Year
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ruskin - Sun City Center – 1 Year
    Noh Hassle Bookkeeping – 1 Year

    President-Elect Noah closed out the meeting by thanking everyone for investing in and supporting the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and by wishing all members Happy Holidays. The next GRCC Virtual Monthly Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 26th, 2021. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or sign up online