• GRCC February Monthly Membership Meeting Luncheon

    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce 
    February 2020 Monthly Membership Luncheon
    Sponsored by Tampa Electric Co.

    On Tuesday, February 25, 2020 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their monthly membership luncheon at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL. As an annual tradition Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) hosted the second luncheon of the year. Pastor Bruce Hall, Champion City Church, provided the day’s invocation.  
    2020 GRCC President, Mike Jones, welcomed everyone to the luncheon and invited his board of directors, past presidents, and ambassadors to introduce themselves to the crowd.  Leading the group this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was 2020 Honorary Mayor of Riverview, Daniel Cyral of Hypnotic Engagements. Richard Rohde, R Processor, Inc. recognized Pastor Billy Joe Hogg, US Army Vietnam Veteran, during our Military Recognition.
    Doug Driggers, Regional Manager for Tampa Electric Co. spoke briefly on TECO and how dedicated they are in being involved with their local chambers. He then introduced Paul Davis, President of the Florida Strawberry Festival to come up and speak to all of the attendees. Paul Davis talked about the history of the Florida Strawberry Festival and how it has impacted the Plant City Community. Paul Davis gifted all of the attendees with caramel popcorn and brought many different raffles for concerts being held at the Florida Strawberry Festival this year.
    During this luncheon, President Mike Jones announced that the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce was looking for an April sponsorship for their Monthly Membership Meeting Luncheon. He also congratulated Rashaad Carty who is the new Branch Manager at Suncoast Credit Union - Big Bend Service Center. President Mike Jones brought February Member Spotlight, Melissa Roberts, The Observer News on stage and Melissa Roberts then chose Elena Westrop, Charity Clothing Pickup to be the March Member Spotlight.
    During the program, Event Chair Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC, spoke about the 26th Annual Golf Tournament. He explained there were still opportunities to play in the tournament, be a sponsor for the tournament, or volunteer during the event. Tammy See, OEL Heating & Cooling, spoke about GRCC’s brand new event, TurboChatter NetworkNite. She let attendees know that it would be on March 31st and that there are a limited number of spots left to RSVP! Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC also came to the stage to let attendees know about the $120 display table opportunity at the meeting luncheons. She let guests know to reach out to the GRCC for availability and for more details. Rick Monsipapa, Nail the Sale, spoke on his brand-new event called Survive and Thrive – A Sales Coaching Open Forum. This event is at no cost to members and is being hosted at Leaven Brewing Company, LLC. Last but not least, Major Justin Kellett, Airshow Director for the Tampa Bay AirFest got on stage to talk about the March 28-29 air show happening at MacDill Air Force Base. He gave attendees details on what to expect this year and showed a video reel that got guests excited for the airshow.
    At this month’s luncheon, Faith Hanaway, The Alley at SouthShore, welcomed 15 New GRCC Members. Marijean Reith, Team Reith - RE/MAX Realty Unlimited, provided recognition to the renewing members who were present.

    New Members:

    3 Points Catering Company (813) 502-5871
    7-Eleven #35618B - Boyette @ McMullen (757) 289-7843
    Acropolis Restaurant of Riverview LLC (813) 654-2255
    Alicia Whiting-Bozich (813) 574-6701
    A-Plus - Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (813) 634-8679
    ArchiTech Software and Web Solutions, Incorporated (813) 413-7065
    Beef 'O' Bradys – Bloomingdale (813) 564-8894
    Cali Café (267) 808-0368
    Champion City Church (813) 860-9554
    Datz Restaurant Group (813) 831-7000
    Flex Suites Business Center (813) 640-0010
    Gary Dolgin for Hillsborough County Circuit Court Judge, Group 30 (813) 223-3200
    JR Productions (813) 451-8881
    PHDermatology (813) 415-2204
    REM Air Conditioning of Tampa (813) 248-5877

    Renewing members:

    American Legion Post #148 – 25 Years
    M and M Printing – 22 Years
    Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home – 22 Years
    Kazbor's Sports Grille – 20 Years
    American Cancer Society – 19 Years
    George's Mower Service – 18 Years
    Maranda Insurance Agency – 18 Years
    Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union – 16 Years
    Brown Comfort Systems, LLC – 14 Years
    Canine Cabana LLC – 12 Years
    Christ Community Church – 12 Years
    Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon – 12 Years
    Southbay Periodontics & Implantology – 12 Years
    Manatee Apparel Graphics – 11 Years
    All Life Legal, PA – 9 Years
    Eye Site Center – 9 Years
    Cox Law, PLLC – 8 Years
    Impact Program, Inc. – 8 Years
    Keep I.T. Simple Computer Services – 8 Years
    Spectrum Business – 8 Years
    The Bridge of the Bay Community Church – 8 Years
    Troy University – 7 Years
    Kiwanis Club of Greater Brandon – 6 Years
    Tax Happens, LLC – 6 Years
    All Season Electric Corp – 5 Years
    Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center – 5 Years
    Faces of Courage Foundation, Inc. – 5 Years
    Haley House Fund, Inc – 5 Years
    Suncoast Credit Union Big Bend Service Center – 5 Years
    Urban Employee Management, Inc. – 5 Years
    Verify Network, LLC – 5 Years
    C & J Specialty, Inc. – 3 Years
    Dog Gone Holistic – 3 Years 
    Lasting Impressions Laser – 3 Years
    Shaughnessy Law – 3 Years
    The Flying Locksmiths – 3 Years
    Charter Communications, Inc. – 2 Years
    RE/MAX Realty Unlimited – Riverview – 2 Years
    3 Cs Catering LLC – 1 Year
    Bikes For Christ – 1 Year
    Encore by David Weekley Homes – 1 Year
    Firehouse Subs Riverview – 1 Year
    G-FORCE Line Striping of Tampa – 1 Year
    Goodwill Industries - Suncoast, Inc. – 1 Year
    Heartland Payment Solutions, Inc. – 1 Year
    ListPro, LLC – 1 Year
    Sunshine Auto Shield LLC – 1 Year
    Watts Dental – 1 Year

    Attendees were encouraged to attend the next GRCC Monthly Membership Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020.  This March luncheon will be sponsored & catered by Acropolis Restaurant of Riverview LLC.

    The GRCC luncheons are typically held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm and the public is welcome to attend ($30 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