• GRCC Holds March 2021 Monthly Investor Meeting on Zoom

    On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their Virtual Monthly Investor Meeting on Zoom. President Elect Michael Broussard from The Flying Locksmiths provided the day’s invocation. Leading the meeting this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was LeRoy Dennison from Friends of Alafia. Richard Rohde from R Processor, Inc. recognized the service of Lesley Lykins (Commander, United States Navy Reserve) from South Bay Hospital during the Military Recognition.

    GRCC President Janet Noah from The Bridges Retirement Community started the meeting by recognizing and congratulating the exceptional 2020 GRCC Businesses of the Year and Award Winners:

     
    2020 GRCC Business of the Year Winners
    Image360 - Tampa/Ybor City - Organizations With 5 or Less Employees
    Canine Cabana - Organizations With up to 25 Employees
    St. Joseph's Hospital - South - Organizations With Over 25 Employees
     
    2020 GRCC Award Winners
    Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins - 2020 Ambassador of the Year
    Larry Brooks, A&A Mortgage Funding - 2020 Citizen of the Year
    Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals - 2020 Volunteer of the Year
    Tammy See, OEL Heating & Cooling - 2020 Shining Star
     
    President Noah also recognized GRCC’s Debbie Kirkland and her brand-new title of Director of Investor Relations. Noah also mentioned the ongoing GRCC Marketing and Branding Series, a 6-part series of virtual workshops designed to help educate investors and build up their marketing footprint.

    At this month’s meeting, Debbie Kirkland, GRCC Director of Investor Relations, welcomed six (6) brand-new GRCC investors. 2020 GRCC Shining Star Tammy See from OEL Heating & Cooling provided recognition to the forty-six (46) valued renewing investors.

    New Investors:
    Alafia Brewing Company, LLC
    Dan Castanera
    (813) 930-5238
    AlafiaBrewing.com
     
    Florida Markets Place
    SaintAubin Saintilien
    (813) 296-1148
     
    HiTech Automotive
    Melissa Canfield
    (813) 684-1556
    hitechautomotiveofbrandon.com
     
    Marzucco Real Estate
    Morgan Causey
    (813) 376-8294
     
    O2B Kids
    Michelle Deschamps
    (813) 491-1943
    o2bkids.com
     
    Women Centered 4 Success
    Sheila Lewis
    (813) 294-4212
    wc4s.org

    Renewing Investors:
    22 Years
    CenterState Bank (Riverview)
    Riverview United Methodist Church
     
    18 Years
    Thatcher Properties

    16 Years
    All American Title Insurance, Inc.
    Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care
     
    13 Years
    Panera Bread-Covelli Franchise

    12 Years
    All Ready Property Management Realty, Inc
    The UPS Store #6090
     
    11 Years
    Accounting Consulting Services of Greater Tampa
    Lupton's Restaurant & Catering
     
    10 Years
    Impact Taekwondo Center, LLC

    9 Years
    Bookworm Used Books, LLC
    Impact Program, Inc.
    Melissa Snively - State Farm
    Riverview Woman’s Club
     
    7 Years
    Thrivent Financial

    6 Years
    Bob Billa’s SHJ Plumbing, LLC
    i9 Sports
    Robert Bauman, Circuit Court Judge, Group 34
     
    5 Years
    Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative
    Olin Plumbing Inc.
    Paris Nails Studio LLC
    RSC Construction and Painting, LLC
     
    4 Years
    Accurate Health Plans
    Shaughnessy Law
     
    3 Years
    Dash Properties
    Florida State Fair Authority
    Papa John’s – Riverview
     
    2 Years
    Computer Networld, Inc.
    Digital Harvest Media
    Fairfield Inn and Suites Riverview
    Latitudes Tours
    NuVita Chiropractic
    ServPro of Brandon/North Riverview
    The Learning Experience – Rivercrest
     
    1 Year
    7-Eleven #35618B - Boyette @ McMullen
    Brandon Crossroads Bowl, Inc.
    Cali Café
    Datz Restaurant Group
    Divine Destiny Center Inc
    Fields and Table
    Hartford Fence Supply, Inc
    Kriosk
    Vortex Security
     
    Jennifer Caskey from CenterState Bank (Riverview) discussed how proud her organization is to have renewed with GRCC for their 22nd year and also how important it is to stay connected with the chamber.

    During this meeting, Amanda Ricks from First Citizens Bank recognized the March Investor Spotlight, Michelle Landy, St. Joseph's Hospital - South. Landy has been with BayCare for 11 years, and was recently promoted to Director of Operations for the hospital. Jeff Caetano, Communications Coordinator, then chose the April Investor Spotlight to be Tammy See from OEL Heating & Cooling.


    The guest speaker for this month’s meeting was Jennifer Whelihan from the Hillsborough County Economic Development. She provided investors with important information on the Economic Development Innovation Initiative (EDI2). EDI2 has a program-oriented framework, providing grant funding and support for large-in-scale events or opportunities that enable entrepreneurs to achieve success. Through the EDI2 program, Hillsborough County is strengthening services and resources such as high-quality mentors and support structures, access to capital, collaboration of entities, commercialization of research, and advocacy that directly support entrepreneurs.

    GRCC Treasurer-Elect Christian Beiter from Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC provided an update on the 27th Annual Golf Tournament. “Horsing Around the Course” will be held on May 1st at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. Sponsorships and tournament entries for individuals and foursomes are still available.

    Janice Bayruns from FirstLight Home Care announced the return of Virtual TurboChatter NetworkNite. During this event, investors will have the opportunity to network with numerous individuals in a very fast paced environment. Nikki Foster from The Mosaic Company provided information on GRCC’s wildly popular Teaching to Excellence, which will be held in August.
    GRCC Events Manager Gabby Morford updated investors on the return of Ribbon Cutting ceremonies in our community. Sierra Carch, GRCC Administrative Services Manager & Jeff Caetano then announced the door prizes that were awarded to meeting guests.
     
    President Noah closed out the meeting by thanking everyone for investing in and supporting the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. The next GRCC Virtual Monthly Investor Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 27th, 2021. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or visit www.riverviewchamber.com to register.