On Tuesday, August 24, 2021 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their Monthly Investor Meeting at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL. Past Board Chair, Mike Jones, Florida DOE Vocational Rehabilitation, provided the day’s invocation. Leading the meeting this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was retired Lieutenant Col. Tammy Dotson, from Time 2 S.H.I.N.E Consulting Services, whose service was recognized by Rich Rodhe, R Processor, Inc., during the Military Recognition.
2021 GRCC Chair – Elect of the Board, Michael Broussard, The Flying Locksmiths, started the meeting by recognizing the Past Presidents and Board Chairs as well as the current Board of Directors who were in attendance. Broussard thanked the audio and visual support for the luncheon done by DJ Seth Dugan, Doogie Entertainment; photography, done by Gerardo Luna Photographs; and linens, provided by Susan Williams of Fancy That Specialty Linens. He 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. Broussard also recognized many of the Tampa Bay Times “Best of the Best” award winners in attendance, including 3 Cs Catering LLC - Cafe Delanie, Accent American, Inc., and Tessera of Brandon.
Phil Minden, President of St. Joseph’s Hospital - South, then spoke with attendees about the effect COVID-19 cases are having on the facility’s Intensive Care Unit. Minden stressed the burden that unnecessary emergency room visits due to residents seeking COVID-19 testing is taking on the hospital. He urged people who need a COVID-19 test to visit an official testing site or purchase an at-home testing kit.
This month’s main speaker was Jelissa Gregus, Nursing Manager at BayCare Health System. Gregus informed the audience of the benefits of Robotic Surgery program at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mark Oliver, Founder of Specially Fit Foundation, then spoke with those in attendance about the year-round workouts, Special Olympic training, nutrition coaching, and mentorship for individuals with developmental disabilities that Specially Fit has to offer.
At this month’s meeting Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, welcomed nine (9) brand-new GRCC investors. Bill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon, provided recognition to the valued renewing investors in attendance.
All County Palms LLC
Youcef Aradj (813) 808-3714
7320 E Fletcher Ave, 110, Tampa
Dive Ventures Scuba
Jorge Roman (813) 544-1937
6520 US Hwy 301, Suite 103, Riverview
Referred by: Melissa Hartmann, Osprey Observer & Eric Soncrant, Northwestern Mutual - Armstrong/Soncrant
Enliven Hydration & Wellness
Carine Pierre (813) 252-1775
Kathleen Stasia - Stasia & Associates
Kathleen Stasia (727) 599-9409
Kimbrough Learning Institute, LLC
Trivia Kimbrough (813) 586-1454
Referred by: Denise Williams, Williams Marketing and Consulting LLC
The Bryan's Chateau – Assisted Living Facility
Icolin Bryan (813) 215-9577
1803 Powder Ridge Dr, Valrico
Thunder Bay Volleyball Academy, Inc.
Walter Perkins (813) 331-5388
in residence at High5, 401 Beverly Blvd, Brandon
Referred by: Linda Chion-Kenney, The Observer News
Time 2 S.H.I.N.E. Consulting Services, LLC
Tammy Dotson (901) 229-1460
Woodie's Wash Shack
Carolyn Jones (888) 887-9283
9390 Theater Dr, Gibsonton
Referred by: Terry Benton, Strathmore Real Estate Group
Camp Bow Wow Tampa South Shore
Alley Cat Pest Control, LLC
Winn-Dixie Store #2475
Parwani Law, PA
McNeil Management Services, Inc.
Brandon Family Law Center LLC
Brittany Bennett, CPA, PA
Elevated Learning Center
Staybridge Suites Tampa East/Brandon
Brandon Legal Group
CareerSource Tampa Bay
Dreama Blount's Insurance, Inc.
Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental Center
Isaak Law PLLC
Physician Partners of America, LLC
Seeds of Hope, Inc.
SmartStop Self Storage
Zuniga Marketing, Inc.
Caliber Home Loans
ER 24/7 in Riverview
Paola Rodriguez, Licensed Health Insurance Agent
The Frank Santini Law Firm
The Goddard School
Williams Marketing and Consulting LLC
Following the New and Renewing Investor recognition, GRCC Ambassador of the Month Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins, spoke about the importance of Ambassadors and why they are crucial to the success of the Chamber and the business community at large. Kristi McCart, McCart & Tesmer, P.A., followed up by providing an update on Trick or Treat Street, which will be held on October 23 at Riverview High School. Jennifer Hart, Impact Taekwondo Center and Julie Dahl, Riverview Mortgage, then announced this month’s Year One Club, which is a networking group designed specifically for GRCC investors who are within their first year with the Chamber. The final speaker of the afternoon was the Investor Spotlight with Melissa Roberts from The Observer News.
The luncheon wrapped up with Broussard and Jones announcing the door prizes and 50/50 raffle. The next GRCC Monthly Investor Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 28 at The Regent. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or visit www.riverviewchamber.com to register.