• GRCC Hosts September Monthly Membership Meeting via Zoom

    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    September 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom
    On Tuesday, September 22, 2020 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their virtual monthly membership meeting on Zoom. Pastor Tina Blount, ARISE Assembly of God at Southshore, provided the day’s invocation. Leading the meeting 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 Lasandra & Arnold Talleyrand, The Learning Experience - Rivercrest, during our Military Recognition.

    President Mike Jones, Florida DOE Vocational Rehabilitation welcomed everyone who joined the virtual monthly membership meeting. He reminded everyone that GRCC is accepting applications for the 2021 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors through September 30th. He encouraged attendees to consider applying for one of the volunteer seats. During this message, he announced that GRCC’s annual Halloween event, Trick or Treat Street will not be taking place this year. He advocated for other fellow chamber member events that are being planned and executed such as the Campo YMCA (October 23rd) and Spurlino YMCA (October 30th) Trunk or Treat Parades as well as the Water Smart Tots Community Halloween Bash on October 24th.

    GRCC welcomed Gerri Kramer, Chief Communications Officer, Representing Craig Latimer, Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections to be the speaker for this meeting. Ms. Kramer dove into the topic of voting and the ways Hillsborough County residents could vote this year. She encouraged attendees to request a mail in ballot if they do not feel comfortable going to the polls to vote in person. She mentioned Hillsborough County will have 26 locations for residents to vote at this year and that early voting will take place from October 19th to November 1st. You can find more information about vote by mail and the voting locations here https://www.votehillsborough.org/VOTERS/Vote-By-Mail

    During the new business segment of our meeting, Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC spoke to attendees about our upcoming ribbon cuttings, Munch & Mingle events, and Happy Hours. He encouraged attendees to register for these various events as most have capacity limits and sell out quickly. Janice Bayruns, FirstLight Home Care talked about our scheduled TurboChatter NetworkNite happening on Wednesday, October 21st from 4-6 PM. She also encouraged attendees to register for this exhilarating speed networking event. There is no limit of attendees for TurboChatter NetworkNite and it is taking place via Zoom. Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC announced this year’s re-imagined Political Forum, the Meet YOUR Candidates Series taking place on various days from September 28th - October 9th. She detailed the various sessions explaining that the sessions will be broken up into different races to provide a more interactive experience for the candidates and attendees. Bill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon announced the 2 mayor candidates for our 2021 Honorary Mayor Race of Riverview. Shirley Bhat, FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club will be supporting the Riverview Woman’s Club and FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club. Patrick Crowne, The Forge Irish Pub will be supporting the South County Spartans Athletic Program Inc. and Seed of Hope, Inc. The Honorary Mayor Race of Riverview kickoff event will take place at our Munch & Mingle on Tuesday, October 13th.

    During this meeting, 2019 Ambassador of the Year, Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins, recognized the September Member Spotlight, E. Michael Isaak, Isaak Law PLLC. Sierra Carch, GRCC Administrative Services Manager then chose the October Member Spotlight to be Doug Driggers, Tampa Electric Co.

    At this month’s meeting, Debbie Kirkland, GRCC Membership Director, welcomed 10 New GRCC Members. Michael Broussard, The Flying Locksmiths provided recognition to the 41 renewing members.
    New Members:
    American Veteran Painting (813) 520-6096 AmericanVeteranPainters.com
    Bill Yanger for Hillsborough County Court Judge, Group 7 (813) 601-9500 YangerForJudge.com
    Certified Roofers & General Contractors, Inc. (813) 643-8333 certifiedroofers.com
    Eggs Up Grill (888) 434-4787 eggsupgrill.com
    Mandola's Italian Kitchen
    RCD Bookkeeping LLC (813) 480-5508 rcdbookkeepers.com
    T & J Painting LLC (816) 462-5821 tandjpaintingfl.com
    Tabella's at Delaney Creek (833) 822-3552 tabellas.com
    The Learning Experience – Riverview (813) 626-6971 thelearningexperience.com/center/riverview
    Tiki Docks (813) 683-8454 tikidocks.com
    Renewing Members:
    Osprey Observer – 17 Years
    Annabel Lennard – 15 Years
    Hillsborough Community College – Southshore – 13 Years
    Camp Bow Wow Tampa South Shore – 12 Years
    Mary and Martha House, Inc. – 12 Years
    Morningstar Electric, LLC – 12 Years
    HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority) – 10 Years
    Gabilee Interior – 8 Years
    Leslie Forrester – 8 Years
    AdventHealth Centra Care – 7 Years
    FirstLight Home Care – 7 Years
    Brittany Bennett, CPA, PA – 6 Years
    Elevated Learning Center – 6 Years
    Melissa ''Missy'' Polo, Circuit Court Judge, Group 24 – 6 Years
    Paula Meckley – 6 Years
    Redeemer Presbyterian Church – 6 Years
    TeleVoIPs – 6 Years
    go2techpro, LLC – 5 Years
    Integrity Moves Moving Labor, LLC – 5 Years
    The Bank of Tampa – 5 Years
    CareerSource Tampa Bay – 4 Years
    Grow Financial Federal Credit Union – 3 Years
    Isaak Law PLLC – 3 Years
    Nothing Bundt Cakes – 3 Years
    Lola on the Loop – 2 Years
    Majesty Title Services – 2 Years
    Outback and Carrabba's Express – 2 Years
    Seeds of Hope, Inc. – 2 Years
    SmartStop Self Storage – 2 Years
    Tessera of Brandon – 2 Years
    Water Smart Tots, Inc – 2 Years
    Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery - 301 Riverview – 1 Year
    All American Dog Training Academy – 1 Year
    Embroidery of Tampa Bay – 1 Year
    ER 24/7 in Riverview, A Department of Brandon Regional Hospital – 1 Year
    Experienced Autism Alliance – 1 Year
    Fresh Goodness – 1 Year
    Little Law PA – 1 Year
    Paola Rodriguez, Licensed Health Insurance Agent – 1 Year
    Red Carpet Carwash & Mobile Detailing Inc. – 1 Year
    Stowers Funeral Home – 1 Year

    President Mike Jones closed out the meeting by thanking all for attending and stating, “You can get anything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.”
    The next GRCC Virtual Monthly Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or sign up online.