• GRCC October 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom

    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    October 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom
    On Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their virtual monthly membership meeting on Zoom. Pastor David Jasper, Calvary Church, 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 Seth Dugan, Doogie Entertainment, during our Military Recognition.

    President Mike Jones, Florida DOE Vocational Rehabilitation welcomed everyone who joined the meeting. He thanked the Board of Directors who are rolling off this year for their time & their service. These folks are Daniel Cyral with Hypnotic Engagements, George Colon with Grantham University, Inc., Michelle Mosher with Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC, and Rinky Parwani with Parwani Law, PA. Mike recognized Christian Beiter with Preservation 1st Financial Group and Nikki Foster with The Mosaic Company as they will be extending their board participation through 2024. He congratulated & welcomed the newly appointed GRCC Board of Directors members. These folks are Doug Driggers with Tampa Electric Co., Kristi McCart with McCart & Tesmer, P.A., Phil Minden with St. Joseph's Hospital – South, and Tammy See with OEL Heating & Cooling.

    GRCC welcomed Fire Chief Dennis Jones from the Hillsborough County Fire Department to speak to attendees. Fire Chief Dennis Jones spoke about the 2 new fire stations set to be built within the next few years. These will be located in Central Brandon and Rhodine Road/US Hwy 301 S in Riverview. They are currently operating through 44 fire stations and hope to build 24 new fire stations slowly over time. He mentioned that Hillsborough County took over 114,000 calls last year which is a new record. He explained that 85% of those calls were medical which is why all employees are EMT & paramedic certified. Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is located at 9450 E. Columbus Dr Tampa, FL 33619, you can find more information at https://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/en/government/departments/fire.

    The 2021 Honorary Mayor of Riverview candidates took time to speak about their races, the events they are hosting, and the charities they are supporting. Shirley Bhat, FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club is raising funds for FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club and Riverview Woman's Club. Patrick Crowne, The Forge Irish Pub is raising funds for Seeds of Hope, Inc. and South County Spartans Athletic Program Inc. You can find information about all of their events at https://www.riverviewchamber.com/2021-honorary-mayor-of-riverview-race. The winner will be announced at the December 15th Monthly Membership Meeting Luncheon at The Regent.

    During the new business segment of our meeting, Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals LLC spoke about GRCC’s upcoming Rediscover, Innovate, and Celebrate Events. GRCC will be hosting their next Happy Hour on November 16th at Summerfield Crossings Golf Club. GRCC will be hosting their last 2020 Munch & Mingle on Tuesday, November 10th at The Barn at Winthrop Town Center. Michelle also announced that GRCC will be hosting its first in-person monthly membership meeting luncheon in December. There will be a limited capacity and CDC recommendations & guidelines will be enforced. Gabby Morford, GRCC Event Coordinator then provided an update to attendees on upcoming Ribbon Cuttings. She encouraged all to attend at least 1 Ribbon Cutting a month to get out in the community and support the community and its businesses. If you wish to host a Ribbon Cutting, she requested members reach out to the GRCC via email or call 813-234-5944.
    During this meeting, 2019 Ambassador of the Year, Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins, recognized the October Member Spotlight, Doug Driggers, Tampa Electric Co. Sierra Carch, GRCC Administrative Services Manager then chose the November Member Spotlight to be Mary Owens, Black Diamond Associates.

    At this month’s meeting, Debbie Kirkland, GRCC Membership Director, welcomed 10 New GRCC Members. Janet Noah, The Bridges Retirement Community provided recognition to the 44 renewing members.
    New Members:
    A Cultural Exchange Service (855) 517-8233 dealwithaces.com
    Chick-fil-A Riverview (813) 499-9933 http://cfasite.com/riverview
    Donovan's (813) 295-8445 DonovansMeatery.com
    Dustin Robinson
    Emilie Robinson
    Florida Farm Bureau Insurance (813) 967-2108 http://floridafarmbureau.com
    Omnipay USA (813) 464-5100 omnipayusa.com
    The Harvest Community Church (646) 373-5513 Plant4Harvest.com
    Three Thirteen Law, PLLC (813) 530-9849 threethirteenlaw.com
    Upwork (650) 439-0839 upwork.com/l/us/microsoft-powerpoint-producers-in-tampa-fl
    Renewing Members:
    Reach City Church – 21 Years
    Huth and Booth Photography – 15 Years
    Walmart #5300 – 14 Years
    Century Storage - Riverview, LLC – 11 Years
    James J Pulkowski, CPA, P.A. – 11 Years
    Natural Designs Landscaping – 11 Years
    Riverview Mortgage – 8 Years
    Sam's Club #4801 (Riverview) – 8 Years
    The Observer News – 8 Years
    Select Air Conditioning Services, LLC – 6 Years
    Shapes Fitness for Women – Brandon – 6 Years
    St. Stephen Parish and School – 6 Years
    Start Fresh Counseling Center – 6 Years
    An ABC Event, Inc. – 5 Years
    Calvary Church – Riverview – 5 Years
    Connie Bishop, Retired RN – 5 Years
    Exclaimit! Inc. – 5 Years
    First American Title Insurance Company – 5 Years
    Women's Care Florida, Women's Care – 5 Years
    Brandon Legal Group – 4 Years
    C & J Specialty, Inc. – 4 Years
    Christopher Ligori and Associates – 4 Years
    My Warriors Place Inc. – 4 Years
    Partners in Allergy and Asthma Care, P.A. – 4 Years
    SouthShore Orthodontics – 4 Years
    AJ's on the River, LLC – 3 Years
    Belz Law, PLLC – 3 Years
    Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental Center – 3 Years
    Keller Williams - Kerin Realty – 3 Years
    The Etiquette School of Refined Minds – 3 Years
    Mary Ware – 2 Years
    Next Level Church – 2 Years
    Smartplace LLC – 2 Years
    Cali Aji – 1 Year
    Cora Simon – Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant – 1 Year
    Gunster – 1 Year
    Impact Realty Tampa Bay – 1 Year
    Marlin James Inc – 1 Year
    Museum Of Science & Industry – 1 Year
    N Zone Sports - South Shore – 1 Year
    Paulette Y. Merchant LLC – Realtor – 1 Year
    Simon Firearms & Family Safety Training – 1 Year
    The Learning Station – 1 Year
    Wildgrass Apartments – 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, November 24, 2020. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or sign up online.