• GRCC Announces 2020 Business of the Year Winners and 2020 Award Winnners

    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Announces
    2020 Business of the Year Winners and 2020 Award Winners
     
    On February 23rd, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) officially announced the 2020 Business of the Year and 2020 Award Winners at the GRCC Virtual Monthly Investor Meeting.

    The following individual GRCC Investors were acknowledged as 2020 Award Winners for their dedication, achievements and outstanding character while representing the chamber in the community:
     


    Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins - 2020 Ambassador of the Year
     
    Joe Eletto is an individual who truly embodies what the purpose of being an ambassador is and leads other ambassadors and investors to be the best versions of themself. Eletto serves as a role model through continuously attending countless Ribbon Cuttings, Investor360 sessions, and other GRCC events. He served as the 2014 GRCC President and was awarded Citizen of the Year in 2015. Currently, Eletto serves as the Chair of the Military Affairs Committee, actively participates in Taking Care of Business (TCOB), and serves on the Annual Golf Tournament Committee. This year will be his 6th time being awarded Ambassador of the Year.



    Larry Brooks, A&A Mortgage Funding - 2020 Citizen of the Year
     
    Larry Brooks is involved with countless activities behind the scenes to support the needs of so many in the community. Brooks has been a dedicated volunteer for Faces of Courage for many years and gives of his talent and monies to many more organizations as well. He even awarded his own scholarship through the Riverview Woman’s Club. In fact, Brooks is the first man to be a member of the Riverview Women’s Club. He was also previously named the 2011 Volunteer of the Year.
     
     
    Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals - 2020 Volunteer of the Year
     
    Michelle Mosher always seeks ways to connect with members outside of the normal course. Mosher actively cultivates new leadership for the GRCC & exemplifies this as a current ambassador. She contributes her time and thoughts to almost every event hosted by the GRCC including the Political Forum, Taste of GRCC, and TCOB. Mosher was the 2014 GRCC Ambassador of the Year and Southshore Insurance Professionals was a 2017 GRCC Business of the Year award winner. She currently serves as the Chair of the Presidents Council, Co-Chair for the COVID-19 Task Force, and has been a dedicated member to the GRCC board for 8 years.


     
    Tammy See, OEL Heating & Cooling - 2020 Shining Star
     
    Tammy See completely inserted herself within the first year of joining GRCC. See conducted a virtual educational webinar with GRCC, volunteers time to put together the monthly newsletter, actively participates on the COVID-19 Task Force and TCOB, and truly encompasses GRCC’s core values. She is the Co-Chair of the TurboChatter NetworkNite committee, the Co-Chair of the Ambassador Team, and a newly elected GRCC Board Member.
      
     
    In 2020, GRCC received 92 nominations for the 2020 Business of the Year awards. These nominees were selected from criteria that includes accomplishments, community involvement, innovation, and leadership in the Greater Riverview community. Nominations were received from investors and each nominee was requested to submit a formal application to a panel of judges. The purpose of these awards is to recognize locally operated businesses that best represent entrepreneurship in the Greater Riverview area. The 2020 GRCC Business of the Year winners are:

     
    Image360 - Tampa/Ybor City - Organizations With 5 or Less Employees

    Founded in 2005, Image360 - Tampa/Ybor City is a part of a national network comprised of over six-hundred locations. They believe that the possibilities of visual communication are endless. Their goal is to supply graphics that enhance, signage that works, and displays that inform. From imagination through installation, Image360 – Tampa/Ybor City can help bring your visual communication ideas to life.
     
     
    Canine Cabana - Organizations With up to 25 Employees

    Since they opened in May of 2008, Canine Cabana understands the importance of happy, healthy pets. The owners have over 30 years of animal care expertise and they provide a safe, active, and healthy recreational environment for your furry friends. Canine Cabana improves the quality of life for both dogs and the owners who love them. They are your dog’s oasis from home.

     
    St. Joseph's Hospital - South - Organizations With Over 25 Employees

    St. Joseph's Hospital - South opened its doors in February of 2015 and offers a variety of amenities for its guests. Being South Hillsborough County's first not-for-profit hospital, their innovative facility is specially designed to make patients and visitors as comfortable as possible. They just completed their latest expansion with an 11-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Watson Health just ranked them within the 2020 Top 100 Hospitals.

    GRCC congratulates all of the nominees and winners for their hard work and dedication, all of which contributes to the economic development engine in the Greater Riverview community. They would also like to 
    thank the 2020 Business of the Year Award Judge Panel for their efforts in assessing each application: 
     
    Carol Minor, Center Director - Florida Small Business Development Center at Hillsborough County
    Jennifer Hart, 2019 Business of the Year - Impact Taekwondo Center
    Isabella Rosal, 2018 Shining Star of the Year – Kriosk
    Mike Jones, 2020 GRCC President - Florida DOE Vocational Rehabilitation
    Bill Andrew, GRCC Board Member -  Tessera of Brandon