• August 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom

    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    August 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom

    On Tuesday, August 25, 2020 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their virtual monthly membership meeting on Zoom. Pastor Walter Robbins, Next Level 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 Vince Cardella, Hillsborough County Veterans Helping Veterans Inc, during our Military Recognition.

    President Mike Jones, Florida DOE Vocational Rehabilitation welcomed everyone who joined the virtual monthly membership meeting. He announced that starting next week, GRCC will be accepting applications for the 2021 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He encouraged attendees to consider applying for one of the volunteer seats. He also congratulated Michael Broussard with The Flying Locksmiths who was recently chosen to be the 2021 President-Elect (2022 GRCC President). Next year Michael Broussard will work alongside Janet Noah, The Bridges Retirement Community, whom Mike Jones also congratulated for being selected as our 2021 President.

    Included in this month’s monthly membership meeting, GRCC welcomed our new Hillsborough County Administrator, Bonnie Wise to speak with attendees. She gave attendees updates on Hillsborough County’s financials. She shared her spreadsheet of Riverview projects that Hillsborough County is spending their money on. She also provided lots of valuable information on Hillsborough County's R3 Program. This program will provide dollars to small businesses in Hillsborough County that are in need as well as individual county residents. She explained to attendees that the application will re-open on August 31st and stated more information can be found at http://hcflgov.net/R3biz.

    GRCC Event Coordinator, Gabby Morford updated all attendees on the new GRCC Rediscover, Innovate, and Celebrate Events. She gave details on the few upcoming smaller in-person gatherings (Happy Hours, Munch & Mingle, and Ribbon Cuttings) for members to know about. She noted that GRCC is requiring masks & recommending social distancing at all future in-person events. Bill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon announced that this year’s Honorary Mayor Race applications are open until September 15th if anyone is interested in running to be the 2021 Honorary Mayor of Riverview. He advocated for the Honorary Mayor position and let attendees know that it is a great position to be in to market your business. Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC educated members about their Directory Listings. She noted that if members had an enhanced package or higher that this benefit was included in their membership. She encouraged members to double check their directory listing to ensure that all contact information is correct and up to date.

    During this meeting, 2019 Ambassador of the Year, Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins, spoke on behalf of the August Member Spotlight, Joe Zuba, Vice President JPMorgan Chase - Retired. Sierra Carch, GRCC Administrative Services Manager then chose the September Member Spotlight to be Michael Isaak, Isaak Law PLLC.

    At this month’s meeting, Debbie Kirkland, GRCC Membership Director, welcomed 8 New GRCC Members. President Elect Janet Noah, The Bridges Retirement Community and Michael Broussard, The Flying Locksmiths provided recognition to the 58 renewing members.
     
    New Members:
     
    Coast to Coast Moving & Storage – Wheaton Van Lines (817) 253-1895 coasttocoastmovingandstorage.com
    Cracker Barrel (615) 443-9213 Crackerbarrel.com
    Friends of Alafia, Inc. (813) 760-4281 friendsofalafia.org
    Hope for Her (813) 309-3357 hopeforherfl.org
    NAPA Auto Parts Riverview (813) 710-9850 napaonline.com
    National Cremation and Burial Society (813) 645-3231 nationalcremation.com/location/ruskin
    Rx Painting, LLC (813) 495-6108 rxpaintingllc.business.site
    Thunderstruck Ice (386) 315-4593 thunderstruckice.com
     
    Renewing Members:
     
    Sun City Center Funeral Home – 16 Years
    Four Paws Veterinary Hospital – 14 Years
    Pearson Capital, Inc. – 11 Years
    Priority Termite and Pest Solution – 11 Years
    South Bay Community Church, Inc. – 11 Years
    State Farm Insurance - Tyler Jordan Agency – 11 Years
    The Alley At SouthShore – 11 Years
    Hess Orthodontics – 10 Years
    Sun Towers Retirement Community – 10 Years
    Parwani Law, PA – 9 Years
    Riverview Veterinary Hospital – 9 Years
    McNeil Management Services, Inc. – 8 Years
    Cardinal Roofing & Solar Technologies Company – 7 Years
    Turner Cole Company - Real Estate Services – 7 Years
    Abdoney Orthodontics – 6 Years
    Fancy That Specialty Linens LLC – 6 Years
    Pavemaster – 6 Years
    RE/MAX Realty Unlimited - Richard Kemper – 6 Years
    The Crossings at Riverview – 6 Years
    The Oasis at Brandon – 6 Years
    Freedom Plaza Sun City Center – 5 Years
    The Grove at Southshore – 5 Years
    Center Academy – 4 Years
    First Citrus Bank – 4 Years
    Hillsborough County Property Appraiser – 4 Years
    Satin and Lace Bridal Boutique – 4 Years
    Secure Pro, LLC – 4 Years
    Shapes Fitness for Women – Riverview – 4 Years
    A Little Life Unlived Inc. – 3 Years
    Grantham University, Inc. – 3 Years
    Greg Green, Judge-Elect Circuit Court Group 31 – 3 Years
    Hillsborough County Veterans Helping Veterans Inc – 3 Years
    Kellogg Endodontics, P.A. – 3 Years
    RYT IT Solutions – 3 Years
    The Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend – 3 Years
    Uptown Suites – 3 Years
    The Law Office of Ashley Ivanov, P.A. – 2 Years
    Legacy Venture Group USA, Inc. – 2 Years
    Ligon Marketing – 2 Years
    Motion ChiroTherapy – 2 Years
    RE/MAX Alliance Group – 2 Years
    Renee Scott Insurance Agency – 2 Years
    Springhill Suites Tampa Brandon – 2 Years
    Zuniga Marketing, Inc. – 2 Years
    Cardinal Health - Sustainable Technologies – 1 Year
    Edward Jones - Gabriel Mbulo – 1 Year
    Goudie & Kohn, PA – 1 Year
    Kemp Design Services – 1 Year
    KMD 89 VA Claims Consulting – 1 Year
    OEL Heating & Cooling – 1 Year
    Owen & Dunivan, PLLC – 1 Year
    Project Lotus Restoring Dignity – 1 Year
    Restoration 1 of Tampa Bay – 1 Year
    The Popcorn Spot – 1 Year
    Travel With Grace – 1 Year
    We Insure Group - Kim Levesque – 1 Year
    We Perform Weddings – 1 Year
    Your Pie – 1 Year

    President Mike Jones closed out the meeting by congratulating all of the day’s door prize winners and gave a huge thank to all who donated door prizes. His last remark was an inspirational saying 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, September 22, 2020. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or sign up online.