• July 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom

    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    July 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting on Zoom
     
    On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their virtual monthly membership meeting on Zoom. 2020 GRCC President Mike Jones, Florida DOE Vocational Rehabilitation, provided the day’s prayer. 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 Retired Colonel DJ Reyes, during our Military Recognition.
     
    President Mike Jones welcomed everyone who joined the virtual monthly membership meeting. He reminded all members that there are still grants available for your business through the Hillsborough County Rapid Response Recovery Program. He encouraged members to learn more and apply if their business qualifies.
     
    During this month’s virtual membership meeting, we took a moment to recognize our Annual Award Winners and celebrate them. Each one of them took 2 minutes to give their advice to members on how to stay positive and push forward during these challenging times. Congratulations to our Annual Awards Winners!
     
    Ambassador of the Year, Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins
    Citizen of the Year, Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group
    Shining Star, Daniel Cyral, Hypnotic Engagements
    Volunteer of the Year, Jill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon
    Small Business of the Year, Lisa Jordan, Accent American, Inc.
    Mid-Size Business of the Year, Jennifer Hart, Impact Taekwondo Center
    Large Business of the Year, Ian Lieberman, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop-Riverview
     
    Michael Broussard with The Flying Locksmiths took some time to thank everyone who supported & helped execute our re-imagined Taste of GRCC event. He noted that over 1,300 Google Reviews were received and over 400 posts were made on the Facebook group throughout the month-long event. He was very excited that we were able to give away over $2,000 in prizes. Kendra Wilson with Suncoast Credit Union spoke on behalf of our re-imagined Teaching to Excellence event this year. She thanked all of our sponsors and donors then let members know there are still opportunities for sponsoring and donating. Bill Andrew with Tessera of Brandon announced that there will be an Honorary Mayor Race this year. Janice Bayruns with FirstLight Home Care announced our re-imagined TurboChatter NetworkNite that will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, August 19th from 4:15-5:45 PM. She encouraged members to register for this virtual speed-networking event.
     
    During this meeting, 2019 Ambassador of the Year, Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins, spoke on behalf of the July Member Spotlight, Alex Fernandez, Affari Transportation. Tanya Doran, GRCC Executive Director then chose the August Member Spotlight to be Joe Zuba - Vice President JPMorgan Chase - Retired.
     
    At this month’s meeting, Debbie Kirkland, GRCC Membership Director, welcomed 14 New GRCC Members. President Elect Janet Noah, The Bridges Retirement Community provided recognition to the 38 renewing members.
     
    New Members: 
     
    20/20 Nutrition (813) 466-2789 premierdietetics.com
    AlturaTek Consulting Group, LLC (866) 425-8872 alturatekconsulting.com
    Art Monkey (813) 315-9803 artandicecream.com
    BubbaQue's (813) 284-6520 bubbaquesbbq.com
    Crisper's (813) 278-8200 crispers.com
    Kesh 'Oved Faith Ministries Inc. - Christian Church, Disciples of Christ (813) 278-8200 keshovedfaith.org
    Maple Street Biscuit Company (813) 769-9758 maplestreetbiscuits.com/riverview
    Mayuri V. Patel, DMD, PA - MVP Orthodontics (813) 640-0220 MVPOrthodontics.com
    Monat - Denise Williams (813) 951-5175 marketingdiva.mymonat.com
    Shell Point Pizza (813) 296-7921 ShellPointPizza.com
    Smokeez BBQ (813) 531-0465 smokeezbbq.com/
    Strategy Centers Inc. (813) 534-2043 strategycenters.com
    The Goddard School (813) 603-1530 goddardschool.com/tampa/lithia-spector-road-fl
    Uncle Louie G - Ice Cream, Italian Ices & Bakery (516) 946-2941 facebook.com/unclelouiegfishhawk
     
    Renewing Members:
     
    A-Fabco, Inc. – 19 Years
    Music Showcase – 18 Years
    Tampa Bay Times – 15 Years
    A+ Hearing Center, Inc. – 11 Years
    SportClips Haircuts – 11 Years
    Mackey Productions, LLC – 10 Years
    Magruder Agency – 10 Years
    Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority – 10 Years
    Brandon Law, PLLC – 8 Years
    Magic Power Washing, Inc. – 7 Years
    Brandon Family Law Center LLC – 6 Years
    Fifth Third Bank-Riverview Financial Center – 6 Years
    Pinot's Palette – 6 Years
    Selfie Subs – 6 Years
    Florida DOE Vocational Rehabilitation – 5 Years
    Fred's Market Restaurant – 5 Years
    Susan Hunter, Inc. – 5 Years
    Align Right Realty Riverview – 4 Years
    Gotcha Covered – 4 Years
    Hancock Tire and Auto – 4 Years
    Ivey Carpet & Flooring – 4 Years
    Dreama Blount's Insurance, Inc. – 3 Years
    Keller Williams Realty South Shore – 3 Years
    Valrico Law Group – 3 Years
    Flavaz Jamaican Grille – 2 Years
    Hypnotic Engagements – 2 Years
    McCullagh & Scott – 2 Years
    Sunrise Homes, Inc. – 2 Years
    Texas Roadhouse – 2 Years
    ARISE Assembly of God at Southshore – 1 Year
    Bahama Breeze – 1 Year
    Computer Networld, Inc. – 1 Year
    Disciples of Christ Christian Fellowship – 1 Year
    Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon – 1 Year
    The Blessed Tress – 1 Year
    The Forge Irish Pub – 1 Year
    Vet Support Group – 1 Year
    Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q – 1 Year
     
    President Mike Jones closed out the meeting by giving a special thanks to the GRCC staff members for all of their hard work and thanked everyone for tuning into this month’s meeting. He invited all who tuned in to attend next month’s meeting. Next month we will welcome new Hillsborough County Administrator, Bonnie Wise, who is going to be speaking to the attendees.

    The next GRCC Virtual Monthly Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 25, 2020. The GRCC luncheons are typically held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm and the public is welcome to attend. RSVPs are requested. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or sign up online