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.
Kesh 'Oved Faith Ministries Inc. - Christian Church, Disciples of Christ (813) 278-8200 keshovedfaith.org
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