• Local Heroes Honored at GRCC Luncheon

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    December 19, 2018
    Local Heroes Honored at
    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    Monthly Member Luncheon
    Thanks to Riverview Mortgage and Homes for Heroes
    On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their monthly luncheon event at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL. The November edition of the Membership Meeting Luncheon featured several heartwarming touches was sponsored by Riverview Mortgage and Pastor Vickie Nunn, United Hearts Church, provided the day’s invocation. 
    GRCC President Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC, welcomed the group.  Then, leading the room this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was 2018 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Dr. Bryan Thatcher.  This month’s Military Recognition and Appreciation was provided by Military Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins.
    Michelle introduced and welcomed the day’s sponsor, Eros & Julie Dahl, Riverview Mortgage, to the podium. Not only did the Dahl’s encourage everyone to bring toy donations for Toys for Tots (TOTS), they decorated each table with cool toys to be turned over to the table of TOTS Marine guests hosted by Don Pearson of Pearson Capital, Inc.  These toys cleverly represented the careers of the heroes who were about to be honored. 
    Julie and Eros were joined on stage by their fellow Homes for Heroes affiliate Janine Morris to announce their recent Hero selections. Mike O’Dell, a disabled Navy Vietnam Veteran, was honored for his untiring volunteer work in helping veterans and their families.  Firefighter/paramedic Jeff Brewer was honored for putting his life on the line for over 6 years now as a representative of the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue unit.  An exceptional teacher was also honored.  Lynn Hayes, Exceptional Student Education Specialist, thoroughly enjoys her job working with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties students whom she says are the difference that our world needs.  Michelle Ambriati, a nurse at Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care, has the rare passion and compassion to communicate and care for her dementia patients.  Deputy Cliff Fletcher, Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office, has been serving our community for 21 years.  Cliff has always gone above and beyond his duty when it comes to helping with the plight of the homeless in our area and has been a terrific partner to the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce.
    Darrell Green, The Patriot Realty Group - HomeXpress Realty, Inc, encouraged members to get their GRCC Military Discount window decal to advertise their special offer to the military community.  President Mosher reminded everyone that the Annual Dinner, “Oh What A Knight!”, is scheduled for January 11th and it is now time to get your tables reserved. Honorary Mayor of Riverview Dr. Bryan Thatcher presented proclamations to his Honorary Deputy Mayors for their dedication and participation throughout 2018.
    This month’s Ambassador of the Month certificate was presented to Jennifer Caskey, CenterState Bank.  Jennifer has been an Ambassador for many years and most recently served as Co-Leader of this tremendous team.  Ambassador of the Year Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins, was delighted to present the award to Jennifer this month.
    During the luncheon, Leslie Forrester, Quality Life Massage Therapy, welcomed 11 New GRCC Members who were presented a 2018 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce membership plaque to proudly display.  Jill Andrew, Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care, provided recognition to all of the renewing members present at the luncheon, they were presented new GRCC lapel pins.
    New Members:
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairgrounds (813) 693-0095
    8610 Elm Fair Blvd, Tampa
    Next Level Church (207) 239-5601
    Meets @ Newsome High School 16550 Fishhawk Blvd, Lithia
    Rainbow of Tampa (813) 570-0787
    RE/MAX Bay To Bay (813) 259-0000
    10012 Water Works Ln, Riverview
    Sam's Club #4801 (Riverview) (813) 371-2394
    10385 Big Bend Rd, Riverview
    Storage Asset Management, LLC (813) 672-8716
    7201 US Hwy 301 S, Riverview
    Truly Nolen (813) 684-5735
    1626 S.R. 60 E, Valrico
    Veterans Memorial Park and Museum (813) 744-5349
    3602 US Hwy 301 N, Tampa
    We Do It All Lawn Care, LLC (813) 898-6339
    Women's Resource Center of Tampa (813) 309-3357
    1017 Kingsway Rd, Brandon
    Zoecklein Law (813) 501-5071
    Renewing members:
    A Party 2 Remember, LLC
    AJ's on the River, LLC
    All About Speech & Language, LLC
    An ABC Event, Inc.
    Aparicio-Levy Technical College
    Beavers Tree Service of Tampa Bay Inc.
    Bell Shoals Baptist Church
    Budget Blinds
    Campbell Real Estate, Inc.
    Century 21 Beggins Enterprises - Brandon
    Charles Rutenberg - Home Sales Tampa Bay
    Children's Board Hillsborough County
    Clear View Window Cleaning Service
    Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort, Inc. (C.A.R.E.)
    Duffey Tree Care, LLC
    Edward Jones - Financial Advisor
    Fuzzy's Taco Shop
    HART (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority)
    HCC Institute for Corporate & Continuing Education
    Holiday Inn Express
    Integrity Moves Moving Labor, LLC
    James J Pulkowski, CPA, P.A.
    Ken Hope Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.
    Knights Air Conditioning LLC
    Little Harbor Resort
    Lupton's Restaurant & Catering
    Mary Kay - Cindy Rolewicz
    Mathnasium of Riverview
    Melissa ''Missy'' Polo
    On The Move Productions
    Orangetheory Fitness Riverview
    Regions Bank - Winthrop Office
    Riverview Mortgage
    Senior Helpers
    Serenity Meadows Memorial Park and Funeral Home
    Simply Travel
    South Shore Symphony Orchestra
    Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
    Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc.
    Sunshine Trading Company
    Tampa Electric Co.
    The Oasis at Brandon
    Waste Management Inc. of Florida
    Attendees were encouraged to attend the next GRCC Membership Meeting Luncheon (Holiday Hullabaloo) scheduled for Tuesday, December 18th.  RSVPs are strongly requested.  This December luncheon will be sponsored by GRCC’s Taking Care of Business group.
    The GRCC luncheons are held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm (except December which is the 3rd Tuesday) and the public is welcome to attend ($25 charge for non-members). RSVPs are requested. Please call the chamber office at (813) 234-5944 or sign up online.
    Photo courtesy of Ed Booth, Huth and Booth Photography.
    Photo IDs
    Seated left to right
    Cheryl Hickman, Women's Resource Center of Tampa
    Alta King, We Do It All Lawn Care, LLC
    Melissa Gunn, Truly Nolen
    Nikki Dinniny, Sam’s Club #4801
    Lauren Bunton, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairgrounds
    Jamie Roche, Holiday Inn Express
    Standing left to right
    Robert Warren, We Do It All Lawn Care, LLC
    Nelson Gonzalez, Truly Nolen
    Lee Galligher, Sam’s Club #4801
    Wayne Farmer, Rainbow of Tampa
    Debbie Kirkland, Membership Director
    (813) 234-5944