• Monthly Member Luncheon Hosted by TCOB

    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    Monthly Member Luncheon
    Thanks to their Taking Care of Business Group
     
    On Tuesday, December 17, 2019 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their monthly luncheon event at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL. GRCC’s Taking Care of Business (TCOB) Group sponsored this Monthly Luncheon for the 4th year in a row. Pastor Johnny Honaker, River of Life Christian Center, 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 2019 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Bill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon. President Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC gave her last President’s Message as the GRCC President. Mike Jones will take the gavel during the GRCC Annual Dinner on Janaury 17th, 2020. President Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC spoke about the opportunity members had to write a Google Review on GRCC before today’s luncheon to have the chance to be in a drawing for $100 cash. Bob Hintze, Waypoint Property Inspection, LLC won the $100 and selflessly donated the $100 back to the forthcoming GRCC scholarship fund.
     
     
    It was at this December luncheon that the 82 nominees for Business of the Year were told which 9 of them had made it to the finalist categories.  The actual winners will be announced at GRCC’s Annual Dinner on January 17th, 2020.  President Michelle Mosher and Executive Director Tanya Doran presented finalist awards to the following businesses:
     
    Organizations with 5 or less employees:
    •           Accent American
    •           Mo2vated Photography
    •           Pearson Capital
    Organizations with up to 20 employees:
    •           Impact Taekwondo Center
    •           Osprey Observer
    •           Restoration 1 of Tampa Bay
    Organizations with over 20 employees:
    •           Electric Today
    •           Fuzzy’s Taco Shop
    •           St. Joseph’s Hospital - South
     
     
    This month’s Ambassador of the Month certificate was presented to
    Annette Bilyeu, Spectrum Business.  Annette’s previous experience as a chamber professional and being a GRCC Ambassador for several years definitely well qualifies her for this award. Ambassador of the Year Janet Noah, Bridges Retirement Community, was delighted to present the award to Annette this month.
     
     
    Faith Hanaway, The Alley at SouthShore and Marijean Reith, TEAM REITH - RE/MAX Realty Unlimited, as the Co-Leaders for TCOB, spent a few moments at the microphone telling the crowded room about the group.  They both expressed their gratitude and emotions for not only the business they have established within the group but also the friendships and feeling of family that they receive.  Invitation was made for everyone to come check it out on Thursday mornings at The Alley at SouthShore from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. The Taking Care of Business group will not be meeting December 26th or January 2nd due to the holidays.
     
     
    Cassandra Hardy, Witt Fence Co. Inc., Member Spotlight for January 2020 took two minutes to talk about Witt Fence and pulled the name for the February 2020 Member Spotlight. The February 2020 Member Spotlight is Susan Williams, Fancy That Specialty Linens LLC.
     
     
    During the luncheon, Elijah Heath, Heath Wealth Management LLC, welcomed 17 New GRCC Members who were presented a 2019 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce membership plaque to proudly display.  Kendra Wilson, Suncoast Credit Union - Riverview Service Center, provided recognition to all of the renewing members present at the luncheon.
     
     
    New Members:
     
    Akerman, LLP (813) 209-5020
     
    ALDI Inc. (863) 353-4919
     
    Aquatic Escapes - Fishing Charters and Tours (813) 997-9897
     
    Brilla Inc. (813) 481-1412
     
    C. S. West & Associates, PA (813) 344-1784
     
    Cary Stirling (561) 951-3706
     
    Charity Clothing Pickup (813) 882-8888
     
    Edward Jones, Justin Slater, Financial Advisor (813) 530-4236
     
    Hampton Inn and Suites- Tampa Riverview Brandon (813) 497-4590
     
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Ruskin - Sun City Center (813) 922-4561
    Peitra Donovan Gray (813) 389-0083
     
    Katpro Technologies Inc (813) 502-0609
     
    Keller Williams Realty South Shore – Comstock Home Group (910) 388-8010
     
    Living for Logan, Inc. (DBA Living for Logan Foundation) (813) 541-8195
     
    Marlin James Inc (813) 689-0817
    Red Carpet Carwash & Mobile Detailing Inc. (813) 940-6377
     
    Sprint (813) 774-5730
     
    The Realty Group – Corey Gomis (813) 368-9506
     
    Renewing members:
    1ST Leap Workforce Consulting, LLC
    Aparicio-Levy Technical College
    Boohoff Law
    Century Storage - Riverview, LLC
    Charter Communications, Inc.
    Comfort Keepers, LLC
    Council Growers Sod
    Easy A/C
    Emu Internet & Design Consulting, Inc.
    First American Title Insurance Company
    Hillsborough County Nursing and Rehab Center, LLC
    Holiday Inn Express
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairgrounds
    Integrity Moves Moving Labor, LLC
    JRC Shirts N More
    Ken Hope Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.
    Lanese & Associates, Inc.
    Little Harbor Resort
    Moe's Southwest Grill - Summerfield
    On the Move Productions
    River of Life Christian Center
    Sam's Club #4801 (Riverview)
    Select Air Conditioning Services, LLC
    Senior Helpers
    St. Joseph's Hospital – South
    St. Stephen Parish and School
    Storage Asset Management, LLC
    Storage Asset Management, LLC
    Strathmore Development Company
    Suncoast Community Health Centers, Inc.
    The Law Office of Jeffrey Dowd, PA
    Truly Nolen
    Velox Insurance
    Witt Fence Co. Inc.
     
     
    Incoming President Mike Jones reminded everyone that the Annual Dinner, Caribbean Nights, is scheduled for January 17th, 2020 and it is now time to get your tables reserved. Attendees were also encouraged to attend the next GRCC Membership Meeting Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, January 28th, 2020.  RSVPs are strongly requested.  This January luncheon will be sponsored by The Mosaic Company.
     
    2019 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Bill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon, as well as Jill Andrew, Tessera of Brandon came to the podium to introduce the winner of the 2020 Honorary Mayor of Riverview race.  Much praise was given to the two candidates who brought in a total of $34,848.22!  With over $18,000 collected by Daniel Cyral, Hypnotic Engagements, Daniel was pronounced the winner. Daniel Cyral, Hypnotic Engagements will be donating his winnings to the charities, My Warriors Place and South County Spartans Athletic Program. Bryan & Marijean Reith, TEAM REITH - RE/MAX Realty Unlimited were also happy to have raised some much-needed funds for their charities as well.  Bryan & Marijean donated money to ECHO- Emergency Care Help Organization and Impact Program. They will be Honorary Deputy Mayors for 2020. Daniel will serve one year on the GRCC Board of Directors and as a team they will all help to deliver Proclamations at GRCC Ribbon Cuttings and present the Pledge of Allegiance at the monthly luncheons. Daniel Cyral, Hypnotic Engagements did a raffle for his lottery board he graciously donated during the race which included a $100 bill and over $300 in raffle scratch offs. The winner of his board was Laura Nation, Oops A Daisy Flowers and Gifts.
     
     
    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 ($30 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.