New Members Celebrated at GRCC April Membership Luncheon Meeting
Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their monthly event at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview, FL. Long-time friend and member of GRCC, River Oaks Treatment Center hosted this month’s luncheon. Reverend Susan Hill, Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale, provided the day’s invocation.
President Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC welcomed everyone to the luncheon and invited the Board of Directors and Past Presidents to introduce themselves to the crowd. 2019 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Bill Andrew of Aldea Green - Eagle Senior Living surprised Alison Farnan, Satin and Lace Bridal Boutique, and invited her to lead the group this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Alison and her husband Peter and children recently received their American Citizenship. Rich Rohde, R Processor, Inc. welcomed and honored John Baty, Jr. who served with the US Army at the Pentagon, Germany and Fort Gordon, Ga. He has also served as a first responder in Plant City and has been providing fishing charters for My Warrior’s Place. Recognition was also made for distinguished guests Bob Henriquez, Hillsborough County Property Appraiser and Mark Proctor, Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation.
A special acknowledgement was made by President Mosher. The Community Room of the Riverview Library was recently named in honor of Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Board Emeritus Jim Johnson, a longtime advocate for our Riverview Library. The Jim Johnson Community Room is a way to thank Jim for all his efforts, over the years, to get a replacement library for our almost 45-year-old building, as well as his many other contributions to the community and the Library. This honor and naming will carry over to the new facility, when finished (estimated mid 2020).
Matty Donlan, Director of Community Affairs at River Oaks Treatment Center introduced Jeffrey Turiczek, Chief Executive Officer at River Oaks and sponsor for the April luncheon. Turiczek spoke to members on the Opioid Crisis. He noted that River Oaks Treatment Center uses the best evidence practice and provides all levels of care at the facility. He then introduced Dr. Michael Murphy, Medical Director of River Oaks Treatment Center. Dr. Murphy presented information on workplace addiction with statistics and costs of the impact on the workplace.
Janet Noah, The Bridges Retirement Community announced the March Ambassador of the Month, Jennifer Caskey, Centerstate Bank (Riverview). Also at the podium, Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt, Anytime Fitness (Boyette), announced their new HGTV show, “90 Day Dream Home.”
During the luncheon, President Elect Mike Jones, World's Finest Chocolate welcomed 17 New GRCC Members who were presented a 2019 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce membership plaque to proudly display. Rinky S. Parwani, Parwani Law, PA provided recognition to the renewing members.
Alliance Auto LLC Jose Carta (813) 512-7070
7040 US Hwy 301, Riverview
Anchors Away Cleaning Service, LLC (813) 294-9394
Beef O'Brady's – Riverview
9622 US Hwy 301 S, Riverview
Deka Lash #2047 (678) 644-3638
1935 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon
Four Stacks Brewing Company (813) 641-2036
5469 N US Hwy 41, Apollo Beach
Gotcha Covered (813) 625-5200
6116 N. US Hwy 41, Apollo Beach
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon (813) 626-6700
10309 Highland Manor Dr, Tampa
Impact Realty Tampa Bay - Stephanie Rhodes (813) 245-9524
3309 W Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa
New Vitality Center For Men (813) 763-4660
112 Parsons Park Dr, Brandon
NuVita Chiropractic (813) 438-6348
10081 E Adamo Dr, Tampa
Radiant Church (813) 486-1678
currently meeting at Britton Plaza 3938 S Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
Riverview Academy of Math & Science (813) 412-6111
9906 Symmes Rd, Riverview
South Bay Surgical Specialists (813) 649-2898
1901 Haverford Ave, Ste 111, Sun City Center
SureFire Web Services, Inc (813) 444-3882
The Forge Irish Pub (813) 449-0813
109 W Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon
The Learning Experience – Rivercrest (813) 727-9583
10709 Crest Side Blvd, Riverview
Watch Me Swim, LLC (813) 802-9963
11501 McMullen Rd, Riverview
American Cancer Society
American Water & Windows
APEX Home Allies, LLC
Black Diamond Associates
Bliss Mortgage LLC
Bryan Hindman Electric LLC
Century 21 Beggins - Joe Eletto
Chris's Plumbing Service, Inc.
Custom Classic Collision and Motorcycle Refinishing, LLC
First Citrus Bank
GL Homes - Valencia Lakes
Hillsborough County Property Appraiser
Homes for Heroes
HomeXpress Realty, Inc.
Kona Ice of Valrico
Law Offices of Laurie E. Ohall, PA
McCart & Tesmer, P.A.
Medi Weightloss Clinic Brandon
Pilka & Associates, PA
Pinch A Penny #159
Resurrection Catholic Church
Riverview Eye Care
Sgt. Walter P. Ryan Detachment, Inc.
South County Spartans Athletic Program Inc.
Sunrise Community, Inc.
The Academy at True Sanctuary of Praise
The Trey Curry Foundation
Title Boxing Club
Trinity Proximity Inc., - NETcinity
Walsh Commercial Cleaning Service
Attendees were encouraged to attend the next GRCC Membership Meeting Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, May 28, 2019 sponsored by Chick-fil-A Brandon-Chicks for Charity.
The GRCC luncheons are typically held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11:30am-1:00pm 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.
April Luncheon Sponsored by
River Oaks Treatment Center
Seated left to right
Thomas Phelps, Radiant Church
Patrick Crowne, The Forge Irish Pub
Lasandra Talleyrand, The Learning Experience – Rivercrest
Katelynn Chase, NuVita Chiropractic
Melody Swonger, New Vitality Center For Men
Stephanie Rhodes, Impact Realty Tampa Bay - Stephanie Rhodes
Michelle Cardamone, Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon
Tikiera Atkison, Anchors Away Cleaning Service
Sara Cronin, Deka Lash #2047
Lily Rojas & Silvana Dragone Carta, Alliance Auto LLC
Standing left to right
Joon Tavarez, Radiant Church
Clifford Oberg, Gotcha Covered
Arnold Talleyrand, The Learning Experience – Rivercrest
Dr. Austin Chase, NuVita Chiropractic
Jonathan Perez, SureFire Web Services
Nathan Hangen, Four Stacks Brewing Company
Marcus Rhodes, Impact Realty Tampa Bay - Stephanie Rhodes
Dona Crawford, Tim Osterhout & Ingrid Strickland, Hilton Garden Inn Tampa East/Brandon
Jeremy Atkison, Anchors Away Cleaning Service
Leo Taborda & Jose Carta, Alliance Auto LLC
Photo courtesy of by Huth & Booth Photography