• New Members Celebrated at GRCC April Membership Luncheon Meeting

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    May 02, 2019
    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    April Luncheon Sponsored by
    River Oaks Treatment Center
     
    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.
     
     
    New 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
     
    Renewing members:
     
    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
    Monique Groulx
    OneBlood, Inc.
    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 Regent
    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.
     
    Photo IDs
    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