Tampa Electric Co. Hosts February Luncheon
Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
On Tuesday, February 26, 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, Tampa Electric, hosted this month’s luncheon. Pastor David Jasper, Calvary Church, provided the day’s invocation.
President Elect Mike Jones, World's Finest Chocolate, welcomed everyone to the luncheon and invited the Board of Directors and Past Presidents to introduce themselves to the crowd. Leading the group this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was 2019 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Bill Andrew of Aldea Green - Eagle Senior Living. Rich Rohde, R Processor, Inc welcomed USMC Major (retired), Jim Haney, and presented recognition for his many years of dedicated service to this country. Recognition was also made for distinguished guests Melissa Snively, Hillsborough County School Board Vice Chair – District 4 and Mark Proctor, Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District. Mike thanked Vince Bowers with Hillsborough County Park & Recreation who has transferred to the Westchase Recreation Center and welcomed Kisha Perry, the new supervisor for Gardenville.
Doug Driggers, Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) Regional Manager introduced Tom Hernandez, Tampa Electric Co. Senior Vice President of Distributed Energy and Renewables who provided exciting news about the latest happenings at TECO. One item that caught most people’s attention was the Big Bend Modernization Project and the renewables update.
Also at the podium was Golf Tournament Chair Christian Beiter, Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC, to encourage everyone to mark their calendars for Saturday, March 2nd so that they could either attend or play in GRCC’s annual golf tournament OR just buy chances for the annual Bryan Hindman Ball Drop and the oversized Wagon of Cheer. No golf experience required!
The 2018 Shining Star Award winner Isabella Rosal, Tea, Bowls and Desserts was recognized during the Luncheon. The Shining Star Award was created by the Board of Directors in 2010 to recognize a member that shares their talents, volunteered their time and displays their community spirit and must be a member that has recently joined the chamber.
During the luncheon, Elijah Heath, Edward Jones welcomed 18 New GRCC Members who were presented a 2019 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce membership plaque to proudly display. Kendra Wilson, Suncoast Credit Union provided recognition to all renewing members who were present at the luncheon.
Benzer Pharmacy (813) 548-2493
5603 Sky Top Dr, Lithia
Encore by David Weekley Homes (813) 422-6175
6004 Thrushwood Rd, Lithia
Firehouse Subs Riverview (813) 443-9792
13129 US Hwy 301 S, Riverview
Goodwill Industries - Suncoast, Inc. (727) 523-1512
10739 Big Bend Rd, Riverview
Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa East/Casino (813) 630-4321
11740 Tampa Gateway Blvd, Seffner
Moss Landing Community Association, Inc (813) 349-6552
MPact Services, Inc (813) 644-4996
2632 Causeway Center Dr, Tampa
Razzle Dazzle Barbershop (813) 820-3757
11296 Sullivan St, Riverview
Salty Shamrock (813) 938-5282
6186 N US Hwy 41, Apollo Beach
ServPro of Brandon/North Riverview (813) 741-3473
6528 US Hwy 301 S, Suite 109, Riverview
Smile 360 Implant & Family Dentistry Fax: (813) 906-0001
3140 S Falkenburg Rd, Riverview
Start Fresh Foundation (813) 957-2239
Sunshine Central Services (813) 704-3599
The Start Speaking Training Center LLC - Pro90D (813) 489-5172
Tractor Supply Company (813) 671-8400
10749 Big Bend Rd, Riverview
Valencia Lakes Property Owners Association (813) 812-7055
Watts Dental (813) 737-7370
5605 Skytop Dr, Lithia
Big Bend Storage
Bodyworks Health & Wellness Center
Brandon Mental Health, LLC
Brandon Rental Center, Inc
Brown Comfort Systems, LLC
Canine Cabana LLC
Christ Community Church
Commercial Installations by Ann, LLC
Darryl Rouson, Florida Senate, District 19
Family Home Health Services
Fast Track Urgent Care
Haley House Fund, Inc
Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative
Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District
Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon
Judge Robert Bauman, Circuit Court Judge, Group 34
Kazbor's Sports Grille
M and M Printing
Maranda Insurance Agency
Montefu Consulting, Inc.
P.F. Auto Glass, Inc.
Pediatric Associates Tampa Bay
Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale
Publix (Dietitian Services & Event Planning)
Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union
Riverview Woman's Club
RVR Horse Rescue
SouthBay Auto Service
Strathmore Development Company
Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care
Tax Happens, LLC
The Bridges Retirement Community
The Flying Locksmiths
The Law Office of Jeffrey Dowd, PA
The Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend
The UPS Store #6090
Urban Employee Management, Inc.
Walmart Neighborhood Market #5622
William P. Schwarz, Atty.
Attendees were encouraged to attend the next GRCC Membership Meeting Luncheon scheduled for Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The March luncheon will be sponsored by Livy O's Catering Co.
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.
Sponsored by Tampa Electric Co.
Seated left to right
Misty Barber, Sunshine Central Services
Robbin Burgos, Razzle Dazzle Barbershop
Donna McCarty, MPact Services, Inc
Melody Marrs, Goodwill Industries - Suncoast, Inc.
Jocie Rivera, Hampton Inn & Suites
Trisha Primiano, Encore by David Weekley Homes
Bonnie York, Firehouse Subs Riverview
Josie Segui, Moss Landing Community Association, Inc
Geri McClellan, ServPro
Christine Nguyen, Smile 360 Implant & Family Dentistry
Lex Janiszewski, Valencia Lakes Property Owners Association
Standing left to right
Jushia Bartlett, Sunshine Central Services
Tina Lagassey, Razzle Dazzle Barbershop
Francheska Aviles, Razzle Dazzle Barbershop
Christina Serrame, Razzle Dazzle Barbershop
Matt McCarty, MPact Services, Inc
Ken Karbowski, Goodwill Industries - Suncoast, Inc
Gary Keating, Encore by David Weekley Homes
John York, Firehouse Subs Riverview
Michael Williams, The Start Speaking Training Center LLC - Pro90D
Brian Jones, ServPro of Brandon/North Riverview
Kasey Magliano, Smile 360 Implant & Family Dentistry
Harry Ross, Valencia Lakes Property Owners Association
Dr. Jason Watts, Watts Dental
Denise Williams, Watts Dental