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    March 19, 2019
    Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
    February Luncheon
    Sponsored by Tampa Electric Co.
    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.
    New Members:
    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
    Lynne Koudela
    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
    Renewing members:
    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
    Coastal Catering
    Commercial Installations by Ann, LLC
    Darryl Rouson, Florida Senate, District 19
    Dash Properties
    Family Home Health Services
    Fast Track Urgent Care
    Gran Agave
    Haley House Fund, Inc
    Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative
    Hillsborough Soil and Water Conservation District
    Hilton Garden Inn Tampa/Riverview/Brandon
    Holiday Builders
    Inrsite, LLC
    Judge Robert Bauman, Circuit Court Judge, Group 34
    Kazbor's Sports Grille
    Lynne Koudela
    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
    Selfie Subs
    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
    Troy University
    Urban Employee Management, Inc.
    Walmart Neighborhood Market #5622
    William P. Schwarz, Atty.
    Winthrop Liquors
    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.
    Photo IDs
    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