July Brandon 2014 Business Column

 

By Sandra Meyer

BC_ArcheryAdventures Archery Summer Camps

Adventures Archery is holding summer camps for kids 8 – 16 years old. Camps run Monday – Thursday for two weeks from 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. or 1:30–3:30 p.m. Cost is $300 per child and includes instructor/equipment rental, landyard and JOAD achievement pin, medal, string building materials, arrow fletching materials and camo face paint. The new archer packet includes a waiver, camp shirt and adventures archery sticker as well as all archery equipment.

Available dates are Monday, August 4 – Thursday, August 14. For more information or to sign up for camp, visit www.adventuresarchery.com or call 664-8700. Adventures Archery is located at 2210 Hwy. 301, Ste. 200 in Tampa.

Consulate Health Care Celebrates 4th of JulyBC_Consulate

 Consulate Health Care, located at 701 Victoria St. in Brandon, is a proud family of healthcare providers who share one common, unwavering commitment — providing compassionate care to meet the needs of the community. As the enterprise parent company of more than 200 health care and rehabilitation centers nation-wide, it is proud to serve as the industry’s largest provider in Florida, and sixth largest in the United States.   

Residents and staff of Consulate Health Care of Brandon celebrated the 4th of July, showing their patriotism with festive T-shirts and banners. Call 681-4220 or visit www.consulatehealth care.com.

Lillian’s Here We Go Again Consignment Opens in Brandon

New to Brandon is Lillian’s Here We Go Again Consignment located at 116 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. The shop opened in April of 2014 and is named for the owners mother Lillian Wilson who passed away in November 2012.

There is a variety of women’s, men’s and children clothing, consigned furniture, and small treasures. Joanna, the owner, invites shoppers to stop by and discover all that Lillian’s has to offer. Call Joanna at 770-1330.

Simulation Center Dedicated in Memory of Cheryl Goforth, RN

Jersey College, a private post-secondary institution with Florida campuses located in Tampa, Jacksonville, and Ft. Lauderdale, is proud to announce the grand opening ceremony for its new 40,000 sq.-ft. facility located at 3625 Queen Palm Dr. in Tampa. The ceremony for the campus relocation featured speeches by community and college leaders, ribbon cutting, tours and a dedication of the college’s new simulation center.

The Simulation Center at Jersey College was dedicated in memory of Cheryl Goforth, RN, former Chief Nursing Officer at Brandon Regional Hospital and Northside Hospital. Goforth was passionate about nursing and expanding nursing education in the Tampa area. Jersey College has been privileged to educate nurses that  join the health team and contribute to meeting the total needs of a patient. Student nurses will continue to be educated in her memory through the Goforth Learning Center.

Call 246-5111 or www.visitjerseycol lege.edu.

BC_FitLifeFitLife Offers Healthy Prepared Meals

FitLife Foods sells fresh, made from scratch prepared meals. Customers come into the store and can get one meal or can grab up to six days of meals to help save time and gain energy. At FitLife, it’s all about the flavor. Its expert chefs are crafting the freshest ingredients to make meals like BBQ beef with mac and cheese, chicken tacos, supercharged chicken, Greek meatballs, miso salmon and more.

FitLife is located at 2946 Providence Lakes Blvd. in Brandon. More information on its offerings and hours can be found at www.eatfitlife foods.com, visiting Fitlifefoods on Facebook, or calling 685-5301.

Shop Smart at Sassy and Classy

Sassy and Classy Consignment Boutique is now open at 1925 W. Brandon Blvd. in the Chili’s shopping center.

At Sassy and Classy, customers will find upscale women’s clothing, shoes, purses and jewelry, with many designer names from Land’s End to Gucci. All items are currently being accepted for consignment with 50­/50 split sales and consignment terms range from 60 to 90 days.

Store hours are 10 a.m.­-5 p.m. Monday – Saturday. Visit www.sassyand classyconsignment.com or call 330­-7905.

Urban E Recycling Offers Free Electronic RemovalBC_UrbanERecyellogo

 Urban E Recycling, Inc. offers free pickup and removal, free data destruction and a free certificate of data destruction of old cell phones, laptops or other broken or outdated electronics. It recycles computers, cell phones, fax machines, copiers and just about every type of electronics with no charge for its services. Urban E Recycling, Inc. is located at 5144 Le Tourneau Cir. in Tampa. Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment. Call 501-9346 or visit www.urbanerecylcing.com.    

BC_Julie'sWalkinJulie’s Walk-In Closet Celebrates Five Years in Business

Julie’s Walk-In Closet is an award-winning boutique and upscale ladies’ consignment shop located at 720 W. Robertson St. in Brandon. Its 3,000 sq.-ft. showroom offers pre-owned casual and formal clothing, jewelry and accessories at up to 80 percent off retail prices. Julie’s was recognized as a finalist for the 2013 Brandon Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award. Since 2009, ladies have entered Julie’s each day to explore its vast array of clothing, jewelry, handbags and accessories. Fulfilling customer needs through personalized attention is a mission to which the store is committed.

 To celebrate five years in the community, Julie’s recently hosted an open house. Call 381-3846, e-mail julieswalk incloset@tampabay.rr.com or visit julieswalkincloset.com.            

BMO Harris Bank Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

 BMO Harris Bank located at 103 W. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony. BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions including everyday banking, financing, investing, as well as a full suite of integrated commercial and financial advisory services. BMO Harris Bank’s commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Call 643-8800, e-mail gabriella. mccoleman@bmo.com or visit www.bmoharris.com.

LifeCare of Brandon Expands Pregnancy CenterBC_LifecareBrandon

Brandon Chamber of Commerce recently held a Ribbon Cutting for LifeCare of Brandon’s Pregnancy Center expansion, Choices Women’s Center. LifeCare is located at 125 N. Moon Ave. in Brandon. The expanded resource center can now offer more services for those facing an unplanned pregnancy, including pregnancy testing, options education, ultrasounds and mentoring.  All services are confidential and free of charge.

Visit www.ChoicesWomens Center.com or call 982-4200.

Brandon Honda Announces Change in Used Car Extended Warranty Policy

Owner John Marazzi announced  Brandon Honda has rewritten its extended warranty policy on certified used cars. Rather than starting the warranty clock from the first day the vehicle was first put into service, Brandon Honda now resets the clock so that buyers get a full 10-year/100,000 miles coverage from the date of purchase.

 Brandon Honda’s extended warranty is honored at any certified repair facility in the country. The warranty provides rental reimbursement, towing and travel breakdown coverage that includes food and lodging. Every car buyer at Brandon Honda gets its exclusive eight-point Brandon Honda Promise that also provides for breakdown coverage, free oil changes and car washes, a three-day exchange policy and price protection for no extra charge.                                      

Brandon Honda is located at 9209 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa. Call 699-3653 or visit www.brandonhonda.com.       

Experience the Difference at HomeXpress Realty, Inc.

HomeXpress Realty is a full service real estate company. The difference between HomeXpress Realty and the larger, big name brokerages is that the realtors that work at HomeXpress Realty, Inc. get to keep 100 percent of their commission. When a realtor gets to keep more of their hard earned commission, HomeXpress feels they are more inclined to spend more advertising dollars to promote their listings and get the highest possible prices for their clients.      HomeXpress Realty, Inc. is the Tampa Bay’s fastest growing real estate company with over 50 realtors in its first three years in business.

Realtors interested in keeping more of their commission, call 641-2500, or stop by our new Brandon location at 316 E. Bloomingdale Ave.                                                                       

Running Fox Technologies Helps with IT Needs

Running Fox Technologies offers IT Consulting and Telecommunications Consulting services. With years of experience in IT and Telecommunications, Running Fox helps with support like Help Desk, onsite and on call 24-7 services, work station setup, e-mail/domain support, server installation and management, network administration and closeout packages for AT&T and Verizon. It supports all of Florida and the Southeast U.S. Call for a free lunch to discuss how Running Fox can help. Hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with 24-7support for customers with contracts.

Running Fox Technologies is located at 11714 Hoyt Ave. in Tampa. Call 844-690-8755 or visit www.runningfoxtechnologies.com.        

BC_CooleylawA Kid’s Place Gets Donation from Cooley Law School

The faculty, staff and students at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Tampa Bay campus held a donation drive to benefit foster children at A Kid’s Place, a group residential care facility in Brandon.

A van full of clothes, toys, snack items, children’s dishes, cleaning supplies, gift cards and other donations were collected at Cooley’s Tampa Bay campus to benefit abused, abandoned and neglected children housed at A Kid’s Place.

The Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, non-profit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. 

For more information about Cooley Law, call 419-5100 or about A Kid’s Place, call 381-3839.

Fifth Third Bank Makes Donation to The Centre for Women

Fifth Third Bank recently donated $840 to The Centre for Women located at 305 S. Hyde Park Ave. as part of its Jeans for Charity program. Through the program, employees pay $10 a month to an employee-nominated charity in order to wear jeans on Fridays. The Centre is a non-profit organization that serves over 3,000 women, girls, families and seniors each year with programs such as individual and family counseling, employment preparation and substance abuse treatment for women, after-school and summer programs for girls, and home repairs and rehabs for low-income seniors. The Center can be reached at 251-8437.                                                                                                                           

For more information on Fifth Third Bank, visit www.53.com.

Brandon Regional Hospital Awards $31,400 in Scholarships

 Brandon Regional Hospital announced its Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded 31 scholarships. Since 1979 the Volunteer Auxiliary has sponsored a scholarship for students in the medical field. Employees, volunteers and their family members are eligible to apply. Employees who received this year’s scholarships include, Jenny Borje, Nora Davis, Jamie Enos, Caren Garcia, Jacqueline Hassell, Yvette Herrington, Therese Huber,  Rhonda Jackson,  Jennifer Pennington and  Samantha Scholes. Brandon Regional Hospital is located at 119 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. Call 571-51105 or visit BrandonRegionalHospital.com.