July Riverview/Apollo Beach 2014 Business Column

 

Christ Community Church VBS

Christ Community Church will be offering Vacation Bible School beginning Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. The fun begins on Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. with dinner included. On Saturday, studies will resume from 3–5:30 p.m. with dinner and a movie to follow. The weekend concludes on Sunday morning with a VBS presentation and a brunch after the 10:15 a.m. worship service. For more information, contact Coco Lewis at CocoLewis4@ gmail.com or call 767-0378. Christ Community Church meets at Kids R Kids at 13151 Kings Lake Dr. in Gibsonton and can be found online at www.ChristCommunity FL.com.

 

BC_PegasusHome1Pegasus Paints Opens Second Location in Gibsonton

Owner Benan Sanlier of Pegasus Paints in Brandon has recently opened a second location in Gibsonton at 7130 Big Bend Rd., Ste. 108 and 109.

Pegasus Paints can assist customers with every aspect of painting and focuses on high quality products, services and an overall great customer experience. Pegasus cares about paint and color, and offers an unlimited selection of colors that can match any color brought to the store. Pegasus carries all the top brands including Porter, Pittsburg and Ralph Lauren. Visit Pegasuspaints.com for more information or call 677-7300

 

 

BC_FirehouseFirehouse Cultural Center Camps

The Firehouse Cultural Center’s annual Summer Arts Camp starts Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 8 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with four weeks and four different types of art to entertain and educate the 8-14 year old age group. The Firehouse Cultural Center, a non-profit visual and performing cultural center, provides quality programming in arts and education for all ages. FCC programs encourage participation, engagement, discovery and learning while offering connections to the unique history, culture and natural environment of the south region of Hillsborough County. Camp themes include the following: theater, clay and cast; musical theater and robotic studio. Discounts are available if signing up for two or more weeks.

For more information, visit firehouse culturalcenter.org, call 645-7651 or e-mail info@FirehouseCulturalCenter.org. It is located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin.

 

Crossroads Ace Hardware Receives J.D. Power Recognition

Crossroads Ace Hardware of Lithia and Riverview is celebrating Ace Hardware Corporation’s recent recognition in the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Store Satisfaction StudySM. The results ranked Ace Hardware “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Eight Years in a Row.” Ace has captured this ranking ever since J.D. Power began this study eight years ago.

The J.D. Power study is based on responses from more than 2,900 consumers who purchased home improvement products or services in the previous 12 months. Ace Hardware ranked highest among major retailers with an overall satisfaction index score of 791 on a 1,000-point scale.

Crossroads Ace Lithia is located at 10415 Country Rd. 39 and can be reached at 737-9223. Crossroads Ace Riverview is located at 13364 Lincoln Rd. and can be reached at 236-1885.

 

 

Riverview Honorary Mayor ContestBC_HonoraryMayor

On Saturday, May 31 the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce held its Hat Toss for the 2015 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Race at the FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club’s Annual Crawfish Festival. The first candidate to step forward was Christian Beiter of Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC, followed by Christine Ans of the FishHawk-Riverview Rotary Club then Stacy Self of Stacy Self Creative Counseling.

The winner will hold the title of Honorary Mayor of Riverview from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015 and will also be appointed to the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for the same period of time. The race results will be announced at the GRCC Monthly Membership Meeting Luncheon on Tuesday, July 22. Beiter is raising funds for YMCA Camp Cristina, Ans for Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview and Self for Hand to Hope Check the GRCC calendar for all the details at business.riverviewcham ber.com/events.

 

AAA Exotic Destinations Presentation

Join David Miller of AAA South for a free travel presentation entitled “Exotic Desinations” offered by Alexander + Roberts (formerly known as General Tours) on Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at AAA at 415 W. Robertson St. in Brandon.

July’s presentation will focus on some of the more exotic destinations that Alexander + Roberts offers tours to, including African safaris, Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and more. RSVP at AAA.com/Events or call 681-5761.

 

BC_EastBayInsEast Bay Insurance named Top Insurance Agencies

Tampa Bay Business Journal named East Bay Insurance Agency as one of the top Property Casualty Insurance agencies. The Tampa Bay Business Journal has been publishing The Book of Lists since 1986. Each year, the publication lists the top business in their respective categories. East Bay Insurance has been named as one of the top insurance agencies in the Hillsborough, Hernando, Manatee, Polk and Sarasota County.

East Bay Insurance is an independent insurance company where clients have the opportunity to select from a wide assortment of insurance companies across the nation. East Bay Insurance is located at 117 Flamingo Dr. in Apollo Beach. For more information, 645-2502 or visit ebinsure.com.

 

Student Banking Sweepstakes

Fifth Third Bank is pleased to announce the launch of its 2014 Fifth Third Student Banking Sweepstakes that takes place throughout the bank’s 12-state footprint. Now through Tuesday, September 30, students who open a Fifth Third Student Checking account will be automatically entered in a sweepstakes to win $10,000 toward college tuition. Students also receive an additional entry when they open a Fifth Third Goal Setter Savings account with automatic transfers from their Fifth Third Student Checking account. Students can visit www.53.com/ students or bank location for complete contest rules. Fifth Third has two branches in Riverview at 10417 Gibsonton Dr., and 13304 U.S. Hwy. 301.

 

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 is helps with support like, e-mail/domain support, network administration and more. It supports all of Florida and the Southeast U.S. Call today 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 at11714 Hoyt Ave.in Tampa. For more information, call 844-690-8755 or visit www.runningfoxtechnologies.com.

 

Adventures Archery Summer CampsBC_Archery

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.

Available dates are Monday, July 7–Monday, July 14; Monday, July 21–Thursday, July 31 and Monday, August 4–Thursday, August 14. For more information, visit www.adventures archery.com or call 664-8700. Adventures Archery is located at 2210 U.S. Hwy. 301, Ste. 200 in Tampa.

 

HealthSource EasesPotential Pain-Related Issues for Students

A new school support program founded by HealthSource Chiropractic Progressive Rehab and Wellness will provide funding for local schools, while helping to relieve pain-related issues for students and members of the community.

The program will provide free community health screenings (a $189 value) in exchange for $15 donations to the schools in Brandon, Riverview, Valrico and FishHawk. Donations will be accepted at the office located at 166 E. Bloomingdale Ave., Ste. B until Friday, August 1.

To learn more about the program, or to schedule an appointment, call 654-7121. For more information on HealthSource, visit www.HealthSource Chiro.com.

 

Back To School Outreach At Good Samaritan MissionBC_GoodSamartiainMissionlogo

Good Samaritan Mission will hold its annual Back to School Outreach on Saturday, August 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to help families get ready for the new school year.

It is now collecting school supplies and hopes to help with the class room supply lists children are expected to bring in. Volunteers are needed, especially bilingual folks, to help for the day. Volunteers are asked to come by 9 a.m. and stay until 3 p.m. doing shifts as necessary. There is a specific need for folks to do haircuts and manicures for young girls.

Space is still available for agencies. For more information, visit www.gsmission.org or call 634-7136. Paula Meckley for Hillsborough County School Board

DistrictOn Thursday, June 26 Paula Meckley, candidate for Hillsborough County School Board District 6 Countywide, hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony at The Alley at 10221 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview.

Meckley is deeply committed to public schools and as a candidate for the School Board of Hillsborough County, she firmly believes every student is capable of learning and each child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential from engaged and dedicated teachers.

For more information, contact Meckley at 254-7553, PaulaMeckley @gmail.com or visit www.VotePaula Meckley.com.

 

David Weekley Homes Continues to be a Top Builder

David Weekley Homes announced it ranked 16 on Professional Builder magazines’ 2014 Housing Giants List. The report ranks the nation’s 293 largest home builders by housing revenue and closings in 2013. The company reached more than 1,000 total industry awards. Some of its latest accolades include three first place wins for its model homes in the Orlando Parade of Homes

For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com or call 422-6130.

 

Homes by WestBay Takes Nine Awards

The 2014 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes held in April featured a record-breaking 143 model homes by 33 home builders in more than 80 Tampa Bay area communities. The judges recognized the showcase homebuilder Homes by WestBay with nine awards in the following categories: The coveted Best-in-Class Award and Grand Award in the price category $475,000-$500,999 went to the Nantucket located in the Bay Breeze neighborhood of MiraBay, Apollo Beach. Homes by WestBay also earned additional Grand Awards for The Venezia at FishHawk Ranch Preserve, this year’s Showcase Home in the more than $1 million category and the Biscayne III at FishHawk Ranch in the $551,000-$600,999 category.

For more information, call 438-3838 or visit www.HomesbyWestBay.com. WestBay is located at 4065 Crescent Park Dr. in Riverview.