October Brandon Business Column

By Sandy MeyerBC_MyHouselogo

My House Fitness Opening

Brandon residents have a new option for living a healthy lifestyle. My House Fitness will open at 207 W. Bloomingdale Ave. on Monday, November 30. My House Fitness is outfitted with the latest equipment and highly trained specialists who are committed to clients’ fitness and lifestyle goals. Fitness specialists combine core techniques and advances in nutrition and cardiovascular training to create the most effective personal training program. My House Fitness caters to a wide range of clients by offering personalized one-on-one fitness programs, small and large group training, nutritional counseling, weight loss programs, golf fitness programs and virtual training. Unique class offerings include Gun Show, Ab & Assets, Total Body Throttle and much more. Visit www.MyHouse Fitness.com.

Fix My Darn Computer Promises Results

When all others can’t fix it, call Ken Webb, owner of Fix My Darn Computer. Webb is an A+ certified computer hardware engineer with 30 years of experience. Fix My Darn Computer offers on-site and remote computer services including new installs, custom systems, data recovery, repairs, upgrade, virus removal and home and office networking. And, if he can’t fix it, you don’t pay. Call 421-1064 or email ken@fixmydarncomputer.com for a free evaluation and estimate for repairs. Mention the code “TBO” to receive 10 percent off of your first service.

Nia-Body-Mind Movement Practice Comes to Brandon

On Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m., licensed Black Belt Nia Teacher and Brandon resident Kathryn Mansfield presents the highly acclaimed fusion-fitness practice, Nia. Charged with power, grace and body-mind conditioning, this class is open to anyone interested in holistic movement, fitness, health and well-being. The Nia Technique combines techniques and concepts from martial arts, dance arts and healing arts, blending music, movements and self-expression into dynamic, hour-long routines. Nia trains students to choose pleasure as the path toward physical, mental and emotional health. MBJ Health and Fitness, located at 1530 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico, is offering a free one-week trial class pass. Visit mbjhealthandfitness.com/fitness/fitness-schedule/ to register or see class schedule. Visit www.movewithkat.com.

Social Skills Success Group for Second to Fifth Graders

Hammond Psychology & Associates, P.A. addresses the social skill needs of children, planting the seeds for a confident future. It now offers free social skills groups designed for children in home education or virtual school.

The groups for second to fifth graders meet on the first and third Thursday of the month from 11 a.m.-12 Noon. The remaining dates this year are December 3 and 17. Call 654-0503 or visit www.HammondPsychology.com to reserve your child’s spot. Space is limited. Hammond Psychology & Associates is located at 710 Oakfield Dr., Ste. 153 in Brandon.

Hillsboro Bank Introduces New Branch Manager

Tiffany Achille of Hillsboro Bank Valrico was recently promoted to branch manager of Hillsboro Bank. Hillsboro Bank is a hometown community bank that truly values its local ownership, management and community corporate citizenship. The bank’s directors, stockholders and employees all have deep roots in the communities it serves. It provides community banking inclusive of both personal and business account offerings along with online banking and bill pay. Stop by the Valrico location at 1016 Bloomingdale Ave., call 657-8989, or visit www.hillsborobank.com.

Brandon Small Business Wins National Magazine Contract

Dash 30 Media Solutions LLC has won a one-year contract to produce The Voice, the monthly flagship magazine of TREA: The Enlisted Association. The service-disabled, veteran-owned small business based in Brandon signed the deal in October with TREA, based in Aurora, Colo. Dash 30’s first magazine was produced in early November. Dash 30, founded in 2013 by two retired airmen, will produce four print and eight online issues for the association through October 2016. The company will also produce the association’s annual convention brochure.

Dash 30 will reach out to other veteran service organizations to coordinate mutually beneficial stories, Dash 30 CEO Louis Arana said. The two have produced more than a dozen military newspapers and magazines, including Airman, the Air Force’s flagship publication. Most recently, they produced quarterly magazines for U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base. The owners have received dozens of Air Force, DefBC_DeCortlogoense Department and U.S. government writing and editing awards for their work. Call 210-602-9167. The business is located at 35 W. Brandon Blvd. Ste. 622 in Brandon.

DeCort Electrical Solutions: The Neighborhood Alternative

DeCort Electrical Solutions is a licensed, bonded and insured electrical contractor offering residential and commercial installation, maintenance and repair services. Owner Jon DeCort’s goal is to get it done right at the best value no matter how small or large the job. The company provides a wide range of electrical services. Visit www.facebook.com/DeCortElectric, email Jdecort.des@gmail.com or call 690-2730.

Virtual Law Office Offers Convenient Hours

The Law Office of Matthew D. Wolf offers a virtual law office in which the convenience of its clients is a top priority. Unlike other attorneys, it is their goal to create an easy and convenient experience for their clients. To achieve this goal, they offer free consultations and work with clients in finding a time and place that is convenient to meet. Their attorneys are willing to meet clients at their homes, work or mutually agreeable locations, such as a local library, coffee shop or courthouse, at all times of the day. The Law Office of Matthew D. Wolf understands that its clients have obligations and works with them to ensure meetings are convenient for all involved. Through a no-cost initial consultation, they sit down with their clients to thoroughly review their issues and answer any questions they may have. Following the no-cost consultation, they provide clients with the guidance needed to effectively resolve their issues. Call (727) 525-3469 or visit www.MatthewWolfLaw.com.

Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen Expands in New Market

Long-time restaurant partners and founders of the successful Tijuana Flat’s brand, Camp Fitch and Brian Wheeler, signed a new lease for a stand-alone restaurant, Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen, in Brandon. This will be the third Tibby’s restaurant in Florida and is expected to create 100 new jobs in the local economy. The new full serve restaurant will be located at 1721 Brandon Blvd. and will have 220 seats including a full liquor bar and a private banquet/meeting room. The free standing location is 6,526 sq. ft. Construction is set to begin in January with a planned opening in May. Menu items include traditional New Orlean’s dishes like Jambalaya, Crawfish pies, Po Boys and Shrimp and Grits as well as house specialties including Rita’s Lemon Chicken, Chicken Pontcartrain and several pasta dishes. Call (407) 478-1440.

Allegria Italiana Brings Local Vocalist to PerfBC_Allegrialogoorm

Vocalist Courtney Welch will be performing on alternating Sundays at Allegria Italiana Ristorante. The Seffner area resident will perform from 5-8 p.m. at the restaurant and is also slated to perform at the 2016 Hillsborough County Fair. For more information on Welch, visit www.CourtneyWelch.net. Allegria Italiana is located at 518 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. Visit www.allegriaitaliana.com or call 651-1166.

Westfield Brandon New Retailers
Westfield Brandon has announced the addition of several new retailers including Michael Kors, Cinnabon, ADIDAS, Kelly Reeds Boutique, Pronto Wash, Sarku Japan, Blu Spero, A’gaci, Ashley Nation and Elite Gamerooms. Coming soon, Ashley Nation will start selling fun and flirty bras, panties and swimsuits for young women. Blu Spero offers an array of hand-selected, boutique-style fashions ranging from clothing and accessories to handbags. Shoppers will be able to visit A’gaci & O’Shoes to find the latest fashion in tops, dresses, pants, denim, accessories, shoes and more. Westfield Brandon has also welcomed Pronto Wash, a car washing service that will allow guests to shop while their vehicle is serviced. New dining options include Cinnabon, Smallcakes: A Cupcakery  and Sarku Japan. Visit www.westfield.com/brandon/. Westfield Brandon is located at 459 Brandon Town Center Dr. in Brandon.

New Web Resource for Consumer Education and Awareness in Florida

Pennington Kitchens announced the launch of www.penningtonkitchens.com as an informational portal that features educational resources on subjects such as property value benefits from remodeling design, kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling, and many other helpful tips that can save you thousands of dollars in the Tampa Area. Development of other community minded features for www.penningtonkitchens.com are already underway and new user awareness guides from experts are already being added on how to get your dream bathroom, knowing when to hire a professional remodeler, and kitchen design tips.

Pennington Kitchens is a full service contracting company that provides complete remodeling and construction options for home owners in Tampa and West Central Florida. Visit www.penningtonkitchens.com or call 365-0383. It is located at 3042 E. Knights Griffin Rd. in Plant City.