Business

Riverview Tattoo Shop Offers Family-Friendly Atmosphere

Riverview Tattoo Shop Offers Family-Friendly Atmosphere

By Kelly Legg A native of the southern Hillsborough County area, Benjamin Lewis knew he was destined to his calling. Artistic abilities run in his family as his father is also a tattoo artist so Lewis learned the artistry of tattooing at an early age. In 2007, Lewis embarked on his  journey and opened his(…)

Tampa Bay Junior Olympic Archery Development Is On Target

Tampa Bay Junior Olympic Archery Development Is On Target

Staff Report Since Adventures Archery opened on U.S. Hwy. 301 in August, Tampa Bay Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) has had a range to call home. With over a dozen archers in the club, there’s usually at least one on the range after school throughout the week and on club meeting nights, the archers all(…)

TECO Power Plant Provides View Of Manatee And Coastal Wildlife

TECO Power Plant Provides View Of Manatee And Coastal Wildlife

By Ali Renckens When the rest of the country starts bundling up in parkas and earmuffs, balmy Florida welcomes the arrival of one species of cold-weather refugees: Manatees. The Big Bend Power Station, owned and operated by TECO, has been a popular spot to observe manatees since the plant opened in 1986. The manatees, which(…)

Homes by WestBay Offers New Floor Plans And Models At The Reserve At South Fork

Homes by WestBay Offers New Floor Plans And Models At The Reserve At South Fork

By Janet Snow Tampa’s fastest growing new home builder, Homes by WestBay, continues to expand and announces a selection of seven new floor plans for sale in The Reserve at South Fork, a gated enclave of 111 homes in Riverview. The seven floor plans, priced from the mid-$200’s, range in size from the 2,306-sq. ft.,(…)

Over A Century Of Experience Sets La Mèche Hair Salon Apart

Over A Century Of Experience Sets La Mèche Hair Salon Apart

By Michelle Caceres Few hairstylists can say that Farrah Fawcett’s “flippy” hairdo was popular when they started in the business. Master colorist and stylist Robert Ricchini Jr. can. “I’ve been in this industry more than three decades and I’m seeing styles come full circle because a modernized version of Farrah’s big hair is now in(…)

Newland Communities Brings Lightning Safety to FishHawk Sports Complex

Newland Communities Brings Lightning Safety to FishHawk Sports Complex

Staff Report Thanks to a $10,000 donation from Newland Communities, the FishHawk Sports Complex is now outfitted with a new lightning detection system. With Florida being the number one state for lightning-related deaths, the system adds a layer of protection to keep young athletes safe while they’re playing on the complex’s fields. FishHawk Ranch is(…)

Charla’s Interiors Expands Showroom To Serve Community

Charla’s Interiors Expands Showroom To Serve Community

By Samantha R. Evensen Interior Decorator Charla Lagasse has recently expanded her showroom in the Lena Maxey boutique and salon. This new space provides consumers the opportunity to see home decor items in a store setting. Charlas’ Interiors and Home Decor, located in the Design Showroom of Lena Maxey, 13210 Boyette Rd. in Riverview, is(…)

FANG Networking Group Expands With Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Merger

FANG Networking Group Expands With Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Merger

By Marie Gilmore After 11 years, seven scholarships, 10 Back-to-School festivals and hundreds of meetings and members, the FishHawk Area Networking Group has merged with the one-year-old Valrico/FishHawk Chamber to create a stronger business organization in the community. “FANG has been a wonderful group,” described founder and coordinator Marie Gilmore, managing editor of Osprey Observer(…)

The Car Haggler Offers Insider Advantages For Everyone

The Car Haggler Offers Insider Advantages For Everyone

By Brian Shaffer Buying a car is a challenge for some, a chore for others and a nightmare for the rest, and many walk away with a new car in their driveway but a pit in their stomach. However, Shawn Spiegel is set on changing that scenario for local residents by offering to professionally guide(…)

Local Couple Finds Supplement Success With 14,000 Customers & 10 Years In Business

Local Couple Finds Supplement Success With 14,000 Customers & 10 Years In Business

By Nicole Schoen What started 10 years ago as a search for a natural remedy for Valrico resident Don Goldstein’s health problems has grown into a business with over 14,000 customers. Goldstein was left incapacitated after a massive heart attack and a few strokes in 2001 and the pharmaceutical drugs doctors were prescribing him were(…)