Business

Alpha-Omega Title’s Growth Attributed to Booming Local Market

Alpha-Omega Title’s Growth Attributed to Booming Local Market

By Suzy Wiesenhart CEO of Alpha-Omega Title, Gibbs Wilson, said that to effectively operate a growing title insurance agency, “one must emulate the skills of a CPA, a United Nations diplomat and the famous plate-spinners who appeared on the old Ed Sullivan Show.” It works, because Wilson has led his company in establishing a local(…)

NoOodle Offers a New Grab and Go Meal

NoOodle Offers a New Grab and Go Meal

  By Suzy Wiesenhart Looking for the guilt-free carb? Missing out on pasta and noodles while eating healthy? NoOodle offers a new grab-and-go meal which allows you to still eat healthy while on the road without sacrificing taste. The yam-based superfood takes on the look and consistency of pasta, but is packed with a soluble(…)

Hot Boxd Food Truck Offers Twist on Cheeseburgers in Tampa Area

Hot Boxd Food Truck Offers Twist on Cheeseburgers in Tampa Area

By Nicole Schoen Food trucks are the latest fad in convenience in fast food and Valrico resident Luke Mendoza is trying his hand in the game. It started two months ago with Mendoza offering something different from the sea of food trucks with his steamed cheeseburger truck, appropriately called Hot Boxd. “Everybody has a unique(…)

Valrico Resident Turns Hobby in to Art, Love and Joy Venture

Valrico Resident Turns Hobby in to Art, Love and Joy Venture

By Kelly Legg Brooke Elkins didn’t choose to become an artist. The way the story goes, it chose her. Art, Love and Joy “accidently” began a year ago when Elkins created a custom-made piece of art with ten rules that were important to her family. “I posted it on Facebook and it took off from(…)

Gigi’s Fabrics Is Stitching Up Some New Business With Brick & Mortar Store

Gigi’s Fabrics Is Stitching Up Some New Business With Brick & Mortar Store

By Libby Hopkins Carmen Wilson of Brandon is full of creativity. She has been a successful photographer for more than 15 years and a confessed “crafting junky.” She also has a passion for sewing and fabrics. Many in the sewing community in the area know her, as “Gigi” and she’ll tell you it stands for(…)

Food Truck Owners Flock to Tampa for Try at Guinness World Record

Food Truck Owners Flock to Tampa for Try at Guinness World Record

By Adam Musgrave On August 31, the Florida State Fairgrounds will be the site of an attempt to write Tampa into the Guinness Book of World Records. The goal? To have the largest number of food trucks rallying at one place in history. But Jeremy Gomez, who runs Generation Food Truck and started the race(…)

What’s For Dinner?

What’s For Dinner?

Della’s After Dark 608 Oakfield Dr. Brandon Della’s After Dark has recently reopened due to popular demand. Its new chef Debbie Frangipane, trained at the Culinary Institute of America. She honed her skills while living in Venice, Italy. After perfecting her craft at Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel and Armani’s in Tampa, Frangipane brings her passion(…)

Mission: Not Impossible For Honduras Mission Trip

Mission: Not Impossible For Honduras Mission Trip

By Suzy Wiesenhart Jill Andrew, Senior Solutions Expert at Superior Residences of Brandon, located at 1819 Providence Ridge Blvd., went on a mission trip through the Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale that she has participated in since 2006.  She and 15 volunteers from the Presbytery of Tampa Bay Mission Partnership traveled to the capital of Honduras,(…)

Traveling Husband Loses 4 Inches In 4 Months

Traveling Husband Loses 4 Inches In 4 Months

Staff Report Looking back over the past four months, I’m truly amazed at the changes I see and feel! Most surprising is a scale that shows a weight 40 pounds lower than it did in January when Barbara and I started working with Rob, Taylor and the team at RobZFitness. When it comes to health(…)

Waterset Club and Information Center Receive Prestigious Award for Design Excellence

Waterset Club and Information Center Receive Prestigious Award for Design Excellence

By Pam Parisi Waterset was recently recognized by a leading regional planning awards competition for space planning and interior merchandising within its community club and Information Center, The Landing Club & Café. This award was presented at the Southeast Building Conference’s 2013 Aurora Awards, a prestigious competition run by the Florida Home Builders Association for(…)