Business

Family Tragedy Spawns Career Change For Majors

Family Tragedy Spawns Career Change For Majors

By Michelle Caceres A succession of deaths in Cari Major’s family forever changed her outlook on life and spawned a business that gives new life to old wood furniture. In 2007, as a pallbearer at her mother’s funeral (she died of cancer), her father broke his collarbone. At the doctor’s office, after an X-ray and(…)

Courteous, Professional Service With Collazo Group

Courteous, Professional Service With Collazo Group

By Michelle Caceres When Riverview resident, Elsie Rosado, wanted to downsize and relocate closer to her grandkids in north Tampa, she turned to Eddie Collazo, a broker associate with RE/MAX Across the Bay. “When I first met him, I hadn’t completely decided to sell the house and he wasn’t pushy about getting me to sell(…)

USAmeriBank Makes Banking Enjoyable

USAmeriBank Makes Banking Enjoyable

By Sandy Meyer Banking is probably not high on the list of favorite things to do for most people, but USAmeriBank in Brandon is trying to change that by delivering top notch customer service with a smile.  The business opened its doors on November 17, 2008 and has since become one of the most successful(…)

New Mathnasium Franchise Opens In Plaza Bella To Spark Student’s Interest in Math

New Mathnasium Franchise Opens In Plaza Bella To Spark Student’s Interest in Math

By Suzy Wiesenhart What is Mathnasium? Almost 35 years ago, the Mathnasium Method was founded by Larry Martinek, a teacher in public and private schools. Instead of relying on memorization and repetition, he focused on helping children build deep mathematical understanding through a combination of mental, visual, verbal, tactile and written exercises. He developed a(…)

Family Expands Holiday Tradition Of Christmas Trees Lots, Now Supports Two Local High Schools

Family Expands Holiday Tradition Of Christmas Trees Lots, Now Supports Two Local High Schools

By Kathy L. Collins One of the best things about the holidays is getting the family together to pick out the perfect Christmas tree. This tradition is loved by the Chaberek family and a main reason why they started the Chaberek Family Christmas Tree lot several years ago. This year, the Chabereks will have two(…)

Alvarez Plumbing In Business For Generations

Alvarez Plumbing In Business For Generations

By Marie Glimore When Alvarez Plumbing gets a call or a referral, it knows it is a sign of a job well done and that someone in the community recognizes a company that states right on its business cards, “We Take Pride in Our Work.” This lesson was learned by company owner and founder, Al(…)

Attorney Wendy McGinnis Represents Clients In Family Law Matters

Attorney Wendy McGinnis Represents Clients In Family Law Matters

By Kathy L. Collins If you are in need of legal consultation and representation in a matter involving family law issues, you want to find an attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable and patient. You will find all of this and more in Attorney Wendy K. McGinnis of the McGinnis Law Firm, P.A. McGinnis is not(…)

Pediatric Dental Center Of Brandon Welcomes Dr. Jorge Torres

Pediatric Dental Center Of Brandon Welcomes Dr. Jorge Torres

By Kathy L. Collins Pediatric Dental Center of Brandon is pleased to introduce its newest Pediatric Dentist, Dr. Jorge Torres. Dr. Torres brings over 17 years of experience with him to Pediatric Dental Center. Dr. Torres also brings with him an indefinable sense of confidence and comfort. Dr. Torres clearly posses the characteristics necessary to(…)

River Hills Country Club Welcomes Class A PGA Professional As New GM & Golf Director

River Hills Country Club Welcomes Class A PGA Professional As New GM & Golf Director

By Tamas Mondovics For the past 10 years, Stephanie Reeves has been making a difference in the golf world as a Class A PGA Professional in Naples, but when the chance to take the helm as the new General Manager and Golf Director at River Hills Country Club presented itself, she did not hesitate. “I(…)

2013 Small Business Of The Year Award Winners Honored

2013 Small Business Of The Year Award Winners Honored

Staff Report The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce congratulates the area businesses that have been named 2013 Small Business of the Year Award winners. Nearly 300 guests celebrated the winners that were announced during the annual Gala held in October inside the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel’s Grande Ballroom. The winners were: One to Five Employees(…)