Business

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(…)

10 Years Of Award-Winning Wine From Keel & Curley Winery In Plant City

10 Years Of Award-Winning Wine From Keel & Curley Winery In Plant City

By Kathy L. Collins Keel and Curley Winery located at 5210 W. Thonotosassa Rd. in Plant City has been making amazing and highly-acclaimed wines for 10 years. Joe Keel started the winery in 2003. Keel, a central Florida blueberry farmer, was looking for something to do with his end crop of blueberries. It was at(…)

Brandon Regional Hospital Celebrates 30 Years Of Delivering Babies

Brandon Regional Hospital Celebrates 30 Years Of Delivering Babies

By Kathy L. Collins On October 2, Brandon Regional Hospital celebrated the 30th Anniversary of the Women’s Center and the very first delivery on October 2, 1983. “In honor of this milestone, we partnered with Newborns In Need to raise awareness for the program and collected donations to help them with their cause,” said Jill(…)

Teacher’s Helper Celebrates 30 Years Of Service

Teacher’s Helper Celebrates 30 Years Of Service

By Libby Hopkins Shearon Bailey’s secret to being a successful business in the Brandon community for 30 years is being an “odd duck.” Bailey is the owner of Teacher’s Helper, which is a one-stop shop for teaching supplies and learning tools for parents and teachers. Her store is the only teaching supply store in the(…)