Business

Career Transition Ministry Program Offers Free Help For Job Seekers

  By Kelly Legg There is a very well-kept secret at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Valrico. The great number of people who are unemployed, between jobs, recently graduated, or looking for a career change may want to consider its free program called Career Transition Ministry. This structured, Christian, faith-based program has been offering job(…)

100th Member Joins Valrico/FishHawk Chamber

100th Member Joins Valrico/FishHawk Chamber

  By Marie Gilmore The 100th member has just submitted its application for the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber helping the one-year-old organization to achieve its goal for 2014. Publix #878, in the Shoppes of Lithia, Manager Chris Gordon was excited to be the official 100th member of the Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce. “We are happy to be(…)

Boating Safety Focus As National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off Summer Season

Boating Safety Focus As National Safe Boating Week Kicks Off Summer Season

  By Tamas Mondovics As the weather warms up, families are gearing up to spend time relaxing in the sun, which for many Bay area residents includes a variety of outdoor activities like boating. It is also a time to increase awareness of boating safety. “The lack of knowledge can kill,” said boating safety instructor(…)

Newland Communities Wins 21 Awards During Recent Parade Of Homes

Newland Communities Wins 21 Awards During Recent Parade Of Homes

  Staff Report Newland Communities and FishHawk Ranch, MiraBay and Waterset homebuilders won 21 Best of Class, Grand and Merit awards spanning all 27 categories at the recent Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes awards ceremony. AMERICAN NEWLAND COMMUNITIES, their joint venture partner NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH) and their quality builders were(…)

Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Guest Speakers

Valrico/FishHawk Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Guest Speakers

  By Michelle Caceres The Valrico/FishHawk Chamber of Commerce hosted two community insight speakers at its monthly general assembly breakfast at River Hills Country Club recently. Todd E. Cross, PhD, son of recently deceased FishHawk Ranch visionary developer Glen Cross, shared narratives regarding the challenges his father faced and overcame during the development of FishHawk(…)

Community Members Awarded, Promotions

Community Members Awarded, Promotions

  By Sandra Meyer The Woman’s Group Presented Medium Size Business Award The Woman’s Group was selected winner of the Brighthouse Network’s first Regional Business Awards at a banquet held in February at the Tampa Hilton. More than 150 businesses were nominated by the chamber of commerce and of those, 60 were selected as finalists.(…)

Nordstrom, Asiana Bistro, CrossFit and New WestBay Development

Nordstrom, Asiana Bistro, CrossFit and New WestBay Development

  By Sandra Meyer Nordstrom Rack to Open Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Lake Brandon Plaza in Brandon. The approximately 32,700 sq. ft. store is scheduled to open in fall 2014. Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories(…)

May Brandon 2014 Business Column

May Brandon 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Animal Coalition of Tampa Begins Cleanup After Arson Fire On Saturday, April 28 a fire at Animal Coalition took the lives of three beloved cats consuming at least 70 percent of the building. ACT has found a short term facility to serve its customers while the Gilchrist location is being rebuilt.(…)

Florida Aesthetics And Medical Weight Loss Sports New Name, More Services

Florida Aesthetics And Medical Weight Loss Sports New Name, More Services

  By Liz Waldron With people living longer and others becoming overweight, there is an increased push to improve the quality of life. Brandon Weight Loss heard the demand, and Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss was born in September of 2013. Florida Aesthetics and Medical Weight Loss, formerly known as Brandon Weight Loss, started(…)

Tampa Bay Readies For 2014 Hurricane Season With Expo

Tampa Bay Readies For 2014 Hurricane Season With Expo

  By Tamas Mondovics Are You Ready Tampa Bay? It is a question that is quite familiar to most Hillsborough County residents and it is also the theme of the 2014 Tampa Bay Hurricane Expo at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI). The question will ultimately be answered in the case of a major(…)