Business

AC Company Keeps Brandon Cool

AC Company Keeps Brandon Cool

  By Bonnie Mentel All Temp Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, LLC is a full-service heating, AC and refrigeration company that has been in business, serving all of central Florida, since early 2004. The company, which is fully licensed and insured, provides both residential and commercial installations, repairs and service. “We take calls at all hours(…)

Mimi’s Cafe Under New Management, Offers Wider Selection Of French Cuisine

Mimi’s Cafe Under New Management, Offers Wider Selection Of French Cuisine

  By Michelle Colesanti When was the last time you enjoyed a meal at Mimi’s Café? If it’s been awhile, it may be time for another visit. Under new management since the end of last year, what we found, along with the old favorites, were many new choices with a French twist. Mimi’s chefs are(…)

May Valrico 2014 Business Column

May Valrico 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer The Woman’s Group Presented Award by Brighthouse Network  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.(…)

Buckhorn Homeowners Association Awards Scholarships, Celebrates Memorial Day

Buckhorn Homeowners Association Awards Scholarships, Celebrates Memorial Day

  By Nicole Heubusch High School Seniors Receive College Scholarships  Two high school seniors living in the Buckhorn community received $500 each from the Buckhorn Homeowners Association to put toward college costs. One of the winners, Annika Ellenbogen of Strawberry Crest High school, will be attending Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and wants to study consumer(…)

MOSI Historic Tree Grove Enhancements Made Possible By County Grant

MOSI Historic Tree Grove Enhancements Made Possible By County Grant

  By Kathy L. Collins The Museum of Science and Industry’s (MOSI) Richard T. Bowers Historic Tree Grove recently underwent a series of improvements thanks to a grant it received from the Hillsborough County Historic Preservation Challenge Grant Program. In addition, MOSI received in kind donations from the community and the MOSI staff. These, along(…)

Watch Me Swim Celebrates International Water Safety Month

Watch Me Swim Celebrates International Water Safety Month

  Staff Report Watch Me Swim (WMS), located in Riverview, was founded more than 14 years ago by Kari Bahour after experienced a near drowning incident with her then 15-month-old son.  Thankfully her son survived the incident, but concerned for her son’s safety, Bahour researched several swim programs looking for one that would teach competence(…)

Cruise Planners Raises Money For America’s Vet Dogs

Cruise Planners Raises Money For America’s Vet Dogs

  By Libby Hopkins Sherry Leybovich of Cruise Planners has been a travel agent for over 20 years and she has a heart for fundraising. She is the Fundraising Chairperson for The Florida Parrot Rescue, www.floridaparrot rescue.com, and wanted to find a way to incorporate fundraising in the cruises she plans. Last February she hosted(…)

New Salt Grotto Location Offers Natural Healing Treatments, Massage

New Salt Grotto Location Offers Natural Healing Treatments, Massage

  By Nicole Heubusch Salt Therapy has become a popular health treatment, but not many people know the benefits that can come from a restorative and therapeutic session in a salt room or salt bed. The Salt Grotto recently relocated into Plaza Bella and offers all these treatments plus many products. A session in the(…)

Local Businesses Giving Back To Community

Local Businesses Giving Back To Community

  By Sandra Meyer Annual Summer Charity Bridal Gala                                                        Studio 210 Salon owner Soheila Imani has organized the First Annual Summer Charity Bridal Gala, which will showcase Studio 210 Salon’s bridal services, as well as other local business’ services to interested individuals. All proceeds from the charity event will go to Life Care in their(…)

May Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column

May Riverview/Apollo Beach Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer The Woman’s Group Presented Award by Brighthouse Network The Woman’s Group was selected as a winner at 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(…)