Business

Car Haggler Makes Vehicle Purchasing Stress-Free

Car Haggler Makes Vehicle Purchasing Stress-Free

  By Robyn St. James Buying a car is an almost necessary part of life in today’s technology-fueled society, but for some, a car dealership is a battleground to be avoided at all costs. Thanks to one local resident, shoppers no longer have to car haggle alone, or at all. Shawn Spiegel, also known as(…)

Wawa Celebrates Opening Of Valrico Store

Wawa Celebrates Opening Of Valrico Store

Wawa representatives joined by local officials and members of the community gathered this month for the grand opening of its new long-awaited Valrico store. Wawa’s fanfare-filled opening celebration included a much-anticipated charitable hoagie building competition between representatives from the United Service Organization (USO) Tampa Bay, a check presentation to the USO, and free coffee for(…)

July Riverview/Apollo Beach 2014 Business Column

July Riverview/Apollo Beach 2014 Business Column

  Christ Community Church VBS Christ Community Church will be offering Vacation Bible School beginning Friday, July 25 through Sunday, July 27. The fun begins on Friday night from 6:30–9:30 p.m. with dinner included. On Saturday, studies will resume from 3–5:30 p.m. with dinner and a movie to follow. The weekend concludes on Sunday morning(…)

Around The World Animals Offers Exotic Pet Services

Around The World Animals Offers Exotic Pet Services

  By Marisa Webber Lemurs, skunks and prairie dogs may sound like wild animals, but to Robert Costa they are pets. At his store, Around the World Animals, these creatures and many more can be found. Even though it was recently opened, it already has great potential. What makes Around the World Animals so unique(…)

South Bay Hospital To Open Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

South Bay Hospital To Open Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

  By Natalia Diaz South Bay Hospital, a 112-bed, acute care hospital serving Sun City Center, Ruskin, Wimauma, Riverview, Apollo Beach, Gibsonton and the surrounding areas, is expanding its cardiac services and building a Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. The state-of-the-art Cath Lab will assist physicians in diagnosing and treating heart conditions by using catheters instead of(…)

Rodeo Rider Brings Expertise To Specialty Feed Store In Riverview

Rodeo Rider Brings Expertise To Specialty Feed Store In Riverview

  By Debra Massaro On June 6, 2006, rodeo rider, judge and producer Corey Costa turned his love for animals into a profession when he opened Remington Feed and Pet in Riverview. The store’s original location was a rented strip mall unit at 9419 Hwy. 301. In September of 2012, Costa purchased approximately two acres(…)

EATS! American Grill Joins Line Up Of New Restaurants In Winthrop Plaza

EATS! American Grill Joins Line Up Of New Restaurants In Winthrop Plaza

  By Nicole Heubusch The second location of EATS! American Grill has opened in the Winthrop Plaza where Green Iguana used to be.  It is the newest restaurant to open up in the plaza, making it a premier destination in the area for local dining. It joins Ciccio Cali, The Egg & I, Cappy’s Pizza,(…)

Student Turns Passion For Drawing Into Collaborative Business

Student Turns Passion For Drawing Into Collaborative Business

Maria Cate has always hoped to leave a mark with her art. As a child, she did so by creating comic books and passing them out to family and friends. Today, Cate shares her art with different strategy through a business she calls Twisted Hand. Twisted Hand was intended to be a way for Cate(…)

Nvirotect Pest Control Offers Green Products, Safer Alternatives

Nvirotect Pest Control Offers Green Products, Safer Alternatives

  By Sonia Lavina Since 2008 Nvirotect Pest Control Services has been offering people of the Tampa Bay area safer alternatives to conventional pest control.  Nvirotect is certified through the National Pest Management’s Green Pro Program, the leading certification in the pest control industry for environmentally friendly practices. Owned and operated by Craig Kurrack, president(…)

July Bloomingdale/FishHawk 2014 Business Column

July Bloomingdale/FishHawk 2014 Business Column

  By Sandra Meyer Brandon All-Stars Offers Cheerleading from Tot to Teen The mission at Brandon All-Stars is to teach respect and promote physical fitness and the art of cheerleading. It creates long-lasting friendships and teaches kids valuable lessons in teamwork and sportsmanship. Brandon All-Stars offers classes for every age including preschool, parent-tot and toddler.(…)