Business

Local Second Hand Stores Offer First-Rate Deals For Shoppers

Local Second Hand Stores Offer First-Rate Deals For Shoppers

By Ali Renckens Consignment shops offer a convenient means to get rid of unwanted items, buy new ones and save and earn money. Thankfully, there are plenty of local consignment stores that cater to the variety of items to be sold or bought. If we missed your favorite consignment store, let us know by e-mailing(…)

June Valrico Business Column

June Valrico Business Column

By Sandra Meyer Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics Opens New Office In Apollo Beach Dr. Michael Hess and Dr. Toby VanLandschoot are pleased to announce a new third office location at 421 Apollo Beach Blvd. to open in June in the Apollo Beach area. Hess & VanLandschoot Orthodontics new location will provide all the same outstanding(…)

Air Time Air Conditioning & Heating Relocates To Valrico To Better Serve Community

Air Time Air Conditioning & Heating Relocates To Valrico To Better Serve Community

By Nicole Heubusch Air Time Air Conditioning & Heating is a family owned business and is a full service HVAC and air conditioning company. It specializes in existing homes, new construction, home additions and commercial jobs. It is known for its friendly and professional service and its motto is: Expect and Enjoy Excellence. It is(…)

New Library Program Allows Interaction Between Entrepreneurs, Consumers

New Library Program Allows Interaction Between Entrepreneurs, Consumers

 By Alexandra Booth Now featured at the Bloomingdale Regional Library is the AlligatorZone. No, it has nothing to do with sharp teeth and scaly skin. This new program hopes to help entrepreneurs receive feedback on new products and ideas. Similar to the television show Shark Tank, AlligatorZone wants to help “avoid the metaphorical alligators that(…)

Hawthorne Village Employee Retires After 19 Years

Hawthorne Village Employee Retires After 19 Years

By Nicole Heubusch Asuncion Colibao, known as Sunshine, has been a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Hawthorne Village Retirement Community of Brandon for 19 years. She moved to the area from the Philippines in 1995. When she lived in the Philippines, she and her husband owned a pharmacy. However, they decided to move to the(…)

Residents Discuss Anticipated Steps Ahead Of Big Box Development Mediation Session

Residents Discuss Anticipated Steps Ahead Of Big Box Development Mediation Session

  By Tamas Mondovics Close to 40 Bloomingdale area residents took time out of their busy schedules earlier this month to once again join forces in a continued effort to halt the development of a giant retail store and a residential complex project within the neighborhood. To be exact, the planned development includes 158,800 sq.(…)

WQYK’s Dave McKay Makes Friends At Reflections Hair Gallery And Spa

WQYK’s Dave McKay Makes Friends At Reflections Hair Gallery And Spa

  By Marie Gilmore Radio station 99.5 WQYK DJ and Host Dave McKay came to Reflections Hair Gallery and Spa Inc. located on S.R. 60 E. in Valrico recently for a haircut and to meet some new friends. McKay was invited by owner/master stylist Koryn Kleist and her son Rylee, who met McKay at a(…)

Payant Financial Services Provides Decades Of Experience Helping Clients Plan For The Future

Payant Financial Services Provides Decades Of Experience Helping Clients Plan For The Future

  By Sharon Still Honesty, experience and expertise are three of the most important characteristics people seek when looking for a financial advisor, and that is just what customers will find at Payant Financial Services. In business since 1979, the company has worked with retired individuals and families for more than 30 years, often over(…)

Papa Murphy’s Opens Riverview Location

Papa Murphy’s Opens Riverview Location

  By Sharon Still Earlier this year, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza opened its newest location in Riverview. This is the third area location for franchise owner Cole Kilen, who also operates a location in New Port Richey and Brandon at 859 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. In 1981, Papa Murphy’s introduced freshly-made pizza that customers(…)

PDQ Chicken Plans Summer Opening In Riverview, Hiring In June

PDQ Chicken Plans Summer Opening In Riverview, Hiring In June

  By Sharon Still The one-acre property on the southwest corner of U.S. Hwy. 301 and Big Bend Rd. in front of Sam’s Club and adjacent to Walgreen’s will soon be a new PDQ Chicken. Construction started in early May on the stand-alone building with an anticipated opening date for the 4,800-sq.-ft. restaurant in mid-to-late(…)