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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. […]

Treat Your Cat To A Country Purradise

Treat Your Cat To A Country Purradise

  By Marisa Webber “I wanted a nice place for cats to stay without being bothered by dogs,” said Eileen Dalton of her business, A Country Cat House. This is an understatement to the accommodations made for the comfort of each cat in their care. A Country Cat House is a boarding resort for cats […]

U Break I Fix In Valrico Fixes Broken Smart Phones And Other Devices

U Break I Fix In Valrico Fixes Broken Smart Phones And Other Devices

  By Kathy L. Collins If you have a smart phone, it is likely that at some point you will drop it and break it. When you do, you will ask, “Where should I take it to get it fixed?” You have a local option in U Break I Fix located at 3430 Lithia Pinecrest […]

Brandon Chamber Annual Legislative Wrap-Up

Brandon Chamber Annual Legislative Wrap-Up

  By Tamas Mondovics Featuring its 2014 annual Legislative Wrap-Up, Synergy, The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce’s monthly membership luncheon, was pleased to host State Senator Tom Lee, State Representatives Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City, and Ross Spano, R-Dover, last month. Taking advantage of the venue held on the first Tuesday of each month at The […]

Catch Twenty-Three At Park Square Adds Seafood Fare To FishHawk Area

Catch Twenty-Three At Park Square Adds Seafood Fare To FishHawk Area

  By Michelle Caceres Seafood lovers are rejoicing that a quality seafood restaurant has landed in Park Square. Catch Twenty-Three, located at 16132 Churchview Dr., the brainchild of owner Rob Wickner, is a stylish seafood restaurant with dishes inspired by flavorful Latin and Caribbean influences served up in a casual, upscale setting. The extensive menu […]

Orange Home Accessories’ Christmas In July To Benefit A Kid’s Place

Orange Home Accessories’ Christmas In July To Benefit A Kid’s Place

  By Kathy L. Collins Debbie Ploor, owner of Orange Home Accessories located at 1046 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico, will host Christmas in July to benefit A Kid’s Place on Friday, July 25 from 6-9 p.m. The public is invited and is asked to bring items that are needed at A Kid’s Place. Customers who […]

Busciglio Smiles Awards High School Students With Academic Scholarships

Busciglio Smiles Awards High School Students With Academic Scholarships

  By Sonia Lavina For the fifth year, Busciglio Smiles presented two high school students with a $500 Busciglio Smiles Academic Scholarship award at its Brandon office in May. The winners, Diana Corzine from Plant City High School and Tiffany Brightwell from Strawberry Crest High School, submitted an essay titled ‘Athletics vs. Academics, can student […]

June Brandon Business Column 2014

June Brandon Business Column 2014

By Sandra Meyer Hawthorne Health & Rehab Receives National Recognition Hawthorne Health & Rehab has been named a five-star facility by CMS, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal government agency. To date, Hawthorne is the only five-star facility in the Brandon area. CMS scores long-term care facilities across the nation on a […]