Riverview Chamber Ambassadors.

 “Leading Business. Leading Communities. From the Ground Up.” is the quote that displays on the Riverview chamber’s Website. Established in 1966, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) has a long history of making a difference. 
Developing relationships within your community, business referrals, credibility, an online business directory listing, ribbon cutting ceremonies, business seminars and member-to-member discounts are just a few reasons to be a Greater Riverview Chamber member.
Networking opportunities the chamber provides are leads group membership, monthly membership meeting luncheon, business after hours events, coffee hour events and multi-chamber networking events.
“The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce has been more than [an] avenue for business growth and development; its members also provide a source of support, encouragement and overall camaraderie. Joining has been one of my greatest business decisions,” said Troy Salisbury, owner of Michael Troy Photography.
The 400-member GRCC is unveiling its new makeover, complete with a new logo and updated Website. The fully revised Website has an online business directory, community event calendar available to anyone, photos, monthly newsletters and much, much more.
Equipped with a nice new office location on the Boardwalk of Riverview, at 10011 Water Works Ln. in Riverview, chamber director Tanya Doran wants residents to know, “there are many, many more reasons [than networking] to be part of your local chamber of commerce.” 
“It’s truly a family feeling when you belong to this chamber; everyone is helping everyone,” adds Suzy Wiesenhart from the Osprey Observer staff.
Other perks to being a chamber member are the advertising opportunities with Website ads, newsletter ads and flyer inserts, plus discounted rates with local publications.
Special events that all members are encouraged to attend and participate in include the annual membership dinner and awards ceremony, the golf tournament, Summerfest, the teacher of the year celebration, the taste of Riverview and business expo, member appreciation luncheons, the honorary mayor of Riverview race, Trick or Treat Street and the new teacher breakfast.
“The Riverview Chamber has been a great avenue for my new small business.  As I am a service that goes to homes and does not work out of a store front, my name being known around town is critical.  The relationships that I have built while networking with the Riverview Chamber business owners has helped me immensely,” said Deb Peters, owner of DP Fitness & Wellness.
Upcoming events for the chamber include the weekly Taking Care of Business networking group on Thursday, November 18, at The Alley; honorary mayor events; its monthly luncheon to be held on Tuesday, November 24, at the Riverview Civic Center; and a Holiday party at Mulligan’s on Tuesday, December 14.
The chamber office is open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information on the Riverview Chamber or to become a member, please call 234-5944 or visit www.riverviewchamber.com.

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Jennifer is the Assistant Editor at the Osprey Observer, having climbed the corporate ladder from intern in 2007. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. She lives in Channing Park with her husband, Eric, and their two dogs.