BC_TrishWaller Trish Waller Earns NAR’s Military Relocation Professional Certification

Trish Waller with RE/MAX ACROSS THE BAY has earned the nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional (MRP) Certification. The National Association of REALTORS® confers the MRP certification to REALTORS® who want to help military personnel and veterans find housing solutions that best meet their needs.

Waller has also been awarded the #1 Top Producer in listings and sales for 2013 in her office. Congratulations to Trish Waller for her achievement. To reach Waller at RE/MAX Across The Bay at 5664 FishHawk Crossing Blvd. in FishHawk, call 629-5130.


Canine Cabana Announces A Certified Professional Dog TrainerBC_caninecabanatraining2

Canine Cabana is proud to announce that Amanda Anders is now a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA). She has been with Canine Cabana for four years and comes with a wealth of knowledge about animal care. For more information about Canine Cabana, call 672-9663 or visit its Website at CanineCabana.biz.


BC_NewMembers022514 for email (2)Greater Riverview Chamber Hosts Monthly Member Luncheon

The February Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) Monthly Membership Luncheon was sponsored by Tampa Bay Times – Riverview Bureau at The Regent, 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview with catering by new GRCC member, Coastal Catering.

All were encouraged to attend the next GRCC Luncheon on Tuesday, March 25 sponsored by St. Joseph’s Hospital South. For more information, call 234-5944 or visit www.riverviewchamber.com.


PROtential Sports Has Great Options For Kids

NFL Flag Football training camp day is Saturday, March 8 at 9 a.m. through Saturday, May 3 at the Panther Trace multi-purpose field in Riverview for ages 5-15. Panther Trace is located off of Highway 301 between Balm Riverview and Big Bend Rd. Cost is $75 for the nine-week course.

Also being offered is Spring Break Sports Camp which will begin on Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Panther Trace Clubhouse #1 in Riverview with early drop-off and late pick-up available. For more information, call 400-4866.


BC_AlexMurphyValencia Lakes Welcomes New “Cruise Director”

Valencia Lakes Clubhouse at 16003 Valencia Club Dr. in Wimauma has a new “cruise director,” really Lifestyle Director, Alex Murphy. Its Valencia Lakes Clubhouse provides a full lifestyle program in addition to the beautiful amenities. For more information, call 634-6800 or visit www.valencialakes.net.


The Happy Hour That Does Not Discriminate Against Dogs

Once again, Joia Fabulous Martini Bar at 10475 Gibsonton Dr. in Riverview, and Dr. Kim Tyson with Four Paws Veterinary Hospital at 9430 Balm Riverview Rd. in Riverview will sponsor Yappy Hour on Thursday, March 27 starting at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida. There will be martinis, music and door prizes and of course, bring your best doggie friend with you. For more information, visit www.lrrof.org.


Lena Maxey Marketplace Shares the Luck O’ The IrishBC_LenaMaxey

On Saturday, March 15 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., look for storewide sales with green tags throughout the store at Lena Maxey Marketplace located at 13210 Boyette Rd. in Riverview for extra savings. Lena Maxey offers paint workshops like Intro to CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk & Clay Paint on Friday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m.; and Bring Your Own Piece on Thursday, March 27 at 10:30 a.m. CeCe Caldwell’s paints are 100% naturally green and made in America. Call today to reserve a spot at one of the upcoming workshops at 571-2354.


BC_TNTSmoothieslogoTNT Smoothies & Supplements Sponsoring A Class On Allergies

Allergies create misery for 55% of the U.S. population, not to mention the estimated $7.9 billion spent on allergies each year in the United States. While seasonal allergies limit the outdoor activities of so many, food allergies can be just as hindering. On Thursday, March 20 at 7:30 p.m., TNT Smoothies & Supplements will be sponsoring a class at Grade Power Learning, located at 3212 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Suite 102 in Valrico. It is $5 to attend and requested that you RSVP at 689-6527. To learn more about allergies, preventing them, what the causes are, what are essential oils and how to use them and possible side effects of medications.


Mark Rossmiller State Farm Agency Runs 5K To Support Arts In Apollo BeachBC_Rossmiller

Mark Rossmiller State Farm Insurance is proud to announce its team of agents and office staff participated in the Gasparilla 5K on Saturday, February 22. As a big supporter of the community, the office got together to kick off 2014 with several team-building events for the Apollo Beach community.

For its second year, the insurance agency is also sponsoring The 22nd Annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts on Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9 at the TECO South Shore Community Events Center, which is an innovative showcase of fine arts and fine crafts which draws talent from all across the country. For a free insurance quote or for more information, please visit markrossmiller.com  or call 645-3276.


Arcadia Home Care And Staffing Has New Office In Brandon

Arcadia Home Care and Staffing located at 885 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon is part of an organization that has been serving the Tampa Bay area since 1996. Its mission is to assist clients and the people that love them to live each day as active, happy and healthy individuals. Account Executive Sheree Adams, who recently moved here from Nashville, is now at the Brandon office. Arcadia’s goal is to provide a variety of home health care services that allow people to stay at home stay healthier longer.  For more information on its services, call Adams at 651-1300.


Alert AC Is Now Service Alert

Alert Air Conditioning and Heating announced that it is now doing business as Service Alert. The name change reflects an expansion of the services offered.  Service Alert is now a State of Florida licensed plumbing contractor.   Please see the company Website at www.alertac.com for the full line of services that the company offers. To arrange for service on an existing system or to request a quote for new equipment, call Service Alert at 626-4111.


BC_remingtonpetfeedRemington Pet & Feed Changes Name And Focus

Owners Robert Collier and Corey Costa want you to know that even though the name has changed, the business is better than ever. Not only that, it has moved to 8808 US Hwy. 301 S. in Riverview. Its motto: It’s not a business; it’s a lifestyle for your animals. It has all your animal needs under one roof, including a low-cost Vet on select dates. Deliveries are available. It is family-owned and operated and has been a part of the Riverview community for over eight years.  Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. every day.  Call 672-1244 or visit its Website at Remingtonfeed.com.


Centra Care Florida Hospital Urgent Care Has Ribbon CuttingBC_CentraCareRCRV

Centra Care Florida Hospital Urgent Care at 10222 Bloomingdale Ave. is now open. Its doctors are experts in adult and pediatric medicine (kids six month and older). It has labs and x-ray capabilities on-site and Online No-Wait reservations at www.centracare.org. Patients can walk in any time, seven days a week. Its hours are weekdays from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.  For more information, call 515-5814.


BC_FirstLightHomeCareRibbonCutting013014aFirstLight HomeCare Hosts Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, January 30, FirstLight HomeCare, located at 10037 Water Works Ln. in Riverview, hosted a multi-chamber ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of its grand opening in Riverview. The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce conducted the ceremony at Joia’s Fabulous Pizza and Martini Bar. Find out how in-home care from FirstLight can help by calling 677-2047 or visiting firstlighthomecare.com.


Wine-Making Business Has Uncorked In Apollo BeachBC_Southshore Uncorked

Southshore Uncorked is now open in Apollo Beach. The long-awaited family-owned wine making business has uncorked at 1432 Apollo Beach Blvd.  and offers wine juice kits from grapes from around the world that a customer can take an interactive role in creating.  Wine kits and supplies can be purchased by the home brewer, or processed in the store. Wine-making classes are held the second Saturday of each month from 1-3 p.m. in addition to bottling and corking demonstrations. Customers can opt to have their private labels created and ready for labeling when corking is completed. The store is open daily Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., or by appointment for wine making or special events. Call 649-9466 for information, or to schedule an appointment today.

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Suzy is one of the Advertising Representatives for the Riverview area. She started with the Osprey as an advertising assistant in 2008 and has various positions since then. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Bloomingdale with her husband, Tom for the last 22 years.