By Sandra Meyer

BC_WomensGroupThe Woman’s Group Presented Medium Size Business Award

The Woman’s Group was selected winner of the Brighthouse Network’s first Regional Business Awards at a banquet held in February at the Tampa Hilton. More than 150 businesses were nominated by the chamber of commerce and of those, 60 were selected as finalists. The finalists were interviewed by a panel of business leaders from which they selected winners in four categories. The Woman’s Group was selected winner for the Medium Size Business Category.  The Woman’s Group recently opened its fourth and largest office at 13005 S. U.S. Hwy. 301 in Riverview, where it provides high quality obstetrics, gynecological, aesthetics and wellness services. The phone number is 915-5291.       

Brandon Honda Announces New Sales ManagerBC_BrandonHondaSlim

 John Marazzi, owner of Brandon Honda, recently announced the promotion of Hassan Slim to Sales Manager. Slim has been employed at Brandon Honda since 2006 in sales and finance positions. He has earned one gold and several silver Council of Sales Leadership awards for consistent top sales and customer service performance from American Honda Motor Company.

 Brandon Honda, a division of Morgan Auto Group, is located at 9209 E. Adamo Dr. in Tampa. Its exclusive eight-point Brandon Honda Promise includes a free lifetime and extended warranties, breakdown coverage and price protection. Hours are Monday – Saturday 9 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday 12 Noon–6 p.m. For more information, call 425-1864 or visit




BC_thrirtyoneBrandon Resident Featured in International Catalog

 Brandon resident Melissa Karnowski is being featured in a newly released international catalog from Thirty-One Gifts. Karnowski is a senior executive director with Thirty-One Gifts, and in the catalog she shares her personal story of finding reward and success as an independent sales consultant. Karnowski joined Thirty-One Gifts in November 2008. Having left a career as a teacher for motherhood, she wanted to earn extra income to pay her children’s expenses. Since then she has been promoted five times in her career and is actively volunteering in the community, both personally and through Thirty-One. Thirty-One Gifts is the leading direct-selling company in the U.S. with products for everyone’s lifestyle. Karnowski can be reached via email at melissa@ladybug

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