By Sandra Meyer

BC_Christian Beiter (2)2015 Honorary Mayor Announced

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce’s July Luncheon was Membership Appreciation which announced the 2015 Honorary Mayor of Riverview, Christian Beiter of Preservation 1st Financial Group, LLC. Beiter raised over $8,000 that will be divided between the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce and his charity of choice, YMCA Camp Cristina.

Attorney Damon Glisson Receives Election Honor

Apollo Beach attorney Damon Glisson has been elected Chair Elect of the General Practice, Small and Solo Firm Section of the Florida Bar. GPSSF provides continuing legal education to its members. Each of the seminars is held once a year, and is available on demand over the Internet.

Glisson has had a long history of service to the Florida Bar. Last year he served as a founding member of the Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy and the year before he served as Chair of the Council of Sections. In 2011 and 2012 he was a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Board of Governors. Glisson has continuously served on numerous Bar committees and executive councils for 22 years. Visit for more information.

Ibiley Uniforms and More Opens

Ibiley Uniforms and More have been serving parents, teachers and students for over 25 years, and is happy to announce its new location in Brandon at 529 W. Brandon Blvd. It focuses on four things: quality, comfort, convenience and pricing. It is a one-stop shop for bottoms and tops at reasonable prices and carries inventory year round.

Call 305-625-8050. Store hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dr. Natalie Carr Receives High Honor in Dental PediatricsBC_carrPediatric

Dr. Natalie Carr of Carr Pediatric Dentistry in Riverview has been selected for Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. The mission of the college is to advance excellence, ethics, professionalism and leadership in dentistry.

Carr Pediatric Dentistry, which was named 2013 Small Business of the Year in both the Brandon Chamber of Commerce and the Riverview Chamber of Commerce, treats children ages 1-13 years of age. Carr Pediatric Dentistry is located at 11936 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Visit www.carrdent or call 672-3368.

Shore Bliss Yoga Offers New Series

Shore Bliss Yoga is offering an eight week series on the energy centers of the human body called chakras. Each class will explore a different chakra, using the ancient practice of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to stimulate and unblock these centers and open to an unlimited source of vital energy. The series begins Wednesday, August 6 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Apollo Beach.

Ninety minute classes are $20 each or $120 for the series, at a savings of $40. The studio is located at 118 Flamingo Dr. in Apollo Beach. Call 758-3930, e-mail or visit

BC_EfficientSun City City Council Selects Builder for Campus Expansion

Efficient Building Systems, LLC. has been selected by the Sun City City Council to build the structures of the Central Campus expansion’s first phase.

The information building has already been erected and the multi-purpose building, which includes a photo lab, computer room and dance studio, as well as the Samaritan and the Sun City Library building addition began in July. Visit www.ebs

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Law Office of Leighton J. Hyde, P.A.BC_Leighton

In June the Law Office of Leighton J. Hyde, P.A. invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a multi-chamber ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its new Riverview location. Leighton Hyde handles a wide array of real estate matters across Florida. Call 677-7702 or visit It is located at 10845 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.



BC_FitLifeFitLife Offers Prepared Meals

FitLife Foods is all about fresh, made from scratch prepared meals. Customers come into the store and can get one meal or can grab up to six days of meals to help save time and gain energy. Its expert chefs are crafting the freshest ingredients to make meals like BBQ beef with mac and cheese, chicken tacos, supercharged chicken, Greek meatballs and more.

FitLife is located at 2946 Providence Lakes Blvd. in Brandon. Visit or call 685-5301.






Brandon Chamber Hosting 2014 Election Hob Nob

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce (GBCC) is hosting Eastern Hillsborough County’s premier election Hob Nob that will include opportunities for citizens to visit one-on-one with candidates vying for their votes on Tuesday, September 16 at The Regent located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview.

All attendees will be able to vote for their favorite candidates in the Hob Nob Straw Poll. Heavy hors d’oeuvres with cash bar will be available. Student tickets are only $10. Chamber member tickets are $20. Community member tickets are $25. All at-the-door ticket purchases are $30. Tickets may be purchased  at or by calling 689-1221.

Call 689-1221 ext. 8821 or e-mail lsimpson@brandon

Free  Event with Classic Hair Therapy

“You are Classically Beautiful: Live.Love.Rock Curls” will highlight the launch of Classic Hair Therapy’s (CHT) Natural Hair Services and raise awareness of its goals and presence in the Brandon, Riverview and Apollo Beach areas. This event will be held on Thursday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the Winthrop Barn Theatre located at 11349 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview.

Classic Hair Therapy strives to offer the highest quality of healthy hair care while providing on location services in homes, offices and other personal spaces. Free Admission. Register to attend at classichairtherapy and print out the ticket to bring to the event. The first 50 people to arrive will receive a swag bag. For more information, call Chantail Williams at 850-264-7346.

Addiction and the Brain/Body Connection

 Addiction and recovery are poorly understood by the general population. Often problems go undetected or ignored until they are out of control. A positive, sustained outcome is achievable through early intervention. Join Dan Cosby, a Certified Addiction Professional, for a free health talk to discuss addiction held on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 p.m. at Upper Cervical Health Centers located at 9280 Bay Plaza Blvd. Ste. 725 in Tampa.

 Dr. Nicholas Schar, Upper Cervical chiropractor, will also be discussing Upper Cervical Care and how this unique form of health care helps restore brain to body communication to achieve optimal health.

RSVP by calling 644-7190. Visit                                                                                                                 

Blood Centers Intent to Merge

OneBlood, Inc., the not-for-profit blood center and The Institute for Transfusion Medicine, Inc. (ITxM) the not-for-profit blood center and transfusion services management announced that they have entered into an agreement to pursue a merger of the two organizations. The merger would create the largest independent not-for-profit blood center in the United States distributing nearly 2 million units of blood annually, with combined revenues of $480 million and employing more than 3,500 people. Visit

Progressive Air Systems Receives President’s AwardBC_Progressive Air Systems

 Progressive Air Systems, Inc. recently received the 2014 President’s Award from Carrier in recognition of being an outstanding dealer in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. One of Carrier’s highest honors for its dealers, the President’s Award, is given to Carrier Factory Authorized Dealers who achieved excellence in product promotions and delivered superior customer satisfaction. Recipients of this award exemplify Carrier’s model for operational excellence, business effectiveness and delivering the best in cutting-edge technology to consumers.                 

To learn more about Progressive Air Systems, Inc., call 855-847-3898 or visit progressiveairsystems. com. It is located at 5907 Dasher Ct. in Port Richey.




BC_PDQPDQ Grand Opening

On Sunday, August 24 PDQ located at 10441 Big Bend Rd. in riverview will hold it’s grand opening. Visit Winn-Dixie Launches Backpack Hunger Relief Program

Local food banks, including Feeding America Tampa Bay, are preparing for the upcoming school year and the fight against childhood hunger. Winn-Dixie has launched the Summer Backpack Hunger Relief Program in all stores to help the one out of five children in Florida who don’t know where their next meal will come. Customers are encouraged to donate at any store register now through Tuesday, August 19 to help provide meals for healthy minds and bodies to thrive in the classroom. Every dollar donated will go directly to regional food banks to help fill backpacks with nutritious, fresh foods. For more information on area locations, visit

Upper Cervical Care Launches Operation Book Bag       

 Too many children are being sent to school without the basic supplies that are essential to good learning. Upper Cervical Health Centers of America is launching “OPERATION BOOKBAG,” a school supplies drive to benefit underprivileged children in the community. Its goal is to collect 50 book bags filled with school supplies and it is asking for the help of the community in reaching this goal. Anyone donating a book bag with school supplies will receive half off of an office visit and a Certificate of Health to give to a friend or family member for a complimentary new patient exam. The last day to turn in book bag donations is Wednesday, August 20.

 Upper Cervical Care is located at 9280 Bay Plaza Blvd., Ste. 725 in Tampa. More information can be found by calling 644-7190 or visiting

South Bay Hospital Starting Cancer Support Group

South Bay Hospital is starting a support group for any person who is undergoing treatment for cancer. The group will focus on coping with cancer diagnosis and treatment for both cancer patients and non-professional caregivers. All those whose lives have been touched by cancer are invited to attend.

The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 14 and will be held twice a month on the first Monday and second Thursday at 9:30 a.m. All meetings will take place in South Bay Hospital’s Medical Auditorium located at 1901 Haverford Ave., Ste. 106 in Sun City Center.

Call 634-0496 for more information about attending the support group.

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