By Sandra Meyer

BC_PayantPayant Financial Opens Medical Insurance Solutions in Sun City

Robyn and Tom Payant, owners of Payant Financial, have opened a Medicare Insurance Solutions, LLC to help people turning 65 and people that currently have a supplement plan evaluate their Medicare supplement plan choices. Robyn and Tom have teamed with Marcie Maisonet. She is a licensed and certified health insurance. She has been assisting the Tampa Bay community with their health insurance needs for over 10 years. Medicare Insurance Solutions, LLC is located in the Payant Financial Plaza in the middle of Sun City Center at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza. To make an appointment to review an existing Medicare supplement plan, call 634-7001.


Sara James Open HouseBC_SaraJames

Sara James Salon is having an open house, Wednesday, September 24 from 3-7 p.m. Meet stylists, tour the salon and learn more about exclusive hair care products. Free consultations, product samples and more. Light finger foods and refreshments will be served.

Sara James Salon is especially proud to announce that we have chosen to sponsor a Lost Angels Animal Rescue special needs dog. Amber is a sweet, smart 6-year old-female Shih Tzu. Visit to donate to Amber’s needs or provide assistance to other special needs animals.

BC_MoblieMusicMobile Music Instructors Teach Students At Home

Mobile Music Instructors LLC is a convenient way for kids to get music lessons. Licensed instructors go to their student’s home for lessons, making it easier for both parent and child. They teach primarily piano, keyboards, Music Theory, Songwriting and iOS apps. Daniel Swartwood is the owner and lead instructor and has been teaching for over 35 years. Call 841-4751 or visit



Palmscapes  Helps with Landscaping NeedsBC_Palmscapes

Palmscapes owners Mike Browne, Stan Ferkul and Rich Kelleher opened the Riverview location in early 2014. It grows plants in its own 47 greenhouses located in Plant City. In addition to offering a wide variety of plants and trees, Palmscapes also offers pavers and sod as well as landscaping, irrigation and lighting services. There is even a barbecue stand and produce stand on the premises.

Palmscapes would like to earn landscapers business and in order to do so, it will offer them special pricing. Palmscapes is located at 12218 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Call 677-1911, e-mail info@floridapalm or visit florida

BC_AnthonysGarageRepairAnthony’s Garage Door Repair Now Open

Owner Anthony Defrancesco of Plant City has recently opened his newest garage door repair company. Defrancesco has been in business for 46 years and recently sold his last business. He has decided to come back to business and opened his newest company which will serve Hillsborough and Polk counties. Anthony’s Garage Door Repair prides itself on its extensive experience as well as customer satisfaction. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency service and scheduled appointments. Call 404-7819 or e-mail for a free estimate or consultation.


Lux Shopping Service Offers Personal ShoppingBC_luxShoppingServce

Stephanie Vasciannie is offering an easy way to get shopping done without ever leaving the comfort of home. The owner of Lux Shopping Service will come to client’s homes to have a consultation which will allow her to learn their likes and dislikes as well as determining a shopping budget. Lux Shopping Services specializes in wardrobe and gift shopping as well as grocery shopping. Vascaiannie created the business for anyone needing help shopping for any reason, including time constraints, age or disabilities. Visit or call 352-8460 for more information or to schedule a shopping consultation.


Keller Williams Hosts Fire Prevention Day Event

In honor of the 2014 Fire Prevention Day, Keller Williams Realty is hosting a family fun event. From 3 –7 p.m. on Thursday October 9 there will be food, prizes and a special visit from an actual fire engine with photo opportunities for the kids. The first 100 participants will receive a free 9V Battery as a reminder to change those smoke detector batteries every year.

Stop by with canned food items and enjoy this opportunity to give back to local food bank, ECHO. This is also a great time to check out the most recent office addition for Keller Williams Suburban Tampa, located at 2211 Lithia Center Ln. in Valrico. Call 653-9500.

BC_JMillerLawValrico Native Opens Law Firm

Janelle Miller announces the opening of J. Miller Law, P.A. earlier this month in Valrico. Miller serves on the Junior League of Tampa’s Public Affairs Committee as the local affairs coordinator and on the executive board for the Junior Leagues of Florida State Public Affairs Committee.

Visit, call 245-5927 or e-mail JMiller@JMillerLaw It is located at 3626 Erindale Dr. in Valrico.



Get Your Pink On Breast Cancer Walk

Carol Poole from A New You, Pink Boutique in Brandon has partnered up with Total Imaging for a “Get Your Pink On” Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 4. The walks proceeds support those battling breast cancer, and honors survivors and those that have lost their battle and helps those that are in need of immediate support.  Vendors are needed for this event and tables are available for a $25 donation. To learn more about this event or sign up as a vendor, call Poole at 758-4211. A New You, Pink Boutique is located at 106 W Robertson St. and Total Imagining is located at 427 S. Parsons Ave. Both businesses are in Brandon.

Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards Seeks Candidates

Bright House has partnered with local chambers of commerce to recognize outstanding companies and their success at the Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards. Awards categories are: Small Business (5-25 employees), Medium Business (26-100 employees), Large Business (101-500 employees) and Start-Up (1-3 years in business). Prizes to be awarded total $1,000,000.

Go to for details, full rules and how to enter. If interested, submit the company’s application by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 26. The Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the Tampa Convention Center.

FishHawk Ranch Lake House Named Top Recreational Facility for Design ExcellenceBC_FishHawk Ranch logo

The FishHawk Ranch Lake House recently received the prestigious 2014 Grand Aurora Award from the Southeast Builders Conference. Recognized by the Aurora Award panel for its unique design and planning, the Lake House was built to serve as an anchor for FishHawk Ranch’s newest neighborhood. FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 3,000-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. The FishHawk Ranch welcome center and model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday from 12-6 p.m. Call 685-7500 or visit

BC_GulfShoreBankValrico Resident Appointed Senior Vice President at GulfShore Bank

GulfShore Bank announced two additions to its growing team of banking professionals this month. Jordan L. German was selected as the senior vice president, credit officer, and Jay Baldwin was selected as the senior vice president, client manager, asset based lending specialist. Both positions are focused on the specialized needs of small businesses, which represent a significant portion of the bank’s client base.

Baldwin, a Valrico resident, will focus his energies on new business development with an emphasis on growth oriented, mid-tier companies. Visit www.gulf

E-waste Community Recycling

Budget Self Storage has partnered with Lifecycles Tech LLC E-Waste Recycling to offer convenient Eco-Site Recycling Centers for collection of electronic materials. Electronic waste is the fastest growing solid waste globally, representing three percent of global waste but 70 percent of toxic waste.

There is no charge to drop off e-waste at the Eco-Site recycling centers including Lifecycles Tech at 1808 Turkey Creek Rd. in Plant City, Budget Self Storage at 2504 Florida 60 in Valrico and Budget Self Storage at 607 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon. Call 757-717-8725 or visit

Local Organization Helps Veterans and Families in Need

The NavySVA Island X-16 is looking for new members. The group comprised of Navy Seabees meets the first Thursday of the month at Sun City Chamber of Commerce located at 1651 Sun City Plaza, finding ways to help local veterans. Services include helping veterans and their families contact the right people to help them get benefits they are eligible for. The NavySVA also attends fundraising benefits for veterans in need.

Meetings are held from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. For more information, find it on Facebook; Island X-16 Sun City Center, Florida or e-mail

Relax with Daniella’s Mobile Massage

Daniella Vetencourt of Lithia has recently opened her own mobile massage business. Vetencourt is a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience with medical massage. She specializes in deep tissue, prenatal, neuromuscular, Swedish and sports massage. Hours are Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. by appointment. Call 323-4901 for more information or to schedule a massage.

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