By Sandra Meyer

BC_BaumanRibbon Cutting for Robert Bauman for Circuit Court Judge, Group 34


Last month Robert Bauman for Circuit Court Judge, Group 34 hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Alley at South Shore in Riverview. After practicing law in Hillsborough County for more than 28 years, Bauman feels he has the legal, trial and litigation experience necessary to be a Circuit Court Judge. E-mail, call 253-9993, or visit



The Learning Experience Comes to RiverviewBC_LearningExperience


The Learning Experience Academy of Early Education recently open its’ newest location at 3705 S. U.S. Hwy. 301 Riverview. The new center will give children the opportunity to receive an early start to their education and help them achieve their greatest capabilities. From top to bottom, the safe and secure center is purpose-built for children to learn, play and grow. It focuses on academic, social, creative and child-centered development to provide a well-rounded experience and ensure children become fully prepared students. Hours are Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Call 626-6971 or visit




BC_BrigeslogoVirtual Dementia Tour at The Bridges Retirement Community


The Bridges Retirement Community is offering a unique opportunity to experience what life is like for a person with dementia from aging or Alzheimer’s disease. The Virtual Dementia Tour, held on Tuesday, October 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. is a 15 minute, hands-on experience to better understand the disabilities, fears and concerns of someone with dementia. The tour, which is free, will be held at The Bridges, located at 11202 Dewhurst Dr. in Riverview. Registration is required. Call 413-8900 to schedule a tour or for more information.



Payant Financial Services Celebrates Clients 95th BirthdayBC_Payant


Robyn and Tom Payant, owners of Payant Financial Services in Sun City Center, honored one of their long term clients Julia Cooley on her 95th birthday. Cooley attended a Payant sponsored Movie Matinee on Wednesday, July 16 on her birthday. Robyn and Tom presented a bouquet of red roses to her along with a crown and a pink sash honoring her. Thomas A. Payant offers securities and insurance services through SagePoint Financial Inc., member FINRA/SIPC while offering investment advisory services through Payant Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment advisor not affiliated with SagePoint Financial, Inc. It is located at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza in Sun City Center.  Call 633-7333 or visit



Give Back to Breast Cancer Survivors


On Saturday, November 8 Bliss Permanent Cosmetics will team up with three advanced make-up  artists to give back to breast cancer survivors as a way of  giving back to the community and to ladies who are warriors. Three lucky ladies will receive procedures which include free eyebrows, eyeliners and areola pigmentation after mastectomy. Call 523-0435 to schedule appointments. Space is limited with one procedure per client. Bliss Permanent Cosmetics, Inc. is located at 101 Flamingo Dr. Ste. E in Apollo Beach. Visit www.Bliss




Firehouse Cultural Center Needs Voices of the Past


On Wednesday, November 12 through Saturday, November 15, in partnership with Ruskin Branch Library, Firehouse Cultural Center (FCC) will take a walk through the history of SouthShore. FCC would like to talk to anyone who has extensive knowledge of SouthShore including Ruskin, Wimauma, Gibsonton, Sun City Center, Apollo Beach and Riverview. All stories are important and FCC would like to shine a light on the different backgrounds that makes SouthShore unique. Call 645-7651. FCC is located at 101 1st Ave. NE in Ruskin.



Mobile Music Instructors LLC Bring the Music to Students


Daniel Swartwood, owner of Mobile Music Instructors LLC, offers classes in piano, keyboards, music theory and Songwriting. Mobile Music Instructors comes to its clients. Swartwood has been teaching music for over 25 years and employs only professional degreed teachers which receive Federal level background checking. Lessons are typically scheduled between 12 and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Call 841-4752 or visit



Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce  Luncheon Highlights


The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce’s August Luncheon was sponsored by Health Source of Brandon, Dr. Chad Polley. Dr. Polley thanked the crowd for assisting with his grand re-opening celebration, which resulted in Health Source of Brandon presenting a check to the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Foundation for over $2,000. Newly elected 2015 Honorary Mayor of Riverview Christian Beiter also presented his fundraising check to the YMCA Camp Cristina totaling over $4,000.



Simply Travel Celebrates One Year


Last month Michele Wirth of Simply Travel hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony inside The Alley at South Shore in Riverview to celebrate her first anniversary with Simply Travel. In the past year she has booked over $100,000 worth of travel packages. Call 230-1158, visit or e-mail



BC_WillowVerandaRibbonCutting091214Grand Opening for Willow Veranda


Last month Willow Veranda hosted a Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony in honor of its new business. Willow Veranda Owner Karen Radcliff is a long-time resident of the Riverview area and she and her family have been operating a similar business in North Carolina for the last few years. The store is located at 11268 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Call 671-4761, e-mail or visit



Hannah’s Floral & Events Opens in Apollo Beach


Hannah’s Floral & Events at 6152 N. U.S. Hwy. 41 in Apollo Beach is a full service flower shop specializing in stylish custom designed arrangements, fresh cut flowers, a variety of potted orchid plants and event décor for weddings, corporate and social events including dinners, luncheons, birthday parties, baby showers, galas or fundraisers. The shop is open Monday – Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It is also open the second and fourth Sunday of every month for Jen’s Market at the Waterside Shops in Apollo Beach. Hannah’s Floral & Visit www.hannahsfloral .com, e-mail or call 324-5436.



H&R Block Receives AwardBC_HRBlock


John and Penny Smith, franchise owners of the H&R Block offices in Apollo Beach and Sun City Center, were recently invited to Kansas City to accept the Award for Excellence in Client Service. A business colleague had reached out to Penny, asking for help for a client’s daughter. Penny contacted the IRS and spent hours on this case, for free. The client is now a lifelong client and a great referral source. Penny enjoys the reward of knowing she helped make a difference. Call 645-4829 or 634-7544 or visit www.hrblock. com/sbs.



Affordable  Health Care Act Seminars To Help Educate Tax Preparers


“There will be seminars given by Iris Tax Pro Help at HCC Regent at 6437


Watson Rd. in Riverview held from October 28 through October 30. These seminars will help to educate tax preparers in the community about the  Affordable Care Act so they can better serve their clients.


Register by October 16 to receive a reduced rate. To register visit or call Iris Tax Pro Help at 654-5200.

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