By Sandra Meyer

BC_adventuresArcheryAdventures Archery Events


Ferman Chevrolet Florida Archery Slam presents the Fall Archery Festival with a 3D Archery Tournament for all ages hosted by Adventures Archery. The festival takes place on Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and includes an archery/hunting equipment swap meet, raffles, cook out and kids’ events. Lunch begins at 12 Noon and 3D sign up cut off is at 3 p.m. Call or e-mail Dani with sponsorship, membership or registration questions at 664-8700 or


Adventures Archery also now offers Family Fun Night on Friday nights from 6–8 p.m. Cost is $20 for adults and $15 for youth ages 8 -16. Price includes pizza and soda.


Call 664-8700 or e-mail to reserve a spot. Adventures Archery is located at 2210 S. U.S. 301, Ste. 200 in Tampa.



Fast Frame Framing Shoppe Moves to WinthropBC_FastFrame


Alex Roche of Fast Frame Framing Shoppe announces his new location at the Winthrop Shopping Center. Roche has been framing in the area for the past 15 years and provides an individual experience as well as the same discount pricing offered by Michael’s. Services available include restoration, shadow boxes, oil paint stretches, repairs and needlepoint framing. A 20 percent discount is available to military and AARP families. Fast Frame is located at 6128 Winthrop Town Center Ave. in Riverview.


Call 655-6400 or e-mail Alex at fast



Edible Arrangements Expands to Riverview


Edible Arrangements unique cut fruit bouquets and chocolate dipped fruits are now available in Riverview. Owners Catherine Seal and Stephen Buscarino chose Riverview because of the expansion in the area and to make it convenient for customers outside of the Valrico area they also serve. Everyday fruits include pineapple, cantaloupe, honeydew and strawberries as well as a variety of seasonal fruits. It also offers a variety of chocolate dipped fruits. The new location is at 10273 Big Bend Rd. in Riverview.


Call 672-6111 or visit for more information.



BC_YoungSmilesYoung Smiles Gives Back


Young Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is giving back to the community by collecting food through Monday, November 24 which will be donated to Metropolitan Ministries and Seeds of Hope. Food items can be dropped off to the office located at 13131 Kings Lake Dr. #104 in Gibsonton.


Dr. Kera Young of Young Smiles Pediatric Dentistry offers pediatric dental services including crowns, white fillings, tooth whitening and interceptive orthodontics. Oral and IV sedation is also available for children. Young Smiles Pediatric Dentistry opened in July 2008 and treats patients ages 2 – 18. It accepts most insurances including Tricare and offers a 10 percent military discount. An on-site licensed massage therapist is also available for deep tissue, hot stone and athletic massage which is available to parents while their children see the dentist. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and Wednesday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.


For more information or to make an appointment, call 829-9075 or visit



Founder of The Woman’s Group Receives High HonorBC_WomensGroup1


The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards in September. Dr. Madelyn Butler was chosen the Outstanding Leader of the Year. Dr. Butler founded The Woman’s Group in 1998 with a vision of an all-female practice dedicated to high-quality obstetrical and gynecological care and education for women of all ages. She started the company with just six employees. Today The Woman’s Group boasts a staff of nearly 100 with four office locations and serves three Greater Tampa area hospitals.


For more information, call 347-4080 or visit



BC_AJsFree  Wine, Beer & Spirits Tastings


Ajay Jambhekar, owner of AJ’s Fine Wines & Liquors, located in the Publix-anchored Shoppes at Lithia plaza in Valrico, hosts complimentary wine, beer and spirits tastings every Friday from 6-9 p.m. In addition, AJ’s will welcome Jack Daniels in the store for a special event on Tuesday, December 23 from 6– 9 p.m. Stop in to pick up a gift and have a bottle of Jack engraved free courtesy of Gentleman Jack and the Jack Daniels Family. Visit the store at 3443 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico for full calendar of tastings. For more information, call 654-6488.





Franks & Subs Receives 2014 Best of Riverview Award


Franks & Subs has been selected for the 2014 Best of Riverview Award in the Delicatessens category by the Riverview Award Program. Each year, the Riverview Award Program identifies companies that it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in its local community and business category. Serving the Riverview and surrounding communities for the last five years, Franks & Subs is known for making good old-fashioned sandwiches. It specializes in dozens of unique sub-combinations, as well as soups, salads, appetizers and sides. Franks & Subs is located at 10451 Gibsonton Dr. in Riverview.


For more information, call 443-5653 or visit



South Bay Hospital Opens Cardiac Cath LabCath Lab 10/12/2014


Chamber members were treated to a special open house in October as South Bay Hospital unveiled its new cardiac cath lab. The event marked the completion of a $3 million construction project, which includes a state of the art cath lab, new radiology suite and 64-slice CT scanner and remodeled patient waiting areas.


The new cath lab assists physicians in diagnosing and treating heart conditions by using catheters instead of surgery. Patients no longer have to leave the South Shore area to receive diagnostic or interventional treatments such as coronary angiography, peripheral angiography and carotid stenting.


The cardiac cath lab is the latest addition to South Bay Hospital’s growing cardiovascular program. Earlier this year, South Bay Hospital launched a free cardiovascular screening program and last year the hospital invested $1 million in a brand new interventional suite for vascular procedures. For more information, call 634-0496. South Bay Hospital is located at 4016 Sun City Center Blvd. in Sun City Center.



BC_homesfor heroesHomes for Heroes Expands into SouthShore Area


Homes for Heroes, a program that offers large savings to local heroes when buying or selling a home, celebrates 13 years of bringing savings to everyday heroes by recently expanding into the SouthShore market. The newest market affiliates, Kenny Schaaf of HomeXpress Realty and Jennifer Martinez of Stonegate Mortgage, are proud to announce their new partnership with the Homes for Heroes Program. Homes for Heroes aims to help close the gap between the cost of housing for military personnel, police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, first responders, and others who serve the community and nation.


For more information, or to schedule an interview, call 394-0764, e-mail or visit


Ribbon Cutting For Socialights Connection, Inc.BC_Socialights1


Socialights Connection, Inc. has expanded its facility at Winthrop Town Centre. This is the second expansion for Socialights Connection in less than 12 months. In October, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. Socialights Connection offers Achievable Community Interaction Therapy and All About Speech & Language Occupational/Speech-language Therapy Programs for special needs children. It’s mission is “Social Growth for Social Success.” Its vision is to increase a child’s potential for positive and appropriate social interactions, build successful and meaningful peer relationships, and grow and connect with the community.


To learn more,  call 220-0971 or visit the Facebook page: Socialights Connection Inc. It is now located at 6152 Delancey Station St., Ste. 205 in Riverview.



Embroidery Shop Opens in Brandon


Dwayne Lewis has worn many hats during his life. A former member of the Marine Corps and Military Education Liaison at DeVry University, Lewis recently opened a local EmbroidMe franchise with his wife Tammy in August servicing the greater Tampa Bay area. Since opening, the reaction and response from the community has been overwhelmingly positive.


For more information, visit The store is located at 2120 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon and can be reached at 653-1590 . Visit



Apollo Beach Family Medical Center Educates Community


Dr. Noe is a Board Certified Physician in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment.


Dr. Noe held a patient education seminar last month about “Healthy Aging: The impact of Physical, Social, and Mental fitness on your Health and Longevity” at Freedom Plaza Sun City Center. Dr. Noe invites the community to stop by the office for a tour and an opportunity to meet her and her staff or attend her monthly patient birthday celebration and open house on the third Thursday of every month.


Call 641-0007 or visit Apollo Beach Family Medical Center is located at 6150 U.S. N. Hwy. 41 in Apollo Beach.



BC_BudgetBudget Storage Holds Ribbon Cutting


The Brandon Chamber of Commerce and Budget Storage hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of Budget Storage’s newest self-storage facility located in Brandon at 607 E. Bloomingdale Ave. The event took place last month with Tampa’s Woman of the Year, Elizabeth Fisher. Fisher is the CEO and President of the Selah Freedom, a non-profit confronting the issue of sex trafficking, slavery and exploitation through advocacy, training and helping the victims with restorative services.


Budget Self Storage is partnering with Selah Freedom by providing collection bins at five of their locations for people to drop off donations of personal care, toiletries, beauty products and gift cards for survivors.


For more information, call 476-4999.




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