By Sandra Meyer

BC_CancerFlorida$11 Million Medical Pavilion & Cancer Center Planned for Brandon  Florida Cancer

As the anchor tenant of the new Brandon Medical Pavilion, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) announced plans to develop a multi-million dollar state-of-the-art cancer center. The Brandon Medical Pavilion is a proposed 38,400 sq. ft. medical office building to be constructed on a 3.27 acre parcel of land and will be located at 623 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon.

The total project cost is estimated at $11 million.                                                               Specialists will occupy the entire ground floor of 22,377 sq. ft. FCS will utilize the space as a comprehensive cancer center, including medical oncology (chemotherapy) infusion, diagnostics, radiation therapy, doctor’s offices, exam rooms, laboratory and pharmacy. The building has been designed to include two vaults, one will house a linear accelerator and the other will house Pet/CT and HDR. Optimal Outcomes shall be responsible for all development activities, including diligence, design, entitlement, financing and construction of the project.

The project architect is Graham Design Associates and the general contractor is Precise Construction.

Genesis Life Coach Offering Nine Week Identity & Destiny CourseBC_Genesis

If you wake up most days knowing that God has a big purpose for you but you just have not been able to figure out what it is, and you are sick and tired of the struggle to make sense of your life and who you are, then this class was meant for you. Discover who you are, why you are here and a very specific assignment God has for you while you enable yourself to have better relationships, love your job (whatever it is) and make more money. What better way to start 2015?

Genesis Life Coach, Sandy Lee, is presenting a nine week Identity & Destiny class to start you on your journey. Classes will be held once a week with a choice of 9:30–11:30 a.m. or 6:30–8:30 p.m. and will be held at the Osprey Observer Small Business Center located at 916 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon.

E-mail or call 480-1502 reserve a spot. Space is limited and classes begin on Thursday, January 15. Visit for additional information.

BC_PediatricAssocPediatric Associates Relocates to Winthrop Town Centre

Pediatric Associates in Brandon has relocated to Winthrop Town Centre at the corner of Bloomingdale Ave. and Providence Rd. at 11260 Sullivan St. in Riverview. It is open seven days a week and accepts most insurance plans and Medicaid.

For more information, visit or call at 689-7571. Join Pediatric Associates on Saturday, January 24 for a grand opening party from 1–3 p.m. with food, entertainment, office tours and giveaways.


The Tile Shop Expands with New Showroom in BrandonBC_tileshop

The Tile Shop, a specialty retailer of premium manufactured tile and natural stone, setting and maintenance materials, has expanded its presence to the greater Tampa, St. Petersburg and Lakeland area with the opening of its second showroom located at 471 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. The new 22,000-sq.-ft. showroom offers an inspiring destination with styled living spaces defined by a diverse collection of globally sourced, uniquely crafted tile and natural stone in unlimited color palettes and textures, complemented by a design and education center. When customers enter The Tile Shop, they will find everything they need to complete a home remodeling tile project, from expert store associate guidance through design and installation advice to high quality, readily available tile, stone, tools and setting materials.

The Tile Shop in Brandon offers convenient store hours both during the week and on weekends. Visit for more information or call 699-1942.

BC_TNTOil Seminar Hosted by TNT Smoothies & Supplements

What if there was a way to keep your family healthy and get sick less? What if there was an effective way that you could quickly overcome common conditions like bug bites, bruises, indigestion, aching joints, stress, sleeplessness and countless others without a doctor’s visit, costly prescriptions or toxic over-the-counter drugs?

All curious or seasoned oilers will want to attend this meeting that is designed to demystify the battle of the oils, quality, resourcing, purity, the system, effectiveness, mission and promise. The one day event will take place on Thursday, January 15 at 7 p.m. at Country Inn & Suites located at 915 S. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa.

The event is sponsored by TNT Smoothies & Supplements and is $10 for YoungLiving members and free for guests.

Visit mariamalec under the event section for more information or call Maria Malec to RSVP at 957-0865.

Simon Breaks Ground on Tampa Premium OutletsBC_Simon

Simon, a global leader in retail real estate, recently broke ground on Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel. The multi-million dollar project will bring a diverse mix of more than 110 retailers delivering great brands at great prices. Opening in October 2015, Tampa Premium Outlets is destined to become Tampa’s premier outlet shopping destination serving northern Hillsborough and Pasco Counties and featuring designer and name brands at savings of 25 to 65 percent. The center is located at the intersection of I-75 and S.R. 56.

Tampa Premium Outlets will offer a mix of product categories typically found in many Simon Premium Outlets around the country, including apparel and shoes, fashion accessories, leather goods, home furnishings and specialty items. There will also be a food pavilion with multiple dining options. In all, there will be 441,000 sq. ft. of leasable space. The global Simon Premium Outlets portfolio offers exceptional brands at extraordinary savings through a diverse mix of luxury, designer and popular retailers representing the best in fashion, family and home.

For more information, visit or follow Premium Outlets on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

BC_DanCosbyAddiction Seminar Held at Mathnasium Math Learning Center

Dan Cosby, a certified addictions professional and ordained pastor, will present on being proactive and looking for signs of potential problems. Addictions can range from video games to smartphones, or shopping, alcohol, drugs, gambling and more. Cosby endured an 18-year addiction in his family as his son started using at age 14.

One doesn’t have to be addicted or have an addicted loved one for this presentation to be meaningful. An informed group will be empowered to reach out and influence families and the local community. Through the presentation, participants will learn how to avoid or address addiction in their own family and then encourage community leaders to confront the issues.

The free presentation “Addictive Behaviors in Your Home: What Parents Need to Watch Out For and How to Combat It” will take place Monday, January 19 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for arrivals and light snacks followed at 6:45 p.m. with the presentation. It will be held at Mathnasium, The Math Learning Center located at 1048 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico.

Visit MissionRecovery Comm or www.math for more information.

Pest Control and Lawn Services at Green Life Environmental, Inc.

Curtis Brown, owner of Green Life Environmental Inc., has been in the service business since 1999. Earlier this year, he launched Green Life Environmental, Inc. Services include indoor pest control, lawn tree and shrub care, fertilization, insect, disease and weed control, along with irrigation repair.

Green Life Environmental services the entire area, and its die cut apple lawn pesticide signs can be seen heavily in neighborhoods throughout the Parrish, Apollo Beach, Riverview, Lithia and Plant City areas.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 833-8446. Visit

Lawyers Carman & Bevington Provide Knowledge, Experience To Local Clients

By Michelle Caceres

When is the perfect time to call a lawyer when you’ve been in an accident through no fault of your own?

“We’ve had clients contact us from the scene,” said Allen Carman of Carman & Bevington.

After an accident, he said the insurance companies begin working the case right away. He should know. Carman was previously a defense attorney for a major auto insurance company and his knowledge is an asset to clients trying to receive just compensation for injuries.

When you hire Carman & Bevington, you hire attorneys dedicated to helping clients recover compensation for injuries.

Seffner resident Douglas Amoroso chose Carman & Bevington when he needed legal services because he wanted a firm with access to its partners, not a junior associate with minimal experience.

“I wanted to talk to the guys on the billboard and with Carman & Bevington they were always accessible and ready to talk to me,” he said. “I felt like I had their full attention.”

Located at 223 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. just south of Hwy. 60, Carman & Bevington serves clients in the central Gulf coast area including Valrico, Lithia, Brandon, Seffner, Riverview, Apollo Beach and more.

Personal injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning they take all the financial risk associated with the case and don’t get paid unless the client receives compensation.

In addition to automobile (and truck and motorcycle) accidents, the firm handles general personal injury, premises liability, products liability, workplace accidents and nursing home negligence. Bevington also practices family law, helping families wade through the sometimes complex laws relating to division of marital property, parenting plans and time-sharing arrangements, alimony and child support, during a very emotional time for clients.

“Hire us and you’ll have access to us,” said Carman. “We’re your neighborhood lawyer and here to assist the community.”

For more information about Carman & Bevington or to schedule a consultation, visit or call 654-3444.

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