Westfield Brandon Hosts 12th Annual Brandon Blast on 4th of July

Westfield Brandon is hosting its 12th annual Brandon Blast where guests are invited to celebrate Independence Day. Brandon Blast will feature live music, food, family fun and fireworks at dusk, plus a chance to win a Westfield shopping spree. A majority of the events, such as The Mr. Tommy Show, character meet and greets and face painting will be held inside the mall near the Food Court. Guests are welcome to dine at the outdoor Restaurant Courtyard while enjoying live music from 6-9 p.m.                   Brandon Blast is in partnership with QYK 99.5 and Tampa Bay Moms Group and is located at Westfield Brandon Mall at 459 Brandon Town Center Mall in Brandon. Shopping hours on Saturday, July 4 are 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and live music, dining options, family events and fireworks take place from 6-9 p.m. Visit www.westfield.com/Brandon/.

BC_PowerCyclePower Cycle and Fitness Studio Opens in Riverview

Power Cycle and Fitness Studio, LLC is opening its doors on Friday, June 26. The new fitness studio will offer spin classes, yoga, pilates, core fitness, personal training and zumba. Come to the studio on Saturday, June 27 to try a class for free all day long. Owner Felicia Fedrick-Glover, a former instructor of LA Fitness, has decided to branch out on her own and will offer small, private classes that will get you in shape. Classes can be booked online through Midbodyconnect.com. Studio hours are Monday – Thursday 5:15 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–7 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m.–4 p.m. The studio is located at 6423 Hwy U.S. 301 in Riverview.  Visit Powercycleandfitnessstudio.com or call (727) 520-3790.

Owner of Power Cycle and Fitness Studio Felicia Fedrick-Glover lost 140 pounds doing spin classes and became a certified fitness instructor. (Please put before and after photos and logo per Carol –please pull pics from Valrico or Riverview)

Charisma Consignment Boutique Moves to New Location

Charisma Consignment Boutique has recently opened its doors at a new location and
offers everything from plus size clothing to designer handbags and accessories.
It is now conveniently located two blocks west from Parsons Ave. at 214 West Brandon Blvd. You will find quality items and be treated like family. The shop is now accepting consignors. Visit www.charismaconsign.com or call 681-8350.

Childcare of Brandon at Brandon Town Center Enrolling for Fall               BC_childcareofbrandon                                                         Childcare of Brandon at Brandon Town Center is now enrolling all ages for its grand opening scheduled for Monday, August 3. The new state of the art early childhood learning facility is located at 730 Brandon Town Center Dr. in Brandon. Childcare of Brandon is a brand new full service child care center equipped with all the latest and greatest in child care technology in a fun, safe and nurturing educational environment. The unique curriculum features Montessori principles, interactive computer enrichment programs, math, music, drama, dance, arts & crafts, science, phonics and reading. The center also features Watch Me Grow, the leader in secure live streaming Nanny Cams which allows parents to watch their children live from any device.

Childcare of Brandon services children from six weeks to 12 years of age between 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. (with evenings and weekends services coming soon). They offer VPK, before and after school, summer camp and a host of flexible programs to meet the unique needs of every family. Call 655-7000 or visit www.childcareofbrandon.com.

Shabby Chic Hosts Ribbon CuttingBC_ShabbyChic

Shabby Chic is happy to announce its recent ribbon cutting in May. It is located at 111 Ridgewood Dr. in Brandon and offers a quaint location for your beauty needs as well as some unique boutique items for your browsing pleasure while you await your service. The Shabby Chic Hair Boutique is a full service hair and nail salon. Call 681-7000 for an appointment and like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Shabby-Chic-Hair-Boutique.

Econo Car Rentals Supports Autism Speaks BC_econoRentalFoundation

About 500 people visited a car show organized by a local car rental company. This year visitors were entertained by various car clubs, burnout competition, a Judo demonstration by Gracie Tampa Judo, music from The GFM band and local vendors. Econo Car Rentals joined forces with Street Assassins car club to fundraise money for Autism Speaks foundation and asked car owners and vendors to donate money. In a few hours it raised $500 for the Autism Speaks Foundation. Econo Car Rentals management was very happy after event and company is looking forward to throw another car show in the near future. Econo Car Rentals located at 9017 E. Adamo Dr. Ste. 115 in Tampa. Call 999-4920 or visit www.econorentals.com.

Brandon HomeBC_HomeGoodsGoods to run annual “Help Families Fight Cancer” Campaign


Now through Sunday, June 28, Brandon-area HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer. More than 335 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 14th annual “Helps Families Fight Cancer” campaign benefiting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to “Help Families Fight Cancer” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dana-Farber. The campaign materials will feature original artwork by Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patient Kate Morris, 7, of Watertown, Mass.

HomeGoods is located at 1945 Lumsden Rd. W., Brandon Centre S. in Brandon. Call 689-5076 or visit www.homegoods.com.

St. Jude Medical Center Welcomes Tim Morrill

G. Stanley Okoye, M.D., PhD. is pleased to announce that Timothy D. Morrill, ARNP, CAP has joined the St. Jude Medical Center & Aesthetic Care Practice. Morrill specializes in Addiction Treatments and Counseling, Auriculotherapy for Addictions, and Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioning. He earned his Master’s in nursing at South University.  Morrill, a retired Air Force Nurse, earned his board certification as an Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and board certification as an Addiction Professional in the State of Florida.

St. Jude Medical Center & Aesthetic Care, located on N. Moon Ave. in Brandon offers Buprenorphine Detox Therapy, Auriculomedicine Detox, Holistic treatment for Weight Management, and a full range of bio-identical medications and herbals for anti-aging and physical/mental well-being. The specialized skills and experience that Morrill brings will enhance its service to the community in the areas of Addiction Counseling, Office-based Detox therapy and Adult—Geriatric Wellness. Call 315-9898.

Leadership Hillsborough Accepting Applications for the 2016 Class

Leadership Hillsborough provides development opportunities to Hillsborough County professionals who seek to expand their knowledge of the dynamics, issues, challenges and opportunities that impact their work and Hillsborough County. Applications to participate in the 2016 Class are being accepted through Friday, July 31. Leadership Hillsborough is a unique program that brings together a broad diversity of professionals, who may not otherwise meet, to form better understanding of their roles as community leaders, to build long-lasting relationships, and create an influential network and collaborative opportunities. The 10-month long program runs September through June. It requires a commitment of at least one full day per month with an overnight opening retreat, and a mid-year retreat. The $1,200 cost includes all programming materials, meals and activities. Topics are carefully planned to maximize the participant’s awareness of our community, and their ability to influence it. Limited space is available. Download the the 2016 Leadership Hillsborough application at www.leadershiphillsborough.com. Contact (440) 620-7658.

Chick-fil-A Sponsors May GRCC Luncheon            BC_cfa-new

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce’s (GRCC) May Membership luncheon was sponsored by Chick-fil-A at Lake Brandon Village. The large crowd enjoyed the delicious food brought in by Chick-fil-A for the event.  2015 GRCC President Jennifer Caskey, CenterState Bank, welcomed everyone to the event held at The Regent in Riverview. Mr. Paul Holmberg, owner of Chick-fil-A at Lake Brandon Village spent a few moments at the microphone thanking the large crowd for coming out. Updates were provided by Board Member Michelle Mosher, Southshore Insurance Professionals, LLC, regarding the 2016 Honorary Mayor of Riverview race. Many events are scheduled and everyone is encouraged to check the chamber calendar on www.RiverviewChamber.com for all of the details. The Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village is located at 1504 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon.

Elder Law Attorney Ohall Attends NAELA Annual Conference

Laurie Ohall of The Law Offices of Laurie E. Ohall, P.A. in Brandon attended the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) Annual Conference held from May 14-16 in Orlando. NAELA members and speakers have helped define this area of law and at this year’s Annual Conference, attendees from across the country participated in interactive sessions led by experts in the field to sharpen their skills and knowledge on these topics.
Members of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) are attorneys who are experienced and trained in working with the legal problems of aging Americans and individuals of all ages with disabilities. The mission of NAELA is to establish NAELA members as the premier providers of legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of people with special needs and people as they age.

The Law Office of Laurie Ohall is located at1464 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. Call 438-8503 or visit ohalllaw.com.

Ginna TimminBC_HomeExpresss Joins John Soliman & Associates – HomeXpress


Ginna Timmins has recently joined John Soliman & Associates – HomeXpress
Realty. Originally from the Philippines, Timmins family moved to Long Island, N.Y. where she grew up. Then later moved to Rockland County where she raised her family. After her youngest daughter decided to attend USF in Tampa, the Timmins family decided to move to Florida permanently in 2012.
Timmins love for the outdoors and active lifestyle made the move to Florida a natural fit. When she is not busy assisting clients you will find Timmins enjoying some competition on either the tennis courts or playing a round of golf.

HomeXpress Realty is located at 316 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon. Call 641-2500 or visit www.homexpressrealty.com.

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