By Sandy Meyer
UbreakiFix in Valrico Repairs a Variety of Digital Devices
UbreakiFix Valrico offers a wide array of repairs on most smartphones, tablets, computers, and game consoles. Diagnostics are always free and most repairs can be completed same day. As a franchise the shop benefits from high quality parts, industry leading training, and a warranty that is good nationwide. It is locally owned by Bryant Sells who is dedicated to bringing excellent service and repair quality to the greater Valrico area. Stop by for a free quote or call 653-2152. UbreakiFix is located at 3430 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in the SteinMart Plaza.
Halloween Candy Exchange for the Troops
Bodyworks Health and Wellness Center is collecting Halloween candy for the troops. Bring unopened candy to Bodyworks located at 132 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon on Monday, November 1 from 3–6:30 p.m. For every pound of candy donated (up to 5 lbs.) receive a special goody bag including healthy snacks, various gift cards and treats donated by Brandon area businesses. RSVP for a bag at 324-8988.
BSAC Breaking New Ground Campaign
Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center (BSAC) has launched its inaugural annual campaign featuring the Breaking New Ground motto to recognize all the changes that are happening with the 52-year-old organization. The campaign runs throughout October, but donations will be accepted through the end of year. As BSAC continues to grow its impact on the community, the need for community support continues to increase. 2015 has been a year of growth and change as BSAC has collaborated with the Hillsborough County Commission on two major projects. First, BSAC received funding from the Commission to build an additional pool focused on expanding BSAC’s Blue Wave Learn to Swim Program. Construction of the pool is set to begin in early 2016. Secondly, BSAC is bringing SBA Powerhouse Baseball and the BSAC After-School All-Stars program to Padgett Park and Palm River Park. Individuals and businesses may make gifts online at www.MyBSAC.org or by contacting esoncrant@MyBSAC.org or 689-0908.
National Salon Suite Franchise Opening in Valrico Area
Salons by JC, a national salon suite franchise, will be opening their first Central Florida location in January 2016 at the Lithia Crossing Shopping Center in Valrico. Salons by JC leases luxurious and fully customizable salon suites to beauty and wellness practitioners. With highly personalized service and an exquisite contemporary design, The owner is Denise Cooke, a former corporate business executive, who along with her husband, is now devoted to opening multiple sites in the area. The salon totals 6509 sq.-ft. with 36 fully outfitted suites. Each suite is equipped with mirrors, shampoo bowls, chairs, cabinets for towels, hooded dryers and roll carts for other tools and supplies, and the suites can be customized by stylists to meet their own taste and style. Beauty and wellness services include hair styling, hair coloring, natural hair care, massage, esthetician services, nail care and cosmetics. Cooke is now pre-leasing individual, private suites to beauty and wellness professionals. Contact email@example.com.
ScanCorporation Now Offering IT Services to Local Clients
ScanCorporation.com is available for all IT needs. It has been in the same location for over 25 years as a manufacturer and supplier of OCR and barcode scanning equipment, along with providing Microsoft IT support for federal and state agencies nationwide. It has recently begun to offer services to retail and local clients. For more information on additional services, visit www.scancorporation.com or call 800-881-SCAN. It is located at 110 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Ste. E/F in Brandon
Progressive Air Systems Inc. Receives Largest Carrier Award
Carrier Enterprise held its annual awards dinner in August where Progressive Air Systems, Inc. was awarded Florida Achievement Award of over $3 million and Florida Achievement Award for Business Plan Achievement. Owner and President, Bill Rogers, attributes the success of the company to providing exceptional customer service, offering competitive pricing with no overtime fees, and continuous training. Progressive Air Systems is a full service heating and air conditioning contractor. It specializes in residential, new construction and light commercial projects. Call 727 847-3898 or visit www.progressiveairsystems.com. .
GradePower Celebrates Second Birthday
October marks the second birthday for GradePower Learning in Valrico. GradePower thanks its entire team and the community for its support over the past 24 months. GradePower helps students from Pre-Kindergarten to twelfth grade to help children build a lifetime foundation for learning. It is located at 3212 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Visit www.gradepowervalrico.com.
Local Dance Studio Raises Money for FSH Society
Fred Astaire Dance Studio hosted a dance-a-thon to raise research funds for the FSH Society. The FSH Society supports families and patients diagnosed with Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, works to advocate for those patients and raise research funds for treatment and therapy. Fred Astaire Dance Studio partnered with student Bobby Budhram for a night of dancing to raise money and show that anybody can dance. Over $8,000 was raised for this cause. Fred Astaire Dance Studio is located at 1076 E. Brandon Blvd. Ste. 114 in Brandon. Call 438-5963 or visit www.fredastaire.com/Brandon.
Free Memory Screening and Virtual Dementia Tour
Superior Residence of Brandon is a unique, home-like community for those at all levels of Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related diagnosis. Beginning Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 6 Superior Residence and Senior Helpers will host a free Memory Screening from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Additionally on Thursday, November 5 a Virtual Dementia Tour will be offered by appointment from 2-7 p.m. This tour will allow caretakers to understand what a person with dementia is going through, how they feel and what they experience. Call 657-8587 to make a reservation. Superior Residence of Brandon is located at 1819 Providence Ridge Rd. in Brandon. Visit www.superioralf. com/location/Brandon.
The Bridges Receives Favorable Survey Inspection
The Bridges Retirement Community was recently granted a citation-free survey by The Agency for Healthcare Administration, the state agency that oversees the operations of all assisted living facilities in Florida. The survey process inspects all areas of an assisted living facility through private interviews conducted by the surveyors. The Bridges Is located at 11202 Dewhurst Dr. in Riverview. Visit bridgesretirement.com or call 413-8900.
Reliable Maid Services Available
You’ve Got it Maid offers home cleaning services to individuals and families who find themselves on the go and cannot seem to find the time to do it themselves. Owner Dorinda Frye treats her client’s home with the same respect and attention to detail that she treats her own home. Her seven years in business have given her the knowledge to understand what is needed to get the job done. She is also available for clean out services for new homes, apartments and office spaces. References are available. Call 327-9899 or 671-2026 or find her on Facebook at Youve-Got-it-Maid.
Pinecrest Printing is Growing Again
Locally owned and operated Pinecrest Printing, Inc., a full service printing company, founded by RJ Reintjes in 2001, announces steady growth since the company’s inception. Reintjes is proud to welcome its newest employees Liz Fondren and Debbie Sells. Fondren has 30 years in the printing industry. Fondren will be on the front lines of its customer service department. In addition, they have the pleasure of welcoming Terri Hennessy back to the Pinecrest family with 35 years of experience in the industry. Pinecrest Printing is located at 105 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa. Call 684-5444.
Ribbon Cutting for Econo Car Rentals, Inc.
Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce members conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony in September to recognize Econo Car Rentals Inc. name change. It was formerly known as Econo Auto Rentals. Committed to providing customers with their car rental needs, it guarantees low prices and customer satisfaction. Econo Car Rentals is located at 9017 E. Adamo Dr. Ste. 115 in Tampa. Call 999-4920 or visit www.Econoautorent.com.
Current Chiropractic Opens
Current Chiropractic provides neurostructural chiropractic care that focuses on the upper cervical spine. Its doctors restore the communication between the brain and the body to allow proper function and healing. Recent scientific literature has shown improvements in patients with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia and a wide variety of other issues. Its goals for care are to provide long term corrections to the cause of its patient’s issue to allow patients to get on with their lives. Owners Theodore Dragoo and Anne Apatiga have office hours available Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 603-4466, visit www. Currenthealthuc.com or find them on Facebook at CurrentHealthChiropractic. The office is located at 3432 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico.
Area Developer Agreement Signed for 24 Topper’s Creamery Units
An agreement has been signed with Tim B. Humes for the development of 24 Non-Traditional Topper’s Creamery units in Pinellas County. Greg Sausaman, the Topper’s president/chief operating officer, made the announcement relative to the territory west of Tampa. Presently there is one Topper’s location in Pinellas County. The 24-unit deal signed with Humes follows the “18 in 18” announcement by Sausaman in July, in which a company-wide goal of adding 18 new Topper’s Creamery units over the next 18 months was set. Visit www.topperscreamery.com.
Time To Check In To The “Fright Night” Insane Asylum
On select evenings, The LOFT Event Lounge will be home to Brandon’s only “FRIGHT NIGHT” Insane Asylum at 711 W. Lumsden Rd. (next to O’Brien’s Irish Pub in the Oak Park Plaza) will take place Thursday-Sunday, October 22-25 and Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30 from 7-10 p.m. Patients will be checked in by Mr. Benjamin and small groups will be escorted into the Insane Asylum by Nurse Kitty. Ary, the deranged clown, can be found wandering the Insane Asylum breezeway with a creepy head in her push popcorn cart.
Once checked in, patients will be able to roam the hallways at their own risk encountering and feeling all the eye opening fear a haunted Insane Asylum holds; the current residents and eternal souls, as well as the psychiatric staff of the “FRIGHT NIGHT” Insane Asylum, who does not like new patients. Advance tickets available at www.LoftFRIGHTnight.com or by calling 685-8777. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 8-12 years old. Same day tickets cost $13 for adults and $8 for ages 8-12 years old. Not recommended for children under 8.