By Sandy Meyer

UbreakiFix in Valrico Repairs a Variety of Digital Devices

UbreakiFix Valrico offers a wide away 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 today for a free quote or call 653-2152. UbreakiFix is located at 3430 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in the SteinMart Plaza.

Halloween Candy 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 2 from 3–6:30 p.m. For every pound of candy donated (up to 5 lbs.), receive a special goody bag of healthy snacks, various gift cards and treats donated by Brandon area businesses. RSVP for a bag today by calling 324-8988.

New Allstate Office Opens in Valrico

Allstate Insurance Company is proud to announce the opening of a new agency location owned and operated by Allstate Agent Suzie Brussard. Her agency is located at 2525 S. Brandon Blvd. in Valrico. Brussard’s office opened its doors in September and sells auto, property and life insurance, as well as protection for motorcycles, boats, motor homes and recreational vehicles. In addition, agency staff members can offer guidance and counseling about those products, helping customers choose the insurance coverage that best meets their needs. Call 436-9699.

New Eatery Opens in Valrico

Spanglish is the new place to try in Valrico. Excellent food, local chef and live music on the weekends. It is open six days a week, closed on Sundays for private parties. There is a hot lunch special for $8 with purchase of a drink. Date night Thursday nights $39.99 consists of one appetizer, two entrees, dessert and a bottle of wine. Everything is homemade and unique. Chef Julio Pagan is always on site and he makes everything from wonderful mufangos to payaya and fried green tomato salad. Spanglish is located at 1903 Hwy. 60 E. in Valrico. Call 530-4707.

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, Salons by JC enables beauty and wellness professionals to become their own “chief creative officer” without the expense or hassle of opening up a salon. 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 6,509 sq.-ft. with 36 fully out-fitted 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 dcooke@salonsbyjc.com.

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.

Progressive Air Systems Inc. Receives Largest Carrier Award

Carrier Enterprise heldits 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 by 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.

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.

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 that she treats her own home. Her seven years in business has 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 Pinecrest Printing, Inc., a full service printing company founded by RJ Reintjes in 2001, announces steady growth since the company’s inception 14 years ago. 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 the customer service department. Sells has 32 years in the printing industry. Sells’ background with Xerox makes her especially suited to tracking inventory and controlling waste. In addition, they have the pleasure of welcoming Terri Hennessy back to the Pinecrest family with 35 years of experience in the industry. Hennessy is tasked with managing the sales team and building sales revenues.
Pinecrest Printing is located at 105 N. Falkenburg Rd. in Tampa. Call 684-5444.

Tax Preparation Services Available

HN Wealth Management offers income planning and preparation for personal and business taxes, financial planning and investment management. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. with after hours and weekend appointments available. Call 530-4618 or visit www.hnwealthmgmt.com. HN Wealth Management is located at 13452 Boyette Rd. in Riverview.

Publix Raises More Than $6 Million for March of Dimes

For two decades, Publix Super Markets, Inc. has worked alongside the March of Dimes to give all babies a healthy start in life. This year, during its annual three week in-store March for Babies fundraising campaign, Publix customers and associates raised $6,050,470, an 18 percent increase from 2014, bringing their 20 year total to an impressive contribution of $57 million for stronger, healthier babies. Visit marchofdimes.org or nacersano.org.

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 or visit www.Currenthealthuc.com. The office is located at 3432 Lithia Pinecrest Rd.

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 you with your 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.Econo autorent.com.

360 Dermatology Opens New Office

Dr. Aparna Ambay, M.D. with 360 Dermatology and Dr. Raj S. Ambay, M.D. with Ambay Plastic Surgery will bring their expertise in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery to the Brandon community, with the opening of their newest office at 431 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. They cordially invites the community to attend the Grand Opening of its Brandon office on Tuesday, November 10 from 4-7:30 p.m. Door prizes and fall specials will be available to guests attending the event. RSVP at 406-4835. Visit www.360 dermatologytampa.com or www.Ambay PlasticSurgery.com.