By Sandy Meyer

Mathnasium Celebrates Two Years Serving the Community

Mathnasium of Brandon, located at 1048 Bloomingdale Ave., recently celebrated two years of serving the Greater Brandon Area with a party for its students, their families and the community. Mathnasium holds firm on the beliefs and core values that its business is centered around- building character and confidence in young people. Mathnasium of Brandon Owner Becky McDaniels believes being involved in her community is of upmost importance and is very active in local networking groups, serves as vice president of the Bloomingdale Academic Foundation, as well as some local Student Advisory Committee’s at surrounding schools. Visit or call 655-6284.

Two Sisters Turn Pain into Purpose

Both Carol Sands-Poole and Stephanie Sands-Trussell created non-profit organizations after tragedy drove them into a world of pain which now has become a purpose, allowing them the opportunity to help others through giving. Carol Sands-Poole Founder of Lisa’s Pink Petals of Hope, Inc. was created after their oldest sister (Lisa Sands-Minnifield) passed away from breast cancer in 2013. Qualified individuals can receive financial assistance and fitting by a licensed certified Mastectomy Fitter for Post-Surgical Camisole, Breast Prosthesis and Mastectomy Bras to regain symmetry and balance after the loss of one or both breasts. The office is located at 106 W. Robertson St. in Brandon. Call 661-PINK (7465) for more details. Call 408-7465 or email for more information.

BC_PettielogoValrico Baker Offers Tasty Treats for the Holidays and all Year Long

Petite Madelyn’s Bakery is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction. They will do everything they can to meet your expectations. Owner Megan Malin and her husband do the baking together. They are open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m.–7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Visit, call 681-CAKE (2253) or email Petite Madelyn’s Bakery is located at 1017 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico.

Save Big on Custom Woodworking Projects

Woodworks of Tampa Bay, LLC is a custom woodworking shop offering custom built furniture, custom built-ins, furniture repair, refinishing and up-cycling, chalk painting and custom finishes. It is currently offering a 10 percent off coupon for any build as well as an additional 5 percent off for veterans for a total of 15 percent off for veterans through Saturday, January 2. Visit for coupon information or call 330-5836. Woodworks of Tampa Bay is located at 105 S. Falkenburg Rd. Ste. A5 in Tampa.

Ribbon Cutting for Your Special Day: Bridal Prom Tuxedo

Your Special Day: Bridal Prom Tuxedo recently opened in Riverview. Vicki Johanson, along with her mother and daughter, were on hand to greet Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce members and show them around the store. At Your Special Day: Bridal Prom Tuxedo, you can shop for the entire family to have them covered for all of the special days in your lives. The shop is located at 10615 Riverview Dr. behind the Riverview Sandwich Shop.
Call 671-3456 or email vjohanson

BC_HawthornlogoHawthorne Residents Enjoy Disco Doggie Fundraiser

Hawthorne Inn Assisted Living, located at 859 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon, held its first “Disco Doggie” fundraiser last month. Residents and the public enjoyed Disco music, refreshments and puppies.
All funds raised went to the Friends of Hillsborough County Animal Services, Inc. and Paws Hearts Animal Rescue.
Call 661-8998 or visit

New Web Resource for Consumer Education and Awareness in Florida

Pennington Kitchens today announced the launch of www.penningtonk as an informational portal that features educational resources on subjects such as property value benefits from remodeling design, kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling, and many other helpful tips that can save you thousands of dollars in the Tampa Area.
Development of other community minded features for are already underway and new user awareness guides from experts are already being added on how to get your dream bathroom, knowing when to hire a professional remodeler, and kitchen design tips. Pennington Kitchens is a full service contracting company that provides complete remodeling and construction options for home owners in Tampa and West Central Florida. Visit or call 365-0383. It is located at 3042 E. Knights Griffin Rd. in Plant City.

BC_CHaddertonlogoChadderton Real Estate Group Gets Results

The Chadderton Real Estate Group – Keller Williams Realty prides itself on its reputation of being ethical, professional and working hard. They have consistently ranked as one of the top teams in Hillsborough County. Owner Ray Chadderton is available 24/7. The office is located at 2119 W. Brandon Blvd. Ste. E in Brandon. Visit www.Chad derton, call 601-0597 or find them on Facebook.

Prelude to a Cure’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser Hailed as a Success

Prelude to a Cure’s 3rd annual fundraiser Sera in Italia held in November at The Bridges, has been praised as the best one yet. With over 100 people in attendance, the fundraiser ran without a glitch. With over $40,000 raised, Prelude to a Cure is working on establishing the second Barbara Bauer Lung Cancer research grant to be available by spring of 2016. A special thank you to the planning committee members Debbie Ploor, Kathy Greene, Tonja Stuart and Rosie Petrilli and event sponsors Brown and Brown, Eckerd Construction, Raymond James, AGS Stone, Budget Blinds, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and The Rolling Pin. Visit

New Chapter of Young Travel Professionals Launches in Tampa

Young Travel Professionals (YTP), the first networking group specifically for the next generation of travel industry leaders, expands its U.S. following with its newest addition, the Tampa Bay Chapter. For travel professionals, the opportunities are endless, with millions of tourists (and locals) visiting the beautiful parks, white-sand beaches, museums, theme parks and cultural attractions each year. Visit

Ribbon Cutting for Fastlane Auto Design

Fastlane Auto Design has recently joined the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, and in November, GRCC members were happy to visit Fastlane in order to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony and welcome them to the family.

The team at Fastlane Auto Design is looking forward to building a long term relationship with the Riverview community while helping with their tires, wheels and accessories needs. Fastlane Auto Design is located at 7202 U.S. Hwy. 301 S. in Riverview. Call 290-TIRE or visit

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