By Sandy Meyer

FirstLight HomeCare and Oops-A-Daisy Hold Double Ribbon Cutting

In December the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce was invited to celebrate the second anniversary of two of its valued members, Oops-A-Daisy, LLC and FirstLight HomeCare. A double ribbon cutting ceremony was conducted to honor the occasion.

Roger and Laura Nation are the owners of Oops-A-Daisy, the shop that sells fresh floral arrangements along with gift baskets and a wide array of clever trinkets. Laura is an official Florida State master designer with more than 20 years of experience arranging and designing flowers. Call 672-7677 or visit It is located at 7130 Big Bend Rd. Ste. 105 in Gibsonton.

Janice Bayruns is the owner of FirstLight HomeCare offering complete companion and personal care services for seniors, new mothers, those recovering from surgery, or anyone who just needs a little assistance. Call 677-2047 to discuss home care needs or visit www.firstligh The office is located at 10037 Water Works Ln. in Riverview.BC_SalonsByJC

Salons by JC Opens in Valrico

Salons by JC will open its fourth Florida location in Valrico. The salon, located in the Lithia Crossing Shopping Center next to Stein Mart, will host a Grand Opening event and ribbon cutting ceremony with the Valrico Fishhawk Chamber on Monday, January 25 from 3–6 p.m. There will be music, food, drinks and a raffle drawing.

Salons by JC offers a salon-suite business model. Salons by JC – Valrico is 6,500+ total sq.-ft., with 36 suites including mirrors, shampoo bowls, chairs, cabinets for towels, hood dryers and roll carts for other tools and supplies. The average suite size is 10 ft. by 11 ft. Beauty and wellness services include hair styling, hair coloring, hair weaving, massage, nail care, cosmetics and weight loss. For more information about the suites and available leases, email dcooke @salons

Walmart Hiring for Relocated Bloomingdale Walmart 

Walmart is hiring for the relocated Walmart slated to be completed this spring in Bloomingdale. This hiring process usually results in about 200 additional jobs. A hiring kiosk has opened inside the current store located at 949 E. Bloomingdale Ave. Applications will be accepted Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Interested applicants may also apply online at

Through Walmart’s Veterans Welcome Home Commitment, the company will offer a job to any qualified veteran who has been honorably discharged within the past 12 months. Interested veterans may find out more at

Walmart provides a benefits program to eligible full- and part-time associates. For example, it provides a variety of affordable health and well-being benefits including health-care coverage with no lifetime maximum. The majority of new associates will begin work this winter to help prepare the store for its grand opening.

Ribbon Cutting for IRockNailsBC_IRockNails

IRock Nails has opened in Apollo Beach and is a new member of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. In December, chamber members were on hand to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. Owner LisaMarie Stokes is a long time Florida manicurist and nail professional who is highly qualified and well trained. At Irocknails customers can rest assured that they are receiving pinnacle nail care and that they have chosen a clean, safe and health conscious nail salon. Educating each client on personal and healthy nail care is a high priority. To schedule an appointment, call (850) 376-8403 or email LisaMarie607 The shop is located at 1312 Apollo Beach Blvd. in Apollo Beach.BC_Holiday Ball

Holiday Charity Ball in Brandon Celebrates Four Years
The Fourth Annual Brandon Holiday Charity Ball was held at The Regent in December with an evening extravaganza of entertainment, food, live music and silent auction items benefiting Toys for Tots of Tampa Bay. Holiday Charity Ball attendees raised $5,000 and donated over 28 overflowing boxes of toys at a time when the Tampa Toys for Tots organization has seen a greater need for toys. It was a new record for the charity ball, which grows leaps and bounds each year. Visit

Ribbon Cutting for Florida E.N.T. and Allergy, PLBC_FloridaENTRibbonCutting120115Pose
Florida E.N.T. and Allergy, PL invited the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce to conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony in December. The event was held to celebrate the name change from Tampa Bay E.N.T. Florida E.N.T. and Allergy, PL provides the full spectrum of care for patients of all ages for conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat, neck and face. Their surgeons provide the most current diagnostic and therapeutic care, both medical and surgical, for neonates, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric adults. They pride themselves in providing superior care in the Greater Tampa Bay area. Call 443-0532 or visit

Florida E.N.T. and Allergy, PL is located at 13015 Summerfield Square Dr. in Riverview.

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$10 Million Comprehensive Cancer Center Opens in Brandon

The new $10 million Brandon Cancer Center, located at 403 S. Kings Ave., celebrated its grand opening in November with a ribbon-cutting conducted by patients, staff and dignitaries. Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is introducing the community to the newly renovated office site. The office is located in a 38,400-sq.-ft. medical building featuring evidence-based design and state-of-the-art doctor offices, exam rooms, PET/CT, high-dynamic-range imaging equipment and a linear accelerator. Patients undergoing chemotherapy, infusion and radiation therapy will be treated in the new center.

Ace Golf Riverview Named TOP 50 Golf Range in U.S.

The Golf Range Association of America named Ace Golf Range in Riverview as a 2015 Top 50 Standalone Golf Range in the U.S. Ace Golf’s Family Entertainment Center includes a golf driving range, miniature golf, batting cages and golf pro shop. The facility was recognized as a Top 5 New Golf Range when it was built in 2003 and has received the Top 50 U.S. Golf Range award many times since then.

The Golf Range Association of America represents over 12,000 public golf ranges in the United States. Every year, the association chooses the top 50 public, private, and standalone golf ranges as well as the top 50 Golf Professionals who excel in their service, facilities, and innovation. Ace Golf is locally owned by Bill Place and Su Lee. The company has two golf ranges and three golf courses. All are open to the public. Ace Golf Ranges are located at 820 S. Kings Ave, in Brandon (651-4653) and at 12910 Boyette Rd. in Riverview (672-7750). Visit

America’s Epidemic Workshop Offered at Fatloss Centers of Brandon

Lifetime Fat Loss Centers of Brandon will hold an America’s Epidemic Workshop at HealthSource of Brandon located at 166 E. Bloomingdale Blvd., Ste. B in Brandon on Monday, January 4; Thursday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 20. Workshops will be at 6 p.m. on all scheduled dates. Discover why American’s are overweight, depressed, out of energy, and creating more illness than ever before. Hear the staggering statistics on the amount of deaths that are caused from obesity related diseases, and learn why your genetics matter when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. The goal of the America’s Epidemic Workshop is to educate the community on the importance of taking care of its health. To reserve a spot for the upcoming workshop, call 654-7121. Complimentary one-on-one consultations are also being offered to see if LFLC can help you on the journey to a healthier weight and happier you.

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 $40,000.00 raised at Sera in Italia, Prelude to a Cure is working on establishing the second Barbara Bauer Lung Cancer research grant to be available by spring of 2016. Visit www.prelude

Impact Holding Volunteer Training

Non-profit organization Impact educates and equips high school students to make healthy choices. The classes held by Impact include information on avoiding sexual risks including not only teen pregnancy, but STDs and STIs. Teens learn about setting relationship boundaries, refusal skills and consequences. Summer camps also teach about other high risk behaviors such as drugs, alcohol and tobacco use. A speaker training session is coming up for interested volunteers on Friday, January 29 from 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at 1741 S. Kings Ave. Visit or or 264-9368.

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