By Sandy Meyer

Latitudes Expands With New Patio

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) members were recently invited to celebrate the addition of a screened in patio at Latitudes Apollo. Now with the completed porch the seating capacity is nearly doubled. Visit or call 645-9700. Latitudes is located at 131 Harbor Village Ln. in Apollo Beach.

Get Ready For Prom At Your Special Day Bridal, Prom, Tuxedo

Going to prom? Your Special Day Bridal, Prom, Tuxedo, a brand new shop in Riverview, has all your needs for the prom from dresses starting at $79-350 and tuxedos including the entire ensemble for $85. Owner is Vickie Johanson who has been in the prom and bridal business for 30 years. Your Special Day has teamed up with Newsome High School for the March to Macy’s Day Parade. Purchase or rent anything at Your Special Day and they will donate 10 percent of all sales to the March to Macy’s. It is located at 10615 Riverview Dr. in Riverview. Call 671-3456

Memory Care Family Support Group Now Offered at The Crossings at Riverview

The Crossings at Riverview has established a monthly Memory Care Family Support Group. The sessions are led by Jamie Cooney, a geriatric care manager with Aging Care Advocates. The session is held the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The March support group will be on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. at The Crossings in Riverview located at 8451 U.S. Hwy. 301 S. Call 671-0222.

Second Annual Brandon Community Shred-A-Thon

Jeanette Acevedo of Wagner Credit Repair has once again collaborated with several local business owners to offer the Second Annual Brandon Community Shred-A-Thon.
The event will be held on Saturday, March 12 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at 710 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon. Local residents can come by and have two boxes of personal and sensitive paperwork shredded for free.
Wagner Credit Repair uses this event to help a non-profit and this year it is collecting donations for Ronald McDonald House. The needs list is at or bring a donation of cash or check. Call 653-1485.

2016 Best of Home Care Provider Announced

The Senior Helpers of Riverview family is honored to announce it has been selected by Home Care Pulse as the 2016 Best of Home Care Provider of Choice. The team was recognized for outstanding performance in ability of caregivers, compassion of caregivers, professionalism of caregivers, client/caregiver compatibility and work ethics of caregivers. Senior Helpers of Riverview would like to extend a big thank you to its hardworking staff for making this achievement a reality.

Canine Cabana Celebrates the Grammy Awards

Last month, Canine Cabana hosted its second annual Grammy Awards to celebrate its best dressed pooches. Many of their frequent guests were nominated for a variety of categories, ranging from “Cutest Ears” to “Best Belly Rub Initiator.” Dog owners had the option to vote for the nominees and each one of their guests got to experience a slice of Hollywood glam as they got their picture taken on the red carpet donned in their best dapper attire. Canine Cabana is a premium pet lodging facility offering overnight accommodations, doggie daycare, and training. It is endorsed by Jack Hanna, host of Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Canine Cabana provides award-winning, superior care and a state of the art facility including more than a half-acre of outdoor play yards. Canine Cabana is located at 9708 Carr Rd. in Riverview. Call 672-9663 or visit

Ribbon Cutting for Stream

Longtime Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) member Cora Simon has launched a new business, Stream. In January, the GRCC conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark this new venture. The ceremony took place at The Alley at South Shore immediately following the GRCC weekly Taking Care of Business meeting. Stream allows participants to reduce their cellular phone bills dramatically by using a volume approach to purchasing airtime. Call 465-4328 or visit

Live & Learn Pharmacy Partners with Cell Phones For Soldiers

Live & Learn Compounding Pharmacy and nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers are asking residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 200,000 troops are serving in the United States military overseas around the world. Residents can donate their phones and/or tablets at Live & Learn Compounding Pharmacy located at 13224 Boyette Rd. in Riverview. Business hours for drop-offs are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Visit or visit

IGS Seminars

Intentional Growth Strategies is committed to fostering relationships that inspire, encourage and change the world. This community will grow into an affordable co-working space where work-from-home individuals can find a place to do work outside of their home office, and feel more productive and inspired. Register for Discover Your God-Given Identity, Destiny & Purpose Seminar on Thursday, March 17 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Find more information and register for events at or call 924-4679. Classes will be held at 137 S. Parsons Ave. in Brandon.

Bryan Hindman Electric Celebrates Second Anniversary

Bryan Hindman Electric is celebrating its second anniversary. Hindman, a master electrician and state certified electrical contractor, and his team of journeyman electricians have spent the past 20 years together bringing exceptional craftsmanship to the industry. Call 672-4084 or visit

Salons by JC Holds Grand Opening

Salons by JC held its grand opening ribbon cutting event in January. Salons by JC hosts the most driven and talented beauty and wellness specialists in the area, letting them run their business their way. Clients can enjoy a variety of beauty and wellness services inside its modern salon suites, customized to the specialist’s needs. Services offered include hair styling, hair coloring, hair extensions, eyebrow extensions, eyebrow threading, permanent make-up, massage, facials, make-up, weight loss and more. The salon totals over 6,500 sq.-ft., with 36 fully fitted suites. It is located at 3448 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. Visit or call 569-0103.

FishHawk Barbershop Welcomes New Stylist

FishHawk Barbershop, located at 13456 Boyette Rd., is pleased to welcome its newest team member, Kimberly Kerr, a stylist who brings over 13 years’ experience specializing in men’s haircuts. Kerr prides herself in giving her clients a style that goes above and beyond what they expect because she realizes the importance of putting the customer’s needs first. Bonnie Kimes, owner of FishHawk Barbershop, is also pleased to remind customers of another experienced member of her staff, Gio Rodriguez, who brings unique experience in men’s ethnic haircuts, hot shaves and detailed beard trims. It is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit or call 684-8445.

Interventional Pain Specialists Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

Interventional Pain Specialists of Southwest Florida hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony in January to let everyone know that it is fully operational and ready to see patients. Interventional Pain Specialists focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to pain management in order to effectively minimize pain and restore function. It strives to deliver the highest quality pain management services for their patients, so they can maximize their function and live a healthier, happier and more fulfilling life. Call 331-4465 or visit

New Staff and Excitement at GRCC

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) is kicking off its 50th anniversary year with plenty to be excited about. It recently welcomed two new staff members. Brittany Brown, administrative specialist, comes to GRCC from The Resort & Club at Little Harbor where she was a supervisor in the Front Desk Department. Kristen Munn, communications coordinator, was employed at Julie’s Walk-In Closet as the store manager and at Grace Christian School as an art teacher. Debbie Kirkland, employed with GRCC since 2012, has been recently promoted to membership director. In her new role, Kirkland will take on more of a leadership position within the Chamber. Visit or email

SouthShore Happenings

SiempreTax+ was designed with the Spanish-speaking customer in mind. It offers accurate, friendly tax preparation, and a wide array of services to help live the American dream. Seimpre Tax Services, located at 702 Railroad Rd. in Wimauma, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony. Call 230-8030, visit or torresjnny@gmailcom.
SouthShore Chamber Ambassador, Marcile Buzbee, chooses a charity each month to donate proceeds from the Yogalaties class she instructs. The January charity was AMIkids YES in Wimauma, who received the $330 collected.

Mega Agent George Hahn Joins Keller Williams Realty in Apollo Beach

George Hahn, one of the area’s top-producing real estate professionals, has moved his SunCoast Properties team to Keller Williams Realty in the South Shore Market Center. Among the talented group of associates on the SunCoast Properties team are a pair of 15-year real estate veterans, Gene Batronie and Gary Reighard.

Mary Peltz and Jim English also remain integral parts of the SunCoast Properties team. Tammy Seese, a former Re-Max associate, is another key part of the operation, as is sales agent Jennifer Diaz. Together, the SunCoast Properties team and Keller Williams Realty South Shore have teamed-up and will be providing area residents with real estate service of the highest quality. Hahn, a longstanding owner of SunCoast Properties, has been serving the South Shore area for many years. Together, his team was involved with over 150 closings in 2015 throughout the Tampa Bay area. Call 641-8300.

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