Professional Development Events Hosted By IGS

Intentional Growth Strategies (IGS) is in the business of transforming the way professionals work by creating a community that hosts professional development events throughout each month locally. These events are designed to help professionals develop their skill set and become more involved with other like-minded entrepreneurs in the area. As the IGS community continues to grow, it will evolve into a shared co-working space that will serve as a trendy, comfortable and inspiring workspace and meeting area. Upcoming events include Personal Branding, April 21–May 24, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Visit www.igs for more information on these and other events.

New Neighborhood Pet Store Marks Territory In Valrico

Valrico pet parents recently lined up to celebrate the grand opening of Pet Supplies Plus, located at 1937 E. SR 60 in Valrico Commons. It will offer area residents an easy to shop environment offering a broad range of food from premium to basic grocery products and a wide variety of pet toys, equipment, fish and critters. Additionally, the new pet store will carry an extensive variety of Made in the USA pet consumables such as wet and dry food, treats, rawhide, chews and more, all at great prices and with a price-match guarantee. The 6,547-sq. ft. store will also feature a self-service dog wash and a carry-out service to help neighbors carry heavy purchases.
Pet Supplies Plus maintains a professional, experienced and knowledgeable local team. Call 540-0645 or visit

Dr. Scolaro Joins New Family Practice

Dr. Sam E. Scolaro, DO, a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice, has joined the Family Practice at Florida Medical Clinic, formerly known as Family Medical Care of Riverview, located at 7229 Hwy. 301 S. in Riverview. Dr. Scolaro is a primary care physician providing high level care for over 40 years. He is trained in all areas of care for common medical needs and focuses on comprehensive, continuing care for individual patients and families. Dr. Scolaro provides compassionate care and is now accepting new patients. Call 677-8418 or visit www.Florida

Fifth Third Bank Partners with Metropolitan Ministries

Fifth Third Bank’s annual Feeding Our Communities food will run through Friday, April 29, just in time to turn the food over to local food banks on May 3 (“Fifth Third Day”). In Tampa Bay, for the seventh year, Fifth Third Bank is partnering with Metropolitan Ministries in its efforts to fight hunger in the Bay area. Food collection bins are set up at all 159 Fifth Third banking centers throughout Florida. Everyone is encouraged to donate non-perishable food items, such as canned fruits and meats, rice, boxed cereal and beans. To donate, stop by a local Fifth Third banking center or visit to find a location near you.

Publix Super Markets March of Dimes Register Donation Drive

Publix Super Markets is asking customers to join them in their annual fundraising drive running through Saturday, April 30. At checkout, associates will sell cutouts on which customers can write their name or the name of a baby they love. The register campaign coincides with March for Babies, the March of Dimes signature event, which occurs on April 30 in most areas.
To find a March for Babies event near you, visit, where you can sign up and raise additional funds to support the March of Dimes.

Brandon Honda Recognized as “Dealer of the Year”

Brandon Honda has been named Morgan Auto Group’s “Dealer of the Year” for 2015. Managing partner John Marazzi has been leading Brandon Honda for four years since Morgan Auto Group’s acquisition in August 2011.
The annual award honors the Morgan Auto Group dealership that has the highest customer service ratings, best business performance and proactively manages its reputation most effectively as measured by online reviews. Brandon Honda is a division of Morgan Auto Group. It is located at 9209 E. Adamo Dr. Call 664-1234 or visit www. Brandon

Private Salon Studio Concept Benefits Stylists, Customers

Green Door Salon Studios provides stylists with fully equipped and furnished private salon studios. This concept is revolutionizing the industry by offering stylists the professional freedom of operating their own business.
Each guest will have the opportunity to have a one on one experience with their stylist in a high end vintage inspired salon and space.
Green Door Salon is located at 1147 Professional Park Dr. in Brandon. Visit or call 941-518-5951.

New Branch Manager of USF Federal Credit Union Brandon

USF Federal Credit Union (USF FCU) recently welcomed Michael Cummings as the new manager of the Brandon and St. Petersburg branches.
Cummings, with over 11 years of experience, will be accountable for branch operations, business development, in-branch training, evaluating policies and procedures, and leading a highly productive team that is committed to meeting the credit union’s financial objectives.

USF Federal Credit Union offers a full range of financial services to the faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to the organizations with employees on the campuses of the University of South Florida. Call 569-2000 or visit

Steve Moran is Keller Williams Top Agent 12 Years in a Row

Julie Swain, Team Leader for Keller Williams, has announced that Steve Moran with Keller Williams Suburban Tampa has finished as the Top Individual Agent. Moran had over $18 million in written volume for 2015.
He finished as the number one single agent out of 900 in the Keller Williams Chadwick Group, which includes Hillsborough and Pinellas County. Moran can be reached at 661-2476.

Mathnasium Welcomes New Assistant Center Directors

Mathnasium has promoted Lead Instructor Baylor Kull to Assistant Center Director and hired KaLynn Singleton to take the place of Michelle Holton who has been graciously serving as assistant center director since October of 2014. Holton was presented with an opportunity to return full time to the career that she left years ago to home educate her children. Visit

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.