By Michelle Colesanti

Ribbon Cutting For Be Happy Boutique
Members of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce took part in a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for Be Happy Boutique, located at 11369 Big Bend Rd in Riverview, to celebrate this new business and welcome them to the SouthShore Chamber. Call 677-2300 or visit

Outstanding Loan Services Provided By Double A Mortgage

Susan Gilbert with Double A Mortgage provides outstanding mortgage loan services to the Tampa Bay area. Gilbert offers VA/FHA/USDA/CONV and Reverse Mortgages. She has more than 30 years experience in the mortgage industry and is an expert in her field, and helps her clients get the lowest rates and best service. Gilbert is available seven days a week. Double A Mortgage is located at 146 W. Robertson St. Ste. 138-1 in Brandon. Call 956-5337 or visit www.quick

Third Annual Ladies Night Out At HealthSource Chiropractic

HealthSource Chiropractic will host its third annual Ladies Night Out on Tuesday, October 11 from 6- 8 p.m. There will be a number of local vendors for shopping, along with wine, cheese, hors ‘doeuvres, pampering and fun. Call 654-7121 to RSVP for you and your friends. HealthSource Chiropractic is located at 166 E. Bloomingdale Ave., Ste. B in Brandon.

Dog Gone Holistic New SouthShore Store Now Open

After almost nine months of work, Dog Gone Holistic owners opened the new SouthShore store recently. The store is located on the northwest corner of Big Bend Rd. and US 301 S., next to Wendy’s. A Grand Opening Event will take place on Friday, September 9 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. There will be vendor representatives in the store both days with great information and giveaways, along with free treats for pets and pet parents. Dog Gone Holistic will be offering special deals on select products in the store. Call 374-4743 or visit

Kristin Faleev Joins Southshore Insurance Professionals

Kristin Faleev recently joined Southshore Insurance Professionals. Born and raised in the Tampa area, she has a Bachelor’s in finance from the University of Tampa. Faleev has been in the insurance industry since 2007 gaining knowledge of professional liability, wedding insurance, and auto and home insurance. She also has many years of customer service experience. Southshore Insurance Professionals is locally owned by Michelle Mosher and is located at 1219 Millennium Pkwy. in Brandon and offers 22 years of experience. It is a full service independent insurance agency providing personal and commercial insurance products to its clients throughout the state of Florida. Hours are 9-5 Monday through Friday; evenings and weekends by appointment. Call 448-7580 or visit www.south

Neal Communities Promotes Three Employees

Neal Communities, the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, recently recognized and promoted Nicole Brooks, Tashara Cronshaw and Diane Kerper within the Lakewood Ranch-based company. Brooks will act as the vice president of sales in Neal Communities’ north region. Cronshaw will transition to the vice president of human resources and Kerper will serve as the vice president of sales and marketing in the company’s south region. Currently, Neal Communities employs 257 people. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 homes in southwest Florida. Visit Neal

Primary Medical Clinic Relocates
Dr. Anita Patel of Primary Medical Clinic and staff will be relocating to 3427 Brook Crossing Dr. in Brandon this September. The new building will help offer more resources for patients in terms of health education and teaching with more accessible parking. In addition, Dr. Patel welcomes Kristen Cooley ARNP to her practice. Call 654-5331; fax 654-5336 or visit

Octoberfest Coming To SouthShore
Celebrate Octoberfest at Old Castle German Restaurant in Sun City Center. Free booth space is available during three day event starting Friday, September 30 and running through Sunday, October 2. Contact Ela at or 484-8657 if interested. Old Castle German Restaurant is located at 3830 Sun City Center Blvd., Ste. 107 (in the Home Depot parking lot), in Sun City Center.

Pure Barre Brandon Opens
Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective, yet safest way to change your body. In 55 minutes, you will achieve a full-body workout concentrating on the areas women struggle with the most: hips, thighs, seat, abdominals and arms. The Pure Barre technique is low-impact, protecting your joints by avoiding any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to create long, lean muscles without bulk. Pure Barre Brandon will be open seven days a week with over 30 classes per week. Pure Barre Brandon is located at 857 E. Bloomingdale Ave. The hours are 6 a.m.-8 p.m. depending on class time. Email Brandon@ purebarre. com. Visit www.purebarre. com/fl-brandon.

Jubilee Gymnastics, LLC Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
In August, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) made a trip to Ruskin to celebrate the opening of Jubilee Gymnastics’ new studio. Marybeth Wang and her instructors were thrilled to have their students’ families and GRCC members present for the big event. The crowd was treated to a performance by Jubilee’s Summer Camp students. Jubilee Gymnastics offers a range of classes with a clear emphasis on the joy of movement. The program is designed for children ages 18 months to teens. The goal is to encourage confidence through exercise, develop strength, flexibility, and coordination and most of all have lots of fun. Call 863-1168 to find out what classes are available for your child. It is located at 89 7th Ave. NE in Ruskin or visit www.jubilee

Quality Life Massage Therapy Relocates
Constance M “Connie” Larkin, LMT MA0025101, providing Therapeutic Massage spanning 19 years in the SouthShore Community, has relocated the practice to Quality Life Massage Therapy at 10015 Park Place Ave. in Riverview. Larkin is a Certified Cupping Massage Therapist, Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist, Oncology/ Palliative Care Therapist and also provides Deep Tissue and Relaxation Massage. To schedule a treatment, call 501-7568 or 220-8930, or visit www. connies classic

Pita Kebob Ribbon Cutting

Members of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce took part in a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony for Pita Kebob, located at 3028 E College Ave in Ruskin, to celebrate its new location.  For more information, call 419-4926.

Greater Riverview Chamber Welcomes New Teachers
In August the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Teaching to Excellence Breakfast.
This event recognizes Teachers of the Year, as well as welcoming all new teachers, from within 29 Riverview area schools. Attendees were greeted at the door by a large cheering group of Shark Cheerleaders from Riverview High School.

Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins expressed his gratitude to the Greater Riverview Chamber for hosting such an incredible event and praised everyone for a job well done, and welcomed the teachers and wished them all the best in their upcoming year.

Previous articleDiscovery Point Provides Quality Care For Riverview, SouthShore Families
Next articleSouthShore Chamber Raises $2,175 For Fifth Grade Student Constitutions
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.