By Michelle Colesanti

Ribbon Cutting For Pinstripe Printing

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) recently helped Han Boutista of Pinstripe Printing celebrate the opening of his new shop with a ribbon cutting on August 29.

Boutista, a retired New York fireman, quickly outgrew his first printing location in Apollo Beach and has now moved to a much larger facility on Causeway Blvd. just west of US Hwy. 41. He has plenty of room for all of the different types of equipment he has to serve his clients’ needs. He can produce hundreds of printed shirts in less than a day. In addition to the screen printing process, he also has a sublimation printer and an embroidery system.

Whether you are in the need of a couple nice embroidered shirts for your staff or a couple of hundred screen printed shirts for your school, Pinstripe Printing is waiting to provide you a quote.
Call 321-8790 or email Visit

Quarter Auction At Eat’s American Grill

Looking for a new way to help raise money for cancer sufferers? Home Party Divas NPO and Eat’s American Grill are proud to represent All Cancer at the Pink Out Tampa event, October 15 from 4-9 p.m. at the Eat’s Riverview location. A donation of $ 25 includes an auction paddle, a meal and one drink. The event is a Quarter Auction where vendors will be auctioning off items valued from $ 25 to $ 100 for quarters. Items range from kitchen goods to accessories and self defense. One hundred percent of the funds raised help cancer patients. Donations are needed for the event and are tax deductible. For more information, visit or call Christine Harvey at (727) 204-9105 or Sharon Diederich at (864) 491-8305. Eat’s is located at 6264 Winthrop Town Centre Blvd. in Riverview.

Mobile Apps Media Hosts EPIC Ribbon Cutting Eventbusiness-col-mobileappsmedia082516logos

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) participated in Mobile Apps Media EPIC Ribbon Cutting event on Thursday, August 25. Robert Borrero, owner of Mobile Apps Media, invited his friends and networking partners from Greater Brandon, Seffner, Ybor, South Tampa and West Tampa Chambers as well as GRCC. Attendees were also present from his Hispanic Business Club and several other networking groups around Tampa Bay.

Mobile Apps Media offers ways to put businesses at customer’s fingertips. “The world is mobile and having an app is a necessity not a luxury,” said Borrero. “Mobile Apps Media can make it happen and make it incredibly affordable with tons of features.”

To learn more, call 563-2121 or visit The office is located next to the Columbia Restaurant at 2017 E 7th Ave. in Ybor City.

Skincare And Unique Chemical Peels Now At Brandon Cataract Center & Eye Clinic

Brandon’s premier provider of customized skincare and unique chemical peels, Brandon Cataract Center & Eye Clinic is proud to have Auyanna Gilbert L.E. C.O.A. as part of their team. “It’s my promise to bring each and every client’s skin to its full potential in health and beauty,” said Gilbert.

Brandon Cataract Center & Eye Clinic understands relaxation during your treatment can dramatically increase results. It offers the comfort and ambiance of a spa (warm bed, hot towels, aroma therapy) with the security of working in a medical setting.

Rhonda Allison blends the best of active natural ingredients with highly beneficial, scientifically developed compounds to create a synergy of superior professional treatments and customized home care products that will transform the condition of your skin.

Brandon Cataract Center & Clinic is located at 403 Vonderburg Dr. in Brandon. For more information, call 681-1122. Visit

Ice Sports Forum New Events And Offerings

The Ice Sports Forum in Brandon now offers meeting space renovations upstairs complete for corporate events and parties. Locally roasted Indigo coffee is served at the Centerline Cafe. Check out the Learn To Skate class program available for all ages and all levels. Registration is currently being accepted for that and the MightMite 12-week hockey program for ages 5-7 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

The OneBlood Bloodmobile will be at the Ice Sports Forum on Sunday, October 30 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Give blood and receive free T-shirt and free Open Skate Ticket.

On Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, come and watch the Tampa Bay Lightning practice. It is free to the public.

For more information, visit

Medical Facility Evening Social Opens Doors To Community And Highlights Foundations

business-col-fl-cancer-specialists-recently-hosted-a-community-event-in-augustThe Brandon Foundation is grateful to the Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute for hosting an evening social and open house on August 16. Members of the Brandon community enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and wine and were given a tour of the new facility located at 403 Kings Ave.

Guests met Dr. Shalin Shah, Monica Clark, Senior Physician Liaison and the rest of the team of doctors, nurses and staff. Dr. Shah discussed the various ways the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation helps individuals affected by cancer with financial support and how the Brandon Foundation was able to provide assistance to one of their patients through the Foundation Angel Program.

Brandon Foundation Executive Director, Liz Brewer also shared with members of the staff and the community how the Foundation Angel program has been able to help over 400 families since its inception in 2006 by providing them with “Angels” to meet their practical needs.

The Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute will be one of the sponsors of the Foundation’s annual dinner, An Evening of Hope & Charity Check Presentation to be held on Friday, November 4 at The Regent.

For more information about the Brandon Foundation, visit

Greater Riverview Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Educational Seminar

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) announces its final EDGE Seminar of 2016. EDGE is an acronym for Educate, Develop and Grow the Economy. This seminar series was the brain child of current GRCC President Dr. Bryan Thatcher in 2013. He knew that there were many GRCC members who were experts in their field of business and he also knew that that were many other members, as well as our community, who could benefit from their shared knowledge.

October 14 will be “Healthcare Questions, Answers, And Options to Help You Navigate Thru the Maze” by Marijean Reith of AFLAC and “How To Leverage Your Day With Effective Time Management” by Michelle Clower of Konsults HR Solutions LLC. This seminar will take place in the downstairs classrooms of HCC The Regent, 6437 Watson Road in Riverview. Doors open at 8 a.m.
and seminar begins at 8:30 with an end time of 10 a.m. Call 234-5944 or email

Help For Quitting Tobacco

Quitting tobacco isn’t easy. Finding help should be. Tobacco Free Florida offers free tools and services to help you get started. In October, free community, worksite and clinic groups will be offered, with programs covering all forms of tobacco. Free Nicotine replacement patches, gum and lozenges will be available, while supplies last and if medically appropriate. Classes will be available on Monday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the Oakfield Medical Plaza, 276 S. Moon Ave, Ste. 260 in Brandon. Pre-registration is required by 974-7889. 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.