By Michelle Colesanti

Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Welcomes New Members

At the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce’s (GRCC) September Luncheon board members Robert Hintze, Waypoint Property Inspection, LLC introduced 15 new members and Jill Andrew, Superior Residences of Brandon Memory Care, recognized 29 renewing members. Thanks go out to David Miller and AAA – The Auto Club Group for sponsoring the luncheon and for inviting Joe Waggoner of Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority, who provided updates on forthcoming transportation improvements.

The GRCC luncheons are held the fourth Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Regent. The public is welcome to attend. Admission is $15 for GRCC members, with RSVP, $17 at the door and $25 for non-members.

New Location for Riverview Mortgage

The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce was honored to celebrate the new Shoppes of Boyette location of Riverview Mortgage with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Eros and Julie Dahl invited both the Greater Riverview and the Valrico FishHawk Chambers of Commerce members to share in their excitement.

Guests were treated to a delicious taco dinner catered by S&S Tacos and wines from Southshore Uncorked. Also provided were fun photo ops being taken by Shine Photo Booth. Guest brought unwrapped toys to the event in order to begin filling their boxes for the upcoming Toys for Tots drive. This annual event is near and dear to the Dahl’s heart and each year they do a fantastic job supporting the Marine Corps in their endeavor to make sure no child goes without.

The office is located at 11256 Boyette Rd. or call 343-0110 for more information. Visit

Ribbon Cutting for Divas 4 Success

Breanna Adams, Xanthe Asberry and Rebekah Higginbotham of Divas 4 Success recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting to mark the opening of their new studio with the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC).

These ladies are committed, certified educators who understand the importance of personalizing a students’ educational enrichment instruction. Divas 4 Success, LLC is a multi-cultural, innovative, and academically focused after-school enrichment company exclusive for girls. It aims to spark the girls’ interest and maintain their motivation through classes and workshops that provide opportunities to build confidence and academic success.

After-school programs are offered as well as special weekend and summer camp offerings. Call 800-290-2145 or email Visit

Celebrate New Riverview Welcome Center

On Monday September 25, Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) had the pleasure of celebrating a valued member and a brand new footprint in Riverview. Susan Cioffi has been a part of the GRCC family for over five years and has been instrumental in the annual Trick or Treat Street event, but had never hosted a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. With the brand new Riverview Welcome Center in her home office of RE/MAX South Shore Realty, it made for the perfect celebratory match. Doug and Janelle Duncan, owners of RE/MAX South Shore Realty, were very happy to welcome everyone into the office to show off the Welcome Center.

The highlight of the Center is a mural that was created by Liz Brewer, Doug & Janelle Duncan and developed by Signarama of Brandon. It is wonderful depiction of the East Hillsborough County area and gives folks a sense of where the major communities are located. The Center offers information regarding history, entertainment, and fun facts about Riverview as well as tourist information on other nearby areas/attractions.
The office is located at 10445 Gibsonton Dr. Call 672-9000 or Susan directly at 956-8513.

Beanie’s Bar Sports Grill Celebrates Joining Chamber

In October, Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) members were invited to celebrate new member, Beanie’s Bar Sports Grill. Several GRCC members made the trek into south Ruskin to partake in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Beanie, Debbie and the rest of the Tichy family were thrilled with the visitors and put out a very nice array of appetizers for everyone, including a complimentary drink.

Sun City Center Funeral Home Celebrates 20 Years in Business

In September, the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) members were invited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Sun City Center Funeral Home.

Owners, Mike and Yvonne Langjahr welcomed not only chamber members, but also community residents, and treated them to delicious treats, prizes and a dance party.

In 1996, the funeral home was known as Family Funeral Care and was built by Service Corporation International. In March 1999 the funeral home was sold to Carriage Services and Mike Langjahr became the manager of the funeral establishment. In September 2001 Mike and his wife, Yvonne purchased the funeral home from Carriage Services, and as part of the purchase agreement, the funeral home was renamed Sun City Center Funeral Home.

For more information about Sun City Center Funeral Home, please, or call 634-9900.

David Weekley Homes Gives Thanks By Giving Back This Holiday Season

David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately-held builder, is hosting its second annual, company-wide Thanksgiving Drive for Tampa-area residents. In Tampa, the builder is joining together with Homeowners, Team Members, Real Estate Professionals, vendors and others to collect nonperishable items for Feeding Tampa Bay.

David Weekley Homes Team Members are accepting nonperishable items at select model homes, the Central Living Sales Office and the Division Office in Tampa through Wednesday, November16. Weekley Homes will also be collecting frozen turkeys on November 16 at select model homes, Central Living Sales Office and the David Weekley Homes Division Office.

Visit to view items needed and to find a drop-off location near you.

Multiple Services Offered By Armor Guard Painting & Coating, LLC

Armor Guard Painting & Coating is a full service painting company offering interior and exterior painting and coatings. The painting/coating of tile roofs, pool decks, garage floors and driveways are offered along with other services for interior including wall paper removal, popcorn removal, drywall repairs and texture.

Free in-home inspections are offered along with a free written estimate. There are written warranties on all work and special discounts are offered for veterans and seniors. Online specials from $250 to $550 off are offered. Visit for more details. Ask about the “show home” discount as well.

For more information, call 727-501-1264 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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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.