By Michelle Colesanti, Business Editor

From Black Tie To BBQ – Cater Tampa Offers It All

Cater Tampa caterers are committed to quality and decadence in every bite. All food is made from the freshest ingredients—nothing is frozen. No processed meats are used and all roasts are prepared in-house. Many orders are prepared on-site.

The business was founded over 15 years ago, and caters to special events hosting for between 10 and 10,000 patrons. Owner, Adam Harris, trained under a five-star Cordon Bleu™ chef in the 1980s, where he learned indispensable skill sets that were sharpened for more than 30 years.

Cater Tampa does it all, including piping hot lunch drop-offs for pharmaceutical reps and corporate events, breakfast catering, sandwich trays, and more for local offices.

For corporate events, Cater Tampa includes entrées for sit-down or buffet-style events. There are many selections to choose from include seafood, poultry and beef.

Cater Tampa offers a new take on wedding catering. Its meals are served buffet-style and it supplies the china, silverware and all serving equipment as well as tables, linens and the decorations.

Cater Tampa is located at 1903 E. SR 60 Ste. in Valrico. For more information, visit or call 906-0222.

New Product Offered By Brandon Hearing Centers

Brandon Hearing Centers is pleased to announce the introduction of Opn (TM) to their product offering.  Oticon Opn is a breakthrough hearing device on the market categorized by offering 30 percent better speech understanding, reducing listening effort by 20 percent, and helping users to remember 20 percent more of their conversation (Le Goff et al 2016 Opn Clinical Evidence White Paper, Oticon, Inc.) with the high efficiency of technology embedded in this tiny device.

Oticon Opn offers an easy connectivity to a variety of mobile phones and other IOS and Android devices.  Audio is streamed directly to the hearing aids using a modified version of Bluetooth technology developed especially for hearing aids. With the free, downloadable Oticon On App, wearers can control volume, programs or device selection and other functions with just a tap on their mobile phones.

To make an appointment to have your hearing tested or to discuss whether the Oticon Opn is right for you, call Patty Paddock at Brandon Hearing Centers at 681-2622 or visit

Brandon Mental Health Offers Outpatient Behavioral Health Counseling

Brandon Mental Health (BMH) has been a leading provider of mental health therapy in Hillsborough County for nearly 10 years. According to owner, Shane Raymond, “Our mission dictates that we ‘meet the client where the client is.’ We strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and conducive to change. Services are provided to young children through older adults and everyone in between. Whether help is needed for a child with ADHD, an older adult with depression or a couple unable to communicate, our team of experienced clinicians is able to help.”

BMH is located at 421 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Brandon and also at 787 Cortaro Dr. in Sun City Center. The hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Call 315 8648 or visit to learn more about services offered.

Summer Memberships Offered At CoWork Landing

Do you work from home? During the school year, it’s quiet and all is well, but what about the summer months when the kids are home? They really want your attention and you want to give them your attention, but you still have to get your work done. CoWork Landing (CWL) is the perfect solution. Just for the summer CWL is offering three month memberships for those parents who just need a place to work while the kids are home for the summer. CWL is a shared workspace at 522 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon that can be your office away from home for a few hours a week or for a few weeks of the summer.  Stop by for a tour or call Shannon at 924-4679 or

Zaxby’s Opens Second Location

Owner Matt Wortman and wife Cori own and operate the Zaxby’s fast casual restaurant at 2028 E. SR 60 in Valrico. They recently opened another Zaxby’s location next to the Goodrich Theater in Riverview.

Zaxby’s is noted for its delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads in a fun, offbeat atmosphere.
As of April, Zaxby’s has grown to more than 800 locations in 17 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit or

Store hours are: Monday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.

The new Zaxby’s is located at 10610 Strathmore Shores Pl. in Gibsonton. Call 280-9175 or visit

Canine Cabana Proudly Becomes Part Of The PACCC

Canine Cabana is excited to announce that Sarah Hill, Canine Cabana’s Lodging Supervisor, has earned her Certified Professional Animal Care Provider (CPACP) through Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC). PACCC was created to respond to the need of helping pet parents identify professional pet care services providers that invest in education with a priority on providing high quality pet care. Along with PACCC, Canine Cabana has a strong belief in educating pet parents about the importance of seeking certified professionals when choosing someone to care for their pet.

‘As a founding and current board member for PACCC, I am excited to have our first team member complete and pass her exam and become a Certified Professional Animal Care Provider,’ stated Angie Pickren-CPACP, co-owner of Canine Cabana. For more information, please visit

During May, Canine Cabana will accept donations for PACCC and allowing pet parents to get involved in making a positive difference in the lives of pets. During normal lobby hours, anyone wanting to make a donation to PACCC can purchase a heart with their dog’s name that will be displayed in their main lobby. Make online donations via the PACCC website as well.

Canine Cabana is a premium pet lodging facility offering overnight accommodations, doggie daycare, and training. It is located at 9708 Carr Rd. in Riverview. Contact Pickren at 672-9663 or

One Year Anniversary Celebration At The Creative Artist Gallery

The Creative Artist Gallery is celebrating its one year anniversary with a celebration on Tuesday, May 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and everyone is invited. For more information, call 863-514-0223 or email The Creative Artist Gallery is located at 933 E Brandon Blvd. in Brandon.

5th Dimension Dance Center Offers Many Dance Styles

5th Dimension Dance Center is offers both recreational and competitive team dance including ballet, hip-hop, lyrical/contemporary, jazz, modern, tap, and core strength dance for ages 2-18.

Owners Alexis Johnson, Chris Johnson, Christi Johnson, Bobby Welsby, and Michelle Welsby agree that 5th Dimension Dance Center strives to provide a stimulating environment, focused on providing students of all ages with a unique, healthy and challenging dance experience. It is devoted to developing each student’s potential with a first-rate dance education, while encouraging creativity and personal, artistic growth. By participating in the dance program, students will have the capability to experience an increase in their overall, physical and mental well-being.

5th Dimension Dance Center is located at 3239 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. The hours are Monday to Thursday from 5-9 p.m., Friday from 4-6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information call 643-5332 or visit

Fresh Produce Can Be Found At Eliana’s Market

Eliana’s Market has the freshest produce around. Selections of papaya, mango, kiwi and more are there for your picking. Choose your favorite fruit and owner Caesar Mejia will whip up a smoothie. Stop by for a sandwich or empanada and coffee. It is open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and is located at 160 N. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. Call 643-3655.

First Annual Strategies For Life Health Fair

Riverview Family Medicine, Health and Nutrition, along with Fusion Healthcare and Susan Hunter, Lifestyle Coach, would like to invite you to the first annual Strategies for Life Health Fair on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
There will be free screenings: Blood Pressure Heart Rate, Blood Sugar Oxygen saturation, BMI Fit Test, and Balance Stroke Risk.

The Health Fair will take place at Florida Medical Clinic, located at 6037 Winthrop Commerce Ave., Ste. 201 in Riverview.
Pet Vaccination Clinic At Kim’s Natural Pets.

EZ Pet Low Cost Pet Vaccination will hold a pet vaccination clinic on Saturday, June 3 from 2-3 p.m. Kim’s Natural Foods is located at 3110 Lithia Pinecrest Rd., Valrico, just north of Bloomingdale Rd. Call 684-3663 to confirm.

The National Association Of Distinguished Counsel

Lynette Silon-Laguna of All Family Law Group, P.A., has been selected to the 2017 list as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC). NADC is an organization dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Its mission is to objectively recognize the attorneys who elevate the standards of the Bar and provide a benchmark for other lawyers to emulate.

Members are thoroughly vetted by a research team, selected by a blue ribbon panel of attorneys with podium status from independently neutral organizations, and approved by a judicial review board a exhibiting virtue in the practice of law. Due to the incredible selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC.

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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.