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Budget Blinds Awards James And Elaine Trotter Franchisee Of The Year

Budget Blinds, an international window covering franchise with nearly 1,100 territories across North America, recently announced James and Elaine Trotter as Franchisee of the Year, a top recognition and award bestowed upon a local franchise owner with the best overall sales volume in a single calendar year.

The Trotters, franchise owners of three territories in the Brandon, North Tampa and Land O Lakes area, have owned their Budget Blinds’ businesses since purchasing Budget Blinds in Tampa in October, 2008. This past year, in 2016, they achieved the highest sales volume in the company’s history and improved by a double-digit percentage over 2015.

“It is a great honor to receive this prestigious award as Franchisee of the Year,” said Elaine Trotter. “Both Jim and I, as well as our entire staff, appreciate the opportunities of business ownership in the Budget Blinds network. Not only do we have strong ties with our fellow franchisees and staff at the corporate office, we have wonderful customers and friends in the community.”

Active members of their local church group and local business associations, the Trotters are also involved in Habitat for Humanity, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Metropolitan Ministries and the national Veteran cause, Homes for Our Troops. “We feel blessed to give back to our community and help others in need,” said Jim Trotter.

Services include expert measuring, professional installation and products backed by the best warranties in the industry. Budget Blinds also offers commercial window covering solutions.

Visit for more information.

Open House Provides Information On Joining The Healthcare Profession

Do you want to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), but don’t know where to start? Don’t have a lot of time to spend in a classroom or spend a lot of money? Join the healthcare profession and become a CNA through the CNA Training and Testing Center in Brandon.

It offers quality, affordable, accelerated, and convenient training to become a CNA with its one week CNA exam prep course. After completing the prep course, students will be prepared to challenge the licensing exam to become CNAs registered in Florida. The Training Center also offers training in Medication Assistance, Phlebotomy, and American Heart Association CPR.
Beginning on July 17, CNA Training and Testing Center will host an open house to pre-enroll students for its training courses on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Classes will begin on July 31 and new CNA classes will begin weekly, day and evening class are available.

CNA Training and Testing Center is located at 744 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. Visit or call 955-4287 to learn more.

Healthy Bodies Medical And Dental Center Hosts Grand Opening Event

Owners Dr. Martha Ducatel and Dr. Watson Ducatel are proud to announce the opening of Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental, a new concept office offering full medical and dental services located at 3415 Brook Crossing Dr. in Brandon.

Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental Center is a center with the purpose of optimizing its patient’s health. Its belief is that the oral and physical state is important to personal health, happiness and family health.

For more information, please visit or for an appointment, call 540-5005.

New Active Adult Care In Brandon

Active Adult Care is operated by Claudia Alur, a doctor of Physical Therapy with over 20 years experience in Home Health Care and is licensed and accredited by the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA).

Its mission is to provide a supervised, safe, secure and interactive place outside the home to elderly and younger people with disabilities that enhances their overall quality of life in a loving environment with the necessary support to age in place and prevent institutionalization while offering the caregivers a much-needed relief from their demanding responsibilities, knowing their loved one is in good hands.

Active Adult Care believes in making a positive impact in people’s lives by offering exceptional Adult Day Care services with an impressive array of coordinated benefits from nutritious meals, physical activity and exerciese, cognitive stimulation and social interaction. Its purpose is to maximize the value of one’s experience while receiving the necessary support to age in place with a sincere commitment to the participants, caregiver and the community we serve without regards of color, creed or age.

Supportive and optional services include: Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy

Skilled Nursing, and modified diets or diets based on normal diet and designed to meet the requirements of a given situation.

Spanish is spoken. It is located at 909 Bryan Rd. in Brandon. For more information, email or call 571-1227.

Rosatis Offers Fresh Home Made Chicago Style Italian Pizza And More

Rosatis offers real food using fresh ingredients with dough and sauces made fresh every day using homemade recipes passed down from generations. These are the same recipes as the Rosatis’ Chicago locations.

The crispy traditional thin crust is the most popular. To personalize it, add the good Chicago sausage to it along with a plethora of other fresh ingredients. The infamous Chicago Deep Dish is offered as well.

Try the Chicken Parm, which comes as a pasta dish or sandwich. You can add the hot gardinera to the Rosatis Chef Sandwich, which has a light layer of au jus on it. Rosatis wings are big and a top seller as well as the Fried Ravioli. Enjoy menu items from appetizers to pastas with homemade sauces, a Caesar or Spinach Gorgonzola Salad to name a few. For dessert, try a cannoli or cinnamon sticks that come with homemade cream cheese icing for dipping.

Rosatis is located at 3437 Lithia Pincrest Rd. in the Shoppes of Lithia near Publix. Call 643-1003 or 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.