Michelle Colesanti, Business Editor, michelle@ospreyobserver.com

Healthy Bodies Medical And Dental Center Celebrates Grand Opening

Healthy Bodies Medical and Dental Center has recently opened for business and enjoyed a ribbon cutting to celebrate. This is a new venture for husband and wife team, Dr. Martha Ducatel and Dr. Watson Ducatel.

Dr. Martha Ducatel is a graduate of the University of South Florida and Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. Her goal is to help you obtain your desired healthy smile while improving your oral health.

Dr. Watson Ducatel also graduated from the University of South Florida and then attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His focus area is a hands-on approach for diagnosing and treating disorders of the internal organs and musculoskeletal system.

The office is located at 3415 Brook Crossing Dr. in Brandon. Call 540-5005 or visit www.HealthyBodiesMDC.com.

Two Solvere – Managed Senior Living Communities Coming To Tampa Area

As part of its ongoing growth, Solvere Senior Living will be managing two new senior living communities coming to the Tampa area.

Slated to open in early 2018, Tessera of Brandon is the first of the future sites and will be located at 1320 Oakfield Dr. in Brandon offering 89 assisted living apartments and 49 memory care suites. Tessera of Westchase will break ground late this summer at 11305 Countryway Blvd. in Tampa providing 64 assisted living apartments and 37 memory care suites.

Both Tessera communities will feature a multi-story, bright and energetic state-of-the-art living environment with one and two-bedroom assisted living apartments and memory care suites in various floorplans. They will also provide Solvere Senior Living’s proprietary wellness philosophies Salus™ (holistic approach) and Valeo™ (wellness initiatives for memory impaired).

The Tessera of Brandon sales center is located at 221 Paul’s Dr. Suite B in Brandon and is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m Monday through Friday. Call 607-6880. 

Sound Exchange Of Brandon Move To Pinellas Park In Merger

Sound Exchange, a Tampa Bay area independent record store chain open since 1987, has announced that it will merge its Brandon and Pinellas Park stores into a 6,400 sq. ft. building at the corner of 66th St. N. and 86th Ave. N. in Pinellas Park.  The new location will open at the beginning of October.

Members of the Brandon store staff have been offered jobs in the Tampa or new Pinellas Park locations.

Jim Butcher and Ron Stoy, who started the Brandon store together in 1992, are both eager to spend semi-retirement in racing cars (Jim) and restoring vintage stereo equipment (Ron). Ron said, “We thank our Brandon-area customers for 25 years of patronage and hope that you will venture to the Tampa or Pinellas Park stores in the near future.”

To welcome Brandon-area customers to other Sound Exchange locations, the company is offering people with Brandon, Valrico, Riverview, Lithia, Seffner, and Plant City addresses 10% off purchases at the Tampa and Pinellas Park stores, from September 15 until the end of 2017.  Just show your driver’s license at the register for the discount. Visit  www.soundexchangetampabay.com.

Valrico/FH Chamber Holds Ribbon Cutting For LuLaRoe Boutique

Meredith Tucker was proud to share in the ribbon cutting of her LuLaRoe Boutique. LuLaRoe is a fashion brand with comfortable, affordable and stylish clothing that is sold by a national network of Independent Fashion Retailers.

Tucker started with LuLaRoe in 2015 in order to be the first person to open every box, and be the first to see new inventory. It quickly evolved into a full time opportunity to support her family, spend more time with her daughter and have fun and flexibility in her schedule. She opens her home boutique for personal styling sessions by appointment, but also hosts regular live sales via Facebook and other social media marketing.

For more information, contact Tucker at 601-2269 or LuLaRoeLadies813@gmail.com.

Kyle Dunavant Is New Vice President Of Marketing For Seminole Hard Rock Casino

Dunavant brings more than a decade of marketing experience in the casino industry. He spent three years as Vice President of Marketing at Hollywood Casino in St. Louis and was at MGM Resorts International for eight years holding various roles with the final year as Director of Marketing Strategy & Analysis – Regional Operations.

“Given his vast experience, we’re thrilled to have Kyle on board,” said Joe Lupo, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s President. “We’re looking forward to seeing the positive effect his efforts will have on the Tampa Bay community and guests of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.” 

Dunavant holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi. Visit www.seminolehardrocktampa.com

Begin A Career In Healthcare

Join the healthcare profession and gain the experience you will need by becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). CNA Training and Testing Center, 744 W. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon, has partnered with Prometric, the exam delivery provider for the Florida Board of Nursing, so interested individuals can become licensed CNAs by examination. CNA Training and Testing Center offers a low cost one week CNA exam prep course for only $349 (limited time special). A uniform is included in the registration fee, along with training manual and supplies, unlimited practice time and job referral. The Training Center also offers training and certification in Home Health Aide, Medication Assistance, Phlebotomy, and American Heart Association CPR. New classes begin every Monday. Day, evening and weekend classes available.

Visit www.cnatrainingandtestingcenter.com.

All Family Law Group, P.A. Accepted As 2017 AIOFLA’S 10 Best Law Firm For Client Satisfaction

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Florida’s Family Law Firm, All Family Law Group, P.A. as 2017 10 Best Family Law Firm for Client Satisfaction.

This third-party attorney rating organization publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation. AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process.

Contact All Family Law Group, P.A. at 672-1900 or www.familymaritallaw.com.

Low Cost Preventive Shot Clinic At Kim’s Natural Pet’s In Valrico

A low cost Shot Clinic will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 2-3 p.m. at Kim’s Natural Pet’s, located at 3110 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. For more information, call 684-3663.

Twin Creeks Receives Certificate Of Occupancy

Twin Creeks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Riverview announced that it has received the final Certificate of Occupancy for the new community.

This 65,000 sq. ft. facility, located at 13470 Boyette Rd., near the intersection of Boyette and Bell Shoals Roads, will provide 80 private and companion apartments in Assisted Living and Memory Care and is equipped with a full-service commercial kitchen, dining areas, library, conservatory, game room, salon and spa, screened porches, bistros, outdoor courtyards and walking paths.

Monthly costs for the community start at $3250 and vary based on size and location of apartments and the type of care a resident would need.

A ribbon cutting will be held on Thursday, October 5 from 4-6 p.m. Please plan to join in along with the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce. RSVP Danielle Webster at 551-2333.

Prospective residents are encouraged to inquire at twincreeksretire.com or call 336-2128 to schedule a visit.

LifeLink® Foundation Announces New Chief Executive Officer

LifeLink Foundation recently announced Jean A. Davis as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Davis has been with LifeLink since 1985, when she joined as an organ recovery coordinator, and successfully undertook increased responsibilities with LifeLink throughout her career.  She served as Executive Director of LifeLink of Florida, implemented LifeLink organ and tissue recovery efforts when awarded the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands service area and served as the LifeLink Foundation Chief Operating Officer. Visit www.LifeLinkFoundation.org

Lil’ Sprouts Is Now Consign It Of Brandon At New Location

Lil’ Sprouts has moved and now has a new look and name. Consign It Of Brandon is now located at 221 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon (next to The Fox & The Hound Pub).
This consignment store now carries something for the entire family. Find brand name clothing, books, movies, games, toys, crafts, handbags, jewelry, shoes, home decor, furniture and more.

Visit consignitbrandon.com or on Facebook at Consign It Family Consignment Boutique. Call 655-3802.

An Eclectic Boutique For Your Wedding Needs – REVE

Visit Reve, an eclectic boutique located at 211 S. Moon Ave., directly across the street from Brandon Regional Hospital recently opened. Reve offers a unique, elegant collection of quality products at affordable prices.

Reve is owned by Christy Jackson-Collins who notes that you will find many items not only for weddings, but for other events at the boutique.

Wedding Packages are available to save Brides-to-Be both time and money starting at just $60. Hours are Tuesday to Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Call 643-6446 or visit www.reveeclecticboutique.com.

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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.