Christian Contemporary Artist Jennifer Jimenez recorded her debut album Relentless at local recording studio, Hands In Motion.

Dr. Laura Bridges Voted As One Of Tampa’s Top General Dentists

The June issue of Tampa Magazine has announced that Dr. Laura Bridges was voted as one of the top general dentists in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Bridges also won this award in 2017 and was the only repeat winner in 2018. Dr. Bridges was selected after Tampa Magazine sent ballots to over 900 active and licensed dentists practicing in the Tampa Bay area. The selection of Dr. Laura Bridges was a result of the anonymous voting conducted by active area dentists.

“I am very honored to be recognized by my peers,” said Dr. Bridges. “This is indeed a proud moment for me, my staff and my family,” she added.

According to Dr. Bridges, Tampa Bay has an amazing network of general dentist and dental specialists and that is what makes this award so special to her as it was voted on by her peers. “I have been very lucky to work alongside many of the winners in the other categories, “said Dr. Bridges. Dr. Bridges and her family have been residents of the Brandon/Valrico area since 1987.

Bridges Dental is located at 3646 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico. New patients can make an appointment to see Dr. Bridges by calling 654-3399. Bridges Dental accepts over 14 major PPO dental insurances and also offers their own in-house dental wellness plan for patients without dental insurance. Visit

Florida Risk Partners Offers Commercial Insurance and Risk Management

Florida Risk Partners is a full service Commercial Insurance and Risk Management Firm offering Property & Casualty Insurance, Workers’ Compensation, Risk Management Consulting, Employee Benefits, Life Insurance, PEO Services, Payroll Services, HR Consulting & Services.

It works with companies of all shapes and sizes throughout Florida.

According to owner David Carothers, “Because of our investment in technology and top tier human capital, we are able to deliver a scalable best in class value proposition to companies with 500 employees all the way down to companies with a single employee.”

It is located at 1434 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico. Hours are Monday to Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 571-5951or visit for more information.

Valley National Bank Promotes Gibertini, Names New Brandon Retail Market Manager

Valley National Bank announced today that its popular Women Entrepreneurs (WE) program will expand throughout Florida later this year and to New York and New Jersey early in 2019.

With the WE program’s growth into new markets, Cami Gibertini has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Director of Women Entrepreneurs, while Diane Keebler will replace Gibertini as First Vice President and Retail Market Manager for the bank’s Brandon location.

Gibertini, one of the leaders to design and launch WE, has been paramount to the program’s success and will continue to play a key role. Prior to leading WE, she applied her more than 25 years of banking experience to help open USAmeriBank’s Brandon location in 2008, which grew to become Brandon’s largest bank branch. Gibertini personally recruited Keebler to become Brandon’s new First Vice President and Retail Market Manager because of Keebler’s 35 years of local experience and strong ties to the community.

Keebler previously served as Branch Manager at CenterState Bank in Brandon, where she focused on business development in the local market. In her new role at Valley National Bank, she will focus on current and new business opportunities for both business and personal customers, offering such services and products as SBA loans, treasury management and mortgage lending.

Keebler serves on the Board of Directors for the Brandon ’86 Rotary Club and the Board of Trustees for Brandon Regional Hospital. She is also a member of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce. The position at Valley will enable her to further extend her community involvement and continue to grow her business and community relationships.

To learn more about Valley National Bank, visit For more information on the WE program, visit

Seminar Hosted By Angeloni Tax Advisory Group 

Claiming your Social Security benefits at the wrong time could cost your family tens of thousands of dollars. A seminar will be held at The HCC campus at the Regent on Thursday, August 16 and Tuesday, August 21 at 6 p.m. (promptly) to help you with these decisions. Plan to be there by 5:45 p.m. This seminar is perfect for those 58-67 years old. 

Learn some of the unknown strategies and principles behind the proper timing of taking your Social Security benefits.

The HCC campus at the Regent is located at 6437 Watson Rd. in Riverview. Call 626-7575 to make reservations. Leave a message after 4:30 p.m.

Hands In Motion

Following the success of her debut album, Relentless, Christian Contemporary Artist Jennifer Jimenez shows no sign of slowing down in the coming year. On the day of her official release, March 2nd, 2018, Jimenez’s album reached #10 on the iTunes Christian/Gospel charts. At just 18 years old, Jimenez has graduated High School, released her music, and submitted Relentless for a nomination consideration for the 61st annual GRAMMY® Awards. Jimenez will further the momentum from Relentless as she shares her accomplishments and performs live with her band at a CD release concert and worship service. This event is free for all to come and enjoy at ARISE Assembly of God of Brandon on August 10th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at 401 Pauls Dr. in Brandon.

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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.