Home2Suites By Hilton opens in Brandon.

Even though it is the summer, this has not slowed down The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), which has been busy celebrating many local businesses.

Opening of Home2 Suites By Hilton Brandon Tampa

GRCC members celebrated the opening of Home2 Suites By Hilton Brandon Tampa at 10323 Palm River Rd. with a Pirate-themed event.

Home2 Suites is a relatively new concept from the Hilton brand of hotels, with great amenities such as pet-friendly rooms, inviting communal spaces and fully-equipped kitchens. It comes with modular furniture so guests can customize their room to their needs and preferences. Home2Suites offers the Spin2 Cycle area where you can work out while the washer/dryer spin your clothes clean. Call 612-5950. Visit www.home2suites.com or www.news.home2suites.com.

Grand Opening Of Seal Swim School

GRCC members celebrated with Seal Swim School as it opened its doors to the public. Chamber members along with the Seal team, students and the community showed up to partake in the ribbon cutting ceremony, fun, prizes and free swim lessons. All got a look at the beautiful indoor pool that had been built into a pre-existing strip center.

Seal Swim School began in 1987 and has grown to five locations across Tampa Bay teaching swimming, safety, and survival in all classes. It accepts students from age 0–adult, and those with special needs. Visit at 10459 Gibsonton Dr. in Riverview (Lowe’s Plaza). Call 621-7946. Visit www.sealswimschool.com.

GRCC Celebrates 45th Anniversary Of B. Lee Elam, P.A.

B. Lee Elam, P.A. law office, located in Brandon celebrated 45 years and a new office, located at 137 S. Parsons Ave. in Brandon. An official ribbon cutting ceremony was held. In the last 45 years, B. Lee Elam, P.A. has helped over 2500 clients and has been a pillar in this community. He has been involved in numerous charitable events throughout his life and the Community Roundtable’s annual golf tournament has been named in his honor for the last 16 years. Call 685-5661 to speak with Donelle White or email dwhite@bleeelamlaw.net. Visit http://leeelam.com.

GRCC Welcomes Dash Properties

Dave Buschman, owner of Dash Properties, was welcomed with an official ribbon cutting. Members of GRCC’s Taking Care of Business (TCOB) group as well as GRCC Ambassadors were on hand for the celebration. Dash Properties provides background screenings for landlords, property managers, employers, schools, and medical offices. It has customized search packages for your industry that are comprehensive and intelligently designed. If you need a background check, call 440-7168 to talk with Dave or email dave@dash.properties. Visit https://dash.properties

Opening of Azola Apartments Celebrated

GRCC members were joined by community and future residents at the opening of Azola Apartments, located at 9303 Cobalt Dr. in Riverview. Staff from Azola Apartments and representatives from the ZRS Management team and ZOM development group were also on hand. Azola Apartments offers 366 luxury units with incomparable customer service, first-class amenities, and an atmosphere of comfort and convenience that quickly feels like home. Choose one, two and three-bedroom apartments with amenities like a refreshing resort-style pool with beach entry and cabanas, state-of-the-art fitness center and clubhouse. Call 370-1359. Visit www.azolabrandonfl.com.

FBC Mortgage – Team Wheeler’s Third Anniversary

GRCC members were invited to celebrate with new member, Lisa Wheeler of FBC Mortgage – Team Wheeler. In the business for 25 years, she joined FBC Mortgage, a Top 20 National Mortgage Lender three years ago, and prides herself on being efficient and seamless while never sacrificing her integrity for either. She is also an active member of The Tampa Jeep Krewe raising money and gifts for the children at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital – Christmas in July event. Many attendees brought new, unwrapped toys for this collection. Last year she helped the organization raise $20,000. She is located at 659 W. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon. Call 967-3694 or visit www.lisa-wheeler.net.

Rowdy’s Pet Resorts, LLC Welcomed To the Community

GRCC welcomed Rowdy’s Pet Resorts, LLC, 13141 Kings Lake Dr. in Gibsonton to its family and the community. Owner, Danielle Judge was thrilled to welcome everyone to this new facility and tell them about what Rowdy’s offers. It features interactive boarding that includes playrooms, interaction with other pets and staff and plenty of potty breaks. For pets staying overnight, they will have an individual suite with their own raised bed and plush blanket. Rowdy’s also features a self-wash station and full-service baths. Call 512-7192 or email Bark@RowdysPetResort.com.

Pediatric Dentist Celebrates New Office

GRCC members were invited to celebrate with valued member, Jenny Edwards, PLLC – Pediatric Dentist with a ribbon cutting. From the teeth-shaped petals on the wall flowers to the kid sized exam chairs, it was easy to see that her spaces were definitely designed with kids in mind. After receiving her degree from University of Florida, Dr. Jenny became Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry in 2013. Call 530-0111 or visit www.drjennypd.com. The office is located in Winthrop Town Centre at 11246 Sullivan St. in Riverview and is open Monday–Tuesday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesday–Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.