Edited by Jenny Bennett

Essentials Of Brandon Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Essentials of Brandon has certainly grown over the last 10 years, not only by expanding its staff but also by expanding the services offered in an attempt to stay relevant and up to date on the latest trends for both health and beauty.

Essentials started out with two stylist chairs when it moved to this location, and after two years it out grew that space and added five additional stylist chairs, and in 2018 it introduced the newest addition to its 6000 sq. ft. spa, a beautiful hair suite that allows its hair stylist to assist clients by offering a wide variety of hair services.

Essentials of Brandon is incredibly thankful to its clients and their continued support over the last 10 years. A lot of its success stems from being available to its clients at all hours of the day each week.

Giving its clients flexibility to schedule appointments at their leisure, it is open seven days a week, with scheduling appointments available, from Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and on Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Essentials of Brandon is located at 3405 Brook Crossing Dr. in Brandon. Visit www.brandonessentials.com to find out more or call 681-1110 to schedule an appointment.

LeAnne’s Cookies Celebrates 34 Years In Business

As a finance major at the University of Central Florida, one of LeAnne Crabtree’s required marketing projects was to plan and set up a business, keep accurate records and report any profits or losses her business generated. LeAnne decided to bake and sell cookies, which were an instant hit with the college students, professors, neighbors and friends, who all bought all the cookies she could produce.

LeAnne immediately made a profit, but her professor gave her a ‘C,’ emphatically stating, “People are becoming too health conscious and will no longer eat cookies; therefore, this business will not be a success.”

That class was 34 years ago; LeAnne decided to ignore her professor’s criticism.

To find out more about LeAnne’s delicious cookies, visit her website at www.leannescookies.com.

Master Garage Door Co. Celebrates 23 Years

Steve and Tawnie Manning have been in the garage door industry for 42 years and are celebrating the opening of their own business, Master Garage Door Co., 23 years ago this month.

Family-owned and operated since 1997, Master Garage Door Co. has been serving the community and offering the highest quality service and parts. It features C.H.I. garage doors and LiftMaster garage door openers and is an accredited member of the International Door Association.

Its hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit its website, mastergaragedoor.com, or www.facebook.com/mastergaragedoor/ for more information.

Popular Chick-N-Bones Cafe & Catering Co. Under New Ownership

Peter and Tina Madsen, founders of Fresh Original Food, a local catering and meal prep service, are excited to announce the purchase of Chick-N-Bones Cafe & Catering Co. from its founders, Don and Danita Boyer.

The cafe has been serving the Brandon community fresh and delicious flame-broiled chicken, ribs, Latin-style pork, salads and sandwiches for the last 23 years.

“Tina and I became fans of Chick-N-Bones back in ‘99 and were thrilled when Don offered to transition this great business from his family to ours,” said Peter.

Danita is remaining as a key part of the cafe throughout the business transition, as will long-term employee José Rodriguez.

“We look forward to many more years of serving the community through all three food-related businesses.”

BayCare Medical Group Welcomes New Doctor

Dr. Richa K. Patel, MD recently joined BayCare Medical Group at the BayCare HealthHub, located at 2470 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico.

Dr. Patel is board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine with a specialty in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Dr. Patel is affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital – South in Riverview and is accepting new patients ages 18 and older.

To learn more about Dr. Patel, visit DrRichaPatel.org. To make an appointment, call 586-8530.

Canine Cabana Is Now Offering Spa Services

Canine Cabana has recently expanded their services to include spa baths and treatments for your dog, just in time for the upcoming holiday season.

Regularly scheduled, high-quality baths promote an overall healthier dog by proactively addressing skin, coat and shedding concerns. Not only does it offer exceptional groom baths, Canine Cabana has options for healthy skin, coat and shedding control treatments

Appointments are scheduled with one of its certified groom technicians; appointments can be booked independently or with any of its daycare, lodging or training services seven days a week. A few Canine Cabana customers who received spa services raved about the quality and exceptional service.

“I just love the spa days at Canine Cabana because he looks so fresh and fluffy. They are great with him and he loves them so much,” stated customer Hillary about her dog, Teddy.

Canine Cabana is a premium pet lodging facility offering overnight accommodations, fun doggy daycare, enrichment activities, spa services and training. It is located at 9708 Carr Rd. in Riverview.

If you would like additional information, please contact Angie Pickren at 672-9663 or email angie@caninecabana.biz.

The Flying Locksmiths Celebrates Four-Year Anniversary

Michael and Tammy Broussard, owners of The Flying Locksmiths, recently celebrated their four-year anniversary. The Flying Locksmiths has been installing confidence since 1946 and its technicians are well-versed in a large array of commercial security work.

It offers access control, doors, intercoms, locks, safes, COVID-19 solutions and more, along with commercial service and dedication to customer service, commitment to quality workmanship and passion for identifying the newest industry technology.

The Flying Locksmiths is located at 156 E. Bloomingdale Ave. in Brandon. For more information, visit https://flyinglocksmiths.com, and you can reach them by calling 716-5341.

Custom-Fit Earbuds Available From Florida E.N.T. & Allergy

Part of creating an essential at-home tool kit during this time is to find a reliable and secure pair of earbuds that combine comfort and convenience. Generic factory earbuds can cause pain in the ear and tend to fall out easily.

Florida E.N.T. & Allergy is offering one-of-a-kind earbuds that are customized for every patient. The earbud moldings are shaped precisely to the unique contours of your ear, providing comfort and great sound quality.

The earbuds are created and returned approximately 7-10 days later and the correct fitting is then ensured by an audiologist. They come in a wide range of colors and can be made to fit many headphone brands and models.

For more information or to learn about other products and services offered by Florida E.N.T. & Allergy, visit www.FloridaENTandAllergy.com or call 879-8045.

Register Now For Firearm & Family Safety Training Classes

Simon Firearm & Family Safety Training is offering Concealed Carry and Home Defense Fundamentals classes on Saturday, November 28 and December 12.

“It’s our mission to keep people safe and make communities safer,” said Cora Simon, co-owner of Simon Firearm & Family Safety Training.

It also offers Damsel in Defense personal protective items designed specially for women.

To learn more about the various classes offered, visit https://www.facebook.com/Simon-Firearm-Family-Safety-Training-386575622207598/, email James Simon at BeSafe@SimonSafetyTraining.com or call 363-7576.

Pepin Academies Receives Free Antimicrobial Cleaning Services

Bio-Safe Surfaces and partner Pro Clean USA are providing free deep cleaning and sanitation services for all three of Pepin Academies’ campuses for the entire 2020-2021 school year. The services are in response to Pepin Academies’ call for donations as part of its Adopt-a-Classroom and Adopt-a-Student campaigns.

“We saw the news that Pepin Academies Foundation is launching fundraising campaigns to help students and teachers, and it was an easy decision for both our companies,” said Michael Fineo, Bio-Safe Surfaces’ chief executive officer. “This will create and maintain a safer environment for the entire administration, teachers, staff and, of course, for all of the special needs students and their families.”

To learn more about Bio-Safe Surfaces and its services, visit www.bio-safesurfaces.com.

Southwest Florida Rheumatology Updates Office

Southwest Florida Rheumatology is excited to announce its newly renovated and upgraded Riverview office at 11954 Boyette Rd. The space has been redesigned to promote a calm, therapeutic environment for patient care.

It is also pleased to introduce its clinical team of registered nurses, Jennifer and Raquel, at both the Riverview and Sun City Center locations, who will be using their years of experience to provide outstanding infusion and outpatient rheumatology experiences.

To schedule an appointment, call 672-2243. Visit swflrheum.com for more information.

Kenneth Schriver Joins Brandon Realty

Brandon Realty is proud to announce that Kenneth Schriver has joined its dedicated team of knowledgeable agents. Brandon Realty is located at 211 N. Parsons Ave. and is an independently owned and operated affiliate of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates.

For more information, visit brandonrealtyinc.com or call 689-1500.