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Custom Tropical Travel E-mail
Written by Vivian McBride and Laura-Jean Goodsell   

In September, 2009, two friends, Vivian McBride and Laura-Jean Goodsell, decided to open their own travel agency with a twist. Rather than taking orders, they go to the customers to custom fit anything from day trips to student senior trips, church trips to senior citizen trips, unusual parties and party buses, and even family reunions. They are working on a way to provide bus trips to the Rays games this summer.

Riverview Security Company Shakes The Industry With Innovative HR Approach E-mail
Written by Jonathan Hayden Owner and Chief, Protective Services of Florida   
The past few years has seen an interesting trend among some of the most successful corporations in the country. It seems that the powers that be in these organizations have figured out that happy employees who are treated well equals increased production, better customer relations and higher profits.
Four Paws Veterinary Hospital E-mail
Written by Dr. Kim Tyson   

Dr. Kim Tyson grew up in Brandon, Fl with her parents Joe and Theresa Wehinger and brother Joe. Dr. Tyson developed an early interest in medicine and a deep love for animals. She graduated from Brandon High in 1985 and started her studies at the University of South Florida. After two years, she transferred to the University of Florida where she received her B.S. degree in Microbiology in 1989 and later her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

Royal and Company Mortgage Company E-mail
Written by Kathi Royal   
Kathi Royal is the president of Royal & Company Mortgage Corporation, a Brandon based mortgage company. Kathi has been a Brandon resident for 39 years. She graduated from Brandon High School and went right into the mortgage business. After 24 years of working for different mortgage companies in the Brandon area she created her own company in June of 2007.
Alpaugh Plumbing E-mail
Written by Mandy Alpaugh   
Alpaugh Plumbing is a third generation plumbing company started in 1947 owned by Robert B. Alpaugh. They provide residential and commercial service in new construction and remodeling. They repair and install water heaters, do re-pipes and sewer replacements, and can provide video inspection.
SmartHealth Inc - Chuck Volosin, Agent E-mail
Written by Chuck Volosin   

Chuck Volosin with SmartHealth is originally from Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Florida in 2000.  He has been in customer service for over 20 yrs, and management for over 10 yrs.  His mission is to help individuals, families, small businesses, and self employed folks make smart decisions with their health and life insurance needs.

Athena Granite And Marble E-mail
Written by Scott Tranum and Greg Fiorisi   

Athena Granite And Marble was opened by Scott Tranum and Greg Fiorisi in 2002. They specialize in custom stone countertops for kitchens and baths including islands and high bars. Their design specialists enjoy assisting customers with unique and creative design ideas. They also supply granite, marble, travertine and slate tiles in a variety of sizes. Their mission is to provide knowledge of natural stone, as well as to provide unsurpassed custom work completed in a timely manner.

Franks & Subs Opens Second Store E-mail
Written by Anna Santana   

The folks at Franks and Subs opened their second store at 13428 Boyette Rd,Riverview, FL 33569. It's located at the intersection of Bell Shoals Rd and Boyette Rd in Riverview. This store is also owned by Anna Santana and Estella Santana, as is the first one.

The Urban Culinary Cuisine Cafe E-mail
Written by Rose Saxton, Owner Urban Culinary Cuisine Cafe   

The Southern Cuisine of Urban Culinary Cuisine Cafe and Executive Chef John Saxton is a favorite of Deiah Riley, News Anchor on ABC Action News. Chef Saxton was recently a guest in the ABC Studios on "Positively Tampa Bay", a segment which follows ABC Action News at Noon and hosted by ABC Community Affairs Director Lissette Campos.

Kidz Galore & More E-mail
Written by Laurie Conover, Executive Assistant   

Kidz Galore & More- On Saturday, January 23rd and Sunday, January 24th, 2010  Kidz Galore & More will have their Grand Opening. There will be a bounce house along with a fire truck and 15% off of everything in the store, so parents should bring the camera and your appetite. Refreshments will be served too.

Comfort Keepers® Hires NEW Business Development Coordinator E-mail
Written by Jennifer M. Baker   

Jennifer Baker Joins Local Franchise to Provide Comfort to Area Families

Sun City Center, Fl – Fred & Tatiana Svejda owners of Comfort Keepers of Sun City Center & Brandon, FL, recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Baker as Business Development Coordinator.

Frank Serio, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Instructor And Sam Cook, Realtor E-mail
Written by Stacy Self   
Frank Serio, Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) instructor and Sam Cook, Realtor, at the National Association or Realtors Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource Certification seminar, held November 24, 2009 at the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors office in Tampa.
Caring Insurance Agent Touches the Lives of Medicare Clients E-mail
Written by Loretta Border   
Doreen Patterson is an insurance agent with a cause; and that cause is to match her clients with the insurance product that best fits their needs.  And when it comes to Medicare, she is an expert!
S & S Tacos/Pizzas & Stuff Toys 4 Tunes Drive Huge Success E-mail
Written by Mike Self II   

On Dec 3, 2009, S & S Tacos/Pizzas & Stuff kicked off their first ever Toys 4 Tunes drive in support of the Toys for Tots charity drive. With a packed house and live entertainment from acoustic duo Zebron & James, they overfilled the toy donation box with new unwrapped toys for children of the South Shore area.  S & S is looking forward to making this an annual event. 

America’s Office Source E-mail
Written by Kristie Mahoney   
There are many benefits of using America’s Office Source for your everyday office supply needs. These include next day delivery, no minimum order size requirements, no freight charges, dedicated customer service staff and not a call center customer staff,
Brandon Sports And Aquatic Center Launches Cutting Edge Website Designed By Green Leaves Web Design E-mail
Written by Lori Bukaweski, Director of Marketing and Member Services   
Seminole, Fla., Nov 13, 2009 – Green Leaves Web Design is proud to announce the launch of Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center’s new cutting-edge website. Green Leaves Web Designs (http://www.greenleaveswebdesigns.com) was selected to help bring the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center to the Web 2.0 world with a Web Content Management System (CMS). Lori Bukaweski has proudly taken hold of her new role as BSAC’s Web Master/ Content Administrator. “I’m thrilled to be able to quickly make instant updates to our website,” says Bukaweski.
StartupNation Honors Nation’s Top Home Businesses of 2009 E-mail
Written by Jeff Mars   

Design Goddess Wins Top Ten Honors in Business Competition in the Recession Busters Category

Riverview, Florida – [November 16, 2009]Design Goddess has been recognized by StartupNation (http://www.startupnation.com) as a Top Ten business in its 2009 Home Based 100 competition under the category of Recession Busters.

Serenity Stream Yoga & Wellness Center E-mail
Written by Sandy Nitch   
Yoga And Relief
Sarah Gauta  is one of the Yoga instructors at Serenity Stream Yoga & Wellness Center in Riverview, Florida.  Sarah is trained in the Kripalu tradition of yoga, which focuses on creating deeper self-awareness and an appreciation of the inner experience, leading to a practice that becomes a "meditation in motion."
Chaberek Family Christmas Trees serves SE Hillsborough County E-mail
Written by Darlene Chaberek   

Tents and Stuff owners, Ted and Darlene Chaberek, will be opening Chaberek Family Christmas trees Thanksgiving week.  The lot will be located at Newsome High School in Fishhawk.  They will be selling fresh North Carolina Fraser Fir trees under a 40’ X 120’ tent, along with fresh wreaths and fresh garland.

Franks and Subs E-mail
Written by Anna Santana   

Franks and Subs- Opened on 8/29/09 at 10451 Gibsonton Drive on the corner of Rt. 301 in the Lowe’s Shopping Center. The restaurant is owned by Anna Santana and Estella Santana and is totally family owned and operated.

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