Central Hillsborough County Chamber of Commerce - Noteworthy March 2024

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An official publication of the Central Hillsborough County Chamber of Commerce

NOTEWORTHY
MARCH 2024

CHCC Office:

6152 Delancey Station Street Suite 205 Riverview, FL 33578

www.riverviewchamber.com

813-234-5944

Office Hours:

Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fri. 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Ny'Kole

CHCC Staff

ofit members. support these ts play a vital ng a wide d eral compelling reasons why supporting nonprofits is essential:

Addressing Critical Needs: Nonprofits often fill gaps where government programs or private initiatives fall short. They provide essential services and support to vulnerable populations, including the homeless, the hungry, and those in need of medical care. By supporting nonprofits, we can help ensure that these critical needs are met within our communities.

Empowering Communities: Nonprofits empower individuals and communities by providing access to resources, education, and opportunities for growth. They offer programs and initiatives that promote economic development, job training, and educational attainment, helping to create more equitable and prosperous communities for all.

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constantly seeking new and creative so s incubators for ideas, initiatives, and projects that have the potential to make a significant impact on society. By supporting nonprofits, we can fuel innovation and foster a culture of problem-solving and progress.

Maximizing Impact: Nonprofits are known for their ability to leverage resources and maximize impact. With dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters, nonprofits are able to achieve remarkable results even with limited funding. By supporting nonprofits financially or through volunteerism, individuals and organizations can amplify their impact and make a tangible difference in the lives of others.

Building Stronger Communities: Nonprofits strengthen the social fabric of our communities by fostering connections, promoting civic engagement, and building solidarity among diverse groups. They create opportunities for collaboration and cooperation, helping to build stronger, more resilient communities that are better equipped to tackle shared challenges.

In conclusion, supporting nonprofits is not just about giving back—it's about investing in the well-being and future of our communities. Whether through financial contributions, volunteerism, or advocacy, each of us has the power to make a positive difference through our support of nonprofit organizations. I urge you to consider joining me in supporting these valued members of our Chamber, and other worthy causes that are making a meaningful impact in our world.

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GRCC Board of Directors ______________________________________ GRCC Ambassador Team ______________________________________ Welcome New Members ______________________________________ Renewing Members ___________________________________________ Signature Events in 2024 _____________________________________ Chamber Connections ________________________________________ Chamber Committees ________________________________________ Chamber Happenings _________________________________________ Nonprofit Member Highlight __________________________________ In the Know ___________________________________________________ Education and Training ________________________________________ Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies ___________________________________ GRCC Calendars _______________________________________________ 5 Directory 6 7 - 9 10 - 14 15 16 - 20 21 - 22 23 - 26 27 - 31 32 - 44 45 - 47 48 49 - 50 51 - 52 PAGE Your Chamber Membership: Expands your network Provides key business resources Supports your professional development Increases your credibility Helps you make business contacts

Board of Directors

Chair of the Board Tammy See OEL Heating & Cooling Treasurer Theresa Sharkey Your Pie Past Chair Michael Broussard The Flying Locksmiths Jim Johnson Board Emeritus Dave Boyle YMCA Camp Cristina Jeff Campbell Lydansco Business Consulting Strategic Planning & Funding, LLC Gabriel Mbulo Edward Jones Jason Newmyer AdventHealth-Riverview Bill Short
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Elena Westrop Ron Akers FruxPay Annette Bilyeu Spectrum Reach Joel Brown Tampa Electric Patrick Downes St. Joseph Hospital South John Mayhew Mayhew Mediations

GRCC Ambassador Team

Dawn Myers Myers Law PA Elena Westrop Charity Clothing Pickup Howell Hunt Ace Hardware Joe Eletto Century 21 Beggins Joe Nichols trax - Credit Union Lisa Jordan Accent American, Inc. Jen Friedrichsen T & J Painting, LLC Craig Beckinger An ABC Event, Inc. Melissa Hartmann Osprey Observer Melissa Canfield Grease Monkey
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Pat Magruder Magruder Agency Paulette Y. Merchant Keller Williams South Shore Renee Scott Renee Scott Insurance Richard Rohde R Processor, Inc. Tammy See OEL Heating & Cooling
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GRCC Ambassador Team

Are you interested in becoming an Ambassador?

Ambassadors are highly visible, prestigious volunteers who serve as the Chamber's primary liaison to Chamber members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassador Team plays an essential role in member recruitment, communication, and retention. Each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions, and concerns to Chamber staff, keeping our Chamber in line with our members' desires. Each Ambassador makes a commitment to build lasting relationships with the community in order to build a loyal, committed membership base that will continue to support, participate, and invest in the Chamber. If you are interested in being an Ambassador or would like more information, please contact Sheri today at (813) 2345944 or Sheri@RiverviewChamber.com

Ambassador of the Month January, 2024

Congratulations to the Ambassador of the Month for January, 2024 - Jen Friedrichsen with T & J Painting, LLC. T & J Painting is your commercial and residential painting specialist. They work with a wide variety of unique clientele from the residential homeowner to multi-family apartment and condos. Licensed and insured since 2010, T & J Painting has built a strong reputation based on quality, expertise, communication, service, community involvement, and a commitment to building a stronger community through high quality partners and projects.

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10 Floor & Decor Hannah Hudson www.Flooranddecor.com Welcome New Members! Amazing Lash Studio Tampa OSHA Response Assistan, LLC Shara Francis www.osharesponse.com Mike J’s Auto Detailing Bradley Vaval (561) 316-8397 Sylvie Rachelle Etiquette Sylvie Rachelle Vaval www.officialsylvie.com Payant Wealth Management Group Robyn Payant www.payantwealthmanagementgroup.com
Brandon Hyundai Tim Jamil www.brandonhyundai.com Canopy Road Cafe Mike Przybycin www.canopyroadcafe.com 11 Trifecta Cigar Lounge Tony Allaire www.trifectacigar.com Welcome New Members! Mission BBQ Mark Brown www.mission-bbq.com WAF Consulting, LLC Wayne Forde www.wafconsultancy.com Florin Roebig Courtney Johnson www.florinroebig.com/caraccidents/florida/riverview

Dr. Deborah Hawkes

www.drdeborahhawkes.com

Hillsborough

Danielle Moreda

www.hillstax.org

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Jonathan Trimboli

www.supersudztampa.com

Danielle Moreda

www.lattitude27riverview.com

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Dr. Deborah Hawkes Enterprises, LLC
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County Tax Collector
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Health Ministry Center & Research - Ollie Anum
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Welcome New Members!

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If you are in your first year of membership, we invite you to attend the Year One Club! In this smaller group setting, you will forge new connections, learn new business development skills from featured speakers, practice networking skills, and have fun!

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Welcome New Members!

Next Steps: Next Steps: "I've joined the Chamber. "I've joined the Chamber. Now what?" Now what?"

Everyone utilizes their Chamber membership differently. Here are a few suggestions to help you use your Chamber benefits effectively!

Log into your Member Portal

Completely fill out your company information. This information is what will be seen by consumers searching our Business Directory, so don’t forget your business hours, directions, and full contact information.

If you are an Enhanced or higher member, be sure to take advantage of uploading photos! This is YOUR ad - make the most of it!

Include your staff in the membership - add them as reps. The Chamber offers a variety of opportunities that will benefit employees throughout your organization.

Attend the next Member360 Meeting

To get an in depth look at all of the opportunities available to you as a Chamber Member, attend this important orientation meeting.

Make Connections

Consider joining a committee, volunteer, and attend networking meetings, luncheons, and Ribbon Cuttings to become more plugged in.

Questions? Call Sheri at 813-234-5944

Use the Chamber’s Marketing Tools

Display your business cards in our Chamber display case at the CHCC office. Be sure to keep this supplied so that your cards can be shared with the many visitors at the Chamber office.

Download the CHCC Logo to display on your website, and proudly display your plaque and decal at your place of business.

Utilize the "Hot Deal" feature to share coupons or discounts.

Publish a Press Release with any newsworthy news about your business.

Put your events on the Community Calendar on the website, and let the staff know if you have something important to share on social media.

Stay Informed

Like and follow us on Facebook and Linkedin to stay up to date with Chamber and Central Hillsborough County Community News.

Be sure to read the weekly update emailed to you - Week at a Glance - to stay up to date with Chamber news and events.

Watch for the monthly newsletterNoteworthy - for important information, new member recognition, and more!

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15 25 Years South State Bank www.southstatebank.com 12 Years OneBlood, Inc. www.oneblood.org HiTech Automotive www.hitechautomotiveofbrandon.com The Regent www.experiencetheregent.com 10 Years Southshore Insurance Professionals www.southshoreins.com 8 Years Dowd Law www.dowdlaw.com Stanley Steemer www.stanleysteemer.com 7 Years Fishhawk Spartans www.fishhawkspartans.com 6 Years Dash Properties www.dash.properties Water Smart Tots, Inc .www.WaterSmartTots.org Thank you Renewing Members! 6 Years Water Smart Tots, Inc .www.WaterSmartTots.org 5 Years Bayside Community ChurchRiverview Campus www.mybayside.church 2 Years Eye Candy Prints www.eyecandyprints.com Pure Romance Parties by Trish, LLC www.pureromancebytrish.com Signal Integrity Solutions www.cybot.world SMO Printing www.SMOPrinting.com StratusComm - Managed IT Services www.cybot.world Stephen Ng Financial Group www.stephenngfg.com 1 Year Healthcare Solutions TeamRiverview www.hst-brandon.com MRS Insurance, LLC www.mrs-insurance.com

Upcoming Signature Events

Join members and guests of the Central Hillsborough County Chamber of Commerce for our 2024 Legislative Wrap Up at The Regent. As the Florida Legislature's Session comes to a close, hear from key lawmakers on their experience this session, which bills passed, which did not, and the legislative impact on business.

MONTHLY MEMBER LUNCHEON

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Upcoming Signature Events

Join us for the CHCC Annual Golf Tournament! The midway of vendors will be located around the putting green area and the tournament will have an opening celebration with shotgun start. There will be raffles prizes, tournament prizes, a silent auction, and dinner to round off the event.

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Upcoming Signature Events

The Central Hillsborough County Chamber of Commerce has a full calendar of Signature Events designed to showcase your business, allow you to make important connections, to serve the community, and to keep you informed of the political landscape of Hillsborough County. One of the best marketing tools the Chamber offers is the opportunity for your company to sponsor a Chamber event. This advertising opportunity allows you to establish brand association with Chamber events, achieve publicity on social media and with local press partners, connect with the community, and develop new business relationships. Please visit the event pages for more information about sponsoring one of these events!

Community members are encouraged to support local CHCC restaurants through dine in, takeout, or ordering delivery during the month of June. In this initiative, our goal is to increase community exposure and social media engagement for our local food & beverage establishments. In this event, participants are supporting local, having fun, getting out of their comfort zone to try new restaurants, and winning prizes!

Each year, the Central Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce rallies the community to present the Teaching to Excellence celebration. The purpose of this event is to warmly welcome the teachers new to the community from local public, private, and charter schools; and also to honor each of these school's Teachers of the Year.

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Upcoming Signature Events

Central Hillsborough County Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a Political Forum. Meet the candidates as you mix and mingle, ask questions, and become educated on where the candidates stand. The evening culminates with a Straw Poll conducted by the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections.

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Join us for the FIRST annual Trick or Treat Fall Bazaar! There will be a marketplace with over 100 vendors, food trucks, activities for the kids, a HAY RIDE, performers, and more!

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Join CHCC for the Light Up Winthrop Holiday Market! This festive holiday event features a Tree Lighting Ceremony, photos with Santa, games and crafts for the children, and live entertainment throughout. Over 100 vendors light up the night with a holiday market throughout the square, and food trucks offering food and drink. You don’t want to miss this exciting holiday event!

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Chamber Connections

Networking groups are open to entire membership and members may attend for free. Visitors may attend twice for free. You may attend one or all at any time.

AFTER 5 will be held at rotating locations of CHCC restaurant members each month.

Held once a quarter. Watch the Week at a Glance for your next chance to participate!

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Chamber Connections

Networking is about building relationships.

InnovateHer is about more than networking. It is a place for professional women to grow, support, motivate, and inspire each other while learning business and leadership skills. InnovateHer will meet monthly. Free for CHCC members to attend. Non-members may attend for $25.00 per meeting charge.

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Young Professionals Association is a group for professionals, ages 21 to 35, who are looking to build relationships with peers. This group will provide the opportunity for young professionals to network and build relationships with other individuals who are at the same place in their careers. Free for CHCC members to attend. Non-members may attend for $25.00 per meeting charge.

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Chamber Committees

New Committee!

Are you interested in Government Affairs? Would you like to help advocate for local business owners? If you would like to be a part of this newly formed CHCC Government Affairs Committee, please email CEO@riverviewchamber.com and you will be added to the contact list for future communication and meeting schedule. The purpose of this committee is to serve as a vital platform for reviewing County, State, and Federal laws that may or can impact local businesses. The committee's aim will be to facilitate an in-depth analysis of proposed legislation, advocate for policies that promote economic growth and entrepreneurship, and provide a forum for members to voice their concerns and suggestions regarding legislative matters.

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Chamber Committees

Friday, May 10

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

CHCC Conference Room Register

The Central Hillsborough County Chamber of Commerce (CHCC) Military Affairs Committee is dedicated to serving and supporting our military (past, present and families) in the community through advocating and educating the Chamber and community in how they can assist and participate in enriching the lives of our military community.

Co-Chairs: Joe Eletto, Century 21 Beggins Richard Rohde, R Processor, Inc.

Are you, or a member of your organization, a military veteran? We want to recognize you! Please click here to submit your information. Each month a military veteran is recognized at the CHCC Monthly Luncheon. We also encourage you to participate in the Military Affairs Committee!

Military Recognition

Michael “Mikey” Robert Blewett Jr. is currently on staff at Extraordinary Church and is the Campus Pastor at Recovery Church Movement Brandon. He has been married to his wife Jennifer for 14 years and they have 3 boys, Michael (12), Chance (10), and Elijah (7). Born and raised in the Tampa Bay Area, Michael joined the United States Army in June 2008 where he was trained as a medical laboratory technician. Michael completed his distinguished military service in July 2022. His assignments included: Biomedical Research Sergeant, Fort Rucker, Alabama, Point-of-care coordinator, Fort Carson, Colorado, Microbiology Specialist, Yongsan, Seoul, South Korea, Medical Laboratory Technician, Fort Riley, Kansas.

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Chamber Committees

Military Recognition (cont’d)

Michael’s personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal (9 awards), Good Conduct Medal (3 awards), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NonCommissioned Office Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Throughout Michael’s military service, he has volunteered in various capacities with numerous different organizations in the local communities to which he was assigned. Michael participated in numerous district parades and other community outreach events for the local school district in Widefield, CO. He also volunteered his time in the local elementary school assisting in organizing and setting up festivals, field trips, field days and presentations. Michael served as a youth baseball and flag football coach. While Michael was assigned to Fort Rucker, Alabama, he volunteered as a youth baseball coach and was a firefighter with the Battens Volunteer fire department and served as the secretary of the Coffee County Firefighter’s association.

Michael spent time as a service leader with HighPointe Church, Enterprise, Alabama in the HighPointe Kids ministry.

In December 2023, Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree, in Psychology: Addictions and Recovery from Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia.

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Chamber Committees

Now meeting the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Chamber Office 10:00 AM

The Central Hillsborough County Economic Development Committee is a specialized group established with the primary goal of fostering economic growth, prosperity, and sustainability. The Committee collaborates to identify opportunities and address challenges related to economic development. Its responsibilities include conducting research and analysis to assess the local economic landscape, identifying key industries or sectors for growth, developing strategies to attract investment and business development, and advocating for policies that support economic vitality and the Chamber. The Committee also plays a pivotal role in implementing initiatives aimed at job creation, workforce development, infrastructure enhancement, and promoting entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Chamber Happenings

CHCC Hosts Nonprofit Showcase

On March 16, the Central Hillsborough County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Nonprofit Showcase for its nonprofit members. The Showcase was held in collaboration with the well established Winthrop Pop Up Market that is held monthly for 8 months of the Year. The Chamber’s goal was to create an event where the nonprofit members could share information about their individual organizations, and the public would learn how they could donate, support, and volunteer for these community organizations.

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Experienced Autism Alliance ECHO - Emergency Care Help Organization
Hillsborough
Helping Veterans, Inc.
Bikes for Christ
County Veterans

Chamber Happenings

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Florida Guardian Ad Litem Bayside Community Church - Riverview
Academies Critter Adoption and Rescue Effort
Pepin Campo Family YMCA Cookson Hills Family Ministries of Florida

Chamber Happenings

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Benv Health Ministry Center & Research
Retreat for Heroes Friends of the Riverview Library
Extraordinary Church Riverview Water Smart Tots Impact Program, Inc.

Chamber Happenings

The Central Hillsborough County Chamber of Commerce hosted their monthly luncheon on February 27, 2024, at the Winthrop Barn Theatre in Winthrop Town Center. The February luncheon was sponsored by Corporate Member, Tampa Electric Company. Following the opening welcome by CHCC CEO, Ny’Kole Krivda, Pastor Craig Swartz of Redeemer Church gave the invocation. Rich Rohde of R Processor, Inc. presented the month’s military recognition of Michael “Mikey” Blewett of Extraordinary Church. Past Chair, Michael Broussard of The Flying Locksmiths, delivered the Board Chair message and recognized the 25 renewing members.

The TECO Director of Regional Affairs, Jimmy Adcock, spoke to the crowd, and introduced JW Wyche, TECO External Affairs Manager, who spoke about TECO’s Storm Protection Program. The 15 new members were introduced by Board Member John R. Mayhew of Mayhew Mediations.

Ron Akers of FruxPay and Elena Westrop of Charity Clothing Pick Up addressed the crowd presenting the the upcoming Annual Golf Tournament and explaining the many ways the members can become involved. Ny’Kole Krivda returned to the mic and spoke of the upcoming Nonprofit Showcase and encouraged members to come out for the event.

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Chamber Happenings

The event ended with Michael Broussard presenting closing remarks and the drawing for the door prizes. Meeting partners were Fancy That Specialty Linens, Gerardo Luna Photography, and MJI Media. The delicious lunch was prepared and served by CHCC member, Frankie’s Italian Deli.

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CHCC Nonprofit Members

The Angel Foundation FL partners with businesses and individuals to be a caring resource for families in our community experiencing temporary crisis due to a life-threatening illness or catastrophe.

www.angelfoundationfl.com

The people of Bayside are friendly, genuine, and real they have struggles and successes just like you and they don’t come to church pretending to have life figured out.

www.mybayside.church

Battle Tampa Bay

Bridging the gap of health awareness, self-improvement and development from all ages by hosting various sports events around the Tampa Bay region, together with the best athletes from around the world.

www.battleusa.org

Bikes For Christ is the premier provider of transportation in Tampa Bay to agencies that work directly with clients in need. Currently we work with approximately 50 organizations.

www.Bikes4Christ.com

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

Bloomingdale Library houses a collection of over 105,000 items for all ages - a broad range of popular fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, music CDs, books on CD, periodicals and Spanish language materials.

www.hcplc.org

Campo Family YMCA

The Y is a community cornerstone in the USA, serving the general public for more than 160 years. It's more than a fitness center; it's one of the most effective charitable organizations in the country

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations,.

www.tampabayscouting.org

Center Place offers cultural enrichment opportunities for all ages through a variety of programs including original art exhibits, art education and the performing arts.

www.tampaymca.org

www.centerplacebrandon.com

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Nonprofit Highlight

D&LCare Services

Pre-employment transition services, vocational adjustment training, vocational evaluation, functional assessments, case management, reliable and safe accessible transportation and other community integration services to seniors, veterans and individuals with intellectual development disability.

www.dlcarefl.com

Easterseals Florida provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easterseals Florida offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

www.easterseals.com/florida

Family Ministries began as a satellite unit of Cookson Hills Christian Ministries around 1976. Since then, we’ve expanded to become the large community that makes up Family Ministries of Florida. In order to take its mission a step forward, we began a collaboration with Legacy Christian Academy that still runs today.

www.familyministriesfl.org

C.A.R.E. is a 501 (c)(3) public charity; a no-kill animal shelter for neglected, unwanted cats and dogs with a mission to reduce the number of homeless and abandoned animals through adoption, sterilization and education.

www.careshelter.org

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

ECHO’s mission is to assist residents of Hillsborough County in crisis with emergency food and clothing, offering life stabilizing programs and resources.Your donation of new or gently used clothes, houseware items and decor, helps makes every dollar go further at ECHO.

www.echofl.org

We meet at Bloomingdale High School every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We’re here to help people know God, find freedom, discover their purpose and make a difference. Whether you’re new to church, have been a Christian for many years, or are looking for a fresh start, you’re welcome here.

www.extraordinarychurch.net

The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was specifically designed to link families to local resources and offer one-on-one consulting to help parents and caregivers navigate through the process of diagnosis and beyond.

www.autismalliancefl.org

The Firehouse Cultural Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, was first developed and sponsored as a project of the Ruskin Community Development Foundation (RCDF), a nonprofit focused on supporting the development of significant community projects. Firehouse Cultural Center is a unique hub for arts and education.

www.firehouseculturalcenter.org

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

First Baptist Church of Riverview is a place to meet Jesus and engage in lifegiving community. We long for people to authentically encounter Christ and glorify God through worship, fellowship, and service together.

www.fbcriverview.org

Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self.”

www.fishhawkriverviewrotary.org/index.php

Fishhawk Spartans are a non-profit football and cheer organization. Participant ages range from 4 to 14 yrs old. Teaching our youth life skills, through the participation and dedication to sports.

www.facebook.com/southcountyspartans

Guardian ad Litem is a state agency and volunteer organization. We recruit/train people to advocate for foster children through visits, research and court appearances. You can change a child's story!

www.galtampa.org

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

Our mission is to assist patients and their families by providing financial assistance for the purchase of WalkAide® or Bioness devices for children and adults experiencing Foot Drop. We aim to help individuals regain their independence and mobility by providing them with the necessary technology to walk again.

www.FreedomToWalkFoundation.org

Provides timely, temporary emergency assistance to local Bay Area needy veterans as a last resort when no other resources are available while bridging the gap with Federal, State and County Veteran Programs. Provide assistance with necessary utilities, transportation, food, shelter, and clothing to meet a veteran’s basic needs. Support the mission of local Veteran Programs.

www.hcveteranshelpingveterans.org

High 5 is a family-first multi-purpose facility, dedicated to making positive impacts on the lives of residents in the region and beyond. 5 Pillars in Progress: After-School, Learn to Swim, Special Needs Education and Vocational Training (children and adults), Sports and Rec, and Community Partnerships.

www.high5inc.org

Ifi (pronounced “E-Fay”, Culture in Zulu) Heritage Center Inc. is a 501(c)3 certified tax-exempt charitable organization striving to preserve authentic community and cultural history. We are inspiring people to celebrate their heritage and culture through diverse performing arts, cultural exhibits, educational programs and community outreach initiatives.

www.Ifi-HeritageCenter.org

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

The IMPACT program promotes healthy lifestyles & relationships to teens through TEEN IMPACT, to parents through our PARENT PROGRAM, and to teachers and other youth leaders through CLASSROOM EDUCATION.

www.whatisimpact.com

Mary & Martha House provides shelter & support services to victims of domestic violence and homeless women and their dependent children.

Mary & Martha House provides individualized case management for each woman to identify personal barriers and overcome them.

The mission of the Kearney Foundation is to provide assistance with education, training, and otherwise assisting in the development of children and young adults. Kearney Companies have made it a priority to give back through the creation of the Kearney Foundation.

www.thekearneycompanies.com/thekearney-foundation/

Privately funded nonprofit to feed and care for the area's homebound, disabled and elderly neighbors by the delivery of a daily meal and caring visit from a volunteer. We rely on the community for financial and volunteer support not accepting any direct government funding.

www.marymarthahouse.org

www.mowtampa.org

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

We support military men & women with donations from individuals & corporations who care. We offer 4-year college scholarships for the children of military personnel, and we also fund programs and organizations that cater to veterans and military families.

www.milfamilysupport.org

Operation International Gift of Knowledge (OIGOK) serves to provide access to education by encouraging individuals to sponsor children from impoverished countries. We believe that every child deserves to discover their God given talents to enhance their quality of life and strengthen their community.

www.oigiftofknowledge.org

Florida Blood Services provides blood for patients in the Greater Tampa Bay area on the West Coast of Florida, including the counties of Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Manatee. Giving blood is as easy as 1, 2, 3. It can take 15 minutes to about an hour, but your impact will last a lifetime.

www.oneblood.org

We, the members of the Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale, commit our time, talents and resources towards the challenge our mission statement. We continually seek the will of our Father.We are specifically called upon to help the needy and communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

www.pcob.us

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

It is our goal to reach our city with the love of Jesus. Reach City Church is a multicultural, multigenerational church in the greater Tampa Bay Area. We exist so that people can have a genuine experience with the presence of God and become part of a community of faith.

www.reachcity.com

Resurrection Catholic Church is a local church in Riverview, FL. Expect music styles such as contemporary, traditional hymns, and praise and worship. You might also find programs like children's ministry, youth group, community service, adult education, and faith and work. The church is open for private prayer during office hours. We have a food pantry on Wednesday mornings. Everyone is welcome."

Redeemer is an Evangelical church in the greater Brandon and Riverview area that is driven to developing its passion for Christ. We aspire to be a church, which equips families for service in the community and around the world through God-centered worship, a devotion to prayer and grace-driven teaching.

www.redeemerriverview.org

Healing the family unit from PTSD and Suicide Prevention for our Nation’s First Responders by providing a refuge and events where First Responders defined as Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS, 911 Telecommunicators, Veterans, ER Doctor, Nurses, Civilian Contractors, and their families can come together and heal.

www.Retreatforheroes.org

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www.resurrectioncatholicriverview.com

CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

Riverview Branch Library

The 35,000 square foot facility offers a full range of services including books, magazines, DVDs, Internet & Wi-Fi access, eight meeting rooms, screened-in reading porch, and a beautiful outdoor garden space.

www.hcplc.org

We have been worshiping God and serving the Riverview community since 1846. We're a congregation with deep roots in FL history and the Methodist movement. Here at RUMC, it is our mission to win people to Jesus Christ; to train believers to become growing disciples; and, to send disciples to impact our community and world for Jesus Christ.

www.riverviewflumc.org

Riverview Friends of the Library helps provide support and a varied menu of programs for the citizens of our community. They also operate a book store in the north lobby of the building.

www.hcplc.org

Riverview Womans Club (RWC) fund raises to provide scholarships for Riverview students, education needs, community outreach, and to promote friendships and the business of our members. Our members work hard year-round to raise money for local youth scholarships and other support of education. We are a fun eclectic group.

www.riverviewwomansclub.org

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

The Marine Corps League is a NonProfit Organization comprised of retired and former Marines and FMF Navy Corpsman, that works in the local community on various projects for community improvement.

www.mclriverview.org

The Academy at True Sanctuary of Praise is built upon the strong foundation headed by Jesus Christ and we are 100% dedicated to the advancement of your child's mind and spirit in Christ.

St. Stephen Parish and School

Inspired by the Holy Spirit and Nourished by Word and Sacrament, we are committed to Grow Together in Christ, Sharing God's Gifts by spreading the Light of Jesus Christ.

www.ststephencatholic.org

AJF serves as advocates of safe communities for children, youth, and young adults. The agency does so through advocacy, education, legal referrals and coordination of resources.

www.tsop-academy.org/home.html

www.andrewjosephfoundation.com

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

The Bridge of the Bay Community Church is a group of dynamic people who come from every walk of life. We are real people serving a living God by loving one another.

Our clinic was started in 1989 with the goal of promoting health and wellness by providing quality healthcare services, at no charge, to people without access to basic care. Our goal is to help our patients become and remain as healthy as possible.

www.facebook.com/bridgeofthebay

Sunrise is one of the largest, private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations in the country dedicated to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over the last 50 years Sunrise has increased the number of persons served from 50 people in just South Florida to over 2,000 across several states with over 3,000 exceptional employees.

www.sunrisegroup.org

www.theoutreachclinic.com

The Sylvia Thomas Center is committed to supporting families along their adoption journey to identify and manage threats to permanency. Services are individualized based on the needs of the family.

www.sylviathomascenter.org

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CHCC Nonprofit Highlight

The Trey Curry Foundation is a local nonprofit assisting children in need in our area.The foundation is committed to aiding children who have learning differences and or medical needs. An endowed scholarship has been established in the foundation name at Hillsborough Community College.

www.treycurryfoundation.org

Creating life-changing opportunities for students and their families, while helping companies grow and providing an economic catalyst for communities.

www.workforcedevelopmentpartners.com

Water Smart Tots, Inc. is a 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation dedicated to eliminating pediatric drowning in Hillsborough County. Community donations and support allow Water Smart Tots, Inc. to provide complimentary interactive water safety programs to thousands of preschoolers.

www.WaterSmartTots.org

Kids can get active and make new friends at YMCA Camp Cristina. Our 65-acre outdoor adventure camp features amenities and programs you can't find anywhere else.

www.tampaymca.org/locations

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In the Know

Florida Chamber of CommerceFlorida Scorecard

From the Florida Chamber of Commerce website, The Florida Scorecard™ is a dynamic online tool that identifies and tracks key metrics that are important to Florida’s economy today and into the future. The Florida Scorecard gives stakeholders the power to measure progress on a statewide level and within their own communities. Check back often as this information is updated regularly. Click image below to visit the FCC Scorecard.

Hillsborough County Economic Development Report

This information is collected and published to assist the business community with data relevant to evaluate the dynamic economic ecosystem and workforce potential Hillsborough County has to offer. Contact the Economic Development Department’s Corporate Business Development/Business Intelligence team at (813) 272-5560 with any questions or to provide feedback on this report. Click Hillsborough County logo above to obtain reports.

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Future Fair Hiring Event Apr. 17 and 18 The Regent Workforce Solutions Workforce Development

In the Know

Florida Legislature Passes Multiple Florida Chamber

Priorities, Making Florida Even More Competitive

Florida Chamber sees passage of multiple Chamber priorities that create regulatory certainty, improvements in education and workforce, protect critical infrastructure, further address affordability issues, improve access to healthcare and more as Florida continues its path to be the state other states look to for leadership and economic growth

TALLAHASSEE, FL (March 8, 2024) The 2024 Florida Legislative Session saw passage of several Florida Chamber priorities and the largest budget in Florida’s history as Florida’s economy continues to surpass revenue expectations and welcomes $4.48M in economic growth per hour, making Florida the top state in the nation for income migration – by far.

“The world continues to watch Florida as it remains the national model for economic growth, quality of life and competitiveness,” said Mark Wilson, President & CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Free enterprise isn’t free, and the Florida Chamber wholeheartedly thanks Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, House Speaker Paul Renner, Governor Ron DeSantis and many in the Legislature for helping move the Florida Chamber’s competitiveness agenda forward again this session as millions of Floridians will be better off because of their leadership.”

The Florida Chamber continues to unite the business community to defend the progress made and continue the momentum gathered over the last year towards several long-standing policy priorities to make Florida more competitive.

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“It’s incredible what gets accomplished for Florida when the Florida Chamber unites the business community like we did again this year and I’d like to thank the members of the Florida Chamber, as well as local chambers of commerce and trade associations who joined with us to make Florida even more competitive,” said Keith Koenig, Chairman of CITY Furniture and Volunteer Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. “Advancing the Florida 2030 Blueprint is our focus, and on behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the Florida Chamber, I’d like to thank Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for working together to make sure the right things happen in Florida to help local businesses continue to grow and diversify Florida’s economy.”

One of the Florida Chamber’s top priorities this legislative session was to provide regulatory certainty and consistency for local businesses by addressing local policies that have a detrimental impact on local businesses and their employees. As part of our goal to make Florida the safest state in America, the Florida Chamber led the fight for the preemption of inconsistent and dangerous workplace safety standards contained within HB 433 around heat exposure, which became necessary after a county in Florida contemplated a first-in-the-nation, local workplace heat safety standard. Workplace safety compliance already falls to the federal government through the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), including workplace heat exposure. The Florida Chamber has led from the front on the issue of workplace safety through our Leadership Cabinet on Safety, Health and Sustainability and does not believe a patchwork of regulations around the state leads to our end goal – being the safest state in the country.

Also included in HB 433 was an important provision to proactively eliminate the jobkilling and cost-increasing policies we have seen in California, New York, and Illinois from coming to Florida by preventing local governments from mandating how job creators schedule employees, commonly referred to as predictive scheduling, and interfering in the employer-employee relationship. Finally, HB 433 eliminates the uncompetitive practice of so-called prevailing wage mandates, or the ability of local governments to mandate wages or benefits on private employers beyond what is required by state or federal law through their purchasing or procurement agreements. Employers compete for talented employees in the marketplace, and free states should never be bound by what overreaching governments think is best.

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Education and Training

The Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable is a great opportunity to network with other like minded leaders, with a monthly guest speaker who shares invaluable information on ways to improve and grow your organization.

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Hillsborough County assists existing and emerging businesses in Hillsborough County, through no-cost confidential business consulting, information, and low-cost training. Appointments available at the GRCC office every Thursday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

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Business of the Year

Michael Broussard

Chamber Champion

Congratulations 2023

Businesses of the Year and Individual Award Winners!

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