An official publication of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
GRCC Office: 6152 Delancey Station Street Suite 205 Riverview, FL 33578 www.riverviewchamber.com 813-234-5944
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GRCC Staff Ny'Kole "Nykki" Krivda, BSc., MBA-HRM President and Ceo Teri Perkins Director of Branding and Marketing Elizabeth Corn Event Coordinator Tracy Wilson Director of Business Development
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From the Chair and CEO Greetings GRCC! We are pleased to announce the introduction of several new events and programs for GRCC in the coming year! These initiatives have been carefully developed to enhance our services and provide greater value to our membership. As an organization, we are committed to continuous improvement and innovation, and we have identified areas where we can further meet the evolving needs of our members and make a positive impact in our community. In an effort to bring health awareness to our community, we present the Empower Wellness Summit on January 13, 2024. To show support and bring awareness to our nonprofit businesses, we will host a Nonprofit Showcase on March 7, 2024. We have added multiple networking opportunities to meet the vast schedules that our membership hold - offering opportunities morning, noon, and evening. To further add value and extend the networking opportunities, we are offering these networking groups to the entire membership at no additional cost. Stay informed of the latest Chamber news and happenings
From the Chair and CEO
These are just a few of the new events that GRCC will be hosting in 2024 - our theme being “More in 2024!” We are excited about the potential of these new events and the opportunities they present for our membership and community and encourage you to read further in this newsletter to see even more events and programs we are adding for our membership. We will also be actively involved in community projects and initiatives aimed at giving back to the local area. We believe in the importance of community support and sustainable growth. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity these events present. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team at the GRCC office, who will be more than happy to assist you. Thank you for your continued support and faith in GRCC. We look forward to the positive impact these new opportunities will have on our collective success! Ny’Kole “Nykki” Krivda, BSc., MBA-HRM GRCC CEO & President
Tammy See, Chair of the Board OEL Heating & Cooling
Directory GRCC Board of Directors ______________________________________
GRCC Ambassador Team ______________________________________
New Opportunity ______________________________________________
Welcome New Members ______________________________________
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Renewing Members ___________________________________________
GRCC Preview Chamber Connections_________________________
GRCC Preview Chamber Programs ___________________________
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GRCC Preview Chamber Committees_________________________
GRCC Preview Chamber Signature Events ____________________
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Chamber Happenings _________________________________________
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In the Know ___________________________________________________
Save the Date _________________________________________________
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Education and Training ________________________________________
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies ___________________________________ 30 - 31 GRCC Calendars _______________________________________________
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GRCC 2022 Award Winners ____________________________________
GRCC 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
Christian Beiter Preservation 1st Financial Group
Dave Boyle YMCA Camp Cristina
Nikki Foster The Mosaic Company
Gabriel Mbulo Edward Jones
Kristi McCart Phil Minden McCart & Tesmer, P.A. St. Joseph's Hospital-South
Dawn Myers Myers Law PA
Jason Newmyer AdventHealth-Riverview
Lydansco Business Consulting Strategic Planning & Funding, LLC
Elena Westrop Charity Clothing Pickup
GRCC Ambassador Team
Brittany Petrie Bank OZK
Chris Nelson LegalShield
An ABC Event, Inc.
Myers Law PA
Charity Clothing Pickup
Howell Hunt Ace Hardware
T & J Painting, LLC
Jenn King Bookkeeping
RYT IT Solutions
Riverview Woman's Club
Century 21 Beggins
trax - Credit Union
Accent American, Inc.
GRCC Ambassador Team
Preservation 1st Financial Group
FL DOE Vocational Rehabilitation
Paulette Y. Merchant
Keller Williams South Shore
Renee Scott Insurance
R Processor, Inc.
Time 2 S.H.I.N.E. Consulting
OEL Heating & Cooling
Huntington Learning Center
GRCC Ambassador Team Congratulations to the GRCC Ambassador of the Month, Lisa Jordan with Accent American, Inc. Accent American is a family owned and operated business in Tampa since 1985, providing high quality, certified professional carpet and upholstery cleaning, including leather, tile grout cleaning, Oriental and specialty rug cleaning, as well as water damage, fire damage, smoke and nicotine damage, and mold remediation and restoration and more.
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 Debbie today at (813) 234-5944 / Debbie@RiverviewChamber.com
NEW Opportunity! Would you like to be featured on the NEW Chamber Podcast? Step in front of the camera and chat with Chamber staff as we get your business out in front of 6,000+ followers on social media! For more information, contact the GRCC office and be some of the first to get on the schedule for this new Chamber feature!
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Welcome New Members!
American Family Care Lisa Marston Afcurgentcare.com/riverview
Brownstone Creative Events Studio - Amanda Brown brownstonecreativeevents.com
BHHS Florida Properties Group Dee Spence dspence.bhhsfloridaproperties.com
Ifi Heritage Center, Inc. Irvin Shell Ifi-HeritageCenter.org
Welcome New Members!
Moses Rivera, Realtor Moses Rivera MosesRiveraRealtor.com
Pinch A Penny – South Riverview - Debbie O'Connell firstname.lastname@example.org
The GOAT Plumbing Company Alexander Harrison thegoatplumbingcompany.com
Joanne Durann, LLC Joanne Durann
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18 Years Annabel Lennard
15 Years Camp Bow Wow Tampa South Shore Campbowwow.com/tampasou thshore 14 Years Natural Designs Landscaping Ndlllc.com 13 Years HART (Hillsborough Transit Authority) GoHART.org Carr Pediatric Dentistry, PA Carrdental.com 10 Years Cardinal Roofing & Solar Technologies Company Cardinalroofingandsolar.com 9 Years Melissa “Missy” Polo, Circuit Court Judge St. Stephen Parish and School Ststephencatholic.org
8 Years Montefu Consulting, Inc. Montefuconsulting.com 6 Years Belz Law, PLLC belzlegal.com
Nothing Bundt Cakes Nothingbundtcakes.com 4 Years Cardinal Health – Sustainable Technologies Sustainabletechnologies.com 3 Years Chick-fil-A Riverview Cfasite.com/riverview 1 Year Grime Busters Exterior Cleaning LLC Grimebusterstampabay.com McLean Mitchell, LLC Mcleanmitchelldefense.com Board & Brush Apollo Beach Boardandbrush.com/apollobe ach Ludus Actius ludusactius.com 13
GRCC PREVIEW - 2024
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Preview - Chamber Connections Beginning in January, GRCC is pleased to introduce brand new networking groups which are open to ALL members - no fee! You may attend any or all!
at noon every Friday
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Preview - Chamber Programs
Advancing today's leaders for tomorrow's business
Preview - Chamber Programs
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Preview - Chamber Committees CHAMBER COMMERCE MILITARY AFFAIRS
So many ways to get inv olved! CHAMBER COMMERCE ADVISORY COUNCIL
CHAMBER COMMERCE EVENTS COMMITTEE CHAMBER COMMERCE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CHAMBER COMMERCE EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAMBER COMMERCE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Preview - Signature Events
Preview - Signature Events
Sponsorship opportunities available for all Signature Events. Contact the GRCC office for more information! 813-234-5944
Chamber Happenings GRCC Hosts Monthly Meeting Luncheon Sponsored by AdventHealth The Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce (GRCC) hosted their Monthly Membership Meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at the beautiful Winthrop Barn Theatre in Riverview. It was a true Taco Tuesday as Fuzzy’s Taco Shop of Riverview served a delicious lunch of tacos in honor of the personal taco holders gifted to each attendee by the luncheon sponsor, AdventHealth. Tanya Knepp of AdventHealth delivered the day’s Invocation to begin the meeting. Leading the attendees this month in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance was the GRCC Military Affairs Committee Co-Leader, Rich Rohde of R Processor, Inc. Mr. Rohde followed the pledge with the Military Recognition honoring Marcus Harris, OCB Captain’s Cut, with Battle Tampa Bay. GRCC Chair of the Board, Tammy See of OEL Heating and Cooling, started the meeting by welcoming the crowd, recognizing the past Board Chairs of Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, as well as the current Board of Directors who were in attendance. She continued by having all visitors stand and introduce themselves. Special thanks were given to the audio and visual support for the luncheon provided by Mario Johnson with MJI Media; photography by Gerardo Luna of Gerardo Luna Photographs; and linens provided by Susan Williams of Fancy That Specialty Linens.
Chamber Happenings The crowd gave a warm welcome to the President and CEO for AdventHealth, Jason Newmyer, who greeted the crowd and introduced himself and shared his excitement for the new hospital being built in Riverview. He then introduced Dr. Andrew Mehlman, non-invasive cardiologist, who spoke to the crowd regarding heart disease and the amazing treatments that have been developed. GRCC Board Member, Theresa Sharkey with Your Pie, introduced and thanked the 17 renewing members. GRCC Ambassador, Tammy Dotson with Time 2 S.H.I.N.E. Consulting Services, gave an update on the recent session of the LEAD Program, and strongly encouraged the business owners to sign up for this exciting new GRCC endeavor. GRCC Board Member, Michael Broussard with The Flying Locksmiths, welcomed and recognized 8 new members to the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce: American Family Care BHHS Florida Properties Group - Dee Spence Brownstone Creative Events Studio Ifi Heritage Center, Inc. Joanne Durann, LLC Moses Rivera, Realtor Pinch A Penny – South Riverview The GOAT Plumbing Company The meeting ended with door prizes and the 50/50 raffle drawing. For more information regarding the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, or upcoming Chamber and community events, visit www.riverviewchamber.com.
In the Know Florida Chamber of Commerce Florida 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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Save the Date!
Passport to GRCC - Business Expo 2023! Take a trip with the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce through our Passport to GRCC Business Expo! Grab your special business "passport" and journey through our Expo as we showcase local businesses and entrepreneurs. Enjoy food, drink, live music, and multiple vendors where you can purchase those souvenirs during your journey! Open to ALL businesses, nonprofits, home-based, and food/beverage providers! Showcase your business, engage with the community, and grow your business connections. Space is limited, so get registered today! Many different sponsorship/exhibitor levels available!
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Save the Date! Join members and guests of GRCC for our Monthly Membership Meeting Luncheon at the Winthrop Barn Theatre. This monthly event is always a GREAT networking opportunity! Thank you to this month's sponsor, Mary & Martha House!
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Advanced registration and payment requested. Seating is limited and nonrefundable.
Nov. 14th - Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) is excited to sponsor the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce’s new Leadership, Education, And Development (LEAD) Program.
Session Four - Important Managerial Issues
Education and Training
Oct. 24 - Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable
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.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings 10/25 - 12:00 PM - ECode 11/8 - 12:00 PM - KO Kickboxing 12/6 - 12:00 PM - Select Physical Therapy 30
Checkmate Escape Rooms Friday, September 8
Suncoast Credit Union Belmont Service Center Wednesday, September 27
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Taking Care of Business 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM GRCC Passport to GRCC - Business Expo 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM GRCC Ambassador Team Meeting 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for KO Kickboxing 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Taking Care of Business 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Military Affairs Committee Meeting 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM LEAD Session Four - Important Managerial Issues 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM TCOB Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Taking Care of Business 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM GRCC Monthly Meeting Luncheon 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Taking Care of Business 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Chamber Calendar December
GRCC Ambassador Team Meeting 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM 6 Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Select Physical Therapy 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM 7 Taking Care of Business 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM 12 TCOB Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM 14 Taking Care of Business 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM 21 Taking Care of Business 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
GRCC OFFICE Closed Dec. 25 - Jan. 2
GRCC 2022 Annual Award Winners
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