Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce - Noteworthy October 2023

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OCT. 2023


An official publication of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce

Preview 2024!

GRCC Office: 6152 Delancey Station Street Suite 205 Riverview, FL 33578 813-234-5944

Office Hours:

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

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

Thank you!



Directory GRCC Board of Directors ______________________________________


GRCC Ambassador Team ______________________________________


New Opportunity ______________________________________________


Welcome New Members ______________________________________

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Renewing Members ___________________________________________


GRCC Preview_________________________________________________


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

Bill Short

Jeff Campbell

Lydansco Business Consulting Strategic Planning & Funding, LLC

Elena Westrop Charity Clothing Pickup


GRCC Ambassador Team

Spectrum Business

Brittany Petrie Bank OZK

Chris Nelson LegalShield

An ABC Event, Inc.

Dawn Myers

Elena Westrop

Jen Friedrichsen

Joe Eletto

Annette Bilyeu

Myers Law PA

Charity Clothing Pickup

Howell Hunt Ace Hardware

Jenn King

Jennifer Montgomery

Jill Jofko

Craig Beckinger

T & J Painting, LLC

Jenn King Bookkeeping

RYT IT Solutions

Riverview Woman's Club

Century 21 Beggins

Joe Nichols

Lisa Jordan

trax - Credit Union

Accent American, Inc.

Lisa Tackus

Melissa Canfield

Align Right

Grease Monkey


GRCC Ambassador Team

Mike Jones

Melissa Hartmann

Michael Beiter

Osprey Observer

Preservation 1st Financial Group

FL DOE Vocational Rehabilitation

Magruder Agency

Paulette Y. Merchant

Renee Scott

Richard Rohde

Ron Akers

Keller Williams South Shore

Renee Scott Insurance

R Processor, Inc.


Tammy Dotson

Tammy See

Tyla Phillip

Time 2 S.H.I.N.E. Consulting

OEL Heating & Cooling

Huntington Learning Center

Pat Magruder


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 /


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!

Trustee Investor

Suncoast Credit Union

Investor since 1999

Investor since 2008

Investor since 2012

Investor since 1995

Thank You!

Investor since 2008


Welcome New Members!

American Family Care Lisa Marston

Brownstone Creative Events Studio - Amanda Brown

BHHS Florida Properties Group Dee Spence

Ifi Heritage Center, Inc. Irvin Shell


Welcome New Members!

Moses Rivera, Realtor Moses Rivera

Pinch A Penny – South Riverview - Debbie O'Connell

The GOAT Plumbing Company Alexander Harrison

Joanne Durann, LLC Joanne Durann


Welcome New Members!

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Thank you Renewing Members!

18 Years Annabel Lennard

15 Years Camp Bow Wow Tampa South Shore thshore 14 Years Natural Designs Landscaping 13 Years HART (Hillsborough Transit Authority) Carr Pediatric Dentistry, PA 10 Years Cardinal Roofing & Solar Technologies Company 9 Years Melissa “Missy” Polo, Circuit Court Judge St. Stephen Parish and School

8 Years Montefu Consulting, Inc. 6 Years Belz Law, PLLC

Nothing Bundt Cakes 4 Years Cardinal Health – Sustainable Technologies 3 Years Chick-fil-A Riverview 1 Year Grime Busters Exterior Cleaning LLC McLean Mitchell, LLC Board & Brush Apollo Beach ach Ludus Actius 13


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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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So many ways to get inv olved! CHAMBER COMMERCE ADVISORY COUNCIL



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


Chamber Happenings


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.



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!


Business Expo Sponsors u o y k n a Th ! Presenting World Traveler Sponsor: s r o s n o sp

Jet Setter Sponsors:

Explorer Sponsors:


Business Expo Exhibits


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!

Click image to register for GRCC luncheon today!

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.

Sponsored by:

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.


Ribbon Cuttings

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

Ribbon Cuttings

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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