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Welcome to Our World It’s no longer a secret! Our little community in southern Hillsborough County continues to grow and thrive! SouthShore is now the place to be in Hillsborough County! With the Amazon Fulfillment Center, Gateway Classic Cars, St Joeseph’s Hospital- South, Gannon University and the YMCA all landing right here in SouthShore over the last year, we continue to watch our community transform from a sleepy little town with potential to a place filled with opportunity, options and promise! SouthShore offers a community college, a postgraduate university, two large hospitals, arts and cultural venues, residential communities and tourism destinations. With three major roadways — U.S. 41, Interstate 75 and U.S. 301 — running through SouthShore’s central location, we offer close proximity to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota and Orlando. The community is home to the beautiful Alafia and Little Manatee rivers, both of which flow directly into Tampa Bay. We are an ultimate ecotourism destination with so many treasures to discover. Daily sunsets, waterside dining, seasonal manatee visits and beautiful nature preserves are just some of the unique opportunities we have available for residents and visitors to enjoy. The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is an organization that works together with our businesses, residents, nonprofit organizations, schools and county government to grow the area while maintaining its special quality of life. We are constantly finding unique ways to


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positively impact the area and our member businesses. With last year’s edition of this directory, we started to uncover some of our most precious “hidden gems.” Many have ventured out and started to discover SouthShore. We hope this new 2016 edition will help you get even better acquainted with all SouthShore has to offer. We are always proud to be part of this community, and we are certain you will continue to be impressed. We have featured a different slate of Remarkable Residents for you to meet, and, hopefully, it will help you to get an idea of the kinds of people we have calling SouthShore home. We invite you to continue to EXPLORE SOUTHSHORE.

Melanie D. Morrison | Executive Director SouthShore Chamber of Commerce

elected as a county commissioner in 2010, representing District 1. In 2011, Commissioner Murman was elected by her fellow commissioners to serve as vice chair of the Board of County Commissioners. Prior to joining the County Commission, Murman completed eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, from 1996 to 2004. She is a champion of the SouthShore community and proud of its future. “The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is a tremendous asset for south Hillsborough County, assisting with economic development, helping to create jobs, promoting ecotourism and making SouthShore a great place for people to live work, play and stay. The SouthShore Chamber is the starting point for businesses in south Hillsborough County, which creates a sense of community spirit, and, in turn, fosters networking and expansion opportunities. Hillsborough County is proud to partner with the chamber to provide them with the tools they need for the future.”





Each year, the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce shines the spotlight on several area residents who exemplify community. In one way or another, publicly and behind the scenes, every day each of these Remarkable People contribute to the heart and soul of SouthShore, and represent what is remarkable about where we live.

137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach, FL 33572 The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce merged two historic chambers in 2011, combining Apollo Beach and Ruskin. The Apollo Beach chamber was founded in 1985 originally as an all-volunteer welcome center. The Ruskin chamber dates back to 1928 and was the very first chamber of commerce in southern Hillsborough County.

This issue of Explore, the SouthShore destination magazine, is published by the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Tampa Bay Times.

These two communities of SouthShore offer the ideal blend of natural beauty, relaxation and recreation. The area combines both waterfront and rural communities that are fast becoming business destinations as Tampa Bay grows. The mission of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is to commit ourselves to growth through proper planning, new membership acquisition and servicing of existing members through value-added projects. The organization seeks continuous improvement in the ability to provide leadership needed for effective economic development. The vision is to preserve the historic heritage while meeting the changing business needs of the community.

Come discover the

excitement of SouthShore!


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SouthShore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director: Melanie Morrison 2016 President: Joey Henderson 2015 President: Dr. Allen Witt

Tampa Bay Times

ON THE COVER: Whit Council paddles down an oxbow bend of the Little Manatee River.

Marketing Manager: Chris Galbraith Advertising Manager: Tony Del Castillo Art Director: Nausheen Syed-Ali Photographer: Dave Morrison Contributors: Connie Huber, Melanie Morrison, Leilani Warbritton, Diane Craig

For more information about the SouthShore area, visit

southshorechamberofcommerce.org Comments or questions? Contact Melanie Morrison at 813-645-1366

SouthShore Chamber of Commerce Staff Melanie Morrison Executive Director Leslie Bennett Membership Development Coordinator Suzanne Ramella Executive Assistant & Bookkeeper Leilani Warbritton Marketing & PR Assistant



2016 SouthShore

Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors


Community Development Manager, Marketing / PR Florida Home Partnership, Inc.


Center Manager Hillsborough County’s Social Services Department – SouthShore Community Resource Center


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Campus President Hillsborough Community College – SouthShore Campus


Vice President & Bank Manager BMO Harris Bank

Aaron Fredricks

Carrie Elwell

Owner East Coast Pizza

Owner Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of SouthShore

Charlie Lewis

Jason Fredricks

Joe Kline

Pastor Christ Community Church

Vice President Legal Shred, Inc.

VP of Operations Support The Mosaic Company

Khalid Abouelhouda

Ron Kobosky

Ron Simpson


Broker Associate Weichert Realtors – Yates & Associates

Steven Alvarez

Tony Zipperer

Owner Pita Kebob

Sherell Bennett Community Relations Coordinator South Bay Hospital

Director Alvarez CPA Firm

Owner Zipperer’s Funeral Home




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By the Numbers


52,000 425 is the square footage of the International Independent Showmen’s Museum in Riverview. The museum chronicles the carnival life and houses one the country’s first Ferris wheels.

Number of member businesses in the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce

The number of communities that comprise SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton, Wimauma, Ruskin and Sun City Center

5,000 Pounds of fish served at Ruskin Seafood Festival, 2014.


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Years the Ruskin Seafood Festival has entertained the community



of SouthShore Chamber businesses that have 0-5 employees (327)



Average age of a Ruskin resident

Number of visitors each year to Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center


The number of acres in Alafia River State Park; an easy day trip from Riverview

18 Miles to downtown Tampa

74.6 F/56.8 F º


Avg. high/low temperature in SouthShore, in January

241 Days of sunshine each year, on average, in SouthShore



SouthShore’s Community

Nonprofits A community of nonprofits comes together… to give back

The SouthShore community is unique in many ways. Whether it’s the people that call the area home or the local businesses that serve its residents, SouthShore is truly one of a kind. It’s also a community that cares for one another. Giving back where there’s need is a hallmark of SouthShore. Below is a sampling of nonprofit organizations that are members of the chamber of commerce and lead the way in giving back to those in need.

Alzheimer’s Association The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

AMIkids is a nationally recognized non-profit organization providing our communities’ kids an opportunity to transform into responsible young adults.


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American Businesswomen’s Assoc. — SouthShore Chapter brings together businesswomen of diverse occupations to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition.

American Cancer Society Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer. Supports research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.

Bullet Free Sky Our goal is to educate the public and raise awareness of the dangers of celebratory gunfire.

Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center The goal of BOLD is to develop an outstanding educational center, one that serves the entire population for everyone who is interested in the natural world around them: its past, present and, ultimately, its future.



SouthShore’s Community Nonprofits

Children’s Board of Hillsborough County/The Children’s Home, Inc.

Florida Home Partnership, Inc.

Their mission is to improve the lives of children and families in Hillsborough County. Funding, support, resource center and driving directions.

Is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community homebuilder committed to keeping housing affordable through self-help homeownership, townhomes, rentals and housing rehabilitation.

Choices Women’s Center

Freedom to Walk Foundation, Inc.

provides free medical services and accurate information on all options regarding unplanned pregnancy, including education on abortion, adoption and parenting.

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

Critter Mama Rescue Its mission is to rescue abandoned, neglected and unwanted dogs and cats, to provide them necessary medical care, to teach them to become good household pets and to adopt them into loving, stable homes.

Firehouse Cultural Center offers experiential connections to the arts and to the unique history, culture and natural environment of south Hillsborough County.


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is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization assisting with funds for the purchase of WalkAides® for children and adults diagnosed with foot drop due to multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, stroke, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury.

Friends of the SouthShore Library The Friends organization exists to help the library staff make the library better for everyone using the facility.

Go Green Charity Recyclers provides education about the importance of textile recycling and how it contributes to the preservation of the environment, while promoting textile recycling and facilitating free and fair trade of recyclables in a sustainable and competitive world economy. They actively engage schools, civic organizations, companies, religious institutions and other not-for-profits in collaborative recycling partnerships.

Good Samaritan Mission The Good Samaritan Mission uses


knowledge to inspire the community to find physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

Haven of Hope Haven of Hope is a faith based transition home for women who have changed their lives and need a second chance.

Hillsborough County SBDC The Small Business Development Center assists existing and emerging businesses in Hillsborough County, through nocost confidential business consulting, information and low-cost training. Consultants can assist entrepreneurs in marketing, capital access, market diversification, developing strategic business plans and Web optimization.

Krewe of the SouthShore Marauders Founded in 2002, KSSM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fun, fellowship and raising awareness of local issues in Hillsborough County.

LifePath Hospice Hospice care focuses on pain control and symptom management, allowing individuals facing life-limiting illness. Hospice care is primarily provided in the home — whether “home” is a person’s house or a long-term care facility, a nursing home or an assisted living facility.

Mary and Martha House Shelter, emergency and transitional housing are delivered with respect. Support: advocacy, health/nutrition and parenting support. Success: job skills training, computer literacy and tutoring.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul — East Hillsborough County District is part of the largest international nonprofit Catholic lay organization in the world, with close to a million volunteers in over 130 countries.

My Warrior’s Place

SouthShore Anglers

is a retreat center for veterans, military service members, first responders, and Gold Star, Blue Star and Silver Star families. Additionally, My Warrior’s Place offers several programs for those who have put their life on the line for our safety and wellbeing, endured the death of a fallen warrior and/or experienced the horrors of war.

is a civic organization that likes to fish.

National Alliance on Mental Illness The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nationwide grassroots advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental illness in the United States.

Operation Lotus Is a local nonprofit focusing on anyone who has experienced a tragedy.

Rotary Club of South Bay After Hours

The Family Y is located on Old Big Bend Road and is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and offers a wide variety of programs and classes.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary — Flotilla 75

SouthShore Arts Council has been formed to promote and nurture the practice of the arts in southern Hillsborough County. The council will support, encourage and promote, to the greatest degree possible, activities in the visual arts, music, theater, dance, film and literature in this region.

SouthShore Republican Club

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in June, 1939, to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety.

Wounded Warriors in Action Headquartered in Apollo Beach Florida, the WWIA is dedicated to serving our nation’s combat wounded, Purple Heart recipients, by providing world-class outdoor sporting activities.

The club is interested in the views and politics of the Republican Party.

Sun City Center Campaign Against Human Trafficking Organization against sex trafficking and pornography

Tampa Sailing Squadron The mission of the squadron is to promote and facilitate sailing and related activities.

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million men and women business leaders and professionals, joined in fellowship, friendship and networking.

Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 is a fraternal and service organization founded in 1888, with nearly 1 million men in roughly 2,400 lodges in all 50 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces as well as Bermuda.

Ruskin VFW 6287 To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Ruskin Woman’s Club The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.



Eventful happenings

in SouthShore


Ruskin Seafood Festival Saturday, November 5, 2016 Sunday, November 6, 2016 E.G. Simmons Park 2401 19th Avenue, N.W., Ruskin, 33570 For the past 27 years, on the first weekend in November, Ruskin serves up a seafood lover’s dream, and this year’s two-day Seafood Festival will be no exception. Savory offerings from the sea, boats, arts & crafts, plus tons of entertainment for all ages will once again mark this annual gathering in E.G. Simmons Park. Clams, grouper, mullet, shrimp, seafood chowder and more will satisfy the hungry palates of the thousands who attend the largest community event in south Hillsborough County.


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Ruskin’s Seafood Festival 2015, featured a diverse musical lineup on the Clam Jam Stage including Reggae, Country, Spanish, Pop/Rock, Blues and more. Over 100 vendors in all including delicious seafood vendors, commercial, arts & crafts, nonprofit, environmental and boating. The Kid’s Guppies R Guppies area was once again a huge hit with it’s variety of fun and hands on experiences! This well-attended event is also pet friendly, though leashes are required. Admission: Adults $5 / Children under 12 and active military (with ID) – Free. Free parking – a shuttle runs from the parking area to the main gate / VIP and handicap parking at the main gate. There is a $2 entry fee per carload (money goes directly to Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation). For more information about the festival, email admin@southshorechamberofcommerce.org or call 813-645-3808.



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Veterans Day Parade 2015 Parade – Saturday, November 14 2016 Parade – Saturday, November 12 11 a.m. Parade is held in the Northbound lanes of US Hwy 41 between 4th Ave. SE and 19th Ave. in Ruskin.





Friends and neighbors come together in this annual patriotic event honoring the men and women who served this country. The parade starts promptly at 11 a.m. and everyone meets at VFW Post #6287 following the parade for an afternoon of family fun, including music, food and the awards ceremony.

Tony Zipperer





Tony has seen Ruskin grow from a small farming town to a developing community just outside of Tampa. Though most of his time is dedicated to the family-owned Zipperer’s Funeral Home, Tony’s personally devoted to the local VFW and has served as both past commander and district commander. The bond goes deep. “I’m a veteran of Desert Storm, but a lot of the guys in the VFW served in Vietnam. There’s a special bond between us,” he said. “It’s a real community.” Known as someone who finds it hard to say no when asked to volunteer, Tony serves on the SouthShore Chamber’s board of directors, and was a past president of the (then) Ruskin Chamber of Commerce.

Gen. John Paulk (ret.) Should the governor ever need an economic development ambassador for Ruskin, John would be the guy. Every candidate for public office whose district represents greater Ruskin receives a VIP tour of the area. John shows them the sights of a community embracing the future, points out businesses like Amazon’s new package center, the recently opened Ruskin Community College (with a current enrollment of 7,000), the newly commissioned Lennard High School and the new middle school. Then they enjoy lunch with a few of Ruskin’s movers and shakers, all on his own dime. Why? “We’re an ideal place for economic development dollars,” he said. “We’re changing from a farming to a bedroom community, and I want politicians to know where we are, and how close we are to Tampa. I want them to know just how remarkable we are here in Ruskin.”


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Eventful happenings in SouthShore DECEMBER

Toys for Tots Collection Party Saturday, December 12, 2015 The Alley, Riverview • 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Admission: One unwrapped toy or cash



Tampa Bay Times columnist Ernest Hooper called Queena a beacon of hope. She surely is. After surviving a brutal attack at the Bloomingdale Library more than seven years ago, Queena’s courage and her family’s devotion to the healing process have galvanized a community around her recovery. Queena’s recovery has been remarkable, and her medical team is hopeful she’ll once again speak. Until then, she receives the best care and support from a community that shares in her victories and delights in her growing smile.

Vickie Tawney

After raising nearly $7,000 last year for her chosen charity, Hooked on Hope, Vickie earned the title Honorary Mayor of SouthShore, a title she treasures. The long-time owner of Victoria’s 5th Avenue Salon, Vickie has always been an integral part of the community she loves. “It’s the people,” she stressed. “Everyone is friendly and incredibly supportive. I’ve been able to double the size of my business in the 23 years I’ve been here; I couldn’t have done it without the support of the people and the business community.” As honorary mayor, she presides over area ribbon-cuttings and volunteers at dozens of festivals and events in SouthShore. Not one to toot her own horn, Vickie admits she enjoys the “notoriety” of being the honorary mayor. “It’s a remarkable community,” she said. “And a real honor to be part of it.”


Queena Vuong






Known as the largest Toys for Tots collection in Hillsborough County, Don Pearson is hosting the US Marine event again this year. Pearson is confident area businesses will beat 2014’s record toy collection of 152 boxes and 83 bikes. The annual SouthShore collection party, featuring “food for miles,” generally draws 200-300 people, and only requires a toy (or cash) for admission. “It’s wonderful to see so many people willing to make Christmas special to children who otherwise might not have a happy holiday,” he said. Any remaining toys are distributed throughout the county to those in need. If you’d like to donate or have a collection box at your business, call Ann Hathaway, 813-645-6392.




Annual Chamber Events

JANUARY Annual Membership & Awards Banquet

MARCH Apollo Beach • 24th Annual Manatee Festival of the Arts • March 12 & 13, 2016

MAY 7th Annual Pigs in the Parking Lot May 20, 2016

AUGUST Welcome Back Teachers Event


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A violent attack by her estranged husband six years ago left Audrey with burns over 80% of her body, and a life in shambles. Since, the Apollo Beach mother of two has rebuilt her life, and nurtured a commitment to give back to the community that offered support and encouragement in her darkest hours. Audrey recently completed her AA degree and will attend USF in January to pursue a degree in the business of non-profits “My vision is to create an agency that offers long-term support to every family that comes to us for help. To be there for them, act as their life coach, and help them get on solid ground.” she said. Though a nationally known speaker, and a board member with “Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence,” Audrey’s vision is local. “The support I received from the community has truly inspired my path,” she said. “To be able to give back is not only a calling, it is an absolute honor.”





Audrey Mabrey





John Lawson

Every December, as he has for the past 10 years, John suits up in a big red suit, brushes out his long white beard and brings Santa Claus to hundreds of area children and adults. “For a long time we didn’t have anyone playing Santa in Ruskin,” he said. “Once I had the farm, it seemed like a natural extension of a Christmas project a few friends and I started in Palmetto years ago. “Plus, I have the body for it,” he laughed. John, who is co-owner of Hydro Harvest Farms in Ruskin, spends hours sitting in for Santa, poses for photos and listens to the heartfelt wishes of children (and a few older adults) with hope in their heart. “It’s all about spreading the joy of the season,” he said. How remarkably Santa-like!



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Tour De SouthShore Once a quarter, the chamber hosts this fabulous “field trip for adults,” one of the most unique networking and fun opportunities of the year. The day starts with breakfast, continues on a guided tour bus, stops for lunch and visits approximately 10 area businesses, including a nonprofit, food establishment and a hidden gem. Stops along the tour give a behind the scenes look at their establishment and you learn so much about what is in the SouthShore community.





Call the chamber office to reserve your seat on the bus or to be a stop on the tour. Remember, it’s only held four times each year, so be sure and check it out.

Fred & Polly Rothenbush It’s hard to contain the enthusiasm of these two longtime residents of Ruskin. Not that you would want to, considering all they do for the community. Fred, an accomplished painter, and Polly, a retired schoolteacher, manage to stay busy helping those who need help. “We’ll do anything for kids. Soldiers, individuals, special groups, especially kids’ groups. It’s all about giving back,” Fred said. An oil painter of some renown, John gives away half the revenue from signed prints of his paintings. Those contributions, and the time Polly spends volunteering with the schools, and echoes the sentiments of others: “It’s the people that make SouthShore so remarkable. “They don’t have to know you to help you,” he said. “That’s pretty special.”


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Monthly Chamber Events The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce hosts several mix ’n’ mingle events to better acquaint members with each other, and to keep them current with the chamber’s activities. Check www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org for event times.

Business After Hours First Wednesday

Wake Up Coffee/Tea Second Wednesday

Luncheon Third Wednesday

Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings Dates vary




VP Committees There are many ways you can get involved with the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. We have six working committees that meet each month and there’s always the opportunity for you to be active with one if you are interested. Those committees are as follows:

Ambassadors Diversity Team Economic Development / Legislative Affairs Educational Partnership Emerging Leaders of SouthShore Marketing Check www.southshorechamberofcommerce.org for meeting times


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Listening to Steve Alvarez talk about his dad, Jose, is to hear the depth of love, affection and profound admiration of a son for his father. “He honestly, genuinely cared about people, about everyone. His family, of course, but he always thought about the needs of his clients, even before his own needs.” Steve said. In addition to the CPA firm, Jose coached two soccer teams, was president of the soccer league and still found time to attend his sons’ games. “He was great!” Steve said. “One season, a coach quit and my dad took over. Somehow, he managed to get that group of misfits to win the Brandon Cup! It was remarkable. He was remarkable.” Jose also took an active role in the business community serving on the board of the Apollo Beach chamber of commerce.


Anne Madden



Jose Alvarez






In memory of Both Anne Madden and Jose Alvarez relentlessly shared their amazing gifts with the community, and we’re the better for it. They left us too soon, but their legacy will remain.

David Madden didn’t hesitate a minute. “Anne was remarkable in how giving she was of herself to others and causes. She was involved in a lot of different charities over the years, and served on several boards of directors,” he said. “She wasn’t a flashy person, but one who enjoyed working behind the scenes,” related her husband of nearly 29 years. “It was always about others.” For 15 years, Anne owned a frame shop in Ruskin. After it closed, she devoted more of her time to volunteer work, seeking something that challenged her emotionally, religiously, and intellectually. “She found that in the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma.” By the time she passed away, David said, she had become their voice.



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Camp Bayou & Paleo Preserve Fossil Museum


Located in the Little Manatee River Watershed, Camp Bayou invites you to discover the wilds of Hillsborough County in your own backyard. The museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collection from the famous Leisey Shell Pit is considered the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s greatest collection of Pleistocene fossils, and sheds light on the creatures that roamed southern Hillsborough County 2 million years ago! 4202 24th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570


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National Weather Center

E.G. Simmons Park

My Warrior’s Place

2525 14th Ave., SE, Ruskin, FL 33570

2401 19th Ave. NW, Ruskin, FL 33570

The focal point of this center is the tropical-like retreat on the Little Manatee River that provides a safe haven for all veterans and military service members who have returned from the battlefield. This is a place where healing begins for those who endured the sacrifice. 101 22nd St. NW, Ruskin FL 33750



SouthShore Uncorked

Resort & Club at Little Harbor

This one-of-a-kind winery is dedicated to helping you create and bottle your own wine. Choose from their selection of winemaking kits, ask their knowledgeable staff for ideas and samples, and soon you’ll be coming back to bottle wine that’s uniquely your own. 1432 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

611 Destiny Dr., Ruskin, FL 33570



Florida Home Partnership Florida Home Partnership is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community homebuilder. They are committed to keeping housing affordable through Self-help Homeownership, Townhomes, Rentals and Housing Rehabilitation.

Hydro Harvest Farms 1101 E. Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570

201 14th Ave. SE, Suite H Ruskin, FL 33570



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International Independent Showmen’s Museum

Manatee Viewing Center / TECO

Ruskin Family Drive-In Theatre

6990 Dickman Road, Apollo Beach, FL 33572

5011 N. U.S. 41 N, Ruskin, FL 33572

This tribute to the world of traveling carnivals includes one of the country’s first Ferris wheels and the original outfit worn by the “Viking Giant,” Johann K. Petursson, who stood nearly 9 feet tall and weighed 425 pounds. 6938 Riverview Drive, Riverview, FL 33578

11 CARE (Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort) 1528 27th St. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570



Firehouse Cultural Center

East Bay Raceway

101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin, FL 33570

6311 Burts Road, Tampa FL. 33619


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East Bay Raceway has been entertaining racing enthusiasts for 39 years. Recently renamed East Bay Raceway Park, fans can expect more exciting stock car competition on the only dirt track in west Florida (Gibsonton).







Lois Kindle

As a community journalist for nearly 20 years, Lois has made it her mission to cover the area and get to know the area and the people of SouthShore. “This is one of the few places left where you can still make a deal with a handshake,” she said. “People here are wonderful. They’re the salt of the earth.” A current resident of Sun City Center, Kindle covers the events and organizations that make up the spirit of SouthShore. She credits the generous spirit and caring nature of the people that makes the area so very special. “When the Chamber, or any organization, puts a call out to the community for help – whether it’s for a family that’s lost their home from a fire, or a child that needs a hospital stay – this community turns out in droves. The spirit of giving here is astonishing,” she said.


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ACCOUNTING Alvarez Company, P.A. CPA Firm (813) 938-2400 605 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Confidential Accounting

Knox Aluminum (813) 645-3529 720 4th Street SW Ruskin, FL 33570

APPLIANCE REPAIR Quality Complete Home Services

BANK American Momentum Bank (813) 944-1130 5998 U.S. Hwy 41 N. Suite A Apollo Beach, FL 33572

BB&T - Apollo Beach

Mary Kay – Melissa Hansen (910) 813-3281 6524 Salt Creek Ave. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Younique By Jill Comer


(813) 486-6212 P.O. Box 913 Ruskin, FL 33575

Lanese & Associates


BMO/Harris Bank

(813) 634-9296 823 Cypress Village Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573

Fred Rothenbush

(813) 649-0400 5461 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(941) 758-1249 2303 S Dock Street Palmetto, FL 34221

C1 Bank

SRS Business Enterprises, Inc.

Wieland Accounting & Tax Service (813) 645-3538 922 Golf Island Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

AGRICULTURE SUPPLIES Council-Oxford, Inc. (813) 645-4629 2514 Cameron Driggers Dr Ruskin, FL 33575

AIR CONDITIONING / HEATING #1 Cooling & Heating, LLC (813) 600-3843 1410 Pinetree Circle Wimuama, FL 33598

Accurate Air, LLC (813) 928-0649 712 Flamingo Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Alert Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. (813) 626-4111 5401 E Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL 33617

EASY A/C (813)635-0440 9402 US HWY 92 Ste. 102 Tampa, FL 33610

ALUMINUM FABRICATION & INSTALLATION David Brate’s Aluminum & Construction (813) 649-1599 1544 27th St. SE Ruskin, FL 33575

Hartshorn Custom Contracting, Inc. (813) 620-0931 8813 Venture Cove Tampa, FL 33637

ATTORNEY Brandon Legal Group, P.A. (813) 902-3576 1209 Lakeside Drive Brandon, FL 33510

Charles G. Geitner, P.A. (813) 727-3187 715 Islebay Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Law Office of Damon C. Glisson (813) 645-6796 5908 Fortune Place Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Nicole M. Cameron, P.A. (813) 645-8787 235 Apollo Beach Blvd., #231 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Pilka & Associates (813) 653-3800 213 Providence Rd. Brandon, FL 33511

AUTOMOTIVE At Home Auto Care (813) 645-0339 2003 US Hwy 41S Ruskin, FL 33570

Pioneer Tire & Auto (813) 671-3556 7015 US Hwy 301 Riverview, FL 33569

Southbay Auto Service (813) 741-2886 10623 Big Bend Rd Riverview, FL 33579

Tire Spot Service, LLC (813) 638-5606 405 N US 41 Hwy Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 658-1200 6542 US Hwy 41N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Fifth Third Bank

Sea Breeze Coffee & Tea

(813) 645-7725 6408 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 641-1421 101 N. US. Hwy 41 Ruskin, FL 33570


Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union

(813) 703-1499 1220 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 361-5600 619 30th Street NE Ruskin, FL 33570

Regions Bank (813) 758-8168 10616 Big Bend Rd. Riverview, FL 33569

Suncoast Federal Credit Union 813-621-7511, ext. 58200 3044 College Ave. E Ruskin, FL 33570

SunTrust Bank - Ruskin (813) 641-0334 502 U.S. Hwy 41 North Ruskin, FL 33570

TD Bank

Apollo Beach Watersports, LLC

Freedom Boat Club of Tampa Bay (727) 940-3408 606 Sea Grape Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

BREWERY Four Stacks Brewing (813) 641-2036 5469 N US HWY 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

BUSINESS BROKER VR Business Sales of South Tampa (813) 326-7252 100 Frandorson Circle, Ste 202C Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 649-2265 6176 US HWY 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572


Trustco Bank Apollo Beach

(813) 446-7831 752 Kingston Court Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 649-0460 205 Apollo Beach Blvd., Ste. 100 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Trustco Bank-SCC (813) 633-1468 4441 Sun City Center Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573

BEAUTY Jamberry Nails (813) 405-7898 3406 Little Oak Street Valrico, FL 33596

(813) 661-0887 11020 Causeway Blvd. Brandon, FL 33511


(813) 645-1700 608 21st Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 645-4123 111 2nd St. NW Ruskin , FL 33570

Ed Morse Cadillac

(443) 309-3809 6531 Simone Shores Cir. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 641-3603 205 W Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 645-8441 6530 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572


A Reachback Support (A.R.S.)

R Processor, Inc. (813) 405-5210 426 Halifax Bay Ct Apollo Beach, FL 33572

The Knowledge Matrix, LLC (813) 777-7179 1714 Atlantic Dr. Ruskin, FL 33575

Workspace Technology, Inc. 912 N Hwy 41 Ruskin, FL 33570

Lynn Kessel/Food Columnist/SS News & Trib

Econo Catering (813) 645-5351 431 19th Ave. NE Ruskin, FL 33570

CHILD CARE Creative World School Apollo Beach (813) 649-1820 5931 Frond Way Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Kids ‘R’ Kids SouthShore (813) 672-0400 13151 Kings Lake Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534

CHURCH Bell Shoals Baptist Church Apollo Beach Campus (813) 641-2222 6414 Golf and Sea Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Beth Israel, Jewish Congregation of SCC (813) 634-2590 1115 E. Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33571

Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church (813) 645-1305 5309 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Center for Restoration (813) 645-7779 310 1st Street NE Ruskin, FL 33570

Christ Community Church (813) 767-6994 13151 Kings Lake Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534

Destiny Church (813) 645-3337 2322 11th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

Ruskin United Methodist Church (813) 645-1241 105 4th Ave. NW Ruskin, FL 33575



Saint Anne Catholic Church (813) 645-1714 106 11th Ave NE Ruskin, FL 33570

Southside Baptist Church

Nova Southeastern University (813) 574-5279 3632 Queen Palm Dr. Tampa, FL 33619

(813) 645-4085 4208 US Hwy 41 S Sun City Center, FL 33586


St. John The Divine Episcopal Church

Ryan Companies US, Inc.

(813) 645-1521 1015 E. Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573

The Crossing Church – SouthShore (813) 626-0783 3058 College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

United Methodist Church of Sun City Center (813) 634-2539 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Sun City Center, FL 33573

CLEANING SERVICES Gator Maintenance & Janitorial Services, Inc. (813) 520-0133 13194 US Hwy 301 S Ste. 302 Riverview, FL 33578

ServiceMaster 24 Hour (813) 623-6111 7840 Professional Place Tampa, FL 33637

Xtream Clean Cleaning Service (813) 506-4412 P.O. Box 3163 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 204-5000 101 E Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 2450 Tampa, FL 33602

COMPUTER SERVICE East Bay IT (813) 200-6100 206 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

CONCRETE CONTRACTOR Concrete Design of SCC, LLC (813) 495-4200 2105 New Bedford Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573

CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUE Fifi’s Fine Resale (813) 641-8444 6410 U.S. Hwy 41 North Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Wee Boutique (813) 645-4569 6122 N. US Hwy 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33570

CONSIGNMENT BOUTIQUEFURNITURE Arianna’s Design and Consignment


(813) 641-2016 6134 US Hwy 41N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Salty Scales


(813) 484-3831 1002 Barclay Wood Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

Bennett Building & Development, LLC

CONVEYOR MAINTENANCE Material Conveying Maintenance, Inc.

(727) 560-0064 1213 Emerald Hill Way Valrico, FL 33594



Armetta’s Grand Jete Studio of Dance

Bryan Hindman Electric, LLC

(813) 390-9350 5475 N US HWY 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 672-4084 1601 US HWY 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570


Tony Brost Electrical Services, LLC

A Peaceful Harbor Day Spa & Salon

(727) 871-5022 6531 Carrington Sky Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 645-3303 901 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

DEMOLITION Magnum Demolition



Apollo Beach Dental Excellence

(813) 645-5350 1028 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apt. 2-B Apollo Beach, FL 33572-2026

Kirk Parrott DDS

Suncoast Mobile Music

(813) 645-6491 902 N. Tamiami Trail Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 635-6667 6317 Fairway Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

South Shore Dental Excellence


(813) 374-0270 13145 Kings Lake Dr. #105 Gibsonton, FL 33534

Southbay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry (813) 645-8300 6482 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33570

(813) 641-2771 Apollo Beach, FL 33570

Gannon University

Warner Construction Consulting Group, LLC

(813) 658-4900 105 Commercial Center Drive Ruskin, FL 33573

(813) 918-3874 3848 Sun City Center Blvd. Ruskin, FL 33570


Hillsborough Community College – SS


(813) 259-6100 551 24th St NE Ruskin, FL 33570

Gemini Ventures of Tampa, Inc.


(813) 645-8880 6358 Cocoa Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

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DJ Gary

(813) 341-0102 433 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 815-0080 13135 Kings Lake Rd. Ste. 103 Gibsonton, FL 33534


Technical Systems Integrators, Inc. (407) 339-4874 P.O. Box 941510 Maitland, FL 32794

BorMan Construction

(813) 938-1104 5916 Fortune Place Apollo Beach, FL 33572


(813) 938-1818 1720 Surrey Trail Wimauma, FL 33598


Apollo Beach Coin

Studio 19 Designs, Inc.

(813) 740-1111 2602 Causeway Center Dr Tampa, FL 33619

(813) 777-6459 411 24th Ave. SW Ruskin, FL 33570



SouthShore Orthodontics

Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Halcomb (813) 634-3396 703 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573

DERMATOLOGIST The Skin Cancer Center (813) 634-1455 4002 Sun City Center Blvd. Unit 102 Sun City Center, FL 33573

Environmental Systems Management (813) 641-1261 6107 Marbella Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Sun City Ecology (813) 401-6899 Sun City - Arcadia Sun City Center, FL 33586

EVENT MANAGEMENT Pan American Dragon Boat Association, LLC (813) 569-1030 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Wright Events (813) 766-5085 1028 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

EVENT MANAGEMENT/ PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS Jen’s Market, Inc. (813) 846-1316 235 Apollo Beach Blvd. #140 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

FARMING Council Bay Farms, Ltd. (813) 645-5688 P.O. Box 388 Ruskin, FL 33575

FINANCIAL ADVISOR Pearson Capital, Inc. (813) 641-7575 P.O. Box 3739 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

FIRE DEPARTMENT Ruskin Fire Station (813) 671-7678 410 E. College Avenue Ruskin, FL 33570

FISHING CHARTERS Ana Banana Fishing Company (813) 267-4401 6615 Dolphin Cove Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

FITNESS CrossFit Apogee (813) 677-1234 7130 Big Bend Road Suite #104 Gibsonton, FL 33534

FLOORING Tri Color Flooring (813) 645-1201 2202 S US Hwy 41 Ruskin, FL 33570

FLORIST Harriet’s Flowers (813) 645-1525 226 W. College Ave Ruskin, FL 33570

Oops A Daisy Flowers and Gifts (813) 672-7677 7130 Big Bend Rd. Ste #105 Gibsonton, FL 33534

FORKLIFT DEALERSHIP Raymond Handling Consultants, L.C. (863) 577-5438 4925 Raymond Industrial Dr. Lakeland, FL 33815

FREEDIVING INSTRUCTION Abyss Freediving, LLC (317) 412-2626 6512 Santiago Court Apollo Beach, FL 33572

FUNERAL HOME National Cremation and Burial Society (813) 645-3231 308 E College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570



Sun City Center Funeral Home

South Shore Shabby Shack, LLC

Summerfield Crossings Golf Club

The Texture Room Hair & Body, LLC

(813) 634-9900 1851 Rickenbacker Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573

(813) 765-6708 118A Flamingo Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 671-3311 13050 Summerfield Blvd. Riverview, FL 33579

(813) 641-6888 6154 N US Hwy 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572


Tuscan Alley


Victoria’s 5th Avenue Salon

Zipperer’s Funeral Home (813) 645-6130 1520 33rd St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570


(813) 645-5500 301 US Hwy 41 S Ruskin , FL 33570

GARAGE DOORS Design One Garage Doors

Gun Craft, Inc. (813) 645-3828 2403 21st Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 634-3961 4846 Sun City Center Blvd. #263 Sun City Center, FL 33573


(352) 697-2439 6919 Providence Rd. Riverview, FL 33569


(813) 634-3961 2105 New Bedford Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573


(813) 645-3370 603 US Hwy 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570

Serenity Meadows Memorial Park

Ohhh So Nifty (813) 645-3537 229 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Shell Point Cottage (813) 330-6511 102A Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570


Southeast Windows & Glass, Inc.

GOLF CLUB / COURSES ClubLink at Club Renaissance (813) 633-1015 2121 S. Pebble Beach Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573

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Design One Seamless Gutters, LLC

HAIR SALON Fringe Benefits Salon (813) 645-1001 701 US Hwy 41 S, Ste. E Ruskin, FL 33570

Rachel’s Family Salon (813) 645-1110 5473 N US Hwy 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Tangle Me Knot (813) 641-8100 268 Harbor Village Ln. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 645-0109 6512 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

HAIR SALON/ PHOTOGRAPHY Absolutely Perfect Hair Boutique (813) 531-5603 1312 A-B Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

HEALTH PHARMACY Canadian Meds South (813) 413-7912 200 Frandorson Circle, Ste. 102 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

HEALTH & NUTRITION ANTI – AGING Health Miracles (813) 476-3330

LifeVantage (813) 777-8617 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

HEALTHCARE-HOME Hanson Services, Inc. (813) 634-6617 1601 Rickenbacker Dr, Ste. 5 Sun City Center, FL 33573

HEALTHCARE – WOMEN Women’s Care, a division of Women’s Care Florida (813) 574-1350 13123 Kings Lake Dr. #102 Gibsonton, FL 33534

HEARING CENTER A+ Hearing Center, Inc. (813) 642-8200 1647 SCC Plaza, Bldg. 6 Ste. 203A Sun City Center, FL 33573

HOME ACCESSORIES & GIFTS GOstik Products, LLC (813) 508-2355 6513 Santiago Court Apollo Beach, FL 33572

HOME BUILDERS Cardel Homes (813) 938-1140 709 Manns Harbor Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572




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KB Home (813) 490-6368 4105 Crescent Park Dr. Tampa, FL 33637

HOME BUILDERS/ NONPROFIT Florida Home Partnership, Inc. (813) 672-7860 201 14th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33575

HOME IMPROVEMENT – RETAIL The Home Depot (813) 633-3161 3730 Sun City Center Blvd. Ruskin, FL 33573

HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION Apollo Beach Condo Association

HOSPITAL BayCare – St. Joseph’s Hospital South

Constance M. Larkin, LMT, CCMP, CMLDT

Mark Rossmiller State Farm

Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 645-3276 212 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 870-4488 6901 Simmons Loop Road Riverview, FL 33578

Dr. Arthur “Mac” Miller

South Bay Hospital

Helen Solomon

(813) 634-0172 4016 SR 674 Sun City Center, FL 33573

Ruskin, FL 33570

Joe Hervey

(813) 645-8000 437 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Ruskin, FL 33570

US Health Advisors

Mike Doherty

(813) 967-3393 5218 Point Harbor Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

HOTEL Courtyard Tampa / Brandon

Ruskin, FL 33570

Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 661-9559 10152 Palm River Rd. Tampa, FL 33619

Pat Warbritton

Dolphin Beach Resort

Tampa, FL 33606

(727) 360-7011 4900 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

Sandy Council

Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon

Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Sandra Murman

Sun City Center, FL 33573

Soch, Denny Ruskin, FL 33570

Hilton Garden Inn

Ruskin , FL 33570

P.O. Box 3331 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Lake St. Clair HOA (813) 349-6552 Covington Garden Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Symphony Isles Master Association (813) 645-2752 807 Symphony Isles Blvd Apollo Beach, FL 33572

HONORARY MEMBER E. G. Simmons Park (813) 671-7655 2401 19th Ave. NW Ruskin, FL 33570

Gagliardi, Nick & Delores (813) 633-8255 1347 Misty Greens Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573

Helen Schumacher (813) 641-3044 310 S Port Royal Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 645-3291 611 Destiny Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Mira Bay by Newland Communities (813) 645-1000 205 Manns Harbor Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Waterset (NNP Southbend II) (813) 235-0154 7012 Sail View Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

HYDROPONIC/ ORGANIC PRODUCE Hydro Harvest Farms (813) 645-6574 1101 E Shell Point Ruskin, FL 33570

INDIVIDUAL MEMBER Bill Hereford Ruskin, FL 33573

Hillsborough County Office Hispanic Affairs

Bonnie Denney

(813) 276-8622 601 E Kennedy Blvd., 24th Floor Tampa, FL 33602

Brent Cutlip

Apollo Beach, FL 33572 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Bella Casa Home Staging & Redesign, LLC


Caribbean Isles Residential Co-op

The Resort and Club at Little Harbor (Harborside Suites and The Inn)

(941) 539-4322 200 Frandorson Cir. #104 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

W. Thomas Grimm

Tom Callahan

Island Walk Phase II HOA, Inc.

Artful Conceptions

Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 413-3907 10220 Palm River Rd Tampa, FL 33619

(813) 645-1498 405 Elsberry Rd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572


(813) 645-2555 437 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 645-4145 P.O. Box 3612 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 626-6610 4328 Garden Vista Drive Riverview, FL 33578

RTI Insurance Services

White, David & Martha Apollo Beach, FL 33572

INSURANCE Aflac - Marcile Buzbee (828) 557-3065 823A Bahia Del Sol Ruskin , FL 33570

Aflac / Independent Insurance Consultants (813) 992-1872 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Alley, Rehbaum & Capes (727) 797-5193 2433 Gulf to Bay Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33765

Charles D. Talley Jr. Insurance, Inc. (813) 685-9393 1335 Oakfield Drive Brandon, FL 33511

Cypress Creek Insurance Agency, LLC (813) 633-0006 837 Cypress Village Blvd. Ruskin, FL 33573

East Bay Insurance Agency Inc. (813) 645-2502 117 Flamingo Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Gulf Coast Commercial Insurance (813) 633-7705 813-B Cypress Village Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573

Boggs Jewelry (813) 634-7899 4852 Sun City Center Blvd Sun City Center, FL 33573

JEWELRY – CREATION & DESIGN JaneMae Jewels (631) 813-8788 5841 Sunset Falls Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

JEWELRY-HOME BASED SALES Origami Owl (813) 523-1781 911 Academy Dr. Brandon, FL 33511

LANDSCAPE SUPPLY Tampa Crosstie and Landscape Supply (813) 641-0090 2604 College Ave. E Ruskin , FL 33570

LAWN SERVICE South Shore Landscape and Lawn, Inc. (813) 376-6110 10918 County Road 672 Riverview, FL 33579

The Grounds Guys of Riverview (727) 543-3443 624 Tanana Fall Dr Ruskin, FL 33570

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING Paychex (813) 777-8820 970 Lake Carillon Drive, Ste. 500 St Petersburg, FL 33716

MANUFACTURERS Kennco Manufacturing (813) 645-2591 3rd Street NE Ruskin, FL 33575

Mid-State Plastics (813) 645-0680 1010 E Shell Point Rd. Ruskin, FL 33575

Mosaic Company (813) 500-6500 13830 Circa Crossing Dr. Lithia, FL 33547

MARINE CONSTRUCTION Hecker Construction Company, Inc. (813) 236-9306 12619 US Hwy 41 S Gibsonton, FL 33534

Land & Sea Masters, Inc. (813) 645-3625 (DOCK) 905 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

MARINE SERVICES Apollo Marine Surveying & Consulting, LLC (813) 645-8284 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Williamson Marine Surveyors, LLC (813) 641-1001 513 Domino Dr. N Ruskin, FL 33570

MARKETING Image Suite PR/ Marketing/Media (813) 419-2494 Wimauma, FL 33598

Local Search and Social (626) 643-1134 6840 Park Strand Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

The Start Speaking Training Center, LLC (813) 528-1092 719 Flamingo Dr. Apollo Beach , FL 33572

MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL Tampa Bay Martial Arts Academy, Inc. (813) 649-0020 6038 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Charles Tea Sun City Center, FL 33573



MEATS/SEAFOOD RETAIL Apollo Meats (813) 645-2379 226 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

MEDIA Bayside Living @ MiraBay (813) 445-4844 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Macaroni Kid Apollo Beach (904) 613-2273 15838 Aurora Lake Circle Wimauma, FL 33598

Tampa Bay Times / Brandon Times (813) 661-2425 11268 Winthrop Main St. Ste. 101 Riverview, FL 33578

MEDICAL/ COSMETIC Lasting Impressions Laser (813) 645-7502 201 Flamingo Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

MOBILE FOOD VENDOR C & J Specialty, Inc. (813) 917-3334 P.O. Box 266 Riverview, FL 33568


D & W Wholesale, Inc. DBA Kona Ice (941) 799-1447 3936 Dockers Dr. Ruskin, FL 33570

Ol’ Kentucky Kettlecorn (813) 235-8089 14114 Balm Boyette Road Riverview, FL 33579

Snooky Bears Snack Shack Too (813) 601-2772 P.O. Box 121 Ruskin, FL 33575

The Mullet Shack (813) 294-3936 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

MORTGAGE LENDER Movement Mortgage (813) 480-5396 449 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Riverview Mortgage (813) 343-0110 10035 Water Works Ln Riverview, FL 33578

MOVING SERVICE Brothers EZ Moving (813) 299-2907 12201 Shelby Dr. Riverview, FL 33579

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Harrison’s Moving Service (813) 633-5544 20104 Hobbs Rd. Wimauma, FL 33598

MUSIC INSTRUMENTS RETAIL Music Showcase (813) 685-5998 402 Oakfield Dr. Brandon, FL 33511

NEWSPAPERS Observer News (813) 645-3111 210 Woodland Estate Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

Osprey Observer Community Newspaper (813) 657-2418 900 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. Brandon, FL 33511

Tampa Bay Times / Brandon Times (813) 661-2425 11268 Winthrop Main St. Ste. 101 Riverview, FL 33578

The Tampa Tribune/ South Shore News (813) 259-7321 202 S Parker St. Tampa, FL 33606

NONPROFIT Alzheimer’s Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (727) 578-2558 14010 Roosevelt Blvd Ste. 709 Clearwater, FL 33762

American Businesswomen’s Assoc.– SouthShore Chapter 106 Shell Falls Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

American Cancer Society (813) 685-0670 1462 Oakfield Drive Brandon, FL 33511

Bullet Free Sky (813) 285-3663 415 14th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

Camp Bayou Outdoor Learning Center (813) 641-8545 4140 24th St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

Children’s Board of Hillsborough County / The Children’s Home, Inc. (813) 641-5600 3030 E College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

Choices Women’s Center (813) 938-6024 3018 E. College Avenue Ruskin, FL 33570

Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort (CARE) (813) 645-2273 1528 27th St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

Critter Mama Rescue (813) 507-0509 Ruskin, FL 33570

Firehouse Cultural Center (813) 645-7651 101 1st Ave. NE Ruskin , FL 33570

Florida Blood Services (727) 656-1018 216 Manatee Ave. E Bradenton, FL 34208

Freedom to Walk Foundation, Inc. (813) 546-2329 P.O. Box 2815 Riverview, FL 33568-2815

Friends of the SouthShore Library (813) 273-3652 15816 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33570

Go Green Charity Recyclers

Mary and Martha House, Inc.

(305) 638-3189 3690 NW 62 St. Miami, FL 33147

(813) 645-7874 P.O. Box 1251 Ruskin, FL 33575

Good Samaritan Mission, Inc.

My Warrior’s Place

(813) 634-7136 14920 Balm Wimauma Road Wimauma, FL 33598

(813) 321-0880 101 22nd St. NW, #112 Ruskin , FL 33570

Ruskin Moose Lodge #813 (813) 645-5919 1212 E Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570

Ruskin VFW 6287 (813) 645-2935 5120 US Hwy 41 N Ruskin, FL 33570

Ruskin Woman’s Club

Haven of Hope

National Alliance on Mental Illness

(317) 441-7022 1020 Regal Manor Way Sun City Center, FL 33573

(914) 469-2323 11806 US Hwy 41 S Gibsonton, FL 33534

Hillsborough County FSBDC

Operation Lotus, Inc.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - East Hillsborough County District

(813) 541-8195 16112 Loneoak View Drive Lithia, FL 33547

(813) 645-5255 1311 3rd St. NE Ruskin , FL 33570

PCAT Literacy Ministries, Inc.

South Shore Anglers, Inc.

(813) 204-9267 2101 E Palm Ave. Tampa, FL 33605

Krewe of the South Shore Marauders (813) 633-8255 1347 Misty Greens Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573

813 949-0109 913 Newberger Rd. Lutz, FL 33549

LifePath Hospice

Redlands Christian Migrant Assoc.

(813) 877-2200 3725 Upper Creek Dr. Ruskin, FL 33573

(813) 671-5264 416 US Highway 41 South Ruskin, FL 33575

(813) 766-5040 503 US Highway 41 South Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 545-9988 12408 Midpointe Drive Riverview, FL 33578

South Shore Arts Council (813) 746-4975 P.O. Box 1613 Ruskin, FL 33570

South Shore Republican Club (813) 677-2606 11427 Village Brook Dr. Riverview, FL 33569

Sun City Center Campaign Against Human Trafficking (813) 633-4647 Sun City Center, FL 33573

The Family Y @ Big Bend Rd. (813) 684-1371 9840 Balm Riverview Rd Riverview, FL 33569

The Kiwanis Club of SouthShore (813) 416-3756 P.O. Box 5753 Sun City Center, FL 33573

The Rotary Club of South Bay After Hours (239) 898-8718 986 Villeroy Greens Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary – Flotilla 75 (813) 651-1763 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Wounded Warriors In Action Foundation (813) 938-1390 300 Frandorson Circe Suite 103 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

NOTARY Melanie Morrison (813) 645-1366 137 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

NURSERIES – COMMERCIAL Plants of Ruskin (813) 645-2528 901 4th St. NW Ruskin, FL 33575

OPTICAL/EYE CARE Optical Outfitters (813) 645-2022 242 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Riverview Eye Care (813) 498-1905 13135 Kings Lake Dr. Gibsonton, FL 33534

Ruskin Eye Clinic (813) 645-3831 612 N Tamiami Trail Ruskin, FL 33570

PACKING & SHIPPING Pango Sales (813) 671-7551 8137 Eagle Palm Dr. Riverview, FL 33569



The UPS Store (813) 645-8330 235 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

PAINT Sherwin Williams (813) 641-2359 712 N. US Hwy 41 Ruskin, FL 33570

PAINTING Painting By Bruno, Inc, (813) 645-3471 836 Signet Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

PAPER CRAFTING Sparkle N Sprinkle (813) 642-0940 3016 E College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

St. Law Pest Control Service, Inc.

Sweet Rose Photography

(813) 433-4099 13026 Carlington Lane Riverview, FL 33579

(813) 319-4203 205 Apollo Beach Blvd. Ste. 106 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

PET SITTING Taylor’s Pet Sitting (813) 295-0182 5726 Eden Falls Place Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Wags N Whiskers Pet Sitters, LLC (813) 326-3281 6803 Park Strand Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

PHOTOGRAPHY Huth & Booth Photography


(813) 447-9909 11103 Silver Dancer Dr. Riverview, FL 33579

Legal Shred

Photos by Moose

(813) 445-7301 11806 S. US Hwy 41 Gibsonton, FL 33534

PLUMBING Bob Billa’s SHJ Plumbing, LLC (813) 641-9174 P.O. Box 5082 Sun City Center, FL 33571

Reedy Plumbing (813) 634-1163 5186 SR 674 Wimauma, FL 33598-9535

PLUMBING & PORTABLE TOILETS Chris’s Plumbing Service (813) 623-6830 P.O. Box 3389 Riverview, FL 33568

(813) 645-1649 P.O. Box 862 Ruskin, FL 33570



Scattered Pics Photography

Alley Cat Pest Control, LLC

(813) 469-1961 1804 Mira Lago Circle Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 419-4910 6156 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 938-1117 1601 US HWY 41 S Ruskin Ruskin, FL 33570


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Pool Time of Tampa, Inc.

POOLS – CONTRACTOR All Seasons Pool Service, Inc.


(813) 638-1837 6490 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 645-6431 202 11th Ave. NW Ruskin, FL 33575



Maverick’s Portable Restrooms

Sir Speedy

813-376-4354 P.O. Box 3165 Riverview, FL 33568

(813) 623-5478 5609 E Hillsborough Tampa, FL 33610

Regal Luxury Restrooms


(727) 631-1838 P.O. Box 3544 Riverview, FL 33568

Centex Homes


(813) 645-4613 1706 Cabbage Key Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

A Ability Professional Business

Century 21 Beggins Ent– Aixa Moore

(813) 645-3410 1028 Apollo Beach Blvd., #113 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 658-1412 6542 US Hwy 41 N Ste. 101 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

M&M Printing (813) 645-4048 210 Woodland Estates Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

Pinecrest Printing (813) 684-5444 105 N Falkenburg Road, Suite D Tampa, FL 33619

Century 21 Beggins Ent– Colleen Laskey (813) 633-9454 6542 US Hwy 41 N. Ruskin, FL 33573

Century 21 Beggins Ent– Craig Beggins

Keller Williams Realty Sharon Van Loan

Weichert Realtors Yates & Associates

(813) 645-8481 6542 US Hwy 41N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 641-8300 109 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 649-1002 6160 N US Hwy 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Coldwell Banker Dolphin Realty

Keller Williams/ Michael Simpkins, Realtor

(813) 645-8495 208 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 541-3307 109 Harbor Village Ln Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Weichert Realtors Yates & Associates / Ron Simpson

Colin Howgill, Realtor

Keller Williams Jessica Lovitch

(813) 293-6676 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

EHome Tampa Bay (813) 732-3288 5042 Ruby Flats Dr. Wimauma, FL 33596

Florida Online Realty (813) 641-3339 P.O. Box 3339 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Keller Williams Michele Herndon, PA (813) 523-9222 109 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Keller Williams Realty SouthShore (813) 641-8300 109 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 447-9002 109 Harbor Village Ln.. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

ReMax Bayside (813) 938-1112 237 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

ReMax Bayside Victoria Ginty (813) 624-6867 109 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Turner Cole Company Real Estate Services (813) 610-5256 9350 Bay Plaza Blvd., #120 Tampa, FL 33619

(813) 477-0285 6160 N US Hwy 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Weichert Realtors Yates & Associates / David Madden (813) 447-9015 6160 N US Hwy 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Weichert Realtors Yates & Associates / Sue Detweiler (813) 649-1002 6160 N US HWY 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Weichert Realtors / Carol Newcomb (813) 601-7450 6160 N US HWY 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

REAL ESTATE RENTALS Christine L. Spooner, Realtor (813) 363-3031 1525 Rickenbacker Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573

Irongate Senior Apartments (813) 645-8800 1820 Blair Castle Circle Ruskin, FL 33570

Ray Weedon & Associates

Realty Professionals of Florida, LLC (813) 310-2333 7219 Bowspirit Place Apollo Beach, FL 33572

RECREATION Hillsborough County Parks Recreation & Conservation (813) 672-1120 6219 Symmes Rd. Gibsonton, FL 33534

Southshore Outdoor Adventures

(813) 645-4145 839 Birdie Way Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(910) 364-5803 919 Capriccio Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

The Grove at SouthShore


(813) 672-3855 10221 Summer Palm Dr Riverview, FL 33578

REAL ESTATE/ PROPERTY MANAGEMENT All Ready Property Management Realty, Inc. (813) 741-3790 10524 Sanford St. Riverview, FL 33578

Brandon Rental Center (813) 654-7368 P.O. Box 2165 Seffner, FL 33583

SouthshoreTents and Events (813) 417-6611 6415 Key Island Ave Apollo Beach, FL 33572



RESTAURANT Bob Evans Farms (813) 634-9940 102 Commercial Center Dr. Ruskin, FL 33573

Caspers Company McDonald’s (813) 287-2231 Ruskin, FL 33570

East Coast Pizza (813) 385-6540 13340 Lincoln Rd Riverview, FL 33579

Hungry Howie’s (813) 684-0622 1326 E Lumsden Road Brandon, FL 33511

Kaz’s Seafood Dive (813) 331-3915 6186 N Hwy 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33570

Latitudes Apollo (407) 947-3939 131 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Little Caesars 813-245-1983 3848 Sun City Blvd., Ste. 112 Ruskin, FL 33570

Massimo’s Pizza & Subs

Popi’s Place V (813) 649-1315 1010 U.S. Hwy 41 North Ruskin, FL 33570

Ricky’s (813) 641-8792 6520 N. US Hwy 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

River’s Edge Bar & Grill (813) 671-9196 6226 Ohio Ave. Gibsonton, FL 33534

S & S Tacos & Stuff (813) 645-8226 701 S US Hwy 41 Ste. A Ruskin, FL 33570

The Dog House & More (813) 419-4325 204 W Shell Point Rd. Ruskin, FL 33570

The Fish House (813) 641-9451 1902 W. Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570

RESTAURANT DELIVERY TakeOut Butler (813) 643-3663 6409 Mayra Shores Ln. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 331-3919 6146 N US Hwy 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572


Niko’s Greek Grille

(813) 938-1888 2702 E College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 645-5946 105 E Shell Point Rd. Ruskin, FL 33570

PDQ (813) 864-8006 10441 Big Bend Rd Riverview, FL 33578

Pita Kebob (813) 419-4926 243 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572


The Hot Tomato

RETAIL/DIRECT SALES Beleave Teas, Inc. (813) 785-3187 235 Apollo Beach Blvd., Ste .156 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Thirty One Gifts (813) 810-6999 3406 Little Oak St. Valrico, FL 33596

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RETAIL – ONLINE Amazon Apollo Beach, FL 33572

RETIREMENT & REHABILITATION Assisted Living Sun Towers Retirement & Rehabilitation (813) 634-3347 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573

ROOFING Cardinal Roofing (813) 689-7663 3108 Barkley Lane Valrico, FL 33596

Palm Tree Roofing (813) 333-6320 342 Cedar Falls Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

RV PARK Hide-A-Way RV Resort (813) 645-6037 2206 Chaney Dr. Ruskin, FL 33570

Holiday Palms RV Park (813) 645-9496 424 19th Ave. NE Ruskin FL 33575

SAILING Tampa Sailing Squadron (203) 449-7035 P.O. Box 3277 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

SCHOOL AMIkids YES (813) 671-5213 4337 Saffold Rd. Wimauma, FL 33598

Apollo Beach Elementary School (813) 671-5172 501 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Beth Shields Middle School (813) 672-5338 15732 Beth Shields Way Ruskin, FL 33573

Cypress Creek Elementary School (813) 671-5167 4040 19th Ave. NE Ruskin, FL 33573

Doby Elementary School (813) 672-5388 6720 Covington Garden Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

East Bay High School (813) 671-5134 7710 Big Bend Road Gibsonton, FL 33534

Wimauma Elementary School (813) 671-5159 5709 Hickman St. Wimauma, FL 33598

SCHOOL ORGANIZATION Apollo Beach Elementary PTA (813) 671-5172 501 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Doby Elementary PTA (813) 672-5388 6720 Covington Garden Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572


Eisenhower Middle School

McRoberts Sales

(813) 671-5003 7620 Big Bend Road Gibsonton, FL 33534

(813) 645-2561 701 S Tamiami Trail Ruskin, FL 33575

Lennard High School


(813) 641-5611 2002 E Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570

Big Jim’s Self Storage

Reddick Elementary (813) 634-0809 325 W Lake Dr Wimauma, FL 33598

Ruskin Christian School (813) 645-6441 820 W. College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

Ruskin Elementary School (813) 671-5177 101 E College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

South County Career Center (813) 233-3335 2810 John Sherman Way Ruskin, FL 33570

Thompson Elementary (813) 938-1203 2020 E Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 641-1889 2107 E College Ave. Ste. 1 Ruskin, FL 33570

Champion Self Storage (813) 641-1777 2809 E College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

StoreRight Self Storage (813) 645-2020 3648 US Hwy 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570

SENIOR LIVING Apollo Beach Manor (813) 802-7748 601 Flamingo Dr. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Aston Gardens (813) 633-2378 231 Courtyard Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573

Freedom Plaza (813) 634-1824 1010 American Eagle Blvd., Apt. 114 Sun City Center, FL 33573



Inspired Living (813) 922-1821 1320 33rd St. SE Sun City Center, FL 33573

SEWING MACHINES Vacuums Cypress Vac & Sew (813) 634-8793 3830 Sun City Center Blvd. Ste. 103 Ruskin, FL 33573

SHERIFF’S OFFICE Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, District 4 (813) 247-0400 508 33rd St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

SIGNS South Shore Signs, Inc. (813) 645-2201 103 College Ave. W Ruskin, FL 33570

SOD Sod Grower & Installer Council Growers Sod (813) 633-8665 2680 CR 579 Wimauma, FL 33598




Walmart Neighborhood Market

Commerce Realty Services

Tampa Electric Company

(813) 498-4099 10327 Big Bend Rd. Riverview, FL 33578

TAX PREPARATION/ ACCOUNTING/ BUSINESS SERVICES H & R Block Business Services (813) 645-4829 151 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

TENNIS COURT CONSTRUCTION Welch Tennis Courts (813) 641-7787 407 24th Ave. SW Sun City Center, FL 33586

TITLE COMPANY All American Title (813) 649-9740 609 18th St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

United Title Affiliates, Inc. (813) 649-1107 431 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

North American Title Co. (813) 243-8943 7130 Big Bend Rd Ste. 106 Gibsonton, FL 33534


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(813) 645-4641 218 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

South Bay Title Insurance Agency, Inc. (813) 633-3330 936 Cypress Village Blvd., Ste. A Ruskin, FL 33573

TRAVEL AGENT AAA Auto Club Group Southern Region (813) 633-4880 791 Cortaro Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573

K & B Travel, LLC (813) 645-2255 6311 Balboa Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572


(954) 775-9988 5501 Gulf Blvd., #202 St. Pete Beach, FL 33706

TRUCKING/ TRACTORS Pittman Trucking (813) 645-1883 3704 30th St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

WINE-MAKING SHOP Southshore Uncorked, Inc.

(813) 228-4364 702 N Franklin St. P3 Tampa, FL 33602

(813) 649-9466 1432 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572



Sunshine Lodge


(352) 344-1025 9161 E Devil’s Neck Rd. Floral City, FL 34436

(813) 741-0413 7268 Bucks Ford Dr. Riverview, FL 33578



Fox & Friends Animal Hospital

United Yacht Sales

(813) 633-2443 1024 Cypress Village Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573

WHOLESALE Sam’s Club (813) 371-2394 10273 Big Bend Road Riverview, FL 33569

WINDOW TINTING Solar Designs (813) 645-2200 103 College Ave. W Ruskin, FL 33570

WINDOW TREATMENTS Gotcha Covered (813) 625-5200 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 927-5645 Lands End Marina 1220 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572



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