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Melanie D. Rimes

Executive Director SouthShore Chamber of Commerce

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elcome to the South Shore area! With another year of amazing year of growth in our community, we’re officially the fastest growing area in all of Hillsborough County. If you are new to the area, we encourage you to visit our office and website and see all the wonderful things this area offers. We have so many hidden gems in our community and would love to tell you about them. There’s a little bit of everything here, something for everyone. If you’re thinking of starting a new business or you currently own one and are looking to grow and expand your audience, we invite you to join us at any of our monthly events. Just tell us you’re a brand-new guest, and we’ll take it from there! At the chamber, we pride ourselves on being involved in both business and community events, which we feel are essential to the success of the area. Our various subcommittees cover diversity, education, marketing, military support, economic

development, legislative affairs, leadership and more. Allow me to explain exactly what the SouthShore Chamber does for our community. We represent the business community in South Shore and nearby communities. We stay involved in anything that effects business growth and development in our area. We’re very involved with planning, and we advocate for our members with Hillsborough County government. It’s our responsibility to help businesses increase their visibility to area residents. We’re committed to do everything we can in helping our members succeed. The SouthShore Chamber organizes monthly coffees, luncheons and evening mixers for all members to meet and network with each other. We find that as our members develop trusting relationships with other members, they become much more supportive of each other. Our members enjoy promoting each other any chance they get by working collaboratively on special


projects and hosting various events that draw attention to what their businesses have to offer. We host the largest annual event in all of southern Hillsborough County, the Ruskin Seafood Festival. This event welcomes more than 25,000 people over a two-day period! We also host two other large, annual community events, the Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts and the Pigs in the Parking Lot BBQ, Beer & Blues Festival. Our members can have a booth, promote their products and services and meet firsthand, thousands of community residents at these three events. Everything we do focuses on making a more unified and strong community. Our chamber is about business, but we go one step further. Our members love to help in the community. They look to us to find out what the biggest “needs” are and how they can help specifically. We connect the needs of our residents and local nonprofits to our business members, and this makes our chamber stand out from others.

The amount of outreach our members show our community each year is amazing. Our theory is, if our community doesn’t thrive, it becomes more difficult to help area businesses thrive. We want to be the community that everyone is proud of to call home. I hope you enjoy this directory. You’ll find lots of information on our annual events, our wonderful subcommittees and most of all, on the incredible members we have. At 400-plus strong, our members are exactly what make South Shore the best place to work, live and play.

Melanie D. Rimes

Executive Director

SouthShore Chamber of Commerce

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

137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach, FL 33572

SouthShore Chamber of Commerce Executive Director: Melanie Rimes 2017 President: Deb Adams 2016 President: Joey Henderson

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. 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.

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excitement of SouthShore!

SouthShore

Chamber of Commerce Staff Melanie Rimes

Executive Director

Leslie Bennett

Membership Development Coordinator

Suzanne Ramella Office Manager

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Tampa Bay Times

ON THE COVER: Bike riding on the beach.

Marketing Manager: Chris Galbraith Advertising Manager: Tony Del Castillo Art Director: Beth Lewis-Wilson Photographer: Dave Morrison Contributors: Andrea Murray, Melanie Rimes, Diane Craig

For more information about the SouthShore area, visit

SouthShoreChamberOfCommerce.org. Comments or questions? Contact chamber at 813-645-1366.


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SouthShore

Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors

Deb Adams

Shawn Geitner

Joey Henderson

CHAMBER VICE PRESIDENT

Vice President & Bank Manager BMO Harris Bank

Owner Beleave Teas Inc.

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

Dee Fridella

Sherell Bennett

Dr. Allen Witt

Retired / Individual Member

Community Relations Coordinator South Bay Hospital

CHAMBER TREASURER

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2016 CHAMBER PRESIDENT

CHAMBER PRESIDENT

CHAMBER SECRETARY

Campus President Hillsborough Community College – SouthShore Campus


Georgia Vahue Executive Director Firehouse Cultural Center Ruskin

Ron Simpson

Carrie Elwell

Broker Associate Weichert Realtors – Yates & Associates

Owner Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of SouthShore & Waterset

Tony Zipperer

Jason Fredricks

Owner Zipperer’s Funeral Home

Vice President Legal Shred, Inc.

Steven Alvarez

Charlie Lewis

Joe Kline

Pastor Christ Community Church

VP of Operations Support The Mosaic Co.

Director Alvarez CPA Firm

Khalid Abouelhouda Owner Pita Kebob

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SouthShore Chamber

Banquet & Awards Ceremony On January 27, 2017 the SouthShore Chamber held their annual banquet and awards ceremony at SouthShore Falls in Apollo Beach. These awards are given to the individual or company displaying the most dedication and commitment to the community in the previous year. 2016 president Joey Henderson presided over the ceremonies and handed over the gavel to incoming 2017 president Deb Adams at the end of the night. Congratulations to all nine winners! All awards photos courtesy of Lois Kindle.

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2016 Business Support Award

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2016

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Shirley May & Bruce Scheller

Commitment to Military Award

Kelly Kowall

2017 Chamber President Deb Adams receiving the presidential gavel from 2016 Chamber President Joey Henderson


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By the Numbers

450 Businesses are members of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce

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Communities comprise SouthShore: Apollo Beach, Riverview, Gibsonton, Wimauma, Ruskin and Sun City Center

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52,000 Square footage of the International Independent Showmen’s Museum in Riverview, which chronicles carnival life in America

Years the Ruskin Seafood Festival has entertained the community


the Numbers

300,000 10.3% Guests visit the Manatee Viewing Center each year

Population boost expected by 2020 in SouthShore

500

Number of acres for kids to explore at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

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Miles to downtown Tampa

74.6ยบ/56.8ยบ Avg. high/low temperature in SouthShore in January

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

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SouthShore 29th Annual

Chamber Events 2017

Ruskin Seafood Festival Always the 1st weekend in November E.G. Simmons Park 2401 19th Ave. NW Ruskin, FL 33570 813-671-7655

Since its inception in 1989, the Ruskin Seafood Festival has grown from a humble local celebration of scrumptious sea creatures to one of Hillsborough County’s largest and most anticipated events of the year. Another 25,000 people are expected to attend this year’s festival in E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin the first week of November to feast on the area’s best clams, grouper, mullet and seafood chowder from some of Tampa Bay’s best vendors of fresh fish. “I always say it’s up there with the Strawberry Fest and the Florida State Fair,” says Melanie Rimes, SouthShore Chamber of Commerce executive director. “Not quite as big, but the Ruskin Seafood Festival definitely comes right after them in terms of biggest local events.” A lot of the growth spurt over the years is related to how the festival has evolved to offer a broader variety of entertainment and activity options during the two-day event. In addition to arts and crafts, including face painting, and balloon art and a huge kids’ area, there’s a stage for local young dancers and gymnasts to perform. In 2016, Armetta’s Grand Jete Studio of Dance, Victoria’s School of Dance, the Julestarz Academy and the Rowlett Academy for Arts and Communication all staged amazing performances by their students. Another kids’ area highlight last year was the Mini-American Ninja Warrior course offered for free by Jubilee Gymnastics. The festival also puts on a boat and outdoor sports expo, anglers cast lines on the waterfront, and local nonprofits have the opportunity to do outreach to festivalgoers about the work they do serving the community. Perhaps the biggest growth area is the eclectic lineup of bands playing live music all day, each day, on the Clam Jam stage. Last year, Tampa-based La Lucha played an energetic set of Latininfluenced jazz, audience members enjoyed the steel-drum Caribbean sounds of venerable ska/reggae band Spy vs. Spy, and local favorite Kozmic Pearl, a band that frequently plays at Latitudes Apollo in Apollo Beach, played a fun variety of classic rock, dance and R&B.

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Many longtime Ruskin Seafood Fest attendees will tell you, however, that the main reason they go is the same as it has always been: the food. Any and all varieties of oysters, fried shrimp, seafood chowder and “mouthwatering crustacean cuisine,” as the organizers call it, can be had at the festival, not to mention Southern cheese grits, fries, funnel cakes and other delectable sides and cold beer. As the organizers say, “Come hungry.” 16 Explore SouthShore

Check website for details: RuskinSeafoodFestival.org.


SouthShore

Chamber Events 2017

2nd week in March Hitting a milestone in March, the 25th annual Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts celebrated artists from all over the world and who work in a variety of mediums, including paint, wood, metal, ceramics, photography, jewelry and mixed media. “It was a record-breaking year, with at least 10,000 people attending,” says Melanie Rimes, executive director of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, of the festival. It was a collaborative effort between the chamber, the SouthShore Arts Council and the Firehouse Cultural Center.

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Gracing the waterfront in E.G. Simmons Park this year were more than 100 artists, including five international artists who came to exhibit their work, Rimes says. Although many exhibitors hail from Florida, such as well-known local painter Fred Rothenbush (who also bestowed the young artist awards to three local students), the festival also attracted established artists from all over the country, including photographer Kyle Wilson from North Carolina and Wisconsin artist Nicholas Ringelstetter, who won Best in Show for his striking graffiti-style work depicting monsters and ninjas in street scenes on skateboards, stop signs and canvas. The Award of Honor went to New Jersey-based jewelry designer Danielle Merzatta, Zhiyong Ye’s breathtaking watercolor paintings garnered him the Award of Distinction, and taking home the Dean Tea Memorial Award was local watercolor painter Brinley Rairigh, who is just 14. Exposure to a mix of influences, backgrounds and experiences among exhibitors and visitors of the Apollo Beach Manatee Festival of the Arts is part of what makes it special. But local pride is also very much in evidence, with dance performances by local students, a Tampa Bay Martial Arts demonstrations, on the main stage and concerts played by popular local bands, including New Port Richey musician Emily Joy, reggae and funk group Resinated, the Betty Fox Band and Wendy Rich and the Soul Shakers. There are more food and drink options – including beer and wine – every year, Rimes says. The arts and crafts area for kids, called the Children’s Creativity Center, is a large, hands-on area in which kids play and create their own crafts and artwork. Get more information at SouthShoreChamberOfCommerce.org.

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SouthShore

Chamber Events 2017

Veterans Day Parade 2nd weekend in November, 11 a.m. U.S. 41, Ruskin Thousands flock to this special and reverent family event that honors current and former members of the armed forces. Eighty military units, color guards, kids from local schools, businesses, krewes and representatives from civic organizations and churches march the 1.5-mile parade route carrying flags and tossing beads to the assembled crowd. VFW #6287 welcomes all to its after-parade celebration at VFW #6287 to enjoy music and food and watch the annual awards ceremony.

Toys for Tots Collection Party

2nd weekend in December, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Alley at SouthShore, Riverview Admission: New, unwrapped toy or cash gift

Hundreds of generous SouthShore residents donate thousands of dollars' worth of gifts including toys, clothing, bikes and electronics to kids in need at this annual drive sponsored by Pearson Capital Inc. Last year, community members pitched in with 378 new bikes, 90 boxes of toys and gifts, and $11,000. Visit Southshorechamberofcommerce.org for a list of several area drop-off locations where you can deliver new, unwrapped toys.

8th Annual Pigs in the Parking Lot

BBQ/Beer & Blues Fest 2017 Friday, May 12, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mira Bay/Winn-Dixie Plaza, 137 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach This free, better-than-a-block-party event features mouthwatering BBQ and other eats, such as mullet, jerk meats, hot dogs, burgers, sweet stuff and beer. Local nonprofits will interact with festivalgoers, and local vendors will sell jewelry, clothing, coastal chic furniture and accessories. The rocking music lineup for 2017 includes bands JP Soars and the Red Hots, fresh from their European tour, and the Damon Fowler Band, who recently opened for George Thorogood. 18 Explore SouthShore


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Q&A on SouthShore's Chamber E

xecutive director of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce, Melanie Rimes explains how the chamber helps businesses meet the needs of the community.

The population in SouthShore is increasing consistently. How has the chamber kept up with the evolving needs of the community?

Melanie D. Rimes

Executive Director

SouthShore Chamber of Commerce

The SouthShore area has been growing steadily for nearly 10 years now, which you can see by the number of developments planned and under construction. But the growth has been slow enough that it’s a blessing in disguise - the slower transition has given us time to identify and plan for specific needs of the community that come with such development. The key is keeping the lines of communication open, with frequent meetings and events, so everyone stays on the same page.

In your Diversity Committee mission statement, you say that one of the group’s goals is to encourage and advocate for equality in business practices. Why is that an important part of Chamber of Commerce affairs? Because we are growing so much, our community is very diverse. It only makes sense to reach out to everyone and bring them together. One way we’re trying to do that is by reviewing chamber marketing efforts and event plans to ensure they’re as inclusive as possible.

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Our “blended holiday” event, for example, was a great year-end celebration of Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Ramadan, with international dishes and coffees and a cultural education aspect. If our community flourishes, our businesses flourish.

How would you say the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce enriches the community in real terms? We work closely with schools and nonprofit organizations in the area, so we’re tuned it to community needs and can share that insight with our members, which is something they tell us they love. They have the desire to give back but don’t always know where the greatest needs are. We can tell them. This kind of mutually beneficial partnership is part of what creates the “small town feel” we have in SouthShore, which I don’t feel will go away as we grow.

On a practical level, what do businesses get out of Chamber of Commerce membership? What advice would you give them for getting involved? Our members have many opportunities to promote their business through our monthly and weekly events with other members, our quarterly events with other business members and residents, and our much larger annual festivals, which attract not only local residents but outsiders coming from other parts of the state.


SouthShore Testimonials “The SouthShore community is like going back in time, when communities really got together to help those in their community. The people in this community are the most caring, loving, giving and dedicated people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. It's a real honor and privilege to be able to work side by side with such awesome people who have the biggest hearts for their fellow citizens! I believe this is what contributes to making this community such a great place to live, work and play!”

Deb Adams, 2017 Chamber President “The SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is a tremendous asset for South 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 community is uniquely beautiful; a bastion of beaches, boats and businesses.”

Sandra L. Murman Vice Chairman, County Commission, District 1

“I believe the SouthShore Chamber helps bring the community together.”

Major Rob Bullara, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Officer

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SouthShore Chamber's

Educational Partnership Committee

Between 2000 and 2010, the population in Apollo Beach alone almost doubled, and the population of kids under 5 years old increased by more than 150 percent. So it’s unsurprising that one of the areas in which the growth of SouthShore is most evident is in its student population and schools.

to help out teaching kids in a Lennard High School robotics class, and Ruskin Elementary put out a call for mentors and reading tutors.

“SouthShore is the fastest-growing area in the whole county,” says Melanie Rimes, executive director of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. “The Educational Partnership Committee now serves 25 area elementary, middle and high schools.”

Some requests are specific, such as the “reading cookie sheet with magnetic letters” Rimes says. Local design companies often have art supplies that teachers need on hand, but sometimes members will just make a trip to Walmart to pick up however many items a teacher has requested. Other donations the committee has contributed include 2,559 educational booklets about the U.S. Constitution.

The number of committee members now totals around 40, although membership ranks are growing consistently. “In the last six or seven years it has just gotten bigger and bigger,” Rimes says. “A lot of retired teachers move to the area, and they come in and offer a lot of insight and knowledge. It’s amazing what you can accomplish just connecting people; it’s great the way it works out.”

“One of our local computer companies donated 150 thumb drives recently,” Rimes says.

The Educational Partnership Committee is also involved with area nonprofits; the committee recently delivered new pillows to the Hillsborough County AMIkids, a national nonprofit serving at-risk youth as well as sponsoring the Migrant Student Graduate Banquet (10th annual this year).

The committee hosts evening mixers and an annual welcome breakfast for all teachers new to the area. After the breakfast, educators receive a goody bag filled with supplies and gifts, such as Target gift cards, raffle tickets and free passes for local services. But the committee’s primary focus is wish fulfillment for local teachers and schools. The Educational Partnership Committee meets monthly at a different SouthShore school, Rimes says. Teachers and administrators are welcome to join the meetings whether they’re committee members or not. Teachers and faculty discuss their needs, which the committee communicates to chamber members so they can learn how to help. Led by chairwoman Carrie Elwell, the committee has fulfilled countless requests from educators, providing needed classroom supplies and helping to fund field trips (such as paying for buses to transport the kids or help students attend who might not otherwise be able to swing a trip financially) and matching locals’ expertise with corresponding educational needs. Recently, educators requested a welding expert in the community

With the way awareness about the committee is growing in the community, Rimes says that teachers are likely to get what they need to help them make an impact on their students, and all they have to do is ask. “This committee lets teachers know that we want to support them,” Rimes says. “Just write us a request and put down how many kids it’ll impact and submit it.” Teaching kids about taxes or finance, for example? The partnership has bankers and accountants who would love to schedule a class visit and help, Rimes says. “We have so many members who want to help but they don’t know how.” she continues. Pairing them with people in the education field who know what kids and teachers need, she says, is proving to be a win-win for everyone.

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SouthShore Chamber's

Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee advocates for inclusive business community Southern Hillsborough County’s continued growth over the past decade means the area’s demographics are changing. Embracing those changes, the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce believes, is fundamental for the growth and sustainability of its member businesses. So, three years ago, the chamber established its Diversity Committee. The committee’s goal is to help chamber members promote equality in their business practices, which helps to strengthen their businesses and improve their economic growth, says committee chair Joey Henderson. The committee was borne from the chamber’s former Hispanic Affairs Committee, which reflected the area’s large Hispanic population. It now focuses on the many different communities living in the SouthShore area. “Over the years the community has changed and the focus of our committee has also changed in terms of diversity,” says Henderson. “We try to be more universal in our reach, as far as race, as far as gender, and even various challenges with mental health and physical health.”

The committee encourages member organizations to create inclusive workplaces by utilizing the skills and perspectives of a robust, diverse workforce. It also guides members in how to best meet the needs of a diverse clientele, including those with different abilities and physical challenges, says Henderson.

The group also helps host annual events that reflect the many cultures that make up SouthShore’s vibrant community, including the Migrant Student Graduation Banquet, a celebration honoring the children of local migrant farm workers who graduate from local high schools. “Migrant farmers tend to move around a lot from one farm to another to work. So it’s an amazing task for a child of migrant farmers to be able to graduate high school and we recognize that,” says Henderson. “We recognize their struggle and we try to encourage them to continue forward.” The chamber also hosts a Blended Holiday event for its members each December. The year-end celebration honors Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Ramadan and features international dishes and other cultural offerings. The bottom line, says Henderson, is that being sensitive to the needs of all members of the community is smart business practice. “We’re really trying to help our business owners understand that when it comes to diversity, when it comes to color, the main color that matters is green,” he quips. “We want our members to understand they will flourish if they serve everyone fairly. We want their businesses to grow in the best possible way.”

The Diversity Committee meets once a month. Call the chamber at 813-645-1366 for more information.

The committee provides members with information about diversity training opportunities for employee groups, and has brought in guest speakers, including a member of the Hillsborough County Diversity Advisory Council, to “give us some insight in regard to what our businesses and business owners could expect when dealing with diversity,” says Henderson.

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SouthShore Chamber's Although it’s less than a year old, the newly minted Military Affairs Committee of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce has been charging full steam ahead in its efforts to support current and former members of the military and their families in the community as well as to honor fallen servicemen and women.

“They have made amazing progress in a short period of time,” says Melanie Rimes, executive director of the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. Led by chairwoman Nadya DePontbriand, committee members include current and former military personnel and representatives from local businesses, such as H&R Block SouthShore, CrossFit Apogee and nonprofit My Warrior’s Place, a retreat center for veterans, military service members, first responders and Blue Star, Silver Star and Gold Star families. With SouthShore’s large military population and MacDill Air Force Base so close, the Military Affairs Committee fills a crucial void, supporting military families and connecting them with local business leaders who want to help. Part of the committee’s focus is outreach to the families of deployed service members, such as hooking them up with discounts for products and services and other resources, Rimes says. The committee has organized two military supply drives during which children from Kids ‘R’ Kids wrote 100 letters to soldiers overseas. Both events were great successes, collecting items such as eye drops, soap, sunscreen lip balm and soup packets for deployed soldiers. In addition to outreach, education is another key focus of the committee. Recently approved by the Hillsborough County School Board is the Military Affairs Committee proposal to standardize student instruction regarding the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The program includes Ruskin Gold Star mom Kelly Kowall’s videos about the importance of and differences between Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day, Rimes says. “You don’t thank veterans for their service on Memorial Day and you don’t say Happy Memorial Day,” she explains, offering an example of what kids will learn from the program. “Veterans deal with survivors guilt already and that needs to be understood.” It’s important to educate students and teachers about things like that.” Previously, many teachers didn’t have discussions in the classrooms on 9/11 about the significance of that day, while others did. Some did a lot to remember that day and some did nothing. The Military Affairs Committee was passionate about establishing a consistent curriculum, 24

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Military Affairs Committee including remembrance assemblies and the facts about the events of 9/11, and the school board was extremely open and receptive to their proposal, Rimes says. “Together, we launched a pilot program for all 25 of the Area 8 schools for this year and hopefully in the years to come, the entire district will follow” she says. Rimes is also enthusiastic about the committee’s first official action as an official chamber committee: the program to award challenge coins to area military members who deserve special recognition. The first coin was presented to local artist and veteran Fred Rothenbush, who paints portraits and battlefield scenes on commission for fellow servicemen and servicewomen and also frequently donates to militaryrelated organizations. “They’re awards for significant accomplishments and a big deal in the military,” Rimes says. “It’s an honor to get them.” The Military Affairs Committee also counts the float it builds for the annual Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287 Veterans Day Parade as one of its most important efforts. Every year, thousands of attendees of all ages gather along U.S. 41 to watch veterans’ organizations, current and former members of the military, kids in school JROTC programs and others who want to honor everyone who has served this country. Last year, the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce won the America Tribute Award for its work supporting the parade. “It’s a huge event and my fav day of the year, IN RUSKIN!,” Rimes says. For more information about the location and times of our monthly meetings and activities, visit SouthShoreChamberOfCommerce.org/military-affairscommittee or find them on Facebook: Facebook.com/ southshorechambermilitaryaffairs.


SouthShore Chamber's

Emerging Leaders

Leaders of SouthShore aim to impact the community. The Emerging Leaders of SouthShore is a committee focused on providing leadership and influence to the members and businesses in the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce. “We want to help anybody in our Chamber – new businesses, existing businesses, businesses that have been open for 50 years – to hone their leadership skills and become the best leaders they can be so that we can best service our businesses, our families and our communities,” says committee member Amy Modglin. Modglin, who owns her own leadership business called Modglin Leadership Solutions, says the committee’s work excites her because she sees firsthand what happens when you spend time and energy working with people to maximize their potential.

group’s mission is to help the chamber’s other committees stay focused and meet their goals. “We hope that the Emerging Leaders Committee can step in where needed to help provide some leadership oversight, to make sure we’re doing the right projects at the right time with the right people,” says Modglin. Modglin says she knows how effective leadership training can be, and has big hopes for the committee’s impact. But, she says, she’s hardly alone in her enthusiasm. “We have a lot of fantastic, passionate, giving people with servant hearts who have a lot to offer.” Says Modglin, “It’s all about the right person, at the right time, with the right need.”

“If you’re part of a group or an organization, your people are your best asset,” says Modglin, who calls herself a “people investor.” Giving individuals the chance to grow and stretch helps their organizations and communities grow, too. The committee was founded a year and a half ago to help the chamber’s younger businesspeople develop leadership skills, but recently restructured its mission to be inclusive of members of all ages.

The group plans to tap into the chamber’s own resource pool first. “We want to make sure that we utilize the resources right at our fingertips and right in our chamber because we have people who are experts at the various parts of running a business,” says Modglin. The committee believes in “starting from within (the chamber) so we can have a greater impact all around us,” she says. A big part of the

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great. A boat company took tourists out on a boat for a ride.â&#x20AC;? In addition to surprise adventure excursions, the tours often offer more subtle but substantial insights about the community and what it has to offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been to a place 100 times, like a bank, you can learn so many cool things when a business owner talks to them for 15 minutes about what makes them stand out,â&#x20AC;? says Rimes.

To reserve your spot for the next tour, call the chamber at 813-645-1366.

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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.

AMIkids

American Cancer Society

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

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

American Businesswomen’s Assoc. — SouthShore Chapter

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

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. 36 Explore SouthShore

Bullet Free Sky

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.

Children’s Board of Hillsborough County/The Children’s Home, Inc. Their mission is to improve the lives of children and families in Hillsborough County. Funding, support, resource center and driving directions.


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SouthShore’s Community Nonprofits 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.

Mary and Martha House Choices Women’s Center 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.

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

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

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

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

My Warrior’s Place 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.

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.

Rotary Club of South Bay After Hours 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

The Good Samaritan Mission uses knowledge to inspire the community to find physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

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.

Hillsborough County SBDC

Ruskin VFW 6287

Good Samaritan Mission

The Small Business Development Center assists existing and emerging businesses in Hillsborough County, through nocost confidential business consulting, information and low-cost training. 38 Explore SouthShore

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.

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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.

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.

SouthShore Anglers is a civic organization that likes to fish.

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 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.

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 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.


Welcome to Our New Nonprofit Members American Legion Post 389 Ruskin Apollo Beach Woman’s club Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence Campaign Against Human Trafficking SouthShore Inc. Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Enterprising Latinas, Inc. Hillsborough Education Foundation International Independent Showmen’s Kiwanis Club of SouthShore PCAT Literacy Ministries, Inc. Showmen’s Shrine Club Tampa Sailing Squadron

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member ACCOUNTING

1 Particular CFO LLC (813) 597-5063 Ruskin, FL 33570

Directory

ANIMALS

Critter Adoption & Rescue Effort (CARE)

Creative Colors International of Tampa Bay

(813) 645-2273 1528 27th St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 398-0900 Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 938-2400 605 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Precious Life Paws (813) 695-4055 Valrico, FL

(813) 741-2886 10623 Big Bend Road Riverview, FL 33579

Confidential Accounting

APPLIANCE REPAIR

Castillo Paint & Collision

Alvarez Company P.A. CPA Firm

(813) 641-3603 6140 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Lanese & Associates

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

Quantum Peak Consulting LLC

(813) 789-5521 8562 Tidal Bay Lane Tampa, FL 33635

AGRICULTURE SUPPLIES

Council-Oxford Inc

(813) 645-4629 2514 Cameron Driggers Drive Ruskin, FL 33575

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING Accurate Air LLC

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

ARTIST

Fred Rothenbush (813) 645-4123 111 Second St. NW Ruskin, FL 33570

ASSISTED LIVING

Southern Live-In Inc. (813) 655-0822 619 Princeton St. Brandon, FL 33511

ATTORNEYS

Brandon Legal Group (813) 902-3576 1209 Lakeside Drive Brandon, FL 33510

Charles G. Geitner, P.A.

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

(813) 727-3187 715 Islebay Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Alert Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

Law Office of Damon C. Glisson

(813) 626-4111 5401 E Sligh Ave. Tampa, FL 33617

(813) 645-6796 5908 Fortune Place Apollo Beach, FL 33572

EASY A/C

Nicole M. Cameron, P.A.

(813) 635-0440 9402 U.S. 92, Ste. #102 Tampa, FL 33610

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

Knox Aluminum (813) 645-3529 720 Fourth St. SW Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 645-8787 235 Apollo Beach Blvd., Ste. #231 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Olivero Law, P.A.

(813) 654-5777 669 W Lumsden Road Brandon, FL 33511

AUTO GLASS

Florida Sunshine Auto Glass Inc.

(813) 812-6639 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

AUTOMOTIVE

At Home Auto Care (813) 645-0339 2003 U.S. 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570

Southbay Auto Service

813-645-3187 516 U.S. 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570

BANKS

American Momentum Bank

(813) 944-1130 5998 U.S. 41 N, Ste. A Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Bank of the Ozarks (813) 658-1200 6542 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

BMO/Harris Bank

(813) 649-0400 5461 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Branch Banking & Trust Apollo Beach (813) 645-8441 6530 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Fifth Third Bank (813) 641-1421 101 U.S. 41 N Ruskin, FL 33570

Railroad & Industrial Federal Credit Union (813) 361-5600 619 30th St. NE Ruskin, FL 33570

Suncoast Federal Credit Union

BEAUTY

Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Melissa Hansen

(910) 813-3281 6524 Salt Creek Ave. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Polish Me Pretty

(813) 850-5197 1312 Apollo Beach Blvd., Ste. M Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Tanny D. Enterprise (Models & Talents)

(813) 510-6474 6110 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTING

SRS Business Enterprises Inc.

(813) 645-7725 6408 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

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

Lynn Kessel

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

CHILD CARE

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

Kids 'R' Kids SouthShore

CHIROPRACTIC MEDICAL

OneBlood Inc.

BOAT CLUB

Spine-ability Chiropractic and Rehab

Freedom Boat Club of Tampa Bay - Ruskin

(813) 938-7500 6152 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

BREWERY

Bell Shoals Baptist Church Apollo Beach Campus

(570) 445-7765 606 Sea Grape Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

Four Stacks Brewing

(813) 641-2036 5469 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

BUSINESS BROKER

VR Business Sales of South Tampa

(813) 326-7252 200 Frandorson Circle, Ste. #206 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

BUSINESS SERVICES

NCR Merchant Processing Solutions

R Processor Inc.

Trustco Bank-SCC

(813) 928-6235 431 19th Ave. NE Ruskin, FL 33570

(941) 345-1895 216 Manatee Ave. E Bradenton, FL 34208

TD Bank

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

CATERING

Econo Catering

(813) 672-0400 13151 Kings Lake Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534

(813) 777-0071 11336 Cocoa Beach Drive Riverview, FL 33569

Trustco Bank Apollo Beach

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

BLOOD BANK NONPROFIT

(813) 621-7511, ext. 58200 3044 College Ave. E Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 649-2265 6176 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

CAR DEALER

Ed Morse Cadillac

(813) 405-5210 426 Halifax Bay Court Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Welcome Home SouthShore

(813) 952-6082 4127 Oahu Court Ruskin, FL 33570

Workspace Technology Inc.

912 U.S. 41 N Ruskin, FL 33570

CHURCHES

(813) 641-2222 6414 Golf and Sea Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Center for Restoration (813) 645-7779 310 First St. 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 Fourth Ave. N Ruskin, FL 33575

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

South Bay Community Church Inc. (813) 677-0721 13498 U.S. 301 S Riverview, FL 33578

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Southside Baptist Church (813) 645-4085 4208 U.S. 41 S Sun City, FL 33586

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (813) 634-1252 1239 Del Webb Blvd. Sun City Center, FL 33573

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church

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

The Crossing Church SouthShore (813) 324-5735 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

WellSpring Community Church of SouthShore (813) 331-3223 705 Ninth St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

CLEANING SERVICE

Arrow Carpet Cleaning (813) 401-2433 504 Washita Stone Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

CLOTHING RETAIL

LuLaRoe Donna Randles & Cortney Topliffe (813) 928-8727 12209 Greenland Drive Riverview, FL 33579

CLOTHING - RETAIL/ OUTDOOR SPORTS

Salty Scales

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

CLUB/ ORGANIZATION

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

COINS/ ANTIQUES

Apollo Beach Coin

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

COLLEGES

Gannon University

(813) 658-4900 105 Commercial Center Drive Ruskin, FL 33573 42 Explore SouthShore

Hillsborough Community College-SS

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

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

COMMERCIAL/ BUILT-TO-SUIT DEVELOPMENT

Ryan Cos. US Inc.

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

COMPUTER SERVICES

East Bay IT

(813) 200-6100 206 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Keeping IT Simple

(813) 689-5028 417 Valencia Park Drive Seffner, FL 33584

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. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

CONSIGNMENT FURNITURE

Arianna's Design and Consignment (813) 641-2016 6134 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

CONSTRUCTION

BorMan Construction (813) 641-2771 Apollo Beach, FL 33570

Gemini Ventures of Tampa Inc.

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

Material Conveying Maintenance Inc.

(813) 740-1111 2602 Causeway Center Drive Tampa, Fl 33619

Warner Construction Consulting Group LLC

Zamikoff, Klement, Jungman & Halcomb

CONSULTING

ELECTRICAL

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

Golden Heart Health Solutions LLC (941) 405-3539 Ruskin, FL 33570

Modglin Leadership Solutions (757) 687-9242 P.O. Box 3462 Riverview, FL 33568

Performance Drivers Inc./MASA MTS

(813) 633-3743 3848 Sun City Center Blvd., #104 Ruskin, FL 33573

COUNTY SERVICES

Hillsborough County Office Hispanic Affairs

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

DANCE STUDIO

(813) 634-3396 703 Del Webb Blvd., Ste. B Sun City Center, FL 33573

Allen's Electric & Appliance (813) 677-3830 6641 U.S. 301 S Riverview, FL 33578

Tony Brost Electrical Services LLC

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

Bryan Hindman Electric LLC (813) 672-4084 1601 U.S. 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570

ENGINEERING SOFTWARE

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

ENTERTAINMENT

First Financial Security Inc.

(813) 597-3429 Sun City Center, FL 33573

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 Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

FISHING CHARTERS

Ana Banana Fishing Co. (813) 267-4401 6615 Dolphin Cove Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Instinct Fishing Co. LLC (813) 830-3474 Ruskin, FL 33570

Lucky Lauren Charters (813) 924-9250 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

FITNESS

Armetta's Grand Jete Studio of Dance

Florida Tailgators LLC

(813) 390-9350 5475 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 480-1718 6305 Wisteria Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(941) 323-2223 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

DENTISTS

Riverview 14 GDX

(813) 677-1234 7130 Big Bend Road, Ste. #104 Gibsonton, FL 33534

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

Kirk Parrott DDS (813) 645-6491 902 N Tamiami Trail Ruskin, FL 33570

SouthShore Dental Excellence

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

South Bay Family & Cosmetic Dentistry (813) 645-8300 6482 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33570

DENTIST/ ORTHODONTIST

SouthShore Orthodontics

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

DENTIST/ PERIODONTIST

R R Rosanelli DDS

(813) 835-4598 1373 Emerald Dunes Dr. Sun City Center, FL 33573

(813) 295-8468 9390 Theater Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534

SouthShore Tents and Events

(813) 417-6611 6415 Key Island Ave. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT

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

FARMING

Council Bay Farms Ltd. (813) 645-5888 P.O. Box 388 Ruskin, FL 33575

FINANCIAL ADVISORS

Ameriprise Financial

(813) 207-9024 4030 W Boy Scout Blvd., Ste. #300 Tampa, FL 33607

Edward Jones

(813) 351-9094 3842 SR 674, Ste. #103 Sun City Center, FL 33573

ChicaBoom Fitness

CrossFit Apogee

Primal Fitness Training (813) 480-7558 Ruskin, FL 33570

Snap Fitness

(813) 671-1200 236 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

FLOORING

Dove Interiors Carpet One

(813) 645-8660 2305 E College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

FLORISTS

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 Road, Ste. #105 Gibsonton, FL 33534


FUNERAL HOME HOME

National Cremation and Burial Society Society

(813) 645-3231 645-3231 308 E College Ave. Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Zipperer's Funeral Home Home

(813) 645-6130 645-6130 1520 33rd St. SE SE Ruskin, FL 33570

FURNITURE

Connell Designs Designs

(813) 898-7662 or (813) 727-5494 727-5494 1122 Seminole Sky Drive Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

Ohhh So Nifty Nifty

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

Tuscan Alley Alley

(813) 645-5500 645-5500 301 U.S. 41 S S Ruskin, FL 33570

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

Bennett Building & Development LLC LLC

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

GLASS & MIRROR MIRROR

Southeast Windows & Glass Inc. Inc. (813) 645-3370 645-3370 603 U.S. 41 S S Ruskin, FL 33570

GOLF CLUB

Summerfield Crossings Golf Club Club

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

GRAPHICS & ADVERTISING ADVERTISING

Studio 19 Designs Inc. Inc.

(813) 598-2302 598-2302 1213 Emerald Hill Way Way Valrico, FL 33594

GUNSMITH/ FIREARM SALES SALES

Gun Craft Inc. Inc.

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

GUTTERS Design One Seamless Gutters LLC LLC

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

HAIR SALONS SALONS

Fringe Benefits Salon Salon

Southern Comfort Family Services LLC LLC

(813) 645-1001 645-1001 701 U.S. 41 S, Ste. E E Ruskin, FL 33570

(813) 812-7799 812-7799 2409 W Ravine Drive Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

David FloridaWeekley Home Homes (813) 422-6139 Inc. Partnership

Victoria's 5th Avenue Salon Salon

HEALTH CARE PHARMACY WOMEN

Florida Home Partnership Inc. Lennar Homes (813) Jaime672-7860 Venerio

Apollo Beach, FL 33572 (813) 574-1350 13123 Kings Lake Drive, Ste. #102 HEALTH CARE Gibsonton, FL 33534

Lennar Homes Jaime Venerio Waterset (813) (NNP362-3634 Southbend II)

(813) 645-0109 645-0109 6512 U.S. 41 N N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Juice Plus Plus

(941) 812-3708 812-3708 3026 Lemon Terrace Drive Drive Wimauma, FL 33598

Rawsome Living Living

(801) 824-2525 824-2525 11328 Brighton Knoll Loop Loop Riverview, FL 33579

HEALTH CARE HOME

FirstLight Home Care Care (813) 677-2047 677-2047 10037 Water Works Drive Riverview, FL 33578

Hanson Services Inc. Inc.

(813) 634-6617 634-6617 1601 Rickenbacker Drive, Ste. #5 #5 Sun City Center, FL 33573

Canadian Meds- South Women's Care a division (813) 413-7912Care of Women's 200 Frandorson Circle, Ste. #102 Florida

WOMEN

Women's HOME Care - a division of Women's Care ACCESSORIES Florida & GIFTS (813) Heart574-1350 To Home

13123 Kings Lake Drive, Ste. #102 (941) 779-4440 Gibsonton, FL 33534 1112 West Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570

HOME ACCESSORIES HOME BUILDERS & GIFTS Cardel Homes Heart To Home (813) 938-1140

(941) 779-4440 709 Manns Harbor Drive 1112 Shell ApolloWest Beach, FLPoint 33572Road Ruskin, FL 33570

David Weekley Homes HOME BUILDERS (813) 422-6139

Cardel Homes

7209 Meeting House Lane (813) 938-1140 Apollo Beach, FL 33572 709 Manns Harbor Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

7209 (813)Meeting 672-7860House Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572 201 14th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33575

201 Ave. SE (813)14th 362-3634 Ruskin, FL 33575 15545 Telford Drive Ruskin, FL 33573

15545 Telford Drive (813) 235-0154 Ruskin, 33573 7012 SailFLView Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Waterset (NNP Southbend II) HOME

(813) 235-0154 IMPROVEMENT 7012 Sail View Lane RETAIL Apollo Beach,Depot FL 33572 The Home (813) 633-3161 HOME 3730 Sun City Center Blvd. IMPROVEMENT Ruskin, FL 33573

RETAIL

The Home Depot HOMEOWNER

(813) 633-3161 ASSOCIATIONS 3730 SunBeach City Center Blvd. Apollo Condo Ruskin, FL 33573 Association (813) 645-4145 HOMEOWNER P.O. Box 3612 ASSOCIATIONS Apollo Beach, FL 33572

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

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Caribbean Isles Residential Co-op

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

Island Walk Phase II HOA Inc. P.O. Box 3331 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Lake St. Clair HOA

(813) 349-6552 Covington Garden Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

SouthShore Falls

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS

Bill Hereford

(813) 642-9292 3623 Gaviota Drive Ruskin, FL 33573

Charles Tea

(813) 645-6562 3910 Galen Court Sun City Center, FL 33573

Dee Fridella

(813) 928-5944 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Joe Hervey

(813) 641-3616 5831 Cascade Falls Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 641-9223 803 Leisey Circle Ruskin, FL 33570

Symphony Isles Master Association

Kathy Wallin

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

HONORARY MEMBERS

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

Gagliardi, Nick & Delores

(813) 633-8255 1347 Misty Greens Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573

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

HOSPITAL

BayCare - St. Joseph's Hospital South (813) 554-8611 6901 Simmons Loop Road Riverview, FL 33578

South Bay Hospital

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

HOTELS

Hilton Garden Inn

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

Pirate's Pointe Resort, LLC.

(813) 641-2052 1800 Kofresi Court (End of 19th St. NW) Ruskin, FL 33570

HYDROPONIC/ ORGANIC PRODUCE

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

44 Explore SouthShore

(813) 645-2255 6311 Balboa Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Sandra Murman

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

United Healthcare

(813) 476-8780 9009 Corporate Lake Drive Tampa, FL 33634

WestBay Insurance Agency

(813) 434-4933 129 S Pebble Beach Blvd. Suite #104 Sun City Center, FL 33573

INTERIOR DESIGN/ DECORATING

Artful Conceptions (941) 539-4322 2107 W Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606

JEWELRY STORE

Boggs Jewelry

(813) 625-9081 410 Blanca Ave. Tampa, FL 33606

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

Sandy Council

JEWELRY- CREATION & DESIGN

(813) 520-3309 1603 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573

Tom Callahan

(813) 645-5069 253 Silver Falls Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

W. Thomas Grimm

(813) 641-2656 803A Bahia Del Sol Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

William E. Wieland (813) 645-3538 922 Golf Island Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

INSURANCE

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

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

Mark Rossmiller State Farm

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

The Manic Beader (813) 464-5766 729 Fortuna Drive Brandon, FL 33511

JEWELRY- HOME BASED SALES

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Tampa Bay Times/ Brandon Times

(813) 658-8828 3848 Sun City Center Blvd. Ste. # 104-204 Ruskin, FL 33573

Townie Life Media, LLC

The Knowledge Matrix LLC

MANUFACTURERS

Kennco Manufacturing (813) 645-2591 1105 Third St. NE Ruskin, FL 33575

Mid-State Plastics

(813) 645-0680 1010 E Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33575

Mosaic Company

(813) 500-6500 13830 Circa Crossing Drive Lithia, FL 33547

MARINE CONSTRUCTION

Hecker Construction Co. Inc. (813) 236-9306 12619 U.S. 41 S Gibsonton, FL 33534

Land & Sea Masters Inc.

(813) 645-3625 (DOCK) 905 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Chloe and Isabel by Penny

Apollo Marine Solutions

(813) 454-5406 3502 Concho Court Ruskin, FL 33573

(also known as Apollo Marine Surveying and Consulting; Apollo Marine Market) (813) 645-8284 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Touchstone Crystal

MARKETING

(828) 557-3065 823A Bahia Del Sol Ruskin, FL 33570

LANDSCAPE SUPPLY

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

LAWN SERVICE

SouthShore Landscape and Lawn Inc. (813) 376-6110 10918 County Road 672 Riverview, FL 33579

LIFE COACH/ COUNSELING

Positively You

(813) 645-8096 6453 Sunset Bay Circle Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Dynamic Marketing Consultants (DMC) (813) 579-9540 6328 Cocoa Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 661-2434 11268 Winthrop Main St., Ste. #101 Riverview, FL 33578 (813) 786-9919 926 Symphony Isles Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

MEDICAL

RMC Robaina Medical Center

(813) 751-3570 230 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Apollo Beach Family Medical Center (813) 641-0007 6150 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Suncoast Community Health Centers Inc. (813) 653-6100 2814 14th Ave. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

MEDICAL/ COSMETIC

Lasting Impressions Laser

(813) 645-7502 201 Flamingo Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

MILITARY

American Legion Post 389 Ruskin Inc. (813) 767-4814 2203 Dorothy Duke Lane Ruskin, FL 33570

United States Army (813) 681-7711 765 W Brandon Blvd. Brandon, FL 33510

MOBILE FOOD VENDORS

MARTIAL ARTS SCHOOL

Buttman BarBQ

(813) 649-0020 6038 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

C & J Specialty Inc.

Tampa Bay Martial Arts Academy Inc.

MASSAGE THERAPY

ReTherapy Massage (813) 602-2899 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

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

(813) 355-7634 9849 U.S. 41 S Gibsonton, FL 33534 (813) 917-3334 P.O. Box 266 Riverview, FL 33568

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

Ol' Kentucky Kettlecorn

(813) 235-8089 14114 Balm Boyette Road Riverview, FL 33579

The Mullet Shack

(813) 294-3936 Apollo Beach, FL 33572


MORTGAGE MORTGAGE LENDERS LENDERS

American Dream Dream Home Home American Mortgage Inc. Inc. Mortgage

(813)655-4663 655-4663 (813) 1336Oakfield OakfieldDrive Drive 1336 Brandon,FL FL33511 33511 Brandon,

Movement Mortgage Mortgage Movement

(813)480-5396 480-5396 (813) 449Apollo ApolloBeach Beach Blvd. Blvd. 449 ApolloBeach, Beach, FL FL 33572 33572 Apollo

VanDyk Mortgage Mortgage VanDyk Corporation Corporation

(813)992-5626 992-5626 (813) 109Harbor HarborVillage Village Lane Lane 109 ApolloBeach, Beach, FL FL 33572 33572 Apollo

MOVING MOVING SERVICE SERVICE

Harrison's Moving Moving Harrison's Service Service

(813)633-5544 633-5544 (813) 20104 HobbsRoad Road 20104 Hobbs Wimauma,FL FL33598 33598 Wimauma,

MUSIC MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT -ENTERTAINMENT BAND BAND

SouthShore Players Players SouthShore

(813)789-8271 789-8271 (813) 2203 North NorthCreek Creek Court Court 2203 Sun City Center, FL 33573 Sun City Center, FL 33573

TheVibe Vibe Music Music Center Center The (813)641-2016 641-2016 (813) 6138 U.S. 41N N 6138 U.S. 41 ApolloBeach, Beach, FL FL 33572 33572 Apollo

NAIL SALON/SPA SALON/SPA NAIL

Bliss Nail Nail Spa Spa && Bliss Lounge Inc. Inc. Lounge

(813)666-7909 666-7909 (813) 7130Big BigBend Bend Road, Road, Ste. Ste.#109 #109 7130 Gibsonton,FL FL33534 33534 Gibsonton,

NEW HOME HOME NEW SALES SALES

Osprey Landing Landing Osprey at Ryan Homes at Ryan Homes

(813)559-1791 559-1791 (813) 5016Inshore InshoreLanding LandingDrive Drive 5016 ApolloBeach, Beach, FL FL 33572 33572 Apollo

NEWSPAPERS NEWSPAPERS

Observer News News Observer

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

Osprey Observer Observer Osprey Community Community Newspaper Newspaper

(813) 657-2418 657-2418 (813) 918 Lithia Lithia Pinecrest Pinecrest Road Road 918 Brandon, FL 33511 Brandon, FL 33511

NONPROFITS NONPROFITS

American Businesswomen's Businesswomen's American Assoc. SouthShore Chpt. Assoc. - SouthShore Chpt. 106 Shell Shell Falls Falls Drive Drive 106 Apollo Beach, Beach, FL FL 33572 33572 Apollo

American Cancer Cancer American Society Society

(813) 319-5920 319-5920 (813) 2006W W Kennedy Kennedy Blvd. Blvd. 2006 Tampa, FL 33606 Tampa, FL 33606

Apollo Beach American Legion Post #389 Woman's Club Ruskin (813) 767-4814 633-7013 (813) ApolloDorothy Beach,Duke FL 33572 2203 Lane Ruskin, FL 33570

Break the Silence against Domestic Violence Apollo Beach (941) 320-3005 Woman's Club

4010 633-7013 Sorrento Valley Blvd., Ste. #400 (813) San Diego, CAFL 92121 Apollo Beach, 33572

Camp the Bayou Outdoor Break Silence against Learning Violence Center Domestic

(813) 320-3005 641-8545 (941) 4140 24th St. Valley SE Blvd., Ste. #400 4010 Sorrento Ruskin, FL 33570 San Diego, CA 92121

Campaign Against Human Camp Bayou Outdoor Trafficking SouthShore Learning Center (813) 641-8545 661-0248 (813) Sun City Center, FL 33573 4140 24th St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

Children's Board of Hillsborough County Campaign Against Human The Children's Trafficking SouthShore Home Inc. (813) 661-0248 (813)City 641-5600 Sun Center, FL 33573 3030 E College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

Choices Board of Children's Women's Center Hillsborough County (813)Children's 938-6024 The 3018 E College Ave. Home Inc.

Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 641-5600 3030 E College Ave. Community Ruskin, FL 33570Foundation

of Tampa Bay (813) 282-1975 Choices 550 N Reo St., Ste. #301 Women's Center

Tampa, FL 33609 (813) 938-6024 3018 E College Ave. Doby Elementary PTA Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 672-5388 6720 CovingtonFoundation Garden Drive Community Apollo Beach, FL 33572 of Tampa Bay (813) 282-1975 Enterprising 550 N Reo St., Ste. #301 Latinas Tampa, FL Inc. 33609 (813) 699-5811 18240 U.S. 301 S & Critter Adoption Wimauma, FL 33598 Rescue Effort (CARE) (813) 645-2273 Firehouse 1528 27th St. SE Cultural Center Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 645-7651 101 First Ave. NE Enterprising Ruskin, FLInc. 33570 Latinas

(813) 699-5811 Friends 18240 U.S.of 301the S SouthShore Library Wimauma, FL 33598 (813) 273-3652 15816 Beth Shields Way Firehouse Ruskin, FL Center 33570 Cultural (813) 645-7651 Good 101 FirstSamaritan Ave. NE Mission Inc. Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 634-7136 14920 Balm Road Friends of Wimauma the Wimauma, FL 33598 SouthShore Library (813) 273-3652 Hillsborough 15816 Beth Shields Way CountyFLFSBDC Ruskin, 33570 (813) 204-9267 2101 ESamaritan Palm Ave. Good Tampa, FLInc. 33605 Mission (813) 634-7136 Hillsborough 14920 Balm Wimauma Road EducationFL 33598 Wimauma,

Foundation (813) 541-0260 Hillsborough 2306 N Howard County FSBDC

Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 204-9267 2101 E Palm Ave. Tampa, FL 33605

Kiwanis Club Hillsborough of SouthShore Education (813) 416-3756 Foundation

P.O. Box 5753 (813) 541-0260 Sun City Center, FL 33571 2306 N Howard Tampa, FL 33607

Krewe of the South Shore Independent International Marauders Showmen’s (813) 677-3570 633-8255 (813) 1347 Riverview Misty Greens Drive 6915 Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573 Riverview, FL 33578

Mary andClub Martha Kiwanis House Inc. of SouthShore

(813) 416-3756 645-7874 (813) P.O. Box 1251 P.O. Box 5753 Ruskin, 33575FL 33571 Sun CityFL Center,

My Warrior's Krewe of the Place (813) 321-0880 South Shore 101 22nd St. NW, Ste. #112 Marauders

Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 633-8255 1347 Misty Greens Drive National Alliance Sun City Center, FL 33573

on Mental Illness (914) 469-2323 Mary and Martha 11806 U.S. 41 House Inc. Gibsonton, FL 33534 (813) 645-7874 P.O. Box 1251 PCAT Literacy Ruskin, FL 33575


Ministries Inc. (813)Warrior's 598-2103 Place My

913 Newberger (813) 321-0880 Road Lutz,22nd FL 33549 101 St. NW, Ste. #112 Ruskin, FL 33570

Redlands Christian Migrant Assoc. National Alliance (813) 671-5264 on Mental Illness 416 U.S. 41 S (914) 469-2323 Ruskin, FL 11806 U.S. 33575 41 Gibsonton, FL 33534

Ruskin V.F.W. #6287 (813) 645-2935 PCAT Literacy 5120 U.S. 41 Inc. N Ministries

Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 598-2103 913 Newberger Road Ruskin Lutz, FL 33549

Woman's Club (813) 766-5040 503 U.S. 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570

Showmen's Redlands Christian Shrine Club Migrant Assoc. (813) 671-5264 645-1883 (813) Gibsonton, FL 416 U.S. 41 S Ruskin, FL 33575

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - East Hillsborough Ruskin V.F.W. #6287 County District (813) 645-2935 (813)U.S. 645-5255 5120 41 N 1311 Third St. NE Ruskin, FL 33570 Ruskin, FL 33570

Ruskin South Hillsborough Woman's Club Elks Lodge #2672 (813) 766-5040 (813)U.S. 645-2089 503 41 S 1630 U.S. S Ruskin, FL 41 33570 Ruskin, FL 33570

Showmen's SouthShore Shrine Club Anglers Inc. (813) 645-1883

(813) 545-9988 Gibsonton, FL 12408 Midpointe Drive Riverview, FL 33578 Society of St. Vincent de

Paul - East Hillsborough SouthShore County District Arts 645-5255 Council (813) (813)Third 746-4975 1311 St. NE P.O. BoxFL1613 Ruskin, 33570 Ruskin, FL 33570

South Hillsborough SouthShore Elks Lodge #2672 Republican (813) 645-2089 Club

(813)U.S. 677-2606 1630 41 S 11427 Village Brook Drive Ruskin, FL 33570 Riverview, FL 33569

SouthShore The Family Anglers Inc. Y @ Big545-9988 Bend Rd. (813)

(813) 684-1371 12408 Midpointe Drive 9840 BalmFLRiverview Riverview, 33578 Road Riverview, FL 33569

SouthShore The Rotary Arts Council Club of South Bay (813) 746-4975 After Hours P.O. Box 1613

(813) 205-7719 Ruskin, FL 33570 P.O. Box 6106 Sun City Center, FL 33571 SouthShore

Republican Club U.S. Coast Guard (813) 677-2606 Auxiliary 75 11427 Village- Flotilla Brook Drive (813) 600-3640 Riverview, FL 33569 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Explore SouthShore SouthShore 45 45 Explore


Tampa Sailing Squadron NURSERY(813) 645-8377 COMMERCIAL 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd. Plants of Ruskin Apollo Beach, FL 33572 (813) 645-2528 901 Fourth St. NW The Family Y Ruskin, FL 33575

@ Big Bend Rd.

(813) 684-1371 ONLINE 9840 Balm Riverview Road RETAILER Riverview, Amazon FL 33569

Fulfillment Center The (206)Rotary 266-1000Club of South 3350 LaurelBay Ridge Ave. After Ruskin,Hours FL 33570

(813) 205-7719 P.O. Box 6106 Sun City Center, FL 33571

46 Explore SouthShore

U.S. Coast Guard OPTICAL/ Auxiliary - Flotilla 75 EYE CARE (813) 600-3640 Optical Outfitters Apollo Beach, FL 33572 (813) 645-2022 242 Harbor Village Lane NURSERYApollo Beach, FL 33572

COMMERCIAL

Plants of Ruskin Riverview Eye Care

(813) (813) 645-2528 498-1905 901 Fourth NW 13135 KingsSt.Lake Drive Ruskin, FL 33575 Gibsonton, FL 33534

ONLINE Ruskin Eye Clinic RETAILER (813) 645-3831

Amazon 612 N Tamiami Trail Fulfillment Center Ruskin, FL 33570

(206) 266-1000 3350 Laurel Ridge Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

OPTICAL/ PACKING & EYE CARE SHIPPING

Optical Outfitters Pango Sales

(813) 645-2022 671-7551 242 Lane 8137Harbor Eagle Village Palm Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572 Riverview, FL 33569

Riverview Eye Care The UPS Store

(813) 498-1905 645-8330 13135 KingsBeach Lake Blvd. Drive 235 Apollo Gibsonton, FL 33534 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Ruskin Eye Clinic PAINT (813) 645-3831 Sherwin Williams

612 Tamiami Trail (813)N 641-2359 Ruskin, 712 U.S.FL4133570 N Ruskin, FL 33570

PACKING PAINTING& SHIPPING Painting By

Pango Sales Bruno Inc.

(813) 671-7551 645-3471 8137 Eagle Drive Palm Drive 836 Signet Riverview, FL 33569 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

The UPS Store PAPER

(813) 645-8330 SHREDDING 235 Apollo Beach Blvd. Legal Shred Apollo Beach, FL 33572 (813) 445-7301 11806 U.S. 41 S PAINT Gibsonton, FL 33534

Sherwin Williams (813) 641-2359 712 U.S. 41 N Ruskin, FL 33570

PAINTING PEST CONTROL

Painting By SERVICE Bruno Inc. Alley Cat (813) Pest 645-3471 Control LLC

836 Drive (813)Signet 671-3838 Apollo Beach, FL 33572Road 9420 Balm Riverview Riverview, FL 33569

PAPER SHREDDING PHARMACY

Legal Shred Veracity Pharmacy

(813) 445-7301 677-8811 11806 S 13135 U.S. Kings41Lake Drive, Unit #102 Gibsonton, FL 33534 33764


PEST CONTROL SERVICE

Alley Cat Pest Control LLC

(813) 671-3838 9420 Balm Riverview Road Riverview, FL 33569

PHARMACY

Veracity Pharmacy

(813) 677-8811 13135 Kings Lake Drive, Unit #102 Gibsonton, FL 33764

PHOTOGRAPHY

Huth & Booth Photography

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

PRODUCE - GROWERS & SHIPPERS Tomatoes of Ruskin

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

PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Pinstripe Printing

(813) 321-8790 4710 Causeway Blvd. Tampa, FL 33619

Sir Speedy

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

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Kathy Evans Scattered Pics Photography

Irongate Senior Apartments

Photos by Moose

QUICK SERVICE RESTAURANT

(813) 469-1961 1804 Mira Lago Circle Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 633-2265 P.O. Box 862 Ruskin, FL 33570

Todd C. Wilson Photography

(813) 426-2105 8566 Deer Chase Drive Riverview, FL 33578

PLUMBING & PORTABLE TOILETS

Bob Billa's SHJ Plumbing LLC

(813) 641-9174 P.O. Box 5082 Sun City Center, FL 33571

Chris's Plumbing Service (813) 623-6830 P.O. Box 3389 Riverview, FL 33568

Regal Luxury Restrooms

(727) 631-1838 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

POOL SERVICE / REPAIR

Pool Time of Tampa Inc. (813) 419-4910 6156 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

PRINTING

M&M Printing

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

Pinecrest Printing

(813) 684-5444 105 N Falkenburg Road, Ste. D Tampa, FL 33619

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

Caspers Co. McDonald's

(813) 287-2231 5001 S Tamiami Trail Ruskin, FL 33570

REAL ESTATE

Access Realty Corp.

(813) 400-1402 113 Miller Mac Road Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Amerivet Real Estate Services Inc.

(813) 605-5903 5005 W Laurel St. Tampa, FL 33607

Century 21 Beggins Ent Aixa Moore (813) 658-1412 6542 U.S. 41 N, Ste. #101 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

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

Century 21 Beggins Ent Craig Beggins (813) 645-8481 6542 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Christine L. Spooner Realtor

(813) 363-3031 1525 Rickenbacker Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573

Coldwell Banker Dolphin Realty

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

Coming Home Real Estate

ReMax Bayside

(813) 545-0267 101 Flamingo Drive, Ste. A Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Fanny Horn PLLC ReMax Bayside LLC (813) 418-1139 237 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

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

Keith Lindsay Realtor Coldwell Banker Dolphin Realty

(813) 422-9833 208 Apollo Beach Blvd. 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

Keller Williams Realty Sharon Van Loan

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

Keller Williams Realty Team Shelley (813) 857-7793 1603 Sun City Center Plaza Sun City Center, FL 33573

Keller Williams SouthShore Kerin Clarkin

(516) 909-9213 109 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Keller Williams Jessica Lovitch

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

Keller Williams Don D. Stillson

(727) 224-4011 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Nancy Bentley/ Coldwell Banker Dolphin Realty (916) 717-6619 208 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

North American Title Co.

(813) 677-6708 7130 Big Bend Road, Ste. #106 Gibsonton, FL 33534

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

ReMax SouthShore Victoria Ginty

(813) 624-6867 10445 Gibsonton Drive Riverview, FL 33578

ReMax SouthShore Realty

REAL ESTATE/ PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

All Ready Property Management Realty Inc.

(813) 741-3790 10524 Sanford St. Riverview, FL 33578

RECREATION Apollo Beach Recreation Center

(813) 672-9000 10445 Gibsonton Drive Riverview, FL 33578

(813) 671-7635 664 Golf and Sea Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Riverside Club

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation & Conservation

(888) 306-8368 2550 Pier Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

Ron Simpson, Realtor (813) 477-0285 6160 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Turner Cole Company Real Estate Services

(847) 942-8165 333 Falkenburg Road, Ste. #B206 Tampa, FL 33619

Weichert Realtors Yates & Associates

(813) 649-1002 6160 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Weichert Realtors Yates & Associates David Madden

(813) 672-1120 6219 Symmes Road Gibsonton, FL 33534

Ruskin Recreation Center Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation (813) 672-7881 901 Sixth St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

SouthShore Outdoor Adventures

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

RENTALS EQUIPMENT & SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Brandon Rental Center

(813) 447-9015 6160 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

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

Weichert Realtors Yates & Associates Sue Detweiler

Bob Evans Farms

(813) 649-1002 6160 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Weichert Realtors Carol Newcomb

(813) 601-7450 6160 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Yellowfin Realty Karla Plastek

(813) 727-5229 11256 Winthrop Main St. Riverview, FL 33578

REAL ESTATE RENTALS

Ray Weedon & Associates

RESTAURANTS

(813) 634-9940 102 Commercial Center Drive Ruskin, FL 33573

East Coast Pizza

(813) 234-1700 13340 Lincoln Road Riverview, FL 33579

Hungry Howie's

(813) 684-0622 1326 E Lumsden Road Brandon, FL 33511

Kimi's Ice Cream and Coffees

(813) 645-2038 143 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Latitudes Apollo

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

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

The Grove at SouthShore

Marco's Pizza

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

(813) 812-7979 260 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572 Explore SouthShore 47


Marian's Sub Shop (813) 645-1088 701 U.S. 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570

Pita Kebob

(813) 419-4926 3028 E College Ave. Ruskin, FL 33570

Popi's Place V (813) 649-1315 1010 U.S. 41 N Ruskin, FL 33570

Ricky's Apollo Beach (813) 773-7289 6520 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

S & S Tacos & Stuff

(813) 645-8226 701 U.S. 41 S, Ste. A Ruskin, FL 33570

Salty Shamrock

(813) 938-5282 6186 U.S. 41 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Taco Bell

5096 US Hwy 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

The Dog House & More LLC (813) 419-4325 106 U.S. 41 N Ruskin, FL 33570

The Fish House

(813) 641-9451 1902 W Shell Point Road Ruskin, FL 33570

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

RETAIL/DIRECT SALES

Apollo Beachcombers

(813) 438-3121 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Be Happy Boutique, Inc. (813) 677-2300 11369 Big Bend Road Riverview, FL 33579

Beleave Teas Inc.

(813) 785-3187 235 Apollo Beach Blvd., Ste. #156 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Skoops Italian Ice (813) 270-8998 Brandon, FL 33510

South Shore Shabby Shack LLC

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

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REHABILITATION

Sun Towers Retirement & Rehabilitation

(813) 634-3347 101 Trinity Lakes Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573

ROOFING

Buddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roofing & Repairs (813) 982-0216 12933 Thonotosassa Road Dover, FL 33527 Cardinal Roofing (813) 689-7663 3108 Barkley Lane Valrico, FL 33596

Palm Tree Roofing

(813) 333-6320 342 Cedar Falls Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

RV PARKS Hide-A-Way RV Resort (813) 645-6037 2206 Chaney Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

Manatee RV Park (813) 645-7652 6302 U.S. 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570

Doby Elementary School

(813) 672-5388 6720 Covington Garden Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

East Bay High School

(813) 671-5134 7710 Big Bend Road Gibsonton, FL 33534

Eisenhower Middle School

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

Gibsonton Elementary (813) 671-5100 7723 Gibsonton Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534

Lennard High School

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

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

Ruskin Elementary

SAILING

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

(727) 946-6542 606 Sea Grape Drive Ruskin, FL 33570

South County Career Center

Flagship Sailing

Tampa Sailing Squadron

(813) 645-8377 1250 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

SCHOOLS

AMIkids YES

(813) 671-5213 4337 Saffold Road Wimauma, FL 33598

Apollo Beach Elementary School

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

Beth Shields Middle School

(813) 233-3335 2810 John Sherman Way Ruskin, FL 33570

SouthShore Charter

813-769-1209 11667 Big Bend Road Riverview, FL 33579

Thompson Elementary

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

Waterset Charter School

813-616-5867 6711 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

SECURITY

Advanced Nationwide Security Corp.

(813) 975-7407 8875 Hidden River Pkwy., Ste. #300 Tampa, FL 33637

SELF STORAGE

Big Jim's Self Storage

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

Champion Self Storage

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

Store Right Self Storage (813) 645-2020 3648 U.S. 41 S Ruskin, FL 33570

SENIOR LIVING

Freedom Plaza

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

Ruskin Senior Center Aging Services Dept. Hillsborough County

(813) 672-1107 905 Sixth St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

SENIOR LUXURY LIVING

Aston Gardens

(813) 633-2378 231 Courtyard Blvd. Sun City Center, 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

Council Growers Sod

Wimauma Elementary

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

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

(813) 633-8665 2680 CR 579 Wimauma, FL 33598

Corr Elementary

SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS

Apollo Accounting and Tax Services LLC

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

H&R Block Business Services

(813) 672-5345 13020 Kings Lake Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534

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

Apollo Beach Elementary PTA

Doby Elementary PTA

(813) 672-5388 6720 Covington Garden Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572

TAX PREPARATION

(813) 500-1250 Apollo Beach, FL 33572

(813) 645-4829 151 Harbor Village Lane Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Liberty Tax Services

(813) 230-8030 7738 Gibsonton Drive Gibsonton, FL 33534

TENNIS COURT CONSTRUCTION

Welch Tennis Courts

(813) 641-7787 407 24th Ave. SW Sun City, FL 33586

TITLE COMPANIES

Consumer TItle & Escrow Services

(813) 331-3010 6162 U.S. 41 N Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Your Title Connection

(813) 254-2181 411 Apollo Beach Blvd. Apollo Beach, FL 33572

TITLE INSURANCE

Commerce Realty Services (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

TRANSPORTATION

Vinny's Transportation

(813) 500-7007 1938 33rd St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

TRAVEL AGENTS

AAA The Auto Club Group

(813) 633-4880 791 Cortaro Drive Sun City Center, FL 33573

Marbella Divine Travel

(813) 452-1739 Ruskin, FL 33570

TRUCKING/ TRACTORS

Pittman Trucking

(813) 645-1883 3704 30th St. SE Ruskin, FL 33570

UTILITIES

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

VETERINARIAN

Fox & Friends Animal Hospital

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

WEBSITE DESIGN

Dyer Media Group

(813) 672-4132 329 Lookout Drive Apollo Beach, FL 33572


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WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR McRoberts Sales WINDOW (813) 645-2561 TREATMENTS

701 S Tamiami Trail Gotcha Covered Ruskin, FL 33575 (813) 625-5200 6116 U.S. 41 N WHOLESALE Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Sam's Club

(813) 371-2394 10273 Big Bend Road Riverview, FL 33569

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Stanford's Jerky

(630) 291-0597 501 S Falkenburg Road WINEMAKING Tampa, FL 33619 SHOP

Southshore Uncorked Inc.

WINDOW (813) 649-9466 TINTING

Solar Designs 1432 Apollo Beach Blvd.

(813) Apollo645-2200 Beach, FL 33572 103 College Ave. W Ruskin, FL 33570

WINDOW TREATMENTS Gotcha Covered WIRELESS/CELL (813) 625-5200 Stream 6116 41 N (813)U.S. 741-0413 Apollo Beach, FL Drive 33572 7268 Bucks Ford Riverview, FL 33578

WINEMAKING SHOP

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

WIRELESS/CELL

Stream (813) 741-0413 T-Mobile

7268 Ford Drive (813)Bucks 816-4748 Riverview, FLNest 33578 18205 Crane Drive Tampa, FL 33647

T-Mobile

(813) 816-4748 18205 Crane Nest Drive Tampa, FL 33647

T.C.C. Verizon

(813) 672-1032 7130 Bend Road T.C.C.BigVerizon Gibsonton, FL 33534 (813) 672-1032 7130 Big Bend Road Gibsonton, FL 33534


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Explore SouthShore - 2017  

Directory where you’ll find lots of information on SouthShore’s annual events, our chamber’s wonderful subcommittees and most of all, on the...

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