For those of you who may have missed it, Cliff Kennedy of Alley Cat Pest Control recently won the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce’s annual race for honorary mayor, beating candidates Christian Beiter of Preservation 1st Financial Group and Michelle Mosher of Great Florida Insurance.
More than $15,000 was raised by the trio, which was split between the candidates charities of choice and the chamber.
At the chamber’s luncheon yesterday, checks were distributed to the charities. Beiter chose YMCA Camp Cristina; Kennedy, the Rotary Club of FishHawk-Riverview Foundation and Honor Flight of West Central Florida; and Mosher, Honor Flight of West Central Florida and Voices for Children of Tampa Bay.
Beginning in January, Cliff will begin attending community events as honorary mayor and also will begin his one-year term on the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Salon to celebrate first successful year
Virgen’s Beauty Salon will host an open house with the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 12 to celebrate its first anniversary in business. The event will be at 11130 U.S. 41 S., Ste. 104, Gibsonton, and include refreshments and special offers. For information, call Virgen Bonilla at (813) 382-5304.
New hospital gets first president
BayCare Health System has announced that Scott Smith will serve as the first president of St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, which is currently under construction in Riverview. Smith, who currently serves as chief executive officer of Lake Wales Medical Center, will assume his new role on Nov. 25.
Since 2005, Smith has served in hospital leadership positions within Nashville-based, Community Health Systems. In his new role, he will oversee the opening and continued operations of St. Joseph’s Hospital-South.
Construction of the $225 million hospital remains on time and on budget for an opening in 2015.
Lost their lease
Due to a property sale, Bay Area Salon and Bay Area Pack and Ship have moved from 105 Big Bend Road to 223 Flamingo Drive, next door to the Apollo Beach post office. For information, call Paula Wyche at (813) 951-0385 or Richard Wyche at (813) 671-3161.
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