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Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014
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Networking opportunities abound this week in South Shore

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Exchange ideas

The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce will host The Exchange today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Come join this casual, brown-bag lunch and bring plenty of business cards. Open to all area businesses, whether chamber members or not. For additional information, call (813) 634-5111.

Press the flesh, have lunch

The Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce will host its next monthly membership meeting tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in its banquet room, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza.

Little Manatee Healthcare is the sponsor. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.

For reservations, call (813) 634-111.

Change-of-pace networking offered

Sun Towers invites all area businesses to Slow Speed Networking. Participants get the opportunity to describe what a good referral might be for their business to a group of like-minded professionals who understand the importance of referrals.

The groups meets every Friday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, Sun City Center. Coffee and pastry are available to get you going. Bring plenty of business cards.

For details, call (813) 892-2990.

Lunch and learn

Advocates for Small Business Owners is hosting its November business seminar from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday at Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant, 1083 Big Bend Road, Riverview. Topics for discussion will include: Financial Planning, Tax Filing Matters, Federal Funding for Business and MD Plus – Affordable Coverage. The cost is $45 and includes materials and meal. For more information, call (813) 712-4109 or email Ashleyj@advocatesforyourbusiness.com.

Riverview chamber to host luncheon, meeting

Join members and guests of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce for the last monthly membership meeting and luncheon of the year from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview. The lunch sponsor, Riverview Mortgage, encourages everyone to bring an unwrapped toy to be donated to the annual Marines Toy for Tots drive. A Marine will be at the luncheon to accept all toy donations.

The cost is @12 for members who reserve in advance, $15 for members at the door and $20 for nonmembers. Guests who attend with a member receive the member rate.

For more information, call (813) 234-5944.

Help kids, build good will

South Shore’s annual Toys for Tots campaign is underway, and that presents an opportunity for you to help children in need have a good Christmas morning. It’s also the chance to build good will for your business by hosting a toy donations box or maybe an event surrounding the drive. If you’d like to participate or need further details, call Ann Hathaway at (813) 645-6392.

All Bay Insurance Group grows

Mark Abraham has joined Joel Meek’s team at All Bay Insurance Group as an account executive. He brings with him more than a decade of experience in customer service, and his foremost goal is to provide clients with an experience second to none. Abraham received a bachelors degree and masters of business administration degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. He is a state-certified, professional service representative. For more information, call (813) 677-1121.

New products announced at Waterset

Ashton Woods Homes has two new product lines at Waterset in Apollo Beach.

One features three- and four-bedroom homes ranging from 1,866 to 2,549 square feet of living area on 30-foot lots starting at $199,990. Forty of these sites are available.

The builder is also offering new three-, four- and five-bedroom designs on 55-foot lots. Five distinct designs are featured, priced from $269,990. Sixteen of these sites are available.

For more information, call Michael Roche at (407) 647-3700.

Send news about what’s happening at your business to lkindle@tampatrib.com.

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