Nearly 100 business leaders, residents and elected officials turned out Oct. 17 for the ground-breaking ceremony for St. Joseph's Hospital-South, a $225 million nonprofit hospital that's being built at 6901 Simmons Loop Road, Riverview, by BayCare Health System.
Among the dignitaries attending the event were BayCare President and CEO Steve Mason; Ed Barnes, president of the Sun City Center Community Association; Eileen Peco, president of the Federation of Kings Point; U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor; U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney; and state. Rep. Dana Young.
Get ahead of your business tax return
H&R Block franchise owners Penny and John Smith will offer free, one-hour, end-of-year tax planning consultations to area businesses through Dec. 15 at 151 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach. The consultations are designed to help business owners avoid any surprises on their 2012 tax returns. To take advantage of the offer, call (813) 4839 for an appointment.
Sales professionals receive recognition
Keller Williams Realty Apollo Beach recently recognized agent Joel Brumbach and Team Brumbach, a group of 12 sales professionals, for making the Keller Williams Top 50 Producing Teams list.
Broker Gary Kaukonen said Brumbach was the only Keller Williams sales associate in the North Florida Region to make the list.
Lunch at the lounge, anyone?
Incognito Lounge, 131 Harbor Village Lane, Apollo Beach, is now open for lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The new lunch menu includes fresh, daily homemade soups, a large selection of salads and more.
Learn more by visiting www.incognitolounge.com or calling (813) 645-9700.
Spa adds new staff members
Kathie McPhee, owner of A Peaceful Harbor Day Spa and Salon, 1312 Apollo Beach Blvd., Apollo Beach, recently announced the additions of licensed massage therapist Ingrid DeJesus and estheticians Amy Downey and Kelli Greik Greene.
Network with young professional peers
The South Shore Young Professionals Association, an arm of the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, will host a social on Nov. 6 for members of the business community 18 to 43 years old at Joia's Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar, 10475 Gibsonton Drive, Riverview. Members of the group get in free; guests pay $5.
For more information, call (813) 234-5944.