Business insight; Bloomingdale’s/FishHawk, September 2022


Edited by Jenny Bennett

Annual Teacher of the Year Program Honors Local Early Childhood Educator

Goddard Systems Inc. (GSI), the franchisor of The Goddard School, a leading provider of high-end child care and early learning services, is pleased to introduce Amanda Cervetti of The Goddard School de Lithia (FishHawk) the 2022 teacher of the year award.

“In early childhood education, the importance of nurturing home-school partnerships and supporting children’s social and emotional development is just as critical as each child’s academic growth,” said Lauren Starnes, GSI Director of Studies. “Amanda and her fellow teachers provide all of these things and more every day to the students they serve.”

The Goddard School of Lithia (FishHawk) is located at 14106 Spector Rd. in Lithia. Visit his website at or call 813-603-1530 for more information.

Home 2 Care Luxury Concierge Healthcare Clinic in Brandon

During the COVID-19 pandemic, India Presley-Boyd was released from her nurse practitioner position. Determined not to give up on her dream, she decided to come closer to home and create a practice that could not only allow her to continue living her dream but also increase access to quality health care.

Home 2 Care is a luxury concierge-style health care clinic that provides access to primary care services on a subscription or fee-based basis. Services include well visits, sick visits, chronic disease management, and weight loss, among others. Subscriptions are available for as little as $100 per month, which includes 24/7 direct access to your provider via text or call, unlimited office and telemedicine visits, appointments same day or next day, little to no waiting time at the office, relaxed appointments and discounts on medications and labs.

Home 2 Care is located at 673 S. Kings Avenue in Brandon. To learn more, visit his website at

Melissa Snively named Councilor of the Year 2022

Melissa Snively, State Farm Agent at Snively Insurance Agency Inc., was recently chosen to receive the 2022 Snead-Bryan Memorial ‘Advisor of the Year’ Award from the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) .

The award is given to a member who has provided “exceptional service, as evidenced by exemplary conduct, lofty character and tireless efforts to advance the cause of life insurance in the best traditions of the industry.” A State Farm agent since 2001, Snively has more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry.

His agency is located at 16209 FishHawk Blvd. in Lithia and can be reached at 813-662-3622 or

Dementia virtual tour is coming to Brandon’s Tessera

The Dementia Virtual Tour offers a 10-minute immersion into the world of dementia and allows you to walk in the shoes of someone with dementia to build your sense of empathy. You may feel the confusion, frustration, and emotions associated with memory loss. Thanks to this visit, you will leave with a better understanding of life with dementia.

The tour visits Tessera of Brandon, an assisted living and memory care community located at 1320 Oakfield Dr. The Dementia Virtual Tour will take place on Tuesday, September 20 from 2-4 p.m. Please call 813-607-6880 to reserve a spot.

Congratulations to Andy Tekampe with TNT Termite And Pest Control

Congratulations to Andy Tekampe from TNT Termite and Pest Control! He earned an A on his Florida Termite exam and is now fully certified in pest and termite control. Contact Tekampe with any pest or termite control questions at 813-468-8574. TNT Termite and Pest Control serves Brandon and surrounding areas.

For more information about its services, visit its website at

Eggs Up Grill Features in Celebration 727 to 813

Join Eggs Up Grill as it joins The Identity Tampa Bay’s annual 727 to 813 celebration. The celebration is an annual series of events held in the Tampa Bay metro area with the goal of showcasing unique communities. Eggs Up Grill offers a special menu for the event featuring unique breakfast, brunch and lunch items such as strawberry cheesecake pancakes and a bowl of smoked macaroni and cheese.

The celebration from 727 to 813 runs until Saturday, August 13. Eggs Up Grill is located at 3920 US Hwy. 301 in Riverview and is open seven days a week. For more information, visit eugriverview on all social media platforms.

Hillsborough Community College Open Doors Scholarship Program

The Institute for Corporate and Continuing Education (ICCE) at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) has received more than $993,000 in funding through the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE) Open Door Grant program. last fall. FDOE recently updated the criteria for the Open Door Grant program to increase access to funding. Qualified applicants may be eligible for up to $3,000 to cover tuition, exams, books, and materials for approved short-term and technical training courses to be completed by September 2023.

For the full list of approved courses, scholarship criteria and how to apply, visit


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