Friday, May 24, 2013
The Brandon studio received the Excellence in Customer Service award at the Massage Envy Annual Franchisees Conference.
Massage Envy in Brandon has long boasted of its great customer service, and now it has proof. The Brandon studio recently received the Excellence in Customer Service award at the Massage Envy Annual Franchisees Conference, placing the Brandon clinic in the top 1 percent for customer service in the company. Located in the Brandon Crossroads at 2092 Badlands Dr., the Brandon Massage Envy is one of only eight recipients out of nearly 900 clinics nationwide. "I'm very proud of my team. Our therapists are among the best in the industry,” said Massage Envy – Brandon owner Steve Plattner. “Their dedication and experience allow us to help our clients in a variety of ways; from relaxation to therapeutic rehabilitation." The Brandon clinic exceeded…
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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First Watch The Daytime Cafe is hiring for its anticipated mid-June opening at Lake Brandon Village in Brandon, in the building that once housed Blinds To Go on Causeway Boulevard.
Hiring is under way as remodeling continues for FirstWatch The Daytime Cafe at Lake Brandon Village, which after its anticipated mid-June opening will begin serving made-to-order breakfast, brunch and lunch in a freestanding building on Causeway Boulevard. First Watch will occupy the 3,400- square-foot space that once housed Blinds To Go, at 11305 Causeway Blvd., across the street from the Walmart Supercenter, west of Providence Road. Cafe applications are being accepted on site, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. All types of jobs are open, including servers, bussers, cooks and dishwashers. According to First Watch online, working there will proivde "everything you want from a job, including no night shifts, ever." Employment…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Orange Leaf Yogurt shop is newly opened next door to AMC The Regency 20 at the Regency Square shopping center in Brandon.
Newly opened at the Regency Square shopping center in Brandon is the Orange Leaf Yogurt shop, which on Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offers a 20 percent-off Senior Day discount for guests ages 55 and up. At Orange Leaf, patrons "grab a cup," select a flavor, add toppings and then pay according to the treat's weight. Orange Leaf makes the distinction between "a rich and creamy traditional frozen dessert" and "an icy, bland frozen yogurt" by noting its "decadent flavors reminiscent of your childhood trips to the local dessert shop as well as fruit-based flavors that will suit even the most health-conscious individuals." Orange Leaf is open just east of the ticket-holders entranceway to AMC The Regency 20. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Celebrating its 25th year, the Brandon Business Expo and Taste of Brandon returned to the Florida State Fairgrounds on May 16, presented by the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce.
More than 1,000 people had their taste buds tickled May 16 at the Brandon Business Expo and Taste of Brandon, presented by the Greater Brandon Chambr of Commerce at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. The event, in its 25 year, featured local restaurants vying for the Best Taste award, an expo tradition. Cheddar’s Casual Café took home the award with the Tampa Bay Times winning for Best Booth and Bahama Breeze Island Grille winning Best Dessert. An estimated 1,500 people and more than 150 exhibitors showed up for the event. “It is a great event,” said Brandon’s Gerard Abbett. “I got about one-third of the way around and had to take a break for an hour because I was full.” Adam Hunt of Hunt Family Dental Care brought his entire staff …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The 2013 Cruise for Kids Motorcycle Run kicks off today, May 19, in Brandon, at the Brandon Haley Davidson on State Road 60, with Uncle Mike's Smokehouse Grill set to serve a pre-registration breakfast.
A busy weekend in the Greater Brandon area is wrapping up, with the ninth annual Cruise for Kids Motorcyle Poker Run, with registration at Brandon Harley Davidson on State Road 60 in Brandon. As always, we invite you to promote your own events as well, in the comment box below and with these Brandon Patch events and announcement links. Here's the details for the motorcycle run:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Celebrating its 25th year, the Brandon Business Expo and Taste of Brandon returns to the Florida State Fairgrounds today, May 16. The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce takes a retrospective approach to promoting the 2013 offering.
The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce has been busy promoting its signature event, which this year celebrates its 25th year. The Brandon Business Expo and Taste of Brandon is scheduled for today, May 16, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Recognizing the quarter-century milestone, chamber officials have beeen posting blogs on its Web site , including one that takes a look back at the "big hair" and "shoulder pads" that were all the rage when the event in 1989 "welcomed its very first guests through the doors of the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel. The retrospective blog includes archived photographs "from the very first expo," including one that features Vincent Ferraro, of Ferraro, Higginbotham & Hayes, P.A., C.P.A.'s, who …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A few local watering holes are offering unique pours to celebrate.
According to the Brewer's Association, Craft Beer Week is the "Mother of All Beer Weeks." The week is designed as "the annual celebration of small and independent craft brewers, their craft beer and the American craft beer culture." The weeklong celebration will last from May 13-19. To that end two local venues are among the many offering speicals throughout the week. The Brass Tap at Westfield Brandon will be offering unique and rare beers all week long. The first new beer on draft is the Left Hand Wake Up Dead Imperial Stout, according to their Facebook page. Mellow Mushroom, 10959 Causeway Blvd., is also promoting the celebration on their website. If you know of other local specials, post them here in the comments.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The first of its kind in the nation, Wok Chi opens in Brandon, with a May 11 benefit for the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center.
Looking for another Wok Chi to compare to the one newly opened in Brandon? Don't look too hard. The Wok Chi at the Regency Square shopping center, which opens to the public for regular dining hours Monday, May 13, is the first of its kind. To get a preview taste, a special grand opening "community celebration" was held May 11, to benefit the Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary as a Greater Brandon area fixture. At the Wok Chi benefit, restaurant founders, promoters, employees and diners talked about the store's concept, roots and menu offerings, with the words "fresh" and "authentic" used liberally. And for good reason. "No batter, just what matters," is one of the restaurant's core concepts…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Today is a great day to get involved in Brandon, but first make sure to place non-perishable food items at your mailbox for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Here's other things you won't want to miss or miss knowing about.
Today, May 11, is a great day to feature when you extol the virtues of living in a town focused on social responsibility, charitable concerns and community connections. ______________ Start the day by placing at your mailbox non-perishable food items for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, run nationally by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Many of you will be volunteering as well, at the Brandon, Seffner, Riverview and Valrico post offices, and also at Feeding America of Tampa Bay, off Adamo Drive (State Road 60). ______________ Support the fight against cancer, and the cancer fighters themselves, with Miles for Moffitt. Also, closer to home, in Valrico, attend the yard sale and day-long fundraiser for cancer fighter …