Chamber View: What’s your plan for the holidays?

Tanya Doran

By TANYA DORAN

Executive Director, Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce

Can you believe it’s already November 2017? That means the holiday season is upon us. It’s a time to enjoy our family, friends and neighbors and to create special memories together to last a lifetime.

This season encourages us to be thankful and joyful for what we have and to give and help others. And it’s a great time to support your community by shopping local. Simply stated, doing so helps greater Riverview businesses stay in business.

Does your home need a little sprucing up before the family gathers for the holidays? Royal Maid Service in Riverview can help make this job easy.

If your floors or carpets need a deep cleaning, contact Accent American, Gecko Floor Care, Immaculate Janitorial Service, Stanley Steemer or Walsh Commercial Cleaning Service to get the job done. And if your flooring needs replacement, you can call the experts at G. Fried Flooring America or Ivey Carpet & Flooring.

How does the exterior of your home look? Brook Pressure Washing or Magic Power Washing can make your house, patio and driveway look new again.

Budget Blinds offers in-home consultations and will assist you with selecting the right blinds, shutters, shades, drapes, rugs and more for your home and budget. Why not visit their showroom at 10437 Gibsonton Drive in Riverview?

Connie’s Home Decor and Gabilee Interior Decoration can breathe new life into any room. These ladies can assist you with difficult and sometimes overwhelming home-decorating decisions.

The holidays always bring parties.

If you’re hosting one, don’t get stuck in the kitchen — hire a caterer. Many local catering companies offer services for as few as 10 people and can put a menu together based on your budget. Coastal Catering, Cater Tampa, Edibles by Ethel, Livy O’s Catering and Lupton’s Family Catering offer excellent quality and services for any occasion.

Fresh flowers and floral arrangements are always nice to have in the home or to bring as a special gift for the host. Local family-owned-and-operated florists include Bay Bouquet in Riverview and Oops A Daisy Flowers & Gifts in Gibsonton. They’ll help you “pretty up” any room or space.

For something unique, have Inflated Expressions create a balloon gift bouquet for any occasion. You’ll be amazed what these folks can do with balloons.

And hiring a professional DJ can take your gathering to a whole new level. Local DJs offer a wide variety of music, facilitate group activities and play fun games to entertain your guests. Doogie Entertainment and On The Move Productions offer reasonable rates.

For more information on these and other local businesses, visit www.RiverviewChamber.com, email info@RiverviewChamber.com or call the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce at 813-234-5944.

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