SCC: Fall business expo a success

Published on: October 25, 2018

More than a 1,000 area residents visited the Fall Business Expo hosted by the Sun City Area Chamber of Commerce at Community Hall Oct. 4.

Chamber hosts Fall Business Expo

As it does every year, the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed both year-round visitors and snowbirds to its annual Fall Business Expo Oct. 4 at Community Hall. More than 1,000 visitors turned out for the four-hour event, in which 85 business and nonprofit members took part.

The Florida Treasure Hunters once again found “lost” money for several area residents, while former Detroit Tigers catcher Mike Heath signed autographs, posed for pictures and showed off his championship rings.

Riverchase Dermatology provided free skin cancer screenings and the SCC Emergency Squad, free blood pressure checks. TECO was busy signing folks up for free energy audits, and Sun Towers served its legendary chocolate brownies.

“I’m already looking forward to our Spring Trade Show next April 4,” said Lynne Conlan, the chamber’s executive director. “We had a nice steady crowd and some great vendors that included new faces as well as our regulars.”

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Lynda Messman, co-owner of Borman Construction in Apollo Beach, listens to an business expo visitor Oct. 4 at Community Hall.

Joe Zuniga, president of Zuniga Marketing and another candidate for SCC honorary mayor, stops by Glenna Tanner’s Glenna on the Go table at the Sun City Area Chamber of Commerce Fall Business Expo.

Marilyn Navarro, an emergency medical responder with the SCC Emergency Squad, applies a blood pressure cuff to the arm of Helenanne Frobose, of Kings Point.

Fran Fabbro, of Lake Michigan Credit Union of Florida, chats with a seemingly surprised Helen Burke, of Kings Point, during the recent Fall Business Expo at Community Hall in Sun City Center.

Representing the Retired Officers Corp. of Freedom Plaza, Connie Lesko watches a couple of visitors fill out raffle tickets for a nice gift basket.

Staff members of Tampa Bay Family Physicians are visited by a couple of women who stopped by their table for information. The Sun City Center practice of Dr. Khushi Dhaliwal has a new ARNP, Jami Martinez, center, and new physician, Shemushi Nasreen, M.D., right.

Apollo Beach attorney Damon Glisson, a South Shore Council board member for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, chats with Michelle Miller about the foundation’s local mission and projects.