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Business 11-13-08 Julia's Florist, Freedom Plaza, Alvarez CPA, Keller Williams, Therapeutic Massage, Send Out Cards
By Betty Morrow
Nov 13, 2008 - 10:59:52 AM

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Enjoy a Holiday Experience at Julia’s Florist
You’re invited to a holiday experience from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on ­Friday, Nov. 14; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Julia’s ­Florist, 761 Cortaro Dr., Sun City Center.

See the trendiest, traditional with a twist, designs this season and a ­variety of gift giving ideas. Entertainment will be by Music Avenue. Every­one is asked to bring a bag of canned goods for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Julia’s Florist. The donations will be taken to Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma.
Refreshments will be served and the first 200 attendees will receive a 2009 floral calendar. There will be lots of discounts and door prizes. So, let’s all come together at Julia’s Florist to get in the holiday spirit and celebrate the season, while helping others.

Start your holiday shopping early

Therapeutic Massage & Reiki, Inc. and Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Alita Flannery will host a shopping opportunity from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at H&R Block, 717 Imar Dr., Sun City ­Center.
Featuring representatives are:
Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant – Alita Flannery
Pampered Chef – Carmie Rupert
Treasures to Tampa, T (Jewelry) – Jill Ricchini
Therapeutic Massage & Reiki, Inc. – Diane Miramon
For more information, call Alita Flannery at (813) 482-4562

It’s A Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting will be held at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 for Send Out Cards, located at 1601 U.S. Hwy. 41 S., Suite #4, Ruskin, 1 mile south of College and Hwy. 41 on right, in Sam Cook’s Home Service Centre. Call Stacy Self at (813) 690-4620.

 Stacy Self is an independent distributor. Join the festivities and see her new Send Out Cards office, where she is “Changing Lives One Card at a Time.”

 Send Out Cards is an easy and cost-effective way to stay in touch with your friends, family, and customers. Use it for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, invites, announcements, thank yous, congrats, get well, recognition, sympathy, and business.

ADVANCE Job Fair for Healthcare Professionals 

ADVANCE Newsmagazines is hosting another free Job Fair & Career Event from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa. After bringing its loyal healthcare community of nursing and allied health professionals together with Florida facilities last year, ADVANCE is coming back this fall with a special event featuring a fun racing theme.

For more information, call 800-546-4987, email, or visit us online at

Freedom Plaza Supports Memory Walk 2008
Freedom Plaza, a Brookdale Senior Living community, is pleased to announce its commitment to support the Alzheimer’s Association as a Platinum National Team for Memory Walk 2008. The walk helps to raise funds for research, care and support.

The community hopes to be able to raise at least $10,000 to support the local Alzheimer’s Association, hosting an Alzheimer’s Memory Walk on Saturday, Nov. 22 and a Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 6. 

The Alzheimer Association can do this with the support of people like you. Consider participating, sponsoring or donating to this worthy cause. It will be a lot of fun, and together the community can make a ­difference.

To learn more and to make a donation contact (813) 642-1255 or by email note that checks should be made payable to the Alzheimer’s Association, and are tax deductible.

Apollo Beach CPA Firm Announces Successful Peer Review

The Apollo Beach accounting firm of Alvarez Company P.A. CPA firm has successfully completed a rigorous review of its accounting and auditing practice. The reviewer concluded the firm complies with the stringent quality control standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national professional organization of CPAs.

José A. Alvarez CPA, managing director of Alvarez Company P.A. CPA Firm, has been a member of the AICPA for the over 34 years and explained the importance of the AICPA Peer Review. “Only a minority of Florida CPA firms go through this process. It validates to our clients that our firm continues to comply with the highest standards as we continue to ­deliver quality service and professionalism while complying with stringent quality control policies.” The review was conducted under the auspices of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants following the standards issued by the AICPA.

Alvarez, an Apollo Beach resident, has over thirty-five years ­experience in all facets of financial, accounting, tax and business advisory matters, including business valuations and consulting. In addition, the firm also provides personal income tax return serv­ices  for individuals in the SouthShore region.

The Company supports the local community and has sponsored the Alvarez Award for the Hillsborough County Outstanding Male and Female High School Soccer Players of the Year since 1983. To reach Jose A. Alvarez with questions about business and personal tax and accounting services, he can be reached by email at

Keller Williams Realty South Shore sponsors ‘Family Fun Day’

In keeping with the real estate franchise’s core values, the Keller Williams Realty South Shore Market Center in Apollo Beach  hosted a “Family Fun Day” which collected money for the Sun City ­Lions Club, KW Cares Foundation, and the local KW Agent Fund.

“We believe in supporting the community where we live and work. It’s our way of saying thanks to our friends, neighbors, clients and customers,” says Team Leader Sally McFolling. “This was a collective team ­effort and the event included a huge rummage sale, baked goods, food, and children’s activities,” said McFolling.

The South Shore KW Cares 2008 charity is the Sun City Lions Club where most of the funds are used in this area. Among the ­charities supported by the Sun City ­Lions Club are the Mary & Martha House in Ruskin and the Sun City Center Volunteer EMS Squad. All of the items not purchased from the rummage sale were donated to the Good Samaritan Mission in Wimauma.

The South Shore Market Center, located at 6488 U.S. 41, Apollo Beach was established in 2007 and has 70 associates.  In addition to the Apollo Beach location, a branch office is scheduled to open in Sun City Center in the near future. To learn more about Keller Williams Realty, call Sally McFolling at (813) 641-8300 or visit 

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