Reaching out, sharing, networking and educating were the stated purposes of involvement in the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce Health Fair 2012 at the Campo Family YMCA in Valrico, according to vendors.
“We want to reach out to the community and share our services with them,” said Becky Weller, with Total Imaging Centers and Tower Diagnostic Center of Brandon. “Taking care of one’s health should be the most important priority in one’s life because taking care of yourself allows you to take care of others.”
“We want to support the Brandon chamber and we love the Y,” said Trenna Russ, with Hawthorne Village, a not-for-profit organization that provides retirement apartments, health and rehabilitation and assisted-living facilities for the aging population. “We want people to learn more about us and we like to meet as well with all the other vendors.”
Among those vendors was Rasmussen College, where several of the school’s first nursing students were ready to meet fair attendees.
“We want to take a greater, active role in the community,” said Carole Guye, the fundamentals instructor for the new registered nurse education program at the Greater Brandon campus of Rasmussen College. The classes lead to an associate’s degree.
“The nursing program just started,” she added. “We have very small class sizes, which gives us the opportunity to work closer and give more of a one-on-one experience with our students.”
In all, 60 vendors were featured in the health fair’s handbook, as noted below:
- AAA Auto Club South
- ADT Security Services Inc.
- Advanced Diagnostics & Hearing Solutions
- Alafia Village Assisted Living
- Amani Med Spa & Wellness Center
- American Medical Research Associates
- Animal Emergency Clinic of Brandon
- Aparicio-Levy Technical Center
- Arbonne International (Shelly McManus)
- Back to Wellness Chiropractic Clinic
- Balance Diet
- Bloomingdale Acupuncture & Nutrition
- Bloomingdale Radiology Center
- Bodyworks Health and Wellness
- Brandon Cataract Center & Eye Clinic
- Brandon Dermatology
- Brandon Regional Hospital
- Brandon Smile Center
- Brandon Weight Loss
- Campo Family YMCA
- Carr Pediatric Dentistry, P.A.
- Century 21 Acclaim Realty Co. (Paul Hogg)
- Comfort Keepers
- Consulate Healthcare
- Dawn M. Chapman, P.A.
- DCSI Inc. (Security and Sound Systems)
- Drug Screen Solutions Inc.
- Everest University
- Focus on Females Education Foundation
- Get the Facts Home Inspection
- Great Expressions Dental Centers
- Hart Hearing Professionals
- Hawthorne Village Retirement Community
- Immanuel Lutheran School
- Insphere Insurance Solutions
- Kotila Chiropractic
- LifeCare of Brandon
- Magdovitz Chiropractic
- Massage Envy
- Meridien Research
- Music Showcase
- Planet Smoothie
- Polley Family Wellness Center
- Rasmussen College
- Revolution Cycle and Fitness
- Savannah Court of Brandon
- Serenity Meadows
- Stronglife Chiropractic / Natural Health
- Stubbs Orthodontics
- Tampa Bay ENT
- The Tampa Tribune
- The Well
- Vicente Family Dentistry
- Video Conversions of Florida
- Wellcare Health Plans Inc.
- Women’s Care of Florida
- WorldPay Merchant Processing
- Zweibach’s Women’s Health