Business insight; Valrico, October 2022

Edited by Jenny Bennett

Vitality Booth Wellness celebrates its opening with a ribbon cutting

Vitality Booth Wellness celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Valrico Fishhawk Chamber of Commerce. Located at 3113 Lithia Pinecrest Road. at Valrico, the facility offers a variety of advanced cardio equipment, manual and automated massage therapies, vibration plates, and the patent-pending Vitality Booth science-based wellness system. Dry salt therapy, red light therapy and oxygen concentration booth therapy are also available.

For more information, visit his website at or call 813-315-9633.

Dunkley Auto Detailing comes to you

Dunkley Auto Detailing is a mobile detailing business for your vehicle, boat or RV. He can come to your home or your place of work and does not need anything other than your keys, he is completely autonomous with his own electricity and water. It can also provide other services including paint enhancement, paint correction and ceramic coatings.

Call owner Brian Dunkley at 304-719-3464 to discuss your needs and schedule an appointment.

Karma Yoga & Fitness celebrates 10 years in business with a new location

Local yoga hot spot Karma Yoga & Fitness is celebrating its 10th anniversary by moving from 4363 Lynx Paw Trl. in Valrico to a new location. Starting in October, Karma Yoga & Fitness will be located at 13430 Boyette Rd. in Riverview behind The Talking Pint.

The new location will offer healthy infrared hot yoga classes, relaxing deep stretching classes, yoga with weights, meditation, teacher training, special workshops and more. Owners Megan and Nooie Hochheimer are excited about the move because of the opportunity to bring yoga to new students.

Visit his website at for more details.

The Florida Strawberry Festival announces its theme for 2023

The Florida Strawberry Festival recently announced the theme for its 88th annual event, “We’ve Got a Winner.”

“Yeah, that underscores our recent victory in naming strawberry shortcake Florida’s official dessert because we’re a bit of a fan of the berry,” President Paul Davis said. “We are excited about this year’s event and can’t wait to share in the celebration of the shortbread dessert that made us so successful!”

A new theme is created for each year’s festival to give customers a taste of their experience at the event. The 2023 Florida Strawberry Festival will take place March 2-12 at the Plant City Fairgrounds.

Additional information is available on its website at

Motown with a twist Coming to Lakeland

Are you ready for a whole new beat? Motown with a twista new version of the classic Motownarrives at the RP Funding Center on March 7, 2023. It’s a sparkling and electrifying night of choreographed performances to Motor City’s most famous hit songs featuring celebrity dance pros Anna Trebunskaya and Keo Motsepe from Dancing with the stars in partnership with the finalists of So you think you can dancewith live vocals from american idol, The voice and America’s Got Talent finalists.

Tickets are on sale now, visit the RP Funding Center box office at 701 W. Lime St. in Lakeland, call 863 834 8111 or visit their website at

Angel Foundation FL Announces New Board Appointments

The Angel Foundation FL Board of Directors has appointed the following individuals to its Board of Directors: Debbi Figlewski, Realtor at YellowFin Realty, has been named Chair; Dr. Leonard Mardis, owner of Leonard’s Academy of Dance & Center for the Art, was named vice president. Gary Searls, chief financial officer of HCA Florida Brandon Hospital, will continue as treasurer; and Julie Dahl, owner of Riverview Mortgage, will continue as secretary.

Also named to the board are Tina Blount, community pastor of ARISE Church; Lisa Wheeler, senior home loan specialist at Churchill Mortgage; and Pete Wheeler, senior vice president of marketing at Chadwell Supply. Ericka White, pastor of Revive Church Global, who has successfully served as president of the foundation since 2020, has been appointed to its advisory board.

“We are so grateful to these wonderful community leaders who lead this organization and will help us achieve even greater things in the years to come,” said Liz Brewer, CEO of Angel Foundation FL.

The Angel Foundation FL has served the Greater Brandon community since 2003 and has helped over a thousand families affected by a life-threatening illness or catastrophic event by matching them with businesses called “Business Angels” to respond to their practical needs, as well as providing financial support to keep them on the path to self-sufficiency in times of crisis.

For more information on Angel Foundation FL, visit or call 813-689-6889.

Action Karate opens at River Hills Plaza

Action Karate recently opened at 4365 Lynx Paw Trl. in Valrico on the River Hills Plaza. Its biggest goal is to provide children with lifesaving lessons through its unique self-defense programs led by its highly experienced instructors. It prides itself on providing a comfortable and energetic educational experience to help students learn new skills, gain confidence, and make new friends.

For more information, visit his website at or call 813-609-2376.

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