The Joint Welcomes New Doctor 

Dr. Richard Tantillo

The Joint Chiropractic of New Tampa (19014 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.) is proud to welcome Dr. Richard Tantillo.  

Dr. Tantillo will be at the New Tampa location Mondays-Fridays. He has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Strayer University, and a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree from New York Chiropractic College in Seneca Falls, NY, in 2000.

Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Dr. Tantillo also has worked in Palm Harbor and St. Petersburg.  

His own first-hand experience with chiropractic led him to this point in his life. 

“After long-lasting back pain, I visited a chiropractor and received my first chiropractic adjustment,” he says. “I felt immediate relief. I started chiropractic college two years later and have never looked back.”

He is grateful for the opportunity to work at The Joint Chiropractic in an environment that doesn’t lose sight of the goal: serving people who need help.

“I had practiced for years following the insurance model,” he says. “Over time, I saw many of my patients no longer able to afford chiropractic care due to high deductibles and copays. The Joint offers an affordable solution that allows almost everyone to enjoy the benefits of regular chiropractic care.” 

Appointments are never required to visit The Joint. For more information, call (813) 644-8944 and please tell D. Tantillo you read about him and The Joint in the Neighborhood News

North Tampa Bay Chamber News!

Although Jannah and I had to miss this year’s “Excellence in Business” awards gala, hosted by the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce (NTBC) at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club (for the first time), we had a pretty good reason — Jannah’s daughter Lauren gave birth to our first grandchild — the precious Rosalie (“Rosie”) Carolyn Cione — at about the same time as the event. 

Rosalie (“Rosie”) Carolyn Cione

Congrats to Lauren & her fiancé Albert for bringing this most precious 6-lb., 3-oz. (at birth) bundle of joy into the world! Thanks also to Jeanine McLeod of Cloud 9 Studios (search “Cloud 9 Studios” on Facebook) for this too-perfect pic of Baby Rosie (below left)!

Even though we missed the awards gala, I still wanted to congratulate this year’s award winners. As a former “Small Business of the Year” award winner (in 2014) for the former Wesley Chapel Chamber, I know how nice it is to accept one of these awards:

“Small Business”Advisor Magazine

“New Business” – Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel

“Large Business” – AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

“Entrepreneur” – Slater • Grant

“Large Business” – AdventHealth Wesley Chapel

“Volunteer” – Cam Caudle, Shred 360

 For more information about the North Tampa Bay Chamber, call (813) 994-8534 or stop by at 1868 Highland Oaks Blvd., Suite A-1, Lutz.

Congrats, Parks Ford! 

Speaking of the Chamber, November has been a busy month for NTBC ribbon-cutting events. Congratulations go out to Ron Parks (in yellow in photo above) and the entire team at Parks Ford of Wesley Chapel (28739 S.R. 54), which unveiled its newly revamped showroom at a ribbon-cutting event on Nov. 13. The amazing thing is that the dealership never closed during its massive (and impressive) renovation! For more info, call (888) 742-4177 or visit

Your CBD Store Opens! 

Congrats to owner Debra Curler of the new Your CBD store in the Pebble Creek Collection. We previously told you about the opening of the Your CBD Store in Wesley Chapel, well New Tampa has now added another link in the largest chain of CBD stores, with nearly 500 locations nationwide and still growing. Curler says Your CBD Store’s hemp-based products have extremely low levels of THC (0.3% or less) and therefore will not offer a psychoactive “high” like marijuana. It’s even safe for pets!

For more information about Your CBD Store (19651 BBD Blvd.) or call (813) 994-0599.

Fresh Healthy Café Celebrates 10 Years

Congrats also go out to Emily and Michael Schaefer, who celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the Fresh Healthy Café in The Shops at Wiregrass with an NTBC ribbon cutting on Oct. 16.

Fresh Healthy Café originally opened under another name, and Emily and Michael have only owned it for three years, but it’s still a perfect complement to the Fit Niche running and fitness store located next door and its delicious smoothies, bowls, wraps, sandwiches and fresh juices have kept customers coming back for more.

The Schaefers are both U.S. Army veterans and genuinely cool people, so I hope you’ll let them know that you read about them in the Neighborhood News or perhaps saw our video of their ribbon cutting on Neighborhood News Online. Fresh Healthy Café is located at 28139 Paseo Dr. For more info, call (813) 973-3578 or visit

Havertys Unveils Its Remodeling! 

Also cutting a ribbon with the NTBC on Oct. 10 was Havertys Furniture, located off S.R. 56, just east of I-75, which unveiled its newly remodeled showroom.

Wesley Chapel Havertys manager Brandon Young says the store’s new look will appeal to Havertys’ base clients, who tend to skew a little older than some furniture stores, as well as younger furniture shoppers who will appreciate getting quality furniture at a fair price. For more info, call (813) 994-0541 or stop by at 26450 Golden Maple Loop and tell Brandon& his crew we sent you! — GN

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