Show Recap – Healthy Living and St. Pete Wine and Food Festival with Dawna Stone and Craft Brewing with Leigh Harting!

#WorkingWomenWednesdays was featured today on #ThatBusinessShow and CEO/Founder of the Working Women of Tampa Bay Networking Group, Jessica Rivelli, checked in at the top of the hour.  Jessica spoke of updates to the Working Women Conference being held September 10th and 11th at the Straz Center in Tampa and encourages all listeners to use discount code Meloni2015 for tickets to the event.  This is a great networking event and attracts many participants and learn more and pick up tickets at and learn more about this influential and very active group at!

My 2nd guest for the show was author, speaker and health/wellness expert Dawna Stone.  Dawna opened up the discussion with a promotion for the St. Petersburg Wine and Food Festival, an inaugural festival she is promoting and being held in Downtown St. Petersburg September 24th to September 27th and will feature many great area restaurants and breweries and wine connoisseurs.  Tickets are currently on sale and there are VIP packages along with sponsorship opportunities available at, learn more at the site!

Dawna then spoke of her recently released book, The Healthy You Diet : The 14-Day Plan for Weight Loss with 100  Delicious Recipes for Clean Eating.  Dawna has an extensive background in health and wellness including the founding of Women’s Running Magazine and the Women’s Half Marathon Series, both of which she founded and sold to the industry leader after developing the brand.  Dawna gives listeners some great health and wellness tips in this segment and we share a discussion of some of my health vices including diet soda and fast food.  Dawna has some solutions and recipes for the on-the-go business professional in her book and the book is available at by clicking here.  Dawna also touches briefly on her role as Martha Stewart’s apprentice, a position in which she won on the NBC show in 2005 “The Apprentice: Martha Stewart” This impressive feat opened up many doors for her including a radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio that she hosted for a year on wellness.  Dawna is an excellent resource for healthy living and be sure to check out her book on Amazon and she is available for speaking engagements.  Reach out to her via email at!

On the 2nd half of the show, Leigh Harting, Owner and Sales and Marketing Director of 3 Daughters Brewing, joined the show.  This locally owned craft brewery is located at 222 22nd St South in St. Petersburg and is open 7 days a week.  Featuring a tasting room and many weekly entertainment events, this brewery is both a place for friends to hang out and for family events as well.  Many events each week are focused on children and you can even take tours of the brewery and see have beers are made.  Leigh shares the story of their development in craft brewing on this segment and touches on some of their beers including the popular Beach Blonde Ale, available in many storefronts across Florida.  They also share a partnership with The University of South Florida which has a Brewing Arts program designed for people interested in breweries and they take on interns from the program throughout the year.  Learn more about this program by clicking here  Leigh also shared with us some of the plans for the company regarding expansion and their upcoming “My Hero Series” which will be launched on Veteran’s Day which will be an annual beer celebrating a “Hero” on the can.  Be sure to learn more about this great local business at and reach out to Leigh at 727-495-6002 or for more information!

Jessica RivelliDawna StoneLeigh Harting