Turning Tragedy to Triumph – Featuring Sharon Fekete, Chris Cousineau, Dennise and Ian Ondina and Dr. Glynn Wilson

#ThatBusinessShow wraps up week # 73 on Tampa Bay’s 1250 WHNZ.  The show has grown leaps and bounds since its inception on February 2nd, 2015 and today we have hosted over 350 shows (not including the Jamie Meloni Real Estate Show).  Airing daily from 7am to 9am, we are always looking for positive content centered on Tampa Bay.  Contact Jamie via email at jamie@tampabayradio.com and a reminder to please help us grow our social media outlets.  Subscribe to us on YouTube at www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni and on twitter at Jamie_meloni and find us at www.facebook.com/thatbusinessshow

Jamie Meloni is one of Tampa Bay’s leading Real Estate Sales Professionals and has sold over 100 Million Dollars in Real Estate and sold over 1600 properties since 2007. Jamie is a foreclosure sales specialist and has relationships with over 45 different bank and asset management company clients.  He can help you with your home sale too and offers a free home valuation at www.tampabayradio.com – the market in Tampa Bay is a strong seller’s market so now is the best time to sale, more inventory is expected to come on market in the coming years which will depress home values.  Jamie was named once again to the Wall Street Journal Real Trends List of Top Brokers in the Country.  Ranking at #37, this is the 4th straight year that Jamie has reached this tremendous accomplishment.  His ad, along with the others within Coldwell Banker that also achieved this, can be seen in today’s Wall Street Journal (6-24-2016)

Opening up the program today was Sharon Fekete, The Doctor Whisperer.  Recently featured in “Physicians Money Digest”, Sharon works with doctors’ offices on back end components such as marketing, hiring, public relations and more, allowing the doctor to be a doctor.  She talks much about the importance of having the right person or people in customer service (front desk) and how a “Miserable Mary” can negatively impact your operation.  Jamie notes the value in having a strong front desk person and how some times the positive front person can offset a less than likeable Doctor but in reverse, a delightful Doctor could lose tremendous business if patients do not like the person or people at the front of the house.  Sharon has recently launched her online course called “Front Office Ambassador” that works with medical professionals on this topic.  The course can be found here http://thedoctorwhisperer.com/#courses and is only $99.  Sharon can be reached at 727-420-2481 and learn more http://www.thedoctorwhisperer.com!

Sharon and Jamie were then joined in studio by Chris Cousineau, Manager of the Foggiare Institute.  Located at 1920 W Bay Drive in Largo, Foggiare focuses on non-invasive procedures to improve the overall health and wellness of the body.  Utilizing unique treatment methods, Foggiare is able to get people results they are failing to achieve in other wellness centers.  We discussed the Cryotherapy which is a pod that a person sits inside for up to 3 minutes with temperatures reaching over 200 degrees below zero.  The body has a physical response to this extreme environment that results in quicker recoveries from intensive workouts and also works to reduce and eliminate pain.  Many people are discovering this technique and attracts many athletes, both amateur and professional as well as many who just look to reduce pain or feel better overall.  They utilize many other treatments including vibration, steam, heat and electricity and all clients go through an intake process that measures ones impedance which is then linked to the different treatment methods resulting in customized workouts.  Check them out online, they offer many other procedures too to help you feel better, lose weight, and look better.  www.foggiareinstitute.com or give them a call today at 727-239-0580!

At 8am, we welcomed Dennise Ondina, Executive Director of the Compass Brain Injury Center.  She was joined in studio by her son Ian as well who was the inspiration of this non-profit after suffering a traumatic brain injury while riding an ATV at age 19.  After months of treatments and surgeries, in which he was not expected to survive at one point), Ian pulled through but had to re-learn many things including who his family was and how to do many basic things.  Disappointed by the lack of support after leaving the care units, Dennise saw the need for a support group for those impacted by traumatic brain injuries and launched Compass Brain Injury Center.  Dennise is in the start-up phase of the organization and is looking for help and guidance from others.  They are currently holding support group meetings for victims and caregivers and their first board of directors meeting is in September.  If you have any way to help, please reach out to Dennise, phone is 727-204-2723 and website is www.compassbraininjurycenter.org.  Today Ian has recovered much of what he lost but still struggles and needs assistance. He speaks briefly on the program to share personally his challenges and lets us know that he recently returned to College and has achieved a straight A report card.  Your support will help him and many others in the same situation.

Closing out the week and program was Dr. Glynn Wilson, CEO of TapImmune, an Immuno-oncology Company developing T-cell vaccines for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancer.  The vaccine works by stimulating the body’s own immune system is now the most promising approach for treating cancer.  TapImmune now has the worldwide exclusive license on two vaccine technologies from the Mayo Clinic: A folate receptor alpha vaccine (TPIV 200) and a HER2neu vaccine (TPIV 110) and both technologies were discovered by Dr Keith Knutson of the Mayo Clinic.  Both vaccines have completed Phase I clinical trials and were shown to be safe and well tolerated and to produce robust immune responses in over 90% of patients treated.  The Company has received Orphan Drug designation and Fast Track status from the FDA for ovarian cancer and their HER2neu vaccine will enter Phase II clinical trials early in 2017.  Dr. Wilson has been personally affected by these cancers having lost his wife to the disease.  We share a great discussion on this segment about TapImmune and cancer in general and more can learned at www.tapimmune.com and you can follow the results of the clinical trials at www.clinicaltrials.gov!

Sharon Fekete (Small)Chris Cousineau (Small)Dennise Ondina (Small)Glynn Wilson (Small)

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