Entering the Growing Tampa Bay Business Market – Featuring Tammy Modica, Francis Fernandez, Matt Becker, and Thiru Govender

Entering the Growing Tampa Bay Business Market – Featuring Tammy Modica, Francis Fernandez, Matt Becker, and Thiru Govender

#ThatBusinessShow is on the #MorningAir again! Airing every weekday  from 7am to 9am, #ThatBusinessShow seeks to promote the best in #TampaBay! The #Entrepreneurship in Tampa Bay is a booming scene, and here on #ThatBusinessShow, we love to showcase the community! Which, coincidentally coincides with the mission of The Tampa Bay Business Owners! Bringing together the professionals here in our community, TBBO is one Group you have to be a part of. #TBBOTuesdays are all about professionals from the Tampa Bay Business Owners networking group, showcasing several members every week to share what they do on the #MorningAir – So make sure to catch that weekly special tomorrow! And remember, the show airs every weekday at the new hours of 7AM though 9AM! We have awesome guests that you won’t want to miss tomorrow. Today we invited Tammy Modica, Francis Fernandez, Matt Becker, and Thiru Govender. On the 7AM Hour, we had Tammy Modica and Francis Fernandez. Tammy Modica is the President of Aeon Life Theater. Francis Robles-Fernandez is the Founder and Owner of Strong Courageous Women. On the 8AM Hour, Jamie welcomed Matt Becker and Thiru Govender! Matt Becker is a Franchise Owner and Strategic Partner of PrideStaff! Thiru Govender is an Assurance Partner and Office Managing Partner of BDO United States.  If you missed the show on the #MorningAir this morning, then head to http://www.tampabayradio.com now! And remember to check out the Tampa Bay Business Owners! You can find them at http://www.tbbo.org, and if you would like to watch the live stream of #ThatBusinessShow, then head to http://www.tampabayradio.com, and you can also check out Jamie’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni!

My first guest on the program was Tammy Modica, Founder and President of Aeon Life Theater.  Tammy, a lifelong theater fan since the 5th grade, founded the company and acts as a Director for the performances they put on.  She is a trained mechanical engineer and former High School Physics teacher whose love for the arts won her over.  I joke that I’ve not ran into many engineers who share her same level of passion for the arts as she does.  She was in studio today to promote her upcoming Broadway Musical, Big Fish, based off of the movie.  She briefly explains how the movie business turns musical on Broadway and how companies such as hers then get involved with them performing them in our communities.  Her production launches May 28th through June 4th at The Cuban Club which is located at 2010 Avenida Republica De Cuba in Tampa and tickets are on sale now.  Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 3pm and adult tickets are $22 and children under 12 are $12.  Pick up tickets and learn more at www.cubanclubybor.com and also at her website http://www.aeonlifetheater.com!

In the 7:30 spot, I spoke with Francis Robles-Fernandez, Founder of Strong Courageous Women Magazine.  With a background in hospitality, this mother of 5 has taken the entrepreneurial dive into the magazine business with no background or experience in print or publishing.  This courageous attitude is just another reason we host these programs, we hope to inspire others to step outside their comfort zone and do what they really want to do.  She began work on this in January and will be launching in just over a month.  The magazine will cater towards Christian Women with regular pieces on areas such as beauty, career and family life as well as religion.  Her motto comes from Joshua 1:9 which inspired her to launch the magazine along with a trip to a writing conference, all of which she shares in this segment.  The magazine will focus primarily on print with some online articles and she is currently looking for advertisers and article writers so reach out to her today, francis@strongandcourageouswomen.com or give her a call at 954-588-0937 and be sure to visit her website www.strongandcourageouswomen.com to subscribe today!

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Matt Becker is a franchise owner/Strategic-Partner with the national staffing firm PrideStaff. His franchise is located in Clearwater and focuses its efforts in the Pinellas County market. Prior to starting his business, Matt was the Chief Operating Officer for the 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee for the Republican National Convention. His responsibilities included the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Host Committee including all program and organizational development. Head over to http://www.pridestaff.com to learn more on how they find the talent needed to make or break a business!

Thiru Govender is an Assurance Partner and serves as the Office Managing Partner in BDO’s Tampa office. He has over 20 years of public accounting experience and has assisted clients in traditional initial Public Offers and most recently, under regulations of the new JOBS Act. He primarily provides assurance services to privately held and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)-reporting companies in the retail, technology and manufacturing and distribution industries. He is very passionate about Tampa Bay’s upcoming developments, and this morning he expressed his belief that BDO United States can help your business get an edge over the competition. After all, a business can only run as good as its interior can! Call Thiru at 813-269-6734 and have a conversation today on how to bring your business to the next – safe and organized – level with BDO!

As always, thank you for tuning into #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni on #1250whnz, weekdays at 8am. If you missed today’s show, you can always visit Jamie’s website and see all of our shows on demand at http://www.tampabayradio.com or visit Jamie’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni.

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From Inspiration to Mediterranean Cuisine on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Vincent Lanci, Andrew Samuel, and Alex Sullivan

Good morning and welcome to another episode of #ThatBusinessShow! It was a great morning here on the show, as we had three wonderful guests, each from different fields! That’s what the show is all about, bringing different business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals together to spread their message on the #MorningAir! Live in studio every weekday at 8am on #1250WHNZ, our Host, Jamie Meloni, invites you to share your business with the Tampa Bay community! So head over to http://www.tampabayradio.com to listen to the show, and then fill out a contact form to let our producers know what it is you do! Feel free to email christian@tampabayradio.com for bookings as well. Coming on the show today bright and early at 8am was Vincent Lanci, Owner of Strive to Lead! Joining Jamie on the air next was Andrew Samuel, President and CEO of Sunshine Bank here in Florida! Coming on the air last, but certainly not least, was Alex Sullivan, Vice President and Partner of Carmel Kitchen! Yum! If you missed today’s great show, then head to http://www.tampabayradio.com or also check out Jamie’s YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni!

Coming on first to share his story with our listeners was Vincent Lanci, the Owner of Strive to Lead. Vincent began Strive to Lead just months ago, after enduring a tragic accident. In 2013, an intoxicated driver struck him, just days before what should’ve been his last Undergraduate semester. Being left for dead on the street, he was very near death. After awaking from a coma with several injuries like a broken tibia and fibula, and sadly significant brain injuries as well. An estimated full year recovery, sleepless nights, and countless therapy sessions, taught Vincent that he could either sit and sulk, or thrive in his “second life”. Therefore, he founded Strive to Lead, in order to inspire and educate people and business leaders. By using his incredible story to inspire others to have a “never give up” attitude, Vincent #HelpsOurCity! So check out http://www.strivetolead.com or email Vincent at strivetolead@gmail.com!

Andrew S. Samuel became President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Sunshine Bank in 2014, and now he’s come on the #MorningAir with Jamie Meloni! With extensive financial experience and knowledge, Andrew is quite the expert! Andrew has grown banks and business that would sell for billions! Speaking about his start and his success, and also about the workings of Sunshine Bank – Andrew #HelpsOurCity too! So head to http://www.mysunshinebank.com, and if you missed the show, head to http://www.tampabayradio.com now to listen to Andrew S. Samuel on the #MorningAir!

Last on the #MorningAir was Alex Sullivan! Alex Sullivan is the owner of Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar and is the former owner of Palmcrest Homes of Tampa Bay. With many locations all around Florida, Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar offers Mediterranean style cuisine, now revamped for the holiday season! Book your next party with Carmel at http://www.carmel-kitchen.com! As they have specials all week, make sure to head to your local Carmel Kitchen & Wine Bar, and tell them you heard about them on the #MorningAir!

As always, thank you for tuning into #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni on #1250whnz, weekdays at 8am. If you missed today’s show, you can always visit my website and see all of our shows on demand athttp://www.tampabayradio.com or visit my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni.

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Hunting Fish, The Banyan Ball, and Cloud Security on #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Jim Coble, Roshni Hannon, and George Lakiotis

Happy Friday and welcome to another episode of #ThatBusinessShow with your host, Jamie Meloni! As always you can find the show on #1250whnz 8 AM every weekday, or on www.tampabayradio.com. Also check out my YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/Jamiemeloni. As usual we had a great lineup being interviewed today. On our first segment we had Jim Coble, founder and CEO of DQC International, corp. Joining us next was Roshni Hannon, former executive producer of Fox 13 Tampa Bay, and now she is currently Vice President of Communications for the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce. Joining us on the last segment was George Lakiotis, Senior Network Engineer of Symmetric Engineering Group. Again, happy Friday here on #ThatBusinessShow and remember on this day of solemnity the sacrifices of those who have gone before us to defend freedom around the world and remember the fallen from 14 years ago.

On our first segment we welcomed Jim Coble CEO of DQC international, and 13 fishing. Jim is a true entrepreneur, coming from a small town in Iowa and learning the trade of the bait and tackle business. As he used to work for big companies, he realized that he did not like the way things were operated and wanted to move into a more personable way of doing business. As he told Jamie, therefore he created DQC international. DQC international is a growing manufacturer of several different tackle and hunting brands including 13 fishing, Sixth Sense, and No. 8 Tackle Co. His goal is to impact the world in a positive way to the outdoors and through his company he is the fastest growing fishing tackle manufacturer in the world winning many awards. He spoke with us about his story and how his business is now growing in Florida and has become the largest manufacturer for bait and tackle in Florida. Learn more about Jim Coble and DQC international Corp. at www.13fishing.com! Remember if you missed Jim on that business show, head over to www.tampabayradio.com!

Next we welcomed Roshni Hannon, Vice President of Communications with the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce. Formerly the Executive Producer of Fox 13 Tampa Bay, she left television because of a change in philosophy. She knew that she wanted to pursue community service, and to put forward her talents into writing and video storytelling. As she is currently the Vice President of Communications at the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce, she is helping to host the upcoming Banyan Ball. The Banyan Ball is a Black tie gala that honor businessman and businesswomen of the year, and also recognizes an awards entrepreneurs. Find out more at http://www.indo-us.org/ai1ec_event/banyan-ball-september-26th-2015/?instance_id=240. Additionally she is hosting the TiE Conference in Tampa on Oct. 3rd and 4th, and event which celebrates entrepreneurs. You can find out more about that at http://tieconfl.com. You can contact Roshni Hannon and learn more about the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce at www.indo-us.org.

On our last segment, we welcome George Lakiotis; Senior Network Engineer of Symmetric Engineering Group. Beginning nearly 20 years ago, he used to work for several and large companies in Tampa. Being an entrepreneur at heart, in 2008 he started Symmetric Engineering Group in his own home and now has quickly grown into a large office and is based in Tampa. Symmetric Engineering Group now delivers managed IT services and private cloud services to businesses in all 50 states. George spoke to us about the company’s future, about protecting your personal data from malware and viruses, and how Symmetric Engineering Group protects their clients from the thousands of threats that emerge every day; keeping their companies running and their personal data protected. http://www.symmetricgroup.com/ to find out more!

As always, thank you for tuning into #ThatBusinessShow with Jamie Meloni on #1250whnz, weekdays at 8am. If you missed today’s show, you can always visit my website and see all of our shows on demand at http://www.tampabayradio.com or visit my YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni.

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Show Recap – Take the Worry and Stress Out of Traveling with Tips from Carol Margolis and Charlie the Plumber!

#ThatBusinessShow is growing at leaps and bounds.  Viewership on the live stream which is available each and everyday via the “view live stream” link on the homepage of http://www.tampabayradio.com doubled its viewership from 7500 viewers in April to over 15000 viewers and is on pace to double in July as well.  This is only numbers from http://www.webeamtv.com, the site owned by Tampa Bay Multimedia who handles the live stream.  The show which is aired live weekdays at 8am on 1250WHNZ is available On Demand all over the web too including iTunes and my YouTube channel located here https://www.youtube.com/user/jamiemeloni – I’m looking for new partners and sponsors, email Jamie@tampabayradio.com for more information!

The show opened up today with a political discussion with myself and the always opinionated and boisterous #AmericanPlumber Charlie the Plumber.  Charlie checks in each Thursday on behalf of Jim Yeager of Yeager & Company, a third generation flooring and remodeling company based in Odessa, FL and learn more about them at http://www.yeagerflooring.com.  Charlie, a Marine, calls himself the Politically Incorrect Conservative, Christian, Capitalistic Plumber and chimed in today on the recent tragedy that saw the loss of 4 Marines in the shooting at Chattanooga.  Charlie and I discuss how the media spun the event as well as hear his views on gun ownership and the political environment.

The 2nd segment featured my guest for the show, Carol Margolis.  Carol is a business travel industry insider/expert and author of the best-selling book Business Travel Success . . . How to Reduce Stress, Be More Productive and Travel with Confidence.  Carol, who has extensive business travel experience and had her fair share of travel nightmares, saw a need in the marketplace for guidance on this area and delved into it as an author and consultant.  She has since left her prior position and now focuses solely on the industry as a speaker and consultant.  She shares some great tips on the segment about business travel including some basic ones such as having the hotel’s phone number on you at all times and advice on credit card usage for business travel and we also touch on the taxi business with a discussion of how Uber and Lyft are impacting the business travel business.  Carol offers a free copy of her e-book 70 Secrets to Safe Travel by visiting http://www.smartwomentravelers.com and inputting your name and email and you can also learn more about her and the business at http://www.businesstravelsuccess.com!

#AmericanPlumber and I wrapped up the show together on the last half of the show as we touch briefly on a few other hot topic issues including the confederate flag issue and border security and had to cut it short as we never have enough talk time when Charlie is on the show.  Be sure to tag #AmericanPlumber in social media posts whether or not you agree or disagree with his views and be sure to follow him on Twitter @charliezplumber.  Also follow myself @Jamie_meloni and keep up to date with all show developments at http://www.facebook.com/thatbusinessshow!

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