Show Recap – Get Fashionable with STYLEdge and Alternative Addiction Treatments with BoardPrepTampa

#ThatBusinessShow wraps up week 25 on 1250WHNZ – the show airs daily at 8am and can be heard On Demand all over the web including my YouTube channel where we put all the videos which are streamed live in studio https://www.youtube.com/user/jamiemeloni and you can find audios on iTunes by searching That Business Show and on http://www.tampabayradio.com!

Today’s show got fashionable as I, along with co-Host Stella Giudicelli, welcomed Patty Soltis and Elaine Sweeney to studio.  Both are Managing Directors of STYLEdge Fashion, a consulting company they launched in January of this year that offers services including Executive Consultancy, wardrobe setup, closet transformation and many others centering around fashion.  Patty has many years of experience in fashion, bringing with her years of experience with the likes of Neiman Marcus, Lord & Taylor and Marshall Fields.  Her partner, Elaine, is a recognized fashion icon in the Tampa community and former news anchor appearing on Fox, NBC and ABC affiliates.  Their goal is to help women of all sizes and styles feel confident in their appearance which equates to success.  They also assist men in wardrobe guidance as well and speak on this during the show also.

Patty and Elaine share some tips on making first impressions and the importance of always being presentable on this segment as well as touch on some of the trends in fashion, both from a female and male perspective.  They have also started the STYLEdge Syndicate, a local fashion club that will hold eight meetings a year but they stress they will not be “meetings” but rather fun events to share ideas and get advice on clothing, alterations, styles and much more.  The cost is $200 to get involved in the group and to learn more, contact Patty and Elaine directly.  You can learn more about them at http://www.styledgefashion.com and they are available via email at patty.soltis@styledgefashion.com / Elaine.sweeney@styledgefashion.com phone numbers are 813-362-9061 / 813-468-0424 as well.

My guest on the 2nd half of the show as John Harden, Principal Investor and Clinical Director of BoardPrep.   BoardPrep is a behavioral health company specializing in safe and effective alternative treatments to addiction.  John, who himself is a recovering addict, feels that addiction is the most vexing public health problem of our time and elaborates on this and the how his treatment therapies differ from traditional methods often used inside hospital and big box treatment facilities on this segment. John opens the segment with his personal story of addiction to alcohol and cocaine, becoming afflicted with the disease in his teenage years.  After going through recovery at such as young age, John dedicated his life to its treatment and today has a stellar resume which includes being the first Executive Director of the UF Health Florida Recovery Center as well as serving as the Executive Director of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine.

One of BoardPrep’s alternative therapies include outpatient services where patients can be treated at their homes and John discusses this approach to treatment on the segment as well as delves into some of the basics of addiction disease such as why some drugs cause addiction more rapidly and why some people are affected by addiction whereas others are not.  John also touches on how the brain reacts to addictive substances and we discuss how food addiction affects the brain in the same ways as alcohol and drug addiction.  BoardPrep’s facility is located at 2522 W Kennedy Blvd Tampa and you can call them at 813-600-7929 or 1-800-520-8475 to schedule a consultation which takes about 2 hours to discuss treatment if you or a loved one has the need.  Learn more at http://www.boardpreptampa.com!

STYLEdge FashionJohn Harden

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!

Carol MargolisCharlie Paleveda (1)Jim Yeager

Show Recap – Working Women Wednesdays – Marketing and Branding with Lauren Davenport and Cheryl Pullins

Today on our weekly Working Women Wednesdays feature on #ThatBusinessShow, we focused on branding and marketing and also discussed a resource for Women owned businesses to get “free money” so to speak through the use of Government grants.  CEO and Founder of the Working Women of Tampa Bay Networking group, Jessica Rivelli, checked in at the top of the hour discussing a recent article in the Entrepreneur magazine of which is located here – http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/247215 The article is well written and talks about a number of specific programs and gives guidance on their application process inside the article.  In addition, with the increasing regulatory environment, more pressure has been put on the importance of women owned and minority owned companies, especially in the government contracting space and by obtaining one of these designations, companies can give themselves an advantage over their competition.  More to follow on obtaining these designations on a future show and be sure to check out http://www.workingwomenoftampabay.com for events and resources to help grow and support your business!

My 2nd guest on the show was Lauren Davenport, CEO and Founder of Symphoni Media.  Lauren is a young entrepreneur that overcame objections and negativity to grow her company into a leading area online marketing service assisting both local and publically traded companies stand out in the online environment as well as with social media.  Lauren shares her story of business development, and many great tips on social media use on this segment and gives out a resource of which I was not even familiar with located at http://www.canva.com which is a simple design program for online marketing, website development and social media.  Lauren frequently speaks on the topic of online marketing and social media and has a staff of professionals that can assist you with an entry level project to a large scale undertaking.  Current clients include USF, Marriott Hotels and ASI and 95% of her clients come from referrals.  Contact Lauren today to help bring out your online presence at 727-343-3970 X 101 or email at lauren@symphonimedia.com and learn more at http://www.symphonimedia.com!

On the 2nd half of the show, I welcomed Cheryl Pullins, the Queen of Branding, to the show.  Cheryl has coached hundreds of women on how to create a brand that is recognized, respected and remembered. Cheryl has leveraged more than twenty years of Corporate Human Resources experience to coach and mentor multi-passionate women by helping them blend their passions, master their brands and make more bank. Through her brand, “BRANDfluent, Cheryl takes professionals through a 90 day program that focuses on clarity of purpose in your business, how to build a profitable business model, establishing credibility and how to develop a system for consistent performance and results.  Cheryl is a frequent speaker on the topic of branding but also speaks on a number of other levels and she shares a great story of her speech in front of a women’s correctional facility through a TEDx event.  Cheryl also mentioned her upcoming event being held November 13-13, The Iconic Woman Luxe Work and Play Weekend and you can keep up to date on this event and many more at http://www.icoachwomen.com.  Cheryl is also speaking at The Working Women of Tampa Bay Power Lunch on August 21st and being held at Brix 33, 8351 State Road 54, New Port Richey, more information can be found here http://www.workingwomenoftampabay.com/event-1994793 Reach out to Cheryl for your next speaking engagement or for a personal or group coaching sessions – she can be reached at 727-373-8911 or email at Cheryl@icoachwomen.com!

ShowCard (Small)Lauren Davenport Cheryl Pullins

Show Recap – Life of a Salesman with Coldwell Banker President Clark Toole!

Today on #ThatBusinessShow, I spoke with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Florida President Clark Toole.  Clark is a lifelong Real Estate Professional and started selling Real Estate in 1975 to pay his way through Graduate School where he obtained his MBA in Real Estate and Marketing.  Clarks pathway to leadership grew from his role as a Realtor into Real Office Branch Management where he guided and trained many sales professionals eventually landing in his current role as State Leader for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

As president of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Clark Toole oversees the operations of Florida’s largest residential real estate company. With more than 85 offices and 5,100 sales associates, Coldwell Banker closed over $12.7 billion in Florida residential sales in 2014. Clark also acts as president of Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT in Florida, which offers five offices and more than 90 sales associates. Both are headquartered in Sarasota.

Clark earned a reputation for strong leadership and foresight during the recent economic downturn, when Florida’s residential and commercial real estate markets took one of the biggest hits in the country. As newspaper headlines focused on gloomy economic forecasts, Clark turned his attention to uncovering niche markets and buyer pools that were still capable of investing in Florida real estate, despite the lagging economy.

Clark shares some great stories on this segment including the story of his first home sale back in 1975 through his involvement with the Coldwell Banker acquisition of Arvida, which was the largest Real Estate acquisition in history.  Clark also takes us through the changes in the Real Estate marketplace both from a buyer and a seller perspective since his entry into the business in 1975 and also takes about many of the challenges sales professionals face today and how they can work to set themselves apart from competition. This is a great piece on Real Estate and Christina Griffin, fellow top producing Coldwell Banker Real Estate Professional, joined me in the studio as co-host and adds some great commentary to the discussion.

As always, you can find the show On Demand on iTunes by searching for That Business Show, and also available On Demand at http://www.tampabayradio.com, both audio and video.  Find the show on my YouTube channel as well and keep up to date with all the show happenings at http://www.facebook.com/thatbusinessshow!

Clark Toole

Show Recap – Chiropractic Care Talk with Dr. Turner and Tampa Developer EWI Construction

#ThatBusinessShow takes off with week 25 today.  The show, airing weekdays at 8am on 1250WHNZ and available all across the planet at http://www.tampabayradio.com or via the iHeart radio app on your smartphone, has re-defined what a radio show should be.  By talking with business professionals and community leaders each morning, the show has developed an audience seeking a positive message, differing from the political and negative news talk that dominates our airwaves.  Help support the show by supporting guests and sponsors and letting them know you heard them on the radio – visit http://www.tampabayradio.com and click on preferred providers and guest network to review all of our many past guests!  Follow me on twitter @Jamie_meloni and keep up to date on show developments and guests at http://www.facebook.com/thatbusinessshow too!

My first guest today was Dr. Johanna Turner.  Dr. Turner is a chiropractor and was in studio today to talk about her practice and dispel some of the common myths surrounding chiropractic treatment.  Dr. Palmer is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and has been in practice for 4 years.  Her current practice is based in Clearwater at the Hartley Chiropractic Center located at 2653 Ulmerton and she can be reached at 727-623-0992 to schedule an appointment.

The segment touches on some of the basics of chiropractic such as what chiropractic is and is not.  Chiropractic treatment views the spinal cord and the central nervous system as the focal point of the body and that all diseases and disorders can be regulated or treated via adjustments by taking pressures off of nerves and opening up the pathways in the body.  The industry has differing types of chiropractors, some that take a more holistic approach to treatment and others that focus more on the soothing and relief it provides to others.  Dr. Turner talks about her approach to Chiropractic in this segment and also gives guidance on its use for children, and people that attempt to perform adjustments on their own.  Dr. Turner is looking for new patients so please reach out to her at 727-623-0992 to schedule an appointment or consultation and learn more at http://www.elevationhealth.com/location/clearwater-chiropractor-theresa-hartley/

On the second half of the show, I welcomed Casey Ellison, CEO and Managing Partner with EWI Construction.  This Tampa based development firm was founded in 2007 by Casey after his departure from Beck where he had worked for 13 years.  Seeing a need in the marketplace for a mid-size developer, EWI was launched for that reason and to give his customers high quality construction services and standards.  Since 2007, EWI Construction has been involved in countless developments including the restoration of the Oxford Exchange, BayCare Medical Facility and Whiskey Joes Barefoot Bar.  EWI Construction won the Contractor of the Year Award in 2012 from AIA and their work on the Oxford Exchange earned them the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2013.  Casey shares his views on the Tampa Bay area commercial market and is excited to be actively involved in many projects in the area.  Learn more about Casey and EWI Construction at http://www.ewiconstruction.com and contact them at 813-964-3885 for more information on your next development!

Dr. Johanna TurnerCasey Ellison

Show Recap – National Travel Deals Based Here in Tampa and Protecting Your Home / Business

#ThatBusinessShow ends week 24 today.  Please help support the show, past guest and sponsors by visiting http://www.tampabayradio.com and clicking on our guest network tab and the preferred providers link on the home page to support show participants.  All shows available On Demand at that site as well as on my YouTube channel here – https://www.youtube.com/user/jamiemeloni.

My first guest on today’s show was Jeff Stanislow, Partner with National TravelDeals.Com.  This Tampa based online travel agent currently offers rental car services on their site http://www.nationaltraveldeals.com and will soon be offering hotel and airline deals as well.  Jeff is an online marketing specialist and has built two other Internet and Advertising agencies, most recently Chief Internet Marketer.  He is an adjunct professor with Walsh College and teaches graduate level classes in interactive marketing.  Jeff and I spoke of Uber and Lyft primarily in the first segment.  With the announcement today that LAX is allowing these ride sharing programs to operate inside their airport, this was a topical discussion and is foreshadowing of what to expect in the transportation/tourism business.  With reduced overhead, services like Uber and Lyft present a disruption in traditional taxi services and a challenge to industry regulators because of the complaints from taxi unions of increased costs due to taxes and regulatory fees versus consumers who like the convenience and lower costs of the ride sharing options.  Some communities have banned the service altogether but many consumers are pushing back and the future of the service remains to be seen.  Jeff also shared some top travel destinations and industry insights as well as what is on the horizon in the travel industry in this segment.  Be sure to keep an eye on http://www.nationaltraveldeals.com for your next trip as the site develops and grows into a leading online travel agency!  Jeff can be reached at 248-705-1320 or jeff.stanislow@nationaltraveldeals.com for more information!

On the 2nd half of the show, I spoke with Matthew Easterly, President of Maximum Security Services.  Matthew has over 16 years of security industry experience and decided to launch his own company after seeing the diminished quality of service that the larger big box providers were giving to consumers.  Matt’s service offers local, instant access to the man in charge in the event of a problem and he talks about some of the problems that the larger security providers have in their business models on this segment.  With the recent rash of break ins in the South Tampa community, security needs to be on the minds of all business owners.  Matt speaks of the development of a new South Tampa business watch program being put together by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce along with the Tampa Police Department on the show as well.

Matt also shares some great tips on this interview including what to look for in a security system provider and what is new and exciting in the industry.  One of the more interesting developments in the industry include the introduction of facial recognition cameras that can now be added to security systems that can distinguish unknown occupants from known occupants inside your home or business also.  Please contact Matthew Easterly for all your security needs and he will not tie you up in a long term contract like the larger providers do and his services are reasonably priced and you can reach him locally with a problem.  Visit http://www.maxsecuritytampa.com for more information and call him today at 813-787-8686 or email at matt@maxsecuritytampa.com for more information!

Jeff StanislowMatthew Easterly