Christmas in July is right around the corner. This is the 6th Annual event being held by the Tampa Bay Business Owners and is July 21st from 5 to 8:30pm at the TPepin Center located at 4121 N 50th St Tampa. This business social event will have 500+ in attendance and will feature Tequila drinks from Mr. Margarita and lots of food vendors along with vendor booths. Tickets are $29 and $19 for TBBO members and you can purchase tickets or learn about sponsorship opportunities at www.tbbo.org/cij
Today I welcomed Jena Abernathy to the program. Jena is an speaker and Author of the newly released book, “The Inequality Equalizer” which teaches people how to maximize your career success. Originally designed with the working woman in mind, the book has lessons, techniques and stories that cross both genders and is a great read for any professional looking for guidance in ascending the ladder of success. We open with a discussion on being mindful that we are all “junkyard dogs” that need guidance on how to become a pedigree in the workforce. We move into the power of branding and the importance of keeping our online profiles intact. Social media is forever so be careful of the image you are portraying online. Jena is also a nationally recognized leader in human capital management, performance excellence, and organizational development. A sought-after speaker, she is a passionate advocate for women in executive and governing board roles. She has written for and been featured in a wide variety of media, including CNN, the Financial Times, CBS Money Watch, FOX Business, and the Miami Herald. Jena shares with us 5 ways to improve your resume which include: 1) Get rid of the career objective statement 2) Eliminate generic phrasing 3) Avoid bland work history 4) Delete the irrelevant and 5) Banishing the over-designed resume. If you missed the #MorningDiscussion, catch the recap as she elaborates on this and more over on www.tampabayradio.com or the video stream at youtube.com/jamiemeloni Jena is also a resource for hiring CEOs for businesses with a specialty in healthcare and you can learn more about her and her services at www.jenaabernathy.com (be sure to only use 1 n in Jena!)
At 7:30, we were joined by Expert Contributor Dr. Chris Pittman, Medical Director and CEO of Vein911. Dr. Pittman is triple board certified and one of only a few hundred physicians Board-Certified in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Known for their minimally invasive non-surgical technique for the treatment of varicose veins, Dr. Pittman and Vein 911 is revolutionizing vein care. Their mission is to help you look and feel your best and they have offices in Tampa and St. Petersburg and can easily be reached by calling 855-VEIN-911. Dr. Pittman is a trained radiologist and spoke in the opening segment about varicose veins and their pain free outpatient procedure for their treatment. Many doctors practicing vein treatment still utilize a surgical procedure for this treatment and Dr. Pittman is adamant that is no longer necessary. His techniques using Ultrasound-Guided Sclerotherapy can have your legs looking as good as new in just a few procedures and without the pain of other procedures. He routinely sees patients treated by other procedures and has near 100% patient satisfaction in this group. Dr. Pittman also elaborates on some of the other conditions of the legs that may be related to undiagnosed vein disorders such as restless leg syndrome and night cramps as well as ankle swelling. Using the same technique to treat varicose veins, many patients report significant improvement in these conditions when treated by Dr. Pittman. If you are experiencing these issues and have not had success with traditional techniques, get in touch with Vein911 today by calling 855-VEIN-911 (855-834-6911). We spent the entire first hour with the Doctor and we touched on many other topics such as some of the secrets of the Vein Care industry that Doctors would not want you to know. Dr. Pittman has over 25 years local, state, and national medical political leadership experience: President, Florida Medical Association Political Action Committee (FMA PAC); Member, FMA Board of Governors; Past Chair, FMA Advisory Committee on Health Care Information Technology (HIT) and current FMA subject matter expert on HIT; Past Vice-Chair and current member, FMA Council on Medical Economics and Health Care Delivery Innovation. He is a sought after speaker in his field in addition to the patients that seek out his care. Learn more at www.vein911.com or give them a call 855-VEIN-911.
At 8am, we kicked off #WorkingWomenWednesday on #ThatBusinessShow. Jessica Rivelli, Founder of the networking group, filled us in on the guests and their relationships with the networking group. We also touched on the Working Women Conference being held September 8th and 9th at the Straz Center. Tickets and more information is available at www.workingwomenconference.com and learn more about their frequent events and how to get involved at www.workingwomenoftampabay.com!
Joining us first was Kim Nauman, Owner of the Empress Tea Room in Carrollwood. With a strong background in marketing and advertising coming from the corporate world with Shells Restaurant, Kim took the entrepreneurial dive first into the catering business by opening Divine Menus. Then in 2008 after seeing an ad during the Super Bowl, Kim and her husband bought and became the third owners of The Empress Tea Room. Specializing in events and gift sales, this niche restaurant is also one of only two locations that serve tea in the manner of the English. You can stop by for high tea at noon or any other hour of the day and experience the true “tea experience” at The Empress Tea Room. Kim and her husband now have two business lines to their day, catering and the Tea Room. Consider the Empress Tea Room for your next event (very popular for bridal showers per Kim) and learn more at www.divinemenusevents.com!
At 8:30, we were joined by Shannon Carlton, Owner and Founder of Intentional Growth Strategies, LLC. Shannon Carlton worked for a small publication in the Brandon area for 10 years before she made a huge leap of faith and quit her job to start her own business. Her personal mission statement is to use the voice God gave her to foster relationships that encourage, inspire and change the world! Shannon transforms the way small business owners do business! This is accomplished by helping clients identify and clarify their real estate objectives and then working with them to accomplish those objectives. Additionally, she can help the small entrepreneur by providing them with an affordable workspace solution and educational opportunities for their entrepreneurial endeavors. Shannon is working to “build community” and shares with us her vision and mission and how she balances work and life as a mother of two teenage daughters. Shannon spoke of her first Women Entrepreneur Exchange (WE2) and while sold out, can be found here (more to follow each month) http://www.workingwomenoftampabay.com/event-2255343?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=6/22/2016 Learn more about Shannon and her business at www.shannoncarlton.com and also www.igscommunity.com!