Attention business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs!! Please take a few minutes to hear the vision that That Business Show with Jamie Meloni and Tampa Bay Business Owners has for the #TampaBay community. We invite all business owners to join the entrepreneurial movement in Tampa Bay and join The Tampa Bay Business Owners today! Check out our partnership video found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sGJKHdhcfA and please share amongst your friends in the business community. To join TBBO, head over to www.tbbo.org/join-us or request a personal one on one meeting directly by emailing email@example.com!
Jamie was joined in studio by special Guest Host Adriana Montes, Owner of Florida Dreams Realty in Orlando, Florida and long-time friend and Real Estate associate. Adriana was a guest last week where she shares her amazing story of entrepreneurism having originated from Columbia at age 18 speaking no English and establishing a successful Real Estate business as well as attending Law School which she is wrapping up year 3 of now.
Today’s program opened up with Regular Contributor Kristi Campbell, Owner of Home Instead Senior Care where she and her staff of over 100 caregivers works with seniors through in home care services. This is phase one of assisted living and her staff also works inside assisted living facilities too as needed or requested. Kristi is a sought after resource for senior care and past talking points have included how to handle seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease as well as when to have the talk about taking away or restricting a parent’s driving privileges. Today we discussed senior meal and nutritional needs and how to deal with some of the unexpected eating habit changes that occur with aging. As seniors age, their appetite can diminish and she and her staff has to at times utilize tricks to get the seniors to eat. Other issues such as Alzheimer’s disease can complicate matters further as the senior may not remember eating or not eating. She shares with us some of her tricks to get seniors to respond when they are less than receptive and we enjoy a lively, light-hearted discussion on our own diets and challenges that we face as middle aged adults. If you have a loved one in need of in home care services, Kristi and her staff are your go to resource. Check them out online at www.homeinstead.com/482 or give her a call today at 813-684-1972!
At 7:30, Casey Ellison joined the program. Casey helped create EWI Construction in 2007 to bring high quality construction services to his customers. Casey’s responsibilities include cash flow management, contract execution, and day-to-day management of all business operations of EWI. He has a strong construction and development background combined with knowledge of the design processes. Casey shares with us the story of coming from a ditch digger to Owner and how his father inspired him. Today, he and EWI Construction have been involved with many South Tampa developments including the Oxford Exchange, Ava, and Baycare just to name a few. They are currently working as the builder on the Armitage Building in Tampa Heights which will be a great revitalization project for the area with living, working and commercial space. Learn more about them at http://www.ewiconstruction.com!
At 8am, it was #TBBOTuesday. Jamie invites you to our next Main Event if you are not a TBBO member to check out the value in the membership, guests are invited one time without obligation but you need to mention the radio show to request a ticket. The next event is August 3rd at the Centre Club from 5pm to 8pm and will be an Interview with Leslie and Marvin Gay, the Founders of Painting with a Twist. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for admittance unless you are already a TBBO member. If you are not a TBBO member, this organization is for just business owners in Tampa Bay and is over 300 members and going strong. It’s a non-solicitation business society where we hold many events to help one another in their business and you can learn more at www.tbbo.org!
Chris Krimitsos checked in with us at 8am with an update on his podcasting documentary “The Messengers” and also to recap the recent video release of the partnership established by #ThatBusinessShow and #TBBO. Please help support the film by donating here https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-messengers-a-podcast-documentary#/ and you can view the trailer at www.themessengersdoc.com!
Rounding out the 8am hour was Rachid Zahidi, CEO of Sentinel Background Checks alongside Dawson Hicks, his Vice President of Client Services. Rachid brings a wealth of expert experience spanning across multiple industries including risk management, background checks, International Business and Anti-Money laundering investigations. He is also the Author of the ground breaking book “The Business Immunity System: The Pitfalls & Side Effects of Data Handling, Privacy Issues, & Background Checks. Rachid and Jamie discuss the background check process for business owners and touch on the vast network of different sources and databases that house all of this critical information. Rachid touches on the importance of conducting proper background checks as well as how a proper check is done. We also learn about the various types of background checks and the advantages and weaknesses of them. Obviously privacy is a key area of concern in this business and we touch on that too and Rachid shares with the audience some general tips on how to hire the right people to fit your organization. Rachid and Sentinel Background Checks works with companies on tenant screening and consulting for HR in addition to general background checks and more can be learned about them at www.sbchecks.com!