Raising The Quality of Healthcare in Haiti – #ThatBusinessShow #TBBOTuesday – Featuring Pamela Noel, Mary Mirabal, and Minal Patel

Attention business owners – take advantage of #ThatBusinessShow and the #TBBO partnership and schedule an interview today.  We are offering a promotional package for $100 off of the membership at TBBO for new members that pay in full and come in through the radio show – easiest way to request is to visit www.tbsinterview.com and fill out the interview request form.  We are regularly reaching 4000 to 5000 viewers and listeners each show not to mention the views, likes, and shares we get through social media.  Some video posts get over 4,000 views just on the fan page!!  Thanks again to our show supporters and listeners!!!

Our opening guest today was Minal Patel, Founder of Bottle & Bottega located in Oldsmar.  After working in Corporate America and owning a couple of businesses throughout her career, Minal decided it was time for her to do something for which she truly had a passion. With an affinity for creativity and art, paired with her strong entrepreneurial spirit and background, Minal found the perfect fit within the Bottle & Bottega concept. In August 2015, Minal opened her Bottle & Bottega studio doors to the Tampa Bay community to allow others to explore their creative sides and inner artists.  She shares with us her inspiration in starting the business resulting from a spur of the moment decision to leave her corporate position and how she researched and came to choose Bottle & Bottega.  We learn that a Bottega is the studio of an artist too.  They offer classes in studio and come to you on location as well.  It’s BYOB so bring as little or much as you want at Bottle & Bottega and enjoy a night out with friends or family all while creating a work of art!!  Find them online at www.bottleandbottega.com/tampa or give them a call today at 813-527-0697.  They are located at 3687 Tampa Rd in Oldsmar.

Continuing with our art theme for the hour, we welcomed Mary Mirabal, abstract artist and Owner of Mary Mirabal Art.  Inspired by Native American culture, Mary found her love of painting after being downsized from a corporate position.  She decided to become an artist not even knowing she had artistic abilities.  She has produced over 100 pieces of art in the past few years and sells them online through her website and also in the community.  She is an avid art collector as well and shares with us the mentality and habits of an art collector and she also elaborates on how she presents her art to clients to effect sales, a challenge for any artist.  She paints what makes her laugh and what she loves and her expressions can be found online at www.marymirabalart.com.  There are many incredible pieces on the site, check her out today online!

At 8am, we kicked off #TBBOTuesday where we highlight the organization that is the backbone of the That Business Show.  Show costs are offset through memberships within the organization so if you are a fan of the show and a business owner, we invite you to apply for membership at www.tbbo.org/join-us and you will be helping support the radio show along with opening yourself up to a variety of benefits.   Founder Chris Krimitsos joined the #MorningDiscussion having returned from another leg of his trip to produce the upcoming documentary, “The Messengers” (trailer available at www.themessengersdoc.com) which highlights the podcasting industry, an untapped resource for so many to use in both business and entertainment.  Attend one of Chris’s monthly Florida Podcaster’s Association meetings to learn more, find them on Facebook under Florida Podcaster’s Association!!

Our guest for the remainder of the hour was Pamela Noel, MD.  Dr. Noel graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2003 and from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2008.  She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital in Baltimore 2011 and today specializes in Infectious Diseases at Tampa General Hospital.  She is the CEO and founder of HELMT, Inc. which specializes in providing telemedicine and mobile clinic services to the poor in rural areas of Haiti and that was the focus of the conversation.  Dr. Noel was born in New York but grew up in Haiti until the age of 10.  She experienced firsthand the deplorable medical conditions in Haiti and swore she would work to make a difference in her Country.  She completed her medical training and today is honoring her word having launched HELMT, Inc.  In addition, she participated in several medical mission trips to Haiti during medical training and has a special interest in global health medicine and providing care to the poor.  The mobile medical units that HELMT, Inc. is working to provide cost $250,000 to $500,000 and they need several to properly service the residents in Haiti.  Dr. Noel explains how the majority of the population live in rural settings outside the capital Port-au-Prince and that the roads are not paved and difficult to travel on.  Many people needing care of brought in on motorcycles and the quality of healthcare is very low in the Country.  HELMT, Inc. is working to raise $3M to fund these mobile medical units as well as staff and also is in need of volunteers in the medical community for tele-medicine and nursing.  Their crowd-funding campaign has just launched and she encourages you to contribute anything you can – find it online at www.gofundme.com/haitimobilehealth

Pamela NoelMary MirabalMinal Patel

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