Tampa Bay Craft Chocolatiers! A #Delicious #ThatBusinessShow – Featuring Mark Ensign, Frank Coto, William Dean Brown, and Bob Burmaster

Though a portion of Tampa Bay is feeling a bit “under the weather” (Literally), the show must go on as they say! Thanks for tuning in to #ThatBusinessShow, where business becomes show business. Remember, you can tune in every weekday at 7AM through 9AM, as we will be highlighting entrepreneurs throughout Tampa Bay, and especially from the Working Women of Tampa Bay on Wednesday for #WorkingWomenWednesday, and The Tampa Bay Business Owners, which Jamie Meloni is a Business Partner, and you can hear that special on #TBBOTuesday! Want to get on the program?  Visit http://www.tbsinterview.com to apply for a spot on the program and take advantage of $100 off of TBBO membership in the process.  Find us online at http://www.tampabayradio.com and subscribe to us on YouTube at www.youtube.com/jamiemeloni

Our first guests were Frank Coto and Marc Ensign. Frank Coto is the President and Owner of Lincoln Lending Group. Lincoln Lending Group was started in 2003 by a savvy group of Real Estate Professionals and Investors who have built it over the last 10 years to compete directly with larger Banks both in service and mortgage rates. Frank encourages any potential customer to go to their local bank and obtain the best deal they can and his promise is always to beat it. Frank Coto and the dedicated staff at Lincoln Lending Group will not let you down. Marc Ensign also joined the show on this hour, and he has been actively involved in the world of digital marketing since 1998 when the Internet was still being held together with scotch tape, bubble gum and a box of discarded America Online CD’s. He first got his start as the founder of an award winning agency and then over the years graduated into an illustrious career as a speaker, author and consultant. Using the skills he acquired while working with Fortune 500 Companies like Nike, American Express and Berkshire Hathaway, Marc now creates experts. He helps individuals and companies from around the world transform their knowledge, experience and expertise into a new currency called “digital influence” in an effort to dramatically grow their business and create new revenue streams. He’s currently writing a book, proudly called, “Be a Dick”, which is a story about his neighbor Rick, who is an extraordinary person. Also, fun fact: he was on Broadway! To learn more about Marc, head over to: www.marcensign.com!

On the 8AM Hour, Jamie Meloni welcomed Bob Burmaster and William Dean Brown to the show! Bob Burmaster (MBA) is the CEO and founder of Graphics Edge LLC.  Bob has been a business owner in the graphics industry for over 12 years and recognizes the value of providing an outstanding customer experience.  Previously, he served our country in US Army Special Forces and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with experience in diverse and challenging organizations.  This provided him experience in strategy development, leadership and building strong relationships. Graphics Edge creates a visual experience to solve design challenges, tell your story, build your brand and influence customer behavior. They are proudly a full-service printing and branding firm with emphasis on wall murals, storefront windows, floor graphics, vehicle wraps and boat wraps. For more information, head over to: www.graphicsedge.com!

William Dean Brown, founder and Chief Chocolate Officer (CCO) at William Dean Chocolates, began exploring his artistic talents at an early age.  Although trained as an educator, William became involved in the dot.com world where he co-founded a software company and later joined an emerging technology company. After the dot.com bubble burst, he reinvented himself by moving to Tampa, Florida. He joined Ceridian Corporation and worked his way into upper management. After watching an episode on “The Food Network,” he made chocolates for his employees and knew he had found the perfect medium to express his creativity. He then began to take classes and spend time with other chocolatiers to learn even more. Within two years, he learned firsthand from some of the top chocolatiers in the world including Jean-Pierre Wybauw, Stephane Glacier, Andrew Shotts, Anil Rohira, Vincent Pilon, and Ewald Notter. And he brought all of that talent here to #TampaBay! So if you’d like to learn more, then head over to: www.williamdeanchocolates.com!

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