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At 7:00 am, we were joined by Regular 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 closed out the 7am hour with our new “What’s Trending” segment with Matt Ashwood, social media expert and provider of social media content for the program during the live show. Matt is a big fan of Instagram and talks tips for business owners on how to use the application including being clear and concise. Instagram has a feature called “stories” which can be used to tell a story of your day through a series of short video clips that the app pieces together when you are ready to publish the story. Facebook bought this app a few years ago for a Billion dollars and today it competes primarily with SnapChat for users and attracts many Millennials so if you are chasing that market, consider Instagram in your social media campaign, many older business owners neglect this channel, opting solely for Facebook and Twitter, including Jamie himself. Find out more about Matt at www.mattashwood.me or www.songbirdagency.com!
In the 8am hour, we welcomed Bob Clark, Jr., President and Owner of Tampa Steel Erecting, Florida’s oldest surviving steel fabrication company. They were founded in 1945 by Bob’s father and he shares the story of the transitions the company has made through the years. He began working for his father at age 16 and always knew he would follow in the footsteps of his father as the helm of one of the country’s largest steel fabrication companies. Today, they focus on bridge fabrication but have a long history of involvement in other structural designs including EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth, Sea World’s Shamu Stadium, and the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Many award winning brides include Storrow Drive, Boston; Casco Bay Drawbridge, Portland and 17th Street over I-75 in Atlanta. They are currently fabricating Gateway to Dallas, Twin Arch Bridges, 300 feet high spanning 1,125 feet! Located on Hwy 41 S near Gibsonton, this company is one of Tampa’s leading businesses with a deep, rich history of involvement in the community. Bob is also an avid supporter of the Miss America pageant and frequently involved in charity events and out networking with other business owners. Learn more about them at www.tampasteelerecting.com!
Our 8:30 guest was Linda Donegan, owner of her own Virtual Assistant company. Linda is a native born Floridian and grew up in Orlando and attended the University of Central Florida where she received a Bachelors in Marketing and Management with a second Bachelors in Accountancy and Finance. She was recruited by PriceWaterhouse Coopers, who transferred her to Tampa where Linda passed the CPA exam and had an active license in Florida for 32 years. After 5 years of public accounting, Linda entered industry and worked for companies like Dun and Bradstreet/Nielsen and eventually became the CFO of several companies. After a health issue arose in 2011, Linda decided to pursue her passion of working with small business. As an expert in administrative functions, she found her niche in providing virtual services for small to mid-market, overwhelmed small business owners. Linda and Jamie talk about how she works with small business owners in a variety of task from basic administrative duties to advanced financial accounting and bookkeeping which is her professional background. She works with business owners in all areas of practice from bloggers to bookkeepers and Realtors, just to name a few. Reach out to her today at 813-551-1754 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and learn more at http://www.lindadonegan.com!