Warriors Rising on #WorkingWomenWednesday Featuring Becca Tieder and Katie Blaxberg!

#WorkingWomenWednesday was the focus of this segment featuring the return of Jessica Rivelli after a few weeks off to vacation and relax and a full house of #WomeninBusiness in studio today! Give your business a New Year Resolution and join a networking group today, check out www.workingwomenoftampabay.com for more information on their events and it is open to all professional women as well as men!

Our guests in the second half were Becca Tieder and Katie Blaxberg.  Each with their own business, they opened up the discussion by highlighting their upcoming event Warriors Rising, a Celebration of Sisterhood featuring Glennon Doyle Melton, best-selling author and speaker at the event.  The event is being held at Temple B’Nai Israel in Clearwater and is already sold out!  With 850 expected to attend, the only way in now is via sponsorship.  To do that, email Becca at Becca@onestudent.org.  Inspired by positive reflection and collaboration, the duo has put this event on as their inaugural event to highlight what is right with our community!  Learn more about this event at www.warriorsrising2017.com.

In the 2nd half, we featured Becca’s organization, One Student as the focal point of the #MorningDiscussion. Becca is an expert on sexual assault awareness and prevention and sexual empowerment and Becca has been nationally recognized for her achievements in sexual assault education and prevention. She and her best friend, fellow rabble rouser and business partner Kelly Addington co-founded Unite for Change, a national campaign to promote sexual assault education and prevention, and in 2009 they launched the popular educational tool Sexversations. In 2010 Becca and Kelly founded the non-profit organization One Student, because of their core belief that one sexual assault is too many and one student can make a difference. Becca has been featured on Dateline Marie Claire, NBC, CNN, Cosmopolitan, The Fox Morning Show, ABC, CBS and NPR.  Becca and Kelly are the subjects of the documentary film, “You Are The One”, They are TEDx Youth Speakers and in 2014 they attended several meetings with senior officials at the White House regarding the Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. They have lectured on over 450 college campuses to well over 1,000,000 students and several branches of the United States military. Globally OneStudent.org serves over 60 countries.  Learn more about this and their resources at http://www.onestudent.org.

In closing, we chatted with Katie about her Real Estate business where she is a successful realtor at Gulfport Realty. She is a community leader who has chaired numerous charity events and is very active in the greater Tampa Bay. Katie serves in a leadership role at Saint Paul’s School. She is currently the Vice President of Development and the Vice President of the Sisterhood at Temple B’nai Israel and is co-chair of the Warriors Rising event we talked about in the opening segment. Find out more about Katie at www.gulfportrealty.com or phone at 727-656-1327 for Real Estate services in Pinellas County.  Find this and many more entrepreneurial discussions at www.thatyoutubechannel.com and on iTunes found here!


Hidden Gem Businesses and Resources in Plant City Featuring Yvonne Fry and Christine Miller on #WorkingWomenWednesday

#WorkingWomenWednesday was the focus of this segment featuring the return of Jessica Rivelli after a few weeks off to vacation and relax and a full house of #WomeninBusiness in studio today! Give your business a New Year Resolution and join a networking group today, check out www.workingwomenoftampabay.com for more information on their events and it is open to all professional women as well as men!

Our guests in the opening segment were Yvonne Fry and Christine Miller with a focus on Plant City!  Christine is the new President of the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce and Yvonne Fry is on the board and both were excited to chat about their favorite topic – Plant City.!

Conveniently located between major metropolitans areas (Tampa and Lakeland), Plant City maintains its unique feel of home and country and is a great community for people who want a Big City nearby but to live in a small quaint community.  Known for its strawberry farms, Plant City has a lot of hidden gems in business and entertainment of which several were mentioned below on the program today.

Charles Harris Cynthia Diaz Jake Austin James Hardie Robert AppleyardCentral Florida Development Fred Johnson Johnson Barbeque Fred’s Market Restaurant McCraney Property Company Krazy Kup Frank TrunzoWenda Trunzo Inspire! Quilting & Sewing Neumeister’s Candy ShoppePlant City EDC Plant City Main Street Plant City Times and Observer Plant City High School PTSA Christine Bradley Miller Jack Harris

Some of the upcoming events that were talked about today too included the Strawberry Classic Car Show on January 21st and Plant City Bike Fest which is just around the corner on February 4th.  Their entire event calendar can be found here and with over 600 members and many events, the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce is an excellent resource for area businesses to get noticed!  Learn more about the organization at www.plantcity.org and find this and many more great interviews with entrepreneurs and community leaders at www.thatbusinessshow.com and video at www.thatyoutubechannel.com and be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes found here!


Non-Surgical Techniques for Vein Care Featuring Dr. Chris Pittman!

One of the resources for the business community on #ThatBusinessShow is the branding package.  This is where we regularly highlight a sponsor in addition to handling social media management for them and much more outlined below:

  1. Two live on air appearances each month at 10 minutes an appearance which equates to 6 over the 3 month period.
  1. Audio Commercials for the partners will run during the breaks on the show
  2. Video Commercials for the partners will run during the breaks on the live stream
    1. Videos will be edited down to just the partner’s primary interview portion and a video intro added to the start of the video.  The video intro will be the same on each video and will be provided to you for use with other videos you produce to help create your brand.
  1. Partners will be added to TampaBayRadio.Com under the Preferred Providers Page and a link to their videos will be included on the site when people click on their show cards.
    1. Partners will also be added to the Home Page of TampaBayRadio.Com as a Partner to the show.  The show cards of all Partners cycle on the homepage as a slideshow of photos.
  2. #ThatBusinessShow Facebook Fan Page – Partners will have posting rights to the page as a user of the page.
  3. YouTube – We will create and optimize a YouTube Channel for you and place your show videos on the page.  If you have a page already, we can manage this if given access or you can manage on your own.
  4. Facebook – We will create a Facebook Fan Page for your business or can utilize your existing page.  We will provide two posts per business day for the page.  If you choose to control the posting time, we will provide the posts to you in an Excel spreadsheet so you can use at your discretion.
    1. Host will develop a Hashtag (#) campaign for your business and promote this in each post.
    2. Option to post on Partners personal Facebook page will also be done by host if Partner chooses to allow access.
  5. Twitter – We will create or use your existing Twitter profile to send out two tweets per business day on your behalf.  If partner chooses, we will provide the posts in an Excel spreadsheet so the partner can post at their own discretion too.
    1. Host will develop a Hashtag (#) campaign for Partners business and promote this in each post.

Our guest today takes advantage of the branding package for maximum market exposure through the program.  Any one appearance may or may not derive business but over time it does.  Our guest was 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).  Catch this discussion and many more at www.thatyoutubechannel.com and find us on iTunes here.


A New Year Resolution for #ThatBusinessShow Featuring Jamie Meloni

With a New Year comes New Year resolutions.  With the opening of week 101 on #ThatBusinessShow, we aim to connect on a broader and more personal level with the audience.  One of the areas that Jamie will expand on is his own business selling Real Estate.  Many remember the founding of That Business Show resulted from the development and morphing of The Jamie Meloni Real Estate Show which aired weekly on 1250WHNZ.  The progress of the show will see more Real Estate centric talk about Jamie’s business and on the opening segment of today’s show, Jamie talked about some new listings and opportunities inside the Tampa real estate market.

Specializing in the sale of REO assets, Jamie is assigned a listing by the bank.  Bank is also a general term in the industry and could mean an actual bank, an investment group or servicing company.  Regardless, the home has passed through foreclosure at the point that it reaches Jamie and they are listed after a pre-marketing period.

So what happens during the pre-marketing period?  The first step is to check the occupancy of the home.  Oftentimes the homes are still occupied by the prior owners or renters and Jamie, on behalf of the new owner, negotiates a relocation offer (typically).  Ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 on average, the occupants agree to vacate the home by a certain date (2-4 weeks average) in exchange for the money and also agree to completely clean out the home of all debris.  The situation works as a win-win for both sides by providing the occupants with money to relocate and saving the bank the expense of removing items left behind.  Afterwards (or if the home is found vacant upon initial inspection) the bank moves to clean the home and then put it on market.  Some banks will do repairs on the home but the majority do not.  Once it is listed, it’s no different than buying a home from a traditional seller.  There are some regulations and rules that some banks have such as restrictions on when an investor can bid (to give the home owner buyer a priority and advantage) and how long the buyer must hold the home before flipping it for a profit.  These restrictions are found primarily on the government assets i.e. HUD, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the VA.  They are typically sold as is and with a general warranty deed.  Title is insured by a local title agency and any defects are disclosed to the buyer prior to closing and rarely will a bank close on the home with a known title defect without proper disclosure when they sell through the multiple listing service.  Buyers who buy direct or through auctions beware though, those standards and practice are much different.

Today, Jamie highlighted two of his upcoming listings which are now in pre-marketing.  This means no price is assigned too and the list date is not known but should be within 3 weeks.  The only place to know about an agent’s pre-listed properties is from the agent themselves and Jamie highlighted a pair of his this morning which were:

  1. 5509 5th St Zephyrhills, FL 33542 – 4/3 2476 SF home built in 1901 (wood)
  2. 5202 Hill Dr Zephyrhills, FL 33542 – 2/2 1048 SF home built in 1970 (block)

These homes will hit the market shortly and will have no restrictions on the purchase or resale.  Zephyrhills is a rapidly growing community too and these make for great investments!  As the Tampa Bay Times reported yesterday , values spiked in Tampa Bay 10% on average which is 5% more than the national average.  Get your home on the market if you are considering selling!  This is the year to sell.  Much inventory is expected to come on the market in the latter years of this decade which will push values back down so act now!  For a free home valuation go to www.thathomevaluation.com – anywhere in the Country.  Jamie will handle listings in the Tampa Bay area but if you are outside the area, Jamie will pair you up with an agent inside our Coldwell Banker network.  Also if you are looking to buyer, visit www.thathomesearch.com!   Catch this discussion and many more at www.thatbusinessshow.com and on iTunes.