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Breezin’ Magazine’s Volume 3 Launch Party Recap

Recently, Breezin’ Magazine celebrated its third edition, “The New Tampa Bay”, at Whiskey Joe’s in Tampa on October 21st, 2019. Last year, the magazine focused on the “Top 40 Under 40” while this year the magazine recognized the “Top 50 Over 50” with their Half-Century awards. The Nominees of the Half-Century awards included revered and significant influencers in business, education, politics, and social platforms all throughout Tampa and the surrounding areas. Winners of the award are featured in “The New Tampa Bay” magazine. Additionally, Breezin’s charity of the year, Instruments 4 Life, has its very own four-page spread in the magazine, which you can find here at BreezinMagazine.com

The event was a hit, welcoming nearly 200 guests. The culture of Tampa Bay was captivated through a beachfront venue, tiki dancers, and even a fire dancer. Guests enjoyed food, cocktails and the company of their peers all through the night. The event offered a variety of additional entertainment including a DJ, cigar rollers, and photo booths, all of which are offered through Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions.

In addition to promoting the new magazine, the launch party also benefitted Instruments 4 Life, Breezin’s charity of the year. Nearly $5,000 in proceeds from a live auction for a Kenny Chesney signed Blue Chair Bay guitar, as well as all donations, went directly to the charity. Instruments 4 Life is a local organization that focuses on providing children with the opportunity to express and empower themselves through art and music. They offer guitar, ukulele, and keyboard lessons as well as art lessons. You can read more about this organization on their website, Instruments4life.com, or in our newly released edition of Breezin’ Magazine at BreezinMagazine.com

Some of the winners of the Half-Century Awards included Dana Young, the President, and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA, Jane Castor, the mayor of Tampa Bay, Michael Tomor, the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Museum of Art, and many more. Each winner has made a significant impact in the community and continues to do so every day. A full list of winners and acknowledgments can be found in “The New Tampa Bay” magazine.

Breezin’ Magazine is proud of its newly released edition and is excited to share it with the public. “The New Tampa Bay” highlights the people in our community who have shaped Tampa Bay into the city it is today as well as the changes that are coming up in our future. Check out breezinmagazine.com, for a digital copy of the magazine.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/

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Breezin’ Magazine Reveals Tampa Mayor Jane Castor on its Front Cover of New Edition 2019

Breezin’ Magazine announces the official front cover of “The New Tampa Bay” Edition Volume 3 featuring Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor. The magazine is set to release on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Tampa, FL., October 15 — Breezin’ Magazine is proud to announce the official front cover of “The New Tampa Bay” Edition featuring Tampa Bay Mayor Jane Castor. This publication is set to release on Monday, October 21, 2019.

Last year, Volume 2 of the magazine featured entrepreneur and influencer Gary Vaynerchuk as he inspired entrepreneurs of all ages to stay motivated and hungry for success and keeping in tone with the 40 Under 40 Awards. This year, Volume 3 of the magazine is featuring Tampa Bay’s newly elected mayor Jane Castor as she represents the hardworking citizens and professionals of the growing and evolving Tampa Bay, St. Pete/Clearwater, and Sarasota areas and inspiring the Half-Century Professional Awards.

Viewers can see and read Volume 3 featuring Jane Castor, The Tampa Bay Museum of Art, The Florida Aquarium, The MacDill Air Force Base, and among many others at the Launch Party by getting a copy of the magazine or digitally at BreezinMagazine.com

Don’t miss the official release party of Breezin’ Magazine’s Volume 3 at Whisky Joe’s 7720 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. All proceeds go towards Breezin’ Magazine’s 2019 Charity of the Year, Instruments 4 Life. All are invited to attend. For more information about the event or to RSVP, please visit http://evite.me/5J2SF1fYVf

To learn more about Instruments 4 Life or to make a contribution to the charity, please visit https://www.instruments4life.com/

The New Tampa Bay is thriving because of our community leaders. Editor-in-Chief Dana Blickensderfer, and the entire staff of Breezin’ Magazine, including publisher Hugo D. Aviles and contributing editor Jordan French, would like to thank every person that submitted a nomination to the Half-Century Professional Awards form.

For more information about Breezin’ Magazine Volume 3 or to stay up-to-date please visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/magazine. Come to attend the release party and celebrate for a good cause.

To read volume one’s digital publication, please visit bit.ly/BreezinMagazineVol1

To read volume two’s digital publication, please visit bit.ly/BreezinMagazineVol2

For media or press inquiries, please contact media relations’ liaison Claudia Tran at claudia@ibossdigital.com.

About Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions
Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions is a wedding, corporate and social entertainment specialist that offers unparalleled entertainment services to its clients. Breezin’ Entertainment’s mission is to create experiences through entertainment. As ambassadors of fun, the team at Breezin’ Entertainment aims to provide a unique level of customer service to ensure that clients are left completely satisfied. Once a client books with Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions, the company will handle the rest.

Founded in 1988 by Cindy Dervech, Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions has been a top-tier entertainment provider in the Tampa Bay area for almost three decades. Specializing in weddings, corporate events, and social functions, Breezin’ tailors their entertainment services to the occasion.
As a licensed, bonded and insured business [License #TA-000378], Breezin’ Entertainment is a company founded on transparency, communication and trust that aims to provide the client with premier customer service that cannot be found elsewhere.

Breezin’ Entertainment provides fast, detailed, organized and reliable entertainment that clients can count on. Book that next event today by calling (813) 701-3523 or by visiting https://breezin.wpengine.com

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Booking Entertainment for Fall-Themed Events

With fall upon us, you may be considering a fall theme for your next event. Whether you want your event to be spooky, or warm and cozy, there are a number of entertainment options to ensure your event gives off the exact vibe that you want.

Spooky:
If you’re feeling the creepy, crawly spirits floating about, consider a Halloween theme for your next event. There’s only one day a year where dressing up as your favorite pop star is socially acceptable, so why not extend this opportunity to your guests? Perhaps hire a clown to entertain, or even innocently spook, your guests. Clowns are a great source of silly entertainment that helps your guests unwind and fall into the fun of your event.

If a clown seems a little too terrifying, consider an arts and crafts table where guests are able to paint their own pumpkins or create ghostly decorations for their very own Halloween celebration. This hands-on activity lets your guests leave with a souvenir so whenever they see it, they’ll be reminded of what a great night they had at your event.

If you’re hosting a mature, adult event, consider hiring a bartender or two to create specialty, eerie drinks for guests throughout the night. Specialty cocktails are a great way to separate your event from the rest. Come up with a catchy name specific to each cocktail that will leave guests wondering “What made that vampire-blood drink so good?” even after they leave the event.

Lastly, consider hosting a costume contest. This will get guests especially excited about your event and make their night memorable. Perhaps the winner of the costume contest will win a gift card to a favorite restaurant or a spa day. Whatever you choose your prize to be, costume contests can be a fun, interactive way to get your guests counting down the days until your event.

Warm and Cozy:
If you’re not into the scary vibes of Halloween, maybe an event showcasing the colors of fall is a better route for you. Center your décor around the changing colors of the leaves with drapery or balloons to remind your guests of the Northern woods. You can create ambiance with warm lighting and candles encompassing your venue, making your guests relaxed and comfortable upon entrance.

Considering having your event catered? Pick foods like pumpkin pie, apple cider, or a fall cheese board that fills the room with the smells of fall. When guests walk into your event, they will instantly take in the aromas and feel right at home. Plus, who doesn’t love great food with no hassle? By hiring a catering team, you don’t have to fuss or worry about restocking food. You’re able to enjoy your event just like your guests.

Are you looking for some fun activities to entertain throughout the event? Set up a photo booth with props and a hashtag that your guests can have fun with and even bring photos home. Maybe include some carnival games to remind your guests of fall fairs and get them engaged. To get your guests in the groove, hire a live band to give your event that personal feel that can’t be faked.

Whether you’re looking for fun and spooky or relaxed and warm, Breezin’ Entertainment has all of your Fall-themed booking entertainment event needs. Holiday events can be tricky to get just right so don’t do it alone. Visit our website, Breezin.com, to learn more about our services and how Breezin’ can make your event a night guests won’t forget.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/

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5 Tips to Help Decide on Choosing a Wedding DJ or Live Band

To DJ or to Band? That is the question. Entertainment is one of the most important aspects to keep in mind when planning a wedding. One of the easiest ways to create a fun, interactive experience for your guests is through music. However, this boasts the question, “Do I hire a live band or a DJ?” To answer the question, here are five tips for deciding whether to hire a wedding DJ or a live band.

1. Venue:
The first thing you have to take into consideration is the venue. If you’re having your reception indoors, such as a country club, is there enough space for a stage without sacrificing too much dancefloor? A band will typically consist of four to six performers, requiring enough space for each performer and their instrument. A DJ, on the other hand, requires a table and space for a single performer, typically taking up less room than a full band. Also if your event is outdoors do you offer shelter in case of poor weather? The last thing you want is your music for the evening to be canceled due to a little rain.

2. Guestlist:
Next, who’s on your guest list? Is it a small, intimate wedding with your closest friends and family? Or does it consist of family members you haven’t seen in years, but your mother says you just HAVE to invite? If you have children attending your wedding it may be beneficial to ensure your band or DJ has music options to entertain them. It’s important to think of your guests when it comes to the music choices. You want the band or DJ to be able to play a wide variety of music that guests of all ages would enjoy. However, balance is key! You want to make sure you enjoy the music just as much as you think everyone else will.

3. Budget:
If you’re on a budget, DJ’s are typically less expensive than a whole band. However, it is possible to have live music without a hefty cost. Consider instead of hiring an entire band, just have a solo performer or duo. At a small, intimate wedding this can set a relaxed, and personal mood. If you’d rather have a wider variety of music, a DJ may be the way to go. Either way, a tighter budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your hope for a DJ or live band.

4. Vibe:
Music can set a vibe for the atmosphere like none other, that’s why it’s important to take the vibe you hope for into account. Do you want your wedding to be sophisticated and elegant? Perhaps a string quartet would be a good choice. Are you having your wedding on the beach? Maybe a Latin band or a DJ with a tropical specialty. Whatever vibe you may be going for, it is important that your music matches. The last thing you’d want is to accidentally hire a band specializing in rock for your barn-centered wedding.

5. See Them Live:
Whether you choose a DJ or live band it is imperative that you see them perform live before you sign them. No matter how great they look on paper, you don’t want to take the chance that their advertisements aren’t telling the whole truth. Perhaps the live band you’re looking into can’t sustain their upbeat appearance all night, or your DJ spins great music but is a horrible emcee. It’s just like buying a new car, you have to give it a test drive first.

Whether you choose a DJ or live band, Breezin’ Entertainment is here to make your wedding an event your guests will never forget. Head to our website, Breezin.com, and check out our Services page. We offer information on DJs, live bands, Day of wedding planning, and more. Your event will be a breeze with Breezin’ Wedding Entertainment!

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/

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Breezin’ Magazine’s Volume 3 Cover Reveal of New Mayor Jane Castor

Coming this October 21st, 2019, Breezin’ Magazine is excited to announce its third edition, “The New Tampa Bay”. Diving deep into the happenings of Tampa Bay, St. Pete/Clearwater, and Sarasota, “The New Tampa Bay” will cover new and upcoming developments along with the leading charities, event moguls, key influencers, and industry professionals in the area.

The face of the upcoming magazine will feature none other than Tampa Bay’s very own Mayor, Jane Castor, who was elected into office March 5th, 2019. Castor received her undergraduate degree in criminology from The University of Tampa located right on the Hillsborough River across from downtown. In 1984 she began her professional career with the Tampa Bay Police Department. Later, in 2005, she became the assistant chief until 2009 when she was appointed to Chief of Police, holding this position for six years until her 2015 retirement.

Breezin’ Magazine’s Director of Events, Jessie Soplinski sat down with Mayor Castor to discuss Castor’s first 150 days as mayor. Soplinski questioned Castor on her road to office, her thoughts on “The New Tampa Bay”, her main challenges and more. Mayor Castor is excited to make improvements to the city such as public transportation and the Pipes Program, which focuses on renewing the nearly 100-year-old sewage system. You can find the whole interview transcript in “The New Tampa Bay” magazine at BreezinMagazine.com

The magazine also includes articles on The Tampa Bay Museum of Art, The Florida Aquarium, The MacDill Air Force Base, among many others. “The New Tampa Bay” works well to encompass the Tampa Bay community as a whole and offers inside information on new and upcoming projects.

One of the articles is a spread about Breezin’ Entertainment’s charity of the year, Instruments 4 Life. This charity will be honored at the Breezin’ Magazine Launch party with all proceeds donated directly. Instruments 4 Life has provided instrument and art lessons for kids in the area for the past eight years in order to teach children empowerment through art and music. They believe that all children should have the opportunity to grow a passion for music and art, regardless of their family’s financial situation. Many children who utilize the lessons are from underprivileged communities where music and art programs are often underfunded. Instruments 4 Life works to combat the stigma that these programs are an extracurricular activity rather than a part of a well-rounded education.

Of course, the magazine also offers tips for corporate entertainment and destination weddings. If you’re thinking about hosting an event, “The New Tampa Bay” will help trigger some ideas on how to make your event stand out from the rest. You can also visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/wedding-services/ to learn more about ways to make your wedding day unique.

All this can be found in Breezin’ Magazine’s third edition, “The New Tampa Bay” only available on BreezinMagazine.com. Don’t miss out on what’s to come, stay tuned!

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/

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Breezin’ Magazine Announces the Official Date and Release Party of its Third Edition, The New Tampa Bay

Breezin’ Magazine is proud to announce its third edition that will launch on October 21, 2019. “The New Tampa Bay” is an in-depth look into the various projects and developments that are happening in the Tampa Bay, St. Pete/Clearwater, and Sarasota areas. It will showcase the leading Tampa Bay charities, event moguls, and key influencers, and industry professionals.

The main event, Half-Century Professional Awards honors the leaders, innovators, and doers in the Tampa Bay community by recognizing individuals that have remained and attributed significant influence in business, social, political, educational, and/or other categories. To see the full list of finalists please visit, https://breezin.wpengine.com/halfcentury/

Although the nomination period may be over, the fun isn’t over yet. Save the date to attend the Sand, Salsa, and Soul Launch Party of the magazine happening October 21, 2019, at Whisky Joe’s 7720 W Courtney Campbell Cswy, Tampa, FL 33607 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. All proceeds go towards Breezin’ Magazine’s 2019 Charity of the Year, Instruments 4 Life. All are invited to attend. For more information about the event or to RSVP, please visit http://evite.me/5J2SF1fYVf

To learn more about Instruments 4 Life or to make a contribution to the charity, please visit https://www.instruments4life.com/

The New Tampa Bay is thriving because of our community leaders. Editor-in-Chief Dana Blickensderfer, and the entire staff of Breezin’ Magazine, including publisher Hugo D. Aviles and contributing editor Jordan French, would like to thank every person that submitted a nomination to the Half-Century Professional Awards form.

For more information about Breezin’ Magazine Volume 3 or to stay up-to-date please visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/magazine. Come to attend the release party and celebrate for a good cause.

To read volume one’s digital publication, please visit bit.ly/BreezinMagazineVol1

To read volume two’s digital publication, please visit bit.ly/BreezinMagazineVol2

For media or press inquiries, please contact media relations’ liaison Claudia Tran at claudia@ibossdigital.com.


About Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions is a wedding, corporate and social entertainment specialist that offers unparalleled entertainment services to its clients. Breezin’ Entertainment’s mission is to create experiences through entertainment. As ambassadors of fun, the team at Breezin’ Entertainment aims to provide a unique level of customer service to ensure that clients are left completely satisfied. Once a client books with Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions, the company will handle the rest.

Founded in 1988 by Cindy Dervech, Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions has been a top-tier entertainment provider in the Tampa Bay area for almost three decades. Specializing in weddings, corporate events, and social functions, Breezin’ tailors their entertainment services to the occasion.
As a licensed, bonded and insured business [License #TA-000378], Breezin’ Entertainment is a company founded on transparency, communication and trust that aims to provide the client with premier customer service that cannot be found elsewhere.

Breezin’ Entertainment provides fast, detailed, organized and reliable entertainment that clients can count on. Book that next event today by calling (813) 701-3523 or by visiting https://breezin.wpengine.com

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How to Choose the Perfect Venue for an Event feat. The Westshore Yacht Club

Choosing a venue may get lost in importance when planning an event – a bride and groom may choose a Pinterest-perfect venue instead of following their style, or the venue may be chosen before a guest list is finalized, unknowingly choosing a much bigger or smaller venue than what is needed. To get focused, here are four key tips to consider before booking a venue for your next wedding or corporate event.

1. Ensure that you choose a venue with the ambiance and style you are looking for
The ambiance of a venue sets the mood for the rest of the event. A venue can be minimalistic and easily transformed with lots of décor and entertainment, or it may have a strong style on its own that simply needs to be accented with personalized pieces. Choosing a style such as rustic, fairytale, beachy, or glam before looking at venues will help narrow your options more efficiently and ensures the event will complete your vision.

2. Check out what is included and what is not included in the venue
Some venues offer full-service packages that may include set-up and minimal decorations, while at other venues you must rent and bring your own. This will make the venue costs change greatly, so be sure to get quotes from rental companies and check all of the boxes before locking in a venue.

They may also have catering, blocks of rooms for out-of-town guests available if the venue is a hotel or various amenities such as a spa or a pool. If there is a certain element or convenience you are looking for, be sure to ask the venue what all of your options are.

Even if the venue doesn’t have everything you need, working with an event entertainment agency can fill in the gaps seamlessly. Breezin’ Entertainment offers a wide variety of entertainment for your any type of event. To see the full list of services, please visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/

3. Consider the experience you want your guests to have
It is important to decide what kind of experience you want to give your guests. There is an infinite number of ways to do this, such as unique and impressive entertainment, having various activities and amenities available, and great music.

For example, if you are thinking about creating a hashtag for guests to use at your wedding or event, be sure your venue has elements that encourage guests to take pictures to post and to look back on fondly. Having a scenic view and a photo booth or a wall backdrop with props would help guests take memorable photos that they’ll want to share.

If your guests are coming from out of town, create a plan that will give them a place to stay and have ways to enjoy themselves and relax outside of attending the event.

4. Choose a venue that meets your needs and expectations for the event
Finalizing a guest list before you book a venue will make sure you are choosing the correct sized space for the size of the event. Ask the venue manager about how much parking is available, and decide how guests will travel to the venue. Making these important decisions will help your event be as perfect as possible.

Welcome to The Bay Club at Westshore Yacht Club – a full banquet facility located in historic South Tampa for all your event needs. This event space can hold any event from an intimate ten-person luncheon to a lavish 300 guest waterfront wedding. They offer onsite catering, a full liquor bar, a bridal room & a groom room to get ready for the special day, sunsets on the bay every day, and the comfort that it will all be taken care of for your special event. For more information, please visit http://webvesta.com/wyc/home.asp

Please contact the Event Coordinator, Amy Winkleman, at (813) 489-1415 or amy.winkleman@vestaforyou.com

Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/

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5 Essentials You Might Miss When Choosing a Venue Feat. Wyndham Grand Hotel

There are many things to consider when planning, organizing and hosting an event whether it’s a corporate event or a wedding. However, many people miss the importance of taking time to choose a venue. This is the place where your guests should feel comfortable and enjoy themselves from start to finish. Here are five essential things you might not think about when choosing an event venue.

1. Acoustics and Sound

Try to find a venue with a fine balance between lower ceilings, which amplify sound, and large open rooms that cause echoes. Sound that is overbearingly loud or too low might cause guests to feel unengaged, bored or even annoyed. No one wants to have to yell over the volume or squeeze their way closer to the speakers.

2. Ambiance

Throwing a fun and engaging event for your guests means creating an environment that is appealing and relates to the theme. The ambiance includes everything from decorations to music to entertainment, which is something that Tampa entertainment agency, Breezin’ Entertainment, can assist you with.

Creating the appropriate mood for your guests with the right venue can be difficult to achieve. For a venue that sets the perfect mood for any occasion, you can have your event at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. This is the ideal location for a Florida destination wedding, a fun-filled, beach-themed corporate event, or even a holiday party. In fact, Breezin’ Entertainment has done wedding and corporate events with the Wyndham Grand featuring all kinds of entertainment including an electric violinist, DJ karaoke, Cirque acts, and more.

3. Wifi Access

Having a stable internet connection in the entire venue is going to be critical. Many of your guests may need to complete certain tasks where they might need wifi like checking their email, texting friends, and family, and of course, posting on social media during the event, which is what you want to try and get your guests to do.

It’s best to test the wifi connection a few days before the event and the day of to make sure all your guests have access in the entire venue. You don’t want your guests having to walk outside of the event trying to find a strong connection.

4. Parking

Many of your guests are obviously going to need a place to leave their car, and you want to make parking as convenient as possible for them. Make sure to make parking arrangements at the venue even if there might be an extra charge. The venue should have its own garage or parking lot.

5. Insurance

There are some venues that might refuse to work with you if you don’t have the proper insurance. Discuss with the venue about what their insurance policy is and which side is expected to have it.

If there is insurance to provide on your side, remember to contact your general liability agent as soon as possible to help you.

Welcome to the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach – the newest AAA 4 Diamond resort on America’s #1 Beach! Offering 343 guest rooms, including limited edition Winter the Dolphin & Friends suites, we’re the ideal backdrop for your Summer stay-cation. Located steps from the beach, experience award-winning dining at Ocean Hai, relax and unwind at Pallavi Luxury Spa and soak in all our family-friendly amenities like morning yoga poolside or drive-in movies. For more information on booking a GRAND vacation, visit www.wyndhamgrandclearwater.com or call 727-281-9500.

Breezin’ Entertainment & Productions offers premier service that is sure to both relieve the stress of the event planning process and guarantee that the entertainment that is provided exceeds all expectations. To book your next event contact a Breezin’ representative at 813-463-2272 today or visit https://breezin.wpengine.com/

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Breezin’ Chats Episode 12: The Passage to the Wedding World (Feat. Julie Mackie)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, the team is diving into the world of bridal shows and exploring the journey and future of this week’s featured guest, Julie Mackie. Julie is the head of sales and marketing for Nuovo Bride Media Group and is also an associate publisher for the magazine.

Throughout her career, Julie says she has gained several valuable experiences, especially during the tougher times of being in an environment where skills like multi-tasking and adaptability are required. These were just a few of the lessons she learned on her journey.

Julie grew up in New York and graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. One of her very first jobs took place in Chicago where she worked in commodities trading at just 21 years old. It was a high-energy and stressful environment for Julie, but she says that it was still an “incredible experience.” She was able to support herself for 12 years and then moved to her current home, Sarasota, FL, when she had a son. With her strong sales background, she was able to quickly find a job. She networked and met with wedding and event professionals who later offered her a sales job with Nuovo Bride Media Group. Today, Julie is a leader and a professional in the wedding industry.

Want to hear more of Julie’s extraordinary journey? Tune in to episode 12 of Breezin’ Chats if you want to discover more of the obstacles she faced, how her roles have progressed, and her plans for the future.
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Breezin’ Entertainment launched a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment and business news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests.

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Breezin’ Chats Episode 11: Breaking the Barriers in Publication (Feat. Bridgette Bello)

On this episode of Breezin’ chats, CEO and Publisher of the Tampa Bay Business and Wealth Magazine, Bridgette Bello, is sharing her journey to becoming the successful woman she is today. She is a media professional with over 25 years of experience working in every aspect of the media business from being a writer for the daily newspaper, a media buyer for advertising agencies, and everything else in between. She was also the president and publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal for 11 years and is a seven-time winner of the prestigious Eagle Award. However, her achievements also came with challenges that impacted her life. So please give a warm welcome to Bridgette Bello.

Bridgette began going to school for journalism at the University of Florida. When she heard a commercial on the radio looking for on-air talent, she knew she had to act right away. She received a position in morning news but later found out it just wasn’t for her. A few years after graduating, she became pregnant, but struggled to find work since the last job she applied for did not hire her due to her pregnancy. This was just one of the problems she faced in the early days of her career. Fast-forward to today, she has overcome life’s obstacles and is making an impact on Tampa Bay through her perseverance and media expertise.

 

Want to hear Bridgette’s full story? Tune in to episode 11 of Breezin’ Chats if you want to find out how Bridgette Bello rose to a position of power, her goals for the future, and important lessons she learned being a woman in the workplace.

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Breezin’ Entertainment launched a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment and business news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests.

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