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Breezin’ Chats Episode 9: Michele Renee The Studio (Feat. Michele Renee)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, the team is featuring award-winning makeup artist and Breezin’ Magazine’s “40 Under 40” finalist, Michele Renee, Founder and CEO of Michele Renee The Studio. Cindy Dervech, Michael Dervech, and Jessie Soplinski dive into the world of hair and makeup, as they talk about the process of what it takes to make a bride look stunning on her special day and much more. They will also be learning about Renee’s Texan roots, her love for giving back to the community, and her hair and makeup empire that she built. Michele Renee The Studio specializes in airbrush makeup application and hairstyle services. Based in Tampa, FL, Michele Renee The Studio serves a global client base for weddings, boudoir, corporate events, film, television, social events, photo shoots, and more. So please give a warm welcome to Michele Renee.

Michele Renee’s newfound love for Indian culture and its traditional weddings have launched her to start a donating to local children charities in India. Michele has learned so much from her brides that giving back to India’s children in honor of them is the only way she can express her gratitude. If you would like to donate, please visit:

 

Grace Children Ministries

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gcmindiaorg/

Website: http://www.gcm-india.org/

 

Chaitanya Educational and Rural Development Society (CERDS)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cerdsorganisation/

Website: http://www.cerds-india.org/

 

Want to hear the full story? Tune in to episode 9 of Breezin’ Chats if you want to hear more about Michele’s journey to becoming an award-winning makeup artist.

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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment 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. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Breezin’ Chats Episode 8: The Independent and Prosperous Mindset (Feat. Kelly Flannery)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, the team is featuring the successful and influential, Kelly Flannery, who has greatly impacted the Tampa Bay community. As an actively involved individual, she has received multiple recognitions for her work. She is a two-time honoree of Business Women of the Year and a two-time honoree of Business of Pride. Recently, she was featured in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Power 100 and is also the president and CEO of the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce where she works closely with business owners and leaders in the community to make Tampa the best place to work and prosper. Furthermore, she serves on the board of directors for the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida along with her other leadership positions. So please give a warm welcome to Kelly Flannery.

Kelly Flannery was born and raised in South Tampa and studied at Florida State University where she earned her B.S. in political science. After graduating, she wanted to go somewhere new and different. With that, she moved to Chicago and worked at the iconic Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in catering and convention services. After a few years, she realized Tampa was where her heart and soul was, so she moved back down south seeking to do something more specific to the South Tampa community. She started working at the Centre Club and worked her way up to where she is today as an influential businesswoman to Tampa Bay.

 

Kelly talks about her journey in being an independent and self-motivated individual and also talks about her future partnerships. Want to hear the full story? Tune in to episode 8 of Breezin’ Chats if you want to hear more about Kelly’s inspiring story and learn how small business owners and community leaders can make Tampa the best place to live.

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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment 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. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 7: Married to Marketing (Feat. Anna Coats)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, we are featuring Anna Coats, who is a finalist from Breezin’ Magazine’s “40 under 40.” She has appeared in several national talk shows like Daytime TV, ABC action news, News Channel 8, and Fox 13. With over fourteen years of marketing experience, she was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal and named Businesswoman of the Year. However, her major success in serving the Tampa Bay community was achieved through various, unplanned, and unanticipated experiences. So please give a warm welcome to Founder and CEO of Marry Me Tampa Bay, Anna Coats.

She grew up in Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University where she studied news, journalism, and marketing. After school, she spent a year as a financial advisor and worked for an SAT prep company where she taught students on the side. She also helped the company with their operations and marketing for eight to nine years, which made her want to pursue marketing even more. She then received an opportunity to do marketing for Whole Foods Market.

At this time, she was planning her own wedding and realized that there were not many local resources for finding wedding vendors and planning weddings. This was the time when she decided to combine her journalism and marketing background and start her own online wedding publication. She did not think this could be possible, but she quit marketing for Whole Foods to pursue her passion, which is now known as Marry Me Tampa Bay. The publication features real weddings in the Tampa Bay, Lakeland, and Sarasota area, advice from local wedding professionals, and more.

Want to hear the full story? Tune into Breezin’ Chats episode 7 to hear more about Anna Coats’s journey as an entrepreneur and what’s trending in the wedding industry.

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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment 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. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.”

 

 

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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 6: The Art of Being a Boss (Feat. Dana Blickensderfer)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, Cindy and Michael welcome Dana Blickensderfer: a creative, hard-working, and highly involved individual in the Tampa Bay community. Dana was born on Long Island, NY and moved to Tampa in 2001 where she studied public relations at the University of South Florida (USF). She got her start in business at an early age. In middle school, she painted and sold birdhouses around her neighborhood. Little did she know, she was becoming an entrepreneur herself. Now, she runs her own company helping people grow and scale their own businesses and on the side, is an active Artist traveling all across the U.S. showcasing her works. Take note that this did not happen overnight. So please give a warm welcome to Dana Blickensderfer.

Upon graduating USF, Dana worked at her parents’ law firm, where she founded and developed its marketing department. On the weekends, she was an abstract painter who sold her artwork online and at art shows. Searching for a clearer direction in her career path, she moved back to New York to attend art school for two weeks, which ended up being two years. Besides pursuing art education, she was also helping a few businesses around New York with their marketing. This side hustle guided her back to Tampa, where she and her business partner established a technology company, iBoss Ventures.

Dana is also the owner and founder of Provoke Art and even has her own art salon, The Wandering Masters Art Salon. More recently, she has been working with Breezin’ Entertainment as an artist for booking entertainment events. She even helped launch Breezin’ Magazine as the Editor-in-Chief, and reveals in this episode a few surprises for the magazine’s third volume, which comes out later this year.
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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment 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. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.”

 

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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 5: Speak Your Hustle (Feat. Debbie Lundberg)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, the Breezin’ team is welcoming Debbie Lundberg and discussing her long and inspiring journey to becoming the founder and CEO of Presenting Powerfully. She discusses her professional background, experience and advice to be a leader and even some fascinating personal stories. So please give a warm welcome to Debbie Lundberg.

Debbie was born in Flint, Michigan and worked for General Motors, which was pretty rough at times, but the experience gave her the opportunities that lead her to where she is today. She was given several leadership positions and traveled all across the country working for Dale Carnegie Training. After fourteen years at General Motors, she realized that coaching in speaking and professional development didn’t really exist and wanted to help fulfill this niche. Today, she is the author of ten books, a public speaker, and a coach for people who want to become strong and confident presenters. She is an influential figure in the Tampa Bay area who advocates the importance of not being afraid to speak up because how you present is how you are remembered.

With her company, Presenting Powerfully, she offers many different services including keynotes, strategy and facilitation, training and more. Debbie strives to incorporate value and the lessons she learned in life into her career. As someone who was once afraid to speak up, she is now making a difference for people in the business and corporate world who want to present powerfully.

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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment 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. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.” 
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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 4: Follow Your Dreams (Feat. Whitney Holtzman)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, host Cindy Dervech and her team talk to one of their contributing writers, Whitney Holtzman of Social Victories, behind the Entrepreneurial Edition of Breezin’ Magazine Vol. 2. Whitney is a moving force; she once worked under the digital marketing king, Gary Vaynerchuk and soon after started her own company. She went from employee to entrepreneur just like that! So please give a warm welcome to Whitney Holtzman!

Whitney, born in Tampa, talks about how it’s possible to get your dream job in your dream city. During her time at USF, she got the chance to learn more about all of the different industries and fields through internships, but from a young age, she was always interested in sports, so sports reporting seemed like the perfect job.
 
Whitney had always been told that if she wanted to make it in the sports reporting industry that she would have to start from a small town job. However, Whitney didn’t want to settle and made it an effort to put herself out there and got a job at ESPN straight out of college. After working at ESPN for two years, Whitney transferred and worked at the MLB in New York for two years. Whitney says during her time working at the MLB, she faced some challenges but knew it was going to be worth it in the end. Living in NY, Whitney heard about VaynerMedia and Gary Vaynerchuk and felt like it was the perfect place for her, so she emailed him right away and got the job. Throughout her career, Whitney has always put herself out there and gave her all to achieve her dreams.
 
Whitney says she has learned that some of the best opportunities come from dead ends and hard times. She knows that it is important to work hard and to take any chance you can get. Whitney took a leap of faith to open her own company and has been thriving ever since.
 
Want to hear the full story? Tune into episode 4 of Breezin’ Chats to get more on Whitney’s story and journey from beginning to end.  
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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment 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. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.” 
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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 3: The Hustle and Perseverance of Jen McDonald

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, Cindy Dervech is joined with co-hosts  Jessie Soplinski and Michael Dervech for a special interview with Jen McDonald, a finalist from Breezin’ Magazine’s 40 under 40 awards. Jen is one of the first finalists to be featured in Breezin’ Chats. So please give a warm welcome to Jen McDonald!

 

 

 

Listen as Jen shares her journey on how she got started in the insurance field, the obstacles she faced, the accomplishments she made, and her next moves for the future.
 
As a Philadelphia native, Jen grew up taking subways and buses to school. During college, she was an undecided business major but later found interest in entrepreneurship and insurance from an intro class she took. This lead her to accept an internship in Dallas, Texas where she realized how much of the world she had been missing out on. To broaden her view of the world more, she backpacked through Europe and later decided to move cities and take a job offer in Tampa, FL. Now, she calls Tampa home and runs her insurance business.
 
Along with this, Jen discusses her heavy involvement with the Tampa community. She is a member of several organizations, like the Hillsborough County Citizens Advisory Committee. She is also a candidate for district one of the Hillsborough County Commission. Jen also offers valuable tips and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. 
 
Want to hear the full story? Tune into Breezin’ Chats episode 3 to get more of Jen’s insight on business, entrepreneurship, travel, and more! 
 
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Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment 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. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.” 
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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 2: Life Lessons, Tips, and the Journey to Entertainment Feat. Jessie Soplinski

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, founder Cindy Dervech and VP Michael Dervech are accompanied by special guest Jessie Soplinski, who is the Director of Events at Breezin’ Entertainment. She has been with the company for over ten years and recently started her work with Breezin’ Weddings. As a college graduate, Jessie struggled to find a career that would suit her creative spirit but soon found her calling with Breezin’. In episode 2, “Life Lessons, Tips, and the Journey to Entertainment ” Jessie discusses her transition into the entertainment industry and how she found her passion for preparing and organizing events. She also shares her expert advice and witty, personal stories on weddings she has coordinated.

 

 

Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment 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. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.”

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Breezin’ Chats – Episode 1: Beginnings of Breezin’

In the first podcast episode of Breezin Chats, founder Cindy Dervech discusses her humble beginnings into the hospitality business and how she started the company, known today as Breezin’ Entertainment.

 


 

Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment 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. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.”

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