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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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Advocator of Spreading Hope and Stopping Cancer in its Tracks

The spread of cancer has been on the rise for many years now, but something new is spreading too: hope. Thanks to organizations like the Moffit Cancer Center, and people like Merritt Martin, the desire to end cancer is spreading throughout Florida. Merritt Martin is the director of State Legislative Affairs at the Moffit Cancer Center. Merritt’s interest in politics started when she was ten years old and her father took her to Governor Lawton Chile’s inauguration in Tallahassee. During her time in politics, she learned that she got the best experiences when working without pay. She first began her career in advocacy working for the American Cancer Society. Later, Merritt got a seat on the State of House of Representatives. When she was offered a position at the Moffitt Cancer Center, she took it without hesitation. She loves that brilliant people who are kind and care about preventing and curing cancer surround her.

Now, ten years later Moffit has grown having doubled the number of employees, hitting record research funding, opening two new campuses, and increasing patient visits to over 35,000 a year. Merritt’s position has also grown over the years from interacting with the legislature for funding and policy to now overseeing the State Legislative Affairs Manager and External Board Manager. Moffitt is a lead advocate in Tampa Bay for the cancer patients before the Legislature and Cabinet. She also works to spread awareness about Moffitt, as well as, hope throughout the Tampa community and dreams of making a happier and healthier Florida. Merritt is proud of working for a company like Moffitt, as they try to stop cancer in its tracks. Merritt believes her work is not done until cancer is cured.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2GPrQfx

For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:

Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

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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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Make Wedding Planning a Breeze with Breezin’s “Day Of” Packages

Olivia Roberts was a bride on a budget, and she was perfectly fine with that. She fully believes you can get a beautiful day with all the things you want without a wedding planner and without putting yourself or your parents in debt. That being said, creating the perfect day was not as easy as she expected. Having planned her wedding since she was a little girl there were things she didn’t expect to realize she would have to worry about. Even though she good at finding the best deals for her wedding, she realized there was still so much she hadn’t planned for.

The big things were easy, but the small things were the hardest. Some of these small insignificant details need attention, even if you don’t have a preference or know what is best. At the end of it all, you don’t want to be counting down the days because you can’t wait for it to be over. When all of the stress gets put on you it makes your special day less enjoyable. That is why Olivia recommends Breezin’ Weddings. They offer a wide range of packages from the month of to the day before. The month of package gives you access to planners and recommended vendors throughout the entire process. Breezin’ helps keep you and your family from having to stress leading up to your event, as well as the day of by being there to help with any arrangements that need to be done. With over 30 years of experience, Breezin’ is able to adapt to any situation or problem that arises letting you enjoy your special day. Your wedding is supposed to be a special day that you can look back on the rest of your life, but it shouldn’t put you in debt. Breezin’ Weddings is the affordable way to make sure you get hitched without any hitches.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2OwA65R
For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

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Unique Venues for a Memorable Wedding

When looking for a location for your wedding consider looking at unusual and unique locations. A great way to make your wedding stand out is by making it different than the typical venue. Picking a unique venue is a great way to give you a chance to get creative with your decorations and theme. Here are a few unique event spaces to consider.

Factory or industrial setting

One of the best parts about factory buildings are they are often very big, so you won’t have to worry about fitting everything you want. Whether you want to make your wedding big or small a factory is perfect. You can go for a simple rustic feel and just add the furniture and simple décor. Or you can go big and cover the building with decorations. Having your wedding in an empty factory is a great way to start from scratch and create the wedding you envision.

Outdoor

From a rooftop in an urban area to a quiet county park, choosing to do an outdoor wedding is always refreshing. Parks are often cheaper than renting a room in a building and often give you more room. If you want to have your wedding outside you need to consider the time of year and weather. Although a light breeze is romantic, strong winds can cause your wedding to get blown away. Having your wedding outside can allow you to get creative with your decorations. If your reception is going to be going till dark add some pretty lights to create a romantic feel. Another way to save money but also have a unique experience is by having your wedding in a backyard. If your backyard isn’t big enough to host a wedding, see if one of your friends would allow you to use theirs. Having your wedding in your backyard can add a homey feel to your event and another bonus is that you can get ready in your own room.

Aquariums or Zoos

Often aquariums or zoos have rooms they rent for special events. This is a great way to make your wedding stand out to be memorable. Look online for events they’ve held there to determine if the space will be enough for everything you want. Often the event rooms at aquariums have great views of beautiful fish tanks and pretty scenery that you can use to inspire your theme.

For recommendations on unique and exciting venues for your wedding, contact Breezin’ Entertainment. They have years of experience and will be able to recommend a place that is perfect for you.

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Intrapreneur Boss

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a job that allows you to create new products and services with the financial support of a company, and you don’t have to follow a corporation’s routines and protocols. It’s called being an intrapreneur, and it’s a real thing that you could do.

You need to have the drive and innovative mindset of an entrepreneur and the ability to take on a few extra tasks, which can sometimes be risky. You also need to think out-of-the-box to be able to change the strategic direction of the company and help the corporation grow. If you can achieve these things, you can be equipped with the potential to gain leadership positions.

For example, massive companies like Google and Microsoft are always looking to come up with new ideas to create long-term benefits for consumers and the company. The outcome of this exploration has resulted in significant technological advances in society.

However, there are going to be difficulties being an intrapreneur. One of them is facing the backlash from co-workers who are not immune to change. Another is taking rejection, which is bound to happen. Going through several trials is needed in order for you to grow and get somewhere. You can never give up on projects and must always be willing to put in the extra effort.

Being an intrapreneur allows you to watch a business grow from your creative ideas. If you possess the qualities of an intrapreneur, then it’s time you go out and become the driving force for a company.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2FqLRI2 

For more information, please visit: http://breezinmagazine.com/  

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

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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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Tips to Find the Perfect Music for Your Wedding

Finding the right music can make your wedding even more special so take your time on deciding what is best for you and your event. Here are a few different ways you can go with your wedding music to make your special night even more magical.

Classical Instruments

A harpist or string quartet is a great way to add some sophistication to your big day and will make a great addition to your ceremony or dinner. Just because you are getting classical instruments doesn’t mean you are stuck with classical music. Most musicians can play modern music either an instrumental version or create their own more classical rendition of it. Talk to your musicians and find out what kind of music they can play to make sure you find the perfect fit. Your musicians can play through the ceremony to the appetizers adding a romantic and classy feel to your wedding.

Band

A band is a great way to add energy to your event. People often use a band for the reception, but you can also ask if they are able to play for your ceremony as well. Every band is different, so it is important that you do your research. Find a band that’s style works well with the theme of your wedding. Make sure they can play the songs you would want to hear, most importantly make sure they can play the song you want for your first dance.

DJ

The perfect DJ will have your guests dancing all night. The great part about hiring a DJ is being able to play almost any song you request. When hiring a DJ, it is important you ask them a couple of questions. Your first question should be about the playlist. Find out if he takes requests, follows a strict playlist, or if they follow the crowd. If you want only certain songs played, make sure they know that. You should also let them know what songs you don’t want to be played. When it comes down to reception the DJ’s priority is to keep your guests happy and dancing. That means your DJ may change up the music if it seems like your guests are starting to lose interest.

Jazz

Nothing says smooth and sophisticated like jazz-era music. Jazz music can range from classics like Frank Sinatra to more modern musicians like Michael Bublé. Sax makes great background music for drinks and you can switch it up to a vocalist and soft music during dinner when everyone is sitting. The band can switch it up and play some blues, pop, and R&B for the guests to dance to.

When deciding on music for your wedding it is important to do your research. Ask for reviews or if they have videos of them performing at events to see what they are like. You will want to see how they interacted with guests and if they were able to read the crowd and adjust to keep them interested. For help in finding the perfect fit go to https://breezin.com/.

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Speak Your Hustle

Founder of Presenting Powerfully, Debbie Lundberg, is a successful entrepreneur who knows all about the art and impact of hustling. Her journey to the business world started when she was in elementary school. She created a circus in her parents’ backyard where she charged ten cents per entry and performed tricks and hosted games. In third grade, she ran a marker-rental business where students could rent markers for a day or a week with a small fee. Debbie’s natural skills in entrepreneurship were clearly evident since she was a child.

She continued to lead at the University of Michigan where she and a friend started a shopping service called “Bargain Hunter’s Shopping.” After graduate school, she had another side hustle called “Gift of Rhyme” where she wrote limericks for people based on their responses to questions. Where Debbie and her partner would print and frame them for gifts, announcements, and more.

At 33 years old, Debbie was given significant roles at General Motors. One of them was working as an adjunct for Dale Carnegie Training throughout the country. When she moved to Tampa, she was recognized as the Instructor of the Year for the Tampa Bay Sponsorship and made her name known through her volunteer work speaking at panels about communication, behaviors, and relationships.

Today, Debbie’s daily life revolves around public speaking and coaching CEOs, lawyers, football coaches, and others on how to become strong presenters. She has become an inspiration to many and a notable member of the Tampa Bay Community.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2SI05wG

For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

Want more? We encourage submissions! To potentially be included in the next volume of Breezin’ Magazine, readers are encouraged to submit their experiences or industry stories to marketing@breezin.com

About Breezin’ Magazine:
Breezin’ Magazine hopes to bring awareness to the unique culture of entertainment and events. It offers its readers a firsthand look at the selection process for entertainers, different types of eccentric entertainment that are not typically seen, and what goes on in preparation of a big event that attendees are often unaware of. For more information, please visit http://breezinmagazine.com/

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