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Get To Know The Entertainers: Kenny Moolenaar Jr.

Kenny Moolenaar Jr., has been involved in music for as long as he can remember. Growing up with a big family in St. Thomas, there was always something going on. Kenny sang together with his siblings and performed makeshift shows in the house where the closet was considered their backstage area.

Kenny recalls singing the stars spangled banner every morning in the 4th grade and in the 6th grade when his piano teacher would make him sing different dances and ballads. In 9th grade, students used to practice steel drums on the school grounds. This prevented Kenny from being able to concentrate on his studies, which inclined him to begin playing the steel drums himself. 

In 1975, Kenny played the steel drums in St. Thomas’s Carnival: a celebration of culture, dancing, food and music. As soon as Carnival was over he received a call from Lord Saint who was looking for someone to play in the Clearwater area, this was what brought Kenny to the Tampa Bay area. 

Kenny continued to play with Lord Saint in Clearwater and at the Adams Mark until 1979. Soon after, Kenny played on a Cruise Ship with a group of guys from St. Kitts until 1984. Once he returned, Kenny began to play by himself, this is when he met Cindy Dervech of Breezin’ Entertainment whom he has been working with for 30 years. 

Although Kennys specialty is the steel drums, he can also play guitar and sing. There is something about the steel drums that draws his attention, “It’s in my blood, when I am playing the steel drums it just comes naturally, I enjoy doing it so that’s what I do.” Kenny says. 

One of the most important things about a gig is your arrival, you have to try to connect with the people around you in order to feel comfortable. If you are friendly with the guests, the gig runs smoothly. Kenny likes to arrive early to set up, relax and settle his nerves. The main thing to remember is that you are working for the client, and once the client is happy everything is fine. 

Kenny enjoys performing at houses, they are much more relaxing, people welcome you in and they make you feel appreciated. But you have to remember that you are there to work. One of the most rewarding things about performing is when people are honest about your set. When someone really enjoys a performance it gives you a new perspective, proving your hard work pays off. 

Kennys inspiration stems from his brother who sang soul and his sister danced with broken glass and fire, alongside Nat King Cole. He likes everything, whether it be country music or waltzes, Kenny believes that all music connects which is why he doesn’t stick to one genre.

In the future, Kenny wants to keep performing and make one or two more CDs. Kenny loves his city and his heritage, he enjoys the Tampa area because the weather reminds him of the islands. 

You can listen to Kenny’s album, 50 Years of Carnival here: https://bit.ly/3hMDKG3

 

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.com/

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Get To Know The Entertainers: DJ Alex Roy

At a young age, Alex Roy realized the impact music had on his life and future. He found his love for DJing while attending parties and local events. Alex says he was attracted to DJing because of the ability to engage with an audience through music selection and master of ceremonies (MC) talents. Inspired by DJs such as DJ AM, DJ Craze and A-TRAK, Alex has the ability to take full control of a party and set the tone, creating a high energy feel for guests.

Alex is not your typical DJ, he uses interactive elements such as mic work, leading dances and music selections that match the mood of the party to keep the audience engaged and on the dance floor all night. He creates a high energy feel that sets the atmosphere for any event. A skill Alex has mastered overtime is how to prepare for a gig. He reads the demographic of the party patrons and determines what flow an event should have. Alex then secures songs and updates his playlists based on a clients wishes. A typical gig setup for Alex consists of, two speakers, a controller or turntables, wireless mics, lighting, a high-end venue, a DJ facade and lots of people on the dance floor. 

As the resident DJ for Florida Atlantic University, Alex has had the opportunity to open for big name artists such as 21 Savage, Waka Flocka, T-Pain, Hunter Hayes and more for thousands of students. He gained training and experience through local DJs that have shown him the way along with the help of YouTube. Alex believes that sometimes you need someone to show you the path to success, and that mentorship is important. 

Alex has performed at many popular clubs including AJA Channelside, Sakred Nightclub, Sandbar Delray Beach, Green Lemon Tampa, Fontainebleau Miami and more. Recently, Alex has been performing at more weddings and some of his favorite venues include The Don Cesar, The Vinoy, Armature Works, and the Westshore Yacht Club. His least favorite venues are the ones with a long load in for vendors which creates a real challenge for musicians.

Weddings are Alex’s event of choice. He believes that being a part of someone’s special day is so rewarding and that not many people can say they have a role in being a part of a love story. He treasures these moments and looks forward to creating more everlasting moments as his career takes off.  

Alex’s biggest inspiration would be the era of 90s rappers such as Tupac, Easy E, Biggie, and others who faced hardships but were still determined to reach new heights when it came to their dreams. He believes that he has inspired himself by seeing where his journey started in comparison to where he is now by saying “when others comment on your success moments it really reflects the growth overtime.”

In the future, Alex is looking forward to playing new venues, establishing new relationships and continuing to be such a valuable asset to an event and creating special moments. DJ Alex Roy graduates with his Masters in Business Administration this Fall.

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.com/

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Top 5 Themes for the Perfect Summer Party!

The days are longer, and the sun shines brighter during the summertime. There is no better way to take advantage of the extra sunshine than by throwing an outdoor party! Here are Breezin’s top 5 themes for the perfect summer party.

Backyard Bash

This is an easy party theme that will have guests feeling right at home. You can go all out by including different entertainment such as a DJ, a band or soloist, bar service, a face painter and various yard games for everyone to enjoy. Or you can opt for a more intimate bash with simple decor, and yard games.

Breezin’ is offering an all-inclusive Backyard Bash package for all 2020 dates. Click the link to contact us today:

https://breezin.com/contact/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pool Party Luau

Transform your backyard into a tropical paradise with a pool party luau. This laid-back theme will allow your guests to experience island time. You can incorporate Hawaiian music, beach volleyball, decorative pool floats, grass skirts and fruity umbrellacocktails just to name a few.

Drink Around the World

Explore a variety of international beverages from the comfort of your own home. Decorate each country (Room) by putting up flags and banners based on the location. Allow your guests to interact with each place with passports and stamps. Cool down your summer event by including an array of cocktails from different parts of the world.

Some of our favorite drinks are:

Piña Coladas – Puerto Rico

Sangria- Spain

Margaritas – Mexico

Saké – Tokyo

Mojito – Cuba

If drinking is not your thing, include different foods along with the beverages in every country you visit. Be sure to click the link to learn more:

https://bucketlisters.com/blog/234-make-drinks-from-around-the-world-at-home.

Backyard Field Day

Get your game on with your very own backyard field day. This party theme will spark friendly competition with fun games like obstacle courses, egg toss, dodgeball, three-legged race and more. Cool down with snow cones and paper plate awards.

Carnival

Step right up and join the fun! Transform your backyard to a big top extravaganza with red and white decor, face painting, carnival games, a photo booth, prizes and treats. Take your event to the next level with live music, entertainment, and performers for the whole family to enjoy.

Some of our favorite carnival treats are:

Cotton Candy

Popcorn

Caramel apples

Funnel Cake

Lemonade

And so much more!

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.com/

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Breezin’s Tips on Having an at Home Graduation Party!

Let’s get real…just because it’s 2020 doesn’t mean you can’t still have a celebration. The 2020 graduating seniors this year are missing out on the traditional graduation and celebrations that they have worked their whole lives for. Whether you get your diploma on stage or via Zoom call, you still did it! In honor of the 2020 graduates, here are Breezin’s top tips on having your graduation party at home this year. 

Have a drive by party!

Invite your friends over for a socially distanced drive by! Whether you’re graduating or celebrating a birthday during these times, everyone can stay distant within their cars. This is a great way to see familiar faces you haven’t seen during this quarantine, while celebrating your graduate! You can also hire entertainers such as DJ’s, Soloist, Stilt Walkers or Jugglers to help entertain all of your supporters that are there to help you celebrate all your accomplishments.

Hang up your accomplishment.

Whether you graduated Middle School, High School, or College, they’re all impactful milestones throughout your life. Let your neighbors and community know there’s a graduate in the house! You deserve to be recognized for your hard work and achievements. Whether you decorate with your future school’s flag, or even with s life size cutout of your 2020 grad, it still gets you in the spirit and brings recognition to their achievements. 

Photo Ops 

DIY time. Now that you’ve been stuck in the house, you’ve had the time to get creative! Celebrate your graduate with a small gathering and have your guests help you create a DIY photobooth or wall. Adding some flares of 2020 graduate signs, balloons, and streamers will allow you to capture the moment you won’t ever forget! While going through old family pictures, reminisce on the good old days by decorating your house with 18 years worth of photos. 

Photoshoot. Pick out meaningful places at your house and within your neighborhood (the first tree you climbed, your favorite playground, or favorite restaurant) no matter where it is, find those places that have made a lasting impression on you. Looking back at these photos will help you remember all the places that have helped shape you into who are today. 

Food!

With being at home and staying socially distant, eating at home is a safe way to ensure your family stays healthy. Nothing says celebration more they having a small gathering of friends and family with Burgers and Hot Dogs on the Grill. Its not the size of the group, it’s the people in the group that matters!

Dessert it out with all things 2020 and graduation themed! Putting 2020 on cupcakes, cakes, cookies, etc. If your inner baker is coming out, even try making diploma shaped treats and graduation caps to add the extra touch. 

If you want to go the old fashioned way, reach out to your local catering companies to see if they are offering any specials for the graduating class of 2020. 

For more ideas and yummy recipes, check these out! 

For dinner: https://www.delish.com/entertaining/g2531/graduation-party-food-del0410/?slide=11

For dessert: https://raisingteenstoday.com/36-best-graduation-party-desserts/ 

Congrats to the class of 2020…it may not be normal but you did it and still deserve to be celebrated!

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.com/

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Cinco Ideas for a Festive Cinco de Mayo Fiesta While Social Distancing

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for “fifth of May” and aka the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Mexico to honor the Mexican army’s May 5, 1865, victory over the French forces of Napoleon III. Even though Cinco de Mayo might be celebrated differently this year, it doesn’t mean the fiesta can’t be just as fun from home! 

 

  • Food

 

Not even the pandemic will stop Cinco De Mayo festivities from happening, at least not with food! While we can’t go out and enjoy tacos and margaritas with our friends, there is still an option to order take-out or even cook at home. Here is some of our top picks that are essential to set the stage for your party.

Green Creamy Guacamole

Fresh Corn & Avocado Salsa

Shrimp Ceviche

No-Fuss Chiles Rellenos Skillet

Cheesy Chicken Tostadas

Black Bean Tamales with Mole

Chicken Flautas

Don’t worry though, if that doesn’t sound appetizing, we have other ideas for food that may be more appealing! 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/what-to-really-eat-on-cinco-de-mayo-50767054/ 

 

  • Drink

 

Cinco de Mayo is a time to celebrate, and if your go-to liquor is tequila, you’re in luck. This year go with some of our favorite cocktails! Don’t forget the way the drinks look is almost as important as how they taste! Here are some easy to follow drink ideas that you can make right at home. 

-Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Margarita

-Grapefruit Tequila Slammer

-Palomaesque

-Mexican Mule

-Sour Green Apple Margarita

-Blackberry Sage Tequila Smash

-Mexican Mimosa

-Frozen Coronarita (Yes it’s a real drink) (A Margarita with a corona in it)

 

  • Decor

 

Paper Mache “Piñata” 

Paper mache is pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Plus, you probably already have most of the supplies! A paper mache piñata can be completed in five easy steps.

Step 1 – Mix one part water with one part flour to create paste.

Step 2 – Blow up balloon and cut newspaper into strips.

Step 3 – Dip newspaper strip into paste, squeezing off excess paste. Apply to balloon.

Step 4 – Repeat Step 3, layering newspaper on until the balloon is covered three to four layers deep. Leave an opening at the top for candy.

Step 5 – Let dry for at least 24 hours. Then POP the balloon and decorate!

Picado Streamers

-Looking for banners inspired by Meican folk art? Try using Picado Streamers! Nothing lights up a room like some colorful banners. 

San Antonio Flower Crown (DIY) 

-You don’t need to head down to San Antonio for its Fiesta celebration to enjoy a handmaid flower crown this year. Learn how to make your very own Flower Crown DIY style right at home here: https://designimprovised.com/2019/04/how-to-make-a-gorgeous-fiesta-flower-wreath.html 

DIY Mini Maracas

Decorating Maracas can be a fun craft to do together, or the night before to hand out as party favors.

“Piñata” Balloons

All you need is a little fringe for these festive balloons… just make sure you don’t swing at these with a bat

Photo Fringe 

DIY fringe photo wall (which, might we add, is about as festive as they come). 

 

  • Games

 

WORD FIND

Take a Mexican, Fiesta or Cinco de Mayo related word such as guacamole or festival. Challenge the children to find as many little words as they can.

Example: Guacamole

Words: came, come, me, am, game, gem, cue, male, meal, mole, mule, ace, camel, coal, lag, camel, go, goal, coal, etc.

Play ‘HIDE AND SEEK’ IN SPANISH!

Count in Spanish instead of English. (See below Spanish 1-10 numbers)  “Here I come!” can also be said in Spanish “Ya me voy!”

‘Hide and Seek’ played in Mexico is called ‘ESCONDIDA’ …

It’s best played with lots of places to hide. The person who is the counter (or seeker) stands next to a designated tree and close their eyes while counting to ______.  

The rest of the players run and hide.  When the seeker is done counting, they call out “Ready or Not, Here I come!” and begin searching for everyone else.  The goal for those hiding is to get back and touch the tree before being tagged.  Those who are tagged before touching the tree are also “It” and join the seeker.  The last one to reach the tree or be tagged is the seeker for the next game.

TEACH THE KIDS TO COUNT FROM ONE TO TEN IN SPANISH!

Spanish – English

uno — one

dos — two

tres — three

cuatro — four

cinco — five

seis — six

siete — seven

ocho — eight

nueve — nine

diez — ten

 

  • Music / Entertainment 

 

Mexican music

Create your own mariachi band! Whether you have instruments at home or not, you can get creative with household products to produce your own musical sound. 

Maracas

Following your own DIY maraca creation, try and shake them to the beat of your favorite festive music!

Piñata contest

Who doesn’t love winning especially when candy is the prize? Whether you make an at home piñata or purchase one online/instore, 

DIY Photo Booth

If you are looking for some fun entertainment for a party full of teenagers or adults, set up a photo booth and print out a set photo booth props.  

Tik Tok

With all the rage of the newest social media app “Tik Tok” Breezin’ Entertainment has joined in on the fun. No better way to be creative on Cinco de Mayo than recording yourself making DIY’s, drink’s, and dancing to your favorite music. 

Follow our Tik Tok accounts below to see more!

@Breezin_Entertainment

@BreezinWeddings

Regardless of how you celebrate Cinco de Mayo, the Breezin’ team wishes everyone a fun and safe celebration! 

 

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.com/

 

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5 Fun Virtual Events To Keep Your Team Connected

 

 

  • Baking class

 

      • It is the COIV-19 isn’t it? Were either all coming out of this quarantine fit or fluffy so why not just add a little bit of sweetness to our life. Hosting a baking class for your team is a perfect way to bond online but enjoy something afterwards to share with the people you’re stuck with.

 

  • Art class

 

      • Art therapy is a perfect way to relieve some stress built up in the house. Get creative or maybe create something that you can incorporate your company logo into it to keep the team spirit alive. Some ideas you can create are:
        • Decorate coffee mug, wine glass, or beer jug
        • Picture frame
        • Mood Boards- cut up a couple magazines and place motivation words and goals to hang up when your ready to get back into the office

 

      • Download the game: “PSYCH!”

 

      • Get to the app store and download the game “PSYCH!”. I am sure this one will crack your co-workers up. It asks goofy questions about each player and you come up with funny responses. This silly light-hearted game can turn into a roast session.

 

 

      • Happy Hour

 

      • Of course we are going to plan a happy hour after one of your work days. Kick back and relax after a long day of being trapped. During this happy hour drink something you normally wouldn’t. This also could turn into a mixology class if you want to take it the next level up with your team.

 

  • Make a pledge for self-care together

 

    • Times are tough right now. Maybe work is busy and maybe it is not but making sure you are happy is most important. Yale University’s most attended class is now free online. Everyone can pledge to take this class and use their time afterwards to have a discussion. The class focuses on the science of well-being and engages you in a series of challenges and productive habits. Trying to not fall into the quarantine trap might seem difficult but if you use these discussions to focus on things that you are grateful for. The overall goal of the class is to live a happier life which could be beneficial to your team’s overall moral of this quarantine. 
    • https://www.coursera.org/learn/the-science-of-well-being

 

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.com/

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Wedding Planning Tips Due to Coronavirus

The past year or so has been absolutely fun-filled and totally hectic as you worked on planning you and your fiance’s wedding. Never would have anyone expected for there to be a world pandemic during the day that you’ve been dreaming about for your entire life. While nothing anyone is going to do or say will make you feel happy with the situation we are all living in right now, here at Breezin’ Entertainment, we came up with some tips on why it is so important to have a planner during this time and some things your planner could possibly need to be changing due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

While no one ever expects anything bad to happen around the time of their wedding, clearly, issues pop up, whether it’s a family crisis, or like right now, a global pandemic. By hiring a wedding coordinator, they are there to help you with contacting your venue to find a new date in the future and are there to contact all of the vendors you chose to make sure that they are available on that date to make your wedding exactly as you envision it. If this all continues for a long time and a vendor you chose happens to unfortunately go out of business, or that vendor was already booked solid for that date due to pre-booked events, your planner is completely willing and available to help you find and recommend new vendors for your big day.

All of this craziness going on right now is a lot for anyone to handle with the events industry, so having a wedding coordinator to turn to that can help you navigate through all of this is so important to understand all of the possible options. If you are a bride that has been planning your wedding that is now getting postponed and you don’t have a coordinator, now is the time to think about investing in one to help you through all of these obstacles. Changing your entire wedding around because of this could become costly, so it might not be a bad idea to ask if potential coordinators would be offering a discount for the couples that have had to change their wedding due to CoronaVirus.

If you currently have a planner and change your wedding date to the following year on a date where your coordinator could book another bride full price, don’t be surprised if they charge you an additional fee. While it might seem frustrating for this possibility, this is a whole extra year that your planner will be helping you through changes. A super helpful way for your planners to be able to take on new business as well as keep assisting you throughout this process is to postpone your wedding to a Friday or a Sunday rather than a Saturday. While it might not be exactly what you wanted, you have a better opportunity at keeping your planner that has already helped you through so much.

As everything progresses with the coronavirus, it is important to stay informed since everything is changing day by day. For right now, keep planning your upcoming summer weddings as is, and speak to your planner to come up with a plan, just in case. As planner’s, we want to make sure that you have your special day go off without any issues once that day can come, so use your coordinator as a rock during this time to release some of that stress and to get clarification on how you should be going about all of this.

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.com/

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Breezin’ Chats Episode 21: Making the World a Little Sweeter ft. Toffee to Go

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, Cindy Dervech Owner of Breezin’ Entertainment and Productions is joined with her executive team Jessie Soplinski and Michael Dervish. Today we are going to be chatting with a local Tampa business that has helped make Tampa a little bit sweeter. How one person’s dream to be on a list has grown into a staple dessert known everywhere in the Tampa bay area!

Today’s guests just wants to remind everyone to “Always Be Sweet”! This family owned, and operated company has been around since 1998 and has won numerous awards since the start. Made with the finest ingredients, their buttery, sweet, chocolatey, crumbly toffee is a Tampa treasure, distributed coast-to-coast!

With a national reputation for award-winning sweets. Their handmade toffee has been honored as “Best Chocolates”, “Best Candies”, “Best Desserts”, and Most recently they were awarded the Peoples Choice Award for Best Desserts at the Dessert Wars Tampa in February of 2020.

Please help us give a warm Breezin chats welcome to Ivy Peterson director of sales and Jim and Lisa Schaulk VP and President of Toffee To Go!

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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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A Guide to the Perfect Backyard Wedding- Part 2

With all the fantastic perks of having a backyard wedding, there are definitely a lot of important factors to consider before deciding. Jessie Soplinski, COO of Breezin’ Weddings gave us some insight into the logistics of hosting a backyard wedding. “Before you decide to have a backyard wedding, make sure your important vendors come out and see the space,” said Jessie. “Don’t plan without having vendors give you their professional opinions and honest, real advice on if and how it can be done.”

Key things to consider:

  • Bathrooms

For every 100 guests attending your wedding, we recommend 4-5 portable toilets. There are plenty of options for portable bathrooms. You can treat your guests with an upscale portable toilet trailer, including mirrors, lights, and a more pleasant experience than a traditional porta potty!

  • Parking/Permit

Parking at a backyard wedding is tricky. You may need to rent out a parking garage and hire a shuttle service to bring guests from the garage to your home. 

  • Power needs

It’s important to consider the electrical components essential to your wedding. You are going to need to find out how power your vendors are going to need, how much power the house provides, and how much power you are going to need to bring in. We suggest renting quiet generators so it doesn’t disturb your guests and event.

  • Trash removal/Clean up 

During your celebration, a lot of trash is going to accumulate. Check with your caterer to see if they help with trash removal. If you are still in need of help, there are trash removal services you can hire to help with the clean up.

  • Chairs/tables

There are rental companies that you can rent all your tables and chairs from. They will almost always set up and break down for you and provide based on the floor plan you give them.

  • Getting your lawn ready

You want to make sure your lawn is prepared for your event. Click on this article to get some tips on how to get your grass ready for your backyard wedding.

  • Weather back up/Tents

You want to make sure you’re fully prepared for bad weather. We suggest renting enough tents to comfortably cover all of your guests and cover the sides, so no one gets wet if it rains. 

Here are some other things to consider: 

  • Maintenance and set up
  • Neighbors and noise level
  • See if vendors have generators
  • Separating cocktail area from reception 

We know how important your wedding day is to many people and here at Breezin’, we want to make sure our clients are prepared and aware of all that goes into having a backyard wedding. Think to yourself: What type of wedding do I want to have? What are my priorities for the big day? If they match the perks and benefits we listed above, then a backyard wedding just might be right for you!

 

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.com/

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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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