Insights


Posted on / by admin / in Podcast

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.

—-

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.”

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on / by ibossblog / in Insights

6 Wedding Themes That are Trending Now

Coming up with a theme for your wedding might be a challenge, but it can make a huge difference for your ceremony. A themed wedding looks much more professional, put-together, unique and special for you and your partner. Once you choose a theme, everything else easily falls into place, which makes it easier to plan and figure out what you want. If you need some inspiration, here are ten wedding themes that are trending now.

Tropical

This theme is great if you plan to have a Florida destination wedding. Decorations like beautiful and colorful bouquets of tropical plants and tons of palm can make your guests feel like they’re in paradise. You don’t need to have a full-blown luau, so don’t worry about having the tiki torches and flower leis. Leave those for a pool party. All you need are a few tropical touches here and there for a sophisticated wedding in paradise.

An Enchanted Garden

This trend has recently been popping up at several weddings. An overflow of greenery with potted plants and trees, flower walls, and hanging floral plants all contribute to creating a beautiful enchanted garden in wonderland. This wedding can be outdoors in a botanical garden or in a ballroom. It’s all about how you decorate. You can bring the greenery on the tables, chairs, and even on your wedding dress.

Desert

Desert themed weddings have been taking over due to the popularity of the famed music and arts festival, Coachella. Decoration inspired by desert landscapes can make a beautiful ceremony, and you don’t need to live in a super dry and hot place to pull this off. Pampas grass is a beautiful plant that can be added throughout the venue’s space and can even be formed into a chandelier. This gives a natural and airy vibe to the ceremony. You can also serve cactus fruit cocktails.

Ancient Greece

A wedding centered around Ancient Greece is definitely going to be one of the most romantic. The white, gold, green, blue and yellow decorations are going to give off grace and elegance. You could even have ushers or waiters in Spartan costumes or togas.

Boho Chic

If you are not a big fan of fantasy and want something a little more laid-back, the boho chic theme might be the right one for you. Your ceremony is going to be more free-spirited, carefree, and a little hippy. You could have your wedding in a barn to promote family values and wholesome times. You could also have a more rustic look to your wedding with natural colors and vintage decorations.

Pastel

If you don’t really want a specific theme, then stick with a color palette. Pastels are perfect for summer weddings and look very classy. You can mix outdoor decorations and plants with pastel blues, greens, or pinks. This the perfect option to go with if you want something more minimalistic, yet still beautiful.

If you need help planning your next event, whether it’s a destination wedding or corporate event, contact the leading Tampa entertainment agency, Breezin’ 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.com/

[Source]

Posted on / by ibossblog / in Insights

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/

Posted on / by ibossblog / in Insights

Important Tips to Know When Having Live Music at Your Event

No matter what kind of event you’re having, live music is a great addition to have. Band members are usually great at engaging the audience and can play their own twists to popular songs, which makes the music more interesting. However, there are certain things to take note of before you have live music at your event. Yes, things can go wrong and musicians can have technical issues, which usually end up turning into an awkward situation. To avoid this from happening, here are some important tips to know when you are planning to have live music at your event.

Pay attention to the guest list and venue size.

You have to plan everything out accordingly for a smooth event, and that includes examining the venue you plan to use. Trying to fit in a six-member band into a small space should probably be avoided. Having a single guitarist playing in a massive venue that can seat over five hundred people is also not a good idea unless he or she is performing on an elevated, well-lit stage.

It’s important to be aware of the performance area and how many people are attending. The stage should not be sloped and should be away from the food and beverage area where there is guest traffic. Someone might trip on a cord, especially if the stage area is darker. Performers should be seen clearly and have plenty of space to do their thing.

The musicians should be seeing the action.

Don’t forget about your performers. It’s important for them to see what’s happening, so they know their cues. Live musicians should not be placed in a certain spot just because they look good there. When the live band can see the crowd, they can read them easily and keep the action alive and well.

They should also be able to see their instruments.

This is an obvious one, but maybe you might have forgotten about it. It’s important for you to consider the lighting in the venue, specifically the performance area. Musicians should be able to see their instruments and of course, the audience needs to see them performing. If the venue’s lighting is not very promising, you can always have additional lighting props to depend on.

Find out what is not allowed.

This is probably the most important thing to consider. Some venues, like a house of worship, may not allow certain types of music. If the venue is near a residential area, there might be restrictions regarding the sound level. If so, you might end up being restricted to having acoustic performances only.

Make sure musicians can load in easily.

You may end up being charged extra for set-up time if the band members have to park a couple of blocks down on a busy road. You might want to plan out parking for your performers to avoid any additional charges.

If you need any more assistance with having live music at your event or just booking event entertainment in general, contact Breezin’ Entertainment. They are a Tampa entertainment agency that knows all about bringing the fun to any event. Whether you need a wedding DJ or live band, Breezin’ has got you covered.

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/

[Source]

Posted on / by admin / in Podcast

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.

—-

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.”

 

 

Posted on / by ibossblog / in Insights

45 Activities to Spice Up Your Corporate Event

If the office environment at your company is feeling a little stale, or if you feel like the staff is lacking in their performance, it might be time to host a corporate event with some entertaining activities. Whether they are team-building activities or just pure fun, they are going to completely change the work environment.

This is more essential and impactful than you think. Having interesting activities at your corporate event is a great way to enhance or improve your company’s health. You can educate, entertain, and strengthen the relationships between coworkers, which can boost the environment and workforce. Organizing collaborative and interactive activities is the perfect way to help encourage communication and bonding among staff members. This is great to do if your business has recently reached a milestone or is about to take on a large project.

The stress levels in an office can build up over time. When this happens, the tension between the staff can arise, which results in an unhealthy team and inefficient work environment. It’s time to resolve the negativity and boost productivity at your company. Here is a list of 45 fun activities to spice up your corporate event.

1. Office field day

2. Scavenger hunt

3. Company trivia

4. Karaoke night

5. Arts and crafts

6. Cook-off

7. Relaxing kick-back

8. Board game challenge

9. Reflection exercises

10. Group photo challenge

11. Improv class / workshop

12. Sports day

13. Beach trip

14. Painting class

15. Go-kart racing

16. Mini-golf tournament

17. Escape room games

18. Laser tag

19. Volunteer

20. Mystery dinner shows

21. Cooking class

22. Holiday-themed party or social event

23. Kickball tournament

24. Nerf challenge

25. Cultural celebration

26. Recognition ceremony

27. Informative seminar

28. Ice cream party

29. Hiking

30. Make a music video

31. Movie night

32. Company dinner

33. Indoor sky diving

34. 2 truths and a lie

35. Bowling

36. Pool party

37. Monopoly

38. Go to an arcade

39. Paintballing

40. Dodgeball tournament

41. Fun Runs

42. Camping trip

43. Charity event

44. Road trip

45. Brainstorming sessions

Still in need of more spectacular ideas? If you are looking for other ways to enhance corporate entertainment at your company’s event, be sure to contact Breezin’ Entertainment to create lasting and worthwhile memories for you and your staff. Breezin’ is a Tampa entertainment agency that knows how to bring the fun to any event or corporate event.

With over twenty-seven years of experience in the events and entertainment industry, Breezin’ Entertainment offers a wide variety of services and can help make an incredible difference at your corporate party. If you want to host an unforgettable event, leave it to Breezin’.

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/

[Source]

Posted on / by ibossblog / in Insights, Uncategorized

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/

Posted on / by ibossblog / in Insights

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.

[Source]

Posted on / by ibossblog / in Insights, Uncategorized

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/

Posted on / by admin / in Podcast

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.
—–
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.”

 

CONTACT BREEZIN'