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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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Vicky Anglo Takes on the Fashion Industry: One Dress at a Time

The fashion industry is a fast-paced mogul where trends are constantly coming in and going out. It is a place where it can be challenging to plan for the future as an entrepreneur who is trying to grow their business. But, for Vicky Anglo, running a successful business has always been her goal, and she has been able to use her talents and passion to stitch together a highly successful business. Turning Anglo Couture from a posh boutique to a large industrial showroom shows Tampa Bay she’s here to stay.

Vicky’s passion for a career in the fashion industry started when she was thirteen and went to her first bridal show. She loved how the gowns “floated on the runway” and wanted to be able to make her ideas come to life. Vicky grew up in Athens, Greece watching her father sculpt. And by watching her father create art out of the things in his workshop inspired her. She now uses Geek mythology and architecture to influence her style and names every garment and design after a Greek goddess.

Vicky attended Newbury College in Boston where she got a degree in Fashion Design. Upon graduating, she opened her boutique in 2011, which focuses on making every wedding dress different. She recognizes that not everyone has the same style or body shape, therefore works to make the perfect dress that is personally crafted to suit the bride in every way. Vicky wants to make whoever wears her clothes feel confident, sexy and, powerful; therefore her style is a little more risqué. Her work has since been showcased in New York City’s Bridal Fashion Week and in boutiques all over the country.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2DG8y9U

For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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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: https://breezin.com/magazine/  

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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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Your Own You

Whitney Holtzman is the CEO of her own company, Social Victories, which helps build the brand of athletes and people involved in the sports industry. Her journey to success was achieved through her self-awareness and a boss who helped pave her professional career to what it is today.

Playing sports was Whitney’s outlet from school, and she always knew she wanted to have a sports-related career. Coming from a family of all lawyers, she felt like she needed to be different. She valued the importance of doing something she was passionate about and “going all in on what you care about most and sacrificing other opportunities.” Her mind was fed with important life lessons while she was an employee at VaynerMedia being mentored by the king of entrepreneurship, Gary Vaynerchuck.

“Gary was the first boss I ever had who gave my skillset and interpersonal capabilities a name and value.” Whitney learned many valuable lessons from Gary. She also found like-minded people working at VaynerMedia who believed in her, which helped build the foundation of her career. Some major advice she received was to be efficient, don’t waste time, go all in on your strengths, and much more. This has guided her to run her own company and focus on what she has always been passionate about since the beginning: sports.

She is building brands and relationships between companies and consumers using the latest marketing and social media tactics, and couldn’t be happier with where she is at today.

To read the full article, please visit: https://bit.ly/2tppo7u

For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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Re-Building One Step at a Time

Living with a neurological injury is a challenge in itself, but that doesn’t stop Romulo “Romy” Camargo from living his life to the fullest. Stay in Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center is an organization founded by husband and wife Romy and Gabriela Camargo that begun in June of 2015. This recovery center provides critical physical therapy services to victims of neurological injuries. Despite its importance, unfortunately healthcare providers do not provide these recovery centers. But the hardworking couple made it their goal to make this happen for the Tampa Bay area.

In 2008, Romy was injured in combat during his service in the Afghanistan tour, which caused him to be paralyzed from the neck down. Romy’s life changed completely, but the couple faced the long-term challenge to recover together. From this tragic experience, they felt the need to advocate for those who suffer from neurological injuries like Romy.

Stay in Step is a unique program that Romy and Gabriela built together from the ground up. The process was difficult due to the descending rates of Medicare and Medicaid, but the organization was still able to receive investments from healthcare.

Stay in Step has the patience for those in recovery, unlike other healthcare providers. Each client is treated with the utmost respect and is never forgotten or left behind during their recovery. They can get as far as they possibly can in the process. Unfortunately, other healthcare providers do not have the same service. Because the couple has been living the same reality as their clients, they fully understand the challenges their clients face every day.

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

For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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Breezin’s 40 Under 40 Awards: Tampa Bay’s Most Inspiring and Entrepreneurial

Breezin’ Magazine was proud to announce its second issue that launched on Oct. 24, 2018. The entrepreneurial issue featured a ‘Behind the Hustle’ look and view on event entertainment, entrepreneurship, and Tampa Bay business professionals. The magazine’s most anticipated article highlights a ’40 Under 40’ 2018 list, which recognized young entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators, that have been proactive in the Tampa Bay Area.

Today, we are featuring the main article that made this magazine come to life, “Breezin’s 40 Under 40 Awards: Tampa Bay’s Most Inspiring and Entrepreneurial.”

Tampa’s community leaders today noted the need to develop and nurture a deeper bench of passionate Tampans. The great Tampa Bay—a region with deep multicultural roots—has emerged as a Southern force in modern trade, commerce, and finance. But who will lead its next leg of compassion and growth?

Young professionals are key to the continued vibrant growth in Tampa Bay and therefore are a vital asset to our region. It is important to recognize and acknowledge those young leaders who have made their mark in the business world and bettered our community’s future.

Breezin’s 40 Under 40 Awards is Breezin’ Magazine’s answer to the call for nurturing one of our vital assets. Focused on leadership, impact, and community involvement, this year’s 40 Under 40 will include a charity “donation” on 24 October 2018 at the Godfrey Hotel with sponsored Tito’s open bar with every donation, and a chance to win some time with some of the Bay area’s top professionals. Event funds donated will go toward Stay in Step’s Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center.

INTERESTING. FASCINATING. MOTIVATED & PRODUCTIVE.

To read the full article, please visit https://bit.ly/2DL7m4x

To see the full list of the finalists who made it, please visit https://breezin.com/40-under-40

For more information, please visit https://breezin.com/magazine/

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 https://breezin.com/magazine/

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