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We have a couple of returning guests this morning, Shauna McKelvey and Darrell Lippman.
Shaunna McKelvey was born and raised in Manhattan Beach and has spent 20 years in the food,
beverage and hospitality industry. Shaunna relocated to Southern Florida after high school where she
had the opportunity to manage several nightclubs and lounges in one of the country's most exciting
nightlife locations: South Beach, Florida. She returned to Los Angeles to attend UCLA where she earned
her Bachelor's Degree in English Literature. Shaunna has worked her way to General Manager, a position she has held for
three years. She is inspired by her work, her team and the incredible opportunities Shade Hotel has
offered her. In her spare time, you can find her engaged in one of her many favorite activities: running,
yoga, pilates and wine drinking!
Darrell Lippman is a journalist with more than 20 years of experience in trade magazine publishing and
This morning we’ll be discussing the quarterly Chamber publication, the annual hospitality issue, the
state of the local hospitality industry and recent trends.
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Dianne Linderman talks about the hospitality that you’ll find in Texas, unlike anywhere else in the United States. Texans are self-reliant and resilient, and Texas is a great state to do business in. In contrast, which states are the worst at welcoming travelers?
Dianne also discusses the problems with government education.
Learn more about Dianne on her website at http://www.everythingthatmattersradio.com/
NetIP Spotlight: Live Your Potential
Monthly show featuring experts on trending topics
Every 3rd Monday at 8:30 pm EST
The Intersection of Indian Culture and Hospitality Industry
with Apoorva Gandhi, VP, Multicultural Affairs, Marriott Internationa
During this show, the audience will learn about: the following topics:
Aspects of the Indian culture that are gaining popularity in the hospitality industry
Ways in which Indian Americans can utilize Marriott facilities for professional, social, cultural, and personal reasons
Types of experiences vital to succeeding as a Marriott branded hotel owner
Host: Jasbina Ahluwalia
On Renewable Now this week! Join Peter Arpin and co host Jack Gregg as they will be exploring sustainability in the tourism and hospitality industries . Tedd Saunders is the chief sustainability officer at Saunders Hotel group.He will be joining in on this discussion . Tedd Saunders also is president of ecological solutions and Co owner of the Lennox hotel,comfort inn and suites . This show will make you look at your travel and hotel accommodations in a different way . Be sure to visit ecological-solutions.net to learn more about Tedd's work and what ecological solutions might do for you .
Remember to be sure to listen to Renewable Now Radio in it's new time slot 1pm to 2pm Wednesdays both on 1320warlradio.com and blogtalkradio.com on the renewable Now channel . Renewable Now is all about the business side of Green!
For over two decades, the Liberty Entertainment Group, led by Nick Di Donato has been redefining Toronto’s nightlife experience. As creators of numerous landmark establishments the Liberty Entertainment Group has become recognized as one of the most successful and innovative companies in this industry, appreciating a continuous growth and garnering constant media attention. At the heart of this evolving urban development is President and C.E.O., Nick Di Donato.
Di Donato earned his Bachelor of Science and a Professional Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. With twenty five years of design and construction experience, as well as simultaneously working in the food service industry, Di Donato leads one of Canada’s top nightlife and entertainment companies.
The Liberty Entertainment Group, has gained success and acknowledgment for developing an impressive roster of unique venues. These venues include Casa Loma, the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Toronto’s premier special event facilities; Toronto most prolific restaurants including Rosewater, Spice Route, Ciao Wine Bar and Cibo Wine Bar; and three international properties the Coral Gables Country Club and Cibo Wine Bar with locations in Coral Gables and Miami Beach, Florida.
With a passion for creation, a love of architecture, a barometer for trends, and an eye for design, all married with construction knowledge and engineering expertise, breathing life into any structure has simply become a never-ending adventure for Nick Di Donato. To that end, Nick Di Donato is a member of Heritage Toronto, a charitable organization and agency of the City that works with the citizens of Toronto to advocate for, preserve, and promote a greater appreciation for the city’s rich heritage.
Myles Miller is the founder of Milo Services Enterprises, LLC and the creator of LeadUP.biz. As CEO and Founder, Myles has introduced, to the business world, a progressive and dynamic way of training and pursuing career development. Myles has led corporations, non-profit organizations and thousands of individuals to new heights, allowing them to unlock their hidden potential. Myles brings 30 years of experience in project management and training across varied industries including retail, defense, state and federal government and hospitality and has worked with all sized projects, from small and local to international, costing over $100M up to $500B involving teams from 100 to over 10,000.
Currently living in Harrisburg, PA with his wife and nearby to his daughter, Myles has kept his roots in Central Pennsylvania. But his specialty is stepping outside of the box and going everywhere to assess the needs of teams, people and companies and helping them to become SUCCESS-filled in accomplishing their goals.
Myles has achieved several accomplishments of his own recently and has co-authored with Brian Tracy, an inspirational book called, "Against the Grain.", which released in early September of this year. He is currently awaiting the release of his next book in December, which he is co-authoring with Steve Forbes, called "Successonomics.
Host Emma Boa-Durgammah is blessed to welcome Guest Kathy Underhill, a Christ Follower and Kingdom Worker for Christ. In this episode we will continue to explore how God’s Workplace can become our workplace. Kathy will also present practical tools to consider and apply as led by the Holy Spirit. A continued thank you to Rooted Deep for allowing us to continue to use Give Him Praise as our opening song! Visit them at www.rootedeepmusic.com.
Kathy Underhill lives outside Washington, DC, with her husband Mike. Kathy & Mike have been married for 32 years and are parents to Rachel (24) & Nate (20). In addition to being married for 32 years, Kathy has also been a DC lawyer for almost 32 years—she says that one of those stints has been much harder than the other (& she will leave it to you women in the audience to guess which one!). Kathy also has been involved in Christian ministry for the past 30 years. Kathy has spoken at evangelism and discipleship events both overseas (including after the fall of the former Soviet Union) and locally (including retreats, women’s group events, coffee houses, among others). Kathy also has been involved in international hospitality ministries and enjoys encouraging and helping equip Christians to engage in outreach (including cross-cultural outreach) as a way of life, not just within the context of outreach overseas.
Host, Emma Boa-Durgammah would love to hear from you through email after the show firstname.lastname@example.org. More on Emma can be found at www.kingdomworkforChrist.com or www.facebook.com/kingdomworkerforChrist.
Brian Thornton is principal and owner of Brian G Thornton Designs. BGTD is a design and consulting studio for hospitality, commercial, retail and residential design. His designs for Pinnacle Entertainment, Marriott, Hilton and Goldman Sachs properties are noteworthy. Thornton’s Studio is currently working for DiamondRock Hospitality on several of their holdings, as well. Thornton has also led design for: MGM’s Design Group, RTKL, H. Chambers, and Gensler, where his designs led to multiple AIA and IIDA awards.
Thornton is an industrial designer with patented plumbing fixtures he created with Pfister® faucets, seating, softgoods, custom lighting casegoods for Marriott in Honolulu, Aruba and Sonoma, CA. Roles such as architect, interior architect and designer have led to discoveries and experience in lighting challenges and solutions. He has created over fifty custom lighting designs primarily for every project he’s touched in his 35 year career.
He has designed and or renovated some of the iconic retail and public spaces around the country including the rewrite of the criteria for Pelli’s Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport while at Gensler DC. And the 107 Lounge, atop of the Stratosphere Tower, Las Vegas.
He is a prolific reader and writer, and this year joined the editorial staff of BLVDs Magazine with their 2015 launch of their Home |Design spinoff. He is a graduate and former visiting professor in Architecture from Hampton University in Virginia. He has lectured at his alma mater, UMCP, Carnegie Mellon and Howard Universities and the Art Institute in Las Vegas. Thornton has been a guest on HGTV’s “Bang for Your Buck” one of their popular series. He resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
We are thrilled to at last clink and chat with Krayl Funch! An accomplished home and event stylist, Krayl's passion for living well is evident in everything she touches & easily blends New England sophistication with Southern hospitality.
Frequently drawing inspiration from nature and her travels, Krayl values well designed environments that allow us to connect with ourselves, others and our surroundings; some of her favorite projects include seasonally inspired entranceway design, creating a tablescape to linger over and detail oriented interior design.
Along with continuing work w/ private clients, Krayl's current projects include publishing her first full color book, An Appealing Plan: A Year of Everyday Celebrations. Filled with appealing images, seasonal inspiration and tempting recipes designed to encourage others to celebrate everyday and each season to its fullest, the book is a lifelong dream coming to reality.
Since moving to Tampa Bay, Florida in 2009, Krayl has enjoyed a successful career in event planning and home design. She has worked as a fine gardener, an personal and corporate event stylist, a private seasonal designer and Bridal Director for Waterford Wedgwood, USA. Her seasonal living and entertaining pieces have appeared in Tampa Bay METRO Magazine, ABC News, eHow, Tableware Today, HFN, BUCKS Life Magazine, The St Petersburg Times, and her own YouTube Channel. She lives in Tampa with her husband and many sets of dishes.
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