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Join co-hosts Mark McNease and Rick Rose as we welcome ally, friend and guest Vivian Piazza. Vivian is a landscape designer and owner of Earth Angel Garden Design in Nassau County, NY. After spending over 20 years in the music business, Vivian left the corporate world and, following her passion for plants and design, re-invented herself. At the height of her music business career, Vivian was VP of Media Relations for Epic Records, part of Sony Music. Spanning 24 y
Our special guest this week is Dave Maciulis, creative genius, principle designer and CEO of Natural Landscapes and the publisher of Natural Landscape Magazine.
On tonights show Dave is going use his unique ADHD powers, metrosexual style and twenty years of landscape industry wisdom and experience to enlighten all of us about the hottest trends in the green industry.
As you will hear, Dave is never satisfied with the status quo and endeavors to take everything he touches and make it better. From simple to extravagant, he loves any challenge. and is never afraid to push the envelope to create unique outdoor-living environments for his clients.
As both a landscape designer and magazine publisher Dave not only has the unique opportunity to learn about cutting edge landscape trends before you and I but also gets to try out the newest products and services before they hit the street.
Dave’s won numerous awards for both himself and local landscape contractors and has appeared as an expert on TV shows such as “Backyard Pleasures” and “Til Debt do us Part".
Tonights Special Bonus: One listener will recieve a free subscription to Natural Landscape Magazine.
A truly uniquely “spiritual” spokes person, Aros Crystos is an elder statesmen for human responsibility and relationship to nature and the cosmos, for decades he has championed the causes of the dolphins, the ocean, and honoring the indigenous way of sacred relationship with Mother Earth and the universe. A native of Sweden, at 65, Aros Crystos was recently nominated as one of the Sexiest Men in Hollywood Over 60. His voice has provided decades of dolphin advocacy, wisdom teachings, vocal performances, writings, novels, CDs, and a uniquely stunning line of couture. An award-winning vocalist, Aros was named “Most Transformational Artist” at the 2007 Los Angeles Music Awards. His fashion line, Galactic Orgasm Designs, garnered him an “Eco-Conscious Designer Award” at the 2012 Hollywood’s Top Designer Awards.
Talented 15 year old fashion designer, Jazmin Brown and her designs have been lighting up the runways in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, California and more! Jazmin has appeared on The Tyra Banks Show at the tender age of 10 years old and has featured designs on a national TV Commercial. Most recently, she is featured on the cover of 201 Mag and will be hosting a fashion show at The Venetian in Garfield NJ on June 4th from 6-10 PM. Tickets on sale now!! (See pic for details)
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Hannah is the author of "Ebony Beloved" which is onsale at Amazon.com now for $12.59 and on Kindle for $0.99
Our special guest this week is Jerry McKay. Jerry is the owner and President of McKay Landscape Lighting and is the primary lighting designer for the company.
On today's show McKay will discuss the evolution of landscape lighting over the years. including the various lighting uses, styles and applications.
He will walk us through the general growth of the company from one installer to 12 employees and how to :
Create a market in your area Develop strategic partnerships Design a maintenance program Sell lighting installation service Set yourself apart from competitors We may even talk about lighting design too : )
Our special guest this week is Jay Murray, President of LS Training Systems. As a former landscape design/build contractor Jay understands the importance of training, not just for his employees safety and welfare but for his bottom line. Let's be honest, most contractors never seriously think about training issues until, unfortunately, something happens. Instead of thinking of this as safety training and a drain on your time and resources, think of it as equipment efficie
Our special guest this week is Valerie Hufnagel, President and CEO of Hufnagel Landscape Design and Construction Group. Valerie has transformed a small, family owned landscaping company tha grossed $75,000 to a million dollar design/build business. She now manages and oversees a staff of 25 employees and subcontractors. She attributes much of her business success to several factors including; managing inventory, streamlining purchasing, computerizing accounting and scheduling and always focusing
Philip Bewley Philip Bewley is an art consultant and interior designer, guest lecturer on subjects related to period antiques and the decorative arts. Areas of special expertise include continental period antiques with special study of the Russian Jacob, Gustaviansk, early furniture, Spanish and Portuguese furniture, classical antiquities, the decorative arts of Asia, European fine and applied arts, 20th century design and the history of fine art photography. Formally the gallery Director of Therien & Company, San Francisco, Philip has traveled extensively on buying trips for the selection of antiques and fine art targeted to the following markets: Milan, Rome, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Paris, Barcelona, Nice, Hong Kong, Lisbon, with international auction houses, dealers and antique fairs. Philip Bewley has organized cultural events for clients, such as viewings of exhibitions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Philip Bewley lives in San Francisco, and is currently working on a book incorporating his own original photography, featuring the landscapes of the Marin Headlands.
4/19/13 - Dr. Hildy® and Rosalind Peterson: Oh, My! It's A Designer Or Drone Mosquito or Bee! In the summertime in Florida, there are three certainties: it will be humid, there will be a hurricane somewhere in the state, and there will be mosquitoes. Everywhere, mosquitos. While most prove harmless and leave you scratching your skin for a day or two, there are other dangers to mosquitoes as they can carry diseases such as West Nile and encephalitis. But as seemingly innocuous as most mosquitoes are, Florida is in danger of being consumed by something more sinister. DESIGNER MOSQUITOES, ROBOT MOSQITOES and ROBOBEES, DRONE MOSQUITOES and DRONE BEES - NOXIOUS, TOXIC SPRAYING --
In this episode of Give StartUps A Chance Tanya Krackovic and Shirley Williams have a general discussion about the global startup and entrepreneural landscape. They will use the assessment conducted by Startup Genome as a point of reference for the discussion.
They will discuss how 20 of the major cities rate and support startups succeed in their location.
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