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Join us for this episode where we will be talking about upcoming events, SWFL Restaurant Appreciation month and more surpises...
What's Up SWFL is your resource for all things SWFL and encourages you to Keep it local by supporting your locally owned businesses.
Guest Host is Leslie Krenzelak - Krenz Technology
This Holiday season it is important that we all support locally owned small businesses. If you are in SWFL you will have the opportunity to do that at the Small Business Market held on Saturday Nov 28 (Small Business Saturday) at 6 Bends in Fort Myers.
There will be over 60 local businesses.....food....great entertainent....activites....and Rion Paige from the X Factor. Our guest today Karyn Brooks will be sharing with usall the details for this event.... SWFL is known for all their festivals and community events and this event is no exception. It is a greatway to spend your day...enjoy some great food and entertainmment and shop with local businesses!!!!! This event is brought to you by SWFL Vendor Events and Karyn's Events
For more info on this event visit Small Business Saturday
If you are on Facebook you can find more info on their event page at Small Business Saturday Market
On this episode guest host Leslie Krenzelak will be discussing with Mary Anne Cipressy of What's Up SWFL how they work with the community and small business owners to help small businesses in Southwest Florida grow by helping them with their online and social media presence.
On this episode our guests will be sharing some great information on events during October and November here in SWFL.
Joining us will be Earl Leamer - Sundowners Hanger Dance - a great evening of fun, food and entertainment
Marcie Garcia - Pregnancy Resource Center of SWFL - Walk for Life and Diaper Derby
Dolores Gozzi - Discover The Beauty in Yourself & Life
Tonya Schrott - ITT Tech Career Day
For more information on these events please clink on the links provided.
Supporting local events is important to all community members as these organizations provide valuable services. It is a great way to discover new businesses and their owners and build relationships with them. When we support local we all gorw and prosper.
On This episode we will be talking about some events that will be happening in the SWFL area in November.
Black Friday Shopping Extravaganza - Where you can shop local and not have to deal with the traditional craziness of Black Friday. There will be many fun activites, Black Friday Deals and so much more. So kick off your holiday shopping with What's Up SWFL Black Friday Shopping Extravaganza!!!!
Natural Life Festival - Lynda and Charlene will be our guests to fill us in on their event November 8 in Cape Coral Florida. Rotary Park from 10am-4pm. Will feature guest speakers on the topics of Whole Body Wellness, Backyard Gardening, Green Cleaning, and Fresh Eating. Tents and tables will feature information, samples, and presentations. The Natural Life Festival will be a free event open to the public which aims to promote community togetherness and natural living.
Networking Bash - If you are looking to grow your business and want to network in a relaxed atmosphere where you can establish new connections, then you will want to be apart of this event. $10.00 includes pasta buffet, ice tea, soda. (Tip not included)
Guest speaker - Heather Messmer will be doing a floral arrangement demonstration. Heather is the owner Ruth Messmer Florist in the Atrium, College and Winkler.
Looking for more things to do in SWFL Join our Facebook Group SWFL Happenings.
They say the heart of the home is the kitchen. It is the place where family and friends gather. So when remodeling or redesigning your kitchen there are many options that will make your life easier while cooking your family meals, entertaining family/friends or for your holiday gatherings. From types of drawers and cabinet options to trendy styles and styles to evoke warmth there are many choices to capture the feel and function you are seeking.
Our guest today is Margaret Windhausen with Ambassador Kitchen and Bath in Fort Myers Fl. She has over 20 years experience in kitchen design and will bechating with us about the latest options that you can add to make your life easier.
For more information visit Ambassador Kitchen
A rare native Floridian, M Lee Mendelson recently retired from a career as a full-time firefighter and part-time law enforcement officer. His twenty-six years of experience on the streets have given him a vast array of experiences; some good, some bad. His recent retirement allows him much more freedom to dedicate to his newfound obsession with the written word. His first book, "Letter From Hell," is a complex horror novel with a little something for everyone. Also, he is the midst of writing his second book, a post-apocalyptic thriller that promises to be unlike anything before it.
We will be chatting with M Lee Mendelson about what inspired him to write this book, why he wrote and how did he becomea writer and more......
His book can be found on Amazon at Letter From Hell
As a contestant on the third season of The X-Factor, teen songstress Rion Paige bounced (quite literally) into millions homes—ultimately blowing away the judges with her cover of Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away.” Judge Simon Cowell effused, “Rion, I think you are literally extraordinary!” He went on to compare Paige to Underwood and predicted the same stardom for Paige. Her journey on The X-Factor ended with a Top Five finish, and Nashville music executives began calling.
So what has live been like for Rion since she captured the hearts of America? We will be chatting with Rion today as she shares what it was like to be on the X Factor, how life has changed for her and her family. She will also be chatting with us about her latest CD and where you can see her perform live.
Navigating the world of credit card processing can be confusing and frustrating. Ever get your statement and find all sorts of fees you were not told about? Do know about all the recent changes and how in effects and impacts you and your businesses? Have you switched to EMV but still have questions???
Our guest today is Joan Cunningham with Heartland Payment Sysytems. Joan has10 plus years experience in credit card processing and has a unique way of explaining how this works so that you fully understand the complexities. Joan will be discussing with us EMV and your liability as well as what to know and look out for when it comes to junk fees.
Joan can review your current credit card processing statement....contact her to see if she can help you lower your fees and it does not matter where in the U.S. you live either!
For more info on Joan visit http://whatsupswfl.com/listing/joan-cunningham-heartland-payment-systems/
Once again we will be chatting with local event organizers who will be telling us about what is happening in SWFL in May.
Our guests for this episode are:
Brandi Lawrey - Green Carpet Hope Event - Come help support 9-year-old Makenzie Lawrey’s Million Dollar Mission to find a CURE! you will hear not only about this event, but why this is event is so important. It is a very heart warming story.
Karyn Brooks - Quarter Auctions, Fort Myers Cash Mob and other great events. Karyn is an event coordinator in SWFL and has many events she will be chatting with us about. These event support local businesses in SWFL and is a great way to get involved in the Keep It Local movement.
What's Up SWFL - Mary Anne and David will be chatting 2 events they will be having in May...Networking Bash and Take Your Business To The Next Level Seminar These events are for local business owners and professionals and are a great way to meet other local professionals and learn and grow your business.
SWFL Happenings is a locally produced show that hightlights events and topics of interest to those in the SWFL area and beyond. This show highlights the flavor of SWFL, our community and its members.
This month we have some great events and more we will be talking about that all encompass the theme of education.
Tina Pegler with Learning for Life will be talking about the 10th Annual Recognition Dinner.
Judy Wood wirh Footsteps To The Future will be taking about their Jazz It Up fundraiser
Larry Agular - candidate, State Representative District 79 will be talking about the impact Charter schools have on our community members.
Even if you are not in the SWFL area but perhaps visit here or want to we encourage you to listen to this show and share it with those who love SWFL as we do!
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