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That Business Show 2.0 is a daily online videocast and podcast that speaks with entrepreneurs and business professionals about business building tips and aims to give the listeners tools, tips and resources to grow their own business. Find it online each morning at www.thatbusinessnetwork.com from 9am to 10am M-F EST.

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08-30-2016

Announcing the 2016 Tampa Bay Business Owners Business Symposium Presented by the Walk Law Firm. Being held October 28th at the Hilton Hotel on Lake Carillon in St. Petersburg, this event will be a fun filled day of education and a chance to network with other fellow business owners. Tickets are on sale now at www.tbbo.org/symposium and we have vendor booths now available. For information on how to purchase a vendor booth, email Jamie or larain@tbbo.org but act quickly because they never last long. There is a promotion currently in place for past guests on #ThatBusinessShow too for tickets. For a limited time only (until Friday September 2nd), past guests can purchase Business Symposium tickets for a reduced price. Past guests were sent an email this morning. If you did not receive and would like to take advantage of the promotion, email Jamie@tampabayradio.com for the promo code.

Opening up the program today was the duo of Gerald and Karen Ayers, Owners of the Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More of Valrico franchise. They have been married for 33 years and began their careers and relationship working at Mtn. Bell Telephone Company, a segment of the Bell System. That led to more than 30 years in the telecommunications field. Gerald left Verizon in December of 2009 and Karen followed two years later. Not wanting to retire we began looking for options in the franchise world and wanting to simply have some FUN. That is when we got introduced to Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More. At the time they purchased the franchise in 2011 they were just the 28th store in the nation, and now there are more than 76 other locations and growing rapidly from coast to coast and border to border. They surprised Jamie with his first That Business Show t-shirt as well which he wore throughout the program today. Located at 3478 Lithia Pinecrest Rd in Valrico, this store front is open Monday through Friday from 10 to 7 and Saturday fro 10 to 5 and can handle many designs and decorating techniques including DTG, CAD cut Vinyl, Dye Sublimation, Screen Print, Embroidery & Spangle. Find them online at www.bigfrog.com/valrico and be sure to visit them for your next event!

Our 7:30 guest was Beth Ross, Founder of Blanket Tampa Bay, a 501c3 non-profit that she launched 3 years ago to serve the homeless in Tampa Bay. She started by passing out blankets at Trinity Café and we delve into this story to start the discussion. Along with blankets, Blanket Tampa Bay provides hygiene products and basic necessities to help make life a little easier for those left homeless in our community as well. On Monday nights Beth and her husband Ray Ross and Carla Lawson meet with members of the SALT Outreach at St. Peter Claver Church from 7-8pm to help feed those in need of a good meal and pass out blankets and supplies. The biggest challenge Beth sees is the lack of housing in the community for the homeless and shares with us some stats outlining the situation of the homeless in Tampa Bay. Blanket Tampa Bay is trying to raise funds on their Go Fund Me Page to create an Urban Rest Stop in Tampa where the homeless can go wash their clothes and take a shower. The link for the Go Fund Me Page is: https://www.gofundme.com/homelesurbanrestop and Beth also invites you to like her Facebook page found at www.facebook.com/blanketforhomeless Please help her cause. She funds the majority of the organization from her own pocket and to date has only had $1800 in contributions to her organization!

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