The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving, A Practical Memoir by Judith Henry

For people who find themselves assisting their aging parents and/or family members, this is a must read. I highly recommend The Dutiful Daughter’s Guide to Caregiving, A Practical Memoir by Judith Henry. It can be purchased on Amazon.com or at www.JudithDHenry.com. My friend Deb and I were discussing our experiences supporting our older family members, and she mentioned that her friend wrote a book about caregiving. The book was a gift from Deb…and what a gift has been. For a heavy…

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My Kitchen Year 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl

“Life-saving” and “Soul-saving” Recipes This summer my mother and I enjoyed a fun mother-daughter weekend in New York. The highlight was a Random House event called Off The Page. It was held in Hudson Valley, New York and was a day filled with authors and hands-on activities. We had a fabulous day! Off The Page Event Highlight One of the speakers at the event was Ruth Reichl, former editor in chief of Gourmet magazine, who was talking about her book…

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FL Political Preview Program

Hosted by Tucker/Hall and Florida TaxWatch Florida Political Preview – The Media’s View of the 2015 Session was held February 25, 2015. What a fun and informative session. The panel touched on many different topics. There was agreement on most issues, but there were some differing opinions. Topics discussed relating to the Florida Legislative Session: Medicaid Expansion Disruption in Transportation / Ride Sharing Lodging Hard Liquor in Grocery Stores Prison Reform Stadium Funding Enterprise Zones Tax Cuts Public Service Commission…

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Tampa Bay Happenings — Economic Club of Tampa

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Economic Club of Tampa Meeting – Monday, January 6, 2014 Speaker:  Mrs. Marlene Spalten President and CEO, Community Foundation of Tampa Bay How to be creative when it comes to Philanthropy — Community Foundation of Tampa Bay Spalten commented, “A strong community has strong philanthropy.” The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay’s impact is magnified through collaboration; it is a consortium of philanthropists.  There are 700 community foundations nationwide and Tampa Bay’s foundation is one of the youngest and one of…

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Lean In: Book Review by Laura Woodard

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg’s Why has this book been attacked? Why has it been so controversial? In plain spoken words, Sandberg proposes why she thinks women are not in top level positions in business and government and she shares what women can do about it.  Sandberg examines why so few women are making it to the top of the business world. She states that only 15 – 16% of C-level jobs or…

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Case Studies Generate Business I often speak with business owners about various marketing methods. Many times when I ask them if they’ve used case studies to generate business, I get that deer-in-the-headlights look. Case studies are great business generators that are often overlooked even though they are effective and easy to use. Simply put, a case study is a 1 to 3-page report (story) describing how you helped a client solve a particular problem. You write it (or have it…

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Tampa Woman Marketing Business

The Hero’s Path – Award-winning actress, Viola Davis speaks to a sold-out crowd! In 2007, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce www.tampachamber.com began a program to nurture female business professionals in the Tampa Bay area. Now an annual event, The Women of Influence Luncheon, gives local women an opportunity to hear from women who have reached the pinnacle of their chosen field. The Chamber also holds quarterly events allowing local women to share their professional successes with the women’s series,…

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Word of Mouth Marketing Book Review

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Word Of Mouth Marketing Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, Revised Edition by: Andy Sernovitz publisher: Kaplan Press, published: 2009-02-03 ASIN: 1427798613 EAN: 9781427798619 sales rank: 172827 price: $15.00 (new), $7.50 (used) Who Is Talking About You? Foreword by Seth Godin and Afterword by Guy Kawasaki. Master the art of word of mouth marketing with this practical hands-on guide. With straightforward advice and humor, marketing expert Andy Sernovitz will show you how the world’s most respected…

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MacKinnon Honored Tampa

2013 Hillsborough County Women’s Hall of Fame On March 28, 2013, three Women were inducted into the Hillsborough County Women’s Hall of Fame. By an unusual coincidence, all three of these remarkable women are graduates of the University of South Florida.  Three Inductees:   The Honorable Dottie Berger MacKinnon: She was elected as a Hillsborough County Commissioner and served as the Commission Chair.  Pursuing her devotion to children, she founded Joshua House, Friends of Joshua House Foundation, Kids Charity of…

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Sunset Safari in Lakeland

Sunset Safari in Lakeland with Jack Hanna Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo patrons went on a “Sunset Safari” with Jack Hanna on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.  As a preview to the Karamu XXV Gala Fundraiser (April 13, 2012), Lowry Park Zoo supporters in Polk County supported the zoo with a fundraiser that exceeded their goals.  The evening was sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities, a host of prominent Polk County residents and businesses.  What a delightful evening! Jack Hanna Shared His…

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