Dress For Success Fashion Show Raises $$ for Good

Dress For Success Fashion Show Raises $$ for Good

Dress for Success Tampa Bay Presents Spring Shopping Soiree and Fashion Show at Dillard’s International Plaza, April 13

TAMPA, FL (March 31, 2017) – Dress for Success Tampa Bay will present its Spring Shopping Soiree and Fashion Show at Dillard’s International Plaza on Thursday, April 13 from 6-8 p.m., to benefit local women.
Proceeds raised from this fundraiser will help provide the economic independence for women by providing professional attire, career development tools and a network of support to help them thrive in both work and in life.
In its 19th year, Dress for Success Tampa Bay has stood for empowering women and giving the tools to be successful when entering or re-entering the workforce.
In a celebration of spring, Dress for Success Tampa Bay will partner with Dillard’s to present “A Pop of Color” with spring and summer fashion trends. Guests will be treated to swag bags and hors d’oeuvres.
Tickets are $35. To register, please visit DFSTB Spring Soiree and Fashion Show.
This is the perfect excuse for a Girls Night Out while supporting a fantastic cause. One hundred percent of the charitable dollars raised at this event will provide programs and services to women in the Tampa Bay community.
For more information on sponsorships, please email success@dfstampabay.org or call (813) 259-1876.

About Dress for Success Tampa Bay
The Mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

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Partnerships Make the Best Business

The Tropical Smoothie Cafe crew was out at Amalie Arena for the Tampa Bay Lightning game against the Red Wings. Not only were area developers and owners there, but CEO Mike Rotondo was there as well. Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a sponsor of the Lightning this season and was the official smoothie of the TB Lightning!IMG_0843

Prime Medical Donates Special Scrubs to Tebow Philippines Hospital

Prime Medical Donates Special Scrubs to Tebow Philipines

Prime Medical Donates Chlorine-Shielded Scrubs to the Tebow CURE Hospital in the Southern Philippines

Mar 14, 2017, 8:30am EDT

LARGO, Fla., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Prime Medical, producer of SAF-T™ textiles for healthcare, has donated 117 sets of chlorine-shielded scrubs for the surgical team at Tebow CURE Hospital in Davao City, Philippines. The hospital specializes in pediatric orthopedic care and is part of the CURE International network of hospitals and specialty programs that operate around the world. In recognition of Tim Tebow’s longstanding ties to the Philippines and his commitment to helping the less fortunate through his foundation, CURE has partnered with the Tim Tebow Foundation for this project.

“TEBOW CURE Hospital is proud to provide the highest quality care to children with serious but treatable conditions,” said Leron Lehman, CURE Philippines Executive Director. “We are fortunate to have the support of Prime Medical to outfit our operating room staff in these specialized scrubs that provide an extra measure of protection against pathogens.”

Prime Medical’s SAF-T scrubs are made with a patented technology for textiles that binds chlorine to the surface of fabric. Utilizing this next-gen fabric technology is an important innovation to help protect patients and staff, as studies show that nearly 60% of clinician uniforms are regularly contaminated with harmful bacteria and viruses that can lead to healthcare acquired infections. When laundered per directions using EPA-registered bleach, the retained chlorine molecules can continuously kill bacteria and viruses on the fabric while the garments are in use, with no irritation or sensitivity to skin, and without fading the fabric.

As part of its Made to be More™ initiative, Prime Medical has donated more than 600 sets of bactericidal scrubs since 2014 to CURE International hospitals in Zambia and Zimbabwe. “We founded our business three years ago on the concept of ‘Made to be More,’ a philosophy that represents our products’ intrinsic capabilities and our guiding principle that every individual has the ability to contribute to a better world,” said Jim Sampey, CEO of Prime Medical.  “By sharing our innovative medical apparel with organizations like CURE International, we proudly honor that commitment,” said Sampey.

Utilizing textiles that can continuously kill germs is not only ground-breaking, but a much-needed method to fight infections in healthcare. Around the globe, the prevalence of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) is on the rise. In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) released the first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens” that pose the greatest threat to human health. Along with the need to develop new antibiotics to combat superbugs, the WHO has called for better infection prevention methods. The WHO website states: “Without urgent action, we are headed for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill.”

About Prime Medical
Prime Medical is the parent company and producer of SAF-T™ brand products including privacy curtains, bed linens, patient gowns, scrubs, lab coats and towels. Proudly made in the USA, Prime Medical products can contribute to a safer healthcare environment by harnessing the safe, trusted power of EPA-registered bleach. For more information, visit www.primemedical.com or www.saf-t-scrubs.com.

About CURE International
CURE International is a Christian health care network that operates charitable hospitals and programs in 30 countries worldwide where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity. Since 1998, CURE has had over 2.5 million patient visits, provided over 180,000 life-changing surgeries, and trained over 7,200 medical professionals.

Media Contacts:
Wendy Brady: (727) 999-2070
Marsha Strickhouser (727) 242-0770


Cruising at Ultimate Speed: Indy Car St. Pete

I got the IndyCar bug three years ago while working at a company who sponsored an IndyCar team. It was a fluke. I didn’t know the difference between IndyCar and Nascar (like so many others).

But as soon as I arrived to downtown St. Petersburg, something came over me – I heard those engines. And then I saw the track. And then I saw the speed!

I was hooked.

Three seasons ago, I was honored to be able to go into the driver paddocks, as well as pit lane to see Graham Rahal with RLL Racing.

Last year I was able to go to St. Pete Grand Prix again, and once again, I got to see Graham Rahal and the other drivers close up.

By pure chance last fall, I happened to meet someone through PRSA who had been in charge of media for GPSP for more than 20 years. Bart Graham asked me if I wanted to volunteer in the media center.

Of course — yes!! I signed up for all four days.

The experience was intense, close up look at the behind the scenes.  It started with being stationed at the Vinoy for the drivers media interviews. The local PRSA chapter held a talk with St Pete Chamber of Commerce CEO.

We were stationed in the Mahaffey Theater and had an amazing – and air-conditioned – view of the track. We could also go on the parking garage where there was another great view. The top three winners held press conferences in the Mahaffey where 400 members of media from around the world were gathered to report on the event.

Sharing a few photos here now.

It was an incredible opportunity.


Cally Makes Fans’ Day at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

As sponsors of Tampa Bay Lightning this season, Tropical Smoothie Cafe was thrilled to have Lightning player Ryan Callahan for a meet and greet to one of its locations in January. The line was long, fast, as fans came from several different counties to have their paraphernalia signed, and to get photos with Callahan.



Fans were there extra early


VIP Tour of Channel 10 with WWTB

VIP Tour of Channel 10 with Working Women of Tampa Bay

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United Way Suncoast Makes a Run For It

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WWTB Conference: Bringing Women Together

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Getting Ready for My Radio “Closeup”

I’m honored to be invited to be on That Business Show with Jamie Meloni in St. Petersburg, FL, thanks to Jessica Rivelli at Working Women of Tampa Bay. The show will air live Aug. 10 at 8 a.m. and I’ll be talking about my new business, Real PR.

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