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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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


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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Going Social With Tampa Bay Social Media Day

Social Media Day the Tampa Bay Way –

Ferg’s Live in Tampa


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Working Women of Florida Announces Speakers for State Conference on Sept. 8-9

wwtbMedia Contacts:

Jessica Rivelli: 888-WW-UNITE

Marsha Strickhouser (727) 242-0770


Working Women of Florida Announces Speakers for State Conference on Sept. 8-9

TAMPA, FL (July 15, 2016) –  Working Women of Florida announces its first round of speakers for its fourth annual Working Women State Conference, to be held Sept. 8-9, 2016, at The Straz Center, Tampa.

More than 300 professional women and entrepreneurs from the area will gain leadership advice, career guidance, and empowerment from leading women speakers from around the country in this two-day conference designed specifically to motivate, educate and inspire.  The event will bring authentic business building where women can connect, collaborate and create while learning real-world strategies.

“The speakers will be invaluable on many levels and will resonate with the working women and entrepreneurs at the conference,” said conference organizer and CEO and Founder of Working Women of Tampa Bay, Jessica Rivelli.

“Ultimately, this program is about the women attending – connecting, moving their vision forward and finding real solutions to the challenges they as working women face every day,” said Rivelli. This is the fourth year for the conference and the seventh year of rapid growth for her group, which harnesses the collective power of these women’s talent, energy and vision.

The current line-up includes:

  • Lissette Campos,anchor with Positively Tampa Bay, emcee;
  • Brandi Kamenar, national branding and image management expert, morning keynote speaker;
  • Alexis Carra, actress from Recovery Road, Grey’s AnatomyCastle, Major Crimes, The Mentalist andAnger Management: lunch keynote speaker;
  • Pina DeRosa,  Author and TEDx speaker, empowering individuals to live their fullest potential;
  • Cary Carbonaro, aka The Money Queen,  nationally-known personal finance expert;
  • Melissa Wandall, inspirational speaker, active safety & childhood grief advocate and president National Coalition for Safer Roads;
  • Melissa Dohme, domestic violence prevention advocate;
  • Anna Eskamani, women’s rights advocate;
  • Tracey Metzger, founder of For the Girls International
  • Dr. Shirley Davis, aka The Success Doctor.

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The conference will begin Thursday night with registration at the Straz Center and a networking reception at Maestro’s from 6-9 p.m. The conference will be held Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ferguson Hall.

Attendees can expect:

  • Dozens of smart, savvy speakers on topics such as empowerment, leadership and branding
  • Networking opportunities over breakfast and lunch
  • An opportunity to visit exhibitors from Tampa Bay and beyond
  • Swag bag filled with goodies from our sponsors


To purchase tickets for the event, please visit http://workingwomenconference.com/registration/.

About Working Women of Tampa Bay

We are a diverse blend of like-minded professionals who inspire one another and form solid connections against the backdrop of contemporary and traditional networking opportunities. As the fastest growing network of women in the Bay area, Working Women of Tampa Bay (WWOTB) recently celebrated its seven year anniversary and is 700+ members and 25,000 social media fans strong. Our goal is to help educate, motivate and inspire female professionals and women business owners.



Tin Drum Asian Cafe Comes to Oldsmar

Nice article from the Tampa Tribune about our client, Tin Drum Asia Cafe.

Tin Drum is based out of Atlanta and has 12 cafes there. The Oldsmar location is the first cafe to be introduced in Florida, with the hope of several more in the upcoming years.

Tin Drum Takes on Diners on an Asian Tour

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