WWTB Conference: Bringing Women Together

WWTB Conference: Bringing Women Togetherwwtb conf


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 –

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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.



Tampa Bay Tropical Smoothie Auction to Raise Funds for Camp Sunshine

Our client,Tropical Smoothie of Tampa Bay is having an awesome ‪#‎auction‬ to raise money for Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake. The auction will include some cool Tampa Bay Rowdies gear including a soccer ball signed by the whole team, four Rowdies T-shirts, family tickets to three Rowdies games, along with tickets to two Mahaffey Theater events, and a gift basket of free Tropical Smoothies worth $50.
We will have these at our Fourth Street St. Petersburg location starting this weekend, through June 24.
Please bid and help us raise funds so kids with life-threatening illnesses can enjoy a camping experience with their families!


Inaugural Women’s Conference of Florida Comes to Tampa

What a great day at the Women’s Conference of Florida! Dynamic CEO ofGirlscouts Anna Maria Chavez, Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson, Marvelous Mad Men writer Tracy McMillan, engaging trend spotter Kimberly Lear, helpful financial editor Jean Chatzky and spunky former Facebook marketing director Randi Zuckerberg (who is also a great singer!)
It was a terrific line up.gs



All Children’s Hospital North Pinellas Guild to Raise Funds with Luncheon

We’re happy to be a part of this event. This is the first year the North Pinellas Guild will take on a luncheon, fashion show and auction and we wish them the best!

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Guild North Pinellas to Hold Luncheon, Dillard’s Fashion Show, April 24

(PALM HARBOR, FL – April 18, 2016) – The All Children’s Hospital Guild North Pinellas Branch and Dillard’s will present Elements of Style Luncheon and Fashion Show on Sunday, April 24 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor.
The event will include a spring fashion show by Dillard’s, a silent auction, lunch and a cash bar.
Proceeds will benefit All Children’s Hospital Nurses of Excellence Program and a new state-of-the art ambulance for Transport Services.
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased at AllKids.org/Elements. For questions, please contact Vicki Mills at (727) 781-4853. For more information about the ACH North Pinellas Guild, visit http://www.achgnorthpinellas.org.
For the past 66 years, All Children’s Hospital Guilds – from St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg Beach, Seminole/Largo, Sarasota/Manatee, Tampa, Brandon and North Pinellas – have raised more than $11 million for the hospital. This hardworking, passionate volunteer group of men and women has grown to more than 400 members and nine branches spanning over four counties.
The mission is to advocate, volunteer and fundraise for the children and families Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.

Investing in the community, with families in mind

Financially struggling Sarasota families are now buying homes, low-income high school students are successfully applying for federal grants for college, and hardworking tax payers are saving money on tax preparation, thanks to United Way Suncoast’s investment in the Sarasota community.
Last year, United Way Suncoast invested more than $1.8 million into the Sarasota region,helping residents achieve dreams of home ownership and assisting those struggling to meet basic needs.

Family in Door-closed.jpgUnited Way Suncoast of Sarasota invests in community
“Our commitment to this community has never been stronger,” said Mireya Eavey, Sarasota Area President for United Way Suncoast.  “The money raised in Sarasota is invested right here in the community. Thanks to the generosity of donors, we are privileged to continue to make an impact in so many ways.”

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

Tweeters Take Hold at Tin Drum Asia Cafe

We had a great ‪#‎TampaBayTuesday‬ ‪#‎tweetup‬ today with the gals at Tampa Bay Bloggers! Eight of the bloggers were able to come out today to sample the new menu to celebrate #ChineseNewYear at Tin Drum Asia Cafe in Oldsmar, FL. This cafe is the first location in Florida, the 12th to be opened in the franchise organization. Tin Drum was started in Atlanta, GA.

How fun it was to watch them in action!


The lovely ladies of  @TampaBayBloggers.#TampaBayBloggerstweeting

They are hard workers! Tweeting, Facebooking, Instagramming, Periscoping and Snapchatting up a storm!


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