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Pensacola Business Radio-04.20.16 – idgroup-Special Edition-“Brand On Us”

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Mona Amodeo/idgroup: President and Founder
Kristin Fairchild/Chain Reaction: Executive Director and Founder
Ray Palmer/Pensacola Sports: Executive Director
Sarah Humile/Humane Society: Executive Director
Susan Byram/Autism Pensacola: Executive Director

Align your story and customer perceptions with rich brand experiences that happen every day

Giving Back

We believe in lifting up small, local not-for-profit groups that have a big impact in our community.

For years, idgroup has partnered with local not-for-profit organizations to fulfill a variety of their branding and organizational development needs. Through our past work, we know that our community is full of compassionate, giving hearts, and we know that building strong identities and increasing awareness for these organizations has had a meaningful impact on our community.

If you’ve ever visited us in our office, you’ve heard the idgroup saying, “Trust the Process.” Looking at our past not-for-profit work, we realized that we were not empowering these organizations with our strongest tool, the idgroup process. Since then, we’ve made a commitment to dedicate our time and talents to a small, local not-for-profit group annually. We commit to building firm foundations that create the most important part of a brand: a strong brand reputation that lasts.

To stay true to our beliefs and impact our community in a big way, we created Brand On Us™. Through the Brand On Us initiative, one deserving not-for-profit group will be chosen each year to receive a comprehensive and integrated brand makeover. During a seven-month Branding from the Core engagement, the selected organization will receive over $100,000 in idgroup services.

For details on applicant requirements and project timelines, download our Brand on Us 2017 Application or contact:

Lindsey Braxton Shook
lindsey@idgroupbranding.com
850-438-7823 ext. 101

2014 Recipient

2013 Recipient

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Kristin Fairchild / Chain Reaction

Kristin Fairchild is the founder and executive director of Chain Reaction, and has been leading the teen leadership institute for 13 years. She has a Bachelor of Human Sciences, Family and Child Development degree from Auburn University (1992-1996). Additionally, she is a keynote and motivational speaker for several schools here in Pensacola.

About Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction is a teen leadership institute with a character education program that uses volunteerism as a teaching tool. They are focused on helping teens become all they can be and learning life’s lessons through volunteering. The organization utilizes each teen’s passion and talent to create volunteer opportunities that are fun and educational. Their scientific approach to service is what makes us different. By mixing our teens like chemicals in laboratory, they create a positive force that impacts the local community. They leverage a proven curriculum to mix their teens with the elements of service—empowering teens to discover their innate strengths and untapped abilities while uniting as a team of connected, committed citizens who aspire to see the good in all things. They seek to create opportunities for our members to learn servant leadership skills through community service learning and civic projects within a safe, fun and empowering environment.

 

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Sarah Humile is the Executive Director at the Pensacola Humane Society and is a life-long animal lover and shelter pet advocate.  She has been with the Pensacola Humane Society for 4 years, and in that time has taken them through a re-brand, built their low-cost spay and neuter clinic, and started the organization on its 10-year endeavor to make all of Escambia County no-kill.  

About The Pensacola Humane Society

The Pensacola Humane Society is an organization comprised of passionate advocates that love animals as much as they love us: unconditionally. We are a unique mix of dreamers, idealists, and optimists grounded in reality and fueled by an overwhelming commitment to the wellbeing and care of all animals within our community. We are known both within our community and nationally as an exemplar animal agency. We are the Pensacola Humane Society, changing our community four paws at a time.

 

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Ray Palmer/Pensacola Sports: Executive Director

Pensacola Sports

Pensacola Sports is a private 501(c)4 not-for-profit agency primarily funded from revenues generated from membership and events. It is one of the oldest sports events organization in the country; their history dates back to 1955 when they led efforts to manage local and national golf tournament events right here in Pensacola.

Since then, their reach has grown to encompass more than golf. Today, they reach over 25,000 people across a variety of sport events, activities and initiatives, including baseball, basketball, football, running, soccer, tennis and more.  They are committed to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Pensacola and the surrounding communities through the virtues of sports.  

 

 

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Susan Byram / Autism Pensacola

Susan Byram is the President/CEO of Autism Pensacola, Inc. (API). She has a master’s degree in Elementary Education and briefly taught elementary school. In 1994, she co-founded the Purchase Area Autism Society and after moving to Florida in 2001, co-founded the Autism Society of the Panhandle (now Autism Pensacola, Inc.) She served as a volunteer advocate and leader in the autism field from her son’s diagnosis in 1994. In 2006, she began serving as director of API.  Under her leadership API has grown from a small parent led support group to a non-profit business with strong community support and leadership.  Susan and husband Mike have 2 adult sons, who both live in the Pensacola area.

Pensacola Business Radio-04.05.16-Guests: Rick Duke / UWF Center for Entrepreneurship, Jennifer Jackson / Margaritaville Beach Hotel, Calvin Bonifacio / Tech Non Profit

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Rick Duke / UWF Center for Entrepreneurship
Founding Director

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In July 2015, UWF announced the formation of the Center for Entrepreneurship through a $1 million gift commitment from Quint and Rishy Studer. Thanks to the Studers’ generosity, the Center will encourage and support educational initiatives related to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking while serving as a comprehensive resource for economic innovation for students, industry and community partners.

Duke’s experience in entrepreneurship and economic development includes 25 years at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he worked from 1984 to 2009. He served in a variety of roles in economic development at Georgia Tech, culminating as General Manager for Business Development at the Enterprise Innovation Institute. He also spent four years as Director of the Economic Development Institute, which was named the “best university-based economic development organization in the country” by Innovation Associates in 2005.

Duke then transitioned to the University of Southern Mississippi where he was hired in 2010 to lead the startup of the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, a university-based community engagement enterprise. His most recent position was Director for Economic Development and Executive Director for Insight Park at the University of Mississippi. In that role, Duke established a framework for the technology incubator and research park marketing plan and engaged the university community to identify knowledge assets suited for both economic development and university-industry partnerships.

 

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship serves as a source of support for the complete life cycle of the entrepreneur.


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Mission

The University of West Florida Center for Entrepreneurship is dedicated to seeding economic growth. The Center encourages and supports educational initiatives related to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking and serves as a comprehensive resource for economic innovation for students, faculty, industry and community partners. The Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to support the complete life cycle of an entrepreneur.

The Center is housed in the College of Business and hosts numerous activities and initiatives related to creating a culture of entrepreneurial thinking. Additionally, affiliate units and organizations create a synergistic support for entrepreneurial efforts and innovation. Quint Studer serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence to mobilize a professional network of entrepreneurs that positively impact the Center through contributions to advisement, seminars, classes, workshops and a host of other initiatives.

The UWF College of Business is actively developing degree and certificate programs in entrepreneurship. The College of Business recently launched the MBA program with an emphasis on entrepreneurship and the College provides an undergraduate certificate in small business management/entrepreneurship and a graduate certificate in entrepreneurship.

 

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Jennifer Jackson /  Margaritaville Beach Hotel
Director of Marketing & Activities

Director of Marketing and Activities for Margaritaville Beach Hotel, Marketing Committee Member for Visit Pensacola, and Meeting and Travel Trade Committee Member for Visit Florida.

Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, the hotel’s sense of place and attention to detail make it the perfect setting for guests who want to escape the everyday, engage their senses and make lasting memories. Anyone who has ever dreamed of escaping to a tropical island and sipping a margarita will enjoy being immersed in the Margaritaville experience at this hotel.

The beachfront hotel features ‘barefoot elegance’ with 162 guest rooms, including 24 Corner King Executive rooms with wrap-around balconies. The Margaritaville Beach Hotel is offering activities the entire family can enjoy; Beach Crafts, Sea Shell Hunts, Painting Parties, Limbo Contest, Beach Bingo and more! Rent beach bicycles and tour Pensacola Beach by peddle, or climb aboard a kayak or paddle board available for rent on the Gulf Side and Bay Side Dock. If you’re looking for adventure make sure to check out our Adventure Activities with Dolphin Cruises, Paddle Drift, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruise, Sailing, Fishing and unique trips for special occasions.  See our Events Calendar for a list of activities that will be happening during your stay.

The Margaritaville Beach Hotel in Pensacola Beach sits on over 800 feet of gulf-front property. An additional 800 feet overlooks the bay.

Amenities at a Glance:

  • Private Gulf or Bay View balcony rooms
  • Non-smoking Property
  • Poolside Tiki Bar
  • Beachside Pavilion “LandShark Landing”
  • Outdoor Pool Deck with food and beverages
  • Outdoor Pool
  • In-room dining available daily: 7am – 11am (Breakfast) and 11am – 10pm (All Day Menu)
  • Indoor Fitness Facility open 24 hrs.
  • HD flat screen TVs
  • Laundry and valet services
  • Free USA Today (Mon.-Fri.)
  • Business Center
  • Free Wi-Fi/internet available
  • Local spa services available
  • Valet parking ($12) and free self-parking
  • Covered parking

Seasonal Amenities:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Fitness On Board (paddle board fitness classes)
  • Adventure Activities (Dolphin Cruise, Sunset Cruise, Paddleboarding, Kayak
  • Beach chair/service rental
  • Free beach trolley (island only)

Frank and Lola Love Pensacola Café:
Named after “Frank and Lola,” a 1982 Jimmy Buffett song about a couple on their second honeymoon in Pensacola, the restaurant features a delicious menu and also has a full service bar in an upscale, casual atmosphere. Frank & Lola Love Pensacola Café offers indoor and outside seating, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Daily Hours:
7am – 11am (Breakfast) • 11am – 10pm (All Day Menu)

Frank & Lola Bar Hours:
Monday – Sunday 11am – 10pm

Please call 850-934-8670 for priority seating. Learn more.

LandShark Landing Beach Bar:
Open Seasonally March-October *Weather Permitting with Live Music most weekends; Monday-Thursday: 4pm-9pm • Friday: 4pm-10pm
Saturday: 12pm-10pm, and Sunday: 12pm-9pm (*Some Saturdays may be closed for private events, please check our events calendar for details or contact 850-916-9755).
The adjacent LandShark Landing Beach Bar offers hotel guests the opportunity for fun and sun. Offering snacks, beverages, volleyball, hammocks under palm trees and a fire pit. Seasonal Times may vary. Learn more.

Poolside Tiki Bar:
Open Seasonally (March-October *Weather Permitting)
12pm-Sunset with Live Music on most weekends (March-October)
The outdoor pool area features comfortable lounge chairs, umbrellas, towel service and a Tiki Bar with food and a full bar. Please contact 850-916-9755 for Fall/Winter hours.

Meeting & Function Facilities:
Meeting and Banquet rooms are available onsite for small meetings and destination weddings. Contact us for more details, or to schedule a group event.

Margaritaville Beach Hotel • 165 Fort Pickens Road • Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 • 850-916-9755

Margaritaville

 

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Calvin Bonifacio/Tech for Non-Profit
Founder

YTG.COM

YourTechnoGeeks was created with the idea of making information technology  easy for everyone. Business owners have an overabundance of information available to them regarding different information technology solutions, which is where a knowledgeable company, such as YourTechnoGeeks, comes in handy. Every detail of hardware, software, document storage, security, and compliance will be covered during a series of consultations regarding any services required. YourTechnoGeeks prides itself on educating companies and business owners as to what IT solutions are available to them in a way that the best decision  regarding services can be made. Constant communication, understanding, and guidance is essential in establishing an IT system within your company powerful enough to project it to the next level.

Tech Non Profit is YTG’s way to help give back to the community. If you are in need of Tech for Non-Profit please contact YTG.

 

Pensacola Business Radio: 04.05.16-Guests: Brianna Webb / Rowland Publishing

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Brianna Webb / Rowland Publishing

Rowland Publishing is a Regional Publisher of Excellence offering the premier community magazines of Northwest Florida and custom publishing, project management and creative services.

Company Background

Established in 1990, Rowland Publishing, Inc. (RPI) is an award-winning, full-service publishing company in Northwest Florida that prides itself on delivering attractive high-quality publications, with an emphasis on superior creative services and graphic design, as well as unrivaled customer service. The company draws on its extensive knowledge of the publishing industry gained from more than 25 years producing community, lifestyle, business, and visitor publications with editorial and advertisements, as well as contract jobs that include brochures, magazines, newsletters, catalogs and more. Our proven production system is well equipped to simultaneously handle multiple publications and distribution models. We pride ourselves on superior quality and accuracy, as well as meeting demanding deadlines and high quality control standards.

Proprietary Publications

Tallahassee Magazine

Emerald Coast Magazine

850 – The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida***

Northwest Florida Weddings and Honeymoon Destinations

Tallahassee Newcomer Guide

Tallahassee Business Journal

Custom Publication Clients

In addition to its proprietary titles, Rowland Publishing designs and produces publications with our client’s vision and goals in mind. The following clients represent full service “turn-­key” projects (editorial, production, sales and distribution):


  • Visit Tallahassee (formerly TACVB)– 20 years
  • Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa – 8 years
  • Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort – 7 years
  • The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach – 6 years
  • Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau – 2 years
  • Legendary Coastlines Magazine – 2 years
  • Okaloosa County Business Journal – 1 year
  • Walton County Business Outlook – 1 year
Contract Publishing

Rowland Publishing also handles contract publishing and related services (with an emphasis on creative services) for several clients, including:


  • Seminole Boosters, Unconquered Magazine – 4 years
  • Golden Lighting Annual Product Catalog (244 pages) – 3 years
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission – 3 years
  • Homes & Land (corporate branding work) – 2 years
  • American Public Works – 1 year
  • Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport – Official dedication publication

Rowland Publishing can customize the services we have gained expertise in from our breadth and depth of publishing experience to meet any client’s needs. This includes soup-to-nuts turn-key publication management services and/or consulting on any related facet, from writing/editing services to creative services to design to photography to advertising and integrated marketing program sales to consulting services on rates, circulation/distribution, quotes/vendors, etc.

1-850-878-0554   info@rowlandpublishing.com

Rowland Publishing

Pensacola Business Radio – 1-26-16 Guests: Sarah May / Springdale Travel, Michael Stubblefield / Bioclenze Water Health Solutions

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Sarah May / SpringDale Travel
Business Development Manager

 

Mission Statement

Springdale Travel creates opportunities for citizens of the world to make the most of their time and experience the world face-to-face in any way they choose.

We strive to promote life-enriching experiences and secure the joy of travel for our clients and for all those who venture to leave home.

Why is a travel agent important to you?

In an age where the internet provides us incredible resources, it is still a challenge to ensure your vacation is properly planned and best meets your needs. Too much information on the web is self-serving and biased, too price driven, and one person’s opinion may or may not reflect a general standard. There is already much controversy about how much a consumer can trust what they read on the web.

Discerning travelers rely on a travel expert to ensure they make the travel plans that truly fits best and that they receive the best value for their money.

It’s not about spending less on a vacation, but spending wisely for an experience one wants.

We’ll make sure your vacation is fantastic — not because it’s the cheapest one, but because it best meets your needs and desires. In this respect, you receive the best value. But we don’t want you to have to take our word for it, just read some comments from our raving fans!

Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance.

We work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. We hope you’ll also find that to be the case as our vacation planners look forward to handling your travel arrangements.

Service Fees

If you are interested in knowing exactly what we charge for which services, please feel free to take a look.

We always do our very best to quote your trip at the very best value for you, but , if you have ever find another rate online that appears to be or is lower than something your Springdale Travel agent has quoted you, please let your agent know. We can often explain what isn’t being shown, or, if the rate really is different for the same trip, we can often price match with our suppliers.

 

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Michael Stubblefield / Executive Director
Bioclenze

 

Bioclenze s a water filtration technology and healthcare consulting company specializing in water purification and infection control solutions.

BioClenze Water Health Solutions is a water filtration technology and healthcare consulting company specializing in water purification and infection control practices. The purpose is to reduce the amount of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) through the use of innovative under-mount water filtration units specifically designed for hospital use which reduce hazardous material from the water before they can contact hands, patients and patient’s wounds. This coupled with our superior hand washing techniques and other water filtration solutions for drinking, bathing and wound are are all aimed to improve quality of patient care while reducing a hospital’s uncompensated costs due to readmission and unmet quality measures.

844-259-3243   contact@bioclenze.com or visit them on the web bioclenze.com

Pensacola Business Radio – 01.12.16 – Guests: Chris Tonn / Pelican Drone, Diana Davis / Roly Poly, Elden Scott / Elden Scott Marketing Services

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Chris Tonn / Pelican Drone
Owner and Business Partner
Pelican Drones provides premium aerial photography and videography services at an affordable price. We also specialize in the production of that video into vibrant media, sure to catch the attention of your audience. We are based in Pensacola, FL and serve the greater gulf coast area. Fully insured and focused on safe flight, Pelican Drones was the first drone company in the Florida Panhandle to become commercially licensed by the FAA. From drones to so much more, Pelican Drones is your one stop shop for capturing the best imagery of your property or event from air, land, and sea.
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Drone Aerial Services

Pelican Drones offers only the latest and greatest drones for your aerial photo and video needs. We are fully approved for commercial use by the FAA, and we carry a $1,000,000 liability insurance policy, and pride ourself with a safe flying record. 

All of the cameras shoot in high definition 1080P and the new 4K format. They are kept amazingly steady with the use of a steady shot gimbal. Ensuring your photos and video turn out perfect every time.

We use the latest in long range transponders to keep constant control over all of our drones at all times. We always keep our drones in line of sight of the operator, but we also have a first person view of the video in real time that will ensure we are capturing what you want.
Our drones have longer flight times, enabling us to gain more time to capture that perfect aerial shot while being safe. We service Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Destin, Panama City Beach, Naples, Gulf Shores, Mobile, Atlanta, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville, and New Orleans. However we are available to travel wherever our services are needed.
CONTACT:
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Diana Davis / Roly Poly
Marketing Director

About Roly Poly

What’s the Story

In 1996 the first Roly Poly Sandwich Shop opened for business in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, Georgia. Company founders Linda Wolf and Julie Reid had been rolling sandwiches in their shops in New Canaan, Connecticut (‘86) and in Key West, Florida (‘96) before settling on Atlanta to officially begin building their franchise system. Today, there are over 125 Roly Poly Sandwich Shops throughout 24 states.

What’s the reason for this incredible growth? In a word, TASTE! It’s as simple as that. The varieties of flavors that go into Roly Poly sandwiches are delicious, unique and original. Where else can you find fresh basil chicken salad rolled with crunchy cashews, green leaf lettuce, Roma plum tomatoes, fresh sliced avocado, alfalfa sprouts and spicy Thai hot sauce all rolled in a fresh tortilla? The #30, Basil Cashew Chicken is just one of 50 sandwich selections to choose from. Sandwich recipes developed by Linda and Julie over the past 30 years include fresh herbs and top quality ingredients in combinations that you just have to taste to believe! Mango Chutney, Red Pepper Hummus, Sundried Tomatoes, Artichoke Hearts, and Fresh Sliced Avocados are standard ingredients for all you foodies out there. Vegetarians, we’ve set you up! 12 selections, just for you. If its lean sliced meats and melted cheeses in toasty tortillas that you like. . we’ve got those too!

Whatever Your Taste… We’ve Got Your #

We really do have something for everyone! We’ve added Specialty Salads and Soups. Reduced fat cheeses, dressings and spreads add an even lighter dimension to our menu. Not just delicious, but healthy and hearty too. We’re not just the original rolled sandwich, we’re the original healthy sandwich too!

Our sandwiches and a tasty cup of soup make the perfect All American lunch or light dinner! Roasted Garlic Tomato, Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle, Harvest Mushroom and Broccoli and Cheddar are just a few of our soup varieties to choose from.

Pensacola
5046 Bayou Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32503

On Bayou Blvd, in Bayou Plaza, neighbors with Sprint and Smallcakes Cupcakery.

850-696-2810 (phone)
850-696-2820 (fax)

Map & Directions

Store Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 11am-4pm
Sun 11am-3pm

Delivery:
Mon-Fri 10am-2pm Sat 11am-2pm
We deliver caterings anywhere! $20 minimum within 5 miles, delivery within 45 mins. If you are past 5 miles and want to order lunch,call CitySpree 8505121199 for delivery.

 


 

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Elden Scott / Elden Scott Marketing Services
Owner

Mission Statement

Elden Scott Marketing Services is an online marketing partner that works with companies who are ready to grow!

ESMS partners with businesses to:
     – Generate leads
     – Grow revenues
     – Improve community awareness
     – Build our clients’ business reputation as the market leader.
We implement strategies for rapid and sustainable growth for our clients.  Helping our clients’ businesses achieve their organizational goals.
Our mission is to
   1. Get our clients more customers
   2. Get our clients’ customers to buy their services more often
   3. Get our clients’ customers to give them referrals.
Elden Scott Marketing Services is dedicated to growing our partners’ businesses through proven online strategies and advertising methods.
Services
Marketing PackagesDynamic Digital Display Ads.Trial Package 50,000 Impressions $597/month $11.90 CPM100k Package 100,000 Impressions $997/month $10.00 CPM225k Package 225,000 Impresisons $1997/month $8.90 CPM400k Package 400,000 Impressions $2997/month $7.50 CPMCustom Package – Priced on target demographic and per million impressions.Social Media Packages

Basic Management $997 Initial Set up $497/ Month

Social Butterfly Plan $1997 Initial Set up $997/Month

Social Domination Plan $2997 Initial Set up $1997/Month

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