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Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode-FRED LEVIN

Fred Levin gifts $550,000 to UWF to establish new institute
Pensacola, Fla. – April 17, 2017 Attorney and community advocate Fred Levin is investing $550,000 in the University of West Florida to establish the Reubin O’D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies. The gift will also help the University purchase land to house the Institute.
The Institute will substantially further UWF’s leadership in STEAM initiatives – combined applications of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities within the Institute will include increased visibility of potential STEAM initiatives, partnerships with area schools and businesses, internships and research opportunities.
“This gift can be a game-changer for UWF,” said UWF President Martha Saunders. “It allows us to build on the existing strengths of the University to create one-of-a-kind approaches to teaching and learning. I am grateful for the trust Mr. Levin has placed in us.”
In addition, the Institute has the flexibility of supporting numerous opportunities for integrating humanities and social science disciplines toward solving community problems. It will draw on existing strengths of the University to inspire relevant research.
Reubin O’D. Askew was an American politician who served as the 37th governor of the state of Florida from 1971 to 1979. In 1974, he became the first governor in Florida history to be elected to a second consecutive four-year term. During his two terms as governor, Askew was primarily involved in tax reform, especially in the increase of homestead exemption and passage of the “Sunshine Amendment,” which called for full financial disclosure by public officials and candidates. In 1955, David Levin, Fred’s deceased older brother, and Askew founded the law firm of Levin & Askew. In 1961, Fred Levin joined the firm.
“Governor Askew, besides being a friend and a law partner, was one of those rare persons who lived the principles he spoke,” said Levin. “He would not abide a curse word on a tennis court, nor would he abide a false statement in a court of law. As Governor, his only guideline was to ask whether it was good for the people of Florida. If it was not the right thing to do, he would not do it, regardless the political fallout. There is a reason why he was the first Governor in modern Florida history to be re-elected for a second term. Hopefully, the students and faculty who come to know Governor Askew will be inspired to do good for its own sake, and to serve the people with the humility and dedication that he practiced.”
More than 20 years ago, Levin gifted an endowed professorship at UWF in honor of his father, Abe Levin, which is now worth more than $400,000. With the establishment of the Institute, this professorship will be directly associated with the Institute and will be dedicated to arranging visiting scientists, writers and creatives to enhance intellectual capital. The endowed professorship, his recent gift of $100,000 to support UWF Football and the $550,000 contribution to establish the Askew Institute total more than $1 million in giving.
Levin is one of the most successful trial attorneys in the country. He has received more than 25 jury verdicts in excess of $1 million, six of which were in excess of $10 million. He is best known for rewriting Florida’s Medicaid Third-Party Recovery Act to allow the state of Florida to recover billions of dollars from the tobacco industry for smoking-related illnesses. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization limited to 100 members throughout the country, and he has been listed in every edition of the publication, “Best Lawyers in America.”
Among his accomplishments, Levin was named The Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers for 2015. He was also inducted into the Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2009, which is located at Temple Law School in Philadelphia. Other honors include receiving the Perry Nichols Award in 1994, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Florida Justice Association and is given in recognition for a person’s lifetime achievements in the pursuit of justice.
Levin’s tremendous professional success has enabled him to donate generously in support of higher education. In 1999, he donated $10 million to the University of Florida for the renaming of the Fredric G. Levin College of Law.
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Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode-Hannah Christine with Hide and Hunter

Hannah Christine/Hide & Hunter

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Pensacola Business Radio: Pig Naughty BBQ Sauces, Legal Shield and Colorful Voices

Tim Jones / Colorful Voices
Morgan Terry / Pig Naughty Sauces
Daniel Plotner / Legal Shield

Tim Jones / Colorful Voices

Colorful Voices. Where DORMANT & DOUBTFUL becomes DONE!! Colorful Voices is fully committed to personal and professional development of those seeking an opportunity to succeed.

I’m Timothy M Jones, founder of Colorful Voices. At Colorful Voices, we recognize that the number one issue facing our service personnel whom have been sexually assaulted, is Trust. We have created educational training programming built from the inside out for victims and victim advocates. Our training’s assist victims and advocates in understanding the stigmas associated with sexual assault.
At Colorful Voices, we believe that, where colorful voices lay dormant and doubtful, with hope, healing, and action those voices and dreams become ignited.
As a male survivor of military sexual trauma, Timothy experienced several traumatic events that would impact his life for twenty years. Now thriver, we feel it is important that we take the lessons learned and assist others in understanding that sexual assault is not just a female issue… it is an issue that affects us ALL. Through our programs, we empower healing by restoring trust lost through this traumatic event. Our goal is to reignite the voices of our clients to aide them in their journey.
We are currently seeking speaking and/or training opportunities to engage and assist in helping to end the stigmas associated with military sexual trauma. I look forward to sharing our ideas so that we may further discuss opportunities to collaborate.

Morgan Terry / Pig Naughty Sauces

Pig Naughty Barbecue Sauces is a purveyor of fine barbecue sauces. Barbecue is our birthright and heritage, and our sauces are an extension of generations of Terry’s smoking meat to feed their growing families in rural North Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. When we started making sauce my wife and two kids would crowd around the kitchen in aprons with spoons out stretched to taste and critique the latest batch. Once my entire family approved, I knew we were onto something special.

That’s why the heart of Pig Naughty Sauces is family, and family comes in all iterations, of course. Our food and sauces have been shared with church members, local schools, and the people we work with. Because my family, like yours, is a diverse crowd with talents and interests that cover a broad spectrum, but one thing we all agree on is eating good food and letting our hair down every once in awhile. Our goal is to provide you with time tested and family approved barbecue sauces to elevate your barbecue to the next level. Whether you do your cooking in the backyard or on a competition BBQ rig, we know that Pig Naughty Sauces is the secret weapon you’ve been looking for. From the entire Terry Family, Smoke On!

Daniel Plotner / Legal Shield

Entrepreneur | B2B | Benefits Consultant | Speaker

Pensacola, Florida Area
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Michael Leavitt / Legal Shield

Experienced National Training Director with a demonstrated history of working in the professional training & coaching industry. Skilled in Management, Church Growth, Strategic Leadership, Business Relationship Management, and Risk Management. Strong human resources professional graduated from Troy University.

Pensacola Business Radio-Spotlight Episode-Ronald McKinney-11-02-16


Ronald McKinney grew up in a military family that settled on the Gulf Coast when he was in middle school. After Attending Florida State and the University of West Florida, Ronald settled in Pensacola with his wife and their 3 children. Besides being a licensed FL Realtor, Ronald became an affiliate with United Games, the creator of the FireFan app, and built a team of individuals and businesses that would become the Better Reality Sports Group. With a focus on creative marketing, networking, and community involvement; Better Reality Sports Group is preparing to help Non-Profit organizations nationwide meet their fundraising goals using a fun and interactive free mobile game. Ronald’s vision for the group includes strengthening the mutual benefits between local organizations both for and non-profit.

Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode- Pattie Krakowski / Steve’s Animal Fund

Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode- Pattie Krakowski / Steve’s Animal Fund


Steven’s Animals Fund, Inc. programs will be low/no cost spay or neuter, trap neuter return TNR, foster care, community education.
Steven’s Animals Fund, Inc. is a State of Florida Non-Profit Organization applying for Recognition of Exemption under Section 501 (c) (3) under Internal Revenue Code.



About Us

Copyright Patricia Krakowski. All Rights Reserved.

We are dedicated to appreciate all life, with a focus on the animals that come into our lives and live in our communities. We firmly believe animals have value, importance and a deeper purpose for human beings. They enhance our experience and appreciation for life and provide us with the greatest gift of all, unconditional love. It is our responsibility to love and care for them in return.
Steven’s Animals Fund, Inc. is a State of Florida Non­Profit Corporation that is recognized under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.





Pensacola Business Radio: Spotlight Episode-Jamie Thurman AFSP

Association for Suicide Prevention


Jamie Thurman/AFSP-Spokesperson

Our mission: Save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide

We’ve set a bold goal to reduce the annual suicide rate in the U.S. 20 percent by 2025.

Learn about our work

Suicide is a leading cause of death—and it’s preventable

Suicide most often occurs when stressors exceed the current coping capacity of someone suffering from a mental health condition.

Learn more about suicide

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

We are the leader in the fight against suicide. We fund research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquarted in New York, AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states.

Thanks to Walkers and Donors like you, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Why We Walk

The Out of the Darkness Walks are proof that when people work together they can make big changes in the world. They are AFSP’s largest fundraiser – they produce millions for suicide prevention programs, unite those who have been affected by suicide, and create communities that are smart about mental health

Register Today

Join a quarter of a million people from hundreds of cities across all 50 states to raise awareness and funds that will save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Click below to find your walk and get started today.

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Pensacola Business Radio-The ONE Hour Radio Ep 2-Guests: Dennis Caire and John Manzanet


John Manzanet/CEO Yolee Solutions
THOR Chapter President

  • Digital Marketing Services Specializing in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Reputation Marketing Services / Facebook Marketing Services and more.
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    Dennis Caire / HOT PINK WEEKEND
    Non-Profit Seat in the SURF

    Our goal in the Pensacola area is to create a fantastic fundraiser to raise money to help provide research locally in our area.

    The mission of the BCRF is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health. Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs.

     The Organization of Networking Entrepreneurs

    Our Mission

    The primary mission of The Organization of Networking Entrepreneurs is NOT referrals, but rather to build relationships that will

    increase the visibility and profitability of fellow businesses

    What We Believe

    The ONE promotes ALL networking and does not restrict members to the ONE and truly believes the more you network, the more you grow!


    Pensacola Elite Network

     O’Charley’s Restaurant & Bar 6233 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32504 Wednesday’s

    Thursday Thunder

    Cactus Cantina Mexican Grill 5121 N. 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504 Thursday’s

    South West Association of Givers

    Cactus Flower Cafe West 6881 W. Hwy 98, Pensacola, FL 32506 Wednesday’s

    Source of Unlimited Referrals

    LaBrisa Restaurant 51 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Wednesday’s @11:30a

    Leaders of Business Synergy

    Beef O Brady’s Downtown 22 S. Palafox St. Pensacola, FL 32502 Monday’s

    Tuesday Hour Of Reciprocity

     Cactus Cantina Mexican Grill 5121 N. 12th Ave, Pensacola, FL 32504 Tuesday’s

    Growing Relationships Over Wealth (GROW)

    Rio Bravo 5030 Bayou Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32503 Monday’s @11:30a – 1:00p

    Bay Area Referral Network

    VPauls 29 Palafox Pl, Pensacola, FL 32502 Tuesday’s @11:30a – 1:00p

    Professional And Community Experts

    Village Inn 4843 US-90, Pace, FL 32571 Wednesday’s @11:30a – 1:00p

    The ONE promotes ALL networking and does not restrict members to the ONE and truly believes the more you network, the more you grow!

Pensacola Business Radio-8.17.2016 Spotlight Episode: MODE-Mind and Body with Arvind Mani


Arvind Mani / Mode

MODE Mind and Body is the result of having internet access and desire to do something awesome for our community. What began as an obsession with sensory deprivation evolved into a deeper understanding of how stress effects us and the people around us. What we’ve created for you is a place to powerfully relieve chronic stress and improve all aspects of your life, from health to relationships. Our team is ready to share what we’ve learned and help you reach the next level!.

We offer more than just Floating

We are obsessed with bringing you the most effective wellness technologies around so you can adapt to the demands of modern life without slowing down.




Pensacola Business Radio-The ONE Hour Radio Show Series Ep. 1


Ron Spradling and Calvin Bonifacio

Our Mission

The primary mission of The Organization of Networking Entrepreneurs is NOT referrals, but rather to build relationships that will

increase the visibility and profitability of fellow businesses

What We Believe

The ONE promotes ALL networking and does not restrict members to the ONE and truly believes the more you network, the more you grow!

Our Fearless  Leaders

Ron Spradling
Ron SpradlingThe One President
Master Sergeant (retired) Ron Spradling is a decorated, 20 year, Air Force veteran. He has an airframe maintenance background that includes working on the F-16 Falcon, A-10 Warthog, and numerous other aircraft. He has taught over 2000 hours at the Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technical School at NAS Pensacola, Florida, and he also has served overseas in Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Afghanistan. He received his BS Degree from the University of Management and Technology and now runs a restaurant delivery service (CitySpree of Pensacola) with his wife, Patty. CitySpree of Pensacola has been recognized as an “Innovative Marketing Company”, “Small Business of the Month”, and “Best of the Bay” in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Together, Ron and Patty have three children, Alexandria, age 20, Thomas, age 14, and Samantha, age 12.
Patty Spradling
Patty SpradlingThe One’s 1st Lady
Patty Spradling is the beautiful wife of Master Sergeant (retired) Ron Spradling. She is a wonderful mother of three children, Alex (20), Thomas (14), and Samantha (12). She is a graduate of Leadership Pensacola, Class of 2016 and has performed duties as a Pensacola Chamber of Commerce Ambassador for the last 2 years. She, along with her husband, currently own a restaurant delivery service called CitySpree of Pensacola that has been recognized as an “Innovative Marketing Company”, “Small Business of the Month”, and “Best of the Bay – Food Delivery” in 2014, 2015, & 2016.
Elden Scott
Elden ScottP.E.N President
Currently heading up QwikMow and leading the Pensacola Elite Network Chapter. Started his first lawn care business at the age of 14. Upon graduation of Woodham High School in Pensacola, Fl he began working with Florida Pest Control. During his almost 7 years there he acquired licensure in several state pesticide categories. Launching into his first full time landscape business venture at 25. He has served as the chairman to the Pensacola State College Curriculum Landscape Horticulture committee, where he advised about current industry issues. In addition to pesticide certification he also has Horticulture and formerly a DEP certification for fertilizer and waterway management. Previously the host of his own garden talk radio show called, The Master’s Gardener. Elden has passion for landscapes and small business. From his second year in business he understood the importance of building relationships. The year he first joined a networking organization he doubled his business revenue. The largest referral he’d ever received from network function led to over $200,000 from one contract over 5 years. The proud president of the original group of The ONE. He looks forward to leading the PEN towards building relationships and each others businesses through permission based referrals.
Dannon Byrd
Dannon ByrdB.A.R.N President

I became pregnant in 2010 and was excited for the next chapter in life to begin. Little did I know what was in store and the impact it would have on my future.My water broke unexpectedly at 21 weeks, and I was admitted to the hospital in pre-term labor. I was on bedrest for 20 days before my daughter was delivered by emergency C-section at 23 weeks and 4 days gestation. She weighed 1lb., 2.7oz at birth and was rushed to the NICU, where she stayed for 120 days before coming home. Our NICU journey inspired me to want to make a difference so that no other family would have to experience the trauma of having a sick baby.

I have served as the March of Dimes Community Director since February 2013.It is an honor to serve on the PFAC and to have an impact on our community.

John Menzanet
John MenzanetT.H.O.R President

Local Business Marketing Consultant. Specializing in Google Plus Optimization, Search Engine Optimization, Reputation Marketing (Reviews) and Google AdwordsPresently own Yolee Solutions. A digital marketing company based out of Pensacola FL. Consulting small to medium sized businesses in optimizing their Digital Real Estate.

In addition, president of a Networking Group called THOR – Tuesday Hour of Reciprocity that meet at Cactus Cantina Restaurant on 5121 N 12th Ave Pensacola FL. We focus on building relationships as a way of building trust then referring business to each other therebuy enhancing the end user.

Served 10 years as senior IT specialist and consultant to senior management in support of organization wide IT policy, budget and plans for systems development, acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance while planning, organizing, and overseeing the activities of the IT organization and reviewing policies, procedures, mission objectives and organizational design for the staff while serving as the recognized authority in the analysis and direction of IT programs and issues and in researching, interpreting, analyzing and applying operations and security guidance for the commands both as a Commander in the Navy and as a civilian contractor.

Former Naval Aviator and Member of 2nd Fleet Air Operation Center Member.

Recruiter Serving Former Military Members and finding them Civilian Opportunities with Fortune 500 companies. Specialized in acquiring Companies to Hire our former military members as well as finding eligible military members and entering them into the job force.

Betsy Tait
Betsy TaitThunder President
Betsy Tait has been a lifelong Pensacolian. She has a background in finance and has been a mortgage broker and an insurance agent. She is an entrepreneur that owns several businesses. Betsy is the owner of the Betsy Buys Houses, were she buys pretty houses, ugly houses and pretty ugly houses! She is a member of Saint Luke United Methodist Church, where she has held numerous positions on the church council, the preschool board and the youth Council. Also she’s been involved with the PTA and the PTSA throughout Escambia County. She has been married to her husband, Scott for 34 years. Betsy is also the mother of four daughters, Brittany Kellogg age 28, Jamie Tait age 24, Kelly Tait age 22, and Lieutenant Shannon Tait-Luttrell age 39.
Bill Sheffield
Bill SheffieldG.R.O.W President
Bill Sheffield is celebrating his 20th year in real estate in the Greater Pensacola Market. Bill is graduate of the University of Tennessee and a Marine. During his time in Pensacola he has been an active Rotarian with Sub West Rotary. He is active in the Greater Pensacola Chamber serving as an ambassador for the past 5 years. After working with several networking groups including Pensacola Leaders, Business Netlink and BNI Bill is excited to be president of GROW, an active group of The One. “Working with people to develop relationships always leads to money” As John Maxwell says, “People don’t care about how much you know unless they know how much you care” Bill is the proud husband of Delany Sheffield for 30 years and she is affectionately known as Precious.
Angela D'Alessandro
Angela D’AlessandroPresident of PACE
Angela D’Alessandro has been a very successful Nail Technician & business owner for the past 18 years – current. She has worked at the same salon for over 17 years (Nail Boutique). She decided to start a career in Mary Kay as an Independent Beauty Consultant on April 7, 2014 for extra income, as well as, the relationships and support of such a wonderful and proven company. She also wanted to create a means of giving back to her community.Angela has since become a Team Leader in Mary Kay and is currently striving to become a Director. She has earned many accolades so far. She won the 2014 & 2015 Queen of Sharing within her unit, 2014 & 2015 Top 10 in Sales, & 4 quarter Star with the company.Working 2 jobs, she decided to spend her extra time volunteering for a few organizations that she’s very passionate about. Pace Center For Girls, Impact 100; & added to the list; Take Stock In Children.She decided last November to expand her business by joining a networking group. In the first 2 months of joining she already made back the money she paid in dues & started creating amazing relationships.Angela is currently the President of her chapter PACE (Professional And Community Experts) within The One ( The Organization of Networking Entrepreneurs). She is looking forward to continued growth & building relationships through permission based referrals. She is the very proud mom of two great children and the wife of a wonderfully supportive husband.
Christina Powers
Christina PowersL.B.S President
Cindy Turner
Cindy TurnerS.W.A.G President



Pensacola Business Radio:6-28-16 Guests: Peggy Brockman and Randy Bricker


Peggy Brockman/Brockman Enterprises


This inspirational speaker, engaging author, and a respected member of John C. Maxwell’s international leadership training and coaching team is “The Lady with a Plan”!   Peggy Brockman believes that with the right tools, every leader and every business can go from zero to hero!  In just 55 minutes, she can help you find at least $10,000 in untapped revenue. And in another 45 minutes she can show you a system that will truly help you understand your employees, your customers but most importantly YOURSELF!  On her site, you can pick up some great marketing strategies or join her E-learning business coaching program.

Peggy received the prestigious honor of being selected as one of the 2016 Top 10 Business Women in America by the national American Business Women’s Association (ABWA).  She has moved thousands of people around the world, from the stage, in corporate settings and one on one, to improve their lives, step OUT of old comfort zones and reach beyond their expectations in life and business.  In Peggy’s book, 10 Feet from the Edge:  Stuck in the Comfort Zone (available on Amazon), is a story of sur-thriving.  Fans are anxiously awaiting her second book, due out in August, SPURTS: Successful, Powerful & Useful Resources, Tactics& Strategies for Business Growth

To see how “The Lady with a Plan” can help you and your company SPURT to success, email her at or call her 850-259-8356. Connect on & .



I have been in Pensacola for 24 years; I spent 16 years in the car business as a salesman helping folks find the right car for their budget and for the last 4 years I have been very successful working in the Real Estate field and with my combined sales experience, I’m very confident I’ll be able to help you find your next Real Estate deal.


Pensacola Office

7139 N 9th Ave
Pensacola, Fl 32504Phone: 850-477-3948
Fax: 850-574-5333

Pace Office

5345 Hwy 90
Pace, Fl 32571Phone: 850-994-7744
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