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RESIDENT Magazine F A I T H F U L LY S E R V I N G T H E W E S L E Y C H A P E L / N E W TA M PA C O M M U N I T Y • SEPTEMBER 2016

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RESIDENT Magazine table of contents September 2016

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FINANCIAL ADVICE LETTER FROM THE EDITOR TEAM BIOS UPCOMING EVENTS IT'S MOVIE TIME! PREGNANT AND UNSURE FEATURED STORY HARVEST A HAPPY FAMILY ZILLOW VALUES - ARE THEY ACCURATE? LOCAL CLUB NEWS NEW BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT & RIBBON CUTTINGS

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FI NAN CIAL

ADVICE

Helping Graduates Start On Solid Financial Ground

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ith graduation season drawing to a close, many recent graduates are making their fi rst major decisions about the future – where to live, which job to take and how to spend their non-working hours. Stepping out on their own often comes with another big fi rst – being fi nancially independent. While this newfound control can be enjoyable, the added responsibilities may also be overwhelming. If your child is a new graduate, help him or her start off on solid fi nancial ground with the following advice. Study your employee benefits. For many recent grads, this is the fi rst time they’ve been offered a 401(k), health insurance or the chance to purchase additional time off. Before enrolling in benefits, graduates need to research and understand their options. Graduates should remember that it’s okay to have questions, such as whether they should consider disability insurance or if a plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) is

the right fit. A good place to fi nd information is through the human resources department or benefits provider. They will likely have the resources and staff available to help. If graduates have questions specific to their fi nancial situation, consider meeting with a fi nancial professional. A fi nancial advisor can provide objective advice and answers to more technical questions. Ultimately, graduates should have enough information and guidance to feel confident making their benefits selections. Walk away from marketing pitches. One of the greatest fi nancial risks for young adults is falling prey to special deals that sound too good to be true such as “zero-down,” “no payments until 2018,” and “buy one, get one free.” New graduates are prime targets for deals on everything from cell phone plans and furniture, to cars and houses. Graduates who are considering a purchase with a snazzy offer should ask the tough questions, “Am I ready for a new

car, or am I considering a car because of this offer?” Those who decide to make a purchase should research the offer and compare it to competitors’ offers to make sure it’s a fair deal. In many cases the added interest and possible fees could make the price tag more than they ‘bargained’ for. Have a plan for your debt and credit. Graduates today have more student loan debt than previous generations, which means balancing their post-grad lifestyle with student loan payments is a top priority. Consider the value of consistently paying above the minimum amount due. Establishing this responsible habit can help avoid costly interest rate charges and late fees. The same thinking should be applied to credit. It’s important for young adults to establish a good credit history, so opening a credit card can be a wise fi nancial move. However, graduates should stick to one or two credit cards to avoid overextending their credit.

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Develop a budget. New grads quickly learn that living on their own comes with a long list of expenses. And, without careful planning, it's easy for their hard-earned paychecks to trickle away. Creating a budget can help young adults feel in control and accountable for their cash flow. Budgeting, while often a mundane task, allows graduates to ensure their money is being spent – or saved – on the items that are most important to them. Lauren Hopper is a Financial Advisor with Mclendon & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. She offers fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 16 years. You may contact her at lauren.s.hopper@ampf.com.

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RESIDENT Magazine Letter from the editor

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STEPHANIE COSTOLO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF L INT OF AL O G P N ARTI “ SIRE" "THE ST ENT IS DE V M E E ACHI N HILL NAPOLEO

omething I’ve always been intrigued by is how there are some people in the world who can confidently stride into a room and declare his or her desires. These people get others excited about their ideas and articulate their vision in a way that begets action. Dreams become reality. Our feature stories are part of my attempt at figuring out how this happens. How can two people from similar backgrounds lead such vastly different lives? What do these successful, engaging people do in their free time? What habits can I put into effect in my every day life to drive me forward on my path? From time to time I think we all ask ourselves some version of ‘how can I get there?’ This month we interviewed Gordie Zimmermann, one of the owners and developers of Florida Hospital Center Ice, which is currently under construction right here in Wesley Chapel. He gave us not only a personal tour of the twenty million dollar complex, but also a glimpse into the world of big-time developments and what it takes to get there.

RESIDENT Magazine

In addition to our feature story, this issue of Resident Magazine brings you a variety of interesting articles on everything from yoga poses, to fi nancial advice for recent graduates, to one pregnant woman’s quest for an oasis during her trying times. We strive to provide useful content to the local residents in Wesley Chapel and New Tampa of any age, sex, race or religion and we would love to hear about what you like to read! Please send your ideas for feature stories, informational articles or any other content to Stephanie@ residentmagazine.net. Many thanks for your support as Resident Magazine continues to grow; we are honored and blessed by you!

Faithful member of the Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce. Serving Wesley Chapel and New Tampa.

Residents are welcome to submit stories, articles, important information, new ideas & photos. SEND TO EDITORIAL@RESIDENTMAGAZINE.NET

© 2016 RESIDENT Magazine. All rights reserved. RESIDENT Magazine is currently published monthly, distributed by the U.S. Postal Service free to all residents and advertisers in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area. Lists are for reference only and do not imply official sanction or recommendation by RESIDENT Magazine. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit all submissions for length and clarity. The publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions.

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Unless otherwise noted, the views, opinions and advertising presented in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the Publisher.

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RESIDENT Magazine team bios STEPHANIE COSTOLO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Driven and passionate, Stephanie’s strengths lie in marrying day-to-day strategies with the bigger picture. As a lover of both business and psychology, she weaves those worlds together naturally. She is an Air Force veteran, has a BS in Behavioral Science and in Dec. will earn a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from USF.

PATTI SMITH ADVISOR

Patti Smith brings over 24 years of experience in advertising and publishing. She contributes to the team her insight and knows how to think out of the box . When Patti isn't busy helping others, she spends time with her beautiful daughter Loryn.

SUSAN GULASH ART DIRECTOR

Susan Gulash is a creative individual who loves the complete design process - from research to conception to completion. She has over 13 years experience in graphic/web design, and is the owner of Gulash Graphics. She attended and graduated from IRSC & USF. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls.

RANDI FREMUTH ASSISTANT EDITOR

Randi is experienced in teaching secondary English education and non-profit/outreach programming. She is an Illinois-native, but recently bought a farm in Michigan and has been trying her hand at homesteading with her wonderfully patient husband and two energetic daughters.

BOB THOMPSON PHOTOGRAPHER

Bob is thrilled to bring his passion for photography to Resident Magazine. He shoots for magazines and corporations as well as local businesses. By last count he has photographed over 40,000 people in his 23 years as a photographer! He is a dad, husband, proud Rotarian, musician, emcee, and is excited to play a part in the growth of Wesley Chapel and New Tampa.

HEATHER MORALES EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Heather Morales grew up in Nevada but always promised herself she would live near the beach. A Florida resident of more than 10 years now, she still can’t get enough of the ocean and spends her free time on the water paddle boarding.

JOIN OUR TEAM JESSICA BROWNING ASSOCIATE

Jessica Browning is a Michigan native who moved to Wesley Chapel in 2013. She is a lover of people and all things outdoors and enjoys helping local business owners grow their companies.

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PAT GUSTAS ASSOCIATE

Pat, a native of Northwest Indiana calls Wesley Chapel her home for the past three years. She owned her own business for 35 years and was an Ad Junct teacher at the local community college. Pat and her husband now enjoy life and their four young grandchildren. As a Resident Magazine sales associate, Pat enjoys meeting local business people and helping them grow their successes.

We are growing! To inquire about joining the Resident Magazine team as a Sales Associate, please email your resume to stephanie@ residentmagazine.net.

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Fresh Market

September

Car & Truck Show OKLAHOMA!

Cost: Free

CAR SHOW

Time: September 2, 3, 9, 10, 16,17 at 8pm.September 4, 11, 18 at 3pm. Location: Dreamhouse Theatre 1840 Oak Grove Blvd, Lutz, FL 33559 Cost: $23 per ticket online or at the door

Info: theshopsatwiregrass.com

Time: 12pm 6pm Location: Wiregrass Mall Cost: Free Info: theshopsatwiregrass.com

FRIDAY

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Info: 813-997-7146 or www. dreamhousetheatre.com

GRIEFSHARE The video-support TUESDAY group for those grieving the loss of a loved one continues for 13 weeks. Time:6:30pm Location: CEC Building at Lake Magdalene Methodist Church, 2902 W. Fletcher Avenue Cost: $20 for the workbook Info: Send and email to a.king4104@gmail.com

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WIREGRASS RANCHERS KIDS CLUB Time: 10am 11am Location: Wiregrass Center Court

WEDNESDAY

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MONTHLY MIXERTAMPA PALMS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB THRUSDAY

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Time: 4pm - 6:30 pm Location: Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa, Fl 33647 Cost: Free to attend- bring plenty of business cards Info: WesleyChapelChamber.com

OLD FASHIONED FISH FRY

FRIDAY

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SUNDAY

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FAMILY NUTRITION CLASS TUESDAY

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Time: 6:30 pm 7:30pmam

Location: Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, 2700 Healing Way Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Cost: Free Info: floridahospital.com

Time: 4pm 7:30pm Location: Pioneer Florida Museum & Village, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City, FL 33523 Cost: $10 advance tickets available at the Dade City Chamber of Commerce and Pioneer Florida Museum. Cash Only, please. Info: pioneerfloridamuseum.org

BAY DERMATOLOGY COSMETIC EVENT Time: 5pm - 7pm

FRIDAY

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Location: Bay Dermatology, 2653 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Suite 120A, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

DADE CITY'S WILD THINGS FUNDRAISER Time: 7pm - 10pm SATURDAY Location: Dade City's Wild Things, 37237 Meridian Avenue, Dade City, FL 33525(Corner of Meridian Ave & 17th Street ) Cost: Ticket purchase in advance only 2 for $100 Info: dadecityswildthings.com

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FRESH MARKET Time:10am - 2pm Location: Wiregrass mall Cost: Free Info: theshopsatwiregrass.com

PREPARED CHILDBIRTH 1 DAY EXPRESS CLASS Time: 12pm 5pm Location: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel 2600 Bruce B Downs Boulevard Wesley Chapel Cost: Fees Apply Info: floridahospital.com SUNDAY

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Include information from the following:

Yoga On The Lawn Friday Night Live Music

Wiregrass Ranchers Kids Club 2016 GOLF TOURNAMENT MONDAY Time: 11am 6pm Location: Saddlebrook Resort & Golf Club Cost: $125 per person, $500 team of 4 Info: saddlebrook.com

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YOGA ON THE LAWN Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm Location: Center Court of Wiregrass Mall Cost: Free Info: theshopsatwiregrass.com

MONTHLY COFFEE SOCIAL TUESDAY

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Time: 6:30pm 7:30pm Location: McDonald's 27643 Wesley

Chapel Blvd. Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Cost: Free Coffee Info: wesleychapelchamber.com

HOW TO GET THE WOMEN'S HEALTH & MOST OUT OF GROUP WELLNESS DAY FITNESS Time: 8am - 1pm

MEMBERSHIP ORIENTATION AT CHAMBER OFFICE

Time:6:30pm -7:30pm Location: Health & Wellness Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Cost: Free

Time: 9am 9:30am

Info: floridahospital.com

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE MUSIC SERIES Time: 6pm - 9pm Location: Wiregrass Center Court

FRIDAY

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Cost: Free Info: theshopsatwiregrass.com

AVALON PARK WEST CAR AND TRUCK SHOW SATURDAY

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Time: 9am - 4pm Location: Avalon Park West, Wesley Chapel FL Cost: FREE

Admission Info: AvalonParkWest.com

Location: Saddlebrook Resort & Spa 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543

WEDNESDAY

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Cost: FREE Admission Info: floridahospital.com

Location: Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce office Conference Room

YOGA ON THE LAWN

Cost: Free Info: WesleyChapelChamber.com

Time: 6:30pm MONDAY 7:30pm Location: Center Court of Wiregrass Mall Cost: Free Info: theshopsatwiregrass.com

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PREPARED CHILDBIRTH CLASSES, 3 WEEK SERIES TUESDAY

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Time: 6pm 8:30pm

Location: Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel 2600 Bruce B Downs Blvd Wesley Chapel

FINAL FRIDAY NETWORKING SOCIAL AT GRILLSMITH FRIDAY

Time: 4pm - 6pm

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Location: Grillsmith, The Shops at Wiregrass, 2000 Piazza Ave #100, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Cost: Free to Attend (Chamber Member Event) Info: pincherusa.com

Cost: Fees Apply Info: floridahospital.com

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Pregnant and

It's movie Time September 2016

OPENING NIGHTS

Unsure

one woman’s quest

for an Oasis BY RANDI FREMUTH

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The Wild Life September 9

HillsongLet Hope Rise September 16

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Sully September 9

Storks September 23

Masterminds September30

atricia Cao Dys felt completely overwhelmed after finding out she was pregnant. She was “lost, in an abusive relationship, jobless, no health insurance, and no idea how to be a mom.” After her then-boyfriend looked for help centers in the phone book, Patricia made a call and ultimately made the decision to walk through the doors of the Oasis Pregnancy Care Center. This decision led her on a journey to finding her faith, gaining confidence in motherhood, and self-discovery. She credits the Oasis Pregnancy Care Center with offering her counseling, directing her to important resources, imparting knowledge and providing products that were necessary to begin her life as a new mom. During her first visit, Patricia was set up with free counseling and directed to resources such as Medicaid, WIC, food stamps, doctors, etc.—all important resources to ensure a healthy baby and mother. “I went from not having anything to having direction and guidance in a matter of no time.” During Patricia’s visit, she was offered a free ultrasound and discovered she was having twins! After the tears of joy came the self-doubt and panic. “How am I going to do this, especially under my circumstances?” The Oasis Pregnancy Care Center was now more vital than ever to ensure a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.

To help alleviate some financial burdens, the Center offers an “Earn While You Learn” program, which involves taking parenting classes, earning points, and using those points to receive important items like car seats, cribs, mattresses, strollers, etc. These items are located on-site in their personal baby store and are “purchased” with points, essentially making them free to the new mothers. Points are earned by going to classes with other moms-to-be and watching parenting videos. These videos became instrumental to Patricia throughout her pregnancy and into motherhood. She felt she had a better understanding of what was happening to her body and how the babies were growing, and she had a better idea of what to expect in the coming months. She Continued on page 13

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learned important information on how to care for newborn babies; something she did not feel confident in initially. While the Center was helping to ease the financial burdens, Patricia still had emotional burdens troubling her. She was stuck in an unhealthy relationship, reluctantly practicing Scientology, and just feeling lost. During counseling, Patricia was encouraged to join a bible study led by Amie Perez—now a longtime friend. Her counseling sessions and bible studies gave her the confidence to follow the path God was leading her down. She welcomed God into her heart and was never turning back. She began regularly attending church and became involved in a mom's support group, called Moms of Preschoolers (MOPS). Asked if there was one thing the Oasis Pregnancy Center offered that she couldn’t live without, Patricia, without hesitation, answered “my faith and Christianity.” Her faith in God’s plan helped her to get out of her challenging situation

and to start over, which can be the scariest thing of all, especially in motherhood. Patricia has since given birth to wonderful twins, has given them a sister, and is currently pregnant with her fourth child! She’s happily married to Kurt Dys and attending Generations Christian Church, where she and her husband serve in the Children’s Ministry. She is also active in MOPS and attends the Mom to Mom’s Group. Even after giving birth to the twins, Patricia continued to utilize the Oasis Pregnancy Care Center’s counseling services through the passing of her brother and the birth of her third child. “I love being a mom. I love being a Christian mom. And I’m excited about my legacy for my children. I am who I am today because of their counseling, guidance, and education.” For more information on how the Oasis Pregnancy Care Center can help you or a loved one, contact them today at one of their two locations: Land O’ Lakes Location 3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd, Suite 108 Land O’Lakes, FL 34639 (813) 406-4965 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Wesley Chapel Location: 5854 Argerian Dr., Suite 103 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 (813) 618-5037 Tuesday: 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. See http:// oasispregnancycenter.org for more information.

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BY STEPHANIE COSTOLO PHOTOS BY BOB THOMPSON THOMPSON BRAND IMAGES & GORDIE ZIMMERMANN

GORDIE ZIMMERMANN

The Story Behind Building

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n the current state of seemingly never-ending growth and development here in Wesley Chapel, one of the more popular topics people are buzzing about seems to be the ice rink being built off State Road 56. Not only ice hockey and figure skating fans, but people from all interest groups are keeping an eye on the development of this ice rink. Many reasons can be attributed to this; the fervor for Tampa Bay Lightning seems to be at a record high, sparking a high level of interest in youth ice hockey around Florida; it’s also going to be the largest ice rink in the Southeast of the United States—laying down a whopping five ice sheets, one Olympic-sized rink, 3 NHL sized rinks, and one mini-rink with adjoining party rooms. One of the NHL sized rinks can also be used as a 17,000-square-foot multisports pad, which can be used for basketball, volleyball, indoor arena football, soccer, tennis, lacrosse, street hockey and roller hockey,

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etc. Because of the sheer size, NHL teams, college teams, and worldclass tournaments and camps are all eyeballing Florida Hospital Center Ice as a destination of choice.

the Largest Ice Rink in Florida

welcoming when we met him in the office Taking into account the enormous park behind the size and amount of planning it must Mercedes Dealership on State take to materialize something of this Road 56. After introductions, we scale, I can’t help but wonder about immediately grabbed a couple of the individual behind the madness. hardhats and headed over to the Maybe I’m not hanging in the right complex for a tour. As we walked circles, but people in my everyday through the expansive space, life don’t go about spearheading construction workers were buzzing multi-million dollar projects and about, forklifts were zipping this way coinciding local economic boom as and that way, and the main focus of part of their daily to-do list. How that particular moment was HVAC does the idea of doing something on installation; the scene was busy with this scale become a reality? What’s production. The speed at which the secret sauce? Resident Magazine everything is coming together keeps sat down with Gordie Zimmermann, Gordie and his team plenty busy. one of the owners and developers of At the moment, the complex is still Florida Hospital Center Ice, to take a pretty open space, so we could see a peek into the world of big-time from one end to the other and could developments. identify where each sheet of ice will be laid out. It’s pretty amazing to Soft-spoken and polite, Gordie watch something come together that Zimmermann was warm and

will be a space for kids, teens, and adults alike to chase their dreams and create memories for decades to come. RM (Resident Magazine)- Tell me about yourself. What did you want to be as a child, and where did you grow up? GZ (Gordie Zimmermann)- My parents are from Germany and immigrated to Canada, which is where I grew up. My dad was a boxer, and after his boxing career, my parents decided to have 3 children. They named me after the hockey player, Gordie Howe, and I started playing hockey when I was about three or four. As a Canadian, your dream is to become a hockey player; I started playing recreational hockey, and then I got into travel hockey and eventually junior hockey up in Ontario. I spent most of my Continued on page 15

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youth and young adult life living just outside of Toronto in a place called Oshawa. My dad worked for General Motors in Canada, and I actually worked there for a brief stint before taking a leave of absence to move to Florida when the (Tampa Bay) Lightning came down here in 1992. When the Lightning were planning to come to Tampa, I was watching that closely and thought, ‘oh, my gosh, they have, like, one ice sheet in Tampa’-the Clearwater Ice Area in Clearwater. There was a story in a Toronto newspaper where the captain of the Maple Leafs twisted his knee on the practice facility (in Clearwater); the article said that it was really hot out and the ice was not where it needed to be. I thought, ‘my gosh, an NHL team with only one option.’ So, that's what gave me the idea to come down and build ice rinks in Florida. RM- How did you transition from working at General Motors to building ice rinks? GZ- I had just been around ice rinks my whole life and knew quite a bit about them. I had done part time work at rinks, helping Rink Managers do their thing, and shoveling snow off the ice. It was always an interest; it's kind of where I grew up. RM- Did you have a building background when you moved to Florida? GZ- My brother was a masonry contractor, and I worked in that business, called Zimmermann Masonry. I did that a little on the side while I was working at General Motors, and our families built cottages and projects like that, so we did have a background in building. When I came down here, I actually worked for a development group as a project manager for almost 8 years. During that same time frame, we developed and designed the ice rink in Brandon.

GZ- Karrin, my significant other, and I live here in Wesley Chapel in Seven Oaks with our three boys. Luke is the oldest, 18. Spencer is 17, and Adam is the youngest, 16. All three of them have grown up playing hockey from a very young age, and they’ve all developed into quite the young hockey players. Hockey is obviously a big part of our life and Karrin is also a big hockey fan. RM- What does the first hour or two of your day look like? GZ- When I get up in the morning it's usually 6 o'clock, and I'll spend an hour or so on the computer just checking emails. Sometimes phone calls because construction people are off and running quickly in the morning. I also support getting the kids to school, and then I hit the office.

SON, LUKE

RM- To what can you attribute in getting to this level of success? GZ- This level of success takes a real team of people. My business partner, George Mitchell is an instrumental igniter to make this thing happen. It's a big undertaking, to support a private venture (like this). Florida Hospital, our naming partner has provided a solid foundation for years to come. We have Kevin Wolter as our facility General Manager, who has been a huge part in helping us put the project sourcing together. In addition, James Mitchell, Program Manager of sponsorship and adverstising, and Shari Trotter Klutz, our Executive Skating Director have brought so much to the project and greatful to have their experience and knowledge. More staff will be added soon to support our Building Operations and Programs.

SON, SPENCER

SON, ADAM

It's been a lot of research. I've been in the business, yet the technology has changed, so every day is something new and requires research for systems in the building, our programs, new concepts, and new tools. RM- Do you have advice for people who want to start a business?

RM- Tell me about your family. Continued on page 16

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GORDIE ZIMMERMANN that, you build a solid foundation to do the things you want to do (professionally). I've worked for somebody before who never spent time with their family, and I never wanted to be that person. Family is key.

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FLORIDA HOSPITAL CENTER ICE TEAM MEMBERS

GZ- Absolutely. I'm still learning a lot everyday with my business partner, George; he's been a mentor to me. I think having a good mentor is a critical path; you can't know everything. Having good people around you is key. I look at Jeff Vinik as someone else (who’s a mentor) and the way he operates the Lightning and that whole business. It's a world-class operation, and he's brought in the best people. The key is to surround yourself with knowledgeable, good people.

RM- Favorite sports team? GZ- I have had some of the greatest moments watching hockey right here, in Tampa. Tampa Bay Lightning, for sure. RM- What's the last book you read or are reading? GZ- I read the Phil Esposito autobiography recently. I know a lot of the people that he talks about in the book and some of the story, so that was really interesting. RM- Tell me a little about coaching the Wiregrass High School ice hockey team.

RM- What is the first thing that comes to your mind when I say the word ‘dreams’?

WIREGRASS HIGHSCHOOL TEAM

GZ- Never stop dreaming. A lot of people have said that I'm not going to ever do this. There were people betting that this would never commence. I don't ever look back. You’ve got to keep moving forward. So dreams are something you've got to go by, for sure, because this was a dream; it's always been a dream to build a grand scale, world-class facility. And here we are, we're doing it. RM- What's the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? GZ- Your family is number one. In doing

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GZ- I actually coached Plant High School in South Tampa back in 1999. Wiregrass High School asked me if I was interested because Luke, my oldest, was coming in the following year and, since I had a background with hockey, they thought I might be somebody good to coach the team. It's been a blast. We had our tryouts last week for this fall 2016/17 season, and we’ve got some new players that are coming to the table who are really talented. Last year we finished in the final four, and this year I think we have a contending team to possibly go to states and maybe Nationals. It's exciting. We've had some scouts from a major junior team come to our games. Last year, Adam, my youngest, was scouted for a major junior team in Canada and is now a future prospect. We're going to have high school hockey games during the season at Florida Hospital Center Ice, and this will be our home practice rink. Currently, we have about five high school teams planning to make this their home rink.

RM- When you’re not building ice rinks, what do you do for fun? GZ- I love playing the guitar and hanging with our dogs. Karrin and I used to go to a lot of concerts, but we've been so busy with the boys, it's hard to get to do that. The last concert we went to was Luke Bryan. We both love music, and I used to play in a basement band when I was younger. RM- What kind of music do you play? GZ- Back then, we played Rolling Stones and music like that, but now I like country music. It kind of shifted, I guess; even my son who is 16 loves country music. RM- Name the best place that you've ever traveled. GZ- I think we take it for granted that Florida is where we live, but it's really a place that I used to love to travel to when I lived in Canada. Germany, just because all of my ancestors are from there makes it kind of a neat place to visit. I like going to a lot of big cities like Chicago and New York. I love driving into a new big city and seeing the skyline, I think that's really cool. The Klausen Pass in Switzerland was probably the best spot. I was driving a big Mercedes that we rented, and I'm going down this road where if you fall, you're a goner. There was a hurd of cows bumping into our car trying to push us off the road; we’re like ten thousand feet up in the air, and there's a big cow right beside you hitting the car. RM- Do you have a favorite hangout spot here in town? GZ- We frequent the Shops at Wiregrass or Tampa Premium Outlets quite a bit, dinner or a refresher at one of the local pubs or new restaurants.

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RM- What music was playing the last time you drove somewhere? GZ- That was this morning, and I was listening to Led Zeppelin.

been to a lot of big sporting events, whether it was World Cup soccer or Stanley Cup games, and it's a lot of fun.

RM- If you could put a billboard up and have it say anything at all, what would it say and where would you put it? GZ- “Be happy.” I would put it right on the interstate (laughs). RM- What is your passion? GZ- I have a lot of passions, really. I like to build things. I like sporting events. That excitement that comes around when the Lightning was contending for the Stanley Cup and to be in that atmosphere around people who are enjoying themselves, I think is a really cool thing. I've

RM- Thirty years from now, what do you want to be remembered for; what legacy do you want to leave?

GZ- When I walk into the Brandon facility 19 years after building it, I get the goose bumps watching little kids play hockey and figure skate.Seeing them able to do that, and knowing there's another facility, Florida Hospital Center Ice, that we’re doing for the kids is a big part of it. I think living in Germany for 3 months, Canada for most of my youth and young adult age, and the US (Florida) since 1994, I really got to see three successful countries in a personal way and how these nations compare.

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In Germany, I noticed that there were a lot of sports facilities for kids. When I went to Canada, there weren’t as many, but they had a lot of parks. When I came to the US, I didn't see as many facilities available. I thought, ‘my gosh, what are the kids going to do?’ And I wondered where everybody was going for sports and how far many travelled. So, that's really the big thing about this building—having something that offers an up-and-coming sport and enjoyment for community members is a really big part of it. RM- Why did you choose to build this rink in Wesley Chapel? GZ- Wesley Chapel is one of the fastest growing communities in Florida, maybe even in the US.

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GORDIE ZIMMERMANN Continued from page 17

The demographics are right and the access was the best in Florida with I-275 and I-75 so close, and 19 being attached to State Road 54/56 and a new extension to HWY 301 coming together here. We studied all of that. Our feasibility study came back and pointed us to Wesley Chapel as a great area to introduce a project like this. We did a lot of research. RM- When will the Florida Hospital Center Ice open its doors to the public? GZ- We are targeting late fall of this year. I can't say an exact date because we have to mechanically commission this building, and that's about a six-week commissioning process to create the right atmosphere and conditions for making ice. RM- How many jobs will this bring to the area? GZ- I can say in construction, we've already created probably three to four hundred jobs. In the facility operations, we will have about 20 full-time staff and roughly thirty to forty part timers. The restaurant will probably have about fifteen to twenty people on shift work and the Pro Shop will have about ten, but we have leased those out. RM- What added Economic Development will the rink bring into Wesley Chapel and New Tampa? GZ- A facility of this nature will probably utilize somewhere around ten to fifteen hotels during a big event and has spawned several new hotel projects . We've already booked some of those events, and we've been involved with the tourism director for Pasco County and also the sports commision director of Hillsborough County. Both of them are promoting the facility because of the hotel and regional impact. This building has become world recognized as a training center for elite athletes and a developmental Page 18 | September 2016

center for future athletes. Florida Hospital’s involvement has really ignited awareness with their sports performance and injury prevention programs. Dr. Barbara Morris of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will lead the Sports Perforamce program at Florida Hospital Center Ice. RM- Tell me about the programs that will be available. GZ- Kids can come into our building at ages three and four and register in developmental

The Story Behind Building

the Largest Ice Rink in Florida

and then shuttle them over to practice at the rink. We're also working with Saddlebrook on some of the big camps like the V-Red Prospects camp. It's a major junior hockey camp, and this will be the first time the program ever comes to Florida. Additionally, because of the size of the building, we are able to do state high school championships here, nationals for the adults and World Selects are scheduled in May. Some really big National level events will happen here. RM- What other uses of the space are being discussed?

GZ- I've actually met with Sheriff Chris Nocco, and they love the idea of the building being here for several reasons. Obviously, it gets kids off the street and gives them something to do. We also talked about the K-9 training MIK E MOORE M MISSION ER coming in and doing GORDIE & CO a few shows for us here. We've skating programs, discussed a possible staging area if which is ‘learn to skate’ to play, or there ever was an emergency, that he ‘learn to skate’ to play hockey. Our could provide his staff to set up base Learn to Skate school will teach out of this building; and so we have them in seven-week progressions. it wired for a generator. We will schedule a lot of camps and clinics along the way, whether it's RM- Is it true that this will be the a holiday clinic or summer camp, state of Florida’s largest ice rink? and they'll teach kids at all levels of hockey and figure skating. So, for GZ- This will be the largest ice rink a three-year-old or all the way up in the South of the US. There's a to a senior citizen, you can use our couple of three pad rinks in Florida facility. now—one in Fort Myers and one We will also schedule several annual in Coral Springs. This one actually adds another whole pad, the off-ice tournaments, competitions, camps training area and the mini-pad. and programs to support local, regional, national and international RM- Any word on NHL teams participants and team. We have an coming to use the facility to academy introduction that’s going practice? to be a world-recognized hockey and figure skating program. We've GZ- Saddlebrook has actually had a lot of interest in that, and spoken to four or five NHL teams, Saddlebrook Resort is working with so that when they come to town, us to be one component of that they can stay there and practice academy. They will board some here. When I was running the of the international students and Brandon facility, at one time we provide schooling in Saddlebrook,

had four different NHL teams in the building practicing in a single day. The Lightning are planning several programs with us in terms of camps and clinics for kids following their Lightning Made initiative. There is a strong possibility either doing the rookie camp or having a training camp here in the near future. It's the perfect facility for that kind of event with the ancillary facilities provided at Florida Hospital Center Ice. RM- What causes does the Florida Hospital Center Ice support? GZ- “Opportunity to Play.” The Mitchell family established this program to help kids who may not be able to afford a sport. For example, hockey requires a lot of equipment, and we would like to see that develop as we build the facility. We're going to have events, like Skate for Hope, supporting Breast cancer, and there are some other programs we’re working on for veterans and handicapped teams & individuals. Gordie Zimmermann knew athletes in the area needed another option. He knew he could make that option possible, and when the timing was right he made it happen. With a big heart, the support of his business partner, and his family by his side, the decision to build one of the biggest ice rinks in the southeast of the Unites States was made. So, what makes someone do big things? Things that many of us would say are impossible or couldn’t be done? Dreams. And Gordie Zimmermann had a big one. He wanted to one day see an ice rink that could do it all. He is now watching his dream become reality, brick by brick, by his experiences, motivation, commitment, and drive. Much like the athletes who come through those doors and step onto the rink, he knows that in order to make your dreams happen, you need to put together a strong support team and have faith in yourself, faith in your abilities, and faith that when the time comes, you'll know when to make your move.

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Harvest a

Use online tools like www. cdc.gov and www.nhlbi.nih. gov to get information you can trust

Schedule annual check-ups around milestones, such as birthdays and anniversaries to help you remember these important health events.

Start Harvesting a Healthy Family with Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel’s “Family Nutrition Class” on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm. During this hour-long

presentation, you’ll learn nutrition recommendations for children, practical tips for the entire family, and enjoy a hands-on kid-friendly cooking activity. The class is free and open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited. If your child has a BMI of more than 85th percentile, ask about the hospital’s KidShape 2.0 program. For more information about events and programs at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel, visit www.FHWesleyChapel.org.

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ationally, a staggering 17 percent of children are considered obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control. We are screening and diagnosing children for diseases that were once considered adult onset diseases, like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, sleep apnea and more. As the seasons change, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel encourages families to look at your daily routines of nutrition and exercise to support your family’s health. It’s important to get everyone involved in making eating right a satisfying priority and infuse family time with energy and activity to ensure that your family’s health is just where it needs to be. Try integrating some of these tips this fall. Nutrition: •

Watch portion sizes – for more information on portions, visit http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/eat-right/ portion-distortion.htm

Get the whole family to contribute with food preparation, focusing on an exciting variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains

Eat together, especially for breakfasts and dinners

Get recipes and family health information at https://fhwesleychapel.spirithealth.com

Health is Action: •

Walk whenever possible – walk briskly through the store or plan a family walk after dinner

Move in your home – whether it is through yard work or getting things done around the house— be creative! Play bouncy upbeat songs as everyone is cleaning, to cheer up the mood and get them dancing as they clean

Invite physical activity into the family routine —plan a breathless hiking trip or cheer on your kids in community sports teams

Annual Check-Ups: •

Fall is flu season, so be sure to schedule your family’s annual immunizations to keep them full of energy and zest

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REAL ESTATE

Zillow Values

Are They Accurate?

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he tools available to consumers these days are everywhere and amazing. Ads follow you around as you click, gather information on you and your habits, and offer information on home values through multiple well-known home shopping sites. The most recognized of these is Zillow and its “zestimate” of a home’s value. But are these values accurate, and how does Zillow arrive at them? Zillow uses a proprietary formula to determine the value of a home based off of information the website has obtained from public records and information entered by users. The site states the amount of the previous sale and the date of the last purchase. It also compares this information with other homes in the surrounding area. Using this information and data entered by the homeowners – like the features of their particular home – Zillow calculates the supposed worth of the house. Here’s the rub with that formula, Zillow can’t see inside your home.

Our region in New/Tampa Wesley Chapel consists primarily of communities known as PUDS (Planned Unit Developments). These PUDS have specific guidelines for the amount of homes within each community, as well as styles, square footage, and lot size of each house. As many discovered in the market downturn, what your neighbor’s house sold for will affect the price of your house, but that number will be a range value, not necessarily exact. It will vary based on lot location, features and amenities, and supply and demand. In fact, in the New/ Tampa Wesley Chapel area, supply and demand will most likely be the biggest factor in determining a home’s selling price. New growth in this area is a huge factor when it comes to this supply and demand. We recently received verification that Raymond James will be building at the corner of Wiregrass Ranch Blvd and SR 56, which will add new jobs and attract new homeowners. New schools are opening, which will also bring in more people, and I Continued on page 21

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houses in your neighborhood. They recognize the features and variations in a property and can still get calls regularly from folks moving in from out of state. This make an assessment based on their local knowledge and expertise. growth is putting pressure on We are seeing solid equity growth a market with already limited in our area and many folks are supply in certain communities. finding they are no longer under This leads to multiple offers increasing the price, or houses that water. I believe we will see the demand continue to drive our fly off the market in what feels pricing. Whether you are thinking like the blink of an eye. about buying or selling, speak with a local professional about So what is the message here? As with so many other things on the your home’s value before you make a decision; it could mean Internet, don’t believe everything $$$ in your pocket. you read. Zillow doesn’t know what the inside of each house looks like. Zillow also doesn’t know community differences. The location of a home within a given community can dramatically impact the value. So, what’s the solution? How can the seller get a more accurate picture of their home’s value? The best way to get a true estimate of value is still your local realtor. They have the latest sales information, and may even have experience selling Continued from page 20

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LOCAL CLUB NEWS

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GFWC-WCNT (Woman’s Club of New Tampa) organized a Back To School Drive, providing over $1,000 in school supplies for two local elementary schools. 25 backpacks filled with school supplies were delivered to Hunter’s Green Elementary on Aug. 5. GFWC-WCNT members were so generous with their donations that we were able to extend the giving to Gulf Coast Division of Children’s Home Society, which supports Mort Elementary School. 99% of students attending Mort Elementary School lives below the poverty line, with many being homeless. MARK YOUR CALENDARS! 3rd ANNUAL FIRST RESPONDERS

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GOLF CLASSIC – Nov. 14, 2016 at Hunter’s Green Country Club. We are SO excited to partner with the Franciscan Center in sponsoring this golf tournament that will benefit our First Responders! For more information as a player or sponsor, please contact us at womansclubnewtampa@gmail.com. Information is also on our Facebook page. We invite you to join our volunteer/ service club! We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the New Tampa Regional Library on Cross Creek Blvd., from 1 pm – 2 pm. GFWC-WCNT is a great way to get involved in our community, have fun and make new friendships! Our meetings will run from August 17, 2016 through May, 2017. For membership information, please contact Elaine Jones at womansclubnewtampa@gmail. com. Also, check out our website at gfwcwomansclubnewtampa.com or Facebook page – GFWC Woman’s Club of New Tampa.

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facebook.com/RotaryClubOfNewTampa/ Twitter @NewTampaRotary For more information, visit www.newtamparotary.org/ The Rotary Club of New Tampa’s membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. Membership in the Rotary Club of New Tampa provides the opportunity to become connected to the community, work with others in addressing community needs, and interacting with other professionals in the community. New members are welcome. Club meetings are held Fridays at 7:00 a.m. at Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club.

Speaker Scedule for September 2016 Date Speaker September 2 TBA

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August 12

Hjalma Johnson, President of Investment Advisors, Inc., and Triple J. Ranch Inc.

People and events pave the way for a full and enriched life.

August 19

Henry Oliu, color analyst on the Tampa Bay Rays Spanish broadcast

Mr Oliu’s unique perspective as the color analyst for the Tampa Bay Rays.

August 26

Hope Allen, President and CEO of the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce

Ms. Allen will talk about the latest news and notes for the New Tampa / Wesley Chapel Area.

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NEW BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT in PA, which opened in January 2010. It houses over 4,000 dresses, employs 5 part-time employees, and has customers and consignors traveling for hours to shop at The White Pear.

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rides-to-be, prom-goers, pageant girls, and the many women in between know how difficult it is to find the perfect dress at the right price. It’s not easy. Women will spend days, weeks, and even years dreaming about these dresses and get discouraged as soon as they start looking at price tags. It’s very easy to find dresses that cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars, which isn’t an option for a lot of women. On the other hand, there’s a fear that if the dress costs less, style is sacrificed, which isn’t much of an option either. Nanette Del Valle, owner of The White Pear Formal Consignment Boutique in Wesley Chapel, knows how complicated

the search for a formal dress is and has devised a way to alleviate the struggle of price versus style. Nanette was living in Pottsville, PA when she recognized a need for formal dresses at affordable prices and opened a consignment store in her own house with just 80 dresses. She spread the word to local high school girls and their families by sponsoring school events and through daily posts on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram. These social media outlets put The White Pear on the map for prom and special events, and paved the way for her current location

Last summer Nanette and her husband, Clint, a 26-year Air Force Veteran, relocated to Wesley Chapel and, through research on the demographics of the area, found that our local community would also benefit from a White Pear Formal Consignment Boutique. When owner of The Fancy Frock Bridal Boutique, Jennifer Smith, approached Nanette about a collaboration of their businesses, Nanette knew she couldn’t refuse. She wanted to bring the most unique, beautiful pieces to her store and this business collaboration would bring more options to her customers.

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Jennifer’s passion for new bridal gowns coupled with Nanette’s passion for consigned new/onceworn special occasion gowns allows her customers to find their perfect dress while staying within a reasonable price. The White Pear carries a wideselection of over 4,000 formal dresses/gowns for any special occasion, such as prom, wedding, semi-formal, pageant, military ball, quinceanera, homecoming, etc. All gowns are priced to sell; between an astonishing $20 to $500 and marked 50-80% off of the original retail price. High-end designers such as Jovani, Sherri Hill, Faviana, Mac Duggal, Mori Lee, and more fill the store. To make special occasion shopping even easier on her customers, her inventory includes affordable accessories, like jewelry, shoes, and purses! “I truly wish for your experience at The White Pear to be special and memorable,” writes Nanette. Furthermore, her mission statement states, “The White Pear is committed to making each customer feel like a princess. From the moment you step into our boutique, you will be made to feel special. Each gown in our inventory has a special story and with the purchase of that special gown, YOU will be creating brand new memories. You will never be rushed or pressured into purchasing a garment. When you step into that ‘perfect’ gown, you will know it and the smile you exude will tell your family and friends that ‘THIS IS THE DRESS’!” If you’re searching for that perfect dress, stop in and see what The White Pear has to offer at 1045 Bruce B Downs Blvd in Wesley Chapel. Questions on how to consign? Call Nanette at (813) 995-1732 or visit her website at www.whitepearbridal.com. September 2016 | Page 23


YO U R B U S I N E S S : TI P S & TR E N DS

actually needed and desired; more often than not, it will not be what you previously anticipated. As I am writing this, I have just finished 140 interviews on my latest business venture. Customer discovery made it very clear that my initial assumptions of a directto-patient mobile health product were wrong. I learned that the entire ecosystem is shifting its incentives, and my assumptions of who cared about this problem were completely off! If I had started this business before doing these interviews, I would have lost a lot of time and resources in a venture that would have surely failed. Luckily, I now know exactly who will benefit from my technology and what they value, thus making the business launch decision much easier and more effective.

Why and How:

Customer Discovery

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n the August edition of Resident Magazine, I gave a brief overview of the hottest trend in entrepreneurship called the Lean Startup. As a refresher, the Lean Startup provides a scientific approach to creating and managing startup businesses with the purpose of getting a desired product into the hands of customers as soon as possible. This month, we are discussing how to execute customer discovery—one of the most important components of the Lean Startup.

In every business, assumptions must be made about the opportunity at hand. Who are my customers? What do they value? Every entrepreneur knows there will never be a perfect scenario to start a business; there will always be the looming risk of the unknown. How you face this risk is up to you. One option is to throw money—most likely savings or expensive loans—into it and hope success will be the result, or another option is to better understand the market Page 24 | September 2016

giving yourself the best chance possible at succeeding before you spend any money. That preliminary research and understanding of the market is called customer discovery. It is the process of interviewing your business's potential customers and stakeholders about core assumptions that you need to validate in order to create the business. The main key to making these interviews successful is: do not let your bias influence the interview. This means, first and foremost, DO NOT talk about your product or service! The purpose of the interview is to gain knowledge on the details of what this specific costumer’s pains and gains are. What keeps them up at night, and what do they think about the opportunity you are trying to solve? You will find that when you approach individuals without an ulterior motive— selling your product—they will be more honest and open about their problems. Once enough interviews have been collected, a pattern will emerge of what is

I encourage each and every one of you to get out of the office and engage in some customer

discovery. You will learn a different side of your customers, and it could potentially save time and money in the long run. For comments and questions or to receive a quote on business consultation services please email jrbusinesscorner@gmail.com.

Justin Heacock Justin holds a Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies, serves as a guest lecturer at local universities on a variety of business topics and is a strategic business consultant - having consulted with over 100 companies.

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Health Tips From

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ost healthy people seldom give much thought to the automatic functions of our bodies. Functions, like saliva production and tear production are complicated processes, which healthy bodies seem to do effortlessly. Salivary glands produce the saliva, which keep our mouths protected from bacteria. Lacrimal tear glands, located above each eyeball, continuously supply tear fluid, which is wiped across the surface of the eye each time we blink and excess fluid is drained through the tear ducts into the nose. When these glands are working properly, people often take for granted that their salivary glands constantly produce the fluids that keep their mouths moist and clean, and their tear glands consistently produce a slow, steady flow of tears to lubricate the eyes, so they stay comfortable and healthy. Unfortunately for some, this is not always the case. It is when this production of saliva and tears is disrupted that we come to realize just how important fluids are in our overall health and well-being. Sjögren’s Syndrome is a chronic, slow, progressive, inflammatory, autoimmune disorder that infiltrates the salivary and lacrimal (tear) glands, causing

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dry eyes and dry mouth. It has been estimated that up to 4 million Americans are afflicted with Sjögren’s Syndrome, but only 1-2% of the population has been diagnosed. Because the disorder can be difficult to diagnose, the incidence of the disease may be considerably higher. Sjögren’s Syndrome primarily affects women with symptoms most often beginning between the ages of 40-60, predominantly in peri/ post-menopausal women, but symptoms can also be seen in young women in their 20s and 30s.

are a combination of various tests which can help lead to the diagnosis of Sjögren’s Syndrome. As an Eye Physician & Surgeon with over 35 years of experience, who specializes in Cornea Disease and Dry Eye Specialist, Dr. Andronico treats Sjögren’s Syndrome and uses specific

approaches to diagnose and treat this inflammatory autoimmune disease. If you experience dry eyes, dry mouth, vaginal dryness, or any of the symptoms above, call Dr. Andronico for a comprehensive evaluation at (813) 907-0950.

Other symptoms of Sjögren’s Syndrome can include dry skin, a chronic cough, vaginal dryness, numbness in the arms and legs, feeling tired, muscle and joint pains and thyroid problems. While the exact cause is unclear, it is believed to involve a combination of genetics and environmental triggers, such as exposure to a virus or bacteria. The inflammation that results progressively atrophies and damages the glands. Since the symptoms of this autoimmune disorder are very common and mostly observed from the age of 40 and above, it is often mistaken as age-related, and thus ignored. Some medications can also cause symptoms that are similar to those of Sjögren’s Syndrome. Fortunately, there FOR RATES & INFO CALL: 813-422-5551 | WWW.RESIDENTMAGAZINE.NET


TH E YO GA CO R N E R

NEED

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BREAK?

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s summer winds down and the flurry of school activity begins, you have 100 things to get done today, your boss gives you another project to complete this week, the 16 plates you already have spinning start teetering and crashing, and you have gone through the “drivethrough” for the third night in a row because you can’t imagine spending time to make a balanced meal for yourself, it may just be time to give yourself a break. Forget the overstimulating coffee break and give yoga a taste. Just a few minutes of certain gentle yoga asanas (poses) can reduce your stress (and cortisol levels) by quieting the noise in the mind, opening the heart, allowing energy to flow through the body, and reconnecting to your true self. Jumping off the hamster wheel in to any one of these poses for 2-5 minutes can return you to a renewed sense of calm, alertness, and vitality allowing you to handle ALL that is required of you with ease and presence.

Child’s Pose - Garbhasana Come down to the floor on your hands and knees. Open the knees slightly and gently sit back on your heels. Let your forehead slowly come down to rest on the floor (or a firm pillow if you cannot reach the ground). Allow your arms to relax by your sides, palms face up. Breathe and just “Be.”

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Forward Bend – Pada Hastasana

Neck stretch

Take a deep breath in, close your eyes and as you exhale, drop your chin to your chest. Allow the back of the neck to release and the head to let go. Breathe. On an inhalation, raise your chin to the sky, opening up the front and back of the neck (careful not to collapse the back of the neck). Exhale, lower your chin to chest. Repeat slowly and with your breath.

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Allowing your head to fall below your heart brings peace in a moment. Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart. Take a deep breath in, close your eyes and bend your knees slightly. Exhaling, hinge at the hips, so that your abdomen rests on the thighs. Fold forward, letting the crown of your head point toward the ground and the sacrum reaching upward. Release the arms toward the floor and let yourself dangle. Relax and breathe. You can clasp your elbows for an extra soothing nudge from gravity and sway if it feels right. When you are finished, roll your body back up straight very slowly, one vertebrae at a time, with your head coming up last. Breathe, and notice the sensations of energy in your body.

Reclined Knees to Chest – Pavana Muktasana Lying flat on your back on the floor, breathe and close your eyes. Bring your knees to your chest, head resting on the floor, and wrap your arms tightly around your legs giving yourself a hug! Breathe fully as you hold gently pressing your knees in toward your chest, so that your lower back comes toward the ground. Often when people become stressed, the breath shortens. Breathing deeply allows oxygen to fill your entire body, using the entire lungs, and is relaxing in and of itself. Closing your eyes helps to remove external distractions and makes going inward easier and quickly. Allowing yourself to let go and be timeless not only expands the moment, but also brings a deeper state of awareness and peace into the present. Now, wouldn’t that be a true break?

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BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT

Come see Efe at Exhale in Beauty today and find out for yourself why some clients are In April of this year they willing to drive an hour to their expanded their spa into a larger space that has allowed for the appointment just to learn how their skin works. As Efe says, addition of services like massage therapy, as well as, accommodate “once you know how your skin works, you can make it work for their growing client base. They are also currently working on their you.” very own product line of organic natural products, EIB Esthetics. bacteria causing 90% of acne.

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BY STEPHANIE COSTOLO

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ave you ever heard the term ‘aging gracefully’? Many of us wish we could turn back the hands of time, at least as far as our face is concerned. Drinking plenty of water and eating healthy are phenomenal ways to hold on to our youthful skin but sometimes we need a little extra help. For the past six years Efe Cockerell has been expertly treating her clients’ skin, helping them to feel and look young, clear and fresh. She’s so good, in fact, that some of her clients drive from places like Spring Hill just to spend time at her spa. After having her first child eleven years ago Efe began getting acne, which was exasperated following the birth of her second child four years later. She went to a dermatologist who prescribed medication to treat her acne – to no avail. In her mounting frustration she tried out an Esthetician, and her acne was Page 28 | September 2016

completely cleared within a few months. As a wife to Billy and mother to two children at the time (now three), Efe made the decision to pursue certifications as an Esthetician and, as they say, the rest is history.

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As a clinical esthetician, the most popular service Efe offers is microdermabrasion. She believes it’s the most popular because ‘you see immediate results. It makes your body produce elastic and oxygen, which helps the skin to look radiant, essentially tricking the skin into staying younger. Other services offered are oxygenating facials, jessner chemical peels, LED photon therapy, skin resurfacing (removal of skin tags, cherry angiomas, etc.), massage therapy, waxing, micro-needling, teeth whitening, facial detox and advanced exfoliation. She also provides teenage facials using a blue light that kills the active FOR RATES & INFO CALL: 813-422-5551 | WWW.RESIDENTMAGAZINE.NET


PET & CHILD OF THE MONTH

CHESTER & CHARLIE

CARTER H.

Chester and Charlie are Bichon Frise biological brothers who have very different personalities! Chester is eight years old, is very protective of his home and of mommy and daddy, and can be quite a little stinker sometimes. Charlie is seven years old and is as sweet as can be. They love snuggling on the couch and giving lots of kisses!

Carter H., entering 6th grade of Dr. John Long Middle School 1st Day of school waiting for bus 8/15/2016.

Would you like for your pet or child to be featured in our Pet & Kid of the Month section? If so, please send us 2-7 sentences about your pet or child along with a high resolution image to editorial@residentmagazine.net by the 15th of each month.

BOOKS OF THE MONTH

This Was a Man (Clifton Chronicles Series #7) by Jeffrey Archer This Was a Man opens with a shot being fired, but who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the truth about his wife Karin from the Cabinet Secretary. Is she a spy or a pawn in a larger game?

The Girl on the Train by Paul Hawkins

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

The Whistler

by Amy Schumer

by John Grisham

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, Emmy Award-winning USA Today Book of the Year, soon The to be a major motion picture starring comedian, actress, writer, and star of Inside Amy Schumer and the Emily Blunt. acclaimed film Trainwreck has taken the entertainment world by The debut psychological thriller storm with her winning blend of that will forever change the way you smart, satirical humor. Now, Amy Schumer has written a refreshingly look at other people's lives. candid and uproariously funny collection of (extremely) personal and observational essays.

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From John Grisham, America’s #1 bestselling author, comes the most electrifying novel of the year, a high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State.

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S P I R I T U A L

think about ours. Taking our own leap, quit looking at theirs. Which leads to…. We need to focus. What, or who, put this idea of this particular leap at this time in our heads? Danger—we could think ourselves out of a leap. But taking a look at how this idea got here is good. Is this a culmination of life-long decisions and actions? Did it come out of the blue? What is our motivation? What do we imagine is the consequence of our leap, what are the costs and gains? What will happen to those closest to us when we leap? Focus. Finally, if we have faith, and are told by faith not to fear, that we are not alone, what stops us? How much faith life is lived fear and the need for security? Christians and people who walk other paths of faith are asked to trust, let go, focus and jump. How long has it been since you’ve lept? What keeps you from that

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t was a Saturday afternoon at church. One of the women organized a painting party. As in on a canvas, not the walls. As in an attempt at art. Few of us felt particularly comfortable with our level of artistic talent, but we were gung-ho and enthusiastic. Our teacher was patient and kind. She encouraged us and fixed our mishaps. She was very kind. We had fun, met some new people, and went for it. Talk about a leap of faith--even though a small one. Anytime you do something you haven’t done before, you jump. In this case we had the safety net of a fine teacher and each other’s good humor and support. Leaping, whether a short hop or a long fall, requires some things of us. We have to trust. Anyone taken a trust fall? You stand on Page 30 | September 2016

new thing, that new adventure, that new experience? Are you stifling the voice of the Holy? What have you wanted to learn and you keep putting it off—for what sounds like good reasons? Now’s the time. Because if not now, then when? May you have peace and be a person of peace, Laurie

Rev. Laurie Palmer Pastor St. Andrew Presbyterian Church 5340 Primrose Lake Circle Tampa, FL 33647 813-513-8822

a platform and good souls line up underneath you. You turn your back to them. They link their arms together to form an arm-web, strong and sure. You are simply asked to cross your arms on your chest, close your eyes, and lean back. You fall. They catch you. Of course you trusted the good souls, but you also trusted yourself. Trust yourself. We have to let go. A trust fall, a leap of faith, does not work when we cling to a safety device. The safety device can be physical: a tree you wrap yourself around so you don’t have to fall backwards with your eyes closed; or it can be emotional: I’ve not done this before, why should I do it now? What’s the point? I can’t. To take a leap of faith we have to let go. Letting go of I can’t is crucial. Of course we can. Let go. We need not care what other people think about our leap. They’re taking different leaps. So be it. It doesn’t matter what they FOR RATES & INFO CALL: 813-422-5551 | WWW.RESIDENTMAGAZINE.NET


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