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Contents Page 8

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Fed Cup World Group

Events - Top Picks

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Guiness Book - Most 3-pointers

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Music - Best Bets

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MOSI - Crowdfunding

Biz Spot Touch Nails

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Biz Spot Financials at a Fraction

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Surviving Summer

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Coloring Contest

Chamber News Florida on Fire

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Wesley Chapel Magazine is published the 20th of each month and is distributed by the U.S. Postal Service to more than 40,000 residents living in Wesley Chapel as well as hundreds of businesses. Submit articles, photos, events and news to: WCMeditorial@KEMMediaGroup.com © 2017 Wesley Chapel Magazine. All rights reserved. The views expressed within are not necessarily those of the Publisher. Editorial submissions are welcome. Publisher reserves the right to reject or edit submissions for length and clarity. The Publisher is not responsible for errors or omissions. Wesley Chapel Magazine reserves the right to reject or edit advertisements. Wesley Chapel Magazine is not responsible for errors in advertisements beyond the cost of advertising space.

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Fed Cup World Group Semifinals By Joleen M Ross Sports Writers of America


addlebrook Resort in Tampa Florida had an amazing opportunity to host the Fed Cup World Group Semifinals between US and the Czech Republic. A temporary stadium was created at Saddlebrook Resort for this weekend event. Six courts were used to create the space needed for the stadium, which was large enough to seat more than 3,000 spectators. The event was a great success with a full stadium, during both days. The US and Czech Republic have not played each other in a Fed Cup since 2009. The Fed Cup is much like the men’s Davis Cup, providing a team format where countries compete against one another. The Fed Cup is played over a weekend with the best of five matches determining the winner. There are four singles matches and one doubles match. Both teams happened to be the Fed Cups two most successful nations, with US winning 17 times and the Czech Republic winning 10 times. However, the Czech Republic won the last three years in a row. The singles matches were evenly split with Coco Vandeweghe defeating Marketa Vondrousova on Saturday and beating Katerina Siniakova on Sunday’s match. The Czech’s kept it even, as top-ranked Czech player, Katerina Siniakova defeated American No.2 Shelby Rogers. On Sunday Lauren Davis lost to Marketa Vondrousova, thus tying the score. The excitement was high as the final match, the doubles match, would determine who would move on to the finals. The match was played by US doubles team, Vandeweghe and, Womens No. 1 ranked doubles player, Bethanie Mattek-Sands. The spectators were louder than at any other pro tennis tournament, with horns blowing, drums pounding, people cheering and air horns screaming. Surprisingly, the Czech Republic side of the stadium was just as loud as the US side. The final victory went to the US team with Mattek-Sands and Vandeweghe displaying exceptional doubles tennis talent. You can follow team USA as the Fed Cup Finals are held in November in Belarus.

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Interview with Wesley Chapel Resident & Guinness Book of World Records Holder,

Justin Dargahi By Rachel Ward


arrived late to conduct my first interview. If you know me, running late is my cardio! When I arrived at the outlet mall to meet my interviewee, Justin, he was patiently waiting, cool as a cucumber, in his yellow Polo shirt & black Adidas. He greeted me with his infectious smile and a hug. Luckily, we are friends, which made the “interview” process a lot more smooth and natural. He was the perfect person for my newest job, Interviewer! We talked, laughed, repeated ourselves, got interrupted by my daughter who was intermittedly shopping and returning to inform us of all of her findings that she “has to have” and along the way, I learned a lot more about Justin and now you will too. Justin Dargahi is the Guinness Book of World Record Holder for the most three pointers in under a minute from NBA range and he is also your neighbor. He was born and raised in Tampa but has resided in Wesley Chapel for the last 10 years. How cool that we have a Guinness World Record holder right here in Wesley Chapel? It all started when he was eight and shot his first basketball. He kept making the shots and thought “this is cool”. By 6th grade, at age 11, he started playing competitive basketball. In high school he played for Cambridge Christian. He was always the best shooter on the team.

After high school he went on to study Journalism at USF and then wrote for the St. Pete Times for seven years, covering all high school sports in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. When asked why he didn’t draft in to the NBA, standing six feet tall, he told me he is considered

“short” in the basketball world. He said NBA players have arms like “Inspector Gadget” and his height and wing span just wasn’t cutting it. Justin explained that “just because you’re a good shooter, there are other factors”. However, his love for basketball kept him searching for more. Since he was always the best shooter on his basketball teams he thought “I want to use my talents” and decided to look for “some competitions”. He entered a competition at USF, and won, against 40 other opponents. It was a three point shootout and he was awarded $1,000. Sadly, he quickly learned that there weren’t many competitions around and it wasn’t going to pay the bills. He decided to start researching basketball records. He went to the Guinness Book of World Records website to see what the standing basketball records were. Confidently, he thought to himself “I can break some of these”. He rifled through them and chose a few he was determined to break. I don’t know about you but thoughts of breaking a record have never crossed my mind so I was very interested in hearing the process. What’s next I asked? He informed me you must fill out the application which includes: guidelines to follow, types of witnesses you must have, how to keep score and timekeepers. Once submitted, it was a waiting game, and three months later the application was approved. The journey to breaking a world record was underway. Justin gathered his supporters who were the girls of Land O’ Lakes High School basketball team which he coached, and set out, confident and determined to appear in the Guinness Book of World Records. On January 4, 2016, on the basketball court of Land O’ Lakes High School he accomplished his mission. He broke the record of 25 three pointers in one minute from NBA range (four feet more than college and high school range), which 10 Wesley Chapel MAGAZINE MAY 2017 • To advertise call 813.501.4894

had been standing since 2007. Justin dropped his 26th three pointer with seven seconds left. At the seven second mark everyone started cheering and screaming and he wasn’t sure why but the commotion caused him to miss his last four shots. Following his epic, record breaking day, he submitted the video, witness statements and all the additional paperwork. Months later it was finally accepted and approved. In May Justin received an e-mail that he had in fact broke the world record and a week later it was followed with the certificate. As soon as it was official it was updated on the Guinness website. I asked Justin what he thought when he first saw his name on the site and he said “I never thought I would be a record breaker”. When he received his certificate he went to get it framed – the first thing he ever got custom framed. He takes pride in his record because it actually takes skill, unlike “the most dog sneezes in a minute” or “most balloons

popped in an hour”. Once he broke this record I was curious if he wanted to attempt breaking another one? Not only did he want to but he already did! Justin and Teddy Dupay, who played basketball at UF from ’98-’01 and who recently resigned from coaching basketball at Cambridge Christian, broke the Guinness Book of World Records for the most three pointers in a minute by a duo. The previous record of 22 points was held by two Harlem Globetrotters. To break this record Justin said “both shooters have to be really good because one can’t shoot until the other makes a basket.” In March of this year, Justin and Teddy broke the record by hitting 23 points in a minute. Justin currently lives in Meadowpointe with his new puppy Guinness. He is single but looking for “the one” and hopes to start a family someday soon. He is the head girls Varsity basketball coach at Gaither High School. In March 2016 he received his real estate license so if you’re looking to buy or sell a home, he’s your guy. Besides his obvious love for basketball, his hobbies include fantasy football and baseball. His favorite basketball team is the Detroit Pistons and his all-time favorite basketball player is Isiah Thomas. We finished our interview with laughs, a few pictures together and telling my daughter that she couldn’t have everything she wanted to buy at the mall! How cool is it that one of our fellow WC residents is in the Guinness Book of World Records? Do you follow where your passion leads? If not, take some advice from Justin and if you think it, you can do it! Go for it! You never know, you too could be a world record breaker!

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Saint Leo University Offers Girls Summer Camps About Robotics

Registration is now open for Saint Leo University’s Girls Can! Robotics Camps, offered to girls ages 10 to 15. Beginner camps are offered the weeks of July 10 through July 14, and July 17 through July 21. Girls with no previous experience will learn to build small robots while working and having fun with other campers. A three-day session for campers who have already worked with robots will be offered July 24 through July 26. The camps are directed by Dr. Monika Kiss of the Saint Leo University mathematics faculty. For more information, email her at monika.kiss@saintleo.edu.

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FUNDING OUR FUTURE The Pasco County Commission established a School Infrastructure Funding Committee after the District School Board of Pasco County requested an increase to the school impact fee only on new home construction. The committee, which has five parent members appointed by the school board and five developer/homebuilder members appointed by the commission, has met twice to review the School Impact Fee study prepared for the school board by Tischler Bice, which recommends increasing the current $4,876 impact fee for a new single-family home to $9,174. School impact fees have not been raised for 12 years. During that time, the school board’s millage rate, another capital funding source, has been decreased from 2.0 mills to 1.5 mills (1 mill = $1 per $1,000 in home value). The district also has seen a decrease in state school capital dollars over that time. There currently is legislation to further reduce the amount of property tax dollars for traditional public schools by diverting funds to charter schools. School boards would not have an opportunity to increase the millage rate to

The Pasco County Summer Day Camp program will run from June 12 - July 28. Campers will experience fun activities including games, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, movies, guest speakers, special events, and much more! Do you need help paying for your children to attend summer camp? The deadline for submitting an application for the Resident Youth Scholarship program has been extended to Friday, April 21. For more information on summer day camp programs or scholarships call (813) 929-1229.

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Surviving Summer Helpful Tips to Keep Common Summer Injuries at Bay


hile summer brings a lot of fun, it can also bring health and safety challenges. Everyone wants to enjoy the warmer days, longer evenings and all the adventures summer has to offer without injury. Here are some helpful prevention and safety tips from Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel to help you do that.

Bug Safety • Don’t use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays and avoid wearing bright colors or flowery prints. • To remove a visible stinger from skin, gently back it out by scraping it with a credit card or your fingernail. • Combination sunscreen/insect repellent products should be avoided because sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours, but the insect repellent should not be reapplied. • Use insect repellents containing DEET when needed to prevent insect-related diseases. The current American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendation for children older than 2 months of age is to use 10% to 30% DEET. DEET should not be used on children younger than 2 months of age.

Playground Safety • Check to make sure that surfaces under playground equipment are safe, soft and well-maintained. • If a fall does occur, make sure you know the signs and symptoms of a concussion and seek medical attention when needed. For more information on concussions, including signs and symptoms to look out for, visit cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/response.

Heat Safety • Kids should always have water or a sports drink available and take a break to drink every 20 minutes while active in the heat. • Clothing should be light-colored and lightweight and limited to one layer of absorbent material to facilitate evaporation of sweat. • Know the signs of a heat stroke. The first sign is leg cramping. If this occurs, cool off and drink fluids. Water is okay, but sports drinks with electrolytes are often better, as they help replace salt and retain fluid.

Sun Safety • On both sunny and cloudy days, use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or

greater that protects against UVA and UVB rays. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, or after swimming or sweating. • Use extra caution near water and sand as they reflect UV rays and may result in sunburn more quickly. If an emergency does occur, call 9-1-1, stay calm, provide complete information, stay on the phone until the operator says it is okay to disconnect. To help prepare for the unexpected, keep an emergency contact list near with the following reminders.

Emergency 9-1-1 • State that there is an emergency • Identify yourself and your location • Explain the situation

Poison Control 1-800-222-1222 Call 9-1-1 for a poison emergency if the victim collapsed or is not breathing. Call poison control if the victim is awake and alert. • You may be asked to provide the following: • Age and weight of the victim • Type of poison • Time the poisoning occurred • Address or location of victim

Fire Department Call 9-1-1 in the event of a fire or in the case of a severe burn Sheriff’s Office (Dispatch/Communications) 727-847-8102 As our community continues to grow, so does our hospital. Recently, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel completed its expansion, which included doubling the size of our emergency room so we can better serve you. Take a virtual tour of our new ER and other new areas at FHInspiredbyYou.org. If you do have to go to the Emergency Room, be sure to bring: • Your insurance cards • Current medications • Other medical history • Drug or other allergies • Information about any chronic conditions. To advertise call 813.501.4894 • MAY 2017 | Wesley Chapel MAGAZINE 17

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arm weather is right around the corner, and if you have children, chances are you’re considering swimming lessons to teach them how to swim and be safe in the water. Well look no further! Whether you live in Wesley Chapel or Tampa, SwimKids USA Family Swim School is the swim school of choice for parents. Why? “Because at SwimKids USA you get results!” says Alan Messing. As Founder, Owner, of SwimKids USA, Alan stays involved in every aspect of the program and his staff. For over 28 years, thousands of children have graduated from the school. Best of all, they are not only having fun, but are safe and skilled in the water. “Safety is our number one priority here at SwimKids USA,” says Alan. And rightfully so when you consider this: FACT: In the state of Florida, the leading cause of death for children under the age of 5 is drowning. And with that fact, it’s no

wonder why parents choose SwimKids USA. One only has to view the movie clips on the SwimKids USA website to see the end results. You can see their one year old students swim! “What makes our program different is when parents enroll in our program, they are paying for swim skills, not swim bills” says Alan. “Unlike big box swim schools that debit a parent’s bank account each month anywhere from $100-$300 per month for 1x per week lessons, at SwimKids USA we don’t do that. We understand that the parent’s goals are to teach their kids to swim and be safe in the water, and be done. They are not looking to add another ongoing bill to their already tight budget.” says Alan. With over 40 pools throughout the state of Florida, and its 2000 customers, SwimKids USA’s reputation in the area is second to none. Whether it is infant classes or stroke technique classes for your aspiring competitive swimmer, there is a SwimKids USA class designed just for you. But don’t delay! SwimKids USA’s classes fill up fast, typically by May.

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Pasco County Burn Ban Update

UPCOMING EVENTS Diverging Diamond Update by FDOT Tuesday, May 23rd- @ Mercedes Benz of Wesley Chapel 9am Membership Orientation at Chamber Office, Wednesday May 24 Holiday Inn Express & Suites-Tampa North- Wesley Chapel, Wednesday May 24 Economic Development Briefing - Thursday May 25 ULI Florida Summit Annual Statewide Event, Thursday May 25, 2017 - Friday May 26 Final Friday Friday May 26 WOW - Women of Wesley Chapel, Friday June 2 Academy for Business Development Saturday June 3 Monthly Business Breakfast Tuesday June 6

Academy for Business Development Saturday June 10 Business Link - Tools, Tips & Networking to Strengthen Your Business!, Wednesday June 14 Ambassador Meeting Wednesday June 14, 2017 Support Group for Caregivers, Thursday June 15 Academy for Business Development, Saturday June 17 Monthly Coffee Social Tuesday June 20 Networking on the Nines Tuesday June 20 Time for Wine Wine presents Passport Series 2017 Tuesday June 20 Economic Development Briefing Thursday June 22

Pasco County Government would like to remind citizens that a burn ban is in place in unincorporated Pasco County. Go to www.pascocountyfl.net to read the ban in the press release section. Florida Forest Service (FFS) is requesting residents do not call to request a permit to have open flames events such as campfires, open fires and trash fires. The FFS does not provide permitting for those events. The burn ban was put in place because the fire danger is extremely high and that is why the burn ban is in effect. Florida Forest Service has a complete list of eligible permits by going to www.floridaforestservice.com and search for burn permits.

Florida On Fire

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and the Florida Forest Service announced that more than 2,000 wildfires have burned over 150,000 acres in Florida this year, with nearly 125 active wildfires burning as of May 8, 2017. Current conditions by county, burn bans, and helpful tips regarding wildfires in Florida can be found on our Current Fire Conditions webpage. “Florida is in the middle of its worst wildfire season in years — with no end in sight,” Commissioner Putnam said. “With such an active wildfire season and much of Florida experiencing significant drought conditions, residents and visitors should take every precaution to help prevent wildfire.” Conditions are forecast to get even drier and warmer into late spring and early summer. May is traditionally one of the driest months of the year in Florida, and that is the expectation for 2017. Commissioner Putnam asked Governor Scott to issue an executive order on April 11, 2017, in order to provide full resources to combat wildfires. The last time a similar executive order was issued was in June 2011. To increase home survivability, Floridians can do the following: Keep mulch and pine needles away from your home, fence, and deck; Keep roof and gutter free of pine needles; Keep flammables away from your home; Store firewood at least 30 feet from your home; Remove dead vegetation and debris from under the deck and within 10 feet of your home; and make wildfire preparedness a family project.


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May 15th through May 21st Check website for times www.improvtampa.com

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America’s “Favorite White Comedian”.

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FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway. com’s Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart” (Time). Vogue cheers, “it’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother.

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17th Tampa Model Train Show and Sale Florida State Fairgrounds

June 3rd and 4th - check website for times www.floridastatefair.com

The success of the past shows has enabled us to hold this show again in June 2017. In December 2016, we had over 2,400 paid through the doors for this two day show. The December show has been held for the past eleven years and continues to grow in success for dealers and collectors. This year the December 2017 show will be held Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17.

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Fans worldwide flock to Pablo Francisco’s shows to experience some of the funnist off the wall comedy ever unleashed. Pablo hits his mark every time weaving together his one of a kind arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, spot on impressions, and clever insights to create a stand-up show that more resembles an hour-long comedic jazz riff. Pablo’s show is an entertaining and off-thewall performance that delivers the laughs and points out the hilarious absurdities in an illogical, pop-culture obsessed world. Pablo is one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide. His two Comedy Central one hour comedy specials “They Put It Out There” and “Ouch!” continue to stay on the networks most requested list.

The Naked Magicians returns to The Straz! The show features magic, mirth and more than a touch of mayhem as these two hot and hilarious magicians say abracadabra and take magic to a whole new level. Left without sleeves or pockets, the Naked Magician’s (Mike Tyler and Christopher Wayne) saucy magic is baffling and entertaining, bringing a new meaning to “now you see it.” This boisterous R-rated magic show, strips away the top hats and capes, promising full frontal illusions. Good magicians don’t need sleeves and great magicians don’t need pants. This show proves just that.

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Mall-Wide Job Fair just in time for the summer! A list of participating stores will be available online or at Guest Services on June 6th after 10am. Job seekers may visit participating stores individually for job opportunities from 4:00 pm - 6:00. We respectfully request you do not visit the stores early in order to give stores time to prepare for applicants. Thank you for your participation and happy job hunting!

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he newest and possibly the grandest nail salon in Wesley Chapel is Touch Nail Spa which is located at 27233 S.R. 56. The salon is open Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. on Sunday. Walk-ins and appointments are welcome. Located in the Cypress View Square shopping plaza on S.R. 56 (in the same plaza as Capital Tacos), Touch Nail Spa offers a beautiful, luxurious setting to enjoy new beautiful nails, a pedicure, a manicure, or one of the salon’s many other services, including eyelash extensions, waxing, facials and massages. Touch Nail is owned by Timmy Pham, along with his wife Tiffany, who are originally from Vietnam. Now open, the salon was more than a year in the making. Mr. Pham designed the salon from scratch after working more than 17 years in the industry. There were numerous hurdles that had to be crossed to open, including Pasco County's licensing and permitting. At 3,200 square feet it is one of the largest salons in the area. There are 21 manicure stations and 16 pedicure chairs with massage.

The attention to detail that Mr. Pham brings to Touch Nail goes beyond great to almost perfection. Cleanliness is of utmost importance. The products used at Touch Nail include very high-end, all natural organic spa pedi products and thousands of available colors for your nails. Add immaculate and beautiful decor, and the offering of free wine and you get an experience worthy or your escape from the outside world. Touch Nail Spa is a location to enjoy a hand or foot treatment in a relaxing and gorgeous setting – either for some much-needed alone time or with a group of friends. They offer the most unique and luxurious experience for customers. Their mission is to provide a luxury spa service to clients and make them feel fabulous everyday. They offer 50% off one service (of higher value) on your birthday! Schedule an appointment today! While we know there a number of fine nail salons in the area worth visiting, Touch Nail Spa as the newcomer on the block has been given the attention to detail and customer service that should provide for long term success of the business. Tell Mr. Pham (Timmy) that you read about his new, beautiful endeavor here.

To make an appointment or ask about services, call 973-4111.

Customer Reviews Absolutely loved this place!! Everyone is super nice the place is very elegant. With lots of spots where they do your nails and pedi chairs available,. I had a pedi with the hot stone massage and citrus scrub super relaxing, and my nails in dipping powder I chose to just have them on top of my natural nails and not Acrylic nails they came out super cute. This will be my new spot for sure. I definitely recommend you come and try them out.

Had a great experience. They have an incredible wall of beautiful nail colors to choose from. They did quality work and made you feel welcomed and appreciated.

By far the best nail spa I've ever been too! Being in the military, I've grown skeptical about whom I let do my nails and eyebrows! However, everyone here is great! The owner Timmy ensures every customer is satisfied! Henry and Tina give the best pedicures! Kema is outstanding at waxing. All in all, our experience was fantastic and the staff was wonderful!

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o the average person, accounting is far more than just an effortless process of tracking, documentation and record-keeping. A standard Google search revealed that the words “accounting is,” often preceded the words “stressful” or “harder than engineering.” As a business owner, there is one sure way to avoid adopting a similar outlook. Hiring Dawn Fischer will help you reclaim control of your company’s accounting, while witnessing substantial reductions in your business’s internal costs related to salary, payroll taxes, health insurance and other employee related fees. Dawn’s New Tampa based business, Financials At A Fraction, assists with accounting, bookkeeping, QuickBooks and financial reporting accuracy. She brings to her business 26+ years of accounting experience including 15 years of self employment, 4 years of public accounting, and 7 years of private accounting. Dawn is a true Floridian, having lived in Florida her entire life, and currently lives in the New Tampa Area. She is the proud mother of 2 UF Gator graduates. Her oldest son, 27, went on to graduate from UCLA Law School, and is currently an entertainment attorney at 20th Century Fox in L.A. Her youngest son, 25, is currently traveling the world and creating new adventures. Dawn is happily married to Chris Fischer. He owns a successful franchise, Lawn Doctor of Zephyrhills, Land O Lakes. Dawn and Chris enjoy their weekends together golfing and spending time at the beach. Accounting came almost instinctively to Dawn, who eagerly helped her mother with the bookkeeping portion of her business. After the birth of her youngest son, Dawn took on an entrepreneurial role, starting her own company, Worth Your Dough Inc., which manufactured

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upscale bedroom furniture and accessories and sold to children’s furniture stores throughout the country. The company’s accounting and payroll needs were taken care of solely by Dawn for 15 years. She decided to embark on a new direction, and leave manufacturing. She began working as an Accounting Manager for a commercial air filtration and engineering company. While employed there, Dawn turned their accounting department around and made the b u s i n e s s ’s software more user friendly all while training other employees. Dawn’s desire to higher level accounting sent her on her journey into public accounting. In February of 2006, she began working for a CPA Firm. During those 4 years, she executed individual and corporate tax returns, managed fixed assets and depreciation, added new companies into accounting software, handled all month end closing for clients, processed all payroll for clients needing payroll services, and all other accounting functions needed within the firm. From here, she was hired internally by one of the firm’s largest clients, a 3PL Freight Transportation Broker, and took on a new position as their Controller. Throughout Dawn’s 6 years in management, she developed meaningful relationships with her accounting team which grew from 3 people to 16 during that time and she still communicates with them to this day. The company grew from 3 entities to 7, and her department managed all aspects of accounting for each entity. She maintained a valuable work relationship with her supervisor and CFO, who referred to her as his right hand. In 2015, Dawn chose to scale back and work for herself in order to enhance her own quality of life. Accounting is currently the focal point of her career. Her business, Financials At A Fraction, aims to help make

accounting painless for small business owners. The majority of her work with clients is performed remotely. Dawn uses systems and processes that allows her clients to see the same information as she does real time. She encourages a very open line of communication, with professional/ personal service. She is reachable by way of text, email or phone to help her clients in any way needed. With 26 years of experience, Dawn is a seasoned accounting professional. She works with attorneys, transportation brokers, special project clients and many others. Though she does not offer tax returns or payroll processing, she is happy to handle all accounting needs related to them. Financials At A Fraction can take your business from its beginning stages, through setting up accounting software and transactions to preparing financials for a CPA who will file your company’s tax return. Intercompany accounting is like second nature for Dawn. She is comfortable managing 7 entities at a time and does so seamlessly. Financials At A Fraction has brought several clients who were a year and a half behind in their financials up to speed and current, as well as provided training to them onsite to manage their accounting internally going forward as they desired. She handles temporary projects for businesses as well, with one including the transition of an old controller in a foam manufacturing company. During the 6 weeks she revamped their accounting inefficiencies, reduced month end process, and trained their new permanent controller. Dawn has a range of clients from marine product manufacturers, freight brokers, service providers, attorneys and other private small businesses. The billing for Financials At A Fraction is done hourly based on the requirements of clients. These range from daily and monthly inputting to special projects. Dawn’s services are available year round. She works with clients Monday through Thursday until 4:30 pm with varying hours on Friday. Dawn’s all-inclusive experience with and passion for the field of accounting makes her the clear choice for your financial obligations. She

is knowledgeable in all accounting systems and is able to locate errors and completely recover damaged financials. She prides herself on being an effective problem solver who is proactive rather than reactive. She also brings years of experience handling 6 million dollars worth of daily accounts receivable, and has highly effective methods to improve collections and cash flow. Her accounting work is paperless oriented which is immensely beneficial in today’s technology oriented world. Dawn has a strong knowledge and understanding needed to construct financials within software systems. She has experience in every aspect of accounting functions within a software including but not limited to invoicing, purchase orders, accounts payable and receivable, liabilities and assets. She knows accounting from the bottom up, and has trained teams on every level. She takes great care to cultivate lasting relationships with those she works with. Dawn values loyalty and loves being accurate and ethical in books. She has always said that her accounting was so precise, that the worst thing she had to worry about if ever audited was what would she wear that day! Her goal is to transform accounting into a process that is straightforward for those who struggle with it. Through Financials At A Fraction, Dawn Fischer assists business owners with accounting, QuickBooks both desktop and online, bookkeeping, training, consulting, and more. Her qualifications include a total of 26 years of accounting “hands-on” experience. Many people fear that hiring an accountant would be pricy, but one decision altering detail they are unaware of is that Financials At A Fraction will reduce your business’s internal costs, quarterly work and year end tax preparation. You are hiring an experienced accountant, bookkeeper, and controller all in one. Watch as your financial headaches disappear with Dawn Fischer and her game changing company Financials At A Fraction. (Full resume available on Website & LinkedIn) To contact Dawn, call (813)-731-1993, faf.fischer@yahoo.com or visit www.financialsatafraction.com

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