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Pensacola Business Radio – 12.31.15 – Guests: Ron Spradling with City Spree of Pensacola









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Ron Spradling / City Spree of Pensacola
Owner / Operator




Master Sergeant (retired) Ron Spradling is a decorated, 20 year, Air Force veteran.  He has an airframe maintenance background that includes working on the F-16 Falcon, A-10 Warthog, and numerous other aircraft.  He has taught over 200 students at the Aircraft Structural Maintenance Technical School in Pensacola, Florida, and he also has served overseas in Saudi Arabia, South Korea, and Afghanistan.  He received his BS Degree from the University of Management and Technology and now runs a restaurant delivery service (CitySpree of Pensacola) with his wife, Patty.  CitySpree of Pensacola has been recognized as an “Innovative Marketing Company”, “Small Business of the Month”, and “Best of the Bay – Food Delivery” in 2014 & 2015.  Together, Ron and Patty have three children, Alexandria, age 19, Thomas, age 14, and Samantha, age 11.




CitySpree is the premium restaurant marketing & delivery service of Pensacola.  Not only do we provide exciting marketing and advertising for your favorite Restaurant Partners, we also deliver hot and fresh food from them, right to you!  Don’t limit yourself to Pizza or Chinese.  How about other options like Steak, Italian, Mexican, Sushi, Indian, Barbecue (BBQ), Deli, etc… delivered? Let CitySpree bring your favorite restaurant’s food to you. Forget the same pizza that has been around for 50 years – remember CitySpree .

In addition to home delivery, CitySpree of Pensacola also provides business meeting, lunch, and dinner
services.  No order is too large!  We service Pensacola, NAS Pensacola, Corry Station, Saufley Field, Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Pace/Milton, and Cantonment (including schools & hospitals – we will deliver wherever you need us to).  We also provide catering for Party’s, Events, and Birthdays…name it, we can do it!  Don’t get frustrated with your ordinary pizza delivery or Chinese delivery – instead, order from CitySpree and have authentic cuisine delivered to you today!  Restaurant delivery at dine in prices, guaranteed hot & fresh!


We actively support the organizations below 

Gulf Coast Kids House & the Chocolate Fest

SeaStars Aquatics

Ronald McDonald House

Curry House – Lutheran Services

Krewe De Gumbeaux

Sacred Heart Children’s Cancer Center

Breast Cancer Awareness

Covenant Hospice

Pensacola Leadership (LEAP)

Relay 4 Life

Men’s Health

Alzheimer’s Awareness

Emergency Responders

School Teachers

To place an order or view menu options with CitySpree of Pensacola, just log onto We are committed to providing our customers with access to delicious area restaurant dishes, delivered conveniently to homes, offices, hotels or schools. With a focus on building local communities, CitySpree is part of a family of owners with locations across the United States.







Pensacola Business Radio – 12.31.15 – Guests: Dia Hicks with Swagger Scanner





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Dia Hicks / Swagger Scanner
Founder & Creator

Now there’s a safe place to fall.

Welcome to the world’s first socially responsible dating hub known for disclosing history before dating!  Finally, there’s a smarter option for online dating that addresses your biggest dating fears.  Today’s internet choices for dating are vast and meet the needs of almost every style of dating under the sun.  Until now, there weren’t any options for those looking to avoid sexually transmitted diseases.

You may think that this issue does not concern you because of your chosen life style, but chew on this:  The CDC (Center for Disease Control) new estimates show that nearly 20 million new infections occur each year in the U.S. – half among the nation’s youth.  1 in 4 people have sexually transmitted diseases and 1 in 5 aren’t aware that they are carriers.  So, if 25% of the population has an STD/STI then one would be foolish to deny that this horrific ratio also applies to online encounters. is a dating site for those looking to hurdle this serious obstacle by simply sharing history BEFORE the “get-to-know.”

#KnowYourStatus    #AlwaysScanYourSwagger

Founded in 2013, our mission is to help end the spread of sexual infections by offering a service that reflects today’s most pressing needs when it comes to dating. Our focus is to help stabilize sexual infections by allowing those who are proud of knowing their status to meet others who feel the same way. We provide a cool reason to get tested and a comfortable setting for you to easily ask the most important questions regarding disclosure of one’s health status. We allow for two people to feel confident when interacting which sets the course for a smart and healthy encounter that helps lead to a deeper and safer experience. Premium members can access both our ‘Safe-Dating Coach’ as well as an ‘Online Medical Professional’.

Located in the state of Florida, our a team is made up of passionate individuals all possessing administrative experience in the health education field and we are excited to bring this timely service to the world. Our website is developed by 7Hills Communications of Tallahassee, Florida.

Thank you for finding and choosing Enjoy! is a dating site that promotes safety and awareness. When it comes to intimate encounters, we at SwaggerScan realize that most people aren’t waiting for #marriage. While we don’t condone intimacy by way of ‘hookups’, we want to equip those that do with some important #rules may save your ‘intimate career’ (and maybe your […]


Pensacola Business Radio – 12-29-15 Guests: Jenny Clark with Solvability










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Jenny Clark / Slovability





Jenny W Clark is founder and CEO of Solvability, Inc., a training organization dedicated to small businesses in the federal contracting industry.  Through webinars, podcasts, live “boot camps” and conferences, Jenny help small business learn the accounting side of federal contracting and shows them strategies to be more competitive and improve their cash flow.


Growing up in a Navy family, Jenny considers herself lucky to have grown up in the Pensacola area.  She is a Gulf Breeze High School graduate and returns to the Panhandle frequently to visit family.  Jenny has a BA in Economics and also a Masters in International Business Studies.  She’s worked in the aerospace and defense industry for over 30 years, specializing in accounting systems.


Jenny has stayed connected with the iTen area business community and sees lots of potential for growth in Florida, especially in IT, aviation, and unmanned vehicles.  She is also an advocate for veterans, especially for veterans who are transitioning from military to civilian careers.


Jenny currently lives and works in the Tampa Bay area.  She can be reached through her website at or via e-mail at or through Linked in.


Founded in 1997, Solvability works exclusively with small businesses performing as either a prime contractor or subcontractor on federal contracts, focusing on DCAA Compliant accounting systems.

Growing companies need information about which systems to use, the costs of the software, implementation, training and maintenance.  Understanding your business structure, your plans for the future, the types of contracts and even agencies you are going after, and your reporting requirements are key to selecting the right financial accounting and reporting systems.

So where do you go for help?  The local PTAC can only really provide information about start-ups.  Your partners and competitors will only share some of their knowledge and strategy.  Large prime contractors don’t understand (and don’t care) that implementing an ERP system is expensive and time consuming, plus it takes more experienced accounting teams to run, and that your priority is passing a DCAA audit (since most small businesses are CAS-exempt.)

Before you can put in the right systems – you need the right people!  Finance and Accounting professionals who understand accounting, cost accounting and government contracting requirements, who become part of your key personnel and keep your books straight, but also know about indirect rate strategies, multipliers, billing, bidding, unallowables, unbilled and how to pass a DCAA Audit.

That is where Solvability comes in – your resource for selecting and  integrating the systems you need, while providing training for accounting, cost accounting and government contracting for you and your team.

Check out our video on Incurred Cost Submission >> Click here

Pensacola Business Radio – Legislative Update Episode- 12.22.15 – Guests: Todd Thomson / Executive Director of Public Affairs












Todd Thomson/ Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director of Public Affairs



Todd Thomson is the Executive Director of Public Affairs for the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce.  Todd has over 20 years of experience in Florida government and politics including serving as staff director for the redistricting committee in the Florida House of Representatives during the 2002 redistricting cycle.  Todd Thomson has also has consulted on legislative campaigns on the federal, state and local levels as well as lobbying for a number of business entities.


PENSACOLA, Fla. – Dec. 9, 2015 – The Greater Pensacola Chamber – along with the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast African American Chamber of Commerce, Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce and Santa Rosa County Legislative Coalition – held its Legislative Luncheon in front of 250 community, business, state and regional representatives in downtown Pensacola today.


The Greater Pensacola Chamber released its priorities for the 2016 legislative year, which are broken into three categories: Creating a Better Business Environment, Cutting the Cost of Doing Business and Hometown Heroes.


  1. To help create a better business environment, the Greater Pensacola Chamber recommends that state and local government officials act diligently when making economic development decisions and to streamline permitting and regulatory processes that sometimes hinder business opportunities. The Chamber also asks the Florida Legislature to be prepared to respond to any adverse judicial decision that might cause workers’ compensation rates in Florida to rise.


  1. The Greater Pensacola Chamber endorses the entirety of Governor Rick Scott’s $1 billion tax cut proposal. Specifically, the Chamber calls for a 1 percent cut in the Florida Business Rent Tax, as well as elimination of the Income Tax on Manufacturing and Retail Businesses and the Sales Tax on Manufacturing Machinery and Equipment. The Chamber also fully supports the proposed increase in the amount of income exempt from the Florida Corporate Income Tax from $50,000 to $75,000.


  1. To help improve the lives of our hometown heroes, the Greater Pensacola Chamber announces its support for two pieces of pro-veteran legislation. The Chamber urges the passage of HB 269, which would require the Florida Department of Children and Families to establish the Florida Combat Veterans Care Coordination Program. This program would provide combat veterans and their families with behavioral healthcare referral and care coordination services. The Chamber also supports SB 404, which would create the Veterans Employment Small Business Grant Program within the Department of Veterans Affairs. This program would offer small businesses in Florida a one-time grant of $3,000 for each veteran hired, or $5,000 for each disabled veteran hired.


“The Greater Pensacola Chamber supports these common sense proposals that will help grow our local businesses while creating a better quality of life for our hometown heroes,” said Todd Thomson, Executive Director of Public Affairs for the Greater Pensacola Chamber.


For more information about the Greater Pensacola Chamber’s legislative priorities or public affairs, contact Todd Thomson at (850) 438-4081 or


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About the Greater Pensacola Chamber

Founded in 1889, the Greater Pensacola Chamber is driven to create a climate of growth and success, to ensure economic prosperity and to enhance the quality of life in Greater Pensacola. The Pensacola Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, oversees Leadership Pensacola and completed Vision 2015, a five-year plan for job creation that brought more than 8,000 jobs to the area within three years. These initiatives take a strategic approach to regional growth and community building with the goals of building a healthier, better-educated workforce; continuing to advance the region’s economic positioning; and improving community infrastructure. For additional information, please, or follow @pcolachamber.


Pensacola Business Radio – Martelli’s TV Show – Interview – Guests: John and Marsha Martelli














John and Marsha Martelli




The Martelli’s are an American family who run one of the most successful sewing equipment companies in the country.

This family-owned operation, includes John and Marsha Martelli, along with their son, daughter, and grandchildren. When you’re working with family on a daily basis, there is bound to be a lot of drama. The Martelli’s know drama, but at the end of the day, they also know love. The show features a unique balance between doing what it takes to run a family business and highlights the likeability of the Martelli family themselves. It also features John Martelli’s love for inventing and displays the characteristics of an American family with a strong Italian heritage.

This show is currently in pre-production and plans to begin airing in the Spring of 2016.

The Martelli’s have a solid entrepreneur background and a strong Italian heritage.

The family was a part of the 12 million immigrants that entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in the New York Harbor. It is now estimated that 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island. The Martelli family were known for being hard workers and innovators. In fact, John Martelli’s father, Anthony, was known for stating, “If man built it, I can fix it”. History shows that the Martelli’s could not only fix what man built, but innovate and provide cutting edge inventions that help millions of families. 

For over 20 years, John Martelli’s inventions have found enormous success, particularly in the field of sewing and quilting. The Martelli family have provided quilters and other sewing and crafting enthusiasts with the tools and accessories to pursue their art and express themselves.

Their company values innovation and continual improvement through the support of a dedicated research and development team. The Martelli’s believe that it really means something to offer a product that will be appreciated and recommended to others.

What sets Martelli Enterprises apart is their commitment to research, engineering, design, and testing for all of their products. Research and development is the starting point for providing the tools that allow you to execute your creative vision.

The Martellis business is family owned and operated. They are on the premises daily to oversee the many operations. The business began with four family members, and has now grown to include over 20 dedicated employees who are like an extension of the family.

As a new generation steps up to serve their customers, the Martelli’s anticipate preserving this unique combination–a corporate business with a family mentality.

Through ergonomically designed tools like the ErgoCutter, or through innovations in design like the adjustable height of our Longarm Quilting Machine and Work Stations, making life easier for you is what the Martelli’s are all about, allowing you to excel in your chosen craft!

Visit Martelli Enterprises website now to learn more about what they do.

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Pensacola Business Radio- 12.17.15- FOODIE LIFE Ep. 3 — Keith Hoffert , Joe Abstone, Jarod – C.H.O., Brian Frazier





Foodie Life is a Culture Brand who’s mission is  “To Seek the Flavor of Life through Food, Culture and the Human Experience.”

Foodie Life people—lovers of flavor, food, adventure, culture, night life, travel and —are a true community of their own. Our first move was to tap into the strength of that community by telling Foodie Life stories and uniting them around a lifestyle. Next, we are building the ecommerce program, launching with a fresh Foodie Life website design and a strategic email marketing plan to fuel online shopping. Introducing visuals and messaging giving the brand an edge that matches the energy of Foodie Life.

Foodie Life Radio Hour is a platform for Fellow Foodies to share some of their passions and experiences in the Hospitality and Culinary arena. A collection of funny stories, cultures, flavor and human experiences!!!













































Chef Joe Abston, owner of Hopjacks Pizza Kitchen & Taproom and The Tin Cow, oversees the culinary direction of Pot Roast & Pinot and Edible Invaders. A Pensacola Tate High School graduate homegrown chef learned the right way. Chef Abston started his culinary training at PJC before graduating from the culinary elite Johnson and Wales University, building the foundation for his epicurean adventure.  Humbly Joe applied his education working around the world diversifying his culinary portfolio in such great places as the Ritz-Carlton and Le Bec Fin. Starting in 2008 Joe focused his energies in the downtown Pensacola area – a then small foodie scene. One of the earlier downtown revitalization pioneers, Joe was pivotal on the growth of the downtown area, and continues to further the downtown scene advocating for Gallery Night and chairing the up & coming Palafox Wine Walk. Chef Abston isn’t done yet with more exciting concepts early in the planning stages.



HOPJACKS      TINCOW        POTROAST & PINOT             TWITTER            FACEBOOK             EDIBLE INVADERS






















Brian Frazier / Gulf Coast Sauce Company
Wholesale & Retail Distribution – Product Development



Our original Sauce is a unique blend of tomatoes, jalapenos and spices resulting in a Sauce that fits no mold. Its spicy flavor and perfect consistency make it a great for everything from a dipping Sauce for fried shrimp and chips to a delightful addition to grits or a hot dog. And it won’t drip on your shirt.


The blend also makes a superb dry rub for steak and hamburgers. Try sprinkling a little on popcorn or your favorite chicken.


Gulf Coast Sauce Co LLC produces a bold and flavorful spicy sauce and a spice package that you can use to make your own sauce in a household blender.

The spice mix is also a great dry rub and seasoning for hamburgers and a variety of other dishes that need a little extra flavor.

The 12 oz. sauce retails for $7.00/bottle.

The mix retails for $5.00 and will make 44 oz.  With the mix you can vary how hot you make the sauce by following the directions on the package.




Telephone:       (850)733-9118







Pensacola Business Radio – 12.17.15 – Guests: Annie Dike / Keys To The Kingdom, Randy Delaney / Versailles Event Center and Betty Roberts / One Blood



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Annie Dike / Author-Preneur
Have Wind Will Travel



I was a lawyer until I quit. Six years in the practice taught me two very important things — 1) I love to write (while it was motions, briefs, and arguments then, I still knew I had uncovered my passion in the written word), but 2) I don’t like to do it in an office. Something told me I needed to get away, to travel, to sail, to live a different day every day and write about all of it. I now write full-time and spend the majority of my days cruising our 35-foot Niagara sailboat around Florida’s west coast, the ongoing adventures of which I chronicle on my sailing blog,, and sailing books available on Amazon. I hope you lose yourself in my stories, find yourself in my characters and relish every page. I will keep writing and sailing regardless. It beats the practice at least. Enjoy!

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Curious about cruising?  Come aboard!  I write to share the stories and I film to share the journey with you. Sign up to follow via the blog, YouTube or Facebook and get videos, blogs and books on cruising, kite-surfing, silks and every adventure in between. If you enjoy the journey, check out my books on Amazon, show some love with a weekly donation through Patreon or just share it with others and let us know. We love to hear from followers and send them free cool stuff. Email or message me on Facebook. Get inspired. Get on board.






Betty Roberts / One Blood
Media & Public Relations Manager

OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients throughout most of Florida, parts of Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina.

We distributes nearly one million blood products annually, employ more than 2,000 people, operate more than 80 donor centers and deploy more than 200 of our signature Big Red Buses throughout our service area for blood drives.  (Click here to view the OneBlood service area map).

OneBlood has multiple laboratories, manufacturing and distribution sites strategically located throughout our service area enabling quick response to hospital needs and availability of blood products.

Safety of the blood supply is OneBlood’s top priority. Every unit of blood undergoes more than a dozen tests to ensure it is safe for transfusion. Regardless of where the blood is donated in our service area, all blood samples are delivered via a OneBlood courier to Creative Testing Solutions (CTS), our state-of-the-art testing facility in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Click here to see video of our testing facility)

The blood center is heavily regulated by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  We are required to follow all FDA rules and are subject to planned and unplanned inspections to ensure complete compliance.








Robert Delaney / Versailles Event Center




The Versailles operation will be managed by Randy Delaney who brings 33 years of experience in managing private country clubs in Charlotte, N.C., Atlanta, GA., and Pensacola, FL. Randy began his hospitality journey as a Pubic Relations professional on board the M.S. Starward Cruise Ship, one of the fleet of Norwegian-Caribbean lines out of Miami, FL. He lived on board the ship and traveled the Caribbean each week. His primary function was to engage as many passengers as possible on that week’s cruise and ensure that his new manifest of 600 passengers was pleased with all of the services provided by the cruise ship.
 Randy received his degree in English & British Literature from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte in 1979, and worked his way through college as a server and bartender at Charlotte Country Club. Upon graduation he took a job as a sports writer with the Charlotte Observer, but never lost his passion for the unique challenges of managing the lofty expectations of the private country club set. He held his first management position as the Food & Beverage Director at Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte in 1982 and it was the beginning of his long and rewarding hospitality career. In addition to his degree at the University of N.C., Randy has completed programs at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., the Greystone Culinary Institute in California, and completed a Business Management Institute Masters Program at Cornell University in New York.
Randy’s military career included Paratrooper Training in Fort Benning, GA., where he received his Silver Wings in 1971, and Special Forces Training at Fort Bragg, N.C.. where he was awarded the Green Beret in 1972. This elite training set the tone for his long-standing drive to succeed in every endeavor. He expects great things from his staff and greater things from himself.









The Versailles Event Center & Bistro will meet  the needs of diners and party planning clients in Pensacola and the surrounding area.
The event center meets all local business and private party needs by providing top tier service in its handsome Mediterranean-influenced venue. Guests who book directly with the management of The Versailles will have the option to conduct their events in a number of spaces located within its 9000 square foot facility. Those include:
– Le Grand Ballroom which seats 175 guests or 250 for cocktails
– Pinocchio’s Bistro which seats 75 guests and includes a 40′ mahogany bar
– The Athenian Room which offers luxuriously private dining for 24
– The Veranda which offers 24 seats on a covered and gated outdoor patio
– The Cigar Bar which likewise offers a covered patio for cigars & cognacs





1504 W Intendencia St,
Pensacola, FL 32502
(850) 456-0737
For further information contact Manager Randy Delaney or Linda Massey.



Pensacola Business Radio- 12.15.15 – Guests: Steve Wilmer / Steve Speaks, Brian Hasset / Legal Shield, John Thomas / Lil’ John’s Big and Tall Men’s Fashion & Alteration Shop




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My greatest desire is for you to obtain, at the very least, one valuable life enhancing, course-correcting or uplifting idea from “10 To Win”. Although I do believe you’ll receive more than one.  This book is the culmination of 47 years of life experience. From the projects of Pensacola, to the Marine Corps, and now living my dream as an author and speaker, these 10 principles have helped me to succeed in Life and Business……. and I have no doubt they will do the same for you.
Steve Wilmer – Author


Steve Wilmer / Steve Speaks


The list would go on and on when people who know Steve, meet Steve and hear Steve Speak are asked to describe him. Steve energizes the room when he walks in and all eyes and ears are in tuned to his message. He captivates his audience and has them sitting on the edge of their seat to hear what’s next. Steve’s humor and quick wit will have you laughing out loud while delivering a message that is clear, practical and relevant to any audience.

While some speakers leave you “less than inspired”, Steve charges your battery and has you ready to tackle whatever task is at hand. Steve Wilmer is…Unforgettable!

Steve has spoken to audiences from 5 to 500. No matter the audience size, he has a positive impact and a lasting impression. From inspiring independent business owners to achieve their goals to training employees on team building and what it takes to win in business, Steve’s presentations are true investments in success. Steve currently travels the country coaching and training insurance agents in the art of the sales process and is highly sought after in this field.

Steve is a native of Pensacola, Florida. Upon his graduation he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served his country proudly for 8 years and received an honorable discharge. Steve then returned home and spent the next 10 years serving his community as a law enforcement officer.

Steve later started his own business with Ameriplan Health and Dental. It is here where Steve discovered that his true passion was team building and motivating others to achieve their goals. He was later recruited by State Farm Kizziah Agency and quickly rose through the ranks as one of the top insurance producers in the state.

He is a member of Pensacola Life Church, Pensacola North Rotary Club and Prosperous Christians Group. On a side note, Steve is a HUGE Miami Dolphins fan and has 60 plus Miami Dolphins ball caps that hang on the wall in his Miami Dolphins Man Cave.

Steve’s wife Erin is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer and currently a financial advisor with Edwards Jones Investments. They have 4 beautiful children: Judah, Josiah, Joi and Jayna.

Steve has many keys to his success. But for him, it all boils down to one simple thing: You either do, or do not. There is No try.

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John Thomas / Lil’ John’s Big and Tall Men’s Fashion & Alteration Shop

There is more to living the good life for the Big or Tall Man than meets the eye. One needs a certain verve and appreciation for the simple luxuries for the Tall or Big man. Welcome to Lil’ John’s Big and Tall Men’s Fashion a place where you’ll find a flattering and flair collection of tailored, Dress, Athletic and casual menswear that’s designed to fit proportionally and comfortably in a relaxed and inviting shopping environment with friendly and professional service. At Lil’ John’s Big and Tall Men’s Fashion, the Unique big or tall Specialty store located in Pensacola, You will find everything you need to live the good life whether it is for work or pleasure!

Lil’ John’s is one of the most innovative and trendsetting retailers in the big and tall men’s Fashion in the US from searching the world in pursuit of the exclusive and unique merchandise to fill the Lil’ John’s Big and Tall store. The Store is specifically designed with the tall or XL and above man in mind making for a more enjoyable and comfortable shopping experience. We offer a Full service Alteration shop for both men and women’s clothing, and custom made clothing. We carry sizes exclusively for men XL up to 10XL and tall men ranging from LT-6XLT and inseams up to 38”.


Happy Shopping and we hope to see you in our store,

Lil’ John


Phone: 850.484.0904

Email: info

Address: 5700 N. Davis Hwy
Pensacola, FL 32503



Brian Hasset / Legal Shield
Independant Associate

Brian Hassett is an entrepreneur that just moved back to the Pensacola, Fl area. He has a background in ministry and sales but has been with LegalShield for over a year now. He has a passion to connect with people and serve others. Brian is excited to provide legal and identity protection for individuals, families, and small businesses in the area. Currently he is breaking into the Business to Business sales arena providing protection for Small Businesses and their employees. You can connect with Brian by reaching him via cell phone at 502-681-4138 or email at – Also connect with him on Social Media at






Pensacola Business Radio – 12.15.15 Guests: Cliff Van Gestel and Carol Anne Mackey / Big Rhino Screen Printing, Rafi Perez and Klee Angelie / Rafi Was Here Studios, David Guarnieri Speakman / Gulf Coast Business Consulting



To help your company and the market you serve Get The Word Out.

No Big Media ambushes, traffic reports, and commercial interruptions.

We feature Business Professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down

on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged audience.

Business Is Good.  Your Work Matters.  Share The Air.


Cliff Van Gestel / Big Rhino 

Carol Anne Mackey / Big Rhino

Pensacola’s Custom Screen Printer

We’ve been custom screen printing and providing embroidery services in Pensacola, Florida since 1992.

Businesses, organizations, and individuals nationwide have trusted Big Rhino to provide their custom printing, custom embroidery, and design needs. No project is too large or too small, we get it done.

Our humble beginnings as a screen printer out of an old barbershop in Downtown Pensacola, eventually evolved into what is now known as Big Rhino Screen Printing and Embroidery. This transformation placed us in the position of leading the charge for better screen printing, not only in Pensacola, but throughout the United States.

Twenty (20+) plus years of knowledge and experience in the screen printing and embroidery industries goes into each and every project we finish. You can count on this knowledge and experience for your next project.



We are a fully functioning screen printer which provides Screen Printing, Embroidery, Direct-to-Garment printing, and Graphic Design services. Whether you are a business, a church, an organization, or just someone who needs custom printing or embroidery, we can help you with your next project.





Screen Printing & Embroidery

2709 N. Pace Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32505

P: (850) 469-9028


H: Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM CST








Rafi Perez and Klee Angelie / Rafi Was Here Studios, LLC
Owners / Artists

About Rafi Was Here Studios

Rafi Was Here Studios is the creative playground for Award Winning Contemporary Artist Rafi Perez and Jewelry Designer Extraordinaire Klee Angelie. The Studio began business in early 2012 bringing art and jewelry to the awesome people of Pensacola FL, and expanding internationally since.

Although Rafi and Klee have been creating art their whole lives it wasn’t until 2012 that they made it available to the public. They have been nonstop ever since.

Forged in the fiery hot sun of the open road, the bitter cold of Chicago snowstorms and the sticky wild swamplands of the Florida Everglades, Rafi Was Here Studios brings its contemporary brand of Art and Jewelry to delight and amaze you. Not to mention, Rafi and Klee are pretty awesome and easy to get along with.




A Little About Rafi Perez

Rafi is an award winning contemporary artist who creates emotionally charged works. He is best known for his use of texture and bold color palates in striking pieces that each has a story to tell.

Rafi is a self taught artist who spent years refining his own techniques and creating a style that is all his own.

He has a unique ability to absorb colors and emotions in a very abstract way and is somehow able to translate it into the high energy fine art for which he is known.

“He is driven to communicate visual qualities of perhaps the external environment which offers us freedom and inspiration as we cope with awesome focal points in the vast open space surrounding our existence. He attempts to show the internal passion of human sensuality that brings quality to our senses stimulating and extending our consciousness elevating life as individuals or sharing space with others around us. Ultimately Rafi seems to convey simple sophistication and intellectual freedom as he uses the visual language to express the human potential.” – Spiros Zachos (PO10TIAL Magazine)

Rafi’s work can be found in myriad of public and private art collections both in the United States and abroad, He currently lives and works in Pensacola, Florida.


Jewelry Artist Klee Angelie

Klee Angelie is a fine jewelry artist who creates original signature pieces that have a story and a history to reveal. Using old world techniques and a loving, nurturing approach to the creative process, her pieces posses a rawness and an energy that make them truly unique to her.

The work has been described as contemporary naturalist and wearable micro sculpture.

Coming from a musical background and a passion for harmony and rhythm, Klee has tapped into these themes and translated them into her jewelry creations. The result are pieces that are not only beautiful but have a flow and life about them that is palpable.

Klee was born and raised in Illinois, right outside of Chicago and devoted the majority of her time to music and creative arts in her area.

The hustle and bustle and the energy of the city, coupled with her passion for being creative lent itself to her unique contemporary but organic and original style.

Klee now resides and works out of her studio in Pensacola Fl. Her work can be seen at local markets and galleries and at charitable events which she supports. Her pieces are also available to the worldwide market via her online store.





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David Guarnieri Speakman / Principal
Gulf Coast Business Consulting, inc.





David G. Speakman is an award-winning entrepreneur, strategic manager, and former U. S. National Executive Officer with The International Business Honor Society. In 2013, Mr. Speakman was awarded several notable accolades including the Entrepreneurship, Action & Us (ENACTUS) U. S. Southeastern Entrepreneurship Champion, and in the most widely used business strategy competition in the world, Mr. Speakman ranked in the Global Top 100 in Earnings Per Share & Return on Average Equity. In 2015, Mr. Speakman was honored to be named on the Mentors Guild list of Marketing Strategy Experts.


Holding two business degrees and nearly two decades of cumulative professional experience, Mr. Speakman has been a full-time business advisor & consultant to a wide array of organizations including restaurants, architectural firms, non-profit organizations, start-ups, and multi-national companies. Mr. Speakman graduated in the Top 5% from The University of Alabama’s Commerce & Business Administration Program with University Honors, specializing in Entrepreneurship, and minoring in Italian. Since 2003, Mr. Speakman has earned a total of 236 higher education credits from six separate institutions.


In an effort to help Gulf Coast businesses grow, improve, and innovate, David shares the business insights he has gained through formal education, training, research, and professional experience with entrepreneurs, professionals, businesses and organizations.





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David G. Speakman

Principal Business Advisor

(251) 942-2548




Mark L. Olshefski

Mark L. Olshefski, MHRM

Director of Business Development, Corporate Security & Photography

(850) 496-0753


Joseph J. Leccese

Joseph J. Leccese, CGCBC

Sales Management & Business Development

(850) 393-8708


James S. Long, Jr.

James S. Long, Jr.

Senior Executive Business Development Consultant

(443) 974-5200


Gulf Coast Business


As a business owner you may assume that professional business consulting is a luxury only large companies can afford. Don’t be so sure. Gulf Coast Business offers consulting services that not only fit your budget, but usually pay for themselves through increased sales or improved efficiency.

Whether you need a high-level review of your strategy and competition, new ideas for marketing, or tactical advice on information technology, finances, or personnel, we can help. Our consultants have the training to grasp complex business issues – and the experience to know which ones really matter.

Why not let an informed, independent partner help clarify your company’s most critical issues and objectives? Call 251-942-2548 or simply scroll down to schedule a meeting.


If you own or manage a business, you probably want to plan for the future, take control of your finances, or simply fix nagging problems that impede productivity. But with so many other pressing concerns, who has the time?

We do. At Gulf Coast Business, we understand the unique challenges that small business owners face, from managing day-to-day operations to sales, marketing and beyond. Please schedule a FREE initial consultation below.


At Gulf Coast Business, we offer a variety of consulting services for business owners. These are designed to address everything from major strategic issues to more basic problems affecting everyday business practices. Our services include, but are not limited to:

No matter what your needs, we promise to deliver objective, informed advice, and actionable plans for improving your business.



Pensacola Business Radio – 12.10.15 Guests: Jeremy Carver / Edward Jones Financial, Karen Aloy / A Loyal Vision



To help your company and the market you serve Get The Word Out.

No Big Media ambushes, traffic reports, and commercial interruptions.

We feature Business Professionals interviewing their peers, drilling down

on the critical issues, and delivering practical information to an engaged audience.

Business Is Good.  Your Work Matters.  Share The Air.

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Jeremy Carver / Edward Jones
Financial Advisor

Steering Wheel Percussionist. Financial Advisor. Former Entrepreneur.

As an Edward Jones Financial Advisor, I love that I get to play a part in my clients’ stories. Let’s work together to create a great story!

After 17 years as an Entrepreneur, I sold our business and relocated to beautiful Gulf Breeze, Florida to do what I love… Help people plan for and achieve their serious long-term fianacial goals. (Nerd work.) Financial Strategies has always been a hobby / passion and I enjoy helping people make sense of investing.

You can expect me to be genuinely interested in serving you and your family. You can expect me to use a consistent process to ESTABLISH GOALS, EXAMINE RISK, EDUCATE, and help EXECUTE your custom tailored solutions. You can expect our team to be positive, professional, and responsive.

Jeremy Carver

Financial Advisor

Connect with me on LinkedIn and

my Edward Jones Facebook page.


217 Fairpoint Dr.
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Karen Aloy / A Loyal Vision

Personal and professional development: 

As a John Maxwell Certified coach, speaker and trainer.  She offers you and your organization workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, to aid your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John’s proven leadership methods. Working together, Karen will move you, your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.

For more information on tapping into personal and professional development, visit Karen’s JMT website at :
Tax preparation: 

Karen welcomes the opportunity to assist with personal, business, estate or non-profit tax needs.  Navigating the language, forms and documentation may be challenging.  This is where Karen’s years of financial operations will allow you to have confidence in your tax preparation.
Additional ventures: Whether an organization is in need of strategic planning, defining or recapturing its purpose, values and goals or redirection of focus…Karen will invest the time to define and discover your challenges.

A Loyal Vision can Bring Opportunities Into Focus!

Finance and Business consulting: 

Karen has a wide breadth of expertise ranging from the traditional finance responsibilities to operational assessments and implementation.  Examples include financial organization structure, design and implementation, contract review and negotiation, financing strategies and proposals for real estate, equipment and accounts receivable, and due diligence and financial assessments.

Her depth of financial expertise coupled with significant industry and operational exposure brings a valuable perspective to many business and operational challenges.

Her industry exposure includes healthcare, retail, professional services and traditional CPA engagements.

With over 25 years of experience in finance and executive business leadership positions, she will take you and your business to the next level.