Monday, March 25, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Kara Winslow is a professional makeup artist based in Gainesville. She originally wanted to be in entertainment, but quickly grew a passion for the production side of theater. She learned how to do makeup while assisting the official artists on set. She decided to go into business for herself when she saw a gap in the market. Her clients have included celebrities like olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and Dara Torres, Amy Redford, Miss Florida USA Ashleigh Lollie, Actress Lyndon Smith and fitness expert Fitz Koehler.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Our guest this week is going to be Rachael Wacha, owner of City Auto Repair. She originally started working in salons, but then got a job in the insurance industry. She got pregnant and had a kid, and realized she needed a better job. In 2010 began working at City Auto Repair with her father.
Monday, March 18, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Dug Jones is the Associate VP of Economic Development at Santa Fe College. He is currently working in the Center for Innovation and Economic Development, or CIED. Its purpose is to “collaboratively foster economic development within the community. The hope is that through the college’s initiatives, more business can be created in Gainesville.
Monday, March 11, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Garrick and Taylor are the owners of Wrap Spot. Wrap Spot is a local business that specializes in wrapping cars with brand decals. This gives businesses greater exposure. According to their website, “Wraps are a great tool to add to your marketing arsenal. A quality wrap from Wrap Spot will provide years of brand recognition and increased sales for your business.”
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Ben is a baker and owner of Uppercrust Bakery here in Gainesville. Since 2012, Ben has been working in kitchens in New York, Charleston, and Gainesville gaining valuable experience. He arrived in Gainesville in 2015, and started working for Uppercrust, but by 2018 had become the owner.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Ahmad Black is a former Florida Gator and Tampa Bay Buccaneer safety. He was part of the National Championship team of 2008 and was named to the Second-Team All SEC. He ended his college career by recording 2 interceptions and returning one for 80 yards at the Outback Bowl. He received Player of the Game Honors as a result.
Monday, March 4, 2019, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Drew is the owner and founder of Halo Potato Donuts. Drew was a student at UF, and was not sure what he wanted to do after graduation. He knew he wanted to start a business, but needed an idea. After coming back home from Ohio, he realized that there were not a lot of donut options available in Gainesville, so he decided to start a donut business.