A few months back I received a phone call out of the blue from Diane Sears of Florida Trend Magazine. Diane had been working on a story that would highlight 20-somethings in the state of Florida. Her primary research tool was a search engine and the top results for Young Professional Tampa happened to be webs site that I am on.
It was a great conversation for me and completely validated the time and energy I had placed in helping promote the second Downtown After Six www.downtownaftersix.com event last December. It was this high ranking site that led to the call.
Further help in landing this great opportunity came when Diane and I started talking about young professionals in other parts of the state. Fortunately with AAF chapters around the state of Florida (www.4aaf.com) I was able to assist Diane in contacting others from around the state.
Diane interviewed and included three other business owners that I recommended in other parts of the state. Lakeitha Grey, Tallahassee, N-tersections Communications Group, (http://www.n-tersections.com/); Neil Bell, Tallahassee, Summit Outdoor Advertising (www.summitoutdoor.com) and Sabrina McLaughlin, Navarre, The PR Girl, Inc., (www.theprgirl.com).
If you would like to red the entire article Young Guns: 20-somethings who are helping to shape business in Florida is available on the Florida Trend Magazine site, www.floridatrend.com/issue/default.asp?a=5887&s=2&d=7/1/2006 and also reprinted on the Ad 2 Tampa Bay website, http://www.ad2tampabay.org/press.asp?rls_id=8.