A HUGE thank you to all who attended our September BRUNCH Girls Night Out Networking Social at Mia’s Italian Kitchen! The staff was great to us and treated us to FREE unlimited mimosas with their delish $26 bottomless brunch! Also, a big thank you to our representative of this month’s charity, Chance 2 Dance, Nicole! If you are looking to learn more about Chance 2 Dance, be sure to check out our blog post here.
Below you will find an index of the amazing businesses that helped make our September event even more fun; including their information to connect. This is a great opportunity to connect with those vendors that you might have missed networking with at the event. I also encourage you all to like each other's pages to keep the love going; as we all grow together! Oh, and don't forget to keep them in mind for your future shopping and event needs.
Nazemi Photography is based out of Orlando, Florida area and is here to serve you with your photography needs. Moe specializes in weddings, events, product photography, and real estate photography. As one can see from the amazing event photos, Moe is very talented and will capture your special moment beautifully!
Be sure to contact him today for your photography needs!
HempWorx CBD - Wendy Scheib
Wendy joined us at our brunch GNO to show us everything Hempworx offers. HempWorx products are made from industrial hemp plants grown on Kentucky farms. Cannabidiol (CBD), a constituent that naturally occurs in industrial Hemp, is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that is identified in the cannabis plant. Our oil is CO2 extracted resulting in a solvent free, pure extract. CBD is the way to get all the medicinal benefits of marjuana, legally, and without the high. To learn more about these amazing products and what they can do for you, be sure to visit Wendy’s website!
Ruby Ribbon - Susan Jones
Phone: (636) 248-2444
Susan joined us at Mia’s to show us how one cami can change our lives! She showed us that it is time to ditch the bra. Ruby Ribbon offers camis for every body, every size, every day. To learn more about this amazing product that is making women say GOODBYE to their bra, be sure to visit Susan’s website!
Senegence - Linda Walk
Facebook: Walk with Confidence in Beauty
As always Linda had a large inventory of product to share with us at our GNO. She can help you with all of you Senegence needs, including LipSense. LipSense is the super popular long-lasting (4-18 hours!) liquid lip color that is formulated to molecularly bond to your lips. LipSense is Waterproof, 💋Kiss-proof, 👶🏻Kid-proof, 🌿Vegan and🙈 Cruelty-free. It’s also the official lipstick of Broadway!
In addition to LipSense, SeneGence offers many other long-lasting products, such as eye shadow, foundation, blush, mascara, etc. as well as an amazing skin care line! To see all that Linda and SeneGence have to offer, be sure to check out her Facebook page and website!
Spark Now Intimates - Dana Devlin
Dana joined us for the first time as a vendor and showed off many pieces of the gorgeous and sexy lingerie offered by Spark Now Intimates. Spark Now Intimates are specifically designed to keep the spark going in your relationship! To see all the Dana has to offer, be sure to check out her website and social media pages!
Our September local charity spotlight is Chance 2 Dance. Chance 2 Dance is Central Florida’s only inclusive and accommodating movement arts company! Founded in 2016 by Nicole Warren, a lifelong dance, performer, educator, and Kyle Kirby, an all-American athlete and entrepreneur of 8 years. Since Chance 2 Dance’s inception, they have grown from 4 children with Autism in their first month of active community involvement, to over 600 individuals with varying exceptionalities receiving weekly dance classes in over 14 locations across Central Florida. They currently provide dance classes, but are not limited to the Autism Spectrum, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Behavioral/Emotional Disorders, ADD/ADHD, as well as those who are physically disabled and Cognitively delayed.
Chance 2 Dance's mission is to provide children, youth, and adults with varying disabilities and special needs the opportunity to participate in a purposeful, quality dance program with professional dance instructors who are certified in inclusion and special needs.
To give back to the community and families through performance and community events; showcasing the talents and abilities of each individual participant, providing this population with opportunities they may not otherwise receive.
Their goal is to give these dancers a sense of normalcy, to make them feel included and accepted, no matter the differences between them and the dancers. Dance is an emotional, creative, and artistic outlet that taps into the minds and bodies and in a way is a therapeutic experience that helps to maintain and progress their physical abilities, contributing to their mind to body connection.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
The Chance to Dance Instructors are all professional dancers, college graduates whom are “inclusion and special needs” certified. Their instructors primarily travel throughout Central Florida providing inclusive and accommodative dance classes on-site to public, private, charter, and preparatory schools, vocational locations, art and cultural alliances, and other nonprofit and for profit organizations. They strive to provide a genuine dance class experience that enhances the dancers creativity and movement proficiencies, is fun, engaging, and purposeful. They have created a universal dance curriculum composed of monthly themed unit plans that are able to be modified depending on the abilities of each dance group.
DANCE CLASSES OFFERED
In January 2017, Chance 2 Dance began offering studio group dance classes by partnering with community organizations and local dance studios to host after-school and evening dance classes in an effort to provide an extracurricular activity to those not receiving in artistic enrichment outlet during their weekly school/work schedule. Their studio group classes focus on classical dance styles, codified technique, and performance opportunities. Their studio dancers are allotted further opportunities to participate in community and stage performances, local workshops, as well as state and national title competitions.
To learn more about the different classes offered in their SENSORY FRIENDLY STUDIO, please go HERE. Trial classes are also offered.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Chance 2 Dance accepts monetary donations via their website here.
At our September 28th event at Mia’s Italian Kitchen, we will be collecting donated goods that Chance 2 Dance needs. They recently built a black box theater and did not receive full funding, so they could use all the help they can get!
Items needed are as follows:
For further information, please contact Chance 2 Dance directly:
Be sure to register for your FREE ticket to our September 28th Girls Night Out Networking Social & Meetup at Mia’s Italian Kitchen here.
ATTENTION STRANDED THOMAS COOK TRAVELERS: BUSCH GARDENS TAMPA BAY OFFERS FREE SINGLE DAY PARK ADMISSION
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is joining SeaWorld Orlando in offering a respite for displaced Thomas Cook vacationers: free, single day admission available now through Monday, Sept. 30, 2019.
“We’re pleased that this free offer lets stranded families and friends enjoy a day together,” stated Stewart Clark, President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “From our newest attraction and Florida’s tallest launch coaster, Tigris to some of the world’s most inspiring animal encounters, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has something for every member of the family.”
The single-day ticket offer is valid for stranded Thomas Cook travelers only. Travelers must show proof of booking along with a current, photo ID at the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay front gate ticket window to receive free admission.
*Tickets are valid for one single-day admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay by Sept. 30, 2019. Valid during regularly scheduled operating hours. Ticket is non-transferable and non-refundable. Tickets may not be copied, transferred or resold. Ticket is not valid for Howl-O-Scream. Each traveler must show his or her own cancelled Thomas Cook flight voucher /ticket or proof of booking along with a matching current, photo ID. Ticket void if altered. Offer subject to change without notice. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Parking, taxes, and service fees are not included. Limited time offer expires: 9/30/19. Call 813-884-4386 for additional information.
Florida’s history is coming back to haunt you as Dark Horizon: Point of No Return makes its debut in Orlando, Florida October 4 – November 2, 2019 with the first-ever West Coast-style haunt in the East. Brought to you by the award-winning creators, producers, and directors for one of the most terrifying haunts in the world: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. Dark Horizon is pleased to announce three gruesome haunted houses, two death-defying live entertainment stages, multiple immersive bars, private party Bootlegger Bungalows and more.
Dark Horizon emerges in Orlando with much anticipation, to feast upon fears, fray nerves, and curdle the blood of its daring visitors. The haunted attraction is divided into different zones, each highlighting pieces of Florida’s dark history, myths and lore. “We really like to dive into local legends and history,” shared Charity Hill Co-producer for Dark Horizon.
The Port is akin to one of the late 1700’s pirate port’s in what is now Florida. This zone features the Bootlegger Bungalows, Walk the Plank Pub & Pier, Siren Stage, Dark Horizon Gift Shop, Shark Bites and the entrance to the Marketplace and Panic! 4-D Maze Experience. The Port is also home to the haunted house, Ghostship, a disease-infested, loot-filled vessel adrift on the high seas. This phantom tall ship is filled with deranged and decaying seamen bound to wreak havoc in Dark Horizon’s Port. Will you live to tell the tale or will Captain Killigrew, the most feared female pirate in history, and her derelict crew be your demise?
Escape the clutches of one of Florida’s first serial killer’s, Edgar “Bloody” Watson in the haunted house: Murder Island. Known as a hotbed for murderers, ancient creatures and bizarre tales, thrill-seekers will come face-to-face with the brutality that shadowed the 10,000 islands in the late 1800’s turning it into a shallow grave for at least 57 of Bloody Watson’s sugar cane workers. Murder Island is in The Glades Zone, a virtually lawless land, home to the VIP Storm Cellar, Outpost Pub and Gator Grub.
Experience Sacred Circle Stage and Shelter Patio in The Village. This area is under the enchantment of Mambo Cècile and the haunted house: Vodou. The high priestess has awakened the ancient Loa Agwe, spirit of the water, so proceed with extreme caution through the foggy bog to the underworld Volikan.
For those looking to elevate their experience, Dark Horizon offers an air-conditioned R.I.P. Lounge (or VIP Lounge), called the Storm Cellar R.I.P. Lounge accessed only by a coveted key. This experience includes two complimentary cocktails and grants access to a premium full bar featuring Moonshine Tastings. This key must be used in combination with an event admission ticket, and is for guests ages 21-years and older. Want to skip the lines? Expedite your entry into the event and all the haunted houses with a Fast Fright Ticket (starting at just $74 per person). Or, enjoy nearly instant entry into the event and all the haunted houses with an Evil Express Ticket (starting at $94 per person). Looking for a high-class VIP experience? Spring for the most exclusive experience at Dark Horizon with the Ultimate Scream ticket. This privately-guided and curated experience is extremely limited and available on select nights. Fast Fright and Evil Express Tickets are limited nightly and prices vary depending on date.
With Dark Horizon’s disturbingly creative minds, 4 bars and Bootlegger Bungalows, 3 haunted houses and scare zones, 2 live stages, 1 Panic! 4-D Experience, and hundreds of Monsters, Dark Horizon is certain to be a screamin’ good time.
Dark Horizon opens its doors on October 4 and continues to scare those who dare on select nights through November 2. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online with Happy Haunting Hour, Fast Fright, Evil Express, Ultimate Scream tickets and Storm Cellar R.I.P. Lounge keys available.
For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.darkhorizonorlando.com
Autumn is coming, and this gourmet popcorn company will have you fall-ing in love with their Halloween themed treats. Known for the Cone™, Popcornopolis, is pleased to announce the launch of a Halloween themed Mini Cone Snack Pack now available at Sam’s Club locations nationwide. The Halloween Snack Pack of 12 mini cones includes four of Popcornopolis’ best-selling classic popcorn flavors: Zebra®, Caramel Corn, Cheddar Cheese, and Kettle Corn. This spooktacular Snack Pack will be sold at Sam’s Clubs across the US for a retail value of $9.98 and will be available on www.samsclub.com starting September 1.
Mini Cones are the ultimate treat for trick-or-treaters, snack-lovers, and popcorn fanatics. Dressed in hauntingly fun costumes each mini cone highlights its own spook-tacular cartoon-design and features either a monster, a vampire, a witch, or a mummy. Popcornopolis mini cones are a convenient snack size package— perfect for school lunches, afternoon snacks, Halloween parties, your pantry, or the office breakroom. A snack a day keeps the monsters away, so ‘pop’ any of these mini cones into your trick-or-treat bag and prepare for a fang-tastic season courtesy of Popcornopolis!
“Made the way it oughta be”, Popcornopolis offers over 20 mouthwatering recipes and is made from American-grown, non-GMO corn. Crafted with big flavor, the company’s gourmet popcorns are also certified gluten-free with no high fructose corn syrup, or added preservatives, and only the finest ingredients and cooking practices. For more information and a full list of Popcornopolis gourmet varieties visit www.popcornopolis.com.
This information was received via press release.
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