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E49 | Nick Evers’s Fairway to Business: A Golfer’s Grind, Windy City Wonders, and Unforgettable College Capers

Nicholas Evers’ Journey:
Nick Evers shares his incredible journey from the Windy City of Chicago to the sun-drenched greens of Tampa Bay. Listen as he unfolds the story of how a simple friendship blossomed into a thriving business venture. Discover the behind-the-scenes of the real estate market through Nick’s eyes and learn how he tackled the heavy burden of student loans.

Golfing Insights:
Ever wondered how a golfer’s mind ticks? Nick, a two-handicap golfer, dives into the mental game of golf, offering insights on everything from slicing down the fairway to being stuck in a bunker. Sean and Manny also stir the pot on the controversial LIV Golf series and discuss the sport’s titans.

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E48 | William Golston’s Gridiron Glory: Reliving the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl Win, Embracing Retirement Transitions, and Savouring Life’s Finer Moments

Welcome to another exciting episode of Happy Hour Holidaze! In Episode 48, we’re thrilled to bring you an exclusive conversation with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ defensive end, Super Bowl champion, and NFL stalwart, William Gholston. Join your hosts, Sean Febre and Manny Febre, as they dive deep into the journey of a football legend who has become a pillar of consistency and resilience in the NFL.

William Gholston takes us back to his unforgettable draft day in 2013. Relive the excitement and tension as Gholston recounts his experience at the Motor City Casino in Detroit, the missed calls, and the emotional moment when he finally received the life-changing call from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hear firsthand how Gholston navigated the early days of his career and carved out a legacy alongside Buccaneers’ greats like Ronde Barber and Derrick Brooks.

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E47 | Garrett Greco’s Tampa Tales: From College Vibes to Real Estate Triumphs and the Quest for a Legacy

Dive into this electrifying episode of Happy Hour Holidaze, featuring the riveting journey of Garrett Greco, a visionary real estate mogul and podcast host from Tampa Bay. As we navigate through Garrett’s transition from spirited college life to establishing a dominant presence in the real estate industry, listeners will find both inspiration and valuable insights.

In this episode titled “Garrett Greco’s Tampa Tales: From College Vibes to Real Estate Triumphs and the Quest for a Legacy,” hosts Sean and Manny Febre engage in a deep dive with Garrett, exploring his familial legacy intertwined with Tampa’s political and social fabric. Discover how Garrett’s roots influenced his ambitious foray into real estate and development, and how he leverages his background to foster community connections and drive success.

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E36 | Flavorful Foundations and Skyline Dreams: Joseph Busicchia's Culinary Voyage from Miami's Heat to New York's Hustle

The Art and Heart of Hospitality: A Deep Dive with Joseph Busicchia

In the latest episode of “Happy Hour Holidaze,” hosts Sean and Manny Febre embark on an enlightening journey through the world of hospitality with the charismatic Joseph Busicchia, managing partner at Hula Bay Club in South Tampa. Busicchia’s narrative is not just a career chronology but a masterclass in entrepreneurship, leadership, and the essence of creating memorable experiences in the hospitality industry.

From Humble Beginnings to Hospitality Magnate

Joseph’s journey is a testament to the power of passion and perseverance. Starting his career in the vibrant nightlife of Miami, moving through the chic charm of New York City, and finally making a significant impact in Tampa’s burgeoning culinary scene, Joseph’s story is rich with lessons on navigating the ebbs and flows of the hospitality sector. His early days, filled with kitchen chaos and the financial unpredictability of restaurant ownership, laid the foundation for his philosophy on the importance of understanding every aspect of the restaurant business, from dishwashing to gourmet cooking.

The Recipe for Success: Passion, Perseverance, and Adaptability

One of the most compelling takeaways from this episode is Joseph’s emphasis on the intrinsic link between passion, perseverance, and adaptability in the recipe for success. His narrative highlights the crucial balance between the joy of creating and the grit required to survive the industry’s challenges. Joseph’s experiences underscore the reality that success in hospitality isn’t just about serving great food but about weaving a tapestry of memorable experiences for guests.

Leadership Beyond Management

A central theme of the conversation is Joseph’s distinctive approach to leadership. Far from the conventional task-oriented management, his style is about inspiring, mentoring, and leading by example. Joseph shares insights into how nurturing a team’s growth and fostering a culture of excellence and accountability are pivotal. His leadership philosophy is simple yet profound: “You have to love it because if not, why do it?”

The Human Stories Behind the Hospitality

What sets “Happy Hour Holidaze” apart is its ability to delve into the human stories behind the industry’s glamour. Joseph’s tales of serendipitous encounters and the joy of bringing people together resonate deeply. This episode is a celebration of the human element in hospitality, highlighting how the industry is about much more than transactions; it’s about connections.

Key Takeaways for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Industry Veterans

Listeners, whether aspiring entrepreneurs or seasoned industry professionals, will find invaluable lessons in this episode. Joseph’s journey illustrates the importance of being adaptable, understanding the value of relationships in the industry, and the continuous pursuit of growth and development. His story is a powerful reminder of the impact of leadership that goes beyond the bottom line to touch lives and create lasting memories.

Wrapping Up with a Toast to the Future

As the episode concludes, Joseph leaves us with a parting thought that encapsulates the essence of hospitality: “It’s all about developing people for better.” His forward-looking perspective is not just about anticipating the next trend but about fostering a community that thrives on mutual respect, hard work, and genuine connections.

“Happy Hour Holidaze” with Joseph Busicchia is more than just a podcast episode; it’s a beacon for anyone navigating the complex yet rewarding world of hospitality. It’s a story of triumph, resilience, and the unyielding spirit of those who dedicate their lives to serving others. So here’s to the dreamers, the doers, and everyone in between in the hospitality world. Cheers to new learnings, a ripple of laughter, and evenings filled with insightful revelations!