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E56 | Vince Serrano’s Dual Ambitions: Rising Through Influencer Boxing, Musical Drive, and Life-Changing Health Transformations

Welcome to another electrifying episode of Happy Hour Holidaze! Hosts Sean and Manny Febre are back in the studio with a returning guest, Vince Serrano. Vince, a rising star in the world of influencer boxing and music, shares his incredible journey from local fight events in Wesley Chapel to the professional boxing arena, all while maintaining his passion for music. This episode is filled with inspiring stories, practical insights, and plenty of laughs, making it a must-listen for fans of boxing, music, and personal growth.

Sean and Manny start the episode by introducing Vince Serrano, highlighting his impressive achievements in both the music and boxing worlds. Vince expresses his gratitude for the support and mentorship he’s received from Sean and Manny, particularly in improving his podcast editing skills. The conversation quickly dives into Vince’s entrance into the world of influencer boxing, which began after he attended a local fight in Wesley Chapel. He explains the differences between amateur and professional influencer boxing and outlines the process of getting licensed through the Pro Boxing Commission (PBC).

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E55 | Chris Ellis’s Collectible Chronicles: From Funko Pops to High-Stakes Trading Cards and Million-Dollar Hits

Introduction to Chris Ellis: The episode kicks off with a warm welcome to Chris Ellis, a web developer, entrepreneur, and co-owner of Funko Chases. Chris shares his journey from collecting Funko Pops to diving into the lucrative world of trading cards. Discover how his passion for sports memorabilia transformed into a profitable business venture.

The Basics of Card Collecting: Sean and Manny explore the fundamentals of card collecting with Chris. They discuss the differences between PSA graded cards and raw cards, highlighting the importance of grading in determining a card’s value. Chris explains the various types of cards, from base cards to rookie inserts and the intriguing world of numbered and jersey-matched cards.

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E54 | Chef David Reyes’ Culinary Odyssey: From Chicago’s Michelin Stars to Tampa’s Distillery Delights and Global Flavors

Welcome to Episode 54 of Happy Hour Holidaze, your go-to podcast for the perfect blend of entrepreneurship, business insights, and pure entertainment! This week, hosts Sean and Manny Febre are joined by the illustrious Chef David Reyes, a culinary virtuoso who has made a significant impact on Tampa Bay’s burgeoning food culture. From the bustling streets of Chicago to the innovative kitchens of Tampa, Chef Reyes brings a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective to our show.

We kick off the episode with Chef Reyes introducing us to a unique agave spirit from St Pete Distillery. This isn’t just any spirit; it’s a super añejo, matured for four years in whiskey barrels, offering a flavor profile that’s both smooth and complex. Chef Reyes shares his journey at the distillery, giving listeners an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the meticulous process of creating this exquisite beverage. He explains the nuances of agave spirits and why certain terms like “tequila” are reserved for specific regions in Mexico. This segment is a must-listen for spirit enthusiasts and anyone interested in the intricacies of distillation.

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E52 | Ben Stranzl's Bold Choices: Golf Triumphs, Non-Compete Confessions, and America's Economic Quandaries

Happy Hour Holidaze Episode 52: Priorities and Perspectives with Ben Stranzl

Welcome back to another riveting episode of Happy Hour Holidaze! In Episode 52, our dynamic hosts Sean and Manny Febre sit down with the insightful and entertaining Ben Stranzl. This episode is a rollercoaster ride through personal anecdotes, legal insights, health debates, and political discussions, all delivered with the trademark humor and camaraderie that Happy Hour Holidaze is known for. Whether you’re a long-time listener or tuning in for the first time, this episode promises to engage, inform, and entertain.

Golf Banter and Personal Mishaps

The episode kicks off with a lively introduction from Manny, who, despite being a bit under the weather from a recent car accident, brings his usual energy and humor to the table. The hosts dive right into some hilarious golf banter. Manny shares his frustration over a recent golf defeat at the hands of Sean and Ben, setting the stage for a conversation filled with friendly jabs and laughter. Ben recounts his latest golf triumph and the questionable decision that followed—buying a new putter over groceries. This light-hearted start perfectly sets the tone for the engaging discussions to follow.

Non-Compete Agreements and Small Businesses

Ben, a seasoned lawyer with extensive experience in small business law, delves into the Federal Trade Commission’s latest stance on non-compete agreements. He explains how this decision could impact small businesses, particularly in Florida, drawing fascinating comparisons between these regulations and the varying state and federal marijuana laws. Ben’s insights shed light on the complexities of these legal issues, providing listeners with valuable knowledge on how these changes might affect their own businesses.

Health and Financial Debates

The conversation then transitions to some of the most debated health and financial topics of our time. Ever wondered about the long-term effects of vaping or the intricacies behind COVID vaccines? The trio dives deep into these issues, discussing personal hesitations about vaccinating children and sharing their pandemic experiences. On the financial front, they explore creative solutions for the national debt, such as leveraging cryptocurrency and legalizing marijuana. The discussion on inflation and the rising cost of living is particularly poignant, as they question the true motives behind sending financial aid to countries like Ukraine.

Education System and Military Discipline

Reflecting on the societal implications of our current education system, Sean, Manny, and Ben explore whether the system is still effective in preparing students for real-life challenges. Ben, raised by two teachers, offers a unique perspective on the evolving needs of education and the potential benefits of military discipline for youth. They discuss the merits of military service compared to other career paths and the broader impact of these choices on society. This segment is especially relevant for parents and educators looking to understand the current educational landscape.

Political Landscape and Trump’s Potential Return

The hosts and Ben speculate on Trump’s potential return to office and what it could mean for the country. They discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having businessmen versus lifelong politicians in power, weighing the ability to get things done amidst political division. The episode also touches on the broader implications of political weaponization and the impact of lifetime terms in Congress. This discussion is timely and thought-provoking, offering listeners a deeper understanding of the current political climate.

US Open Golf Predictions

For the golf enthusiasts, the episode includes a spirited analysis of the upcoming US Open at Pinehurst No. 2. Sean, Manny, and Ben share their top picks, including players like Scottie Scheffler, Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka, and Rory McIlroy. They provide an in-depth discussion on the course and player strategies, adding an exciting sports angle to the episode. Whether you’re a casual fan or a dedicated follower of the sport, this segment is sure to captivate your interest.

Trusts vs. Wills: Legal Insights

Ben shares his legal expertise on the often confusing topic of trusts versus wills. He explains the differences between the two, the benefits of each, and how to decide which might be best for your situation. This segment is invaluable for anyone looking to understand estate planning better and ensure their assets are managed according to their wishes.

Closing Thoughts and Life Lessons

As the episode winds down, Ben leaves the audience with some motivational words, emphasizing the importance of not taking life too seriously and making the most of every day. Sean and Manny remind listeners to spend wisely, enjoy the moments, and keep the laughter flowing. Their closing thoughts are a perfect blend of humor and heartfelt advice, encapsulating the spirit of Happy Hour Holidaze.

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