American Business Women’s Day

September 21, 2017 By Tammy DeLosh

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Recognizing local businesses owned by women, is a good beginning. Let’s support these hard working, innovative ladies, who pave the way for, and inspire, our daughters into independence and leadership roles.

Congratulate and support our local female proprietors, and patron their establishments. Here are a few on Anna Maria Island:

*Captain Kim’s Charter fishing and boat tours.Kim is 3rd generation commercial fisherwoman, with 100 ton master captain’s license with a commercial towing endorsement. This Anna Maria Island Native offers almost 20 years experience, providing the best service possible for the lowest price.On the South end of the Island and Wheelchair accessible – depending on the tides. Email questions OR call for faster service, (941)920-3307   

*Minnie’s Cafe~ Minnie’s is like a “Cheers” of the Island…if we don’t know your name when you enter we will when you leave! Great food at great prices, with friendly service. No frills, just fun! Eclectic decor, with Island charm, open for breakfast and lunch, cash only 5360 Gulf Dr. Holmes Beach, Florida

Duffy’s on Maria Drive

*Duffy’s Tavern~Locals and visitors alike flock to Duffy’s Tavern for their “world famous burger and coldest beer in town.” Family-owned and operated for over 40 years by former Holmes Beach mayor Pat Geyer, she and her five daughters continue to offer beachgoers an island attitude in a charming surrounding.5808 Marina Drive Holmes Beach, FL 34217 941-778-2501

*Ginny and Jane’s E cafe and coastal store~Selling unique local art and antiquities, along with beach accessories, encompassing the cafe and bakery, offering a great breakfast and lunch menu. Perhaps you want a break from the sun and cool down with an all fruit smoothie, or just relax with a cold beer or a mimosa.9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL, 34216, open every day 7:00-4:00

*Island Coffee Haus~Come in for great coffee, pastries, smoothies, snacks, and of course, conversation. 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach and just opened our 317 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria location.

*Hometown Desserts~Hometown Desserts creates delicious desserts and custom cakes. From Wedding and special occasion cakes to fan favorite Key Lime Pie or cookies, you will be delighted.507B Pine Ave, Anna Maria (941)896-3167

 *Body and Sol Spa and Wellness~Come in and soak up some relaxation for your soul in our cozy atmosphere, where you will feel right at home in our 3,000 square foot island spa.  The largest and only full service day spa and wellness center on Anna Maria Island, including yoga and massage.  9805 Gulf Drive, PO Box 4072, Anna Maria, FL 34216 (941) 650-5441

*Acqua Aveda~ on the beach – Winners of the People’s Choice Awards year after year for Best Day Spa and Best Hair Salon and other full salon services from weddings to workplace.  5311 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach, Fl 34217-1736. Phone~941.778.5400

*Island Fresh Market~Owned and operated by local island resident Nancy Feely, who grew up in nearby Bradenton.  Nancy offers a vast knowledge in the culinary arts and a background in the foodservice industry. Serving fresh, sustainable products and foods in a fun and welcoming environment is her passion.

*Irene’s~ Coastal apparel, jewelry and upscale clothing for special occasions. Located in the Island Plaza at 5308 Marina Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217

*J Lazzara Gallery on Pine~The shop owner, Joyce Lazzara, is an internationally recognized artist,who works in a variety of mediums. Joyce’s work embodies an honest, uncompromising quality that demonstrates the discipline and energy she invests in all that she creates. 507A Pine Ave, Anna Maria Island, Florida.

Encouraging quotes from successful Women:

“Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist — while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!”Lori Greiner, inventor, QVC host and ‘Shark Tank’ investor.

Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. You should never be the smartest person in the room. Worry if you are. ” -Jessica Alba, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Honest Co

“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”Arianna Huffington, Author & editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post

If you are dreaming or striving to start your own business Click here to learn what 6 powerful women wished they knew before they began.

Inspire yourself with the rise to the top story of Darci Lynne~ winner of AGT 2017, who took what she loved and made it her dream.

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