Local Weekend Events – August 21, 2015

Happy Friday peeps! Have you made plans for your weekend yet? If not, no worries. I’ve got a list of awesomely fun, local choices on the blog today.

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Friday, August 21: Catch the movie Grease on the waterfront at Harbourside Place. This free event runs from 6:00-10:00PM.

Saturday, August 22: Marinelife Day at The Gardens Mall – The free family event will be held on Saturday, August 22, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Grand Court of The Gardens Mall and will spotlight Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s (LMC) world-renowned sea turtle and ocean conservation programs.

Sunday, August 23: Furry Friends Adoption and Clinic‘s Adoption event at Another Broken Egg in Harbourside Place (Jupiter) from 9:30am to 11:00am. They have so many, really cute, very loving dogs & puppies that need forever homes. #DontShopAdopt

Sunday, August 23: Riverwalk Greenmarket from 10:00am-2:00pm. You’ll find a wide assortment of produce, specialty foods, baked goods, women’s accessories, home, health, crafts, and more!

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Save The Date: Beginning September 19th from 9 am-2 pm, El Sol’s Garden Market will open. All proceeds will return back to El Sol to fund and expand their current programs.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Be sure and check back in with the blog next week, I have some VERY exciting blog interviews coming up!! Cheers, Nicole

Meet Jessica Tomc O’Doski of BinkaGirl

This post was originally posted HERE on June 16, 2015

I “met” Jessica through my sister in law, Kenia. Jessica owns binkagirl clothing, right here in Jupiter, Fl. and Kenia mentioned that she would be perfect for the blog. I agreed! She has the perfect company for ladies in South Florida as well as educating people throughout South Florida about the importance of dog rescues and pet adoption!
Check it out…

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1. Tell us a little about yourself:
Name: Jessica Tomc O’Doski, Title: Owner/Designer, Company: binka, Inc.
Hometown: Jupiter, FL
Children: None
Furbabies: 2 rescues. Zoe is a 12 year old Pit Bill / Border Collie mix and Molly is a 6 year old Australian Cattle Dog mix.

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2. When did you start the binkagirl brand?
Founded in: 2004
Company’s Mission: binka’s mission is to support the rescue efforts of homeless and abused animals and to inspire people to adopt animals from local shelters and rescue groups.
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Company’s Vision:  binka envisions the day where every adoptable pet has a loving and responsible home, free from abuse and neglect and a society that responsibly spays and neuters their pets.
HQ location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL Since 2005  

From the binkagirl site:
“All excess fabric and a portion of binka’s proceeds are donated to various shelters and rescue groups. With your purchase, you are joining binka’s mission to support and save abused and homeless animals worldwide.

Binka’s mission is to support the rescue efforts of homeless and abused animals and to inspire people to adopt animals from local shelters and rescue groups.”

BINKANEWLOGO copy3. Who makes up the binkagirl crew?
Total Staff Number: 1, Me: )
  

4. What is the most rewarding thing about owning your business? 
Being able to educate our society about dog rescue and supporting this cause I feel so passionate about through binka.

228008bd_o_(4)5. What has been the most difficult challenge in your business? 
Finding sales reps who deliver.
 

 6. What made you decide to start your business? 
Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, I think it was just in my blood!

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7. Where can we find binka girl online?
Website: www.binkagirl.com, Facebook: binkagirl, Instagram: binkagirl

Thank you for sharing with us, Jessica! We love hearing about women business owners in our area!  

Jupiter, Florida has many small businesses that make living here great! If you’d like to know more info on how you can move to our area, contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you find the perfect home!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Please support our local entrepreneurs. They are a very important part of our beautiful little town. Let me know how you like the interviews and if you have any suggestions on who to interview next, please feel free to nominate them!

Cheers, Nicole