Melinda Van Fleet

Melinda Van Fleet is a sales strategy and success coach/consultant, bestselling author of "Confidence Mastery for Couples and Life & Love Lessons," and speaker. Melinda is the host of two weekly podcasts, "The Good Karma Success Coach" and "Crush It In Sales." You can connect with her more at www.melindavanfleet.com.

KEY LARGO LIBRARY OFFERS MORE THAN BOOKS & A QUIET PLACE TO READ

Inside the Key Largo library sit a vast collection of books, engaging activities and technology services for community members. Nestled in the corner of Tradewinds Plaza, the Keys Weekly recently stopped by the library to learn more about branch manager Christina Teasley and hear some of the new developments...

NEW KEY LARGO MUSIC & VIDEO PRODUCTION BUSINESS BRINGS A BUZZ

Jordan Bobick is the owner and founder of Higher Ground Music & Video Production in Key Largo. Offering live playback and tracking inside and outside the studio, the technology allows for remote operation in which someone can record at home with Bobick’s expertise and ability to provide professional, quality...

KEY LARGO SALON OWNER BATTLES THROUGH ADVERSITY

"I have a passion for elevating other entrepreneurs, providing exceptional guest experience and creating a culture that makes a difference,” said Yara de la Torre, owner of Lashes & Curls Studio in Key Largo. De la Torre had a vision and purpose at a young age. She was born and...

BIZ FEATURE: ISLAMORADA’S OCEAN GARDENS SHELLS OUT HOME DECOR & MORE FOR 10 YEARS

"My initial vision was a marine store, but these two took it to another level." Phil Sena, founder and owner of Ocean Gardens in Islamorada, credits Summer Lyman and Ann Pope for their evolution and success in their 10 years of business. "We have been very fortunate throughout the years,”...

KEYS BUSINESS: ISLAMORADA CANNABIS STORE HELPS PEOPLE & PETS

"When we hear customers say, ‘This works so well for me,’ it's always a delight," said Patti Lindback, co-founder and co-owner of Islamorada Hemp Co. To mention only the business’ healing products wouldn't do the store justice, as it is beautifully curated and has a friendly and highly educated staff. Brian...

KEYS NATIVE CLAIRE MONTANG ACHIEVES THE BUSINESSWOMAN DREAM

A lifelong Keys kid, an opportunity to grow in a close-knit community shaped Claire Montang into the hardworking woman she is today. Raised by a single mother who owned a business, Montang knew the value of accountability and professionalism. Montang has worked in the service industry for 15 years...

NEW HOSPICE PROGRAM PROVIDES A RICH BENEFIT TO FLORIDA KEYS FAMILIES

What do you think of when you hear the word hospice? The Keys Weekly recently sat down with Vivian Dodge, executive director of Chapters Health Hospice for Monroe County, to learn about the history and all the incredible ways hospice can help an end-of-life patient and their family. There was...

KEYS HISTORY & DISCOVERY CENTER HARVESTS COMMUNITY MEMORIES

“We are all part of the story, what we are doing today just as much as we have done during the decades. And these are the stories we need to share — they matter,” said Megan Scallan, Florida Keys History & Discovery Center’s curator and historian.  The museum opened in...

BIZ FEATURE: KEYS COUPLE’S NEW POWER BIKE BUSINESS OFFERS GUIDED TOURS & MORE

“Wow, this is a lot of fun!” That’s the feedback that Niall Farrell and Kellie Butler Farrell said they hear the most from their clients when they rent an electric power bike, or “e-bike,” from their business Keys Ebikes. “We started renting them when we lived in Naples and bought...

BIZ FEATURE: SHEN HEALTH PROVIDES THE POWER OF ACUPUNCTURE IN THE UPPER KEYS

Are you someone who’s dealing with pain? Stress? Allergies? Migraines? Keys Weekly recently sat down with Natalie Shea, licensed acupuncture therapist, to learn more about this ancient healing practice and how her business, Shen Health Acupuncture, can help you feel better. I had wanted to be a veterinarian my whole...

KEYS CORE FITNESS OWNER IS A ‘PEOPLE’S COACH’

"Bring the phone up to your head — the phone moves. No one thinks to do that, and I see so many people whose heads and shoulders are slumped. I am seeing this more and more. And it's not about age; even teenagers are doing this."  That's a typical conversation...

STAR OF THE SEA PROVIDES MORE THAN JUST FOOD

The Star of The Sea Foundation’s (S.O.S.) healthy food pantry in Key Largo is serving a need within the community. A location in Key West opened in 2006 and the second location in Key Largo opened in 2014. The Keys Weekly recently sat down with manager Emily Hopkins, who...