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Welcome to Palm Harbor Local! I'm your host, Florida native and Real Estate Ninja, Donnie Hathaway. I am excited to introduce you to your favorite local businesses and maybe even inspire you to achieve your dreams. I'm a big believer supporting small business owners because they have created some awesome products or businesses and let's be honest, they are really great people too. My mission to help the small business owners get the love they deserve and for you to get the chance to meet them. Learn about their dreams, struggles, and what they enjoy doing when they are not running the business. I think you will begin to see that they are just like everyone else and the only difference is they decided to feel the fear of starting a business and do it anyway.

Palm Harbor Local Donnie Hathaway

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to Palm Harbor Local! I'm your host, Florida native and Real Estate Ninja, Donnie Hathaway. I am excited to introduce you to your favorite local businesses and maybe even inspire you to achieve your dreams. I'm a big believer supporting small business owners because they have created some awesome products or businesses and let's be honest, they are really great people too. My mission to help the small business owners get the love they deserve and for you to get the chance to meet them. Learn about their dreams, struggles, and what they enjoy doing when they are not running the business. I think you will begin to see that they are just like everyone else and the only difference is they decided to feel the fear of starting a business and do it anyway.

    Brandon Kelter | Turning Dreams Into Reality

    Brandon Kelter | Turning Dreams Into Reality

    We are hitting on today’s episode with experienced mortgage loan officer, Brandon Kelter. Brandon has been a good family friend and has helped numerous locals purchase their first homes. Brandon is your go-to source for all things mortgage and a local, Palm Harbor born and raised!


    IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:

    Brandon’s mortgage career and how he just loves the freedom of his profession.

    He also shared some of his time management tips he's used to organize his daily to do’s and how keeping it consistent works magic for him.  

    Brandon also shared tips about the home buying process, from the  required documents needed up front, to some do’s and don'ts during the home buying journey.

    This episode is definitely jam packed! A lot of golden information that you surely don’t want to miss.


    CONNECT WITH BRANDON: 
    -Instagram: @b_kelter_
    -Website: www.lo.movement.com/brandon-kelter/home
    -LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-kelter/
    -Email: brandon.kelter@movement.com
    -Call: (727) 744-7992


     CONNECT WITH DONNIE: 
    - Follow Donnie: @donnie.hathaway
    - Follow Palm Harbor Local: @PalmHarborLocal
    - For more real estate information - www.donniehathaway.com


    JOIN THE LOCALS  for exclusive discounts and specials from our local business owners and stay up to date on what's happening in Palm Harbor.

    Together, we keep Palm Harbor local. 

    • 37 min
    Once a Local, Always a Local | Kert Rhodes

    Once a Local, Always a Local | Kert Rhodes

    We are on to this episode with Kert Rhodes, the co-owner and marketing director of Kleer Title, a title insurance company home-grown in Palm Harbor, Florida. Kert has been very generous in gracing us today while sharing his experience of growing up in Palm Harbor —  a place he’d always call home.

    IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:

    Kert’s childhood experience of Palm Harbor, its old buildings, some scenic spots and some other memories he would always recollect as a kid.

    We also talked about how Palm Harbor greatly supports their local’s businesses through a variety of means.

    Additionally, we talk about why Kert would always call Palm Harbor his home!  Even with all of the opportunities outside this area and why he will always come back.


    CONNECT WITH KERT:
    -Facebook: www.facebook.com/titlekleer
    -Instagram: www.instagram.com/kleertitle/
    -Website: www.kleertitle.com
    -LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/kert-rhodes-09387736/ 


     CONNECT WITH DONNIE: 
    - Follow Donnie: @donnie.hathaway
    - Follow Palm Harbor Local: @PalmHarborLocal
    - For more real estate information - www.donniehathaway.com


    JOIN THE LOCALS  for exclusive discounts and specials from our local business owners and stay up to date on what's happening in Palm Harbor.

    Together, we keep Palm Harbor local. 

    • 23 min
    Arts and Resins with Kaylin Hovance

    Arts and Resins with Kaylin Hovance

    We are hitting today’s episode with mixed media artist and resin enthusiast, Kaylin Hovance. Kaylin is a graphic design major who has big dreams and a huge creative mind. Kaylin is also a traveler who enjoyed immersing herself in different cultures where she got most of her influence in doing resin works. Today, Kaylin is a successful entrepreneur in the Florida area where she surprises her patrons with her realistic and stunning beach-wave-inspired resin arts.

    IN TODAY’S EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:

    How Kaylin’s love for art started as a kid. And with the ultimate support of her family, she was able to pursue what she loves.

    How Kaylin landed her first corporate job and decided that it was not for her. And how she breaks out of thttps://www.instagram.com/kayhova_art/he norm to make her way to create her crafty business of resin art.

    Kaylin’s backpacking journey as a traveler and how she learned the process of resin art creations, its intricacies, and how to make them to perfection.

    We also talk about why Kaylin loves the ocean and decided to never look back and settle for good in the Florida area.

    During her studio-free hours, she fancies herself traveling and enjoying the serene beaches together with her family and friends.


    CONNECT WITH KAYLIN:
     
    -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KayHovaArt
    -Instagram: @kayhova_art
    -Website: www.kaylinhovance.com
    -Find a local beach shop in your area with Kaylin’s art: https://kaylinhovance.com/pages/local


     CONNECT WITH DONNIE: 
    - Follow Donnie: @donnie.hathaway
    - Follow Palm Harbor Local: @PalmHarborLocal
    - For more real estate information - www.donniehathaway.com


    JOIN THE LOCALS  for exclusive discounts and specials from our local business owners and stay up to date on what's happening in Palm Harbor.

    Together, we keep Palm Harbor local. 

    • 29 min
    Are You Protecting Your Investments with John Toomer

    Are You Protecting Your Investments with John Toomer

    Today I am sitting with insurance expert and entrepreneur, John Toomer. We talked about his passion for sales which led him to build his business after many successful sales roles. He also highlighted the importance of having insurance which acts as a safety net for unexpected diversions in one’s life.


    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
    John is passionate about owning his own business and it was a job in sales at an early age that led him down this path of being a business owner. He even tells the story of how he sold cell phones during his college years which taught him enough about customer service and the ins and outs of doing business.

    John also talked about some of the issues with the current homeowners insurance in Florida and shares his thoughts on the future of the insurance market. 

    John is definitely a go-getter who loves constant change (for the better) and encourages everyone to do what they are passionate about while making sure that their customer is a top priority in their business.

    If you find great value from this episode,

    CONNECT WITH JOHN:
     
    -Facebook: www.facebook.com/ReliantInsuranceServices
    -LinkedIn:www.linkedin.com/in/johntoomerris
    -Website: www.myreliantinsurance.com/team/


     CONNECT WITH DONNIE: 
    - Follow Donnie: @donnie.hathaway
    - Follow Palm Harbor Local: @PalmHarborLocal
    - For more real estate information - www.donniehathaway.com


    JOIN THE LOCALS  for exclusive discounts and specials from our local business owners and stay up to date on what's happening in Palm Harbor.

    Together, we keep Palm Harbor local.

    • 26 min
    Fashion, Perseverance, and Everything In Between with Ariana Agostini

    Fashion, Perseverance, and Everything In Between with Ariana Agostini

    Today I am sitting with clothing-brand entrepreneur, Ariana Agostini who is the founder and creator of Noe + Roe Boutique. Noe + Roe started as an online boutique during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 as it was a childhood dream for Ariana. 


    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:


    How Ariana started her business during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and her passion to have a clothing brand for women that will make them feel comfortable all the while still working on her corporate career. 

    Ariana grew up in Puerto Rico where her grandfather taught her about hard work and how women should be able to stand up for themselves and do whatever they want. Her childhood dream also revolved around creating her own fashion brand with the intent of eventually having her own store and with enough encouragement from her husband she was able to do so. 


    Ariana also tells the story of how her experience in the marketing arena helped her compete with thousands of online fashion brands. She also highlighted why it’s important to create a unique name for your brand and how establishing your roots in a specific market helps you build your business (which she found in Palm Harbor).

    If you find great value from this episode,

    CONNECT WITH ARIANA:
     
    -Shop Noe and Roe Boutique: www.noeandroe.com

    -Follow: @shop_noe_roe on Instagram
    -Follow: @shop_noe_roe on Facebook
    -Follow: @shopnoeandroe on TikTok
                         
    CONNECT WITH DONNIE: 
    - Follow Donnie: @donnie.hathaway
    - Follow Palm Harbor Local: @PalmHarborLocal

    - Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DonnieHathaway
    JOIN THE LOCALS  for exclusive discounts and specials from our local business owners and stay up to date on what's happening in Palm Harbor.


    - For more real estate information - www.donniehathaway.com

    Together, We keep Palm Harbor local.

    • 29 min
    Real Estate Market Today with Donnie Hathaway

    Real Estate Market Today with Donnie Hathaway

    Today’s episode will be a little different from our usual episodes. I am not going to be with a special guest but rather it will be just me,  talking about the local real estate market scenario in my hometown, Palm Harbor.

    IN THIS EPISODE, WE TALK ABOUT:
    I am going to be looking at the bigger picture and reviewing what’s happening at the county level and why it’s still an excellent time to buy a home today.

    I will also talk about property values increasing, supply and demand that lead to this current market, and how the market has recently cooled off.

    I also answered some frequently asked questions about this current real estate market.

    If you find great value from this episode,

    CONNECT WITH DONNIE: 
    - Follow Donnie: @donnie.hathaway
    - Follow Palm Harbor Local: @PalmHarborLocal
    - For more real estate information - www.donniehathaway.com


    JOIN THE LOCALS  for exclusive discounts and specials from our local business owners and stay up to date on what's happening in Palm Harbor.

    Together, let’s keep Palm Harbor local.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Kelsi Ward ,

The Podcast Palm Harbor Needed

Palm Harbor Local is the podcast that we all needed but didn’t know it!

Whether you’re new to the area or have lived in Palm Harbor your whole life, you’ll enjoy listening to Donnie and his awesome guests.

If you’re a business owner, you’ll love connecting with other leaders in the community.

And if you’re a resident, you’ll love learning about the best local places to live, work, and play.

It’s a must on your podcast playlist!

kmahany25 ,

Great podcast!

PHL has great speakers in a vast variety of topics! I’m always encouraged and appreciate learning about local people and businesses! Palm Harbor is such a great town and I love that Donnie showcases things in our community.

Tiff👸 ,

Best Local Podcast

I love listening to the Palm Harbor Local podcast. I’m a Dunedin native, listening to the podcast gives me a greater sense of community and allows me to discover and show support for our local businesses.

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