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Local owners of Budget Blinds, Jim and Elaine Trotter, Awarded Franchisee of the Year for record sales

Budget Blinds Awards James and Elaine Trotter as Franchisee of the Year for Record-Breaking Sales

Budget Blinds, an international window covering franchise with nearly 1,100 territories across North America, recently announced James and Elaine Trotter as Franchisee of the Year, a top recognition and award bestowed upon a local franchise owner with the best overall sales volume in a single calendar year.

Aloha & Aloha as We Say Goodbye and Hello!

I love the word Aloha because it means both hello and goodbye.  It’s an appropriate word this month for us here at Tampa Bay News & Lifestyles because as I say Aloha on my way out to experience new adventures, editor Carla Dubis says Aloha as she comes in to take over editing the publications that I’ve cared so much about throughout my years working for Tampa Bay News & Lifestyles of East Lake, of Odessa/Lutz/Land O’ Lakes, and of Trinity. 

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