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Aakash Patel “Master Networker” on the Radio!

March 9, 2016

There’s not many people like Aakash Patel, just ask the local newspapers. Dubbed as a “master networker” of the Tampa Bay area, Aakash is the founder and President of Elevate, Inc., a business consulting firm in the region. Aakash recently appeared on That Business Show with Jamie Meloni on 1250 WHNZ, Impact Radio on Thursday, May 21st.

In the first half of the show, Aakash talked about how he got started networking, and how it led him to a career in business consulting, including his trending #TampaHasSwagger hashtag campaign. He explained the usefulness of hashtags, both in helping track the reach a business has and generating awareness and interest online. Because it was Thursday, Charlie the Plumber, a local worker and Marine, joined Aakash and Jamie to talk about the issues of the day. Aakash worked with Charlie live to create a hashtag campaign for him, #AmericanPlumber, that Charlie could use on Twitter.

Jamie Meloni, an Elevate, Inc. client, has grown his radio show from once a week to a five day a week drive-time show, and his live-stream audience has more than doubled.

If you missed the live radio broadcast, you can listen to a rerun on Jamie Meloni’s Youtube channel here. Be sure to keep up with Aakash at @pateltimes and check in on Elevate, Inc. at @Elevate_Inc.

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“Aakash Patel, Chris Melvin and the rest of the Elevate team simply delivered. The connections Aakash made led to valuable relationships for me and new clients for RevStar. You can’t fully appreciate what Elevate can do for your business until you experience it first hand. I personally recommend their services to anybody looking to grow their network and business within the Tampa Bay community.”

Ken Pomella, PMP – CEO, RevStar Consulting

“If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. Elevate worked closely with Tampa Bay Plumbers to help us get our foot in the door with the right business and community circles to help us grow. We appreciated Aakash Patel & Chris Melvin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go over and above to provide us a quality service. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial and the staff is always available to us. We enjoyed working with the Elevate team and will definitely keep them in mind for our future business needs.”

April Diemer – Tampa Bay Plumbers

“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was a great fit for our growing organization. His team helped us connect with key influencers across the region and identify opportunities. Together you work to define your goals and who you’re targeting and through their connections and network they can make warm introductions to the decisions makers you need to connect with.”

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