Women’s Expo 2018 WEX

Women’s Expo 2018 WEX

WEX is the premier event for entrepreneurs, change-makers, go-getters, creatives, industry leaders, and any woman who has a dream and a mission to turn her ideas into reality. ScentsAbility was invited to attend and Director Bonnie Schmidt was nominated for the National WEX Award.

The team was up bright and early to setup for the event at Broward Convention Center. (Even the boys helped setup the booth! Then they went for breakfast while the women had fun!) It was non-stop speeches, networking, and selling. An incredible event that encourages women from all over the world to be the best they can be.

There wasn’t an open seat in the house when the award was announced and many were waiting in anticipation. To the surprise of team ScentsAbility, Bonnie was announced the winner of the 2018 WEX award! Bonnie, Lexy and Jessica made their way up to the stage and they were showered with photographers paparazzi style! Lexy was smiling from ear to ear.

Thank you to Alexa Carlin Founder and CEO of WEX for allowing Scentsability to be part of this very special event.

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Candle Shoppe Talk Episode #5

It’s coming up on that time of the year and it’s time to work, work, work. The shoppe is busy with candle making, packing and shipping. Everyone has their hands full. Bonnie and Denise are keeping the team focused and they’re pumping out as many candles as possible. Jessica keeps the team motivated with her “I love you’s” all day long…

ScentsAbility attends JAFCO Fundraiser

ScentsAbility attends JAFCO Fundraiser

Year after year JAFCO invites the ScentsAbility team to the “In My Shoes” luncheon. It’s a special day to help raise funds to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities. ScentsAbility is always excited to show their latest products, and meet people from Palm Beach county that support their mission. Jessica was super excited when she ran into one of her favorite people, Siggy Flicker from Real Housewives of New Jersey. It was a great day of people, pictures and candles. Thank you to Sarah Franco Executive Director of JAFCO for inviting us to this amazing fundraising event.

 

Jack Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Jack Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

A couple weeks ago we received a call from the Director at Jack Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She saw the Channel 10 News segment on ScentsAbility and she instantly fell in love with our cause. She asked if she could put ScentsAbility candles in the gift shop at the hospital. The answer was a resounding yes!

They scheduled a day for the team to bring products for the gift shop to sell. We didn’t just bring some of our products for the gift shop but spent the whole day there.

 

They had us setup a table with all of our products so the hospital staff and visitors could see what ScentsAbility was all about. The team had an incredible day of sales! It was a very very long day for everyone and Lexy was pooped by the end of the day.

Thank you to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for their support! We look forward to our next visit!

Candle Shoppe Talk: Episode #1

Jessica is mentally handicapped but is quite possibly the happiest person on Earth. Listen as she hosts Candle Shoppe Talk. Watch 60 seconds with Jessica as she talks about life at the candle shoppe.

Channel 10 Zachary MSD Strong

A Channel 10 News Exclusive by Neki Mohan

Zach is an incredible young man that experienced the tragedy at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, but managed to find therapy at Scentsability candles.

Zach attends Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School and experienced the terrible tragedy that occurred last year. When he was hiding in the school the first person to contact him was Bonnie the Director of ScentsAbility candles. Zach managed to get out safely, but has had struggles in dealing with the experience. His happy place became ScentsAbility candles. A place where he can help individuals with special needs and try to make the world a better place.

Zachary speaking at the National Candle Expo

Zach spoke at the National Candle Association Expo at Bonaventure Resort and Spa earlier this year. He discussed his entire experience at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas, and how having the opportunity to help the special young adults at ScentsAbility candles has given him a new purpose. He’s struggled with the memories of what happened that day, but now every day at ScentsAbility is a great day. The smiles and camaraderie are contagious as anyone that has visited the shop will tell you. Zach has been Bonnies right hand man over the past few months, and he’s learned the entire process of each product that ScentsAbility makes.  He’s become a team leader and knows the individual disabilities of every special young adult at ScentsAbility. Zach is hero to everyone.

Neki Mohan from Channel 10 News

Channel 10 News Anchor Neki Mohan dropped into the candle shoppe for an afternoon of candle making fun! She met the everyone at the shop and watched how they work as a team to make all of their products. She learned about the unemployment statistics for individuals with developmental disabilities and how ScentsAbility is working hard to reduce those numbers. She gave the team a great pep talk and had everyone full of smiles with the energy she brings everywhere she goes.

Thank you to Channel 10 News Anchor Neki Mohan for the shout out on this mornings news cast! We had a amazing afternoon with you at the candle shoppe yesterday!

An Apple a Day

What a great day of learning at the Apple store! Phillip asked the team all kinds of questions about ScentsAbility and got to know everyone inside and out. Then he went over some very important apps that are useful for those with IDD.

Transit is a new app that will get you on your way! Transit partners with transit agencies and shared mobility providers to get cities moving. Like a helpful personal robot, GO thinks about your journey so you don’t have to. Get upcoming departure times for nearby train or bus lines without even tapping your screen. Uber. Bikeshare. Carshare. Quickly compare all of your options on one screen. Simplifying the commute in more than 175 cities worldwide.

Thank you to Phillip Roffman and the Apple team for giving ScentsAbility an important learning experience!

The Brooklyn Cafe visits ScentsAbility

100 Men Who Care

100 Men Who Care

There’s a very special organization that’s helping non-profits in all across South Florida. They are 100 Men Who Care. This group of business leaders has banded together to support small non-profits in South Florida. They hold meetings every quarter and vote for a non-profit to receive a donation of up to $10,000 based upon attendance.

The organizations leaders are Joseph Costello, Paul Sallarulo, Margaux Fiori and Mara Kelly. The last meeting was held in May at the Capital Grille in Fort Lauderdale. The group allows three charities to speak in front of the entire organization, then they vote for one of the non-profits to receive this quarters donation. John Becker, IT Director at ScentsAbility made a heartfelt speech to the entire audience and discussed the effects that ScentsAbility has had on every individual with special needs that has passed through the doors of the candle shoppe. He spoke about ScentsAbility’s honorary membership into the National Candle Association, and it’s many achievements over the last decade. When the voting was over, ScentsAbility came out on top!

The ScentsAbility team would like to say thank you to all of the members of 100 Men Who Care for their generous support.100 Men Who Care is there to help non-profits survive, and give hope to those that are searching for funding to continue their mission. What their organization does is much needed in the community, and can single-handedly change the direction of a non-profit.

ScentsAbility will be using the funds received from 100 Men Who Care to develop a ScentsAbility flashcard app that will teach our special young adults how to read, learn and recognize the different scents they sell. It will be designed to be fun and engaging with multiple levels of achievement. ScentsAbility will always strive to spread the word about 100 Men Who Care so that other non-profits can have the hope that support is nearby.

Thank you for allowing us to be part of 100 Men Who Care!