Business Matters 2021

2021-08-26 Business Matters

Business Matters 2021 - A guide to the local businesses of Southwest Florida, Top 40 Business Professionals presented by Venice Gondolier

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Seth von Marschall Owner, Appliance Specialists, LLC Von Marschall began repairing appliances in 2006. He decided to open Appliance Specialists in 2010. He followed in the footsteps of his father, who had been in the industry for more than 20 years. "I enjoy that there's new challenges and new customers every day," he said. "It keeps me on my toes." He would advise young people "in a trade industry, to work hard and start your own business." Kim Vogel Realtor, Premier Sotheby's International Realty Vogel earned her real estate license in 2010 after many years in a corporate leadership role. Her advice for young professionals involves the three Ds. "Drive, Determination, and Diligence," she said. "If you have that, you can succeed at just about anything. There were many times I questioned myself, but I never gave up; that's the key. Eventually it will all come together, and you'll say to yourself 'I've got this.'" 400 Barcelona Ave., Venice • Santo Valenti Owner, Valenti's Ristorante Valenti has been in the restaurant business 46 years, 35 years in Venice. "We started our first restaurant in Harford, Conn.," he said, "I was in the wine and spirits business in New York, then one day my wife saw an ad for a restaurant for sale. We bought it and here we are today, still cooking and loving what we do in the food and hospitality business." 1200 E. Venice Ave., Venice • Nella Valenti Owner, Allegro Bistro Valenti entered her profession 40 years ago because she loves to cook and serve people. She cherishes the relationships she's built within her restaurant. "It's so rewarding to do something for others and make them happy," she said. "To this day I still enjoy it the same as I did 40 years ago. Now those same customers have become more like family to me and it's an honor to serve them." 1740 E. Venice Ave., Venice • TOP 40 BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS Business Matters | August 2021 46

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