the HUB

the HUB
This is a Podcast for ANYONE involved with Events. Whether you are an individual planning your own party, or you’re an entrepreneur wanting to break into the industry, or you are a seasoned Events Pro…This is for you! Derek Wyatt from Moments & Milestones of San Antonio, TX hosts and interviews Event Professionals, Artists, Business Owners to offer insight on “event-planning” and running a business in the events industry. If you are a planner, artist or entrepreneur…this is for you!! Hope you love it…and stick around!
STEP Board part 2
Apr 10 • 64 min
We welcomed the ladies heading the board for STEP (South Texas Event Professionals) into the studio. They are 4 dynamic entrepreneurs and personalities. Gretchen from Aly-Am Paperie, Tammy from Ata-Girl Photography, Lizzette with From His Garden Floral…
STEP Board part 1
Mar 26 • 75 min
We welcomed the ladies heading the board for STEP (South Texas Event Professionals) into the studio. They are 4 dynamic entrepreneurs and personalities. Gretchen from Aly-Am Paperie, Tammy from Ata-Girl Photography, Lizzette with From His Garden Floral…
Tina Alvarado w/ Great Events & Rentals
Mar 8 • 108 min
Honored to have Miss Tina Alvarado stop by the studio! We talk navigating through this industry, networking and the importance of relationships, lessons she’s learned along the way, and why Rentals is a good place to start in this industry. She is…
Frank Burton w/ Event Ignition
Feb 14 • 100 min
Frank Burton swung by the studio to talk CBD oil, the changes he’s noticed in budding entrepreneurs over the years, and always being a team player. We *LOVE* Frank here at the HUB - hope you guys enjoy this conversation!
Nicolette w/ Chic Concepts
Jan 28 • 78 min
Nicolette swung by to talk with Derek about her background in design, what it’s like with her mom as a business partner, and where Chic Concepts is headed. Great info, fun stories and a few good laughs - this was a fantastic interview! Enjoy it!
Sheila Dunn w/ Texas Wedding Guide & Extravaganza
Jan 18 • 102 min
Absolutely thrilled that Sheila Dunn took the time to swing by the studio to chat with us! Sheila regaled tails of her past and using her 20 years of marketing, promotion and communications experience within small businesses, offered advice to young…
Ashley Amos w/ BLUSH Makeup & Hair
Jan 10 • 84 min
Ashley swung by the studio and talks about how she built BLUSH Makeup & Hair; Meeting with clients at diners before she had a studio; maintaining a unique image in the industry; planning her *OWN* wedding; and the constant fight to stay busy. She was…
Monica Endejan w/ Reel Photo Booth
Dec 12, 2018 • 66 min
We had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Ms Monica Endejan, owner and operator at Reel Photo Booth in San Antonio. She was very honest about how she built her business, a few lessons along the way, and goals she has for the future. This was an…
Carmel & Marcus Gabriel w/ The Banquet Table
Dec 4, 2018 • 67 min
We get to sit down and speak with Carmel & Marcus about their new non-profit venture “The Banquet Table”. They’re absolutely awesome people with a big heart for the college-aged demo, they’ve decided to plan their business in San Antonio around the UTSA…
Anthony Pedrotti w/ Pedrotti’s Ranch
Nov 12, 2018 • 82 min
I’ve been SO ready to release this episode with Anthony Pedrotti because he’s AWESOME! And he’s promoting his venue and his open house on November 14th at Pedrotti’s Ranch in Helotes, Texas. But Anthony talks about growing up with a family of…
Lizzette Suarez w/ From His Garden
Nov 9, 2018 • 76 min
Lizzette was WONDERFUL! She talked about how her love for flowers blossomed (see what I did there?!?!) She talks about her balance between home & business and the sacrifices she has made to make sure she was 100% ready to dive head first into building…
Wes Dominque w/ Cutting Edge Entertainment
Oct 28, 2018 • 105 min
This was a FANTASTIC sit down with the operations manager from Cutting Edge Entertainment. Wes is a wonderfully authentic, honest and open guy. I am so happy to share his rise to being one of the most popular DJ’s in San Antonio. I hope you guys love this…
Shimeyka Olivares w/ The San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Oct 10, 2018 • 79 min
Shimeyka is one of the coolest, most fun-loving and SUPER-CREATIVE people in this industry. She was hilarious, insightful and generous with her information as she told us from start to finish how she ended up at The SA Botanical Gardens. Now she runs the…
Between-Cast #2 w/ Derek
Oct 1, 2018 • 34 min
No guest, just Derek…listen as he gives advice on choosing the right event vendors; and consequently, how to BE the right event vendor. Hope you enjoy!
Chris Koval w/ Future Sounds
Sep 24, 2018 • 106 min
This is an absolutely fantastic interview - Chris talks about his background in radio, the inception of Future Sounds, and the multiple iterations of the company. He talks about the specific things he focuses on during an event and what things to expect…
Rene & Kari w/ Everlasting Elopements & TX Wedding Ministers
Sep 5, 2018 • 92 min
Rene & Kari Esparza were absolutely PERFECT podcast guests! You will love hearing about the formation of their companies, how they handle being partners in business and in life, and their vision for the Events Industry. Hope you enjoy this episode!!
Melissa White w/ Botanika
Aug 20, 2018 • 64 min
San Antonio’s Queen of Floral and Design makes an appearance on the podcast! I cannot say enough good things about Melissa…you ABSOLUTELY should listen to this!!! Hope you enjoy it!
Saul Leal w/ Vision Lounge & V-Bar Mixologists
Aug 7, 2018 • 58 min
Saul drops by the studio to talk about his new business : V-Bar Mixologists. He also gives LOTS of detail on becoming an entrepreneur…what he has overcome to get his business this far…and where he is going. He was fantastic - don’t miss this episode!…
In Between-Cast - Derek talks through some listener feedback & questions about the Podcast
Jul 28, 2018 • 31 min
After a couple of months with the podcast, we’d like to address a few questions and comments we’ve collected. Hope you enjoy this! Thanks so much for listening…show notes are on the blog! Show notes on the blog :…
Ron w/ Cutting Edge Entertainment
Jul 18, 2018 • 63 min
Ron Peene sits down with Derek to discuss his 30 years of experience in the industry as the head of one of the largest Mobile DJ Companies in San Antonio. This is chock-full or information, great advice and inspiring stories. Enjoy this episode!! Check…
Laurie Love w/ Cru Vintage Rentals
Jul 4, 2018 • 58 min
Today on the HUB, we had the pleasure of chatting with Laurie Love of Cru Vintage Rentals. She talks about dealing with the rapid growth of her business and how she’s struggled to find a balance in her family life and professional life. She gives advice…
Stephanie Ponce w/ The Rosenberg Skyroom
Jun 16, 2018 • 52 min
Derek talks with Stephanie about balancing her life while managing 3 venues. She tells us how she worked her way into the industry and how she accidentally started a design company! And she gives WONDERFUL advice to vendors on the correct way to network…
Anthony w/ Christian Ellis Images
May 1, 2018 • 64 min
Derek talks to Anthony from Christian Ellis Images about how he got started as a videographer, why his clients love him, and the importance of coffee at the beginning of the day. Anthony reminds those of us who are just getting started to “not despise the…
Introduction to The HUB Podcast
May 1, 2018 • 3 min
This is just a quick introduction of this podcast…who we are…and why we do this. If you are planning an event, if you are in the events industry, or if you *WANT* to be in the industry - this podcast is for you. Come check us out!! Show notes here on the…