rapid business plans presents…


Sat, oct 7, 2023

5Pm till

How do I use the shuttle when I am in town?

  • Please text Stuart the FSU intern (229-339-4180) for a ride. Please tell him where you are and where you are headed. The shuttle will go to hotels, Glennapalooza functions and other locales in the beaches area.
  • Shuttles run from 5p-1a Friday and 10a to 1a Saturday

Did someone mention scooters?

  • Yes, we have 4 e-scooters that you can feel free to borrow. Come to the house and we will set you up. Please remember to lock the scooter wherever you park on your adventures! There are bike racks near every commercial area you will encounter.

What are we doing Friday night?

  • We are meeting at Monkey’s Uncle in Jacksonville Beach at 7pm for drinks and snacks. We have reserved the back bar area by the pool tables. 1728 3rd St N, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250.

What’s going on Saturday during the day?

  • Saturday is an informal beach day. You are welcome to come to our house (204 Lora St, Neptune Beach) or hang out at the beach/pool at your hotel or explore the beaches. 
  • If a beach day isn’t your thing, check out the Neptune Beach town center for shops, restaurants and bars (area at the intersection of Atlantic Blvd and 1st Street).

What is Glennapalooza?

  • We, Bethany and Ross, together with Rapid Business Plans are hosting our inaugural lender appreciation party where we honor all of our referral partners, including you! 
  • Glenn Giro has been kind enough to send us the most referrals this year, followed closely by Michael Johnson. Had we held this party last year, it would have been called Greys-a-palooza!
  • The Glennapalooza concept was hatched over drinks with friends at IBBA in Orlando in 2023. We decided to make it an annual event because y’all are just awesome! Whose -a-palooza will it be next year?
  • All of you have been so good to us over the years, and we can’t wait to celebrate and thank all of you with a good old-fashioned party!

What is involved?

  • The main event is a catered party with open bar in our home outside Jacksonville in Neptune Beach, FL, starting at 5p on Saturday, October 7, 2023.
  • For anyone that will be in town Friday, October 6, we will have a welcome event at a beach bar that is within walking distance of most recommended hotels. See transportation below for info on shuttles.

Who is invited?

  • You are! As well as your optional +1. We appreciate you keeping this party for adults only.
  • Plan to see some of your favorite lenders and brokers from all over!

How is the weather in Jacksonville in October?

  • Y’all, it’s nice. In early October we can expect temps in the high 70s to low 80s, limited rain probabilities and lower humidity than during the summer months.
  • If you arrive in time, you are likely to enjoy a nice beach day on Saturday, and you can walk there from our house. Plus, all of our recommended hotels are oceanfront and within a mile of us.

Airport Info

Hotel Info

  • We do not currently have any hotel blocks, but we will book one when enough interest is gauged 
  • One Ocean Resort is our top recommendation. It is oceanfront, and about a mile north of us in Atlantic Beach, FL. It has a lovely spa, delicious food and a cool atmosphere. 
  • One mile to the south of us in Jacksonville Beach you will also find a Courtyard by Marriott or a Hampton Inn, both oceanfront. The Hampton has a cool tiki bar out back.
  • There is also a Fairfield Inn across from the Courtyard, but it’s not recommended.
  • We have a Margaritaville Hotel about 1.5 miles south if that’s your thing, but it’s kind of mid.

Transportation Info

  • Beyond getting a rideshare to and from the airport, we don’t anticipate you will need a car for this trip.
  • We will be providing a shuttle between the three recommended hotels and the Friday and Saturday events and our house.
  • The shuttle will tentatively run Friday from 5p to 1a and Saturday from 10a to 1a.

Party address/our house/contact info

  • 204 Lora St, Neptune Beach, FL 32266
  • Text Bethany with day-of questions at (904) 910-2511

Where can I get brunch/a cocktail?

  • Near One Ocean, you can walk to The Local, Vicious Biscuit, Beach Diner, and Grumpy’s for breakfast or North Beach Fish Camp, Ragtime or Flying Iguana for brunch-ish. The Lemon Bar is a must for an oceanfront cocktail, and Pete’s Bar is the oldest bar in Jacksonville, if you like a good dive bar.
  • From the Jax Beach hotels, you can Uber to the restaurants above, or also try Brunch Haus, the Brix, Oaxaca Club, RP’s, Lynch’s Irish Pub, or those feeling adventurous can join us at Jerry’s Grille, just over the bridge.

What’s the dress code?

  • Very casual. Bring shorts, flip flops and a swimsuit!
  • If air conditioning makes you cold, consider bringing a sweatshirt.

    You think I can get my company to pay for this?

    • You should definitely ask! 
    • Glennapalooza will be an excellent opportunity to network with many prolific SBA lenders and high volume business and loan brokers in a very relaxed setting.

      Optional welcome event friday, oct 6

      Please RSVP

      204 Lora St. Neptune Beach, FL