rapid business plans presents…

WHAT IS WHOSE-A-PALOOZA?

  • WE, BETHANY AND ROSS, TOGETHER WITH RAPID BUSINESS PLANS ARE HOSTING OUR SECOND ANNUAL LENDER APPRECIATION PARTY WHERE WE HONOR ALL OF OUR REFERRAL PARTNERS, INCLUDING YOU! 
  • THE WHOSE-A-PALOOZA CONCEPT WAS HATCHED OVER DRINKS WITH FRIENDS AT IBBA IN ORLANDO IN 2023. 
  • GLENN GIRO HAD SENT US THE MOST REFERRALS THAT YEAR, SO WE CALLED THE INAUGURAL EVENT GLENNAPALOOZA. 
  • WE DECIDED TO MAKE IT AN ANNUAL COMPETITION BECAUSE Y’ALL ARE JUST AWESOME AND WE KNOW YOU LOVE TO WIN! 
  • 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!

WHOSE-A-PALOOZA IS IT THIS YEAR?

  • WE DON’T KNOW YET! OUR TOP TWO REFERRAL PARTNERS FROMTHE LAST YEAR ARE TYLER MARAGH AND ALAN PETERSON.
  • THE CONTEST CUTOFF IS JULY 31 AND WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER AND PARTY NAMESAKE ON AUGUST 1, 2024.
  • WILL IT BE AL-A-PALOOZA OR TYLER-PALOOZA?

WHAT IS INVOLVED?

  • THE MAIN EVENT IS A CATERED PARTY WITH OPEN BAR IN OUR HOME OUTSIDE JACKSONVILLE AT 204 LORA ST IN NEPTUNE BEACH, FL, STARTING AT 5P ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2024.
  • FOR ANYONE THAT WILL BE IN TOWN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, THERE IS A WELCOME EVENT AT LYNCH’S IRISH PUB, A JACKSONVILLE BEACH CLASSIC, WHICH IS A QUICK DRIVE OR SCOOTER RIDE FROM BEACH 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. 
  • A HALF 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.
  • WITH THE EVENT EXPECTED TO BE MUCH LARGER THAN LAST YEAR, WE ALSO RECOMMEND DOWNLOADING THE APP “BEACH BUGGY – YOUR LOCAL RIDE” FROM THE APPSTORE AS A BACKUP. ACCESS COMPLETELY FREE RIDES TO AND FROM ANYWHERE AT THE BEACH. BEACH BUGGY DRIVERS ACCEPT TIPS.

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 AND FLIP FLOPS. SWIMSUIT RECOMMENDED!
  • IF AIR CONDITIONING MAKES YOU COLD, CONSIDER BRINGING A SWEATSHIRT.

YOU THINK I CAN GET MY COMPANY TO PAY FOR THIS?

  • YES WE DO! YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY ASK! 
  • WHOSE-A-PALOOZA 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 11

PLEASE RSVP

204 LORA ST. NEPTUNE BEACH, FL

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
  • AN OVERFLOW OPTION IN LIEU OF OUR SHUTTLE/UBER IS TO DOWNLOAD “BEACH BUGGY – YOUR LOCAL RIDE” APP WHICH WILL TAKE YOU TO AND FROM LOCATIONS AT THE BEACH, BOTH RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL.

DID SOMEONE MENTION SCOOTERS?

  • YES, WE HAVE 5 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 LYNCH’S IRISH PUB IN JACKSONVILLE BEACH AT 7PM FOR DRINKS AND SUBSTANTIAL SNACKS. WE HAVE THE BACK BAR ROOM RESERVED.
  • LYNCH’S IRISH PUB, 514 1ST ST N, JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL 32250

WHAT’S GOING ON SATURDAY DURING THE DAY? WHAT ABOUT FOOTBALL?

    • SATURDAY IS AN OPTIONAL 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. 
  • LAST YEAR, OUR OUT OF TOWN GUESTS LOVED WATCHING FOOTBALL AT THE BRIX, A VIBRANT BEACH BAR NEAR LYNCH’S. THE BRIX TAPHOUSE: 300 2ND ST N, JACKSONVILLE BEACH FL
  • 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).

204 Lora St. Neptune Beach, FL