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May 2, 2023

Cigar Chronicles: An Exclusive Interview with Si Sweeney, the Ultimate Irish Cigar Aficionado

One individual my father often talked about was Si Sweeney, a lifetime NABBA member, a historian who had won the Oscar Heidenstam trophy three times. Si is so highly respected in the weightlifting world, and my father spoke of him as a true gentleman. It was no coincidence that I now have the opportunity to interview Si and even consider him a friend.

May 2, 2023

Monica Coleman – Stanley’s Lounge: A Trailblazer in the Cigar Industry

Meet Monica Coleman. Meet not your typical cigar aficionada. Meet a woman entrepreneur who has made a name for herself as the owner of Stanley's Lounge in Atlanta, a popular destination for cigar enthusiasts. Meet a woman who mastered the rough journey to becoming a business owner, a journey that was not a straight line.

May 1, 2023

Liana Fuente: The Young Woman Behind A Personal Fuente Story

Liana Fuente is a name that is synonymous with the world of premium cigars. She is a fourth-generation member of the Fuente family, which is known for producing some of the finest cigars in the world. Liana is the daughter of Carlos Fuente Jr., the current president of Arturo Fuente Cigars, the niece of Cynthia Fuente, and the granddaughter of Carlos Fuente Sr., who founded the company in 1912. Her great-grandfather, Arturo Fuente, started the Fuente family's tobacco business in 1912 in Ybor City, Florida.

May 1, 2023

Conversation with Janine Perdomo:
Her Journey, accomplishments, and the reflection of a beautiful smile

Success is not an easy thing to achieve. It takes years of hard work, dedication, and a lot of perseverance. However, some women have managed to break through the glass ceiling and become successful in their respective fields. These women are an inspiration to many, and their stories are worth telling. And then we have Janine Perdomo. Who is Janine?

March 30, 2023

SOTL Global Movement: Dr. Anastasia Psomiadi breaking stereotypes

The SOTL Global Movement (SGM) an organization that has emerged from a national movement in
Greece in 2017. The Founder Dr. Anastasia Psomiadi is an expert on ethical and responsible
entrepreneurship and has long been active in the international arena. Social responsibility and business
ethics are in her DNA and is committed to using the SOTL Global Movement to break the stereotypes
and create a better world, inspired by love. A love for people and a love for cigars.

March 31, 2001

Belkys Sanchez: A woman with a real passion!!!

A woman with a real passion for cigars! A successful life coach! A determined Retail District Manager
USA/Caribbean at Fuente The OpusX Society by Manny Iriarte! A mother, a business woman and an
aficionada in one! This is who Belkys Sanchez is and these are all the roles she brings to life every day.

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