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Clifton Fischer Co-Founder of Doggery Craft IceClifton Fischer, CEO of Doggery Craft Iceprovidewholesale and retail large format clear ice products and ice sculptures for Central and South Florida. Expertly filtered, carefully frozen, and neatly stored, their ice undergoes an intricate process to ensure that taste and clarity are unbeatable.  

Originally from North Hollywood, California, Clif enlisted in the Air Force in 1986, where he began a career as a C141b Aircraft Loadmaster. By 1988 he was one of the youngest members of the Prime Nuclear Airlift Force and, in 1992, became the first trained airdrop instructor loadmaster for the 6th Airlift Squadron. He left active duty in 1996 to join the Reserves as a tactical instructor loadmaster compiling more than 3400 flying hours during his career. Clif retired from active duty/reserve in September 2012.  

After his 27-year career in the Air Force, Clif was searching for a business opportunity he could be passionate about. Celebrating his wifes birthday at a Chicago hotel, they ordered a couple of cocktails that had these perfectly squared clear ice blocks in them.  

Back home in St. Pete, Florida, he and his business partner, Jake, had been obsessing about ice, experimenting with inexpensive freezer molds and dropping them in whiskies, bourbons, and rums. As it turns out, Craft ice is a booming business in metropolitan areas, or anywhere people care about the aesthetics of their cocktails. It dilutes the beverage less, therefore keeping the cocktail cold longer, preserving the drink’s integrity. The idea is to sell to craft cocktail bars, thatll definitely be our meat and potatoes. Then youll have your large corporations – restaurant chains, hotels, things like that.  

Clif originally joined our CEO Mindset™ course to expand his horizons as far as trying to figure out how to build, scale, and expand his business. Working in the business with his partner, Jake, who is also his son-in-law, they were doing different things in different directions and needed to focus on what was needed to move forwardA big a-ha moment for him was realizing that he needed processes and procedures in place, so anyone brought into the company would know what was asked of them.  

Communication with his business partner was a key part of overcoming any obstacles they were facing and setting core competencies as partners, whether wholesale, retail production or taking care of the bills and setting up step by step processes.  

After completing the course, Clif saw revenue increase, especially after bringing in another employee. It allowed us to go out and get business rather than staying in the warehouse and doing everything behind the scenes. We had more time to be productive, therefore bringing in more revenue.  Clifton Fischer CEO Mindset A-ha moment

Trusting in the process and not secondguessing every decision they made was an obstacle he overcame. Learning to go with his gut instinct and not ponder too much on the little things helped them expand, which is why they now have gone retail and have six stores in Florida and one in Georgia.  

Congratulations on your continued success Clif! We look forward to seeing where your Craft Ice business takes you! 


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Angela Tormey Ally Legal Estate and Firearms Plannin Head ShotAngela Tormey is the CEO and founder of Ally Legal, P.A. in Lithia, Florida. Her practice area is Estate and Firearms Planning where she helps families protect their loved ones, their wealth, and their firearms. (Talk about a cool profession!) She is well-versed in addressing the needs of traditional, blended, military and civilian families and individuals at all stages of life from heading off to college to providing a nest egg for great-grandchildren and other loved ones.

Her philosophy for her business is simple. If you just want to buy paper with some basic legal terms on it, she may not be a good fit for you. There are attorneys and services out there who will do exactly that for you and, most likely, at a price point that will make you smile. On the other hand, if you are looking for a long-term estate planning professional who will walk with you through life’s many changes all while applying a holistic and guiding approach to the process of legacy and wealth protection, then you are in luck.

As Air Force Retiree and North Georgia native, Angela moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2014 with her husband (who is also an Air Force Retiree), their children, and dog to enjoy the Florida sunshine and reconnect with the area’s numerous Veterans.

Attorney Tormey has been featured at Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Professionalism Panel Series, Bay Area Legal Services Pro Bono Spotlight, Women of the Military Podcast Series, Great American Teach-in Presenter, and at Bell Creek Academy’s Financial Literacy Panel. She also volunteers her time as Secretary/Treasurer for Business Networking International’s (BNI) Prosperity in Action Chapter, board member for the Florida Association of Veteran Owned Businesses Tampa Chapter, Deputy Chapter Captain-Riverview of Team RWB Tampa, and Bell Creek Academy’s Inaugural School Advisory Committee.

Angela holds 2 associate degrees and a Professional Manager Certificate from the Community College of the Air Force, an undergrad certificate in Explosive Ordnance Disposal and B.A. in Homeland Security from American Military University, and a Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

Angela attended our CEO Mindset™ Phase I course to figure out strategies to streamline her processes in her Estate and Firearms Planning business. “It’s not something that will happen overnight but through consistent application, the lessons will become habits.”Angela Tormey CEO Mindset a-ha moment

She is currently attending our Phase II course and we cannot wait to see how her business thrives!

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JULO Strategy and Veterans Florida

Program expenses for all Florida veteran participants are covered through funding provided by the Florida Legislature and Veterans Florida