Written by Steven Samblis
Food and Wine Buzz was created by veteran TV host, Interviewer, Movie Critic and Entrepreneur Steven M Samblis. Before creating the F&WB, Steven had a meteoric career in business that saw him go from being ranked among the top 50 rookie stock brokers at Dean Witter Reynolds, to speaking before 250,000 people in 1999 for The Investors Institute. He went on to speak before congress on shareholder’s rights representing T Boone Pickens’ “United Shares Holders Association.”In 1989 he began working in the world of Personal Improvement, founding The Reason For My Success. The company grew into one of the largest sellers of self-improvement in North America. The Company expanded into production with the opening of Ziglar Productions where they produced Zig Ziglar's "The Secret of Staying Motivated" and "The Secrets of Closing The Sales".Steve collaborated with Chicken Soup for the Soul co-creator Mark Victor Hansen on the audio program that told the story of the company and how others could use permission based fax marketing. The program, called "The Worlds Greatest Marketing Tools". The program sold over 100,000 copies in the first 6 months of its release.As a consultant, Steve created a new name brand for a struggling gym in Dover New Hampshire called Coastal Fitness. He then created a $9.95 a month business model which helped to turn the single gym into one of the most successful fitness franchises in North America, Planet Fitness. In November of 2015 Planet Fitness went public with a 1.6 billion dollar market valuation.For 6 years, before launching Envision TV, Steve hosted The Hollywood Fast Lane, a television show syndicated in North America and the UK. On the show Steve has interviewed over 1000 of the biggest actors and directors in entertainment one on one on camera. In the past 6 years Steve has produced 92 TV Episodes and 4 movies.