Swirls N Curls Homemade Ice Cream In the News

Published in Englewood Healthy Living – Winter 2019

Marie Bronson Shares Experience of Owning Three Local Businesses

Editor’s Note: We spoke with Marie Bronson who owns three local businesses: Shear Sailing Hair & Tanning Salon, Sunnybrook Realty, LLC and Swirls N Curls Ice Cream. The businesses are located at 6945 Sunnybrook Blvd. and 6800 Placida Road, Visit ShearSailing.com (941-697-3959 or 941-475-1855), SunnybrookRealty.com (941-474-8000) and SwirlsCurlsIceCream.com (941-461-3805).

Marie and Howard Bronson

Marie & Howard Bronson

Marie, how do you find the time to manage three businesses?

It’s all about family support. Each family member plays an important role in taking care of the details. Along with a dedicated office manager, we focus on achieving important goals day to day. Loving what you do and having a positive attitude is also important. I would cut and style hair even if I didn’t get paid for it.

How do you build goodwill with clients and customers?

Shear Sailing has  been in business for over 30 years, so our clients know and trust us. For our ice cream customers, goodwill comes from serving the highest quality product and making each visit enjoyable with music, games and a pet-friendly environment.

What are the main services at Shear Sailing?

We are a versatile salon with detailed knowledge of trends and techniques, that includes hair coloring, Pivot Point hair cutting and high fashion makeup with stylists that trained in New York runway models and television stars. Weddings are our specialty, especially outdoor beach hair and makeup. Our styling updo’s have won many awards. We also offer airbrush tanning and high intensity tanning beds.

How many flavors of ice cream do you have at Swirls N Curls, and what are the newest treats?

We now have over 60 flavors and our goal is 100! Our newest is our homemade Warm Pumpkin Cake with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. We make homemade Ghirardelli brownies to go with any flavor. Our soft ice cream might be the creamiest in Florida and our hard scoop has won many awards. We are always adding new items including vegan and gluten free options. We even have doggie treats. 

What would you like to share about Sunnybrook Realty?

I’m the broker, my son Tim is a licensed real estate associate and custom builder, and my son-in-law Robert Penny is a licensed real estate associate and property manager. We can do it all from getting county permits and remodeling to managing properties that are leased or being sold.

Where are you from originally and what brought you to Englewood?

Our family is originally from Pennsylvania and we discovered Englewood from friends that had relatives living in the area. We built a home here in 1986. We’ve seen many changes over the years and love being part of our community. 

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