Rodger Pridgeon receives 2022 South Florida district SBA Small Business Person of the Year
Rodger Pridgeon has been named the 2022 South Florida District SBA Small Business Person of the Year. The award was announced in April byU.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Director J. Malcolm Richards, and Pridgeon accepted his award on May 10 in Melbourne during the 2022 National Small Business Week Summit.
Pridgeon is the owner and president of Corporate Air, Inc., a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) that provides fuel, aircraft maintenance, hangar space, and charter jet services at the Vero Beach Regional Airport...Read More>>
Piper Aircraft selects local high school graduates to join manufacturing team
On May 5, 2022 Piper Aircraft hosted students from both the Vero Beach and Sebastian River High Schools for a tour and exploratory visit of the Piper Aircraft worldwide headquarters in Vero Beach, FL. Following the visit, Piper Aircraft coordinated interviews of several of the recent high school graduates and extended job offers to 84% of the candidates. The newly hired candidates are currently in the training process and will join the manufacturing and production control teams in the near future...Read More>>
Mattamy Homes named Master Developer of Newfield in Martin County
Mattamy Homes, the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, has announced it will serve as master developer of Newfield, the innovative new town in Martin County conceived over the past five years by financial journalist Knight Kiplinger.
“This has been a labor of love – one that has brought me great joy,” Kiplinger said. “I am convinced that Mattamy, with its great track record around America, including being selected to build the last section of the town of Celebration, an acclaimed model of TND development, is the right developer to bring Newfield to fruition.”...Read More>>
Florida SBDC Network to host inaugural Small Business Success Summit
The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, will host the inaugural Small Business Success Summit on June 27-28, 2022 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The summit, themed “Contracts, Capital and Connections” will provide opportunities for small business owners from across the state to learn strategies to access capital, win contracts, and make valuable connections.
The summit will feature keynote speakers, over 12 breakout sessions, and networking opportunities that will help small businesses take their business to the next level...Read More>>