Here is the note sent from Florida Companies to Watch about EasyLiving being chosen as a finalist:
“As a second-stage business in Florida, your company is the backbone of the state’s economy. We salute you for your contributions as an employer, your innovations and support of your community. As a Finalist, you demonstrate the unique qualities of a second-stage company, and we commend you on that point.”
This award is specifically designed to showcase privately-held companies based in Florida, who are beyond the start-up stage. These “second stage” companies like EasyLiving are strong job creators. As noted on the website, “Second-stage businesses comprise 5 percent of the establishments in the state but represent more than 2.6 million jobs – that’s nearly 30 percent of the jobs being created by 5 percent of the companies headquartered in Florida.”
EasyLiving is proud to be a strong and healthy business, continuing to create jobs and help develop our workforce. We are excited about the opportunities we have to contribute to our community and continue making Pinellas County a great place to live and work.
Florida Companies to Watch is presented by the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL) at the University of Central Florida in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. For more information, visit www.Florida.CompaniesToWatch.org.
GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support to second-stage companies for next level growth. By supporting companies with Strategic Research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring, GrowFL helps companies overcome obstacles to growth and leads them towards prosperity. For more information: GrowFL.com.
The Edward Lowe Foundation brings you Companies to Watch to recognize the vital role second-stage companies play in the economy. The foundation champions the entrepreneurial spirit by working with entrepreneur support organizations nationwide to encourage peer learning among second-stage business owners. For more information, visit EdwardLowe.org
Additionally, this week, our Executive Director, Alex Chamberlain has been spotlighted as a feature member of the Young Entrepreneur Council. You can check out Alex Chamberlain’s profile on Yahoo or in Business Insider’s Young Entrepreneur Profile Alex Chamberlain of EasyLiving and EZFingprints. Alex shares a little bit about his heroes in business/life, tips, mistakes and insight in to the rewards and challenges of starting and growing two businesses.
Kudos to all our team members for your contributions to making our company stand out!