The Bay County Chamber hosted their annual Industry Appreciation Celebration during the month of September shining a spotlight on companies that help diversify Bay County's economy, as well as acknowledging existing businesses in appreciation for their involvement in the community and their contributions to economic development. During the month long celebration, an awards breakfast was held on September 24th at FSU Panama City where Governor Rick Scott served as the Keynote Speaker.
Also, the Chamber recognized four local industries for Business Expansion, Innovation, Newcomer and Entrepreneurship. Please help us congratulate all of our award winners.
Maritech Machine - Business Expansion Award
With the growth of Port Panama City USA and other key, local manufacturing industries, it was necessary for Maritech Machine to expand their business to a 6,000 square foot facility, effectively doubling the size to increase the supply of "mission critical" components for the undersea oil and gas industry, marine industries, military bases and various local and regional manufacturing facilities.
Edge Aerodynamix, Inc - Innovation Award
Edge Aerodynamix has developed a patented Conformal Vortex Generator (CVG) that reduces drag on aircraft wings. The drag reduction translates directly into significant fuel and emission savings.
Roberts and Roberts - Newcomer Award
Opening in 2014 with only 41 employees, Roberts and Roberts has now grown to 124 full-time employees. This heavy highway construction business focuses on new road/highway construction and resurfacing for the Florida Department of Transportation.
Jellyfish Health - Entrepreneurship Award
Jellyfish Health was launched to resolve wait times in the healthcare industry. Serial entrepreneurs, Dave Dyell and Patrick Leonpacher, recognized the frustration all patients felt when waiting for their doctor. Bringing transparency of wait times improves patient satisfaction, and helps clinics remain competitive in the changing healthcare environment.