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2016 Commissioner's Business Recognition Award Presented to Brian Knight of Pragmatic Works

2016 Commissioner's Business Recognition Award Presented to Brian Knight of Pragmatic Works

Congratulations to Brian Knight of Pragmatic Works on his most recent award!  Pragmatic Works, a Fleming Island-based information technology company, was one of some 50 Florida business partners in education that were recently awarded the Florida Education Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award. The awards were made in June during the Florida Chamber Foundation Education Summit in Orlando. The Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards (CBRA) program was established in 1987 by the Florida Commissioner of Education. This program recognizes businesses from around the state of Florida that have shown the most commitment, creativity and innovation in bringing about positive change to schools and school districts.  

The honorees are selected by each school district, based on the significant impact the business partnership had on the students in a particular K-12 public school or district wide.  Brian Knight was recognized for funding dual enrollment classes for Middleburg High students through St. Johns River State College, as well as, the high school’s Visual, Information Technology and Leadership Academy. Knight recently hired two MHS graduates as full-time employees after completing internships with Pragmatic Works. He was recognized by the Clay County School Board on Aug. 18, 2016.

Brian Knight is the owner and founder of Pragmatic Works and is a serial entrepreneur, starting up other companies throughout his prolific career.  Brian is a contributing columnist at several technical magazines and does regular webcasts. He is the author of more than fifteen technical books. Brian has spoken at dozens of conferences like PASS, SQL Connections and TechEd and many Code Camps. He has received a number of awards from the state, governor and press including the Business Ambassador Award (Governor) and Top CEO (Jacksonville Magazine). He also serves on the Clay Florida Economic Development Corporation and Clay County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  We are very grateful for his dedication and service to our community and so proud of his many accomplishments.  

To learn more about Pragmatic Works, click here.  

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