19 September 2016 Commissioner's Business Recognition Award Presented to Brian Knight of Pragmatic Works September 19, 2016 By Laura Pavlus General, News Pragmatic Works, Commissioner's Business Recognition Award, Clay County 0 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. Related Sentry One Acquires Pragmatic Works Software SentryOne announced the acquisition of Pragmatic Works Software (PWS) the Jacksonville, FL based leader in solutions for developing, testing, documenting, and monitoring the Microsoft Data Platform. The addition of the PWS product suite gives SentryOne the most robust and comprehensive offering available for the Microsoft data professional, both on premises and in the cloud. Jacksonville Competing in the Top of the Pack for Small Business Jacksonville placed 30th out of more than 100 major metropolitan areas in an American City Business Journals study of small business vitality across America. Clay County Business Owner, Amy Pope-Wells, Participates in Roundtable with President Trump Amy Pope-Wells, successful Clay County business owner of Link Staffing and Tira Diva, joins women small business owners at a roundtable with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Clay County Manufacturer Vac-Con Inc. Awarded FCMA Award for Workforce Education Vac-Con Inc. president, Darrell LeSage, discusses why they continue to invest in workforce education, the company's expansion, and how it is to do manufacturing in Florida. Co-work Space Comes to Clay Clay County small businesses and entrepreneurs can take part in the trial phase of a co-work space in the Fleming Island Business Park on Town Center Boulevard. Being launched as a virtual office, the space could evolve into a larger office. Encouraging Local Businesses to Grow in Place is KEY to Economic Development Clay County, Florida is home to tremendous business assets. Clay features strong defense and aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and life sciences, logistics, information technology, and business support sectors. Clay Economic Development Corporation seeks to retain and strengthen existing businesses by working to eliminate growth obstacles. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.