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Welcoming Janet Griffin to the BIC

June 15, 2018

Please join us in welcoming Janet Griffin, the newest business consultant, to the Business Innovation Center. Her responsibilities include business overview, counseling and advising startup businesses, and helping entrepreneurs grow and move into new markets.

By: Jessica Williams

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Bay EDA Opens Economic Development Center of Excellence

Last week community leaders cut the ribbon for the Bay Economic
Development Alliance’s (EDA) new economic development center of excellence. The EDA has joined CareerSource Gulf Coast’s board offices at Gulf Coast State College.
In July, the EDA moved from their former location on Jenks Avenue to the college. “The partnership with CareerSource Gulf Coast and Gulf Coast State College is a perfect fit for the EDA. This move aligns economic development, the college, FSU PC, workforce development and Port Panama City and places the EDA in the center of Bay County,” said EDA Chairman, John Juchniewicz.

By: Scarlett Phaneuf

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Jamie Shepard Joins the Team

Jamie Shepard joins the Business Innovation Center as a consultant.

As a former military spouse, Jamie Shepard has a more diversified work profile than most: radio broadcasting; advertising and public relations; government agency management; public education in the classroom and administrative side as a program manager; small business ownership.

By: Pamela Kidwell

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SplitTrips – Client Spotlight

SplitTrips.com is a new and innovative outdoor recreation booking company and a game changer for the fishing and hunting industry. SplitTrips is working to solve the dilemma of matching fishing enthusiasts to vacancies on charter fishing boats. The first phase of this Florida based company is focused on the fishing industry, acting as the coordinator for Captains and their customers.

By: The Business Innovation Center

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Advent Services – Client Spotlight

Advent Services, a woman-owned business based in Panama City, delivers excellent, timely, and cost-effective IT and professional services to their clients. The group specializes in IT Managed Services for businesses, as well as, Systems/Software Engineering and Cyber Security for state and federal government organizations. Their current government contracting experience working with sensitive information provides a strong, security-focused basis to their solutions, making Advent ideal for groups like those in the medical, financial, legal and similar fields.

By: The Business Innovation Center

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BUSINESS INNOVATION CENTER partners with FINALE INTERACTIVE

[PANAMA CITY, FL, July 14, 2014] – In an effort to continue to support the value of the Business Innovation Center to potential and existing customers, the BIC has entered into a partnership with FINALE ENTERPRISES / FINALE INTERACTIVE to offer consultation and act in an advisory status to current and potential BIC customers.

By: The Business Innovation Center

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B&H International – Client Spotlight

B&H International is one of the leading integrated manufacturer and supplier of towels, bed sheets, pillow cases and all kinds of woven sweaters and knit apparels. As a newcomer to Northwest Florida, B&H is busy meeting the needs of new clients along the Gulf Coast.

By: The Business Innovation Center

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Small Business Forum for Florida Representative Candidates

The Business Innovation Center (BIC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be hosting a Small Business Candidates Forum for the Florida State House of Representative Candidates, District 6. The forum will take place Tuesday, June 24th, 6:30 p.m. in the Summit Conference Room of the Advanced Technology Center at Gulf Coast State College.

The forum moderator will be WPGX-TV’s “Wakin’ Up With Don” Don Arias. The focus for candidates will be to share their views related to the economic development of Northwest Florida and their vision for supporting small businesses. The forum will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.

All current 2014 candidates for Florida House of Representatives, District 6 are scheduled to participate in the forum. The BIC and the SBDC will collect questions from area businesses. Each candidate will be asked to respond to the compiled questions relating to the forum topic.

By: The Business Innovation Center

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NOLE Tank Competition Announces Winner

The final round of NOLE Tank was held at FSU Panama City with the top three teams pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges composed of local entrepreneurs and business experts.

The top three teams pitching in the final round included STRudent, an application for students to save and earn money through use of a student-to-student marketplace, Beach Ready Rentals, a vacation rental management and service company and Syndri Software – Pic’d, a social photo application.

By: Pamela Kidwell

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Local Students Prepare for NOLE Tank Competition

Students of FSU Panama City were given the opportunity to enter their business ideas into the first ever NOLE Tank competition hosted by the Business Innovation Center (BIC) and sponsored by Florida First Capital Corporation.

By: Cameron Nuvy

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Business Startup 101 will be more than the basics

The Business Innovation Center on Florida State University’s Panama City Campus is hosting a three hour event open to all regional entrepreneurs on Tuesday, April 8, titled “Business Startup 101.” The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and will be held in the Summit Conference Room at the Advanced Technology Center at Gulf Coast State College.

By: Pamela Kidwell

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The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Partners

The Business Innovation Center (BIC) is partnering with The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship to bring the CEO Peer2Peer Group program to Panama City beginning in late February.

By: Shay Harrison

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