Mercury New Media is a Finalist for the Florida Companies to Watch awards. The award recipients will be selected by a panel of independent judges comprised of representatives of the Associates and others as deemed appropriate by the Associates and the Foundation. The award will be based on the following criteria:
- Innovativeness of the product or service
- Response to adversity
- Contributions by the nominee to aid community-oriented projects
- Current and past financial reports
- Increase in sales and/or unit volume
- Growth in number of employees
- Impact of the business in the job market
The judging panel is allowed complete discretion in determining award recipients. Final results will be announced in early August. Festivities honoring the 2014 Florida Companies to Watch winners will be held October 23, 2014, at Hard Rock Live.
Florida Companies to Watch is presented by GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida legislature as an economic development program focused on assisting second-stage growth companies prosper in the state of Florida. Based on the philosophy of Economic Gardening®—to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state—GrowFL, is a critical component to the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL has helped more than 700 companies through the Strategic Research and CEO Roundtable programs.
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.