26th Manatee Business & Education Partnership Awards


BY MWEZI DAKE write4living@yahoo.com

Winners of ePIE awards school board.

Manatee County School Board held its’’ 26th Annual Business & Partnership Awards on September 9, 2016 at the Freedom Village Retirement Village. The ePIE partnership program is a long time program in Manatee County which allows the opportunities for businesses of any size to be a part of giving and “making a difference” in the community and schools i n Manatee County.

The categories included, “Rookie of the Year awarded to Culvers at Ranch Lake, Civic Partner of the Year awarded to Harvest Methodist Church, Great Things Come in Small Packages awarded to Kona Ice, Good Things Come in Bog Packages, Too awarded to Labinal Power Systems, It’s a Two Way Street Award awarded to The Center of Anna Maria Island, Special One-Time Project Award awarded to Little Caesars of Bradenton, Business Coordinator of the Year Award awarded to Adam Rickert of Big Earth Supply, District Wide Partner Award awarded to Good Life Healing Center, School Coordinator of the Year went to Laura Roberts of Bayshore High School, Partner in Excellence awarded to Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the Suncoast.

The audience was entertained by the fantastic SCF Jazz Ensemble Band and the Manatee High School Ballroom Dance Team and the SaraBay Dance Club.

For more information on how you and your business and employees can be a part of the giving all year long contact call the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Business/Education Partnership Program at (941) 748-3411 or register as an electronic Partner in Education (ePIE) visit : www.ManateeSchools.net.