Barn Light Electric’s Donna and Bryan Scott Named 2016 ‘Founders of the Year’
By Space Coast Daily // September 1, 2016
to be Honored by Founders Forum on Sept. 20
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Founders Forum announced that Donna and Bryan Scott, founders of Barn Light Electric, have been named the organization’s 2016 “Founders of the Year.”
The couple will be honored at a dinner on Tuesday, September 20 at the Melbourne Hilton Rialto Place, beginning at 6 p.m.
The Founders Forum invites the public to join in celebrating the successful career, job creation and community leadership of the Scotts.
Tickets are $37 before September 12, $42 until September 19, and $47 at the door.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AS AN ATTENDEE. Reservations are required.
The “Founder of the Year” award, previously called “Entrepreneur of the Year,” has been awarded annually to other Space Coast business leaders, including Carol Craig (2015), Mike Shah (2014) and Scott Sorensen (2013), for the past 18 years.
Founded in 2008, Barn Light Electric manufactures, assembles and sells vintage light fixtures using high-quality materials and the craftsmanship skills of lighting products originally produced in the early 20th century.
Having not been manufactured in the U.S. for more than 50 years, the Scotts revived the market for porcelain enamel lighting, once a staple of the lighting industry for its high gloss finish, stability and durability. The company employs more than 80 people at its Titusville manufacturing plant.
In 2014, the Scotts, along with co-owners Katie and Ron Raike, converted a 100-year-old historic building in downtown Titusville to open Playalinda Brewing Company.
The craft brewery and tasting room has been so successful that the owners have already announced plans to expand operations into a second 16,000-square-feet brewery in south Titusville that would employ an additional 23 people.
Based in Brevard County, Florida, Founders Forum is a non-profit, non-membership corporation dedicated to fostering the success of new and existing businesses by creating an environment where entrepreneurs are inspired, educated, and encouraged to exchange ideas and information vital to business growth.
For more information, visit FoundersForum.com or email info@FoundersForum.com
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