Business Acceleration Network Recognizes Business Leaders During Summit In Brevard
By Space Coast Daily // February 22, 2018
summit built on principles of collaborative capitalism
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE BEACH, FLORIDA – Five Florida business leaders who work to improve their communities by building partnerships and helping others were recognized for their accomplishments by the Business Acceleration Network at its recent Business Acceleration Summit in Indialantic, Florida.
The goal of the summit, recently held at the Hilton Melbourne Beach Oceanfront, is to develop thriving business communities through collaboration.
The summit attracts nationally recognized business experts in law and finance, strategic planning and execution, public relations and marketing, and leadership skills development who freely lend their knowledge and expertise to entrepreneurs and business owners to help them on their journeys of launching and growing successful organizations.
Hundreds of entrepreneurs from throughout Florida have attended past summits, and many return for each successive event to gain additional knowledge and improve their business models.
“We’re bringing together some of the best minds in business to ‘brain tithe,’ meaning they freely share their knowledge with those attending,” said Business Acceleration Network founder Shannon Gronich
“We’ve built our summits on the principles of collaborative capitalism and the belief that, instead of fierce competition, we can all work together and create incredible partnerships that benefit everyone involved.”
Awards in five categories reflect the mission of the network, which includes developing thriving business communities through collaboration and a desire to improve the lives of others. The awards and recipients include:
The Business Acceleration Award was presented to Joshua Adams, founder and president of Rock Paper Simple in Melbourne, Florida.
Under his leadership, the Rock Paper Simple team has helped companies large and small build marketing-focused websites, expand their digital presence, refine their brand, and turn leads into sales.
Never satisfied with the status quo, Adams lives to empower the talented people on his team and is always working to find the most efficient and effective ways to achieve the results that help his clients reach their goals.
The Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Jan Edwards, founder and CEO at Paving the Way, an organization committed to being a fierce disruptor in the cycle of international child trafficking. Through education and training programs, Paving the Way’s goal is to prevent children from becoming victims of this crime. Edwards is the writer and producer of the award-winning film, “Trapped in the Trade,” which was featured on CNN during Human Trafficking Awareness Month.
The Global Visionary Award was presented to Berny Dohrmann, founder of CEO Space International. Dohrmann started CEO Space International over 25 years ago to provide entrepreneurs the tools and education they need to succeed. Today, the organization is the leading platform for entrepreneurial collaboration around the globe.
He uses his vast knowledge and experience in business and finance, along with his passion for cooperative capitalism, to transform today’s professionals into the next generation of educated, skilled and enlightened leaders who embrace integrity in their business interactions.
The Leader in Innovative Medicine Award was presented to Dr. Bob Levine, for pioneering innovation in natural health products and/or services. The co-founder of Community Wellness Resources, Dr. Levine is the former director of the Center for Integrative Wellness and the Neurology Research Lab at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.
Over his 30-year career, he has published 80 research articles on neurological and psychiatric illnesses, and more recently in the wellness arena. Dr. Levine is the creator of “Automatic Pattern Interruption” technology, which helps individuals and groups gain freedom from automatic patterns that can be detrimental to physical and mental health.
The Outstanding Local Visionary Award was presented to James C. Marshal, director of the Bayfront Community Redevelopment Agency for the City of Palm Bay, Florida. Marshal was recognized for his work revitalizing the city’s economic landscape to attract new investment and rebuild its aging business corridors.
He has over 20 years of experience in finance, economics and business development strategy, and has held roles in financial planning, corporate finance, investment banking, and economic development. In addition to business experience, Marshal has vast civic experience, working behind the scenes in matters of local, state, and national economic policy.
“These individuals demonstrate that we all benefit when we work together to build our businesses and our communities,” said Gronich.
“Each of our award recipients represents an area where entrepreneurship, melded with a deep commitment to help others, can have profound, positive effects on our lives and those of our friends and neighbors.”
For more information, visit www.businessaccelerationsummit.com. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 321-549-2128.
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