Bright House Regional Business Award

Congratulations to the Regional Business Award Winners in the Greater Orlando Area:

  • Startup (One to three years in business) — Prestige Food Trucks
  • Small Business (five to 25 employees) — First Response Disaster Team
  • Medium Business (26 to 100 employees) — Sus Hi Eatstation
  • Large Business (101 to 500 employees) — Barn Light Electric Company
  • Innovation Award — Port Orange Chiropractic

Orlando, FL

Moments after the First Response Disaster Team took the stage in acceptance of their award, we spoke with them about what this will mean for them.

"We are just totally estatic!" CEO Ken Poulin said.

Their business was just one of 11 different small to large businesses honored for their impact on the local community.

“I think Orlando really has the talent and obviously the business leaders to develop these relationships,” NFL player Derrick Brooks explained.

With thousands of employees among the companies awarded, Gov. Scott spoke on the importance of supporting companies that generate jobs.

“The Central Florida area has just been a big job creator and that’s what has brought us down here. And Bright House has been a big part of that,” Governor Rick Scott said.

Now these local winners will walk away with a new award, new services and what Bright House sais is most important of all, new connections.

“We are just humbled to be apart of this community. We just have this belief that a rising tide lifts all boats and we just have this deep sense of responsibility to support the business community,” said Josh Ebert, vice president of Business Solutions with Bright House Networks.

Bright House Networks is the parent company of News 13.

Bright House Networks teamed up with Chambers of Commerce in nine counties to host the event that connected local businesses in a celebration of best-in-class. The company awarded prizes totaling over $1,000,000, including commercial TV production, air time, customer newsletter, and cash. More information is available online at www.brighthouse.com/RBA.