Small Business of the Year Finalist

Small Business of the Year Finalist

TAMPA – The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce announced the finalists for the 39th annual Small Business of the Year Awards and SME Solutions Group, Inc. is proud to be a finalist. After receiving hundreds of nominations, companies proceed through application and interview rounds. During the application process, the companies were divided into categories including “Startup”, “5-20 employees”, “21-50 employees”, and “51-250 employees.”

“Win or lose, this process has brought our team even closer and has been a rewarding experience.  The SME family including our employees, clients, partners, and supporters are all a part of this success.” – Katlyn Patzwald, Corporate Marketing

Small Business of the Year Finalist

SME Solutions Group relied on their strong company culture focused on collaboration to usher them to the finalist stage for the 5-20 employee category.

The finalists and the rest of the Tampa community will learn who is named the Small Business of Year for their respective categories on Thursday, September 12th at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

“In my mind, getting this far in the process is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of our employees, our families, and the trust that our clients and partners have in SME. While we are considered a small business in this process, SME’s success has been no small feat.” – Chris Moyer, President & CEO

SME CEO Names USF ISDS Board Chair

SME CEO Named USF ISDS Board Chair

TAMPA – University of South Florida (USF), a global research University dedicated to student success serving Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, names Chris Moyer as Chair for the Information Systems Decision Sciences (ISDS) Industry Advisory Board. The board currently has 24 members.

“I got involved with this board because of the success SME has had working with USF students in this department. Over the past few years, we have had several interns from USF join our team and due to their professional, technical, and interpersonal skills they have become full-time employees at SME. I wanted to give more back to the school around strategy and student development by joining this board.  By ensuring that the USF students are properly prepared for the constant changing BI, technology, and data analytics ecosystem, they will be ready holistically to add immediate value to their employers.  This is no longer about entry level engagement,” said Chris when asked about why he first got involved with the ISDS Advisory Board. On multiple occasions, Chris has mentioned that higher education and continuous development have always been a personal priority and a part of SME’s corporate goals for every employee.

The ISDS board helps the department achieve it’s academic mission by championing the activities of the department to their organization and network. The board advises on key knowledge, skills and attitudes expected of the department’s graduates.

SME CEO Names USF ISDS Board Chair

Board members support the department through philanthropy and involvement with activities such as scholarships, the Corporate Mentor Program, internships, practice center projects, the Analytics Team, and the CIO Breakfast.

Moyer states that “at SME we take pride in working with the students and get our entire SME team involved in supporting USF with internships, analytics bootcamps, and student development such as mock job interviews”.

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