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The 2024 Florida Companies to Watch nominations are open and we are looking forward to receiving nominations from our community partners. GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch recognizes growing second-stage companies headquartered in Florida. Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Companies to Watch is a unique way to honor companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes, making them worth watching.

Since 2011, GrowFL has recognized more than 600 companies with this prestigious award who are making a positive impact on the economy and the communities in which they live. Many of the past honorees have grown their companies to stage 3 and stage 4 businesses employing more than 500. Know a business that deserves recognition? We want to recognize them! Join us on May 15th at 9:00 a.m. for our Community Partners Webinar and learn more about the Florida Companies to Watch recognition process.

What we'll discuss:

· GrowFL Mission

· Florida Companies to Watch History & Requirements

· Community Partner Involvement

· Timeline

· Questions

Viewthe 2023 Florida Companies to Watch Honorees


  • Melissa Sileo (Community Engagement Manager at GrowFL)

    Melissa Sileo

    Community Engagement Manager at GrowFL


    Melissa Sileo, Community Engagement Manager at GrowFL is a dynamic professional with a background in both government and nonprofit in the state of Florida. A proud alumna of Rollins College, Melissa has excelled in her career, leveraging her education and experience to make a positive impact on communities through organizations such as GrowFL, The Sharing Center, The City of Winter Springs and the Oviedo Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce.

    In addition to her professional accomplishments, Melissa is a devoted wife and mother of two children.

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  • Tammie Sweet (Executive Director of GrowFL)

    Tammie Sweet

    Executive Director of GrowFL


    Tammie Sweet has a long history of work experience in economic, community, and business development. She currently serves as the Executive Director of GrowFL. In this role, she is passionate about empowering Florida businesses to achieve their full potential. GrowFL is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Florida's second-stage companies. Tammie has held several leadership roles in economic development over the last 30 years, including serving as President and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Collier County and as a Past Chair of the Florida Economic Development Council.

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GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Community Partner Program

Registration ticket to attend the GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Community Partner Program webinar.

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