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Each year, the Tampa Bay Business Journal posts three lists in its July issue – top Defense Contractors and top Veteran-Owned Businesses, and Tampa Bay Heroes at Work. Looking at this list, there are also so many companies and leaders that belong in these groups – who else would you include?

Congratulations to the following companies for making these lists and having a big impact on our community:

CWU, Inc.

VATC*

VYKIN

Lukos

Lukos-VATC

Task Source

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting

9Line

Custom Manufacturing and Engineering

MSGI

Skybridge Tactical

AC4S

National Forensic Science Technology Center

Pergravis

CI Group

Quiet Professionals

Celestar Corporation

Vistra Communications

Book Zurman

Marjau Systems

Alakai Defense

VetCor Services

Arma Aviation

Aero Simulation

*VATC is on all three lists

At Solvability, we’re committed to creating community and camaraderie across Florida’s federal communities. My associate, Pete Blum, hosts the Veteran Connection Podcast, where he interviews veterans and veteran advocates about the transition process from the military and what they are doing as leaders today. My podcast is the Florida GovCon Podcast, focused on growth strategies for second-stage federal contractors.

So, should you be on this list? Here are others I’d include:

Yuill Strategic Solutions

RISA

Northern Technologies Group

McCormick-Stevenson

Crystal Clear Technologies

The DarkStar Group

Shim Enterprise

Kastellum Group

Venatore

EEI Manufacturing

Ardent Eagle Solutions

Streamline Defense

Praetor Technologies

SmartSAT

SE2S

Let’s don’t miss the list from Tampa Bay Heroes — with a few I’ve added:

Russ Barnes, Systro Consulting

Matthew Shankweiler, Tampa Bay Heroes

Michael Grochol, ISPA

Glenn Nielsen, Pics in the Glenn

Scott Macksam, Veterans Art Center Tampa Bay

This list could go on forever. Who do you think should be added?

Pete and I would love to have you on our podcasts to talk more, but first we need you to start listening and sharing:

Connect with me, Jenny W Clark, on LinkedIn and let’s talk more. I can also be reached at jwclark@solvability.com or phone 256-882-6276.