Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates privately held second-stage companies headquartered in the state. To be eligible, applicants must employ between 6 and 99 full-time equivalent employees and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.

“This award is an honor for our company and our team. We understand that we must continuously evolve and improve to support sustainable growth,” said Donny Barstow, president of MCCi. “The keys to our success have been our focus on client’s needs, building a talented team, and cultivating our company culture.  We know that our growth requires team members that are focused on growth as well. We tell candidates that we are focused on growth and that one of three things will happen if they join our team; they will grow with us, they will outgrow us, or we will outgrow them.   We let them know that our goal is always to grow together, which has been the case when both the team and the organization have the same focus. We set aggressive goals, crush them, celebrate and do it all over again. And we think it’s fun!”

Florida Companies to Watch is honored to recognize another outstanding group of stage-two companies,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization.  This is our fourth year of celebrating second-stage business leaders throughout the state of Florida.  The companies selected for the Florida Companies to Watch awards program stand out among their peers as companies that should be celebrated.  In Florida, they account for 5 percent of the companies and nearly 30 percent of the jobs. These companies make a difference and we’re happy to offer the recognition they deserve.”

MCCi is excited to be one of the two Tallahassee companies recognized with this award and look forward to celebrating with The Bean Team, among all the winners at the Florida Companies to Watch celebration on October 23, 2014. For more information on the event, visit flctw.growfl.com.