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Tampa Bay's small companies dominate Florida Trend's best places to work

Tampa Bay area small businesses dominated Florida Trend magazine's Best Companies to Work For in 2010 in its August issue. Almost a third of the top 25 hailed from a bay area city. Meanwhile, just three bay area companies with more than 250 employees made the top 35. Here are the top five with a presence in the state, and bay area companies (along with headquarters and industry) that made the lists. For more, visit floridatrend.com. Times staff

Best small companies (15 to 49 employees)

1. Reunion Bank of Florida Tavares Banking
2. Ibis Financial Group Boca Raton Financial services
3. eBridge Solutions Tampa Technology
4. rbb Public Relations Coral Gables Advertising/ PR/ marketing
5. AgileThought Tampa Technology

Other Tampa Bay area companies on list

11. Infinity Business Systems Tampa Technology
13. Alltrust Insurance Palm Harbor Health insurance
14. IT Authorities Tampa Managed IT services
15. ChappellRoberts Tampa Advertising/ PR/marketing
20. TheMediaCrew.com Largo Advertising/ PR/ marketing
21. FMS Purchasing & Services Clearwater Services

Best midsized companies (50 to 249 employees)

1. Veredus Corp. Tampa Staffing
2. Trenam Kemker Tampa Legal
3. Peak 10 Charlotte, N.C. Technology
4. Air-Transport IT Services Orlando Technology
5. American Compliance Technologies Bartow Infrastructure

Other Tampa Bay area companies on list

11. American Strategic Insurance St. Petersburg Insurance
25. Sunbelt Software Clearwater Technology
26. Banker Lopez Gassler P.A. Tampa Legal
38. Pender Newkirk & Co. Tampa Accounting

Best large companies (250 or more employees)

1. Shared Technologies Coppell, Texas Telecommunications
2. Third Federal Savings Cleveland Banking
3. HOK St. Louis Architecture
4. Inktel Direct Miami Lakes Advertising/ PR/ marketing
5. Fairwinds Credit Union Orlando Credit union

Other Tampa Bay area companies on list

23. Butler Pappas Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP Tampa Legal
26. Transitions Optical Pinellas Park Manufacturing
32. Raymond James St. Petersburg Financial services

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: Transitions Optical of Pinellas Park was left off the list of best large companies.

Tampa Bay's small companies dominate Florida Trend's best places to work 07/29/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 8, 2010 10:29am]
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