Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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Two Tampa Bay entrepreneurs win state award, head to national contest

In the next step of its Entrepreneur of the Year awards competition, Ernst & Young LLP Thursday night named eight Florida finalists that include shapewear retailer Rhonda Shear, president of Shear Enterprises in St. Petersburg, and construction executive Charles Puccini, CEO of the excavation/foundation specialty firm Bauer Foundation Corp. in Odessa. The awards ceremony took place at the Hilton Orlando.

This group of entrepreneurs was selected by an independent judging panel made up of previous award recipients, leading CEOs, private capital investors and other regional business leaders. All eight state winners — plus St. Petersburg's Bill Morean and Tim Main, leaders of Jabil Circuit, in the lifetime achievement category — will move on to compete on the national level of the Entrepreneur of the Year contest that is scheduled for November in Palm Springs, Calif.

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