Odessa, FL, August 06, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- For the second consecutive year, The Tampa Bay Business Journal has named The Launch Pad founder and CEO, Ilene Rosoff as a finalist for 2010 Business Woman of the Year in the category of Technology. Honoring Tampa Bay Area executives, the award recognizes the outstanding contributions these women have made to their companies, their communities, and their professions. Finalists were chosen from a record number of more than 300 nominations.
“I feel incredibly fortunate and greatly honored to be part of a community of vibrant women who are fierce and focused, complex and brilliant and who have devoted themselves to the pursuit of building good business, good organizations and good community,” says Rosoff.
Rosoff earned a place as a finalist for her outstanding leadership as CEO of one of the premier small business IT services companies in the country. Her pioneering vision coupled with her commitment to her community has led to the development of innovative programs including The Launch Pad’s GreenBack™ Community Outreach Program for non-profit organizations. Tampa area non-profit organizations in need can sign up to receive donations of gently used technology equipment provided by local businesses, free of charge. The Launch Pad also provides a Quarterly Technology Grant Review to help nonprofit organizations identify sources for technology funding.
The Tampa Bay Business Community will recognize Ms. Rosoff and the other finalists on August 20th at a black tie awards dinner emceed by Bridgette Mill, Publisher of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, who will announce the winner from each category and the overall winner of the 2010 Business Woman of the Year award.
About The Launch Pad
Founded in 1992 by CEO, Ilene Rosoff, The Launch Pad is an award-winning provider of small business IT services, managed IT support services, data protection services, web and cloud application hosting, serving small and mid-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations. Covering a broad range of technology requirements including business IT support, Green technology implementation and server virtualization, The Launch Pad was named to Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies nationally as well as the Tampa Fast 50 in both 2009 and 2010. Recognized as one of the top 250 Managed IT Services companies in the country by MSP Mentor, The Launch Pad continues its expansion and in 2010 launched the first national managed IT services franchise. The franchise offers technology focused entrepreneurs a complete “Business-in-a-Box” model offering managed technology services for high-demand professionals such as law firms, CPAs, engineers and healthcare. For more information, visit www.launchpadonline.com.