Suncoast Community Capital Announces Nine Companies to Participate in the UEP on the Suncoast

Brian Maguire of PhoneRover, Javi Suarez and Ben Nettles of Red Linen Design, Sherod Halliburton of Manatee Community Federal Credit Union, Roberta Montelione of Milan Catering and Event Design, Jeffrey Orenstein of Suncoast Digital Press, Gina Powell-Ribeiro of The Ringling College Center for Applied Creativity and Innovation, Joyce Niederpruem of Southwest Solutions and Tracee Bomberger of Trade Mark Interiors. Not pictured: Tracy Knight of Knight Marketing.

BRADENTON, FL – Suncoast Community Capital (SCC) announces the inaugural class of nine entrepreneurial companies selected to participate in “UEP on the Suncoast,” a partnership between SCC and the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership (UEP), a program of the Kauffman Foundation.

The UEP is a premium business solution, distinguished by a unique and innovative one-to-one business coaching model designed to produce rapid return on investment. Its mission is to deliver world-class coaching in a cost-effective manner that assists the client in adjusting quickly to a fluid marketplace.

“UEP on the Suncoast” was established to support entrepreneurs in Florida’s Sarasota and Manatee counties.  Based on criteria set by SCC and UEP, SCC has selected nine firms to participate in the first round of coaching, which began on April 10.

The companies are:

Knight Marketing www.knightmarketing.com

Manatee Community Federal Credit Union www.manateecfcu.org

Milan Catering and Event Design www.milancatering.com

PhoneRover www.phonerover.com

Red Linen Design www.facebook.com/redlinendesign

The Ringling College Center for Applied Creativity and Innovation www.ringling.edu/creativity

Southwest Solutions www.southwestsolutions.org

Suncoast Digital Press www.suncoastdigitalpress.com

Trade Mark Interiors www.trademarkinteriordesign.com

Entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for “UEP on the Suncoast” if they are residents of Manatee or Sarasota counties, have an idea for a business, or already operate a for-profit or nonprofit business, excluding religious or political organizations.

The second round of coaching will begin in July. Applications are now available at www.uepkauffman.org/suncoast.  The “UEP on the Suncoast” office is at 5901 North Honore Avenue, Suite 120, Sarasota, FL 34243. The office is located within IntegraClick’s company headquarters.

For more information, visit www.uepkauffman.org/suncoast or contact Mike Kennedy at 941.744.2666, Ext. 1 or mike.kennedy@suncoastcc.com.

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