June 15, 2016

Coastal Cloud Receives JAXUSA Partnership Industry Leader Award

Coastal Cloud, a Flagler County-based technology company, is the proud recipient of the second quarter JAXUSA Industry Leader Award. The award was presented to Coastal Cloud co-founders Tim and Sara Hale during a June 6 luncheon held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

The JAXUSA Partnership Industry Leader award is presented to a company each quarter that has shown outstanding growth and community involvement. The award winner is selected by the JAXUSA senior leadership team and is based on criteria including continued growth in the region, innovative work and a commitment to the community it serves.

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May 14, 2016

Flagler’s Coastal Cloud Plans to Hire Up to 200 More Workers

In February 2013, Tim and Sara Hale stood in the lobby of the Hammock Beach Discovery Center surrounded by Gov. Rick Scott and several local officials to open their company, Coastal Cloud. At the time, Tim Hale said the high-tech company hoped to have 100 employees in three years.

“We’ve achieved that,” Hale said. “Now we’re setting our sights on what’s next.”

Part of what’s next is investing even more in Flagler County, with the purchase of the Discovery Center building. The Hales closed the deal on March 31, paying $2,175,000 for the property, according to public records.

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May 4, 2016

Coastal Cloud Buys Hammock Beach Discovery Center

After renting space there since the company’s founding three years ago, Coastal Cloud has purchased the 25,834 square foot Hammock Beach Discovery Center at One Hammock Beach Pkwy in Palm Coast, Flagler County. Three years of success have validated Tim and Sara Hale’s decision to base their cloud consulting company here. Their recent purchase of the Discovery Center confirms their commitment to stay here.

The Hale’s launched Coastal Cloud at a 2013 event held in the Discovery Center’s spacious lobby. Business leaders and politicians, including Florida Governor Rick Scott were there. That day, the Hales detailed their plans to hire up to 100 technical consultants over the next three years. That goal has been met.

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March 15, 2016

Coastal Cloud One of Northeast Florida’s “Best Places to Work”

Jacksonville Business Journal recently recognized Palm Coast-based Coastal Cloud as one of Northeast Florida’s Best Places to Work. The Award recognizes companies in Northeast Florida; private and public companies, government and nonprofits.

“The award is based on feedback from each company’s employees and is a true testimony to the culture and work place that has been created at these businesses,” says Jacksonville Business Journal Editor Timothy Gibbons. Employee surveys were tabulated by Quantum Workplace, a specialist in measuring workplace satisfaction.

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December 10, 2015

Coastal Cloud receives “Standing O” award in the Technical Services category, marking the second consecutive year the company has been an award recipient.

Tim Hale’s flip flops smack his heels as he walks down Coastal Cloud’s hallways in Hammock Beach. They clap, almost loud enough to echo through the place — especially now that it’s empty inside, lights off in the lobby, black out the windows.

He and his wife, Sara, are working late again.

“We’re always here,” he jokes, Hawaiian shirt, booming voice. But he’s only half-kidding.

The office keeps going: a welcome area, hallway, conference room in back. There’s a corridor that leads to more offices, more desks. It’s room enough for the 40-plus employees who now work for the Hales. Another 40 work out of state.

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October 6, 2015

Coastal Cloud Builds Portal for Initiative to Offer Flagler and Volusia County Students Work-based Learning Opportunities

A new initiative in Volusia and Flagler schools will give students a chance to gain experience in the workplace.

The portal is being developed by Palm Coast-based Coastal Cloud, which has built a reputation for using technology to help businesses grow.

“It’s a simple portal that will allow an employer to say, ‘I have a job opportunity, I have an internship, I can do a company tour, I can do a job shadowing, I can come in and do a lecture or a classroom presentation,'” said Coastal Cloud managing partner Sara Hale.

In addition to employers, educators and academy and flagship program coordinators will play a central role in the portal’s operation. They will arrange the opportunities for their students to learn more about employment opportunities and career goals.

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October 4, 2015

Coastal Cloud Named to GrowFL’s List of “50 Florida Companies to Watch”

The Florida Economic Gardening Institute on Nov. 5 will honor this year’s top 50 “second-stage” companies in the state to watch for growth.

For the first time ever, the list includes a company from Flagler County – Palm Coast-based Coastal Cloud – as well as Daytona Beach-based Synergy Billing, which is only the third Volusia County company to receive the honor since the institute, also known as GrowFL, began its annual recognition of “Florida Companies to Watch” in 2011.

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August 21, 2015

Gov. Rick Scott Honors Coastal Cloud with “Job Creator’s Award”

A technology consulting company in Flagler County has been honored by Gov. Rick Scott for its commitment to creating jobs.

Sara and Tim Hale, founders of the Palm Coast technology consulting company Coastal Cloud, received the governor’s Job Creator’s Award on Thursday at the Enterprise Florida Board & Stakeholders meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach.

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June 30, 2015

Coastal Cloud Among GrowFL’s 2015 Florida Companies to Watch Finalists

Coastal Cloud was among the first round of 2015 Florida Companies to Watch finalists recently announced by GrowFL.  The awards event – now in its fifth year – honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. More than 500 companies were nominated for this year’s award.  The 101 finalists collectively represent $694 million in annual revenue and employ 3,280 full-time equivalent employees.

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May 26, 2015

Coastal Cloud Becomes Only Salesforce.com Gold Level Alliance Partner in Southeast U.S

Barely two years old, Palm Coast-based Coastal Cloud has been recognized as a Salesforce.com Gold Level Cloud Alliance Partner, making the company the only Salesforce.com partner based in the southeastern U.S. to achieve that level.

Coastal Cloud ranks first in customer satisfaction among all Salesforce.com partners in the southeast and second in the number of Salesforce.com certifications earned by its consultants.  Salesforce.com’s Gold Level Partner is awarded to companies who surpass key metrics around scale (the number of certified consultants on staff), customer satisfaction and revenue.

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