Sara Hale discovered her strength behind a keyboard and monitor during computer science classes in college, which captured her interest and sparked a love affair with technology that evolved into a lifelong career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’