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Finalists Announced for the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch
Companies now in the running to be selected as an Honoree for this year’s award


SPACE COAST, FL (September 2, 2022) –The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and GrowFL are pleased to announce that six companies from Florida’s Space Coast were selected as a 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalist. The awards program recognizes impressive second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. Finalists will complete a second-round application and undergo a final round of judging before the top 50 companies are selected.

The 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Awards Celebration is brought to you by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

The Space Coast finalists include EDC investors, TotalCareIT, a provider of IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses and Lacey Lyons Rezanka, a leading Brevard County law firm committed to providing exceptional legal service with a client-centered approach.

The six Brevard County finalists are:

  • AndersonConnectivity
  • Critical Frequency Design, LLC
  • eXpress Badging
  • Lacey Lyons Rezanka PLLC
  • Stern Brands, Inc. DBA Trinetics Group
  • TotalCareIT

“As the Space Coast enters its next golden age, the companies who build our entrepreneur ecosystem play a major role in the progress and innovation in our community,” said Lynda L. Weatherman, President and CEO of the EDC. “Congratulations to these six finalists, including EDC investors TotalCareIT and Lacey Lyons Rezanka.”

“This group of business owners represents the remarkable second-stage businesses operating across the state of Florida,” said Jennifer Taylor, President, and CEO of GrowFL. “They demonstrate the agility, perseverance and innovation needed to take their business to the next level. GrowFL is proud to support Florida’s second-stage entrepreneurs and help to play a part in celebrating their success. This group of Finalists are only just getting started and we look forward to watching their continued growth and impact on Florida’s economy.”

“Lacey Lyons Rezanka is honored to be selected as a finalist for the GrowFL Companies to Watch in the Space Coast,” said Attorney Stephen Lacey, Managing Member at Lacey Lyons Rezanka. “Our firm has been able to build long-term and successful relationships through our principles of trust, excellence, and professional ethics. Congratulations to the other Space Coast nominees and thank you to GrowFL and the EDC of Florida’s Space Coast, for recognizing our law firm and our continued growth.”

“The people I work with wake up looking forward to supporting customer technology powered by TotalCareIT,” said Charles Berry, CEO of TotalCareIT. “Being one of the handful TruMethods companies in Florida, we help organizations look at technology differently. As a member of the EDC, we are a part of what makes The “East Coast’s Silicon Valley,” a term we would love to be blamed for later; an incredible place to live and work.”

“We are honored to be recognized as a finalist for the 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch,” said Rebecca Warren, CEO Critical Frequency Design. “With the battlespace continuing to change, our warfighters need innovative solutions to maintain their edge. We are proud to develop and deliver game changing solutions at the speed of light right here on the Space Coast.”

To qualify for the award, companies must have between 6 and 150 employees and revenue between $750,000 and $100 million in 2021. Knowing these companies were reporting on employment and revenue after a pandemic, it is remarkable to note that in 2021, the companies reported a total of more than 2,000 jobs and generated close to $430 million in revenue. These companies anticipate growth of 40-percent in revenue and 18-percent in employment by the end of 2022.

Honorees for this year’s award will be announced in October and GrowFL will host its annual awards celebration on February 23, 2023, at Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk, Orlando, FL.

To view the full list of Finalists or to learn more about the awards program, visit



About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high-tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit


About GrowFL:

GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy.  Second-stage growth companies have at least 6 employees and $750,000 in revenue and possess the intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage.  Website:


About Edward Lowe Foundation:

The Edward Lowe Foundation was established in 1985 by Ed and Darlene Lowe to leverage entrepreneurship as a strategy for economic growth and community development. The foundation’s entrepreneurship initiatives focus on second-stage companies, which are growth-oriented firms that have moved beyond startup but have not yet reached maturity. Its peer learning, leadership education, and strategic information programs are geared to help these companies continue growing. For more information, visit


About Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services:

Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, a Florida firm, operates around the country from centers in Orlando, Tampa, and South Florida. The firm was founded 20 years ago to assist small- and medium-sized businesses that need the expertise of seasoned financial executives but are unable to hire that expertise full-time. Many highly profitable companies that could afford a full-time CFO don’t need one daily.  To assist these companies, the firm provides senior executives with extensive financial expertise and experience on an as-needed basis, calibrating engagements to specific client needs and resources. Nperspective CFOs provide services such as cash flow planning, strategic planning/business planning/budgeting, assistance with bank financing, reviewing financial reporting processes and internal control processes for effectiveness. With a 20-year track record, Nperspective is ready to help companies mitigate the problems of Covid-19 from loan and grant applications to managing finances under the new normal.  Website: