Next Era Energy and Florida Power and Light
NextEra Energy, Inc. is a leading clean energy company with consolidated revenues of approximately $17.0 billion, approximately 44,900 megawatts of generating capacity, which includes megawatts associated with noncontrolling interests related to NextEra Energy Partners, LP (NYSE: NEP), and approximately 13,800 employees in 27 states and Canada as of year-end 2014. Florida Power & Light Company is the third largest electric utility in the United States, serving more than 4.8 million customer accounts across nearly half of the state of Florida. A leading Florida employer with approximately 8,800 employees, FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy, Inc.
Florida Sugar Cane League
The Florida Sugar Cane League is a non-profit trade association of Florida growers and processors. The League was founded in 1964 and serves the interests of the members and promotes their projects and activities. The two largest sugar producers – U.S. Sugar Corporation and Florida Crystals Corporation – are members of the League. The Florida Sugar Industry has a $3.27 Billion economic impact on the State and provides over 12,500 direct jobs.
Van Scoyoc Associates
Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) is a leading federal government relations firm based in Washington, D.C. For more than 25 years, VSA has been helping clients anticipate and successfully navigate the ever-changing Washington landscape. While a large firm, VSA provides clients with the personal attention of a small, entrepreneurial company, tailoring our strategies for each individual client need.
VSA represents nearly 4 million Floridians by way of our work on behalf of cities, counties, transportation authorities, major employers, and small businesses across the state. We are proud of our work in the Sunshine State and honored to support the Florida State Society.
National Beer Wholesalers Association
The purpose of the National Beer Wholesalers Association is to provide leadership which enhances the independent beer distribution industry – advocating before government and the public, encouraging the responsible consumption of alcohol, and providing programs and services that will benefit its members. America's beer distributors may be most recognizable as the people driving beer trucks down your local streets, delivering beer to neighborhood stores and bars. But there’s much more than meets the eye − independent beer distributors are licensed by both the federal and state governments and help brewers and importers of all sizes grow by delivering a wide selection of brands to retailers through a safe, transparent and accountable system.
TECO Energy is a leading energy company located in Tampa, Fla. TECO is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a geographically diverse energy and services company headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The company invests in electricity generation, transmission and distribution, as well as gas transmission and utility energy services with a strategic focus on transformation from high carbon to low carbon energy sources. Emera has investments throughout North America and in four Caribbean countries. TECO Energy has three core businesses. In Florida, Tampa Electric is a regulated utility serving more than 725,000 customers, and Peoples Gas System is the state’s largest natural gas distributor serving more than 365,000 customers. New Mexico Gas Co., a natural gas distributor, is the largest utility in New Mexico and serves more than 515,000 customers.
Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, providing electricity to 7.6 million retail customers in six states. We have approximately 49,500 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.6 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial business owns and operates diverse power generation assets in North America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets. We are transforming our customers’ experience, modernizing our energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding our natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for our customers.
Swisher International is a leader in the tobacco business, accounting for one-third of the nation’s cigar sales, and stands as America’s largest cigar exporter. Swisher employs more than 2,500 people in Jacksonville, Florida, Wheeling, West Virginia, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Swisher’s products are exported to more than 80 countries and are recognized as the best selling cigar brand in the world.
A commitment to our people and our brands has made us a leader in our field. Swisher International’s proud heritage of growth, innovation, and industry leadership has helped us meet the challenges of the past, and will guide the company as we confront the changing world and marketplace of the future.
The National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions is the only national trade association focusing exclusively on federal issues affecting the nation’s federally-insured credit unions. NAFCU provides credit unions with the best in federal advocacy, education and compliance assistance. There are 138 credit unions in Florida representing 5.5 million Florida consumers.
T&D Wine Consultants
T&D Wine Consultants is an education and wine event company featuring the collection of Jean-Charles Boisset Collection (JCB) wines. Our company offers wine tasting experiences from the JCB Collection that has something to offer everyone, whether you’re a wine connoisseur, or just enjoy discovering new selections. During your tasting experience you can sample from three to six wines, and from varying styles from sparking to luxury. These tasting events make for a perfect time to catch up with friends. The wines are unique and limited editions that are only available through our web site. Also, our Sommelier is available to educate or widen your palate using the stellar wines from the JCB Collection. Come and enjoy the wines you like as well as discover new wines to broaden your senses.
We are the world co-leaders in wine + spirits and the leader in premium wine and spirits with the most comprehensive portfolio in the industry. We have transformed our organization around experiences of conviviality, placing the consumer at the heart of our new business model. Our consumer-focused strategy, based on four accelerators including innovation and digital acceleration, is the bedrock of our current business momentum and future success. From the launch of new products like Jameson Caskmates and Martell Blue Swift, to the growth of products like Lillet, Smooth Ambler and Monkey 47 in our New Brand Ventures portfolio, we are constantly innovating to ensure our customers have the right spirit to match every moment of conviviality. We hope you’ll be inspired to join us in spreading some much-needed conviviality across the U.S.—and the world!
We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure and connect. Solving the problems of tomorrow and today relies on intelligently bridging the digital and analog worlds. At Analog Devices, we create unmatched technologies and solutions to solve our customers' problems in instrumentation, automation, communications, healthcare, automotive and numerous other industries.
CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.
Overall, the CSX Transportation network encompasses about 21,000 route miles of track in 23 states, the District of Columbia and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.
Our transportation network serves some of the largest population centers in the nation. Nearly two-thirds of Americans live within CSX’s service territory.
CSX serves major markets in the eastern United States and has access to over 70 ocean, river and lake port terminals along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the Mississippi River, the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. The company also has access to Pacific ports through alliances with western railroads.
CSX moves a broad portfolio of products across the country in a way that minimizes the effect on the environment, takes traffic off an already congested highway system, and minimizes fuel consumption and transportation costs.