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Outstanding State Disability Employment Winners

The 2020 award-winning businesses were:

  • Blaze Pizza Store 1064 of Tallahassee
  • Lee County Library System
  • Rita's Italian Ice & Frozen Custard of Lake Buena Vista
  • The Florida Bar
  • Whataburger #55 of Ft. Walton Beach
  • Youth Co-Op, Inc. of Miami

The 2019 award-winning businesses were:

  • Accuform Manufacturing
  • Aramark Dining Services at Jacksonville University
  • Army and Air Force Exchange Service
  • Bob’s Space Racers
  • Chartwells at the University of Miami
  • Cleveland Clinic Martin Health
  • The Home Depot
  • Florida Department of Revenue
  • Golden Corral
  • The Chocolate Spectrum
  • Wawa, Inc.
  • ZVRS of Clearwater

The 2018 award-winning businesses were:

  • Edibles by Ethel
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Hilton Ocala
  • Lucky’s Market
  • Paisley Cafe
  • Rising Tide Car Wash
  • SolarTech Universal
  • The Village at Gainesville
  • Treasure Bay Resort & Marina
  • Vinny & Bay’s Coffee and Eatery
  • World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort

The 2017 award-winning businesses were:

  • Boca Raton Resort and Club
  • Cunningham Pest Control of Palm Beach County
  • Dosatron of Clearwater
  • Embassy Suites of Ft. Lauderdale
  • Martin Health System of Stuart
  • Piggly Wiggly of Quincy
  • Planet Fitness of Panama City
  • Publix
  • Sodexo (Tallahassee, St. Petersburg, and Daytona Beach)
  • The Women’s Center of Central Florida

The 2016 award-winning businesses were:

  • Barrette Outdoor Living (Brooksville)
  • Bealls
  • Flowers Baking Company of Jacksonville LLC
  • Greenspoon Marder (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Humane Society of Bay County Thrift and Gift Store (Panama City)
  • Mantiques Clock Shop (Inverness)
  • The Pickle Baron of Key West
  • The Print Shop (Naples)
  • Rosen Shingle Creek Resort (Orlando)
  • Walgreens

The 2015 award-winning businesses were:

  • Kilwins Jacksonville
  • LEGOLAND Florida (Winter Haven)
  • Lowe’s Home Improvement 
  • Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
  • OfficeMax/Office Depot
  • Popeyes (Panama City)
  • 3 Daughters Brewing (St. Petersburg)
  • Winter Park Memorial Hospital