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Contact: Stacey Swank
Pinellas County Economic Development
(727) 464-7425 or sswank@pinellascounty.org

PODS Growth from Hometown Start-up to Global Success recognized by
"Thank you for Doing Business in Pinellas" Award

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL (April 15, 2016) -  PODS was honored at the April 12th meeting of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners with a, "Thank You for Doing Business in Pinellas" award.  Ms. Lisa Goettel, Senior Vice President of Human Relations at PODS, accepted the award on behalf of the company.

PODS is a leader in the moving and storage industry providing both residential and commercial services in 46 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK through its 79 franchises.  The company employs 1,300 employees around the world and approximately 630 in Pinellas County. 

"PODS is a homegrown success story that began in Pinellas is 1998," said Commissioner Charlie Justice, Chairman of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.  "We're honored that they've chosen to continue to grow their company and corporate headquarters operations in our community."

Throughout the corporate and franchise systems, PODS supports a number of charities and community events that seek to enrich the lives of children and families.   Charities like the Boy Scouts of America, Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, Clearwater Firefighters, the Florida Sheriff's Associations, Habitat for Humanity, Morton Plant Meese, Toys for Tots and over 40 other charitable organizations in our community and across the country benefit from the support, commitment and generosity of PODS.

Lisa Goettel (center) of PODS with Commission Chairman Charlie Justice (right) and Mike Meidel (left) Director of Pinellas County Economic Development, Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners (back row), left to right - Commissioners Pat Gerard, John Morroni, Janet Long (Vice Chairman), Kenneth Welch, Karen Williams Seel and Dave Eggers.
About Pinellas County Economic Development
Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to our community. Through investment tools, business classes, professional consulting services, trade missions to open new markets, and strategic partnerships, PCED fosters a pro-business environment and promotes the ideal business climate of Pinellas County, Florida. Learn more at www.PCED.org, and explore Life Science and Medical Technology in PInellas County at www.PCED.org/medtech.

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