We would like to especially thank the following sponsors for their support of our efforts:

Blackwater Resources

Blackwater Resources, LLC is a privately held, forward thinking, full service firm specializing in real estate investment, acquisition, disposition, development, management and leasing. Lead by industry professionals with over 100 years of collective experience, Blackwater Resources has the knowledge, expertise and strength to handle real estate projects and investments of all sizes and to provide customized professional services for all facets of real estate.

Birmingham Heart Clinic

Birmingham Heart Clinic is a cardiology practice specializing in the detection, management and treatment of adult cardiovascular diseases. We also offer invasive and non-invasive treatment for comprehensive cardiac arrhythmia disorders. At Birmingham Heart Clinic, we are committed to providing our patients high quality, compassionate health care. Our physicians and staff accomplish this by putting the patient first. We utilize optimal diagnostic equipment, information technology, procedures and techniques, while working closely with your primary care physician to help you make informed decisions about your care. Most importantly, we remember that you were a person long before you were a patient.

Blue Water Brotherhood

logo_bluewaterbrotherhoodThe Blue Water Brotherhood is an organization which encourages all people to seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Using their passion for salt water fishing to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and to encourage fellow believers into a deeper faith, The BWB seeks to share biblical truths through online devotionals and providing resources for individuals and local church ministries

Boat Outfitters

Boat Outfitters is a Central Florida based manufacturing company providing over 200 boat builders with original equipment component parts for the last 35 years. BoatOutfitters.com is designed to offer the same high quality parts direct to individual boaters. They are the largest consumer of King Starboard fabricating well over one million pounds per year. Everything from storage units to access doors, Boat Outfitters has a huge selection of exact replacement parts. They also design and fabricate custom parts for boaters daily.

Bradford Building Company, Inc.

BB LogoBradford Building Company builds quality, commitment, experience and reliability into every job. They produce the best results in the most efficient ways possible. And, they do everything in their power to deliver the most personal level of client service in the industry. This is their reputation. This is what they are built on. It is how they stand strong today, and how they move forward every day.

Brookwood Endodontics

Our practice is one of the most technologically advanced, conveniently located off of Hwy 31, next to Brookwood Medical Center. We are committed to providing the most recent, clinically proven scientific approaches to endodontic therapy and pain management in a caring environment. We treat all cases through state of the art operating microscopes utilizing digital technology in a paperless environment.

Cadence Bank

CADENCE-logo-v1-stacked (1)Cadence Bank is a $7.3 billion bank with 80 locations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. Backed by 127 years of financial expertise, Cadence serves commercial and consumer clients with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions designed to keep pace with their lives. These products and services include commercial and consumer banking, small business banking, treasury management, international banking, specialized lending, commercial real estate, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, business and personal insurance, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, and credit cards. Cadence Bank and its affiliates, Linscomb & Williams and Cadence Insurance, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Houston-based Cadence Bancorp, LLC. Additional information about Cadence Bank is available at cadencebank.com. Cadence Bank, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic at SanDestin

ECBC_logo1Ranked as one of the Top 10 Big Money Tournaments in the world, the Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic offers some of the finest big time sport fishing on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  The competition is hosted every June by the Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, the #1 ranked resort destination in the South.  While on-shore both the teams and their families can enjoy the wide variety of recreational activities as well as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.  The spectacular night time weigh-ins are held at the Baytowne Marina at Sandestin® and are open to the public.

Ernst & Young

At EY, we are committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration. We want to build a better working world through our own actions and by engaging with like-minded organizations and individuals. This is our purpose — and why we exist as an organization. Running through our organization is a strong sense of obligation to serve a number of different stakeholders who count on us to deliver quality and excellence in everything we do. We want to use our global reach and scale to convene the conversation about the challenges facing economies and the capital markets. When business works better, the world works better.

Founders Investment Banking

fndrs_logo_finalFounders Investment Banking is a transaction management and advisory firm that serves a variety of industries in the Deep South as well as oil & gas, internet & digital media, and technology companies across the United States. Their skilled professionals, proven expertise and process-based solutions help middle-market companies and business owners access capital and prepare for and execute liquidity events to achieve their specific financial goals. The firm offers objective advice to help clients understand their options and find the best solution. Founders combines Wall Street sophistication with superb, boutique-style customer service built upon high standards of personal and professional integrity.

Graham and Company

Graham & Company is among the Southeast’s most respected commercial real estate firms. Our experienced agents, brokers, and managers provide a range of realty services including investment, development, sales, leasing and appraisals of office, warehouse, industrial, medical and retail spaces. Our sister company GCP offers exceptional property management services including accounting and project management.

Hagwood Adelman Tipton, PC

Hagwood Adelman Tipton, PC was founded based on our common beliefs and values of excellence. Our lawyers offer perspective, strategy, options, opportunity, education, validation, advice, challenge, enthusiasm, feedback, and solutions. These qualities are seen in our Service Excellence Pledge we make to our clients and each other. Our practice groups offer integrated services to our clients through collaborative problem-solving. We have a fundamental commitment to dedicated service to our communities. Our promise is that we will always listen to our clients and deliver superior legal advice and services beyond expectations for the best value. We are here for you now and beyond.

Haynes Downard LLP

Haynes Downard is valued and trusted throughout Alabama as certified public accountants and business advisors. Known by our high standards, experienced staff, and successful results, we offer more than one might expect from a traditional accounting firm, through a comprehensive mix of business services to help your business capitalize on the various challenges and opportunies faced daily. Through serving many businesses of all sizes, we have gained valuable insights to help your business maximize its potential.


logo_infomediaInfomedia offers a variety of services from web development and e-commerce to web marketing and digital consulting. Having developed more than one thousand websites, Infomedia offers custom on-line solutions for clients in a wide range of industries including retail, real estate, construction, professional services and transportation.

Makaira Pulling Lures

logo_makairaHand-poured, hand-finished and hand-polished in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Makaira Pulling Lures are tested and proven in the Gulf and the Caribbean. Available in a variety of styles and sizes, the success of these lures has developed a large following of tournament winning captains and anglers around the world.

RE/MAX Over the Mountain, George Lawton

Serving the greater area of Birmingham, AL, George Lawton works hard to provide his clients with the most positive real estate experience possible.  Whether you are buying or selling your primary residence, a second home, or relocating to a new neighborhood, George can help make your home ownership dreams come true.

Russell Building Company

Russell Building & Construction provides full service remodeling services to our clients. From window replacement, kitchen upgrades or room additions and everything in between.

Wayne’s Landscape Service

Make it Beautiful. Whether you’re dreaming of a modern outdoor kitchen or fireplace, or simply looking to freshen your curb appeal with new flower beds, our team of horticulture professionals can design, install and maintain a landscape that will make your neighbors green with envy, affordably and always on time.

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