Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Clearwater Beach, FL - Apr 08, 2016 - Despite the awards being handed out nearly two months ago, Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise is still beaming with pride. In a ceremony held on February 11th, Captain Memo’s was recognized as one of the Tampa Bay area’s top small businesses by Bright House Networks at their annual Regional Business Awards. A source of wonder for tourists and one of pride for locals, Captain Memo’s has brought the legend and lore of pirates to life on Clearwater Beach for the past 38 years, all the time still occupying the same marina slip they had when they first sailed into town on 6 person personal sail boat. If you’ve spent any time at all in Clearwater Beach, you would have likely seen the business in operation; the ships bright red paint and surreal design are hard to miss.
For owner Pam Wozencraft, wife of the late Captain Memo himself, the award serves as validation of the impact the business has had in the community and the growth it has shared with Clearwater Beach. “Being recognized as an outstanding local business by Bright House is truly an honor for myself and all of the employees of Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise,” says Wozencraft. “In 40 years of doing this it’s one of my proudest moments. No matter what kind of success you enjoy as a business, the affirmation that what you are doing does matter, that your business is special; it validates everything we’ve done and it means the world to me.”
“In 40 years of doing this it’s one of my proudest moments. No matter what kind of success you enjoy as a business, the affirmation that what you are doing does matter, that your business is special; it validates everything we’ve done and it means the world to me.”
In addition to the recognition, Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise also received advertising considerations and a cash prize accompanying their award.
Bright House Networks selected outstanding businesses in each category: Small; Medium; Large; and Start-Up for the awards, which honor the companies, organizations and people who have impacted the Tampa Bay area with their products, services, and thought leadership. Winning businesses were honored at a special celebration on February 11, 2016 at the Tampa Convention Center, which featured the Tampa Bay Sports Commission’s Rob Higgins as a special guest speaker.
Bright House Networks teamed up with Chambers of Commerce in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus, Manatee and Sarasota counties to host this event connecting local businesses in a celebration of best-in-class. Bright House Networks awarded prizes totaling over $1,000,000, including commercial TV production, air time, customer newsletter, and cash.
About Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise:
As the name suggests, Captain Memo’s is a fully functioning, custom built pirate cruise ship sailing daily on the Gulf of Mexico from its port in the Clearwater Beach Marina. Their two hour cruises feature a program designed for all ages including games and activities appealing to kids of all ages. For more information and reservations, visit captainmemo.com.
About Bright House Networks
Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.
Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a strong portfolio of customizable, advanced business solutions for video, voice, data, cloud-based and managed services. The company is MEF-certified and also recently received the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets.
For more information about Bright House Networks or our products and services, visit brighthouse.com