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Palm Beach Tech Takes Off

on August 3, 2015 / by Joe Russo ,

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Palm Beach Tech Takes Off

Technology Industry Association Officially Founded

Executive Director Joe Russo

Joe Russo, Executive Director

The Palm Beach Technology Association, Inc., a non-profit membership association of local tech companies and stakeholders officially launched today.

“This organization is the culmination of growth in the 21st century economy here in Palm Beach County,” said Executive Director Joe Russo. “As the voice of our technology industry, we’ll help pave a path to prosperity for our members and our local economy.”

Current members include 100-employee digital agencies to freelance entrepreneurs across the digital, software, and engineering professions.

“Technology is the next great economic engine in our county,” said Alan Murphy Jr., the Palm Beach Tech Chairman and General Manager of Pioneer Linens in West Palm Beach. “Our company has been around for 100 years, and adopting technology into our business will be keeping us here for 100 more!”


Chris Nielsen, CEO of Levatas

In addition to galvanizing technology industry stakeholders throughout the County, the organization will also begin holding the monthly Palm Beach Tech Meetup. This event will attract technology professionals from Jupiter to Boca Raton starting in September.

“We’re excited to begin this great new chapter for our company and our industry,” said Chris Nielsen, Founding Board Member and CEO of Levatas, a Palm Beach County-headquartered branding, marketing, and technology agency.

Just some of those involved include the Child Rescue Coalition, MyTaskit, Forte Interactive, Arrow Consulting & Design, and Levatas. Palm Beach Tech represents nearly 500 local jobs and tens of millions in annual economic impact to Palm Beach County.


MORE ABOUT PBT: The Palm Beach Technology Association Inc., or “Palm Beach Tech,” is a non-profit membership association uniting and building the technology industry throughout Palm Beach County. For more information, go to