Florida Governor Rick Scott visited the Bit-Wizards corporate office on April 5th, 2018 to hold the ceremonial signing of Florida HB 29 and HB 75. Sponsored by Florida District 4 House Representative Mel Ponder working alongside Senator Doug Broxson and Senator George Gainer these bills will help Florida military, veterans, and their families get jobs and quality educations.
This ceremonial bill signing brought local officials, chamber business and economic development leaders, and other members of the community together to witness this exciting event along with the entire Bit-Wizards team. During the ceremony, Bit-Wizards CEO bestowed the designation of “Honorary member of the Bit-Wizards Team” to both Governor Scott and Representative Ponder for their “service to the great state of Florida and putting our citizens, veterans, and businesses first to help create the conditions for our state to thrive and prosper.”
Bit-Wizards’ founders, Vincent Mayfield and Louis Erickson are both US Military veterans. Vincent served in the US Air Force and Army for eight years, and Louis served in the Navy for four years. As natives of the Fort Walton Beach area, both Mayfield and Erickson decided to grow Bit-Wizards in their hometown to help fuel the local economy and increase technology business on the Emerald Coast.
“We are honored to host Florida Governor Rick Scott, and Representative Mel Ponder at Bit-Wizards to sign into law two bills, which support education and transition assistance for our active duty military, veterans, and their spouses. As a veteran and son of a veteran and also a business owner, I am well aware of the sacrifice that our military members endure on behalf of our country, but also aware of the value they bring to the ecosystem of our local community and economy. These bills encompass part of our Core Values at Bit-Wizards, including lifelong learning, making others successful, and impacting our community.”
Vince Mayfield, Chief Executive Officer
During the signing ceremony, the Governor also awarded veterans currently employed at Bit-Wizards with a medal to honor them for their past military service.