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1/18/2018 Member News
ConnectWise Joins as New Partner of Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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CONNECTWISE JOINS AS NEW PARTNER OF FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG


ST PETERSBURG, Fla. (January 18, 2018) - ConnectWise, a global software company based in Tampa, Florida, has joined as a partner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The March 9-11th event will be its first involvement in the annual motorsports festival and with the motorsports industry in general.

"Success at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg requires focus, agility and staying ahead of the competition," said Arnie Bellini, CEO of ConnectWise. "The technology industry requires the same abilities and as a company with roots in the Tampa Bay area, we are honored to support this local event."

ConnectWise offers a platform of business management solutions to small and medium sized buinesses who sell, service and support technology. The company has more than 850 colleagues in Tampa with another 150 in offices around across the United States and around the globe.

"Much like the racing machines we'll see on track during the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, ConnectWise is all about power and innovation in the products and solutions it creates," said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, promoters of the 14th annual race held on the downtown streets of St. Petersburg. "ConnectWise is annually recognized as one of the top places to work in Tampa Bay. It's exciting for our team to have this rapidly growing, local company get involved."

ConnectWise will garner highly visible brand exposure through trackside and spectator signage and display activation onsite. It will also conduct client entertainment through premium experiences on site and trackside viewing from a VIP suite. Top technology sector professionals can find ConnectWise open positions posted online at connectwise.com/careers.

Tickets to the 2018 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale now at gpstpete.com or by phone at 877-725-8849. Registrations are open for the annual 5K Run presented by MBA benefiting the Police Athletic League on Friday, March 9, 2018, at gpstpete5k.com.


ABOUT CONNECTWISE
ConnectWise transforms how technology solution providers successfully build, manage and grow their businesses. Our award-winning set of software solutions provides a fully integrated, seamless experience to companies in more than 50 countries, giving them the ability to increase their productivity, efficiency and profitability. When combined with our relentless commitment to innovation, powerful network of ideas and experts, unparalleled passion for our users, and more than 35 years of experience, ConnectWise software solutions deliver the support companies want at each step of their business journey. For more information, visit www.ConnectWise.com.

ABOUT FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST PETERSBURG
Entering its 14th year, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn waterfront circuit that includes a combination of adjacent downtown streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlook the Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. Scout.com's Stadium Journey named the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg as #2 on the list of "Top 100 Stadium Experiences of 2016." The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes Honda Indy Toronto (July 13-15, 2018), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 27-29, 2018) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 31-September 2, 2018).

For more information, visit gpstpete.com, 'like' its Facebook page at @GPSTPETE or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE and Instagram @GPSTPETE using #FirestoneGP.


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Media Inquiries:
Steve Bidlack, Manager Marketing and Communications
419-884-4000 Ext. 4623 (office) or sbidlack@greensavoree.com