LocalShops1, in collaboration with the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting the local round of the SBA InnovateHER Challenge, in which they look for products or services that make a positive impact on the lives of women and families. The competition takes place Dec. 2, 2015, at the Catherine Hickman in Gulfport, and the winner of this local round may be selected to compete for cash prizes totaling $70,000 in the finals in Washington, DC.
You can meet the judges and learn more about the competition here.
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Barry Rubin serves as president of the Gulfport Area Chamber of Commerce. Prior he has served on the Board of Directors in the positions of secretary and treasurer.
Barry is one of the thought leaders in the occupational technology marketplace, with specialties in workforce management, human factors engineering and industrial psychology. He is published in numerous local interest and national trade magazines and is co-author of the textbook Workforce Asset Management Book of Knowledge (Wiley Press, 2012).
For almost two decades Barry has been the technical director & chief executive of Time Systems, a DirectHR technologies company where he has developed a reputation for creative, cost effective approaches to technology and human factors that help organizations achieve their maximum potential. Clients include NFL and MLB franchises, Fortune 500 corporations, and municipalities.
Barry has dedicated himself to a lifetime of service and has served as a human resources chairman of the SPCA of Tampa Bay and has spent 10 years as a member of the SPCA Board of Directors. Barry is the immediate past president of the Independent Time & Labor Management Association, serves currently as co-chairman of the Workforce Educational Association and is an active member of the Phi Kappa Psi Alumni Association, So49 Merchants Association, The Gulfport Historical Society, The Centre Club, Rotary international and LocalShops1.
A graduate of Temple University, Barry has been recognized as one of the top 40 business leaders by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and acknowledged by the US Small Business Administration as one of our nations Emerging Leaders. In January 2005, Barry was appointed to the National Business Development Committee by President George W. Bush.
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