BookItOut, Inc Awarded Boldest Company of 2011
Mayor Alvin Brown presented Jonathan Hedy, on behalf of BookItOut, the award for Boldest Company of 2011. Initiated as part of the Innovate Northeast Florida project and the JAX Chamber's #ilovejax campaign, JAX Boldest was a contest that discovered and highlighted companies, non-profits and projects making immense achievements in the region. Voted on by the community, the top entries were unveiled during an awards ceremony this week at the Cummer Art Museum following the Northeast Florida Regional Economic Development Forum. The Company category was for any size company, large enterprise, small business or start-up/entrepreneur that did something bold in 2011. A team of national consultants facilitated the Innovate Northeast Florida project in order to help identify the region's economic development strengths and opportunities.
"We are living among many talented individuals and a diverse business environment," said Robert Hill, JAXUSA Partnership chair and President / CEO of Acosta, Inc. "JAX Boldest [identified] those innovative and creative ideas developed in the JAX region." Ranaldo Allen, a member of the Innovate Northeast Florida project, President of ImpactJAX, and Founder / CEO of Assemblymen, said the idea behind JAX Boldest came from a project which identified the many great stories and great things about the JAX region.
The JAX Chamber is the business membership organization dedicated to driving quality economic growth in Northeast Florida to make this region the best place to work, live and play.
JAXUSA Partnership is the regional economic development organization comprised of almost 200 top private sector investors in Northeast Florida. A division of the JAX Chamber, its purpose is to facilitate the creation and retention of quality jobs and significant capital investment, resulting in a higher standard of living and better quality of life in Northeast Florida.
BookItOut is a Jacksonville-based software company that launched its consumer website in September 2011. BookItOut works with dealerships, lenders, and insurance carriers to provide the best price, selection, and service to its users. Led by a 24-year old entrepreneur, BookItOut surpassed eBay Motors(R) within its first quarter, and currently serves 3 of the 7 largest Automotive Groups in the US. BookItOut leverages cloud computing as it seeks to redefine car shopping and the auto industry.
BookItOut, Inc. is a leading information technology provider for the automotive industry, dealing exclusively with used car dealers, finance, and insurance companies. BookItOut developed a revolutionary, patent pending process that has set a new standard in vehicle valuations by analyzing data directly from dealerships nationwide. This allows BookItOut to provide a vehicle’s true-cost value drilled down to the user’s specific zip code. BookItOut vehicle values are derived not solely from auction sales but from 100% of market transaction types. BookItOut provides actual purchase, retail, and wholesale values from actual dealers, with adjustments for options, reconditioning costs, and mileage. BookItOut values update daily, and include a vehicle’s average days in inventory, average gross profit, and a vehicle history report. Users no longer have to choose between a national, regional, or state value; BookItOut values are specific to one’s zip code, and are accessible through any Internet-capable device, such as a computer or mobile phone. Whether behind a desk or in an auction lane, BookItOut helps users make informed business decisions quickly and easily. Please visit www.BookItOut.com for a free trial and additional information.
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