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New Tampa-Based Company Seeks to Elevate Business Opportunities for Clients

March 9, 2016

Tampa, Fla. (January 31, 2012) –Elevate Inc., a multi-faceted strategic business development consulting firm offering an array of community relations and business relationship services, officially launched this week in Tampa, Florida.

The company, founded by civic leader Aakash M. Patel, seeks to work with clients to help them achieve their business and community goals by guiding and creating strategic relationships that are developed by the Elevate team.  Elevate seeks to help their clients learn about the community, connect with others, and grow their businesses. “By working as an extension of our clients, we are able to help bridge and create lasting partnerships that foster mutually beneficial relationships – both for their business and the communities they serve,” said Patel.

The firm’s areas of expertise and services include public relations, social media, introductions, community relations, target networking and government affairs.  Elevate is focused on working with businesses and organizations across the entire state of Florida.

Bill McBride, a member of Elevate’s advisory board and a shareholder at Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride Attorneys at Law said, “Aakash is a dynamic and thoughtful consultant with unique access to business, community and political leaders.  He is a trusted advisor who has built a deep network of meaningful relationships.” Other advisory board members include Scott Price, managing director, A-lign CPA’s; Edward Ellsasser, president, PrimeGroup Insurance Services; Renee Vaughn, president, Williams Consulting Group; Brian Keenan, regional president for West/Central Florida, First National Bank of the Gulf Coast; Kim Thresher, attorney, Thresher & Thresher P.A.; and Sidney Morgan, chief operating officer, JSA Healthcare.

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About Aakash M. Patel

Aakash M. Patel has dedicated his career to serving others by nurturing and fostering relationships in order to create meaningful partnerships in both the public and private sectors.  His background includes work in public relations, marketing, government affairs, community relations, business development, and journalism.  He is a graduate of Florida State University and is a current member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Tampa 2012 Class.

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“Aakash Patel, Chris Melvin and the rest of the Elevate team simply delivered. The connections Aakash made led to valuable relationships for me and new clients for RevStar. You can’t fully appreciate what Elevate can do for your business until you experience it first hand. I personally recommend their services to anybody looking to grow their network and business within the Tampa Bay community.”

Ken Pomella, PMP – CEO, RevStar Consulting

“If you’re looking to dive into the who’s who of Tampa Bay, Elevate, Inc. is the only way to go. Elevate worked closely with Tampa Bay Plumbers to help us get our foot in the door with the right business and community circles to help us grow. We appreciated Aakash Patel & Chris Melvin’s professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to go over and above to provide us a quality service. The contacts through Elevate are numerous and professionally beneficial and the staff is always available to us. We enjoyed working with the Elevate team and will definitely keep them in mind for our future business needs.”

April Diemer – Tampa Bay Plumbers

“Working with Aakash and his team at Elevate was a great fit for our growing organization. His team helped us connect with key influencers across the region and identify opportunities. Together you work to define your goals and who you’re targeting and through their connections and network they can make warm introductions to the decisions makers you need to connect with.”

Chon Nguyen – Founder & CEO, Newgentek

“Elevate, Inc’s. business relationship building process and their specialized one-on-one client service has opened doors and created potential opportunities that we wouldn’t have been able to create on our own. If your business would benefit from business relationship building introductions, I highly recommend Elevate, Inc.”

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