Red Banyan GrowFL Award Announcement

Our outstanding culture, leadership and growth combine to make Red Banyan among the top 50 second-stage companies in Florida selected as an 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honoree. The statewide competition identifies standout organizations expected to see significant growth in the coming years.

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Red Banyan is among the top 50 second-stage companies in Florida selected as an 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch honoree, a statewide competition that identifies companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years.

Eighty-two finalists were announced earlier this year, and the 50 honorees were selected after a final round of judging by a panel of independent judges comprised of past honorees, economic development leaders and corporate partners of GrowFL. Companies were judged on several criteria including growth in number of employees; impact of the business in the job market; increase in sales and/or unit volume; current and past financial reports; innovativeness of the product or service; response to adversity; and contributions to aid community-oriented projects.

“Being named as a GrowFL Honoree is a tribute to the talented team of PR professionals we have assembled at Red Banyan,” said Founder and CEO Evan Nierman. “As one of the leading crisis communications firms in Florida and nationally, we deliver results for our clients while living and breathing our core values.”

“Year after year, these outstanding companies continue to impress me,” said Russell Slappey, CEO of Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services and title sponsor of the event.  “These are the CEOs, managers, and team members who are making the biggest impact on our state’s economy.”

The 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch awards celebration is made possible by Nperspective CFO & Strategic Services, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. The Edward Lowe Foundation was aiming for a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes.

“This group of Honorees represents 20 counties, 20 different industries and almost 50% of them are women, veteran or minority-owned. They have demonstrated notable growth and have the courage and tenacity it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Despite the challenges thrown their way and pivoting through a pandemic, these companies embody the unshakeable resiliency of Florida’s entrepreneurs,” said Lisa McIntosh, GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Chair and founder of C-E-Optimal Advisors.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized at the 11th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Celebration on February 17, 2022, at the Hard Rock Live in Universal CityWalk, Orlando, FL. Tickets are on sale now.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


About Red Banyan

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