TAMPA, Fla. – (April 12, 2018) – Brian Butler, president and CEO of Vistra Communications, LLC (Vistra), has been named the 2018 U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Minority-Owned Small Business Person of the Year (State of Florida and South Florida District). Butler, a retired Army officer, is being recognized for his efforts and accomplishments for his resilient work ethic, leading and sustaining a thriving business, and numerous, ongoing contributions to the community. Vistra provides integrated marketing communications to corporate, government and nonprofit clients.
Butler is among nine 2018 SBA South Florida District Small Business Week Awards Winners and will be honored at the 31st Annual Government Small Business Conference May 4 at the Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore during the keynote luncheon. The conference is co-hosted by the Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center at University of South Florida (USF) and the Florida Small Business Development Center at USF. The event is one of several around the state being held in conjunction with National Small Business Week held April 29 to May 5.
“I am proud to accept this award from the SBA on behalf of Vistra and all of the work done by our growing team. I am fortunate to do what I love day to day, which involves providing quality service, focusing on client relationships and supporting our ongoing community involvement,” said Butler.
Butler founded Vistra in 2007 after a successful U.S. Army career and the growing agency now consists of 70 team members. As a small business with large agency experience and expertise, the Vistra team is passionate about producing results for clients. Offering services for a variety of local and national businesses and nonprofit organizations, as well as local, state and federal government agencies, Vistra works closely with clients to build successful strategies designed to help them reach their goals.
In January 2018, Vistra announced the acquisition of Marketing Associates USA, a Tampa-based, award-winning creative marketing, promotional and branding agency specializing in a broad range of proven marketing strategies and services for major corporations.
Read the official SBA announcement here (https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/2018-national-small-business-week-winners-named-south-florida).
About Vistra Communications
Vistra is a nationally-recognized, full-service, marketing, communications and consulting agency headquartered in Tampa, Florida, providing services to corporate, government and nonprofit clients. Vistra is SBA 8(a) Certified and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The company was named the 2016 SBA South Florida Veteran Owned Business of the Year, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Year for 2016 (21-50 employees) as well as ranked number one in the Top PR Firms in the Tampa Bay area according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal in 2016 and 2017. For more information about Vistra, please call 813.961.4700 or visit www.ConsultVistra.com.