Rick Scott’s inauguration events line up corporate sponsors

in Uncategorized by

Corporations are lining up to sponsor Gov. Rick Scott’s second term inauguration, at least in part, announced the Republican Party of Florida on Friday.

Among the companies stepping up to help cover costs include Clewiston’s U.S. Sugar Corp. insurer FCCI Services, Inc. of Sarasota, who each put up $25,000 this month. Calder Race Course from Miami-Dade County also donated $15,000, while Allstate Insurance Co., based in Northbrook, Ill., gave $5,000.

Scott’s inauguration is on Jan. 6.

Financing for the activities related to the event will come from contributions to the Republican Party, which plans to release names of donors every week. The festivities, known as Scott’s “Jobs Jamboree” tour, starts with a series of barbecue celebrations.

On inauguration day, Scott will join a prayer breakfast before his swearing-in, followed by a small reception at the governor’s mansion.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.