Our business partners are vital to the health of our education system. Through partnerships with local businesses, our students and teachers benefit in a variety of ways. Many businesses adopt a class or a school, donate funds in support of various projects, provide volunteers, tutors and mentors or hold spirit nights for their neighborhood school. The Pinellas Education Foundation will honor these businesses at a special reception at the Mahaffey Theater on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The winners will be announced during the Evening of Excellence at 7 p.m. and will represent Pinellas County at the State Commissioner’s Business Recognition Awards.