The Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards (CBRA) program was established in 1987 by the Florida Commissioner of Education. This program recognizes businesses from around the state of Florida that have shown the most commitment, creativity and innovation in bringing about positive change to schools and school districts.

The honorees are selected by each school district, based on the significant impact the business partnership had on the students in a particular K-12 public school or district wide. The recognition by the district and the Commissioner instills a sense of pride and accomplishment that makes businesses more likely to continue partnering with the schools in their area.

Hamilton County’s CBRA Business partner for FY 2014-15 is PotashCorp – White Springs.   Their partnership with the Hamilton County School District helps our students prepare for successful careers and to meet the growing needs of a skilled workforce.  PotashCorp provides funding to the district for innovative programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), summer enrichment programs and other innovative educational projects.  One specific highlight during the 2014-2015 school year, PotashCorp spearheaded and funded a weekend Backpack Feeding Program for the community of White Springs and will continue to fund this project in the 2015-16 school year.  

PotashCorp has generously allowed the use of its conference center for school banquets, leadership trainings and other special events at no cost to the district.

PotashCorp has made a difference in the community through their philanthropic activities, financial contributions, and the giving of time, resources and skills for the advancement of the students and families of Hamilton County as a valued community partner.