Exam Plus FL Wins 2013 Florida Excellence Award from U.S. Institute for Excellence in Commerce

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. (April 16, 2014) -- Exam Plus FL, which administers drug and alcohol testing programs for employers, sports, governmental and law enforcement agencies, was recently selected for the 2013 Florida Excellence Award by the U.S. Institute for Excellence in Commerce (USIEC).

José Batista, president and chief executive officer of the Winter Springs-based company, said the USIEC conducts business surveys and industry research each year to identify companies that have achieved demonstrable success in their local business environment and industry category.

“USIEC recognizes small businesses for their commitment to customers and contributions that enhance the consumer driven stature that Florida is renowned for,” Batista explained.

“Recognition by USIEC marks a significant achievement for us as a strong sign that our effort to set benchmarks for the industry to follow is working,” Batista said.

Exam Plus FL, a client company of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program located in Winter Springs, is a member of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association and the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association.

For more information about this news release, contact

José Batista, CPCT, BAT, President and CEO, Exam Plus FL, 407-238-5336

Esther Vargas, Site Manager, UCF Business Incubator-Winter Springs, 407-278-4881;

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644 4142 or

About the UCF Business Incubation Program

The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a non-profit community resource, which provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has helped hundreds of local startup companies (including nearly 150 current clients and 100 graduates) reach their potential faster by providing vital business development resources.

With eight facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Apopka, Kissimmee, Orlando, St. Cloud and Winter Springs.

From October 2011 to June 2013, the UCF network of current and graduated clients has helped create a total regional output of over $620 million resulting in a $6.16 return for every $1.00 invested in the program while sustaining (directly and indirectly) over 3,300 jobs in the Central Florida region.

For more information, visit www.incubator.ucf.edu.