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JodyJazz Inc Wins 2012 TAG Excalibur Award

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Photograph shows Jody Espina, Founder and President of JodyJazz accepts his Excalibur Award from Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG. (Photo Credit: Prashant at ByteGraph Creations)

Awards Recognize Best Use of Technology for Business and Education

Savannah, GA, 21 January 2013 – JodyJazz Inc, one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of premium saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces, has been named as the Winner of the 2012 TAG Excalibur Award in the small business category. The TAG Excalibur Awards are presented annually by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, in collaboration with the Business and Technology Alliance of TAG (B&TA). The award acknowledged JodyJazz Inc’s visionary adoption of new technology to expand their in-house manufacturing, allowing them to both increase quality and production capacity and also importantly to facilitate the more effective design and prototyping of new models.

TAG’s 2012 Excalibur Awards recognize the Georgia companies and organizations demonstrating the best use of third-party technology to overcome challenges and improve processes in business and education. Winners were recognized at the 2012 Excalibur Awards ceremony on October 26, 2012, at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel.

“We are truly pleased to honor the recipients of the 2012 Excalibur Awards,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “Technology innovation is occurring across companies and organizations of all sizes throughout the state of Georgia. We believe celebrating these tech-enabled companies and organizations strengthens our message of Georgia’s emerging position as a national leader in technology.”

“We are honored to receive this award as it acknowledges some of the important advancements we have made that will maximize our productivity and improve the overall experience of our customers,” said Jody Espina, President and Founder of JodyJazz Inc. “Since moving the business to Georgia in 2008 we have had ready access to many new technologies and we are proud to be representative of the innovation happening in our state every day.”

About JodyJazz Inc.

Jody Espina has created unique, high quality saxophone and clarinet mouthpieces to meet the needs of discerning professionals and students alike. Featuring ground- breaking design innovations and state of the art manufacturing techniques, they are the choice of the world’s leading saxophonists. Each mouthpiece is individually hand- crafted in the USA to the strictest quality standards and with the highest possible attention to detail. Also now a Jazz Education publishing powerhouse, JodyJazz Inc’s next generation play-alongs and instructional DVDs have been described as “Game Changing” by the leading industry publications.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 17,800 members and hosting over 200 events each year. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, influence and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive.

About The Business and Technology Alliance of TAG

The Business and Technology Alliance of TAG is focused on addressing the challenges of today’s fast paced marketplace by bringing together business leaders and technology innovators to address key business issues. Their mission is to foster business innovation through the exploration of technological advancements and the ways in which these technologies can help corporations in all industries to solve complex problems and be more competitive.
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