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Entrepreneur Plans To Bring 90 New Jobs To Manatee

"Look younger and live longer" is the philosophy behind the company It Works Global Inc.  CEO Mark Pentecost started It Works in March, 2001. A teacher by trade, Pentecost was looking for a business opportunity that would get him out from behind his desk.

He says starting It Works Global gave him the financial freedom he sought. Pentecost recently made the decision to relocate the company's corporate headquarters from Grand Rapids, MI to Manatee County, and plans to create jobs. According to Pentecost, the warm weather and gulf beaches of the Tampa Bay area were the biggest draw to Manatee County.

It Works Global is a direct sales company, that offers innovative products, including nutritional supplements, as well as a line of luxury skincare products. The company is known for its Ultimate Body Applicator™ product, which is an all-natural, detoxifying body wrap that tones and tightens.

While Pentecost has not finalized a lease for the new headquarters, he plans to renovate and operate out of the Stoneybrook Golf Club facility in Bradenton. "Being on the golf course, we are able to recognize our distributors, give them a break, and have some fun," Pentecost says. "At It Works, we work hard, but we also play hard."

When the new corporate office does open, which Pentecost expects to happen later this month, he says he will be hiring 20-30 people right away. "We will be hiring a creative team, social media experts, customer service, and management positions from the get go," Pentecost says. "We project to hire 90 people over the next three years."

Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Mark Pentecost, It Works Global, Inc.

Read more articles by Kimberly Patterson.

Kimberly Patterson is a news editor for 83 Degrees Media in the Tampa Bay region of Florida.
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