Tampa, FL – (October 21, 2009) – Panther International, LLC a Tampa Bay grant management software development and consulting  firm, has been selected as a finalist for the 2009 Tampa Bay Technology Forum Industry Achievement Award in the Professional Services Company of the Year category.

The Professional Services Company of the Year Award is an award recognizing a company that provides outstanding service while assisting their customers to develop, streamline, or deliver a technologically innovative product or service. Nominees are companies that significantly impact their clients’ businesses.

For more than fifteen years Panther has supported government clients with grant management technology solutions, consulting services, and custom software application development. Panther’s grant solutions encompass consulting, data integration, and a web-based software system called BlackCat Grants that tracks grant projects from the application process through selection, funding, reporting, and close-out. Panther’s solutions allow clients to leverage current and historical data as well as improve processes related to project management and financials while improving collaboration among various government agencies.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a finalist for this award,” said Chase C. Stockon, CEO/President of Panther International. “We at Panther are proud to be in the business of developing and providing solutions that promote the efficiency, transparency, effectiveness, and accountability of our clients businesses. I am also proud that the entire Panther team is committed to our mission of providing exceptional service to our clients.”

The Tampa Bay Technology Forum Industry Achievement Awards Ceremony will recognize all finalists and announce the award winners at a black-tie dinner reception on November 12, 2009, at A La Carte Event Pavilion. For more information visit