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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., October 24, 2016 – An important, long-standing partner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, scheduled to take place March 10-12, has renewed its relationship with the event. Event organizers announced today that Modern Business Associates (MBA), a St. Petersburg-based HR outsourcing company that provides strategic HR consulting and other HR services, will continue its sponsorship of the annual event through 2019.

"Partnerships with local businesses like MBA are what help fuel our event," said Kim Green, co-owner, chairman and CEO of Green Savoree Racing Promotions, organizers of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. "MBA has played a role in our event for many years and we are excited to confirm that they will continue to be an official partner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg."

For four years, MBA has been the presenting sponsor of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K Run, which benefits local charities. The annual run will return for its fifth edition on Friday, March 10, 2017. Registration and more information will follow in the coming weeks.

"MBA is proud to sponsor the 5K run as a part of the Grand Prix weekend," said Christopher D. McDonald, president and COO of MBA. "Participating in the 5K run is a fun, healthy way for our community to get involved in this signature St. Petersburg event."

As an official partner of the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, MBA will also have a presence onsite during the event weekend with branding throughout the event site and along Pit Lane of the challenging street course.

For more information on corporate partnerships or hospitality at the 2017 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, visit

About Modern Business Associates (MBA)
If you are a typical business owner, a significant portion of your time is probably spent managing non-revenue producing tasks, like payroll, benefits and human resources issues. Modern Business Associates (MBA) removes the burden of these time-consuming and costly functions – and helps you refocus your energy on the areas where you excel, and on what will generate revenue. MBA offers scalable HR services to include strategic HR consulting, risk management and workers' compensation, payroll processing, and employee benefits and ACA compliance assistance.

About Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
Now in its 13th year, the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg is run on a 1.8-mile, 14-turn waterfront circuit that includes a combination of adjacent downtown streets circling Pioneer Park, the Duke Energy Center for the Arts, The Dali Museum and extending onto the runways at Albert Whitted Airport, which overlook the Tampa Bay and picturesque St. Petersburg Harbor and Marina. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, as are the Honda Indy Toronto (July 14-16, 2017) and the Honda Indy at Mid-Ohio (July 28-30, 2017).

To learn more about the event, visit, 'like' its Facebook page at or follow the event on Twitter @GPSTPETE #FirestoneGP.

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