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Gainesville man will be on Friday's 'Shark Tank'

When Gainesville business owner Byron Young faces the tough panel of entrepreneurs on ABC's Shark Tank tonight, he'll have Tampa firm Marketing in Color to thank for his moment in the reality TV spotlight. The firm's founders, Cheryl and John Parrish, were fans of the show and pushed a skeptical Young, who patented a beanbag chair that converts into a bed called CordaRoys, to attend an Orlando audition, coaching him to develop his pitch. See the results when the show airs at 9 tonight on WFTS-Ch. 28; curious fans can join Marketing in Color at a screening party at 8 tonight at Beef O'Brady's, 2819 South MacDill Ave., Tampa. — Eric Deggans, Times TV/Media Critic

Gainesville man will be on Friday's 'Shark Tank' 03/07/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 6:39pm]
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