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Nominations Open for Spirit of Innovation Awards


Nominations are now open for the Chamber’s 2018 Spirit of Innovation Award. The Spirit of Innovation Award recognizes innovative businesses with more than $50,000 of revenue to date.

Nominate your business or one you know for Spirit of Innovation here.

The Spirit of Innovation honors businesses that originated in our region and have potential to impact many people and inspire change either within one industry or across a broader spectrum.

Three Spirit of Innovation finalists receive:

  • SHOWCASING: Finalist companies are highlighted during our Spirit of Innovation luncheon event with more than 1,000 top business leaders expected to attend including potential customers and investors.
  • VIDEO: The Chamber produces a video about each finalist company for the Spirit of Innovation luncheon. These videos – as well as raw footage – are provided to finalist companies for their promotional use.
  • MEDIA COVERAGE: The Chamber positions finalist companies for excellent local and national media coverage and has a great track record of also attracting international media attention.

More information about Spirit of Innovation here. Learn about last year’s recipient here.

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