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ABOUT THE FAMILY BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS: 

The 2020 Family Business Achievement Awards will recognize organizations that have demonstrated best practices in keeping the business within the family for at minimum, one generational transfer (i.e. second-generation businesses or older).

ELIGIBILITY: 

Eligible award nominees must have a minimum of two family members involved in the organization, and be privately held. A family member is defined as siblings, spouses, children, grandchildren, or cousins. They may be from a single generation or multi-generations. Must have a physical location in Northeast Ohio.

ABOUT THE BUSINESS LONGEVITY AWARDS:

The 2020 Business Longevity Awards will recognize non-family organizations who have reached 50 years in business and how they have survived and thrived.

ELIGIBILITY:

Eligible award nominees must have been in business for a minimum of 50 years and have a physical location in Northeast Ohio. 

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS: 

Complete all the information on the nomination form.

SECTION ONE: Provide basic contact information about the person submitting the nomination form. This individual will likely represent the nominated company or individual or be familiar with the company’s operations.

SECTION TWO: Provide basic information about the person being nominated, including company size and industry. 

SECTION THREE: Explain why the Nominee should be recognized with a Family Business Achievement Award or a Business Longevity Award. Provide a brief description that includes the "what," "how," and "why" to support the nomination. Essays can be as short as a single paragraph or as long as necessary to fully explain to the judges the merit of the Nominee. Please keep in mind that the more specific detail provided to the judges, the greater the opportunity the Nominee will have to be recognized.

Nominations must be received by 5 pm on June 12, 2020.

2020 award winners will be honored in September at the Family Business & Business Longevity Conference.

For more information, please contact Molly Carpenter at 440.250.7039 or mcarpenter@sbnonline.com

SPONSORS:

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ABOUT THE SMART WOMEN AWARDS

The Smart Women Awards recognize the achievements of leading businesswomen inspiring male advocates and effective women's programs. Awards will be presented in four distinct categories on October 9, 2020 at The Westin Downtown Cleveland.

CATEGORIES

1. Progressive Woman Award: Recognizes female executives or managers who have risen through the ranks in their career and overcome significant challenges along the way.

2. Progressive Organization Award: Recognizes organizations that support or promote women based initiatives develop specific programs that provide opportunities for advancement, or create family-friendly workplaces.

3. Progressive Entrepreneur Award: Recognizes female entrepreneurs who have either founded or co-founded a for-profit business that has achieved substantial growth within the last two years due to an innovative product or service.

4. Advocate for Advancement Award: Recognizes male executives who understand when it comes to women-related issues, either by championing initiatives within his organization, supporting women's issues or promoting women's professional development opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY

Any individual employed by a for-profit or nonprofit organization with a physical presence within the Northeast Ohio region is eligible for an award.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS

Complete all the information on the nomination form.

SECTION ONE: Provide basic contact information about the person who begins the nomination process. This individual will likely represent the nominated company or individual or be familiar with its operations.

SECTION TWO: Select the category being nominated for.

SECTION THREE: Provide basic information about the Nominee.

SECTION FOUR: Explain why your Nominee should be recognized with a Smart Women Award by answering one of the four essay questions. Essays can be as short as a single paragraph or as long as necessary to fully explain to the judges the merit of your Nominee. Please keep in mind that the more specific detail provided to the judging panel, the greater the opportunity your Nominee will have to be recognized.

Nominations will be accepted through July 10, 2020.

For more information, contact Lisa Dore at 440.250.7050 or ldore@sbnonline.com.

SPONSORS

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ABOUT THE PILLAR AWARD PROGRAM

The Pillar Award for Community Service was developed by Smart Business and Medical Mutual to honor businesses and individuals dedicated to making Central Ohio a better place to live. The program is designed to demonstrate the tie between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds and showcase best practices. It seeks to:
- Publicize the importance of community service issues, such as philanthropy and volunteerism;
- Share creative ideas about how companies have a positive impact in their communities;
- Honor companies and individuals who go beyond the minimum expectation of community service.

By completing this form, the nominee is eligible for a Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, the Medical Mutual SHARE Award and the Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award:

Pillar Award: Presented to for-profit businesses for their community service efforts.
Medical Mutual SHARE Award: Presented to one company annually that best exemplifies employee-driven community service, philanthropy or volunteerism.
Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award: Recognizes the top executive of a for-profit company for creating a culture of giving.

ELIGIBILITY
Nominees must have a physical presence or be headquartered in the Central Ohio region to be eligible for the award.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Complete all the information on the nomination form.
SECTION ONE: Provide basic contact information about the person submitting the nomination form.
SECTION TWO: Complete all information about the company and/or individual being nominated.
SECTION THREE: Explain why the Nominee should be recognized with a Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service by answering the specific questions pertaining to the award. Keep in mind that the more specific detail provided to the judges, the greater the opportunity the Nominee will have to be recognized. By completing this form, the Nominee will also be eligible for the Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award and their company for the Medical Mutual SHARE Award.

Award recipients will be notified in late October 2020 and invited to attend a special banquet in January 2021 at The Ohio Statehouse. Honorees will also be featured in the January 2021 edition of Smart Business.
Nominations will be accepted through Friday, November 6, 2020.

For more information, contact Lisa Dore at 440.250.7050 or ldore@sbnonline.com.

SPONSORS


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ABOUT THE PILLAR AWARD PROGRAM
The Pillar Award for Community Service was developed by Smart Business and Medical Mutual to honor businesses and individuals dedicated to making Central Ohio a better place to live. The program is designed to demonstrate the tie between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds and showcase best practices. It seeks to:
- Publicize the importance of community service issues, such as philanthropy and volunteerism;
- Share creative ideas about how companies have a positive impact in their communities;
- Honor companies and individuals who go beyond the minimum expectation of community service.

AWARD CATEGORIES
Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award: Honors contributions by for-profit business executives who serve on nonprofit boards.
Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year Award: Recognizes nonprofit executive directors who effectively apply for-profit business principles to their organizations.
Philanthropist of the Year Award: Recognizes an individual for their overall personal philanthropy.

ELIGIBILITY
Nominees must have a physical presence or be headquartered in the Central Ohio region to be eligible for this award.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Complete all the information on the nomination form.
SECTION ONE: Provide basic contact information about the person submitting the nomination form.
SECTION TWO: Complete all information about the company and/or individual being nominated.
SECTION THREE: Explain why the Nominee should be recognized Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award, the Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year Award or the Philanthropist of the Year Award by answering the specific questions pertaining to the award. Keep in mind that the more specific detail provided to the judges, the greater the opportunity will have to be recognized.

Award recipients will be notified in October 2020 and invited to attend a special banquet January 2021 at The Ohio Statehouse. Honorees will also be featured in the January 2021 edition of Smart Business.

Nominations will be accepted through Friday, November 6, 2020.

For more information, contact Lisa Dore at 440.250.7050 or ldore@sbnonline.com.


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ABOUT THE PILLAR AWARD PROGRAM
The Pillar Award for Community Service was developed by Smart Business and Medical Mutual to honor businesses and individuals dedicated to making Greater Cincinnati a better place to live. The program is designed to demonstrate the tie between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds and showcase best practices. It seeks to:
- Publicize the importance of community service issues, such as philanthropy and volunteerism;
- Share creative ideas about how companies have a positive impact in their communities;
- Honor companies and individuals who go beyond the minimum expectation of community service.

By completing this form, the nominee is eligible for a Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, the Medical Mutual SHARE Award and the Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award:

Pillar Award: Presented to for-profit businesses for their community service efforts.
Medical Mutual SHARE Award: Presented to one company annually that best exemplifies employee-driven community service, philanthropy or volunteerism.
Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award: Recognizes the top executive of a for-profit company for creating a culture of giving.

ELIGIBILITY
Nominees must have a physical presence or be headquartered in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region to be eligible for the award.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Complete all the information on the nomination form.
SECTION ONE: Provide basic contact information about the person submitting the nomination form.
SECTION TWO: Complete all information about the company and/or individual being nominated.
SECTION THREE: Explain why the Nominee should be recognized with a Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service by answering the specific questions pertaining to the award. Keep in mind that the more specific detail provided to the judges, the greater the opportunity the Nominee will have to be recognized. By completing this form, the Nominee will also be eligible for the Kent Clapp CEO Leadership Award and their company for the Medical Mutual SHARE Award.

Award recipients will be notified in late November 2020 and invited to attend a special banquet in January 2021 at a VIRTUAL event. Honorees will also be featured in the Winter 2021 digital edition of Smart Business.

Nominations will be accepted through November 6, 2020.

For more information, contact Meredith Rankin at 419.689.9357 or mrankin@sbnonline.com.


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ABOUT THE PILLAR AWARD PROGRAM
The Pillar Award for Community Service was developed by Smart Business and Medical Mutual to honor businesses and individuals dedicated to making Greater Cincinnati a better place to live. The program is designed to demonstrate the tie between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds and showcase best practices. It seeks to:
- Publicize the importance of community service issues, such as philanthropy and volunteerism;
- Share creative ideas about how companies have a positive impact in their communities;
- Honor companies and individuals who go beyond the minimum expectation of community service.

AWARD CATEGORIES
Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award: Honors contributions by for-profit business executives who serve on nonprofit boards.
Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year Award: Recognizes nonprofit executive directors who effectively apply for-profit business principles to their organizations.
Philanthropist of the Year Award: Recognizes an individual for their overall personal philanthropy.

ELIGIBILITY
Nominees must have a physical presence or be headquartered in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region to be eligible for this award.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS
Complete all the information on the nomination form.
SECTION ONE: Provide basic contact information about the person submitting the nomination form.
SECTION TWO: Complete all information about the company and/or individual being nominated.
SECTION THREE: Explain why the Nominee should be recognized Nonprofit Board Executive of the Year Award, the Nonprofit Executive Director of the Year Award or the Philanthropist of the Year Award by answering the specific questions pertaining to the award. Keep in mind that the more specific detail provided to the judges, the greater the opportunity will have to be recognized.

Award recipients will be notified in late November 2020 and invited to attend a special banquet January 2021 at a VIRTUAL event. Honorees will also be featured in the Winter 2021 digital edition of Smart Business.

Nominations will be accepted through November 6, 2020.

For more information, contact Meredith Rankin at 419.689.9357 or mrankin@sbnonline.com.



 

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ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF MANUFACTURING AWARDS:
Do you know of a company on the cutting edge of manufacturing? The Evolution of Manufacturing Awards, presented by Alliance Industrial Solutions, recognize Northern Ohio manufacturers and technology companies that have adapted to a global economy through improved operations, products or services. NOMINATIONS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED THROUGH FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH. Honorees will be announced in early December and recognized at the 2021 Evolution of Manufacturing Conference in February.
ELIGIBILITY:
Any business engaged in the manufacturing industry within the Northern Ohio region (Ashland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne) is eligible for an Evolution of Manufacturing award. Consultants and nonprofit organizations are not eligible.
NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Complete all the information on the nomination form.
SECTION ONE Provide basic contact information about the person submitting the nomination form. This individual will likely represent the nominated company or individual or be familiar with the company’s operations.
SECTION TWO Provide basic information about the company being nominated, including size, industry and key personnel.
SECTION THREE Explain how the company has adapted to the changing manufacturing world, as well as global economy. Be specific. So tell us: How have your manufacturing operations evolved over the past decade? What challenges has your organization encountered as part of its growth and what steps have you taken to adapt to them? What makes your operations, product or management style deserving of a 2021 Evolution of Manufacturing Award?


For more information, please contact Lisa Dore at 440.250.7050 or ldore@sbnonline.com