Nomination Deadline: Friday, May 17th

ABOUT THE SMART 50 PROGRAM:
 Who are the executives leading the smartest 50 organizations in Central Ohio? Since 2014, The Smart 50 Awards, presented by Hylant will recognize the top executives of the smartest companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations.

 All 50 winners will be honored as the Class of 2024 at a special celebration in August. All honorees will be asked to attend a special judging session in July to be interviewed by the judges and make their best pitch for one of three specialty awards that will be awarded for outstanding innovation, impact, and sustainability.

ELIGIBILITY:
 Eligible Smart 50 nominees must be a top executive of an organization with a physical office in the Central Ohio region. Specialty award winners will be recognized for Innovation, Impact and Sustainability.

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

 SECTION THREE: Explain why your Nominee should be recognized with a Smart 50 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 your Nominee. Please keep in mind that the more specific detail provided to the judges, the greater the opportunity your Nominee will have to be recognized. Be sure to designate in which category (or categories) you would like the Nominee to be considered for the specialty award.

 For more information, please contact Lisa Dore at ldore@sbnonline.com or (440) 250-7050.


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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, recognizes Northern Ohio manufacturers and technology companies that have adapted to a global economy through improved operations, products or services.


Nominations will be accepted through Friday, December 23rd. Honorees will be announced in early January and recognized at the 2023 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 2023 Evolution of Manufacturing Award?

Nominations will be accepted through December 23rd, 2022.


For more information, please contact Suzi Linn at slinn@sbnonline.com


 


 


 


 


 

ABOUT THE SMART CULTURE PROGRAM:

    In April 2024, the Smart Culture Conference, presented by TalentLaunch, will recognize organizations that have developed a culture that bolsters productivity, enhances job satisfaction and provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace. This program will explore how culture can become an asset to drive performance, transform your organization into an employer-of-choice and ultimately impact the bottom line.


    The 2024 Smart Culture Awards will spotlight leading companies in Northeast Ohio where culture plays a crucial role in a company's success. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 8, 2024.

ELIGIBILITY:
    Eligible Smart Culture nominees must be an organization with a physical office in the Northeast Ohio region.

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 Answer each essay question.

     For more information, please contact Lisa Dore at 440.610.9929 or ldore@sbnonline.com
 


 


 

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