Calling all innovators

Innovation is more than just turning good ideas into successful practice. It’s the ability to look beyond ordinary ideas to see their possibilities, to turn the unusual in the practical and the average into the extraordinary.

The second annual Innovation in Business Conference, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio and presented by SBN, will be held Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at the Marriott downtown.

This year’s panel of Master Innovators has been named. Participating in this year’s discussion are:

  • A. Malachi Mixon, CEO of Invacare Corp.

  • Luis Proenza, president of the University of Akron

  • Jacqueline Woods, president of Ameritech Ohio/SBC

  • Tom Sullivan, CEO of RPM

The evening’s festivities will be moderated by Robert Conrad, general manager of WCLV-95.5 FM. Also recognized will be a group of Rising Stars and Visionaries. Nominations for Rising Stars and Visionaries will be accepted through June 30.

Individuals and companies are eligible for the program. Self-nominations are accepted.

The conference is also sponsored by Arthur Andersen, Pfizer, Sarcom, Brouse McDowell and ICG Communications. For more information — or to receive a nomination form — see page 6.

Daniel G. Jacobs