Smart 50 Awards




The Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations.

All 50 winners will be honored at a special celebration, and three organizations will receive specialty awards for their achievements in three category areas – innovation, impact and sustainability. Additionally, all guests will be treated to a keynote address on what it takes to lead a successful “smart” company.


Northeast Ohio: June 29, 2017

Executive Caterers at Landerhaven
6111 Landerhaven Drive | Mayfield Heights, OH, 44124

CLICK HERE for more Information and to Register!

CLICK HERE to view the 2016 Honorees!

Central Ohio: September 19, 2017

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 N 3rd St. | Columbus, OH 43215

Now accepting nominations through June 30th!

CLICK HERE to download a Nomination Form!

CLICK HERE for more Information and to Register!

CLICK HERE to view the 2016 Honorees!

Greater Pittsburgh: November 16, 2017

Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel
510 Market Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15222

CLICK HERE to view the 2016 Honorees!

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

Click Here if you would like to nominate a organization or individual!

Learn more about the Smart 50 Awards

Here’s a look back at our most recent Smart 50 Awards event, held in Pittsburgh:

Area business leaders offer their take of the 2015 Smart 50 Cleveland event:

View past Smart 50 Awards coverage