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.


Greater Pittsburgh: November 2017

Details to come.

CLICK HERE for the 2016 Honorees

Northeast Ohio: June 2017

Details to come.

CLICK HERE for the 2016 Honorees!

Central Ohio: October 2017

Details to come.

CLICK HERE for 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