Smart 50 Awards



About The Smart 50 Program

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 in  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.


Eligible “Smart 50” nominees must lead organizations that are either are headquartered in the region where the awards are being presented or have a physical presence.

Smart Business will vet all nominations and select the top 50 organizations that best represent a cross-section of the community in terms of organization size and industry. A panel of business experts and professors will review those 50 nominations, interview nominees and select a single overall winner in each of three categories.

> Innovation Impact Sustainability

All members of the Smart 50 will receive awards, as well as a toast. Sponsors will present the three specialty awards.

Learn more about the Smart 50 Awards



Wednesday, October 28, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, 43215

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Eastern Time)

Fairmont Pittsburgh
510 Market Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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A look at the 2015 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Honorees:

Contact Meredith Rankin at [email protected] or (440)250-7023 for more information on the the Smart 50 Awards in Northeast Ohio, Central Ohio and Greater Pittsburgh regions.