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 black-tie optional celebration in 2014 and three organizations will receive specialty awards for their achievements in three category areas – innovation, impact and sustainability. A fourth award will be presented to one organization as the best overall story. Additionally, all guests will be treated to a keynote address on what it takes to lead a successful “smart” company.
About The Smart 50 Awards
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
The judging panel will also select a fourth award winner to be presented to one organization as the “smartest” company. All members of the Smart 50 will receive awards, as well as a toast. Sponsors will present the four specialty awards.
Learn more about the Smart 50 Awards
To register for the Corporate College Smart 50 Awards in Northeast Ohio please click here.
About The Healthcare Reform Seminar
There is little doubt that every employer will be impacted by healthcare reform, but what exactly does that mean? Join Smart Business and SummaCare for a special breakfast event where we’ll present a panel of industry experts to demystify the issue.
With much more guidance being issued on parts of the healthcare reform law, this is one seminar you can’t afford to miss.
The Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service, presented by Smart Business Magazine, honors businesses of all types and sizes that make outstanding contribution to their community. Its purpose is to encourage a charitable environment, recognize creative efforts that make a difference and demonstrate the ties between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds.
Learn more about the Pillar Award
Download a 2013 Pillar Award nomination
Download a 2013 Executive Director of the Year nomination
Download a 2013 Nonprofit Board Executive nomination
The Power Players Luncheon Series features the most influential leaders in the business community speaking to the driving forces that make that region such a great place to work and live.
Learn more about Power Players Luncheon Series.
The Business Growth Awards, presented by Cascade Capital Corp., honor businesses in the Akron/Canton area that have achieved significant sales or employment growth over a 5-year period.
Learn more about the Business Growth Awards
Download nomination form
The Innovation in Business Conference is a panel discussion and awards ceremony recognizing the region’s most innovative companies and business leaders.
Learn more about The Innovation in Business Conference.
The Family Business Conference is an interactive workshop with leading industry experts that provides the type of actionable insight necessary to plan for a smooth transition of family businesses.
Learn more about the Family Business Conference.
The Evolution of Manufacturing Awards recognizes manufacturers and technology companies that have adapted to a global economy through improved operations, products or services.
Learn more about the Evolution of Manufacturing Awards.
The Midwest Social Media Summit is a coming together of regional experts who share the latest insight on how this burgeoning communication tool can grow your company’s bottom line.
Learn more about Midwest Social Media Summit.
The World Class Customer Service Awards honors companies that distinguish themselves with superior customer service while raising the awareness of its importance in the business world.
Learn more about World Class Customer Service Awards.