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.


Central Ohio: June 14, 2018

The Exchange at Bridge Park
6520 Riverside Dr. | Dublin, OH 43017

CLICK HERE for more Information and to Register!

Judging Day: May 17, 2018 at Clark Schaefer Hackett.

Northeast Ohio: June 27, 2018

InterContinental Hotel
9801 Carnegie Ave | Cleveland, OH 44106

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Judging Day: May 23, 2018 at Corporate College East.

Pittsburgh: November 29, 2018

The Fairmont Pittsburgh
510 Market Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Judging Day: October 17, 2018 at The Fairmont Pittsburgh.

CLICK HERE to view the 2017 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