Business Review has named 38 companies as finalists for the 2010 Innovation Michigan statewide awards. Winners will be named at the July 28 awards and exposition at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.The largest number of finalists in the event’s five-year history, Business Review selected the Innovation finalists based on uniqueness of the innovation, which could include a new product, process, business, line or service. Innovations must have occurred within the past 18 months. Entries also were judged based on the outcome of the innovation to date, including its effect on revenue, employee morale, customers and company image.
The finalists represent a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, not-for-profit, technology, health care and education. Each finalist will showcase their innovation at the July 28 Innovation Michigan Awards & Exposition, 5:30-9 p.m. Eight companies will be named winners at the end of the evening.
B. Candace Beeke, editor, Business Review West Michigan
“Innovation Michigan is the premier event honoring innovation across the state,” Business Review Editor B. Candace Beeke said. “It’s invigorating to see what these entrepreneurs create. It’s also rewarding to see the established, larger companies in Michigan maintaining an innovative corporate culture.
“This is a time when Michigan needs to see that innovation in business is alive and well.”
Accepting the Innovation Michigan 2010 award for Crystal Clean Auto Detailing: from left, Dave McCumber, Ross Timyan and Ryan Van Solkema.
Presented By: Business Review West Michigan