The will to innovate

Do you employ smart ideas? Most good companies do. SBN Magazine will honor eight business owners at the Third Annual Innovation in Business Conference in three categories — Master Innovators, Visionaries and Rising Stars.

Judges are poring over this year’s crop of nominees. Winners will be announced in August and spotlighted in the September issue of SBN. They will be honored for their smart ideas Sept. 19, 2001, at the Innovation in Business Conference, which will feature a rousing panel discussion with Ed Crawford, CEO and chairman of Park-Ohio Industries; Margot Copeland, president of the Greater Cleveland Roundtable; and Bruce Harris, founder and CEO of Conferon.

The Innovation in Business Conference is sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ohio, Arthur Andersen, Pfizer, Nextel, Divine, LaSalle Bank and Hughie’s Audio Visual. The event is invitation only and free of charge. To find out if you’re qualified to attend, or for more information, call (216) 228-6397, ext. 326.