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Friday, June 25th, 2021

About the Event

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly honored 20 companies at the 2021 reboot of the Innovation Awards. Semifinalists were chosen in 10 categories by KPC's editorial board and then voted upon by the public. Winners and semifinalists celebrated with a lunch and awards ceremony and were also featured in the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly special commemorative section.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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2022 Nominations

2021 Semi-Finalists

Innovator of the Year

Kari Parker, Central Noble School Corporation

Mike Werling, Mike Werling Farms- Winner

Startup Innovator of the Year

Brett Bloom, Dirt Wain - Winner

Manilal Chaudhar, Sunrise Apartments

Innovation in Education

MLK Montessori School

Trine University - Winner

Innovation in Banking & Finance

3Rivers Federal Credit Union - Winner

Northeast Indiana Talent Attraction

Innovation in Food & Agriculture

AccuTemp Products

Purdue Extension - Winner

Innovation in Healthcare & Fitness

Parkview Health - Winner

CrossFit Angola

Innovation in Construction & Engineering

MSKTD & Associates, Inc. - Winner

Jones Petrie Rafinski, Inc.

Innovation in Real Estate

Sunrise Apartments LLC - Winner

Secrist Marketing Group

Innovation in Retail

The Monogram Shoppe - Winner

Vera Bradley

Innovation in Law

Carson LLP 

Indiana Legal Services - Winner

Why participate?


Sponsorships & Advertising Opportunities

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Who should you nominate?

Innovative individuals and/or companies in:






-Real Estate



YES... you can nominate yourself!

Who should attend?

-Companies/individuals who have been nominated

-Business owners and executives

-Recruiters looking to meet talented individuals

-Supply chain professionals/vendors

-R&D, operations and product managers

-Anyone interested in discovering Northeast Indiana and Wester Ohio's vibrant, emerging technology