Connections – Insight Innovation Awards

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 :: Connections
Posted by , Insight on Business Staff Writer

If you know of a company that’s doing innovative work — and it can involve products, people, process or help the planet we live on — consider nominating that company for the second annual Insight Innovation Awards.

Winners will be announced at the annual THINC! event (Technology, Human Innovation & Networking Conference) on May 19.

Self-nominations are encouraged!

Nominating is easy — just fill in the form at with your information, the company’s website, contact information and a brief explanation about why you think that company is an innovation leader.

The Insight Innovation Awards are designed to encourage innovation among businesses in Northeast Wisconsin that lead to breakthrough technologies, processes and/or company cultures and make an important, positive impact on companies, employees, customers, vendors, industries, communities and/or the environment.

Award winners will serve as examples of best practices in innovation that significantly improve the bottom line, grow the business, heighten employee morale, make a difference and can be considered leaders in their industry.

Nominees will receive a letter from Insight notifying them of their nomination and encouraging them to apply.

Self-nominations are encouraged.

Eligibility: Any company based in the 18-county region of the New North that has been in business for at least two years as of Jan. 1, 2015 may apply. Companies may be headquartered outside the region but applicants must have leadership in Northeast Wisconsin.

To nominate a company, apply for the award or learn more about the selection criteria, please visit

Questions? Contact Insight Co-Publisher/Executive Editor Margaret LeBrun at [email protected] or call (920) 882-0491.

Nominations are now being accepted. Applications will be accepted until the deadline,
Feb. 27.


Spectacular spaces

Is your office inspiring? It could be featured in Insight!

Is your office inspiring? Show us – it could be featured in Insight!

Americans spend an average of 8.6 hours per day engaged in their work.

That’s more time than they spend eating, on entertainment or even sleeping, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Time Use Survey. Multiply that by a five-day work week over the course of a year, and that means we are spending an average of 2,236 hours at work.

With that much time spent in the office, we hope it’s a place that’s both inviting and inspiring. If so, we want to help you show off that work space. We are planning a new feature on the cool office space we go to work in each day around Northeast Wisconsin.

We are looking for spectacular spaces that are:
» Inviting — we’ve got to spend a lot of time there
» Functional — we need to get work done, too
» Inspiring — does it help us come up with great ideas?

Regardless of whether it’s new, old or renovated, it needs to be a space that helps make those 8.6 hours spent working a positive experience.

If you think you have a spectacular space to showcase, or a unique feature that makes your workspace brighter, please go to for a little show and tell. We’ll need a description of what makes your space great, as well as pictures of what it looks like.

We’ll feature those pictures in an upcoming issue of Insight.

We’ll need it all by Feb. 15.