The Insight Innovation Awards shine the spotlight on innovation in Northeast Wisconsin by honoring businesses and organizations with innovative ideas who are making a real difference in their industry or community. This celebration is designed to inspire and energize people to build on – and invest in – ideas to fuel the growth of the regional economy. Awards are handed out in four categories: People, Planet, Process and Product.
The event features a keynote speaker and celebrates innovation in business. This year’s keynote speaker is Craig Dickman, the managing director at TitletownTech, a partnership between the Green Bay Packers and Microsoft.
The event will stream live on Aug. 19 and will be available to watch on Insight’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. More details, along with links, will be sent out as the event gets closer. Register today so you can receive the latest updates in your inbox, including a direct link to the event.
This year’s winners include:
CESA 6 in Oshkosh won in the People category for building the state’s largest high school youth apprenticeship program, serving 20 percent of the entire state enrollment in youth apprenticeships.
St. Norbert College in De Pere won in the Planet category for developing ways to reduce food waste in dining services. In the first year of the program, the campus reduced food waste by 44 percent by engineering its menus and donating extra meals to a local homeless shelter.
Lanehub, Inc. in Green Bay won in the Process category for its freight collaboration technology platform allows shippers and carriers to learn where dedicated lanes in their networks overlap. More than 150 shippers have uploaded freight data and lanes representing $23 billion in transportation spending to Lanehub’s platform.
Appvion Operations won in the Product category for its new product, CleanSlate, which is a more eco-friendly point-of-sale receipt paper, free of reactive chemical developers, phenols, and leuco dye.
In addition to the four main winners, a special innovation award will be announced during the livestream event from among the remaining nominees below. You’ll have to tune in to find who won!
The Boldt Co.
The C.A. Lawton Co.
Christine Ann Center
Fox World Travel
Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.
Oshkosh Food Co-op
Sheboygan County Economic Development Corp.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
View award previous winners here.
Any business or organization that utilized innovation to make a substantial change to a product or process; employee and customer relations; and sustainability. We’re looking for quantifiable results and compelling stories to tell our readers.
Yes, self nominations are encouraged.
Winners are selected by a panel of anonymous judges and Insight staff members based on the review of the nomination forms. Judges look for a compelling story about innovation at a New North business or organization.
The adage “show, don’t tell” applies here: Use concrete examples to persuade the judges that the nominee has used innovation to make a mark on the New North business community. The best nominations are clear, concise and complete, providing details that substantiate a nominee’s success.
Any business or organization with substantial operations in the New North, an 18-county region in Northeast Wisconsin.
You should nominate a woman who is an established business leader, entrepreneur, community leader or up-and-comer who has blazed a trail in the business world. We’re looking for quantifiable results and compelling stories to tell our readers. Keep in mind, multiple nominations for the same person do not enhance the nominee’s chances of being selected as a winner.
Yes, self nominations are encouraged.
This is a chance to honor a peer or someone you admire. It is also an opportunity to share an inspiring story of success with others. If you know someone who serves as an example to you, this is your chance to help share that person’s story with a larger audience.
Winners are selected by a panel of anonymous judges and Insight staff members based on the review of the nomination forms. Judges will be looking for a compelling story about women business leaders throughout the New North.
The best nominations will share a woman’s unique talents, community involvement and achievements. The adage “show, don’t tell” applies here: Use concrete examples to persuade the judges that the nominee has made a mark on the New North business community. The best nominations are clear, concise and complete, providing details that substantiate a nominee’s success.
The judges look for specific examples from the nominee’s professional life and community involvement. They look for examples of accomplishment and upward mobility. It is important to “show” the judges rather than “tell” them. For example, “Sue Smith opened six new stores and provided more than $50,000 in scholarship funds last year to local high school students” rather than “Chris Smith grew the business into the best in the area and has helped many students go to college.” Basically, the judges look for inspiring stories about women who are making a difference in their industries and community.
Any woman who works in the New North, an 18-county region in Northeast Wisconsin.