Innovate North State has announced the 13 winners in the North State region who’ve earned the top spot in their respected categories and will be honored at the coveted annual Vanguard Dinner Gala. In addition, 17 companies will be honored with special recognition as either a Start Up Sensation, Regional Impact Player, or Innovation Champion. A number of those award winners are from Nevada County.
Nevada County Economic Resource Council Executive Director, Jon Gregory, is also the Managing Director for Innovate North State.
Gregory says award recipients are from game-changing companies ranging in size from the earliest stage start-ups to the largest corporations in the region, along with representatives from government and education.
Gregory says the Visionary of the Year is from Nevada County.
A San Juan Ridge company is also on the top of the list.*
Two Western Nevada County business are being honored as Regional Impact Players- the first one in the grocery industry.*
The second is in the medical services field.
Over 200 nominations were received for the 2014 Innovation Awards.