5.15.2013

The Center for Economic Growth announces 2013 Technology Innovation Award winners



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The Center for Economic Growth (CEG) will recognize six innovative success stories from the Capital Region at the 17th annual Technology Innovation Awards luncheon, to be held June 26 at the Albany Marriott in Albany. The luncheon will begin at noon. The event will be emceed by former CBS6 Anchor and Business Editor Jack Aernecke. 

CEG is the leading economic development organization in New York’s Tech Valley and serves as the Capital Region’s designated Regional Technology Development Center (RTDC). A private, non-profit, membership-based organization, CEG drives economic growth by working with partners in business, government, and education on strategic initiatives to grow local companies, attract new industry and investment, and prepare communities for future growth. 

The Technology Innovation Awards attract more than 300 business leaders and professionals from Tech Valley. The awards honor the region’s most innovative and growth-oriented companies and individuals, and recognize the convergence and diversity of technology industries making great strides.

Being honored this year are: Etransmedia Technology, Healthcare Information Xchange of New York (HIXNY), Dean Bela L. Musits of the School of Management at Union Graduate College, Tech Valley Center of Gravity, Transfinder and WhoSay.

 CEG’s annual Technology Innovation Awards luncheon is an opportunity to recognize innovative achievements taking place in our region, and to foster continued growth and success of both our companies and entrepreneurs,” said F. Michael Tucker, CEG’s president and CEO. “Innovation will drive the continued transformation of Tech Valley, and we congratulate this year’s winners for seeing that vision.”

Current event sponsors include: the Times Union (Platinum) and Blue Shield of Northeastern New York (Silver). Jaeger and Flynn Associates; and McNamee, Lochner, Titus and Williams are Bronze sponsors.
CEG receives significant financial support from Empire State Development’s Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, which works to facilitate the integration of innovation and technology throughout New York’s economic development efforts, the National Institute of Standards and Technology/Manufacturing Extension Partnership and National Grid.

As the designated RTDC for the New York State’s Capital Region and one of nearly 350 MEP locations across the country, CEG is charged with assisting local manufacturing and technology companies generate new sales, create stronger operational infrastructure, and overcome barriers to growth.

Registration for the event will open next week. Call Andrea Swank at 465-8975, ext 250, or visit www.ceg.org

--Jennie

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