Stoel Rives Brings Innovation Awards Program to Sacramento Region

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SACRAMENTO - Stoel Rives LLP is pleased to announce that it has expanded its popular Innovation Awards franchise to the Sacramento, California region. First debuted in Utah (2002) and Idaho (2005), the annual awards recognize significant innovations and the local companies and professionals that created them. The Sacramento Region Innovation Awards program will be organized with support from the Sacramento Business Journal (media sponsor) and Moss Adams LLP (official CPA vote tabulation).

“We’re excited about the ability of these awards to shine a bright light on the best innovations and most creative minds of the nine-county* Sacramento region,” said Melissa Jones, Managing Partner of Stoel Rives’ California offices. “We’ve had tremendous success promoting the market entry of cutting-edge products, processes and services in Utah and Idaho, and we’re confident our Sacramento-area business community will also benefit from the spotlight provided by this awards program.”

Award nominations will be reviewed by a Selection Committee consisting of leaders from Sacramento’s business, academic and technology communities. Finalists will be announced in late-Summer. Finalists and winners will be recognized at an awards luncheon on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento.

Nominations will be accepted into the following categories:

  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Sustainability (incl. Clean Tech, Energy Storage, Water, Climate Change Adaptation, etc.)
  • Medical and Health Technologies & Services - sponsored by MedStart (incl. devices, drugs, diagnostics, medical IT products, etc.)
  • Life Sciences and Health Services (incl. Biotech, Medical Device)
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Software (incl. consumer/enterprise, social media, apps, gaming, cloud, big data, etc.)
  • Hardware & Electronics

More details about the Nomination Period and Eligibility Requirements will be forthcoming. Nominations will be submitted through the Sacramento Business Journal. Register now to receive news and announcements related to the awards program.

* The innovation must be created or a primary portion of the work on the innovation must have been performed by a Sacramento-region entity. Sacramento-region is defined as Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to clients in the Energy & Infrastructure, Agribusiness, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Consumer Products, Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Government & Public Agencies and Natural Resources industries throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. For more information, follow @stoelrives or visit

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