Stoel Rives Opens Nomination Period for Sacramento Region Innovation Awards

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SACRAMENTO- The nomination period for the first annual Sacramento Region Innovations Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP with support from Moss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal, opens June 1. The inaugural awards program will recognize business and technology innovations in six categories, honoring the people and organizations that bring new products and services to the region*. Nominations forms can be completed and submitted online at through Friday, July 22, 2016. 

“We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Moss Adams and the Sacramento Business Journal to shine a bright light on the best innovations and most creative minds in the our region,” said Melissa Jones, Managing Partner of Stoel Rives’ California offices. “For more than a decade, we’ve championed innovation awards in Utah and Idaho, and we’re confident our Sacramento-area business community will also benefit from the spotlight provided by this program.”

Business and technology nominations are accepted into the following categories:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Food and Agribusiness
  • Hardware & Electronics
  • Medical and Health Technologies & Services - supported by MedStart
  • Software
  • Sustainability

Additional information on the categories and submission qualifications can be found at Award nominations will be reviewed by a Selection Committee consisting of leaders from Sacramento’s business, academic and technology sectors. Finalists will be announced in September and winners and finalists will be celebrated at an awards luncheon on Friday, November 4th, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento.

* 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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