The Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE), sponsor of the New England Innovation Awards since its inception in 1986, proudly announces the 2013 Finalists.  Adoption & Foster Care (AFC) Mentoring was selected from 204 innovative organizations to compete in the final phase of this competition.

Innovation is at the heart of economic prosperity and SBANE continues to recognize those companies and organizations that have transformed their innovative ideas into a product or service that delivers proven value to customers. Former winners come from varying fields such as technology, manufacturing, and service (both for profit and not for profit, and retail / distribution). Winners include notable companies such as Staples, PictureTel, Ben & Jerry’s, Brooks Automation, Direct Tire, Genzyme, Nantucket Nectars, Imagitas!, Aurora Imaging Technology, and iRobot.

Winners and Finalists of this prestigious award will be honored at the “Evening of Innovation” Gala Dinner on May 8, 2013 at the Westin Hotel, Waltham MA. The keynote speaker for this Gala Dinner will be David Kenny, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Weather Company.