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The Daily Record announces 2016 Innovators of the Year

A display of Innovator of the Year awards from The Daily Record's 2015 awards event.

A display of Innovator of the Year awards from The Daily Record’s 2015 awards event. The winners of the 2016 awards will be celebrated at a reception Oct. 13.

The Daily Record has announced its Innovators of the Year  ̶  31 men and women who have created new products, services or programs that have had a positive effect on business, industry or the community.

Nominees were asked to complete an application that explained their innovation and the impact it has made on Maryland. The nominations were judged on four basic criteria:  originality, impact, challenge and value. For this year’s honorees, their innovative achievements took place between January 2015 and July 2016.

“The drive and creativity shown by our 2016 Innovators of the Year make a huge difference in people’s lives,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, publisher of The Daily Record. “They are willing to take risks in order to make real change happen in our state and sometimes well beyond. They represent the best of Maryland, and The Daily Record is pleased to honor them.”

The winners will be celebrated at a reception Oct. 13 at the American Visionary Art Museum.

Here is the list of 2016 winners:

2016 Innovators of the Year


At Night Athletic

Baltimore City Fire Department

Baltimore County Public Schools


Chimes, Inc.


Communication APPtitude

Coppin State University

Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc.

Element Fleet Management


Free Your Voice


Goucher College

HC DrugFree

Irvine Nature Center

Kennedy Krieger Institute

Light City Baltimore


Mindgrub Technologies

Norwood STEM Program

Offit | Kurman Attorneys at Law

Pedro A. Palomino

Palomino Media Group, LLC

Planned Parenthood of Maryland

Sagamore Development Company LLC


Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

Matthew Stubenberg, Esq.

Maryland Legal Apps

TRACE International

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP