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
Coppin State University
Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc.
Element Fleet Management
Free Your Voice
Irvine Nature Center
Kennedy Krieger Institute
Light City Baltimore
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
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP