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CEA Presents First Innovation Awards

11/04/2012 07:00:00 PM Eastern

SAN FRANCISCO – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) presented the first annual Innovation Entrepreneur Awards during its 2012 CEA Industry Fo- rum, held here in October.

Three awards in two categories were presented. The Small Business Executive of the Year is Sandy Gross, GoldenEar Technology, Owings Mills, Md. Fellow nominees announced last month were Da- vid Lorsch, DC-Genius, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jake Sigal, Livio, Ferndale, Mich.

The two winners of the Small Business of the Year are EcoATM, based in San Di- ego, and GrandCare of West Bend, Ind. Fellow nominees announced last month were Audio Video Interiors of Middleburg Heights, Ohio, and iBiquity of Columbia, Md.

The annual Innovation Entrepreneur Awards is sponsored by CEA’s new flag- ship publication, It Is Innovation (i3), (launching at the 2013 International CES) and CEA’s Small Business Council.

The Innovation Entrepreneur Awards honor excellence in entrepreneurship and recognize visionaries leading businesses with revenues under $30 million, CEA said.

Complete coverage of the Consum- er Electronics Hall of Fame dinner will appear in the Dec. 3 issue of TWICE