Awards & Recognitions

Innovative and our CEO, Jennifer Smith, have been recognized numerous times both for our professional success and Jennifer’s individual performance. The following are some of the recognitions received:

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Certified Women Business Enterprise by Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

Certified Woman Owned Small Business by the Federal Small Business Administration (SBA).

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

  • 2012 Inc 5000 list honoree. Recognized for the fifth year as one of the 5000 fastest growing privately held companies in America.
  • 2012 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 for the third consecutive year. Placed #22 on the Fast 50 fastest growing privately held companies in Minnesota.
  • 2012 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies, presented by Women’s Presidents’ Organization and American Express OPEN. Innovative featured at number 20.
  • Forbes Magazine article featuring Innovative CEO Jennifer Smith.
  • Minnesota Business 100 Best Places to Work Honoree.
  • Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board Entrepreneur Award presented to Innovative CEO Jennifer  Smith.

2011

  • 2011 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 for the second consecutive year. Placed #16 on Fast 50 fastest growing privately held companies in Minnesota.
  • 2011 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies listing for the 4th year. Rank #2094.
  • 2011 Stellar Award for Small Business Supplier of the Year by the University of Minnesota.
  • Innovative CIO, Jason Player, awarded CIO of the Year by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
  • Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal May 2011.
  • Top 25 Office Furniture Dealers – Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal May 2011.
  • Feature article in May/June 2011 edition of March magazine. “Supplying the 9 to 5“.
  • 2011 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies, presented by Women’s Presidents’ Organization and American Express OPEN. Innovative featured at number 49.
  • 2011 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 Diary Series featuring Innovative Office Solutions, January and February.

2010

2009

2008

  • 2008 Top Office Furniture Dealers, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

2007

  • Innovative places on the inaugural Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies listing.
  • 2007 Top Office Furniture Dealers, The Business Journal.

2006

  • TriMega award for Largest Percentage Growth in Direct Purchases.
  • 2006 Top Office Furniture Dealers, The Business Journal.
  • 2006 Top Office Product Dealers, The Business Journal.

2005

  • Jennifer Smith – Women to Watch – The Business Journal.
  • Jennifer Smith – Celebrating the Achievements of Women in Business – The Business Journal.
  • 2005 Top Office Furniture Dealers, The Business Journal.
  • 2005 Top Office Product Dealers, The Business Journal.

2004

  • Jennifer Smith – Women on the Way – National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
  • 2004 Top Office Furniture Dealers, The Business Journal.
  • 2004 Top Office Product Dealers, The Business Journal.

All Innovative Awards and Recognitions.