Awards, Recognitions, Certifications and Articles

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

Certified Women Business Enterprise by City of St. Paul (Central Certification CERT Program). Current certificate.

2014

Innovative CEO Jennifer Smith receives Girl Scouts River Valleys Woman of Distinction Award
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Innovative CEO Jennifer Smith recognized with 2014 Exceptional Businesswomen Award 

 

2013

University of Minnesota - Corporate Supplier of the Year

2013 Inc 5000 list honoree. Recognized for the sixth year as one of the 5000 fastest growing privately held companies in America.

2013 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies, presented by Women's Presidents' Organization and American Express OPEN. Innovative featured at number 25.
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2013 Minnesota Business 100 Best Places to Work Honoree, second consecutive year.
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WBENC Presidents Report - Spotlight Article, Jennifer Smith, CEO.
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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.
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2012 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies, presented by Women's Presidents' Organization and American Express OPEN. Innovative featured at number 20.
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Forbes magazine article featuring Innovative CEO Jennifer Smith
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Minnesota Business 100 Best Places to Work Honoree
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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.
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2011 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies listing for the 4th year. Rank #2094.
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2011 Stellar Award for Small Business Supplier of the Year by the University of Minnesota
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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".
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2011 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies, presented by Women's Presidents' Organization and American Express OPEN. Innovative featured at number 49.
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2011 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 Diary Series featuring Innovative Office Solutions.
January 2011 Article
February 2011 Article

2010

2010 WBE of the Year - Presented by Women's Business Development Center of Minnesota
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2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 Diary Series featuring Innovative Office Solutions.
November 2010 Article
December 2010 Article

2010 Proficiency Index Best US Reseller Award
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2010 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50. Placed #38 on Fast 50 fastest growing privately held companies in Minnesota.
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2010 Tower Award - Innovative & Bond Group wins Gold in Corporate Identity - Logo Design category.
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2010 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies listing for the 3rd year.
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Jennifer Smith - A winner of the 8th Annual 2010 Enterprising Woman of the Year Award.
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Upsize Magazine Cover Story - January
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2009

2009 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies listing for the 2nd year.
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TriMega award for Largest Dollar Growth in Wholesale and Direct Purchases
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Innovative Office Solutions awarded the State of Minnesota Office Supply Contract

2009 Jackie Robinson “Most Valuable Diverse Business Partner” award by Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball. 
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Jennifer Smith interview for Upsize Magazine, Q3 2009
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Jennifer Smith interview for St. Paul Pioneer Press, January 2009
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2009 Top Office Furniture Dealers, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

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

 

 

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