TROY (WWJ) — Finalists have been chosen and online voting is now open to decide the winners at Automation Alley’s 13th Annual Awards Gala.
Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, will announce the winners at its signature fall event Friday, Sept. 13 from 6 to 11 p.m. at The Henry hotel in Dearborn.
Easy online voting and information about each finalist is available at http://www.automationalley.com/vote.
The awards “recognize and celebrate the most creative and innovative individuals and organizations in Southeast Michigan’s technology community,” said Automation Alley Executive Director Ken Rogers. “You selected the finalists, now we invite you to help us determine the winners — the leaders, forward thinkers and game changers sparking high-tech growth in our region.”
Award categories include Automation Alley Member of the Year, Educational Program of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Global Trader of the Year and Technology Company of the Year.
Online voting is open until Aug. 18 at midnight. No votes will be accepted after this time.
Finalists for the 13th Annual Awards Gala:
Automation Alley Member of the Year
Rochelle A. Black, Oakland University
Tara Miceli, Walsh College
Karen Mitchell, DTE Energy
Educational Program of the Year
Central Michigan University New Venture Competition
PTAC of Schoolcraft College
Wayne State University GO-GIRL: Gaining Options – Girls Investigate Real Life
Entrepreneur of the Year
Bill Coughlin, Ford Global Technologies, LLC
Sarah Jacobs, The Robot Garage
Yan Ness, Online Tech, Inc.
Global Trader of the Year
Process Development Corporation
Technology Company of the Year
Pratt & Miller Engineering
Last year’s winners included Automation Alley Member of the Year Laura Oliveto, Basso Design Group; Educational Program of the Year Fifth Core World Language & Culture Program (Oxford Community Schools); Entrepreneur of the Year Jake Sigal, Livio Radio; Global Trader of the Year Dan Kocks, Global Impact Group, MFG; and Technology Company of the Year GalaxE.Solutions Inc.
The cost to attend the 13th Annual Awards Gala is $175 per person for Automation Alley members and finalists and $200 per person for non-members. Sponsorships are still available.