The Ninth Annual Innovation Celebration will be recognizing of those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University's economic development mission, and the growth of entrepreneurial talent and energy in our community. This event is such a great way to honor those who go above and beyond in helping to nurture and grow our community. The awards have been established to recognize the various ways in which individuals and organizations have utilized innovation, creativity, and leadership for entrepreneurial endeavors and economic development in the community. Nominations for the awards are open to the public and will be accepted through December 18, 2013. Please visit http://www.innovationcelebration.com/ to nominate someone today!