IMPORTANT: There is currently an issue submitting applications with large file attachments. For this reason all required fields with file attachments will allow you to submit your application without an attachment. To prevent your submission from hanging, please submit your application without the attachments and email them to If > 30 Mb total, you can zip them, send them individually, or upload to Dropbox and send the link . If you have issues with your submission, please call Barb Prater at 937-226-8261. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Soin Award for Innovation is designed to help innovative businesses take their ideas to the next level. The ideal applicant will demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit through a unique recently- or soon-to-be introduced product or service that will have the ability to sustain long-term growth for the company, increase local employment and assist in the creation of economic prosperity within the region. Applications for the 2020 award must be submitted by Friday February 7, 2020 at 4:30 PM.

An organization applying for the Soin Award for Innovation should meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant should be an organization or company operating for the purpose of the commercial production of a product or service.
  • The submitting organization must be headquartered within the Dayton region.
  • The new or redesigned product or service presented as the focus of the application must be recently launched into the marketplace or ready to be launched in 2020.
  • The innovation should be unique or fill a needed void in the market or industry in which it serves.
  • The submitting organization is not required to be a member of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Soin family-owned or operated companies are not eligible.

PLEASE NOTE: Initial consideration for your product or service will be based on the information provided in your application, so be thorough in your attachments. Your information will be kept confidential. If you have any issues submitting your application, please contact Jessica Wagner at 937.226.8258.

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