Automation Alley to Host Ninth Annual Awards Gala

Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced today that it is now accepting nominations for its upcoming Ninth Annual Awards Gala on Friday, September 25 at the Roostertail in Detroit.

This year, Automation Alley will celebrate its 10th anniversary and its many successes at the Gala, in addition to honoring Southeast Michigan's best and brightest technology leaders and companies.

The evening will be emceed by Paul W. Smith of News/Talk 760 WJR AM.

“We’re very excited to be celebrating Automation Alley’s 10 years of accomplishments, along with the Gala honorees, which are Southeast Michigan’s future-thinking, innovative leaders and companies,” said Ken Rogers, executive director, Automation Alley.

Automation Alley is seeking nominations in the following categories:
- Legend CEO (Lifetime Achievement Award)
- CEO of the Year
- Emerging Leader
- Automation Alley Member of the Year
- Technology Company of the Year
- Emerging Technology Company of the Year
- Educational Program of the Year
- Non-Profit of the Year

In addition to the announcement of award winners, Gala guests enjoy a fall evening on the Detroit River with breathtaking international views and live entertainment, as well as Automation Alley’s signature cigar lounge and afterglow reception.

To submit a nomination or secure a sponsorship, visit the Automation Alley Web site at or contact the Resource Center at or (800) 427-5100.

The nomination deadline is Friday, June 26, 2009; winners will be selected by the Automation Alley Awards Committee. All members of Southeast Michigan’s business community are eligible to enter.

Sponsorships are currently available and range from $500 - $30,000. Tickets to the event are available at $200 per person for Automation Alley members and $400 for non-members.

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