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Tuesday, November 10, 2020Networking

ATHENA Award Luncheon

Hear from Jennifer Smith, Founder and CEO of Innovative Office Solutions, on Five Ways to Leverage your Core Values and Improve your Business.

Jennifer Smith:

Recognized as a ‘culture innovator’ creating workplaces where people love to work and are inspired to make a difference. As the Founder and CEO of Innovative Office Solutions, our mission is to inspire people to love what they do and who they do it with.

I am proud that our team has helped us become the largest independent office solutions company in the Midwest and one of the largest in the Nation. Our contagious culture has been the secret to the Innovative success story. Employees are guided by a shared vision, set of core values and a brand promise that sets the tone for all interactions; and has helped Innovative, a women-owned company, be named “100 Best Companies to Work For” by the Minnesota Business Journal every year since its inception. 


Innovative has re-invented how we go to market, offering our clients new categories such as cleaning and facility supplies, educational supplies/furniture, workplace branding, managed print services and technology, along with office products and furniture and design.

Passionate about my community I am on the Forum for the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) Board, Dealer Advisory Board of Essendant, LDI Board Member, Minnesota Vikings Women’s Advisory Council, and the InSports Foundation, the charitable arm of Innovative Office Solutions. I am honored to have received many accolades, including EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Upper Midwest, Most Admired CEO by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, The (Real)Power 50 by the Minnesota Business Magazine, 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned/Led Companies in North America, presented by the Women’s Presidents Organization, 100 Best Places to work for seven consecutive years, and ranked for ten years on the Inc 5000 fastest growing privately held companies in America.

Growing up in the small town, family-owned office supply business, my Mom and Dad taught me at an early age that relationships matter and that guides me today. 


Tuesday, November 10, 2020 11:30 AM thru 01:00 PM
Zoom link will be emailed within 24 hours of the event

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