Finalists Announced by EDC for Ringling College Innovation by Creative Design Award

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Selected finalists are S-One Holdings Corporation, EcoRover Chairs, and Cruise Car

Award winner will be announced at the EDC’s 2022 Annual Meeting and Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7

Today, Sept. 22, the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County, in collaboration with the Ringling College of Art and Design, announced the three finalists for their 7th Annual Innovation by Creative Design Award, which are S-One Holdings Corporation, EcoRover Chairs, and Cruise Car.

Leadership from each company will speak on a panel moderated by Ringling College of Art and Design President Dr. Larry R. Thompson during the EDC’s Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7. Pete Petersen, CEO of Dealers United, and 2018 award recipient, will announce the 2022 Innovation by Creative Design Award winner following the panel.

The Ringling College Innovation by Creative Design Award recognizes a business or individual for their innovative product or service that demonstrates a creative design solution and has achieved market success. It serves as part of the EDC’s Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon, Foundations of the Future, which will take a look at local businesses and spotlight those that are emerging as local and national leaders, as well as those altering the landscape with their innovative approaches. Attendees will hear from forward-thinking companies that are diversifying our economy, with visionary and even unconventional approaches to growing their companies.

About the Finalists:

  • S-One Holdings Corporation is a global holding company with subsidiaries and brands dedicated to developing and selling products for the printing and graphics industry. It is committed to sustainability across all companies and business practices to reduce our environmental footprint. S-One designs and produces environmentally conscious printing products manufactured, used, and recovered in a sustainable way that embraces a circular economy. They are continuing to help the industry with their SOLP ReEarth Bio-Based/Compostable Films: sustainable flexible packaging containing renewable materials that, when they reach their end of life, can be composted, and returned to the earth.
  • EcoRover Chairs is an All-Terrain Tracked Battery-Powered Chair designed for independent mobility over rough or uneven terrain. Easily traverse sand, gravel, dirt, mud, snow, grass, hills, tree roots, mulch and more, they use novel manufacturing techniques and assembly processes for their products. EcoRover is intuitive, safe and allows outdoor independent mobility for people with mobility limitations. Their chairs are designed to increase access through lower cost direct sales to the consumer and rental services that make their technology readily accessible.
  • Cruise Car Inc. is the first company of its kind whose primary mission is to provide high quality, sustainable, alternative transportation solutions for multinational corporations, government facilities, universities and countless other fleet buyers throughout the USA and around the world. Cruise Car’s American made vehicles are easy to drive, easy to maintain and most operate without the need for gasoline. Recognizing that some applications however do require such fuel, all models are also available with gas or propane power drive options. Their assembly plant has grown from originally producing 500 vehicles per year, to over 500 per month.

Interested attendees should register as soon as possible, as seating is limited. Half and full table purchases can be made directly through the EDC office to avoid service fees. For more information on tables contact Allison Evanitz.

Individual tickets are $70, which can be purchased online.

Visit the EDC website for more information.






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Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
Videogames* N/A
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Magazines (unbound) 3 day
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DVDs and Blu-Ray 3 days
Magazines (unbound) 3 day
Magazines/Annuals (bound) 5 days
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