Innovators and Business Leaders to be Celebrated


We at JDSA law are thrilled to support GWATA once again this year at their Annual Innovators Luncheon. GWATA brings out the best we have in the community with the idea of sharing solutions to improve the way we innovate in our great city.
— Jasen McDaniel, COO, JDSA Law

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Press Release

GWATA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR INNOVATOR AWARDS LUNCHEON

WENATCHEE, WAGWATA will host the Innovator Awards Luncheon on Thursday, March 30th at the Wenatchee Convention Center. Doors will open at 11:30am with the program from 12:00 – 1:30pm. This event is presented by Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward (JDSA Law), Peoples Bank, Stemilt Growers, and Mission Ridge

During the luncheon, awards showcasing entrepreneurship, innovation, and education will be presented. GWATA will present the award for STEM Educator of the Year. The nominees for STEM Educator of the Year are:

JDSA Law will present the award for Tech Savvy Business of the Year at the luncheon. Jasen McDaniel, Executive Director for the firm stated “We at JDSA law are thrilled to support GWATA once again this year at their Annual Innovators Luncheon. GWATA brings out the best we have in the community with the idea of sharing solutions to improve the way we innovate in our great city.” The nominees for Tech Savvy Business of the Year are:

Peoples Bank will present the Problem Solving Innovator award to a college student from NCW. “Peoples Bank is supportive of GWATA because of the commitment they make to promoting education and access for youth in both technology and entrepreneurship” said Ann George, VP/Real Estate Loan Manager for Peoples Bank. The nominees for Problem Solving Innovator are:

Stemilt, 2016 Tech Savvy Business of the Year winner, will present the Future Technology Leader award to a K-12 student. The nominees for Future Technology Leader are:

Mission Ridge will present the Entrepreneur of the Year award at the event. The nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year are:

This year’s luncheon theme is outdoor recreation. In addition to the awards, GWATA will feature a keynote presentation. GWATA’s keynote presentation is a panel of new Pacific Northwest companies who specialize in creating outdoor recreation gear: CuchCore, eqpd, and Lithic Skis.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.gwata.org or by calling 509.661.9000. Join us!

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About GWATA:
GWATA's mission is to bring people and technology resources together to create a thriving community. As a 501(c)3 our focus is on technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM Education. GWATA serves 100+ business members and hosts over 3,000 attendees through our various events annually. In addition, GWATA serves as Co-Director of the Apple STEM Network which is focused on developing pathways for students in STEM, therefore opening the doors to new opportunities and careers in our valley.

Kirk Esmond