Energy innovation group sets sixth annual awards gala

LANSING — The Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council (EIBC) will hold its sixth annual Michigan Energy Innovators Gala on Nov. 14 at Michigan State University’s Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing.

The keynote speaker will be Adrian Tuck, CEO of Tendril Networks Inc., a customer engagement, energy efficiency, and demand management consulting firm based in Boulder, Colo. The company connects utilities and their customers to save energy and money.

The gala will recognize individuals and businesses who have worked to build Michigan’s advanced energy sector. Nominations are now open for Business of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year, Employer of the Year, and Public Official of the Year. Nominations will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 by email to

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the gala, at prices from $1,200 to $10,000. Interested sponsors may contact Nicole Forward at

For more information on the gala, visit

The Michigan EIBC is a business trade association representing companies in Michigan’s advanced energy industry. Its mission is to grow Michigan’s advanced energy economy by fostering opportunities for innovation and business growth, and offering a unified voice in creating a business-friendly environment for the advanced energy industry in Michigan

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