Barlow Research Announces 1st Annual Monarch Innovation Awards posted 09/14/2007

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Barlow Research Press Release - September 10th, 2007

Barlow Research Associates, Inc. announces the first annual Monarch Innovation Awards, the first and only award to honor innovation in the financial services industry. The awards seek to recognize financial institutions that provide the most innovative products to business customers and to recognize risk takers who create/promote innovation within their organizations.

Financial institutions that offer services to business customers and vendors supplying products/services to financial institutions or directly to business customers are eligible to enter. Persons submitting the nomination must be directly responsible for that product or service unless the PR department of the organization to which the product/service belongs is making the submission. A panel of four jurists from around the United States will judge the awards. Winners will be announced during the 2008 Barlow Research Annual Client Conference.

"We're in the midst of a high-velocity economy, and to stay in the game, organizations have to be able to innovate at a furious pace. Celebrating innovation is critical -- it shines a spotlight on those who are staying ahead in a rapidly changing world!" said Jim Carroll, Futurist, Trends & Innovation Expert and Monarch Innovation Awards Jurist.

The call for entries begins September 10 and is open until November 2. Organizations interested in making a nomination can obtain more information from or by calling 763-253-1800.

About The Monarch Innovation Awards:

Developed to recognize innovation in the financial services industry, the Monarch Innovation Awards are the first award of its kind. The award is named after the monarch to symbolize the rebirth that results when old formulas and methods give way to new ways of doing things.

About Barlow Research Associates, Inc. (BRAI):

Barlow Research Associates, Inc. was founded in 1980 to provide research and consulting services to the banking industry in the U.S. and overseas. BRAI specializes in custom research projects and strategic consulting and has also developed a widely used proprietary product in the Customer Relationship Audit(R) (CRA), a customer satisfaction research tool designed to provide actionable data at all levels of the bank. BRAI has a wide range of experience in many financial markets, most notably the middle market and small business markets. BRAI knows the questions to ask and the issues to probe.

SOURCE Barlow Research Associates, Inc.


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