Barlow Research Celebrates Innovation in Financial Services Industry with Monarch Innovation Awards posted 11/03/2010

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Press Release


Barlow Research Press Release - October 26th, 2010

Barlow Research Associates, Inc. ( is proud to announce the nomination period for the 4th Annual Monarch Innovation Awards. These awards highlight exciting new advancements within the financial services industry and have recognized the innovative works of financial institutions and vendors such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, SunTrust, Intuit, and Union Bank, who have been past Monarch Innovation Award winners.

Jim Carroll, Author & Futurist, had this to say about why celebrating innovation is so essential, "Given all the turbulence in the financial sector, it might seem like an odd time to be focusing on innovation -- but it's not. Cast your mind forward just a few years from now, and think about what we'll see within the business banking sector. That's why awards like the Monarch Innovation Awards are important; they celebrate the heroes who are still busy innovating, staying ahead, and positioning their organizations for the future -- because they know that trends like these will provide for significant market and business opportunity in the future."

The call for entries is open until December 3, 2010. Organizations interested in submitting a nomination or learning about previous Monarch Innovation Award winners can obtain more information by visiting or by calling 763-253-1825.

About the Monarch Innovation Awards:

Developed to recognize innovation in the financial services industry, 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.:

Barlow Research Associates, Inc. (BRAI) 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, strategic consulting and syndicated research programs in small business, middle market and Internet banking. BRAI has a wide range of experience in many financial markets, and knows the questions to ask and the issues to probe.

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