Barlow Research Announces 3rd Annual Monarch Innovation Awards posted 09/09/2009

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Press Release


Barlow Research Press Release - September 9th, 2009

Minneapolis, MN

Barlow Research Associates, Inc. announces the opening of the call for entries for the third annual Monarch Innovation Awards. The awards honor innovation in the financial services industry and seek to recognize financial institutions and industry partners that provide the most innovative products to business customers.

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. Winners will be announced in February 2010.

The call for entries begins September 9 and is open until December 4, 2009. Nominations will be accepted from banks for the product and feature categories. Vendors may nominate their products and features under the Industry Partner category. Organizations interested in making a nomination can obtain more information from or by calling 763-253-1825.

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, strategic consulting and syndicated research programs in small business, middle market and Internet banking. All three syndicated programs provide a continuous flow of market knowledge and competitive intelligence to member institutions. BRAI has a wide range of experience in many financial markets, and knows the questions to ask and the issues to probe.

Contact: Youa Yang, Barlow Research Associates, 763-253-1825 or