Interaction Associates Nominated for 2010 New England Innovation Awards

(CAMBRIDGE, MA) Interaction Associates, a 40-year innovator of advanced methods for developing leaders and learning solutions that improve performance, has been nominated for the 2010 Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE) New England Innovation Awards.

For the past 25 years, this prestigious award has included some of the most recognizable companies in its Circle of Excellence – such as Staples, Nantucket Nectars, Ben & Jerry’s, Brooks Automation, Direct Tire, Enzyme, Security Dynamics, Imagitas!, Aurora Imaging Corporation and iRobot.

“We’re honored that Interaction Associates has been nominated for this award,” said Linda Dunkel, President and CEO. “Interaction Associate’s record of innovation is unmatched in the areas of collaboration, including cross-sector collaboration, leadership development, and, more recently, learning and development technology.”

Interaction Associates’ nomination was based in part on its unique web-based content platform called Total Access. Total Access allows users to download and customize learning and performance improvement methods and tools to support strategic business goals, cutting learning design time by half. Total Access enables learning designers and leaders to mix-and-match more than 500 learning objects for maximum flexibility, efficiency, and cost-savings. Interaction Associates was also nominated for its creation of an innovative application for the Apple i-phone that supports use of Total Access.

A field of 16 finalists from among the 200 nominees will be announced in the next few weeks.

About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates (IA) has 40 years’ experience innovating breakthrough solutions to business challenges. Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations throughout the world have used IA’s integrated management consulting and learning and development services. Interaction Associates helps these enterprises set strategic direction, inspire commitment, and build leadership capabilities, leveraging the power of collaborative action for long-term, sustainable results. Learn more at

The Smaller Business Association of New England, Inc. (SBANE), founded in 1938, is a private not-for-profit association of approximately 700 member companies located throughout the six-state region. SBANE was established to provide a legislative voice for small business at the state and federal levels and to make practical information available to help business owners grow their companies. SBANE runs diverse, educational programs each year and has active chapters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The membership is characterized by a high degree of participation, reflected in a large and dynamic committee structure, addressing a range of topics from international trade to human resources. Visit SBANE at

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