SYRACUSE, N.Y. – KS&R was proud to be one of the sponsors of the 11th Annual Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (WISE) Symposium held on April 16th in Syracuse, New York. Presented by the Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University’s Whitman School, the WISE Symposium is the premier event for aspiring entrepreneurs, businesspersons, and corporate leaders in Central New York.
A highlight of the event is the Ann Michel Award, given in memory of Ann C. Michel, past KS&R President and Founding Partner, who passed away in 2004. This annual award is given to two women who have started Central New York businesses who have proven success in entrepreneurship; have been in business for at least three years; and have demonstrated economic impact and growth. This year’s recipients were Ellen Griffith, co-founder of Fleet Feet Sports in DeWitt, New York, and Lois Ross, founder of New Dimensions and Dazzle in Manlius, New York.
Ann C. Michel
Founded in 1983, KS&R (Knowledge Systems & Research, Inc.) is a full-service, privately held market research firm. KS&R creates and executes global custom market research initiatives for some of the best-known corporations in the world in more than 100 countries and 50 languages. The company’s diverse clients span industries, including technology, telecommunications, healthcare/medical devices, transportation, and finance/insurance. KS&R is headquartered in Syracuse, New York, with offices in metro New York, Atlanta, Memphis, and Frankfurt, Germany.