Award recognizes innovative small businesses TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Rogers Cable Small Business Services and PROFIT Magazine today opened calls for entry for the 2008 Innovations @ Work Award program. An overwhelming success in its inaugural year, the Innovations @ Work Award program recognizes small businesses with fewer than 20 employees whose innovative products, creative marketing initiatives or unique management practices contribute to their success. To enter, interested organizations can visit www.profitmagazine.ca/innovationsatwork and provide an overview of what makes their organization's products, services or processes innovative and creative. A panel of judges, including past winners, small business experts and PROFIT Magazine editorial staff, will select up to three winners. Winners will be announced on February 4, 2009, and will receive an extensive corporate profile in PROFIT Magazine, Canada's leading magazine for entrepreneurs. As well, winning organizations will be honoured at a leadership luncheon with senior Rogers executives and the editors of Canadian Business and PROFIT magazines in Toronto. "Canadian small businesses are at the forefront of innovation, both in terms of their offerings to the marketplace and the ways they manage their business," said Steven Wagner, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Cable. "We're very excited to once again be able to recognize the achievements of these outstanding Canadian entrepreneurs with the Innovations @ Work Award." In its inaugural year, Fredericton's Virtual Expert Clinics and Toronto's IQ PARTNERS, Inc. became the first recipients of the Rogers Innovation @ Work award. "In 2007 Virtual Expert Clinics and IQ PARTNERS Inc. exemplified what it means to be innovative," said Ian Portsmouth, Editor-in-Chief, PROFIT Magazine. "We look forward to having many more great small business success stories enter Innovations @ Work in 2008." Entries will be accepted until midnight on December 31, 2008. For more information, visit www.profitmagazine.ca/innovationsatwork. About Rogers Cable Rogers Cable Communications Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. Rogers Cable's advanced digital two-way network passes approximately 3.6 million homes in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, with 64% basic penetration of its homes passed. Rogers Cable pioneered high-speed Internet access and now 42% of homes passed by its cable networks are Internet customers while 66% of its basic cable customers subscribe to Rogers' high-speed Internet service. With 61% digital penetration, Rogers Cable offers a leading selection of High Definition TV programming, a complete array of Rogers On Demand services (including Video on Demand (VOD), Subscription VOD, Personal Video Recorders and Timeshifting channels), and an extensive line-up of sports and multicultural programming. Rogers Cable now offers home telephone service (voice-over-cable) to approximately 94% of its cable territory and, combined with its circuit switched telephony subscribers, has over 1 million local telephony customers. Rogers Cable is a national provider of voice communications services, data networking, and broadband Internet connectivity to small, medium and large businesses. In addition it operates over 450 Rogers Retail stores. About PROFIT PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success is Canada's pre-eminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For more than 25 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because it's a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them increase their revenues, boost their profitability and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Published six times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the chief executives of companies with 5 to 250 employees and annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching more than 300,000 readers across Canada. Visit PROFIT online at http://www.profitmagazine.ca. Additional information on Rogers is available at www.rogers.com.