The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute is thrilled to announce the return of the highly anticipated fifth annual Innovation Night.

This exciting event promises to bring together innovators, leaders, and entrepreneurs from across the West Valley for an evening of celebration and inspiration. This year’s Innovation Night will shine a spotlight on local founders and entrepreneurs of all ages and stages, showcasing their contributions to the thriving business landscape of the West Valley.

Set against the backdrop of the Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N 83rd Ave., Innovation Night is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Innovation Night is not your typical networking event. It’s a vibrant and engaging gathering that offers something for everyone in the community. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore local businesses and makers, allowing them to support and shop from the heart of the West Valley. From handmade crafts to innovative products, there will be a wide array of offerings to discover.

One of the highlights of the evening is undoubtedly the culinary experience. Innovation Night will feature a delectable selection of food trucks offering a diverse range of cuisines to tantalize taste buds. As you savor these delicious treats, you can also enjoy complimentary refreshments, making it a true feast for the senses.

Innovation Night isn’t just about commerce; it’s about recognizing and celebrating the outstanding achievements of the West Valley community. The event will include the Ampie Awards, a recognition ceremony that honors those who have made significant contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. This is a moment to applaud the trailblazers and visionaries who have helped shape the West Valley’s entrepreneurial landscape.

Families are encouraged to attend, as Innovation Night will offer a variety of family-friendly activities, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all ages. It’s an excellent opportunity to introduce the next generation to the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.

The J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute invites everyone to be part of a night that promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Join the West Valley community in celebrating the remarkable achievements and boundless potential of the region. For more information, visit