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Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring NASDAQ Bell

Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring NASDAQ Bell

Chicago innovators will be in New York City Monday to close the NASDAQ Stock Market, the premiere exchange for technology companies. Read »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 1:29 PM
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By Luke Tanen, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why the Innovation Awards Picked the Winners it Did

Why the Innovation Awards Picked the Winners it Did

As executive director for the Chicago Innovation Awards -- an annual celebration of Chicago’s most innovative new products and services -- I’m fortunate to spend most of my time getting to know Chicago’s top... Read »

Monday, Oct 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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By David Wolinsky

The 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards and Takeaways

The 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards and Takeaways

It was a night of glitz, a night of glamor and a night where the word "innovation" was said an innovative amount of times very innovatively about some of Chicago's most innovative innovating companies who... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Chicago Innovation Awards Nominee Reception

Go to There: Chicago Innovation Awards Nominee Reception

Do you like innovation? Sure ya do. Welp, Sept. 5 is the Chicago Innovation Awards nominee reception at the House of Blues, which, in addition to allowing the attendees to say they have an appointment with... Read »

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Innovation Awards Recipients Named

Chicago Innovation Awards Recipients Named

You've gotta take your civic pride wherever you can get it. Late last week, the Chicago Innovation Awards announced its 11 winners of, yes, what the organization dubs the most innovative enterprises of the last... Read »

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Innovation Awards Names 40 Advisors

Chicago Innovation Awards Names 40 Advisors

Why that's actually good news for you, too. Read »

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