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Here Are the 2018 Chicago Innovation Award Winners

Posted: October 30 2018 by Paul Kitti - Press

The 17th annual Chicago Innovation Awards took place Monday night, and more than two dozen local companies and organizations across Chicagoland were recognized for their innovative spirit. After reviewing more than 500 nominations, 100 finalists were announced in September and a panel of judges picked this year’s winners. Notable honorees this year include Chicago startups like Cameo,

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Chicago Innovation Awards Announces its 2018 Winners

Posted: October 29 2018 by Paul Kitti - Press

Chicago Innovation Awards Announces its 2018 Winners 25 organizations that embody the innovative spirit honored at 17th annual awards ceremony   CHICAGO – October 29, 2018 – The Chicago region’s most innovative organizations — those with new products and services that generate novel solutions to unmet needs — were honored at the 17th annual Chicago

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Women Mentoring Co-op & Marketing Manager Allison Jean Dillon Receives 2018 Athena Emerging Leader Award

Posted: October 26 2018 by Paul Kitti - Press

2018 Chicagoland ATHENA Awards Announced   The ATHENA award is given to an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential. ATHENA International is a women’s leadership organization that supports, develops and honors

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“Lifting People Up: The Power of Recognition” Named Indie Groundbreaking Book for Month of August by Independent Publisher

Posted: August 10 2018 by Paul Kitti - Press

That push for stronger company culture is at the core of Lifting People Up: The Power of Recognition, our Indie Groundbreaking Book for the month of August. Written by Susan Smith Kuczmarski and Thomas D. Kuczmarski, both experts on matters of business leadership and innovation, Lifting People Upmakes a compelling argument for people-centered organizations. The term the

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Chicago Innovation Co-Founder Tom Kuczmarski named one of StreetWise’s “20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans”

Posted: August 10 2018 by Paul Kitti - Press

StreetWise, a nonprofit that empowers people and provides resources for the homeless and at-risk populations throughout Chicago, announces this year’s honorees for a new award created to recognize and honor the “20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans” who are making the city a better place to live and work. The honorees, selected by a committee of Streetwise

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Innovators Connection Program Manager Avery Stone Fish on How Startups and Large Corporations Connect Successfully

Posted: July 17 2018 by Paul Kitti - Press

How Startups and Large Corporations Connect Successfully by Avery Stone Fish Chicago has evolved from a city of large corporations to an ecosystem that includes entrepreneurs and startups. With the growth of incubators and accelerators, with over 100 shared workspaces and incubators in Chicago today (source), large corporations are continuing to see the value of

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Why Chicago doesn’t need to emulate Silicon Valley

Posted: June 21 2018 by Paul Kitti - Press

Why Chicago doesn’t need to emulate Silicon Valley By: Thomas Kuczmarski I’ve been involved in efforts to help build Chicago’s innovation ecosystem for more than two decades, but I always welcome an outside perspective that suggests how we could do better. It was with that in mind that I read Thomas Day’s commentary published here

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