Chicago Innovation Awards

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The Chicago Innovation Awards was created by the Chicago Sun-Times and Kuczmarski & Associates in 2002. Each year the Awards recognize 10 Chicago area businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations that develop the year’s most innovative new products and services.

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The 2010 Chicago Innovation Awards reception was held at the Goodman Theater. A Visionary Award was given to Rocky Wirtz, president of the Wirtz Corp. and owner/chairman of The Chicago Blackhawks, winner of the Stanley Cup in 2010.

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2009[edit]

The 2009 Chicago Innovation Awards reception was held at the Goodman Theater.

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2008[edit]

The 2008 Chicago Innovation Awards reception was held at the Goodman Theater.

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2007[edit]

The 2007 Chicago Innovation Awards reception was held at the Goodman Theater. A Visionary Pioneer Award was given to Joe Mansueto, the CEO of Morningstar.

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2006[edit]

The 2006 Chicago Innovation Awards reception was held on October 30, 2006 at the Goodman Theater. A Visionary Pioneer Award was given to Gerald Putnam, the founder of Archipelago, an electronic stock exchange that was recently bought out by The New York Stock Exchange. The event was hosted by Thomas Kuczmarski, President and Senior Partner of Kuczmarski & Associates and Dan Miller, Business Editor of the Chicago Sun-Times.

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2005[edit]

In 2005, the Chicago Innovation Awards reception was held on October 18 at the Goodman Theater. Casey Cowell, founder of U.S. Robotics was the keynote speaker and the winner of the 2005 Visionary Pioneer Award.

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  • Abbott Laboratories - PathVysion
  • City of Chicago/Millennium Park, Inc. - Millennium Park
  • Intellext - Watson
  • Laminar Technologies, LLC - TurboTap
  • LISC/Chicago - The New Communities Program
  • Motorola - RAZR V3
  • Novarra - nWeb Mobile Browser
  • USG Corporation - DUROCK Tile Membrane
  • Vibes Media - iRadio Text Messaging Platform
  • Solvent Systems, International - Grease Gator

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