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Chicago Innovation Award Winners to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell


ADVISORY, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --


Chicago Innovation, the organization that annually hosts the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago region's foremost celebration of innovation, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, the winners of the 2017 Chicago Innovation Awards, along with Chicago’s industry leaders and venture capitalists who comprised the organization’s board, will ring the Closing Bell.

The event celebrates Chicago’s rise as a leading hub of innovation. Recent accolades for Chicago include:

  • #1 start-up incubator in the world (1871)
  • #1 among U.S. cities in new and expanding corporate locations
  • #1 business school in the country (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)
  • #1 in direct foreign investment in North America
  • #1 most diversified economy in the U.S.; no one industry employs more than 12% of the workforce


Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Monday, March 26, 2018 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Chicago Innovation Media Contact:

Jake Sherman


Nasdaq MarketSite Media Contact:

Emily Pan

(646) 441-5120

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About Chicago Innovation

Chicago Innovation was established in 2002 as the Chicago Innovation Awards, an annual ceremony to celebrate the most innovative products and services in the Chicago region. The organization has evolved into a year-round series of events and activities designed to educate, connect and celebrate innovators in the Chicago region. The organization’s expansion includes the Chicago Student Invention Convention to empower Chicago’s youth to be innovators, the Chicago Innovation Women Mentoring Co-op to support female innovators, a Corporate Match-Making program to connect large corporations with emerging start-ups, an Innovation MBA in partnership with IIT that offers real-world experiential learning and $10,000 scholarships, the Chicago Neighborhood Awards to promote innovation in Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods, and the Winners Connection to support the growth of Chicago Innovation Award Winners. For more information, visit To follow Chicago Innovation on social media, find it on Twitter (@Chi_Innovation) or Facebook (Chicago Innovation).

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