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The first Momentum Awards show since the 1871 and Illinois Technology Association merger recognizes seven distinguished individuals and companies for their contributions and commitment to the Chicago technology and innovation community.

CHICAGO (October 1, 2020) – 1871 and The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) honored seven award winners at The 13th Annual Momentum Awards on October 1st. The virtual event showcased Chicago’s tech industry and was the first year of a combined awards program with the historical CityLIGHTS Awards, previously hosted by the Illinois Technology Association (ITA).

Hosted by Val Warner, the Emmy Award-winning host of Windy City Live, the awards ceremony was opened with appearances by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, celebrating the impact of this community. Over the course of the night, many celebrities and guests from the Chicago tech world made special appearances.

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