SOURCE: Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

September 09, 2009 13:40 ET

Illinois Technology Association Congratulates 2009 Chicago Innovation Award Finalists

15 of 75 of CIA's Annual Finalists Are High Tech Innovators and Members of ITA

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is pleased to congratulate this year's crop of finalists for the Chicago Innovation Awards! The association is especially proud that fifteen ITA members are finalists.

"Illinois breeds many great high tech companies and innovators, and the ITA appreciates the efforts of the Chicago Innovation Awards in celebrating them. They deserve the recognition!" said Fred Hoch, President, ITA. "Each year we enjoy seeing the Chicago Innovation Awards recognize the great companies that make up Chicago technology."

The Illinois technology industry is strong, growing, and always innovating. More than 3,500 businesses in Illinois are developing the technologies that 'make business run.' From crowdsourcing to Advanced Manufacturing, the ITA is proud to represent an industry that provides fresh technologies to the world.

This year's ITA finalists include:

-- ArtistData

-- Athena Security

-- CaptainU

-- Cars.com

-- Cohesive Flexible Technologies

-- crowdSPRING

-- Dotomi, Inc.

-- GeeYee Inc.

-- Incredible Technologies

-- Mar'age

-- Model Metrics

-- OneWed.com

-- SurePayroll

-- ViewPoints Network

-- and Illinois Technology Association (for TechNexus)!

Members of the community can vote for ITA Members to win Chicago Innovation's People's Choice Award. The deadline for voting is Monday, September 14th at midnight.

View all the Chicago Innovation Award finalists at: http://www.chicagoinnovationawards.com/nominations

About Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) represents the interests of a diverse membership of more than 550 companies in Illinois that create, deploy and utilize information technology as a core part of their organization. By connecting members with industry peers and participants, providing the latest strategic information, market research and critical market insight and by promoting key thought leaders to raise visibility and gain a greater market awareness and presence, ITA is focused on building and developing the Illinois technology community through collaboration. Additional information is available at www.illinoistech.org.

About the Chicago Innovation Awards

Established in 2002, the Chicago Innovation Awards shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most significant new products and services introduced in the region. The ten winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people's lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in America's heartland.

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