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Momentum Awards Dinner

The CEC launched its annual Momentum Awards Dinner in 2008 to honor the early-growth stage entrepreneurs who have demonstrated success since their inception and are poised for continued growth. The award recognizes rising entrepreneurial stars in alternative energy, consumer products and services, and information technology for the new media, financial services and healthcare markets similar in profile to the CEC's existing client base.

Entrepreneurial Champion

The Entrepreneurial Champion Award honors a prominent member of the business and entrepreneurial community who not only is successful in their own business ventures, but is also concerned with the success of their surrounding entrepreneurial community.

The Corporate Champion

The Corporate Champion Award is presented to a Chicago business leader tasked with leading one of our great, established companies. At one point these companies were mere startups, but today they are landmarks of American industry. The Corporate Champion has shown incredible fortitude in leading a landmark Chicago company while maintaining a commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.

The Merrick Momentum Award

The Merrick Momentum Award is given to the entrepreneurs who have traversed the hard path between burgeoning startup and established enterprise. One of these finalists will symbolize the future of Chicago business, representing the next great wave of the city's companies.

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