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Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center’s 9th Annual Momentum Dinner at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel was an enormous success, bringing together the best and brightest in Chicago to once again to celebrate the past, present and future of the city’s entrepreneurial community.
Hosted for the benefit of 1871 by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, the 2016 Momentum Awards welcomed more than 800 guests to celebrate “Impact and Purpose” — a theme that recognized the leaders in the community who embody the unique and unselfish spirit of the entrepreneurial community in Chicago.
Guests also heard remarks from Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 1871 CEO Howard Tullman, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the Pritzker Group J.B. Pritzker, WeSolv Co-Founder and CEO Stella Asholu, 1871 COO Tom Alexander and CEC Board Chair Jim O’Connor Jr. Spoken word artist Marshall Davis Jones also gave a surprise performance for the audience.
At the conclusion of the program, guests were invited to an afterparty that included cocktails, dessert, dancing, a game room complete with a mini-golf course and digital caricature artist Ellen Lustig.