Momentum Awards

The 2016 Momentum Awards will take place on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel.

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Over the course of its history, great Chicago business leaders have emerged to found and run some of the most successful and enduring companies in our country’s history. These companies have not only made Chicago proud, but have provided millions of jobs and countless revenues that keep the city thriving and beautiful. Behind every great company is a great entrepreneur. The entrepreneur – daring, bold, and creative – is perhaps the most important mechanism in the city. They take mere ideas and turn them into great companies, buildings and workforces that are monuments to the American spirit.

At the CEC, it is our responsibility to do as much as possible to expand and nurture opportunity for these growing companies. In doing so, we bring together a tour de force of Chicago’s most brilliant and successful entrepreneurs from the past and the present to help cultivate these companies which hold the keys to Chicago’s future. The Momentum Awards is our celebration of the Chicago entrepreneur – past, present, and future – as well as a message to the rest of Chicago and the country that the state of business and growth in Chicago is strong, and that Chicagoans are dedicated to making it even stronger.

The Ninth Annual Momentum Awards Dinner will take place on October 6, 2016. If you are interested in supporting this year’s event, please email




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