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Howard A. Tullman to Receive Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award at 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

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Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 10/30/17 1:51 PM

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and 1871 announced Monday that Howard A. Tullman, 1871’s outgoing CEO, will receive the first ever Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award at the 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, held November 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. This is a new honor that will periodically recognize a serial entrepreneur or businessperson who has left a significant, long-term and permanent mark on the Chicago community through his or her business and civic contributions.

Lupe Fiasco to Receive Chicagoness Award at 10th Annual Merrick Momentum Awards

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/26/17 12:05 PM

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and 1871 will present the third annual Chicagoness Award to Lupe Fiasco at the 10th Annual Merrick Momentum Awards Dinner, to be held November 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. The award honors individuals and businesses that exemplify the values and unique traits of the Chicago entrepreneur, which include hard work, commitment to community, inclusion and a vision that fosters collective opportunity.

McDonald's to be Named Corporate Champion at 2017 Momentum Awards Dinner

Posted by: 1871 on 10/23/17 12:20 PM

1871 is proud to name McDonald’s as the 2017 Corporate Champion due to the company's outstanding community impact in Chicago. This award celebrates McDonald's decision to open their state-of-the-art headquarters in downtown Chicago, bringing more than 2,000 jobs and the iconic brand to the city. 

1871 to Partner with Apple on In-Store Event Series

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Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 10/19/17 4:28 PM

To celebrate the opening of their stunning new store on Michigan Avenue on October 20, Apple has joined forces with 1871 and a handful of other select local organizations to produce Today @ Apple: The Chicago Series, a month-long set of in-store events that aim to inspire, connect, educate and support attendees in the pursuit of their creative and entrepreneurial passions.

1871 Companies Prove Chicago is a City of Rebuilders After Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 10/13/17 3:40 PM

When three major and catastrophic hurricanes made landfall between late-August and early-October, the destruction left in their wake was described as “unprecedented” and “devastating.” In the following month, it has been inspiring at 1871 -- an organization that is named after those who rose up and rebuilt after a disaster -- to see the innovators and member organizations that have stepped up to use their tools and tap their communities to aid in the aftermath.

1871 and Conagra join EX3 Labs in Donating VR Immersive Learning Lab to Pullman Elementary

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 10/3/17 4:23 PM

It was an open house for parents September 27 at Pullman Elementary School, but the students were scuba diving in the ocean and exploring Mars. Thanks to a donation from 1871 member company, EX3 Labs, students at the South Side school now have an entire classroom equipped with Virtual Reality goggles and more than 600 educational experiences.

BMO Harris Bank and 1871 Announce Winners of Mentorship Program

Posted by: 1871 on 9/26/17 11:13 AM

BMO Harris/1871 Fintech Partnership supports Chicago’s startup innovators to scale their solutions in the financial services sector.

TIMMY Awards Celebrate the Workplaces that Drive Innovation

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 9/25/17 10:47 AM

It was appropriate the 3rd annual Chicago TIMMY Awards were held on a day of record breaking heat. Some of Chicago’s hottest, most talented and innovative companies gathered for the Tech in Motion TIMMY Awards at 1871 September 22, packing an energetic Auditorium. The awards recognize the best places for tech professionals to work in Chicago -- from companies that excel at embracing diversity to businesses with visionary leaders.

1871 And Hirewell Announce Extended Partnership to Continue Offering World-Class Recruitment Services to Members

Posted by: 1871 on 9/21/17 1:38 PM

1871 is excited to announce the extension of its partnership with Hirewell, a Chicago-based recruiting firm. Hirewell's two full-time recruiters have filled more than 100 technical and non-technical positions with 1871 member companies, and 48 percent of those hired met an inclusion standard in 2016 with an average salary of $72,500. 

1871 and the CEC Announce 10 Finalists for 10th Annual Merrick Momentum Awards

Posted by: 1871 on 9/19/17 1:06 PM

Strong and Talented Crop of Tech Businesses Among Nominees for Merrick Momentum Award and Momentum Rising Star Award; Winners to be Announced at Largest Ever Momentum Dinner November 2

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