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CEC and 1871 Present 2016 Merrick Momentum Awards to Civis Analytics and @properties

Civis Analytics and @properties were honored as the 2016 Merrick Momentum Awards winners at the 9th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, held by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center Thursday evening at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. The coveted award honors businesses that are on track to become the next great companies to emerge in Chicago.

@properties received the 2016 Merrick Momentum Award, while Civis Analytics received the 2016 Merrick "Rising Star" Momentum Award -- a new honor which recognizes a company less than five years old. Previous recipients of the awards, sponsored by Merrick Ventures, include Avant, kCura, Braintree, GrubHub, Eved, and SAVVO, among others. Finalists for the 2016 awards included SpotHero, Uptake, Learnmetrics, Rise Interactive and Caremerge.

“Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center is proud to recognize these two companies as incredible innovators in Chicago’s fast-growing tech community,” said Jim O’Connor Jr., Chairman of the CEC Board. “Their success and impact on the community as a whole sets an example for all aspiring tech startups and entrepreneurs.”

Additionally during the program, Comcast was honored with the 2016 Corporate Champion Award, Impact Engine received the Chicagoness Award, and Jai Shekhawat accepted the Entrepreneurial Champion Award. The event was produced by the CEC for the benefit of 1871.

Requests for photos from the evening as well as interviews with the winners can be arranged by emailing

About Civis Analytics

Civis Analytics makes data-driven strategy possible for all organizations. Founded in 2013, Civis Analytics was born out of President Obama’s reelection campaign in 2012. Today, it enables a fast-growing and diverse group of both public and private sector clients to benefit from the power of data. Whether with its services or the Civis Platform, Civis Analytics unlocks data science for organizations of all sizes and data scientists and analysts of all levels.

About @properties

Established in 2000, @properties is the largest independent real estate brokerage firm in the state of Illinois and one of the top 12 residential brokers in the U.S. As a locally-owned, independent company, @properties offers local homebuyers and sellers the highest level of service for their real estate needs through award-winning sales and marketing programs, industry-leading technology, and experienced, innovative brokers.

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