BrightTag and the Chicago Innovation Awards to Ring NASDAQ Bell

Celebrating Innovation in the Chicago Region

CHICAGO – February 25, 2013 – BrightTag will join the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago region’s foremost annual celebration of innovation, in New York City on Monday, February 25th to close the NASDAQ Stock Market, the premier exchange for technology companies. The event, arranged by the Chicago Innovation Awards, will emphasize the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region, and shine a spotlight on the organizations that make of its vibrant economy.

“This annual event is an excellent example of how the Chicago Innovation Awards celebrates the spirit of innovation in organizations across all industries, sizes and sectors,” said Tom Kuczmarski, Co-Founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards.

“We congratulate BrightTag for winning the Chicago Innovation Awards, and applaud their commitment to innovation,” said Dan Miller, fellow Co-Founder.

Joining BrightTag will be fellow winners of the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards including BriteSeed, Catamaran, Champion Medical Technologies, Coyote Logistics, Cummins Allison, Feeding America, Littelfuse, Medline Industries, MentorMob, Mobcart, Moneythink, New Futuro, Northwestern Global Health Foundation, OptionsCity Software, Polybrite, and SMS Assist.

“We’re thrilled to be involved in this special event,” said Mike Sands, President and CEO of BrightTag. “The spirit of innovation is alive and well in Chicago and we couldn’t be more proud to stand alongside our peers and represent how inventiveness and the creative spirit can transform business.”

BrightTag was recognized for its versatile integration platform that provides tag management and data integration capabilities to many of the world’s most respected brands.

About the Chicago Innovation Awards
Established in 2002, the Chicago Innovation Awards shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most significant new products and services introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in America’s heartland.