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Illinois Technology Association Announces Finalists for the 2012 ITA CityLIGHTS Award

Winner of the CityLIGHTS Award to Be Announced May 3 (April 25, 2012)

CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwire) -- 04/25/12 -- The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2012 ITA CityLIGHTS Award.

"ITA is thrilled to announce the 2012 CityLIGHTS Award finalists," said Fred Hoch, President, ITA. "This year's nominees exemplify the terms of the CityLIGHTS Award. Through their continued support and involvement in the local technology industry, Chicago and the surrounding area will continue to grow as a hub for the technology community."

The CityLIGHTS Award is presented to an individual or business that actively and consistently supports the growth of the Illinois technology industry through demonstrated collaborative involvement that brings a spotlight on the community.

The winner will be determined by the ITA Board of Directors and will be announced on May 3, 2012, a week prior to the CityLIGHTS Awards Gala which will be held on May 10, 2012.

2012 ITA CityLIGHTS Award Finalists:

The 2012 winner will join a list of renowned and accomplished companies and individuals, including Howard Tullman, Jack Noonan, and Linda Darragh, among others.

The ITA CityLIGHTS Awards Galawill be held on May 10, 2012 in the Great Hall at Chicago Union Station. The event is attended by more than 700 executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and technology champions from the breadth and depth of Illinois business. To sponsor, purchase a table or tickets to the event, visit The Gala is an opportunity for the industry to connect, socialize, and celebrate the continued success of the technology industry in Illinois and the growing importance of this economic sector.

About the Illinois Technology Association
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is the driving force behind the growth of Illinois' vibrant technology industry. Providing programs and services focused on business development, visibility, and talent attraction, ITA accelerates the growth of member company's businesses. ITA brings growth-stage industry companies together, leveraging the connections and experiences of the community to increase the overall success rate of the local industry. Championing the development and application of technologies and leveraging its transformative nature, ITA is an invaluable resource for growing companies.

Contact the ITA at, follow the discussion on Twitter at @itabuzz, and visit to find out more about how ITA supports the growth of the local industry.

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Paige Sims
Illinois Technology Association

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