Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center Momentum Awards Dinner
Oct. 24: The non-profit Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center celebrates local industry leaders at the fifth annual Momentum Awards Dinner. The event will honor a local company that’s less than three years old with the Merrick Momentum Award, and one of this year’s nominees — Braintree, Narrative Science or Trunk Club — will follow in the footsteps of past winners Savo Group, Eved, Sittercity and GrubHub. Michael Ferro, chairman of Sun-Times’ parent company Wrapports and founder of both the Momentum Awards Dinner and the Merrick Momentum Award, will be honored with the CEC’s 2012 Entrepreneurial Champion Award for his own work, as well as his support of other entrepreneurs. Tickets start at $800 for the Millennium Park affair, and proceeds benefit CEC programming and economic development efforts. Register at Cecmomentumawards.org.