CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Out of 643 nominees, Neighborhoods.com has been selected as one of the Top 100 Finalists still in the running for the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. The awards celebrate the most innovative new products and services in the Chicago region across all organization sizes, sectors, and industries. 1500 business and civic leaders will come together to honor the winners when they are announced on October 25th at Chicago's Harris Theater.
Neighborhoods.com is an easy-to-use online real estate resource that helps people find the perfect home as well as the ideal neighborhood. Neighborhoods.com operates on the belief that that the neighborhood you live in is just as important as the home you live in, and the people, places, schools, and amenities that surround your home have an enormous impact on your quality of life. Home shoppers can use the Neighborhoods.com search platform to learn everything there is to know about a neighborhood, from nearby school district ratings to where people like to eat and shop.
"When you're picking out a new home, you're not just choosing a house –– your neighborhood influences so many aspects of your life," says Neighborhoods.com CEO Bill Ness. "Your neighborhood decides who your kids play with, who you become friends with, and what your day-to-day life is like. We're helping people make a more educated decision."
As one of the Top 100 Finalists in the Chicago Innovation Awards, Neighborhoods.com will receive a $2,500 scholarship to attend The Practical Innovator, a day-long executive education course on September 29th led by top faculty who teach innovation at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
"What I love about Chicago is its breadth of innovation," said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of the awards. "This year's nominees prove that innovation is taking place in both large companies and small, across industries, for-profit and non-profit, high tech and low tech. These risk-takers and visionaries are at the forefront of solving all kinds of unmet needs in the marketplace."
Each of the Top 100 Finalists is also in the running for the annual "People's Choice Award," selected through online balloting at http://www.chicagoinnovationawards.com/2016-peoples-choice-award-2/.
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