Back in January when we chose this year's theme of "Rising Together," we had no idea how timely it would prove to be. It's been an unprecedented year of challenges, but it's been met with an unprecedented level of resilience, collaboration, and grit across our region.

We are incredibly grateful to our Chicago Innovation community, which has not only remained engaged but has grown over the course of the year. From a virtual transformation of events and programs, to publishing a new book and launching a digital learning hub, we have stepped up our commitment to educating, connecting, and celebrating Chicago's community of innovators through these hard times.

As we look ahead to our 20th anniversary year in 2021, we're energized to continue rising together as a community to build an environment where innovation is for everyone.

Happy holidays,

Tom Kuczmarski, Co-founder, Chicago Innovation
Luke Tanen, Executive Director, Chicago Innovation

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