MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago Announces Ameriprise Financial, Mitsubishi International and PRWeb As Newest Sponsors

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Professional organization continues to extend its efforts to promote business growth through innovation by expanding sponsorship base.

Peter Balbus, president of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago, announced today that Ameriprise Financial, Mitsubishi International and PRWeb had signed on as chapter sponsors. Both Ameriprise and Mitsubishi joined as financial sponsors, while PRWeb joined as an in-kind sponsor of press release distribution services.

"On behalf of my colleagues at MITEF Chicago, I am very excited that we have earned the support of these highly-regarded companies," stated Balbus. "We interpret this as a clear validation of our efforts to promote innovation-driven business growth and as a sign of confidence in the ability of our organization to make a difference in the greater Chicago business community."

The current roster of MITEF Chicago sponsors also includes Drinker Biddle Gardner Carton, LLP, The British Consulate of Chicago, Schwartz Cooper Chartered, Hostway, Vericron Printing, Pragmaxis LLC, JASE Consulting, Inc. and Arc Technology Group.

Ameriprise will also join with host sponsor Drinker Biddle Gardner Carton (DBGC) to underwrite the MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago 's Capital Markets Forecast 2007. The event will be held at DBGC offices at 191 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL on February 20 from 5-8 pm. Online registration and more information is available at

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago was recently showcased on a news segment shown on WMAQ -TV NBC 5, in which on-air commentator Art Norman described the Forum as "The place where the best and brightest minds gather in Chicago."

About the MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Chicago ( offers provocative ideas, management insights and professional networking opportunities to senior business leaders while showcasing MIT's contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship in business communities around the world.

The intent of the Forum is to serve as a focal point for members and event attendees to learn, exchange views and enhance their ability to manage innovation in its many forms.

Established in 1983, the Chicago chapter of MITEF is one of 24 chapters located in major business centers worldwide. Membership and participation is open to the general public. No prior association with MIT is required.


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