Noblivity® is Named Top 75 Nominee for 10th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards

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Noblivity® (http://www.noblivity.com) has been selected as one of the 75 nominees for the 2011 Chicago Innovation Awards. The ten winners will be announced Tuesday, November 8th and celebrated at an event at Chicago’s Harris Theater that evening.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 10th year, is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year. There were more than 400 nominees for the 2011 Chicago Innovation Awards, representing an increase of more than 60 percent over the past two years. The judging committee’s criteria focused on the company’s product or service’s ability to meet an unmet need, its uniqueness and quantifiable evidence of success.

Noblivity® is an innovative online business-to-business marketplace where specialty retailers can find and source unique products from all over the world all year long. We connect small manufacturers with a commitment to exceptional quality, independent labels, and emerging designers with distinct visions to boutiques and specialty stores who buy their products. Retailers can read their inspirational stories, from concept to creation, while browsing their irresistible catalog of products in a variety wholesale price ranges and buy what they want when they need it directly through the Marketplace.

Noblivity is more than a wholesale B2B Marketplace it's the ultimate "what's new gateway" for specialty stores and boutiques to globally glimpse potential 'market movers'.

“The most important message of the Chicago Innovation Awards is one of confidence and courage,” said Thomas D. Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “The economy is challenging but each nominee believes the simple truth that a powerful new product will find a rewarding market and has the courage to pursue their vision.”

Each year ten winners are chosen from among the 75 finalists by a panel of judges reflecting a cross section of Chicago’s business community. In addition, each of the 75 finalists is automatically in the running for the annual “People’s Choice Award,” selected through online balloting at http://www.chicagoinnovationawards.com.

The finalists are also each awarded a scholarship to attend a day-long executive education program titled “The Practical Innovator”, taught at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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