Mayor Emanuel and Retrofit Weight Loss Announce the Relocation of Retrofit Inc. to Downtown Chicago: Company Projects in the Upcoming Year to Double Staff to 100 Employees

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Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel in partnership with Retrofit Inc. announced Retrofit Weight Loss will move its national headquarters to downtown Chicago, IL, a move that will lead to the doubling of its staff.

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I welcome Retrofit to Chicago and commend the company on its choice of Chicago for its corporate headquarters,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I am committed to bringing new and technologically advanced businesses to Chicago...

Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel in partnership with Retrofit Inc. announced Retrofit (http://www.RetrofitMe.com) will move its national headquarters to downtown Chicago, IL, a move that will lead to the doubling of its staff.

“I welcome Retrofit to Chicago and commend the company on its choice of Chicago for its corporate headquarters,” said Mayor Emanuel. “I am committed to bringing new and technologically advanced businesses to Chicago, especially those that want to grow their businesses creating jobs and opportunity for Chicagoans.”

Retrofit is a data-driven weight management company, dedicated to long-term weight loss for working professionals. Retrofit provides an innovative year-long program that includes wireless monitoring of a client’s weight, activity and sleep, as well as private lessons with a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavior coach.

"Retrofit Inc. is excited to establish strong roots in Chicago and be among the technology companies that are thriving under Mayor Emanuel’s pro-growth, pro-business leadership," said Retrofit CEO Jeff Hyman. “City Hall’s strong emphasis on investment in commuter infrastructure and workforce development made Chicago the right fit for our continued growth.”

Job creation and the attraction of corporate headquarters to Chicago are central to Mayor Emanuel’s economic blueprint. Today’s announcement marks the 12th corporate headquarters relocation to Chicago and over the 50th technology company to commit to creating jobs for Chicagoans during Mayor Emanuel’s administration.

About Retrofit

Retrofit, the weight loss program for busy professionals, is designed to deliver lasting results. Its innovative year-long program includes wireless monitoring of a client’s weight, activity and sleep, as well as private lessons with a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, and behavior coach. Retrofit raised $8 million in a Series A financing led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), bringing the total investment in Retrofit to $10.7 million.

Retrofit has created a 20% off code good through the end of this month for City of Chicago Employees, who can enter "Chicago" to save 20% off the program by visiting: http://www.retrofitme.com/save/city-of-chicago

All others can save 20% on the Retrofit weight loss program through 3/31/2013 by entering “Chicago” at checkout when visiting http://www.retrofitme.com/offer/chicago

Retrofit can be found on the Web at RetrofitMe.com and by calling 855-4-RETROFIT. Follow the company on Facebook and Twitter at @retrofitme.

Contact:

Mayor’s Press Office
312.744.3334
press(at)cityofchicago(dot)org

Jennifer Zeidler
Retrofit Inc.
855.473.8763 x776
JenniferZ(at)RetrofitMe(dot)com

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