alligatortek Represented as the 2014 Chicago Innovation Award Winners Ring Nasdaq Closing Bell

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On Monday, March 23, 2015, Sid Bala (President & CEO) of alligatortek will join Chicago innovators as they ring the Closing Bell at The Nasdaq Stock Market, the premiere exchange for technology companies.

“The Chicago Innovation Awards is a great program that recognizes fresh ideas in the Chicago economy, and also ties into one of our core values of innovation." - Sid Bala, alligatortek

Each year, members and current winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards are invited to ring the Nasdaq closing bell together – the only time an entire city is represented as a group for the bell ceremony. The event, arranged by the Chicago Innovation Awards, will emphasize the surge of innovation that is occurring in the Chicago region, and shine a spotlight on the organizations that make up its vibrant economy. As the People’s Choice Award winner for their client’s project, the Produce Donor Portal, Sid Bala will represent alligatortek onstage at the ceremony. The Chicago-based custom software company partners with other businesses to create solutions that will accelerate growth in its clients’ company.

“The Chicago Innovation Awards is a great program that recognizes fresh ideas in the Chicago economy, and also ties into one of our core values of innovation. We take pride that what we do reflects what we are trying to do with this award,” Sid Bala stated.

Joining alligatortek will be other winners of the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards, including: 640 Labs, alligatortek, Auctions By Cellular, Beltone, Caremerge, dough, Horizon Pharma, Keeper Security, KENTECH, LMK Technologies, LuminAID, Mattersight, Options Away, Packback, Pangea, Radio Flyer, Rippleshot, Rise Interactive, Shiftgig, Strata Decision Technology, Swingbyte and ThinkCERCA.

About alligatortek

alligatortek began partnering with clients over 20 years ago to provide custom software applications. Its extensive portfolio includes the design and construction of software solutions for the Web, mobile devices and desktops to meet the needs of its nationwide clients and their employees, partners and customers. With a strong focus on identifying bottlenecks in business processes, the company brings deep industry knowledge and expertise to every project, enabling its team members to quickly identify and design solutions for unique business challenges.

A Microsoft Managed Partner, alligatortek is one of the 2013 Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent, a 2014 National Best & Brightest Company to Work For, and the People's Choice Winner in the 2014 Chicago Innovation Awards. To learn more about the company, visit

About the Chicago Innovation Awards

The Chicago Innovation Awards, established in 2002, have grown from a single awards ceremony to a year-long series of events and activities designed to celebrate innovation in the Chicago region, educate people and organizations about the principles of innovation, and connect the corners of the economy by building relationships that strengthen companies, grow the economy and create jobs. The organization’s expansion has included formation of the Chicago Innovation Foundation, which promotes innovation education and provides scholarships to college students each year, as well as The Innovators Connection, which connects large companies with Chicago-based start-ups.
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