CHICAGO: Tech in Motion Chicago announced ItemMaster as 2017's Best Tech Startup at its Third Annual Timmy Awards, which recognizes the top workplaces for tech professionals.
The tech community and a panel of expert judges chose ItemMaster as an ideal example of the growing startup talent in Chicago and recognized how it is transforming the market locally and nationally. ItemMaster was chosen from a field of more than 360 nominees to join a list of notable North American winners such as ParqEx and ShipBob. Tech in Motion presented ItemMaster with the Timmy Awards trophy in front of an audience of more than 350 local technology influencers.

"As the number of startups increase in the Chicagoland area, so does the innovation happening in the city, and ItemMaster is able to compete with more mature companies in the consumer product space," said Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Tech in Motion and Motion Recruitment Partners. "Winning Tech in Motion Chicago's Best Tech Startup, ItemMaster exemplifies an entrepreneurial spirit and enables the forward-thinking individuals they employ to disrupt the market."

ItemMaster delivers the only complete and integrated platform and services to bring manufacturer brands successfully into a data powered market. The Every Brand Platform helps manufacturer's structure, manage, enhance, and distribute product content into the data driven world. And, more than 200+ distribution partners benefit from Complete & Verified manufacturer content by accessing the network.

"We were inspired by all the finalists in the Best Tech Startup category, and by every startup who calls Chicago home," said Michael Murray, CEO & President. "I'm so very proud of the team for everything they do, every single day, to help produce an innovative platform that is disrupting the market and they truly make ItemMaster a great place to work."

Amid presentations from COO Tom Alexander of 1871, host Andy Boyle, Troy Henikoff of MATH Venture Partners, Sandee Kastrul of i.c. stars, and Emile Cambry of BLUE1647, the 2017 Chicago's Timmy Awards recognized winners across four award categories to bring the spotlight onto the diversity and growth of the city, highlighting local tech startups, workplace diversity, management as well as work culture.

The Timmys are presented every year in tech hub cities across North America, including Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Washington DC. A list of 2017 Chicago winners and finalists is available here. Previous winners have included innovators such as, LearnVest, Venmo, Trip Advisor, Gilt, Constant Contact, Casper and Instacart. Please visit for more information on the Timmys.

(Posted on 05 October 2017, 1675180572 18O232O179O5)