While temperatures are beginning to drop in Chicago, the Windy City’s business market is continuing to bring the heat—and Owler has noticed. For most of the twentieth century, Chicago was known by another nickname: the Second City. Needless to say, Chicago natives have always strived to refute any claim they’re anything less than the Best in the Midwest.
This year, they’ve done a great job of striking out the naysayers. Finally, after over a hundred years, the Chicago Cubs can call themselves World Series champions. Not to be outdone by athletic achievement, Chicago commerce has also been swinging for the fences, and putting up huge numbers.
Out of over 32,000 companies in Chicago, Owler has selected 98 to receive our 2016 HOT In Chicago Award. And, of course, this award comes complete with a trophy: Winning companies will receive a digital badge that can be promoted on their website. We’ve written a few tips on how to promote your award here.
Though we love every recipient of the HOT in Chicago Award, here are three companies that will be helping Chicago stay extra-warm this winter.
Branding isn’t a one-size-fits-all business. Brandmuscle’s strength lies in recognizing that different marketing tactics appeal to different markets. They approach advertising in a localized way, but don’t let that fool you—their innovative
, high-tech software can be customized for a global scope. Regardless of audience, Brandmuscle keeps its clients ahead of the changing marketplace to ensure a return on investment—and their 1,000,000 (and growing) active users proves they continue to set the standard for sales.
If you’ve been on the job hunt in the last decade, you’ve undoubtedly consulted CareerBuilder. For twenty years, the company has made it easy for job seekers to connect with employers anytime, anywhere. Simply put, they’re life-changers.
Want to make that family reunion in Vail happen? Looking for the ultimate deal on a romantic dinner for two? Whatever you need—trips, food, even household goods—Groupon has it. This e-commerce company connects bargain hunters with the stuff they really want, at the price they want to pay.