101 Top Illinois Hospitality Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Hospitality companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Hospitality industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Hospitality Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Zebra Technologies

Zebra Technologies

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Zebra Technologies is a global leader in barcode printing and RTLS technology including printers, RFID, software and supplies.

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Tock is a cloud-based platform with flexible data structures that provide comprehensive restaurant and event booking services.

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McDonald’s

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McDonald’s is a global foodservice retailer generating revenue through company-owned restaurants, franchise royalties, and licensing pacts.

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Shiftgig

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Shiftgig helps staffing firms empower their workforce to browse and claim work that fit their skills and schedules.

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86 Repairs

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86 Repairs is a subscription service that manages the entire repair process for restaurant groups.

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United Airlines

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United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 5,000 flights each day to more than 370 destinations throughout the world.

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Medline Industries

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Medline Industries, Inc., based in Mundelein, Illinois,

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The Minte

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The Minte offers hotel-style housekeeping services.

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SipScience

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SipScience is a revolutionary data analytics and marketing platform for the regulated beverage alcohol industry.

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Protein Bar

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Protein Bar is a fast food restaurant chain serving high protein food and drinks.

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PeopleVine

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PeopleVine was built for private clubs and member-based business looking to provide premier and elevated experiences for their members.

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Huvii

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Huvii is a gaming and advertising platform that digitalizes bar and restaurant entertainment.

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Archer Daniels Midland Company

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Archer Daniels Midland Company offers food ingredients, animal feeds and feed ingredients, biofuels, and other products.

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TraknProtect

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TraknProtect provides a platform for employee safety as well as inventory, room tray, and vendor tracking.

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Foodjunky

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Foodjunky is an online platform that allows people in small or large groups to order food from restaurants.

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Triumph Higher Education Group

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Triumph Higher Education Group is an education technology organization revolutionizing the culinary and hospitality industries.

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Hyatt

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Hyatt is a global hospitality company with widely recognized, industry leading brands and a tradition of innovation.

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Sabbatical

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Sabbatical is series of destination coworking spaces designed to allow busy professionals to see the world without sacrificing productivity.

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Errand Solutions

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Errand Solutions makes employees happy and companies popular.

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For True Foodies Only

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True Foodies is the culinary world in your pocket.

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King of Maids LLC

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Software Company that connects home owners and cleaning professionals.

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TreeHouse Foods

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TreeHouse Foods rises above to provide quality food products primarily for the private label and foodservice industries.

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Foodini

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Foodini is a recommendations engine that uses members’ food and cooking preferences to customize a weekly meal plan and grocery list.

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Weber

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Weber is a privately held American manufacturer of charcoal, gas, and electric outdoor grills with related accessories.

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The Janee Hotel Group

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Expertise in Hotel Management The Janee Hotel Group has a proven track record as a hotel operator and has demonstrated.

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gDine

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gDine is an online marketplace and yield management solution that enables its users to plan and book dining events.

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Quantock Brewery

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Quantock Brewery brews quality real ales in cask and bottles by using traditional craft brewing techniques and natural ingredients.

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LineHop

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LineHop provides mobile ordering and payment solutions for the hospitality industry.

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Zencity

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Prop tech and residential hospitality operations

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Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

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Jimmy John’s is part of the Inspire Brand family of restaurants that serves tasty sandwiches made fresh to order & specializes in delivery.

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DigsFact LLC

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DigsFact provides valuable insights related to property condition and historical information.

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Beatitude House

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Beatitude House is a Non profit Organisation.

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Catamaran Corp.

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Catamaran offers a true alternative to the status quo in pharmacy benefit management.

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Potbelly Sandwich Works

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Potbelly Sandwich Works is a restaurant chain that sells sandwiches through its shops while providing pick-up facilities for online orders.

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Z Trim Holdings

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Z Trim Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of functional food ingredients in the United States and

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quitchen

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Quitchen is a web-based company developing mobile applications for smartphones and tablets.

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American Hotel Register Company

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American Hotel Register Company is an hospitality supply firm.

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Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

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Since 1971, LEYE has maintained a sense of humor and enjoyment while creating high quality, successful restaurants.

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Transdev North America

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Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, shuttle.

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Intelligentsia Coffee, Inc.

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Intelligentsia Coffee is a food & beverages company that offers coffee roasting and brewing services.

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Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

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Seasons is a healthcare organization that offers hospice and palliative care services.

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Bounte

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BOUNTE is an intelligent lost and found app and web platform that modernizes and streamlines the lost and found operations for hotels

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Argo Tea

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Argo Tea is a Chicago-based company producing all-natural tea-based beverages.

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Dot Foods

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Owned and operated by the Tracy family for more than 50 years, Dot Foods is the nation’s first and largest food redistributor.

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Wilton Brands

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Wilton Brands operates as a food and paper crafting company.

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MillerCoors

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MillerCoors is a conglomerate of beer breweries that specializes in the business and marketing end of beer production.

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Ken’s Beverage

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Ken’s Beverage is a provider of beverage equipment, installation, service, preventive maintenance and water filtration system.

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Donatos Pizza

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Pizza Inc. is a Midwestern chain of 143 restaurants.

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Flying Food Group

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Flying Food Group is a large-scale catering company providing airline catering meals and snacks for airlines & top retail partners.

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Strategic Hotels & Resorts

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Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. is the preeminent owner and asset manager of the highest quality and luxury hotels and resorts.

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Stamp Travel

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Stamp Travel is an online platform that provides its users to view and share travel tips with others.

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Backbar

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A web and mobile software platform for managing inventory, ordering with vendors, and reducing costs for bars and restaurants.

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Elite Personal Chefs

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Elite Personal Chefs is a personal chef, diet consulting, and private events company.

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Viskase Companies Inc

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Viskase creates and offers hospitality industry focused solutions across the globe.

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Riverside Healthcare

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Riverside Healthcare is a fully integrated healthcare system serving the needs of patients throughout the counties of Kankakee.

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Instabids

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Instabids is a mobile app that allows the restaurants to bid, select the best instant discount expercience for diners.

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PrimeSoft Solutions, Inc.

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PrimeSoft Solutions is a company providing software product development, enterprise application solutions & quality assurance services.

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Minute Suites

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Nap, Relax, Work and More while you wait for your flight. Private nap rooms inside the airport, post-security.

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Evention

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Evention is a hospitality company located in Chicago.

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CLEANCIO

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On Demand Vacation Rental Cleaning Services | Software + Service

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CorpTrav Management Group

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CorpTrav Management Group is a travel & tourism company providing corporate travel management services.

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Aparium Hotel Group

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Aparium Hotel Group is a hospitality company offering Hotel Development services.

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Vios Fertility Institute

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Vios Fertility Institute is a cutting edge fertility practice that seeks to bring high tech, personalized care.

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Tally (Payment App)

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Tally is an app that allows the customer to open, pay, and close a bar tab from a mobile device.

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Georgia Nut Company

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Georgia Nut Company is a food & beverages company offering snacks and nuts.

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Allen Brothers

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Allen Brothers supplies USDA Prime grade beef for steakhouses and restaurants.

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Convenience Valet

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Based in Melrose Park, IL, is an industry leader in trial and travel-size consumer products.

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Airspace

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Office Management, Office Services, Technology, Data Analytics, Commercial Real Estate

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TableSavvy

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TableSavvy is a real-time platform that enables restaurants to market unreserved tables at a discount price.

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Menu3

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Menu3 is a software company that develops 3D enabled products and platforms.

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Unbranded Designs

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Unbranded Designs is an e-marketplace that funds, manufactures, and sells unique furniture from design-oriented communities.

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Maxim Revenue Management Solutions

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Revenue Maximization and Forecasting

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AllTranstek, LLC

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AllTranstek is a transportation company offering rail transport management services.

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Cleanzen Cleaning Services

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Best House Cleaning Services in Chicago

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Orby

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Orby is a geolocation-based mobile app that allows users to receive recommendations from friends on the best local restaurants.

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FLIG, LLC

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FLIG, LLC is a platform for an industry-curated community, where talented people come together to create memorable experiences..

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L3 Hospitality Group

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L3 Hospitality Group is a restaurant operating company.

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Revolution Brewing Chicago

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Revolution Brewing Chicago is a food & beverages company offering beer in Illinois.

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Crowne Plaza Rosemont

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Crowne Plaza Rosemont is a Chicago branch of the Crowne Plaza hospitality chain specializing in guest rooms and suites.

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Publications International

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Publications International, Ltd. (PIL) is a publisher of consumer periodicals.

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Q Center – The Dolce Conference Collection

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Q Center is a hospitality company specializing in conference room rental services.

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Brightspark Travel USA

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Brightspark Travel USA is a travel & tourism company that provides educational tours and services.

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The Beer Mapping Project

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The Beer Mapping Project began in late 2005 as a project to place Breweries and Brewpubs in geographical context using the Google Mapping

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SMS International Shore Operations

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SMS International Shore Operations is a maritime company providing shipping and travel services.

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Virtual Dining Chicago

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We are a hyper-local hospitality talent marketplace

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AH Management Group

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A.H. Management Group specializes in the design, management and maintenance of break rooms, cafeterias and dining facilities.

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POS Partners

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Hospitality and Healthcare industries

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DinnDinn

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DinnDinn is an app that enables users to share pictures and opinions of favorite dishes, drinks and desserts.

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Citispoon

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Citispoon App learns your taste buds and matches it with wait-times at restaurants to get good food into your mouth!

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ClipDart

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ClipDart is a mobile application that provides concierge haircut services.

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Beltmann Integrated Logistics

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Beltmann Integrated Logistics is a transportation company located in Addison.

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Champaign Urbana Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Visit Champaign County is the official tourism destination marketing and management organization for Champaign County.

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KemperLesnik

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KemperLesnik a public relations, event marketing, esports marketing and content marketing agency based in Chicago.

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Savista

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Savista is worldwide food service industry with innovative technologies and services.

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GladFly

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GladFly is an iBeacon 2.0 platform that creates interactive experiences for brands that inspire.

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Hotel Compete

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Hotel Compete is a company founded on a simple principle.

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Beer Universe

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Beer Universe is an online source of in depth peer reviews.

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PolyScience

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Polysciences, Inc. manufactures and sells chemical products that are used in many scientific applications.

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Lunchtime Solutions, Inc.

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Lunchtime Solutions is a food & beverages company specializing in school food and food management services.

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Hyatt Regency

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Hyatt Regency created a place designed around the power of meaningful connections.

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College Chefs, LLC

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College Chefs is a food & beverages company specializing in fraternity and sorority food services.

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