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Sep 11 / bschwartz

VHT Among Top 75 Finalists At Chicago Innovation Awards

VHT ImageWorks, a digital marketing platform that significantly increases search engine generated traffic to real estate brokerage Web sites, has been selected as one of the top 75 finalists for the prestigious 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards.

The awards program reflects a cross section of the Chicago and surrounding regions’ business communities.  The final ten winners will be announced Monday, October 22 and celebrated at an event with over 1,500 business and civic leaders at Chicago’s Harris Theater.

The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 11th year, is the only organization in the country dedicated to honoring the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service from a specific region.  This year almost 400 nominations were received.

VHT ImageWorks is the first software platform that positions residential real estate brokerages as the original source of their property listings information on the web in order to boost their search-engine generated visitors, online sales leads and sales conversion rates.
“Brokers are engaged in a high-stakes, winner-take-all battle over search engine visibility,” said Alex Zoghlin, CEO, VHT. “VHT ImageWorks helps brokerages win this battle with a cost-effective , turnkey solution for attracting  more search engine visitors to their sites.”

“The most important message of the Chicago Innovation Awards is one of confidence and courage,” said Thomas D. Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards.  “The economy is challenging but each nominee believes the simple truth that a powerful new product or service will find a rewarding market and has the courage to pursue their vision.”

This year 13 judges, representing a range of Chicago’s business community, will be involved in an exhaustive and complex judging process to select the final ten winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards as well as ten “Up & Comer” award winners for smaller organizations still in the start-up phases of their innovations. In addition, each of the 75 finalists is automatically in the running for the annual “People’s Choice Award,” selected through online balloting at

Don’t forget to Vote for VHT for the People’s Choice award at the Chicago Innovation Awards!