TechX Awards honor top companies, executives in Chattanooga's technology industry

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The coronavirus has brought new demands and appreciation for technologies that allow work to continue even as workers must remain separated and out of the office.

The Chattanooga Technology Council (ChaTech) sought Thursday to recognize regional companies and leaders who have helped build local technology initiatives during the first annual Technology Excellence Awards (TechX). The pandemic forced the awards program to be done online, instead of in person, however. The inaugural TechX Awards drew 70 nominations from 33 companies and a panel of judges picked both businesses and leaders for their technology achievements in the past year in 10 categories.

"We're thrilled to honor those professionals whose leadership, creativity, innovation, and perseverance have made a difference for their colleagues, their companies, and our community," ChaTech Executive Director Carla Askonas said.