Breadcrumb Home Special reports To nominate a person or company for a feature that accepts submissions, click here. Notable Executives Series Crain's Notable Executives series features best in class executives across a range of industries in the Chicago-area. Click here to view our Notable calendar and nominate an influential executive. 20 In Their 20s Looking for the next big thing in Chicago business, tech and innovation? Follow these young change-makers to find clues. Among their ranks: social problem-solvers, emerging entrepreneurs and money masters. Some generate big revenues. Others challenge the status quo. Not one is older than 29. Nominations are now open (deadline: Feb. 3, 2020). The list will publish on May 11. 40 Under 40 Company makers. Rule breakers. Risk takers. Industry shakers. Here are the 40 people putting an outsize mark on Chicago business and nonprofits, all before their 40th birthdays. 2020 submissions are now open.Nomination deadline is May 15, 2020. The story publishes Nov. 9, 2020. Best Places To Work Partnering with Best Companies Group, Crain's surveyed thousands of employees at Chicago-based companies to find the top places to work. The 2020 story publishes April 6, 2020. The deadline for submissions has passed. The Book (of leads and lists) A one-stop download of Crain's exclusive lists and directories containing essential data and contacts for the companies. Also included is a "Contacts" file which contains more than 3,500 C-level, marketing, press and human resources contacts from all of the lists in a mail-merge ready format. The package is comprised of marquee lists as they ran in 2019. Coolest Offices Chicago's most innovative, exciting workplaces are visually stunning, but they also prioritize flexibility, better ways to meet, views that are accessible to many rather than a few, and compelling reasons for employees to show up and work together (in person). In this contest, judged by local design professionals, we present a dozen or so of the area¡¯s best offices. 2020 submissions open Jan. 6, 2020 and close June 1, 2020. The story publishes Oct. 19. Fast 50 In the race to rapidly increase revenues, these companies are outpacing the rest. Here's our list of the Chicago area's 50 fastest-growing businesses, starting with the top 10's insights into how they got there. Fast 50 finalists will be published in print on May 18; the final list publishes June 22. Submissionswill open in Feb. Notables Check out Crain's roundups of leaders making a difference in Chicago. From law to health care, in the LGBTQ community and the Gen X cohort, we've got the standout executives across the metropolitan area. Privately held companies Crain's exclusive ranking of the largest privately held companies in the Chicago area, based on revenue. The Excel version containsextra companies, hundreds more contacts and business descriptions and percentage changes in revenue from prior year. The list also includes local and worldwide employee headcounts. Publicly held companies A comprehensive list ofpublicly traded companies based in the Chicago-area ranked by 2019 revenue. Small Business In this annual feature, Crain's focuses on topics of interest to small businesses and profiles local firms, asking them to share their hard-won tips and lessons learned. The content is chosen by the editors. This year's small business section publishes May 4, 2020. Tech 50 Crain's Tech 50 recognizes a who's who offounders, CEOs, coders, hackers, investors, brilliant minds and bravehearts at the forefront of Chicago's technology scene. This feature publishes July 13. There is no formal nomination process; our technology reporter and editors gather intel from our sources to come up with the list. Send ideas to [email protected] by April 15; include Tech 50 in the subject line. Woman Up Stories from Crain's Woman Up project, celebrating women in business. This ongoing project is made up of stories conceived of and edited by Crain's editorial staff; there is no nomination process.