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TaskRabbit Takes Chicago: Techweek 2012

FRIDAY Chicago’s 2nd Annual Techweek didn’t just start with a bang on Friday — it started with a rallying call to action by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “The city of Chicago is known as the Second City. In three years from now it will be known as the Startup City.” The Mayor then went on to tell the room full of startups, press, and digital innovators that it would be his mission to partner with the leaders of the tech community here in Chicago. The energy of Emanuel’s speech spread from the main conference stage out into the 7th and 8th floors of the Merchandise Mart, and Team TaskRabbit was there to soak it all in and keep things running smoothly as the Official Concierge of Techweek. We started the morning right in the lobby of the iconic Art Deco building. Chicago TaskRabbits greeted attendees with Intelligentsia coffee and breakfast buns from Wow Bao. Later in the afternoon on the 8th floor of the event, conference attendees descended on the TaskRabbit Lounge for Goose Island 312 Urban …