We look forward to working with Lake County Partners on The Big Event every year! It’s quickly becoming one of our favorite corporate events, as the people we get to work with are so much fun. This year’s event was no exception. Thanks to Cobalt Photography for the wonderful photos!
We returned to the Lincolnshire Marriott to take advantage of their stellar event space for our multifaceted event. The salon spaces are perfect for large-group networking, and we love that there are smaller satellite rooms we can use for more intimate groups, like the Speaker Reception. The Grand Marquee Ballroom is a bright, airy space that works so well for our 500+ group of Lake County business professionals. We’re consistently blown away by the excellent service put forth by their Marriott’s team.
The networking portion of The Big Event is always bustling as hundreds of professionals from all around Lake County mix and mingle. Midwest Young Artists provides the delightful background music.
We loved working with AVP on the audio and visual needs for The Big Event — they really helped make sure the presentations looked their best and that all the speakers were comfortable with their set-up before the big day.
This year’s event featured a few special additions in honor Lake County Partners’ 20th anniversary, one of which was the incredible keynote speaker, Robert Safian. His history working with and interviewing innovative business leaders over the past few decades provided great insight and a very enthusiastic presentation. Working with APB Speakers made the logistical elements of his trip to the Chicago area so easy! Special thanks to Windy City Limo for working with us on his ground transportation.
Lake County Partners also created a special new award to bestow upon a company that demonstrates true innovation in the workplace. (Congrats, HydraForce!) We were happy to partner with Matthew Hoffmann to create a custom award for this event. The wonderful team at a5 branding and digital helped us bring this design, as well as all the other print and visual presentations, together for The Big Event.
We were also delighted to offer a treat to attendees as they were leaving — cake pops from Candy’s Cake Pops! In hues of blue and white and an assortment of flavors, they may have been the biggest hit of the day!
We’re already looking forward to getting started on next year’s event — and hope for many more years of fun and collaboration with Lake County Partners!