Vendors needed for upcoming women’s expo

Published on February 7, 2014 | 1:55 pm CST

After several years of providing award-winning news coverage to suburban communities, 22nd Century Media is launching 22CM Events.

Lady - A Women’s Expo will be the first event of 2014 for 22nd Century Media.

The event will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive. 

The one-day event will offer dozens of booths, offering everything a woman needs — health tips and screenings, fashion and beauty, food, home décor, shopping, and more. A celebrity speaker, to be announced at a later date, will also be present.

Chief Events Officer Heather Warthen said the company chose the date of the expo for one special reason.

“It’s the day before Mother’s Day,” she said. “What better way to celebrate your mother than by bringing her to the expo for a day all about women?”

Events are a first for 22nd Century Media. With the ability to connect with readers through its print and online products, the company chose to find a way to connect with readers on another level — face to face.

“It will give us, as well as advertisers and local businesses, a chance to connect with the readers in person,” Warthen said.

While the event focuses on women, men are also welcome. 

“We will have a ‘Man Cave’ for men to relax in while the women in their lives shop and get pampered,” Warthen said.

Crisis Center for South Suburbia has partnered with 22nd Century Media to collect donated items for the nonprofit organization, which provides emergency shelter and other services to individuals and families victimized by domestic violence. A complete list of items needed will be released prior to the May 10 event.

Vendor booths begin at $400.

For more information, contact Warthen at (708) 326-9170 ext. 16, or visit

Publisher 22nd Century Media produces The Frankfort Station, The Homer Horizon, The Lockport Legend, The Mokena Messenger, The New Lenox Patriot, The Orland Park Prairie and The Tinley Junction in Chicago's south suburbs, as well as The Glenview Lantern, The Highland Park Landmark (Feb. 2014), The Northbrook Tower, The Wilmette Beacon and The Winnetka Current on Chicago's North Shore, and Malibu Surfside News in Malibu, Calif.

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