It’s all about making connections - connections to local businesses, connections to our readers and connections to our community.
22nd Century Media - Events, or 22CMEvents, is a product of 22nd Century Media - publisher of 15 weekly hyperlocal community newspapers: 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 southwest suburbs and The Glencoe Anchor, The Glenview Lantern, The Highland Park Landmark, The Lake Forest Leader, The Northbrook Tower, The Wilmette Beacon and The Winnetka Current on Chicago’s North Shore, as well as Malibu Surfside News in Malibu, Calif.
In 2014, we decided to enter the events business, creating community-focused events that not only served our readers and communities but also local businesses. Our publications do a great job of connecting with readers through newsprint, but with events we can offer a face-to-face connection.
We hold several events throughout the year including:
North Shore: Camp Expo (February), North Shore Choice Awards (February-March), Women In Business Awards Luncheon (September) and Active Aging Expo (October)
Southwest: Healthy Living Expo (January), Southwest Choice Awards (January-February), Lady - A Women’s Expo (April), Ladies Night Out (August) and Active Aging Expo (October)
Malibu: Malibu Choice Awards (August-September)
To become a vendor or sponsor at our events, contact Heather Warthen at (708) 326-9170 ext. 16 or email

How can you become a part of 22CM Events?

Become a sponsor or vendor at one of our 2019 events:

  • Healthy Living Expo (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, Tinley Park Convention Center) - Click here for more info and free tickets!
  • Camp Expo (10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, Northbrook Court) - More info to come!
  • Lady Expo (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, Tinley Park Convention Center) - Click here for more info and free tickets!

To become a sponsor or vendor for any of the above events, contact Chief Events Officer Heather Warthen at (708) 326-9170 ext. 16 or email Customized sponsorship packages are available.

If you are looking for event coverage, please contact our editorial team

Check out the 22CM Events Facebook page!