Events

It’s all about making connections — connections to local businesses, connections to readers and connections to 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 into the events business, creating community-focused events that not only served our readers and communities but also local businesses. Our publications do unparalleled work 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) and Women In Business Awards Luncheon and Networking (June and September)
Southwest: Healthy Living Expo (January), Southwest Choice Awards (January-February), Lady - A Women’s Expo (April or May) and Ladies Night Out Series (July, October and December) 
Malibu: Malibu Choice Awards (August-October)
To become a vendor or sponsor at our events, contact Heather Warthen at (708) 326-9170 ext. 16 or email h.warthen@22ndcenturymedia.com.

How can you become a part of 22CM Events?

Vendor and Sponsor Opportunities available for 2020:

  • Healthy Living Expo (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Tinley Park Convention Center) - Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities now available! Click here for more info and to RSVP!
  • Camp Expo (10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Northbrook Court) - Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities now available! Click here for more info and to RSVP!
  • Southwest Choice Awards - Voting open Jan. 16-Feb. 9! Sponsorships available.
  • North Shore Choice Awards - Voting open Jan. 30-Feb. 23! Sponsorships available.
  • Lady Expo (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Tinley Park Convention Center) - Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities available now. First right of refusal offered through 12/31 for current 2019 Lady Expo vendors. Click here for more info and to RSVP!

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 h.warthen@22ndcenturymedia.com. Customized sponsorship packages are available.

If you are looking for coverage of your events, please contact our editorial team

Check out the 22CM Events Facebook page!