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 (June and September)
Southwest: Healthy Living Expo (January), Southwest Choice Awards (January-February), Lady - A Women’s Expo (April) and Ladies Night Out Series (June, August, 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

How can you become a part of 22CM Events?

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

  • Ladies Night Out - Ghouls Night Out (6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, Konow's Corn Maze) - Click here for $5 tickets! They are available through 2 p.m. Oct. 3. You can then purchase tickets at the door for $10. Vendor and sponsorships are sold out! 
  • Ladies Night Out - Mistletoe Market (4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, Orland Park Crossing) - Click here for FREE tickets! Vendor tables are sold out. Limited Sponsorships remain! 

2020 Events - Save the date!

  • Healthy Living Expo (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, Tinley Park Convention Center) - Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities now available!
  • Camp Expo (10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, Northbrook Court) - Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities now available!
  • Lady Expo (9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Tinley Park Convention Center) - Vendor and Sponsorship opportunities available starting Nov. 4.

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 coverage of your events, please contact our editorial team

Check out the 22CM Events Facebook page!