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The Village of Vernon Hills was incorporated in 1958 and has grown beyond anyone’s expectation as a commercial center in Lake County. We are proud of the development that has taken place in our community and how businesses have become an integral part of our Village. With our growing population, the Village of Vernon Hills established the Cultural Partners Program as a way to establish a partnership between the private sector and the Village. The program is a way to benefit, enrich and entertain the residents and families of the community as well as local employees by supporting activities and events within the Village through the provision of low cost or free entertainment. Many businesses in the community including American Hotel Register, CDW, Tuson Corporation, Gewalt Hamilton, Medline Foundation and Wurth Baer Supply, Taxman Corporation and of course Steinhafels are participating in the 2015 program by making contributions on a number of different funding levels.

The Cultural Partners Program offers a variety of contribution tiers to accommodate the different types of businesses. Each tier provides a benefit to the donor starting with valuable name recognition for your business at each of our events. We estimate that annually, 100,000 people attend the various festivals, parade and community celebrations sponsored by the Village, in part, through the Cultural Partners Program. Many of these events would not be possible or would be substantially reduced without past donations made to the Cultural Partners Program.

Auburn Partner (Financial Commitment of $1,500)
As an Auburn Partner you will receive:
• Recognition on website and banners
• 2 Summer Celebration V.I.P. tent tickets

Lake View Partner (Financial Commitment of $2,500)
As a Lake View Partner you will receive:
• Prominently placed banners featuring your company’s name
• Inclusion of your name and logo in local advertising for each event
• 6 Summer Celebration V.I.P. tent tickets

Hawthorn Partner (Financial Commitment of $5,000)
As a Hawthorn Partner you will receive:
• Prominently placed banners featuring your company’s name
• Inclusion of your name and logo in local advertising for each event
• A prominent notation of sponsorship on the Village’s web page for each event
• 16 Holiday Light Show Tickets
• 10 Summer Celebration V.I.P. tent tickets

Deerpath Partner (Financial Commitment of $10,000)
As a Deerpath Partner you will receive:
• Prominently placed banners featuring your company’s logo
• Inclusion of your logo in local advertising for each event
• A Proclamation recognizing your organization as a Cultural Partner
• A prominent notation of sponsorship on the Village’s web page for each event
• 14 Summer Celebration V.I.P. tent tickets

Evergreen Partner (Financial Commitment of $15,000)
As an Evergreen Partner you will receive:
• Prominently placed banners featuring your company’s logo
• Inclusion of your logo in local advertising for each event
• A Proclamation recognizing your organization as a Cultural Partner
• A prominent notation of sponsorship on the Village’s web page for each event
• 20 Summer Celebration V.I.P. tent tickets
• A showcase piece on Cable Channel 4 featuring your organization explaining what it does and its role in the Vernon Hills Community.

VILLAGE EVENTS

Annual Summer Celebration: The second largest annual carnival/music event in Lake County, featuring four days of music, family carnival rides, bingo tent, and opening evening fireworks. This year the Summer Celebration will take place from July 18th through the 21st with free concerts every night. Persons with VIP tickets enjoy a catered dinner, beverages and a chance to meet other Vernon Hills business owners, executives, elected/appointed officials, and residents. Please note that the VIP tent event is only on opening night of Summer Celebration. Over 40,000 people attend annually and this year will be no exception.

Fourth of July Parade: More than just a parade, this daylong celebration culminates in an evening of live entertainment and a fantastic display of fireworks at Century Park. The average attendance for both events is 15,000.

Arbortheater Concert Series: The Village’s Arbortheater, located on Fairway Drive in the Continental Executive Park, is home to a beautiful amphitheater and eight well attended musical concerts held throughout the summer from June to August. With the five concerts, attendance annually is over 2,500 people and growing.

Oktoberfest: As a way to show our support for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the community came together and helped raise over $50,000 in support of our sister city of Ocean Springs. The event was such a success it is now an annual attraction for young and old. Held at the Metra Station; families and friends of all ages bring the kids out to paint pumpkins, play games, listen to music and enjoy the brats and burgers. An activity enjoyed by more than 4,000 people annually.

If you have questions or would like to discuss the Cultural Partners Program further you can contact Lisa Fischbach at (847) 918-3562 or .

Other Contributions or Donations
In lieu of the Cultural Partners programs, there are many smaller opportunities to make contributions to the Village, either monetary,donation of food items, services, coupons or the like. Please contact Assistant Village Manager Joe Carey 847-918-2540 for more information