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Donors & Supporters

The Greater Freeport Partnership could not do the work we do reinforcing and promoting Freeport and Stephenson County without the support of many organizations, businesses and individuals. That support comes in many styles and levels.  Thank you to all our private partners who support our work. In this part of our website, we want to recognize those whose backing make what we do possible.

Partnership Level Members

Some companies and organizations voluntarily provide additional support above and beyond normal membership levels. They do so to invest in the Greater Freeport Partnership’s work in workforce development, economic development, business services, tourism, downtown development and more.

Find a complete list of our members in our membership directory.

Volunteers

From organizing committees to workers at events, volunteers provide the brain and muscle power to make our events a success. From our volunteer board of directors to the Partnership Ambassadors to the set-up and clean-up crews at our events, volunteers are essential to what we do. To join a Partnership committee, please contact 815-233-1350.

Marketing Committee

Mike Marten, Chair
Josh Elliott
Lance Ferguson
Josh King-Slowinski
Devin Mielke
Carolyn Mitchell
Kevyn Sutter

DEIB Advisory Committee

Josh Elliott
Lance Ferguson
Julie Hartman-Linck
Greta Herrell
Michael Johnson
Josh King-Slowinski
Kim McIver
Pat Norman
Sofia Santiago

Design & Placemaking

Rhonda Becker
Bruce Cubberley
Wayne Duckman
Brandon Harmon
Devin Mielke
Aubra Palermo
Cal Wescott
Erik Zuberbuhler

Downtown Promotions

Sarah Brennan
Tim Connors
Jaime Elliott
Brandon Harmon
Mark Mannino
Ginger Mercier
Devin Mielke
Aubra Palermo
Angie Spachman
Cal Wescott

Event Sponsors

Some companies and organizations voluntarily provide additional support above and beyond normal membership levels. They do so to invest in the Greater The Greater Freeport Partnership would like to thank our event sponsors who help cover costs to make more affordable events and activities for attendees.  If you are interested in helping to bring one of these events to our residents and visitors, contact kgentz@greaterfreeport.com.

 

Key Industries

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Healthcare

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Private Label Food Manufacturing

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Exposure to Manufacturing April 18, 2024 Freeport, greater freeport partnership, Manufacturing, Stephenson County It is human nature to gravitate towards the familiar. That holds true for high school students. They will frequently choose careers or educational pathways aligned to future careers based on their exposure to that career. So how do we expose more students to the varied manufacturing careers available locally? That was the most prominent conversation thread at our recent Manufacturing […]
Stephenson County Home Show – April 20 April 18, 2024         Participating Vendors include: Acri Company PO. Box 737 Milan, IL 61264 (309) 787-3580 cfilali@acricompany.com Affordable Water 214 W. Menomonie St. Belvidere, IL 61008 (815) 544-1021 affordablewater.durham@gmail.com Bader Construction 1506 S. Oak Ave. Freeport, IL 61032 (815) 821-5733 Bath Planet 7111 N. Alpine Rd. Loves Park, IL 61111 (815) 205-0049 aileen@bathplanetlocal.com Bowen’s Carpet Dry 108 2nd Ave. […]
2024 Restaurant Week Participants April 13, 2024 We are excited to share the great featured dishes from Freeport & Stephenson County restaurants during Stephenson County Restaurant Week! Check back as we get more information added as the event draws closer!     Featured restaurants include: Big O’s on the Hollow The Freeprot Club Higher Grounds Hilldale Deli The Freeport Club Journey’s Cafe Jumpin’ Joes La Patrona Landmark […]
New People Mean Business April 10, 2024 advocate program, greater freeport partnership, Stephenson County The real estate market may not be as active as it was this time last year, but there is constant movement of new people and families into Freeport and Stephenson County. The Partnership connects with newcomers to provide information on things to do in the area that may interest them, services they need to make Freeport and Stephenson County home, […]