Donors & Supporters

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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. We call them Partnership Level Members.

  • City of Freeport
  • Stephenson County
  • FHN
  • State Bank
  • Helm Group
  • Citizens State Bank
  • Midwest Community Bank
  • US Bank
  • Fehr Grahm
  • Forreston State Bank
  • Northwestern Illinois Contractors Association
  • The Morse Group
  • Union Savings Bank
  • MetLife
  • Elliott Graphix
  • Winter Construction
  • Berner Food & Beverage
  • Winter Associates
  • Stewart & Associates/Nationwide Inbound
  • Tri-Star Metals
  • In Grown Farms
  • ComEd
  • Danfoss
  • Stephenson Service Co.
  • Freeport Industrial Roofing
  • Adkins Energy
  • Freidag Associates
  • Journal Standard
  • Fishburn Whiton Thruman
  • Snak King
  • Shockey & Cox
  • Freeport Park District
  • Midland States Bank
  • Loescher Heating & AC
  • Nicor
  • Hughes Resources
  • Plager Krug Bauer Rudolph & Stodden
  • Pearl City Elevator

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

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.


Annual Dinner Sponsors

  • In Grown Farms
  • Hughes Resources
  • Citizens State Bank
  • Forreston State Bank

Cruise Night Sponsors

  • J.H Barkau & Sons
  • Skinner’s Auto
  • Dan’s Route 66 Service
  • Fairway Ford
  • Gary’s Collision
  • Mahoney & Mahoney

Music on Chicago Sponsors

  • Bocker Automotive Group
  • Citizens State Bank
  • In Grown Farms
  • Forreston State Bank
  • Loeffler Wealth Management
  • Sarah Flashing Creative

Pretzel City Winefest Sponsors

  • State Bank
  • Citizens State Bank


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.

Key Industries

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Construction, Plumbing, Heating, & Service

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Pretzel Fest celebrates Freeport’s moniker as the Pretzel City April 19, 2021 The inaugural Pretzel Fest is scheduled for April 24 in Downtown Freeport to celebrate the history and comradery of the Pretzel City. Activities, food, shopping and fun for all ages between 10 am to 4 pm on Chicago Avenue. The Pretzel Fest BBQ Competition will kick off in the early hours of the morning with aromas to entice all residents […]
Stephenson County Restaurant Week April 14, 2021 The Greater Freeport Partnership is excited to announce the first annual Stephenson County Restaurant Week April 23-May 1. During this nine-day event, patrons are encouraged to seek out dining options from area restaurants that are offering featured dishes. Freeport and Stephenson County are home to more than 95 restaurants, cafés, bars, lounges, and delis, each with a unique flavor or […]