Cork Tree Creative, Inc. Sponsors Edwardsville Route 66 Festival for 5th Year

May 20, 2016, EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.– St. Louis area marketing and public relations firm Cork Tree Creative, Inc. announced today that it is the Mother Road Sponsor of the Edwardsville Route 66 Festival for the fifth consecutive year.

The festival, celebrating its 19th year, will be held in Edwardsville City Park, Fri., June 10 and Sat., June 11, 2016. Laura Reed, owner of Cork Tree Creative, is more than thrilled to help organize and promote an event that highlights the memories of Route 66. “My team and I here at Cork Tree Creative look forward to being a part of the Route 66 Festival every year. The festival not only shares the memories of our area’s past, but it also creates new ones, and I love being able to help make that happen,” said Reed.

The fun-filled, family friendly event offers attractions for all ages including live music, great food, a beer and wine garden, classic car show, local art vendors, a 10K run and Trailnet bike ride for those interested. This historic event attracts several thousands of guests and is the perfect way to spend a weekend with friends and family. For more information about the festival visit www.edwardsvilleroute66.com and follow the festival on Twitter and like their Facebook page.

Cork Tree Creative Welcomes Two Summer Interns

Edwardsville-based public relations and marketing firm Cork Tree Creative, Inc. announced today the addition of Elizabeth Payne and Jaci Rothe as the firm’s summer interns.

Payne, of O’Fallon, Ill., is a 2016 graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications. Rothe, of St. Peter, Ill., is a senior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville studying mass communications.

Both Payne and Rothe will support the firm’s staff in providing public relations, social media and online marketing services to clients throughout the nation. They will also support Cork Tree Creative in managing several events happening this summer in the St. Louis area for its clients.

According to Public Relations Director Laura Reed, Cork Tree Creative is lucky to have found two smart and creative interns this summer. “My staff and I are very happy to have Elizabeth and Jaci, and look forward to their contributions. When I think back about the lessons I learned at my internship, and what valuable skills it taught me, it’s exciting to give these young ladies the chance to have the same experience.”

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 60 S. State Route, Edwardsville, Ill., is owned by Jan Carpenter and Laura Reed and has recently been awarded Best Marketing Firm and Best PR Firm by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit http://www.corktreecreative.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Elizabeth Payne

Jaci Rothe

Cork Tree Creative Steps Up as Sponsor of Family Hospice’s Masquerade Gala

Family Hospice’s Masquerade Gala celebrated it’s 25th year this past Saturday on April 2, 2016. Jan Carpenter, our co-owner and creative director, attended the fun-filled event on behalf of Cork Tree, an event sponsor. Family Hospice, located in Belleville, Ill. serves patients in the counties of St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Clinton, Randolph, and Washington. Their vision is to help patients and families facing serious illness find the right care, at the right time, for the right reason.

Carpenter has donated her time and talents to Family Hospice as a member of the board and on the committee for the Masquerade Gala, believing that donating her energy to such a worthwhile cause furthers their mission, helping others when they need it the most.  


Cork Tree Creative featured on KSDK Channel 5's Show Me St. Louis

Show Me St. Louis recently interviewed Laura Reed with Cork Tree Creative and Jay Tebbe of the Belleville News Democrat, highlighting some of the best features of the Metro-East and the “Get to know m.e.” campaign. The "Get to know m.e." campaign was launched to help everyone in the Metro-East get to know their community better, the people who live and work here and the many attractions available for families, businesses and visitors. Year-round festivals, fantastic restaurants, and one-of-a-kind shopping destinations are just a few of the reasons people that live in the Metro-East want you to learn more about the many things that make living here so special.

Edwardsville-based marketing and public relations firm, Cork Tree Creative, has been working with the leaders of this campaign initiative since it’s inception. Various businesses in the Metro-East have teamed together to organize and fund this comprehensive, positive-image marketing campaign, helping fund visible projects that will help make the Illinois communities even stronger.

Join us in celebrating the many reasons we love calling the Metro-East “home”, and share with us our efforts of making the many communities that make up the Metro-East stronger.

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