Cork Tree Creative, Inc. Sponsors Edwardsville Oktoberfest


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We are super excited to announce that we are a Brandenburg Gate Sponsor for this year’s annual Oktoberfest in Edwardsville.

Gori Julian & Associates is partnering again with Global Brew Tap House for this year’s festivities which take place on Sat., Sept. 17 in Edwardsville City Park. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) as they work to raise funds and awareness for cancer treatment and research.

 “My team and I here at Cork Tree Creative are thrilled to be a part of such a fun event that not only brings the community together, but also supports a really great cause that we are all passionate about,” said Laura Reed, co-owner of Cork Tree Creative, Inc.

The festival will kick off at 11 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. There will be over 20 beer selections offering a traditional German flair.  Local eateries, live music, games, and photo booth fun will be rounding out the day’s entertainment options. Raffle tickets to win a trip for two to Germany will be available for purchase with the proceeds going towards the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. For more information regarding the festival, visit


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 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 or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

Elizabeth Payne

Jaci Rothe

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