- Created: Monday, 30 June 2014 23:36
By Laura Reed
A group of approximately 220 area business leaders from throughout the St. Louis region gathered at Gateway Center on Thurs., March 6, 2014 to celebrate the many successes of the Collinsville Economic Development Commission in its efforts to attract and retain business in the community. Congressman John Shimkus, a native of Collinsville, provided the crowd a brief update on discussions in Washington, D.C., and helped point out the many features of Collinsville that make it a great place to work and raise a family. Offering a mix of cocktails, live music and great networking, the Night with the EDC event was a hit.
Cork Tree Creative, Inc. was highlighted as one of the sponsors for the evening for providing in-kind services in the development of the event invitation, which was designed to look like a travel ticket, playing off the Collinsville Economic Development Department's "Destination Collinsville" brand. Cork Tree Creative also provided graphic design services in creating event signage, table markers and more. A website landing page for RSVPs was also created by Cork Tree Creative's web design team. A cohesive look brought the entire event together and fun was had by all.