Cork Tree Creative, Inc. to Sponsor Route 66 Festival for 6th Year in a Row

Apr. 4, 2017, 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 sixth consecutive year.

The festival, celebrating its 20th year, will be held in Edwardsville City Park, Fri., June 9 and Sat., June 10, 2017. Jan Carpenter, 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 Carpenter.

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 year also offers a climbing wall and gaming truck for the kids. This free, 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.

Reed Joins St. Louis Press Club

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We are happy to announce that Laura Reed recently joined The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis. The Club’s focus is to advance the understanding of the area’s mass communications discipline, promote scholarship and encourage professional excellence.

Laura Reed, public relations director and owner of Cork Tree Creative, is excited to be a part of such an influential organization. “As a new member of the St. Louis Press Club, I’m looking forward to the networking opportunities as well as the ability for idea exchange amongst peers that membership provides,” Reed said. “It’s been a staple organization for PR professionals, reporters, writers and more since the 1960s, making a profound impact in our industry.” Forums, meetings and events organized by the St. Louis Press Club help promote awareness of significant issues facing the communications field throughout the community.

Cork Tree Creative, Inc., located at 138 N. Main Street, 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. The company is a certified women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. For more information, please call (618) 656-7333, visit or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Linked.

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