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Regional image campaign touting the Metro East enters second year


gettonowmeFrom Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE — A regional image campaign launched in 2015 to help everyone in the Metro East get to know their community better is entering its second year.

“Get to know m.e.- The Metro-East. I live here. I love it” touts the attractions and the reasons people love living and working in the region.

“This campaign was launched to give something positive back to the community,” said project manager of the campaign, Carol Bartle. “This is a chance to get people involved in making the community an even better place to work, live and raise a family. In 2015 we were able to show support to our schools through a scholarship program, wrapped a MetroLink train and designed steel benches with our Get to know m.e. message, developed a quality of life video, participated in area parades and events to spread positive word about the campaign’s initiative and so much more. That was just the beginning. For 2016 we hope to dedicate even more resources to projects that improve community living and education that showcase our area as a great place to live and visit.”

As the campaign enters its second year, more businesses stepped up as host sponsors. The 2016 host sponsors include:

– Ameren Illinois
– Illinois American Water
– Bank of Edwardsville
– McKendree University
– Lindenwood University
– Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
– Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd.
– Illinois South Tourism
– Archford Capital Strategies, LLC
– Hospice of Southern Illinois
– Memorial Hospital
– UMB Bank
– Anderson Hospital
– Chick Fritz Distributing
– Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.
– Strano & Associates Real Estate
– Auffenberg Dealer Group
– Bi-State Development
– KMOV-TV, Channel 4
– Belleville News-Democrat
– Cork Tree Creative, Inc.

The community is invited to help spread the word about the “Get to know m.e.” campaign by following it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, and sharing information with family and friends. Residents and businesses are encouraged to give testimonials on why they “live here and love it” at

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