Collaborate Freeport is a group of business leaders, government leaders, community development organizations, and passionate citizens that are coming together to brand and market Freeport and Stephenson County to create a stronger sense of community, increase economic development and work toward a shared vision of a vibrant, healthy and engaged Stephenson County.
To drive these efforts, Blake Musser was hired as the full-time Director of Community Marketing. He continues to work with the Collaborate Freeport Steering Committee and a5 Inc. on the "All In" branding and marketing campaign. Click here to view the press release.
Collaborate Freeport and "Freeport All In" are community-driven. Seventy-five percent of the funding comes from the private sector and individuals in Freeport and Stephenson County, and twenty-five percent comes from the public sector.
VIDEO: What is "Freeport All In?"
Highland Community College student Alex Lane Jansen worked with Collaborate Freeport to develop this animated short to explain in simple and clear terms, the All In brand and movement. Thank you to Alex for a terrific piece and to Erin Schrader, also an HCC student, for the outstanding voiceover work.
Current Collaborate Freeport Steering Committee Members Include:
Amy Baker, Citizens State Bank
Jack Carey, Freeport Park District
Tess Dahm, NIDA
Amy Fairweather, Dreibelbis + Fairweather Photography
John Harris, a5 Inc.
Brian Helm, The Helm Group
Tim Hood, Highland Community College
Tiffany King, Freeport Area Chamber of Commerce
Jodi Miller, City of Freeport
Alex Mills, City of Freeport
Jessica Modica, Freeport Art Museum
Tiffany Nieman, United Way
Sally Noble, Hughes Resources
Laura Reynolds, Midwest Community Bank
Danielle Rogers, Freeport Downtown Development Foundation (FDDF)
Chris Schneiderman, State Bank of Freeport
Beth Summers, Freeport High School
Larry Williams, Housing Authority of Freeport
Devarius Washington, Student
Andrea Winter, Winter Construction
Dean Wright, Freeport Area Church Cooperative
Dave Young, Northwest Illinois Development Association (NIDA)
Madison Wright, Student