Northwest Suburban Marketing-PR Firm Named Business of the Year by Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce

December 4, 2014 (VMPR) – Vicarious Productions, a marketing and public relations firm based in Palatine, Illinois, won the Business of the Year distinction from the Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s Key to Success awards on December 3, 2014 at The Cotillion Banquets in Palatine.

Vicarious Productions offers a full range of marketing and PR services, and has remained focused for more than a decade on providing innovative ideas and customized strategy and consulting, all tailored specifically to client needs.

“The mission of Vicarious Productions has always been  to nurture and grow small businesses; this desire comes from my deep entrepreneurial spirit-an outgrowth of watching my parents, aunts and uncles, all of whom immigrated from western Europe, grow businesses of their own,” said Melanie Santostefano, company co-founder and president. “The American Dream is still alive and burning bright-we see it daily through our company and through our clients.”

Services offered including marketing and public relations consulting for small to mid-sized businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals.

Website design and graphic design services also are available, in addition to any and all collateral marketing and branding materials, such as business cards, sales flyers, postcards, mailers, logos and other messaging.

“What I enjoy most is taking a thought from a client and making it a thing,” said Shawn Jackson, a partner and vice president of the business. “We develop a truly consultative relationship with our clients…we work very hard to see their business and goals through their own eyes so we can provide the best services possible.”

That goal has apparently worked, as Vicarious Productions was voted by its peers to win the 2014 Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

“It’s a huge honor, really. We put our heads down every day and do what it takes to give our clients the absolute best,” said Santostefano. “It’s a great affirmation that what we do, is truly impactful.”

To schedule a free consultation, call 847-654-1269. Visit Vicarious Productions at