If you haven’t heard about it already, the upcoming VM Business Showcase is an effort by Palatine-based marketing company Vicarious Productions, Inc. (VM) to highlight local businesses by providing a venue to show them off; it also promises to be a fabulous and fun evening for those who attend!

VM has compiled a “Top 10” list of reasons why should you make the time to stop by the VM Business Showcase this coming Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Palatine-Arlington Heights!

  1. 15 vendor tables to visit and shop at: check here to see a list of ALL the participating businesses!
  2. FREE glass of wine-one per attendee – compliments of d’Vine Wine and Gifts! (cash bar available)
  3. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Mia and Luca’s Catering (this is a recent outgrowth of one of Palatine’s longest standing businesses, Hot Dog Richie’s)
  4. You can win fantastic prizes! A weekend getaway at the Enchanted Forest Cottage, one night stay downtown at the Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel, day pass for 4 at Golf Nation with golf simulator time, personal training sessions from The Exercise Coach, Wine Tastings for 30 from d’Vine Wine and Gifts, manicures, pedicures and haircuts from Salon Lorrene, chiropractic demonstrations from Castle Chiropractic and more! Check here to view all prizes to be given away to lucky winners.
  5. There’s going to be a heat wave on the day of the event!  (Relatively speaking-27 degrees according to the Chicagoland 7 day forecast and NO SNOW)!
  6. Networking/socializing opportunities-whether you are there to mingle and shop with friends, neighbors and others, get in front of potential new customers or build relationships in business-it’s a social, networking event.
  7. It’s just two days before Valentine’s Day –you may win it, or if you don’t, you can purchase something special for your sweetheart from one of our vendors!
  8. You are supporting our local business owners instead of giving your business to the almighty ‘big box’. This is America – and small business is vitally important to our neighbors who build them to support themselves and their families, and vital for our local economy and the strength of our villages.
  9. It’s a fantastic excuse to get out of the house. It’s been a long, rough winter for all of us, and the VM Business Showcase gives you a reason to break out and enjoy yourself!
  10. You’ll have a great time! Food, drinks, friends, networking, prizes and giveaways in a take-away  bag from media sponsor Patch.com!

The VM Business Showcase will be held on Wednesday, February 12 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Palatine Arlington Heights. Click here to pre-register on Facebook or on the Vicarious Productions website before February 12 to qualify for special door prizes.

Please join us!