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Our Big Event once again brought together over 500 business and civic leaders for a morning focused on continued collaboration and business growth. Click here to see what local leaders had to say, and to learn how this year's Talent Innovator Award Winner, Laser Precision, tapped into the Lake County Workforce Ecosystem to fuel their company's success. 


We’re looking forward to the biggest Big Event in history! Thanks to the many event sponsors who are making it possible, including First Midwest Bank, Lake County, Mesirow Financial, CIBC Bank, Horizon Therapeutics, Comcast, Innovation Park Lake County, Cushman and Wakefield and so many more. Click here to check out a full list of this year's sponsors.


We've really hit this year's Big Event out of the park! Thanks to a record number of ticket sales, the Big Event is now SOLD OUT. Attendees who are already registered will receive additional event details by email on Thursday, May 16th. As a reminder, the event will begin with networking at 7 a.m. on Friday, May 17th. The program will begin at 7:45 a.m. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Lake County is a powerful hub for the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, and so it’s no surprise to see our partners at AbbVie and Horizon Pharma rank #1 and #3 on Fortune’s list of the top places to work in the country. 


Lake County is well known for its secure and inclusive communities, and we’re proud to see so many of them receiving recognition on Safewise’s list of the safest cities in the state.


Lake County’s already-high quality of life is set to be bolstered by a new system of lakefront trails connecting the northernmost communities with Illinois State Beach Park. The plan will leverage natural assets to boost tourism and economic development in northeastern Lake County. 


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