Polaris Media Launches New US Company in Lake Forest, Illinois

Polaris Media, the award winning maritime and engineering specialist PR firm, is expanding its offering to exporters with the launch of a new company in the United States. Polaris Media America LLC joined Lake County Partners and World Business Chicago in announcing the grand opening of its new headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois on Lake Michigan. It is being led by Polaris MD Ben Pinnington a former journalist who now holds American residency and who founded Polaris in Liverpool, U.K. in 2011. “I would like to thank both Lake County Partners and World Business Chicago for making us very welcome here in the ‘City of Broad Shoulders’,” he said. “Chicago is perfectly located at the heart of the United States and I have been fortunate to visit here many times in the last ten years to see my wife’s Polish family. I have always found Chicago an inspiring beautiful place with a passion for entrepreneurship, culture and dreaming big. It is the economic powerhouse of the Midwest and Great Lakes region with ease of access to the St Lawrence Seaway and the storied US inland waterway network. From here we can promote our networks in both the U.S. and European markets supported by our team in the U.S. and U.K. I would also like to thank all our friends and clients in the U.K. and in particular Liverpool. Polaris has grown out of the Merseyside maritime cluster and we are grateful for all the support we receive.” Kyle Schulz, EVP of economic development agency World Business Chicago, said: “We applaud Polaris Media for their decision to establish their U.S. company in the Chicagoland region. This reinforces the Chicagoland region’s stature as a strategic hub for business, leveraging its robust transportation and logistics infrastructure, as well as its rich legacy and flourishing emerging industries. By fostering collaborative efforts between the public and private sectors, we are confident that Polaris Media’s presence will further enhance innovation, job creation, and the overall economic well-being of our residents.” Kevin Considine, president and CEO of economic development agency Lake County Partners said: “As the second biggest exporting county in the entire state, Lake County is the perfect home for Polaris Media. The area is a major destination for international trade and foreign investment, with export revenue topping $7 billion and accounting for 13% of the state’s total export values. Growing companies are leveraging Lake County’s talent and infrastructure to go global, and we are thrilled to add Polaris’ services to the many resources available to them.”

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