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Taste of Home Cooking School

November 4, 2015

Taste of Home's Culinary Specialist Guy Klinzing returns to the Crystal Lake Holiday Inn for the Northwest Herald's annual Taste of Home Cooking school! Join us on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 for an evening full of fun, prizes and cooking.

A pre-show expo starts at 3:30, doors to the ballroom open at 4:30 and show begins at 7pm. This show usually sells out and tickets are limited.

VIP tickets are $45 and include a reserved seat, cookbook, Taste of Home digital subscription, door prizes and a gift bag filled with coupons and a magazine.

General admission tickets are $18 and include general seating, Taste of Home digital subscription, door prizes and a gift bag filled with coupons and a magazine.

Purchase your tickets online at nwherald.com/tasteofhome

Questions? Please contact Meredith at mschaefer@shawmedia.com


Commitment to McHenry County Awards Dinner Tickets on Sale Soon!

September 24, 2015

The Commitment to McHenry County Award recognizes corporations, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses for their outstanding efforts toward making McHenry County a better place to live and work. Northwest Herald reader nominations are submitted and honorees chosen by a selection committee of business and education-related professionals from the McHenry County area.  

There will be a Commitment to McHenry County reception and awards ceremony and dinner at the Crystal Lake Country Club on September 24, 2015. Tickets will be available in early September.

Winners will be announced in early September.

Categories Include:

Top Award - Overall Commitment to Community

Community Service & Giving

Workplace of the Year

Individual – Compass Award

Nonprofit of the Year

New Business of the Year

Our Commitment to McHenry County Sponsors

American Community Bank

McHenry County Clerk's Office, Mary McClellan

Centegra Health System

For questions, please contact Meredith at mschaefer@shawmedia.com.


ChicagoFootball.com Season Kickoff

September 10, 2015

Kick-off the football season with ChicagoFootball.com!

Join us on Thursday, September 10, 2015 for a pre-game panel and then stay to watch the Steelers vs Patriots game at Ditka's in Arlington Heights.

Joining the panel discussion are Bears commentator Hub Arkush, Hall of Famer Dan Hampton, pro QB coach Jeff Christensen and the ChicagoFootball.com team. They'll be discussing the upcoming Bears vs Green Bay game and Jimmy Garoppolo as starting QB for the Patriots.

Have a question for our panel? Submit it in advance to mschaefer@shawmedia.com.

Tickets are $30 per person and include: meet and greet, panel, drink ticket, appetizers and raffles. Purchase your tickets online today!

For questions, please contact Meredith at mschaefer@shawmedia.com.


2015 Best Garden in McHenry County

Congratulations to Susan Wayman, winner of the 2015 Best Garden Contest with her submission, The West Walk. Susan will receive a $200 gift certificate for Countryside Flowershop, Nursery and Garden Center.

An honorable mention goes to the Algonquin/LITH Interfaith Food Pantry for their entry, Victory Gardens.

Congratulations to both of these winners and thank you to all who participated in this year's contest.

To view all submissions, visit nwherald.com/garden2015/

Questions? Contact Meredith at mschaefer@shawmedia.com


Now - August 31, 2015

Where's Herald Photo Contest

“Herald” the Northwest Herald pup is ready for summer vacation. He loves to travel, but is looking for a friend to take him on adventures this year. Herald's never been to the park, zoo, or the Bean. He's never seen California or Rome or ridden a roller coaster - but he'd love to go with you! You can cut his picture out of the paper or print it from the website, decorate him however you would like, bring him with you wherever you go and snap a picture.

We want to see where you take him! Submit your photo's on NWHerald.com and we may even post them online or print them in the paper.  All qualified submissions will be entered to win one of two prizes valued at $375! Winners will be randomly selected at the end of the contest.

Submit your photos by August 31, 2015


August 6, 2015

Best Under 40 Celebration Dinner

Congratulations to the Best Under 40 class of 2015!

Adam Diamond

Britten Follett

Cameron Hubbard

Jill Ernst

Joe Shulfer

Mark Phipps

Michael Shipley

Rebecca Lee

Steve Georgy

Titus Mielke

Jennifer Wagner

All are welcome to celebrate with the recipients at an awards dinner in their honor which will be held on August 6 at Turnberry Country Club. There is a welcome reception at 6pm, dinner seating is at 6:30. Tickets are $50 each and include the champagne reception, dinner and ceremony. General seating tickets can be purchased here, to reserve a full table in advance please contact Meredith at 815-459-4040.

To see previous Best Under 40 winners, please click here

Our Best Under 40 Sponsors:

Presenting: Caldwell Consulting

Keynote: BMO Harris

Major: Sage YMCA

Flowers: Apple Creek Flowers

Photography: From Me 2 You Photography

Questions? Please email Meredith at mschaefer@shawmedia.com


Shaw Media offers businesses unique sponsorship opportunities targeting a variety of potential customers. Sponsorships are limited! Don't miss out! To see the Northwest Herald Events and Sponsor Video, click here!

For more information or to secure a sponsorship, please contact our marketing department. LeeAnn Atwood at latwood@shawmedia.com or Meredith Schaefer at mschaefer@shawmedia.com .

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