The Get to know m.e. campaign is providing 39 benches for communities to install in public places on a first-come, first-serve basis.
EDWARDSVILLE — Get to know m.e., the regional image campaign that celebrates why people love living and working in the Metro East, has 39 benches up for grabs for communities to install in public places on a first-come, first-serve basis.
A few of the 2015 host sponsors of the campaign already have these benches outside their establishments, but now the opportunity has been opened up to surrounding public spaces such as parks, historical sites, town squares and other places people gather and visit to celebrate the region’s many great communities.
“This is just another way we can bring the community together, embrace each other and show support for an initiative that makes the Metro East a strong community,” campaign manager Carol Bartle said. “All of this is aimed at celebrating our successes and serving everyone who calls the Metro East ‘home.’”
The benches, which are blue steel and are adorned with the Get to know m.e. logo, are another project funded by the Get to know m.e. campaign, launched to help Metro East residents get to know their community better, embracing the people who live and work in the region and its many attractions. The benches will be donated to area public places complimentary of the campaign. To request a bench, email firstname.lastname@example.org or inquire through the campaign website www.Get2KnowTheMetroEast.com.
Other Get to know m.e. projects include scholarships to college students attending four of the region’s higher educational institutions. More information about the scholarships and bench project may be found at www.Get2KnowTheMetroEast.com/projects.
The 2015 campaign is sponsored by:
- Ameren Illinois
- Anderson Hospital
- Archford Capital Strategies, LLC
- Belleville News-Democrat
- CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP
- Cork Tree Creative, Inc.
- Hospice of Southern Illinois
- Illinois American Water Co.
- InFocus Marketing
- Lindenwood University
- McKendree University
- Mathis, Marifian & Richter, Ltd.
- Memorial Hospital
- Northwestern Mutual – The Lowery Group
- Robert “Chick” Fritz, Inc.
- RP Lumber
- Sanberg Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C.
- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
- Southwestern Illinois College
- The Bank of Edwardsville
- The Tourism Bureau Illinois South
- UMB Bank, n.a.
- United Way of Greater St. Louis
Visit www.GetToKnowTheMetroEast.com to leave ideas to help everyone get to know the Metro East better.