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As KMK celebrates its 20th anniversary, here are some of our more memorable moments!

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KMK Media Group signs incorporation papers

November 18, 1998
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Press release announces former Milwaukee (and Rockford) TV reporter opens business with Machesney Park native and Audio-Visual specialist.

June 16, 1999
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KMK hosts a Rockford Chamber ribbon-cutting and open house at its first office in the iconic “Top of the Rock” building. The 400 square foot office space looks out on Alpine Road and Colonial Village Mall.

October 6, 2000
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KMK’s owners begin teaching continuing education course at Rock Valley College entitled “Marketing Solutions for a Successful Website.” Ah…the good ‘ole days of Flash—not!

February 13, 2001
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KMK volunteered many hours toward strategic planning for RPS 205. KMK finished branding work for RPS 205 High School Academies, forever changing the way students are educated in the district.

March 12, 2001
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KMK’s Pam Maher is featured as a “Top Woman Executive” in InBusiness Magazine. Remember that publication??

April 18, 2001
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KMK wins Rockford Chamber “Small Business of the Year” Award!

May 24, 2001
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KMK is hired to install webcam to monitor and stream live video of the construction of the Winnebago County Justice Center.

July 25, 2005
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KMK moves its time-tracking into the 21st century by using a time-tracking online software, realizing the employee and client growth has exceeded “old fashioned” hand-written time logs!

September 22, 2005
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KMK sends out the first eblast of its own to 257 clients, vendors and friends that discussed the value of corporate videos and the launch of a new KMK-produced website for the Rockford Coronado Concert Association.

November 13, 2006
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Lori Wallace, Customer Care Manager, joins KMK

February 7, 2006
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KMK designs first-ever website for Winnebago County.

June 12, 2006
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KMK’s CEO Pam Maher puts her kids to work early, utilizing 4-year-old Caitlin in a billboard for Physicians Immediate Care. Pam’s kids have also made cameos in TV commercials.

January 6, 2009
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Pam becomes president of Rockford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the 3rd woman and the youngest board chairman in the Chamber’s 100+ history.

January 20, 2009
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KMK’s Pam Maher chairs the United Way of Rock River Valley’s annual fundraising campaign, working with a dedicated group of volunteers to raise nearly $5 million dollars.

May 15, 2011
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KMK’s owners are flattered by a purchase offer from a large, long-standing Rockford company but decline, knowing they enjoy what they’ve built over the past 12 years, leading a team of talented professionals in doing great work for clients.

August 3, 2011
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Merry Christmas to KMK as they become the new owners of a 4100-square-foot beautiful 2-story historic building on Church Street in downtown Rockford. The KMK team gets cozy for 6 weeks in a back conference room while the rest of the 100-year-old building is renovated. Many thanks to Illinois Bank & Trust and Rockford Local Development Corporation for their assistance!

December 22, 2011
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KMK office mascot, “Bailey,” crosses the Rainbow Bridge. Nine months later…puppy ”Riley” moves into the new KMK downtown KMK offices.

January 6, 2012
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Web guru Shaun Kehoe joins KMK’s talented team.

October 28, 2013
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KMK President Jeff Klarman obtains an FAA Drone License and KMK adds drone footage to its video production capabilities.

January 4, 2016
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Graphic Designer Pamela Castro joins KMK, drawing rave reviews of her creative work from clients!

May 5, 2016
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Sarah France Mitchell joins KMK as Communications Specialist

August 22, 2016
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Communications Specialist Maegan Shinkle joins KMK, penning an op ed in the Rockford Register Star touting her love at first sight (and taste) of Rockford!

July 9, 2018

Here's to another 20 years of making memories!

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Who We Are?

KMK Media Group is a full-service communications firm focused on helping businesses succeed through consistent creative, message and tone.

What We Do

Our services include award-winning design, web development, social media management, video production, public relations, ad campaigns and more!

Where to find us?

Address
716 North Church Street
Rockford, Illinois 61103
Phone Number
815-399-2805
Email Address
info@kmkmedia.com