Community

When R.W. Churchill founded our firm in 1903, he recognized the value of community involvement and committed our firm to public service. A century later, our people continue to emphasize participation in Grayslake and Lake County civic events.

Grayslake Summer Days 2017

August 19, 2017

The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented Grayslake's Summer Days 2017 on August 18th-19th in downtown Grayslake at Center and Whitney Streets.  The family music festival offered activities for the entire family including carnival rides, a bags tournament, food vendors, bingo and more.  The festival also featured a Bike and Pet Parade on Saturday afternoon, as well as the annual Summer Days Parade on Saturday evening. Website:  http://www.grayslakechamber.com

26th Annual Grayslake Chamber 5k

July 15, 2017

Runners, walkers, strollers and wheelchair athletes of all ages and abilities were encouraged to participate in the 26th Annual Grayslake Chamber of Commerce 5k Race and Fun Run thru historic Grayslake.  Our own Mark Hamilton emceed the awards ceremony on the plaza. Website:  www.grayslakechamber.com

2017 Grayslake Chamber Arts Fest & Wine Tasting

June 24, 2017

Held right in front of our offices on Whitney Street, the 22nd Annual Grayslake Arts Festival presented masterpieces of both new and familiar artists and offered wine tasting from wineries around the world.  The sunshine offered fantastic viewing of magnificent pieces for patrons to enjoy and purchase.  Over 25 artist tents were set up, and the crowd enjoyed a variety of food, live music, dance performances and children's activities.  As with the Grayslake Craft Beer Festival, funds raised from the event are earmarked for scholarships awarded to students from both high schools in Grayslake. Website:  www.grayslakechamber.com

5th Annual Grayslake Craft Beer Festival

June 3, 2017

The 5th Annual Grayslake Craft Beer Festival continued its tradition of celebrating the art of brewing while raising funds for college scholarships.  Over 250 brews were served from more than 80 breweries while multiple bands played live music all afternoon at several stages.  As always, CQR&H is happy to participate in this local merrymaking. Website: www.grayslakebeerfest.com  

CQR&H earns the Purple Angel

March 20, 2017

In 2016, Grayslake became the state's first dementia-friendly community under a resolution passed by the Village Board.  Advocates aim to keep people with dementia active in their communities and provide education for emergency personnel, business leaders, and community members on interacting with people with dementia. Grayslake's first responders and library staff were trained in 2016, and CQR&H personnel had the same opportunity on March 20th, 2017.  Representatives from several local organizations provided helpful guidelines for communication where dementia is a factor.  In recognition of this training, CQR&H earned the Dementia Friendly Community Purple Angel and will commit to supporting Grayslake's initiative to be a community where people with dementia are valued, respected and welcomed.

Cancer Schmancer 5k

October 1, 2016

Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton was pleased to sponsor the inaugural Cancer Schmancer 5k on October 1st, 2016.  Held at the Rollins Savanna in Grayslake, this event was conducted by the Marti Leider Foundation, which strives to assist those living with colon cancer and their families by fundraising for scholarships for affected children, research for a cure, and donations to hospice care centers.  This event raised just under $6,000, far exceeding expectations for their first 5k!  Website:  www.martileiderfoundation.org

Grayslake Summer Days

August 20, 2016

There was plenty of outdoor fun on tap at Grayslake Summer Days on August 19-20th.  Participants enjoyed carnival games, food booths, bingo, a variety of bands, a pet and bike parade, children's entertainment, go-kart races, and a bags tournament prior to the always impressive Summer Days Parade.

25th Annual Grayslake 5k Run and Walk

July 16, 2016

Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton sponsored the 25th Annual Grayslake 5k Run and Walk on July 16th, 2016. The Grayslake Chamber of Commerce puts in a fantastic effort every year to carry out this fun tradition. As usual, Mark Hamilton and his Chamber cohorts logged many hours behind the scenes in preparation, and Mother Nature was exceedingly kind in providing a gorgeous day for the event in the heart of downtown Grayslake.

Annual Grayslake Arts Festival

June 18, 2016

The annual Grayslake Arts Festival is sponsored by the Grayslake Chamber of Commerce and offers attendees the opportunity to view and purchase amazing local artwork while enjoying great food, kids’ activities and live entertainment.
Website:  www.grayslakechamber.com

CQRH sponsors Annual Grayslake Craft Beer Festival

June 4, 2016

Churchill, Quinn, Richtman & Hamilton was proud to sponsor the 4th Annual Grayslake Craft Beer Festival on June 4th, 2016.  Rain was no deterrent to the 2,600 thirsty patrons, and the sunshine eventually broke thru to warm the crowds.   Website:  www.grayslakebeerfest.com

Grayslake Farmers Market - right outside CQRH!

June 1, 2016

The Grayslake Farmers Market pops up right outside our doors each week!  Fall and spring markets are held on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm, while summer markets offer great food, music and activities on Wednesday afternoons.  
Website:  www.grayslakefarmersmarket.com

Fundraising: Meadowview Elementary School in Grayslake

May 6, 2016

Partner Mark Van Donselaar recently organized a plant sale for his son’s local elementary school.  On May 6th, 2016, Meadowview Elementary School in Grayslake held its 7th Annual Plant Sale to support the school’s PTO.  Mark, an avid gardener, chaired the event which raised over $1,500 for the school.   The firm also was pleased to donate a bike for Meadowview’s recent Funfest fundraiser.