PRESS RELEASE: The Village of Bedford Park announces partnership with Wintrust Financial Corporation
September 22, 2021
BEDFORD PARK, IL – The Village of Bedford Park and Wintrust Financial Corporation announced a multi-year naming rights and marketing partnership today, connecting two organizations with common business, community, and economic development goals. Through this comprehensive relationship, Wintrust will be the Official Banking Partner of the Village of Bedford Park and will receive naming rights to the newly constructed Wintrust Sports Complex at Bedford Park.
Scheduled to open in Fall 2021, the Wintrust Sports Complex will feature 100,000 square feet of indoor volleyball and basketball courts, a family entertainment center with laser tag, arcade games, e-sports lounge and The Grille bar and restaurant.
“We are excited to get to work with Wintrust, a valued community partner of ours that will aide us in our business and economic development goals for our community,” said David Brady, President, Village of Bedford Park. “Wintrust is the right partner for us in many ways and we look forward to creating wonderful experiences for everyone who visits the Wintrust Sports Complex. We collectively believe in building a better future for our kids and for our community.”
“A facility like this is an incredible asset to our local athletes and community,” said Ed Wehmer, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Wintrust Financial Corporation. “We are proud to support the goals of the young athletes who will train and compete here. We appreciate the leadership of the Village of Bedford Park President and Board of Trustees and look forward to many years of exciting events at the new Wintrust Sports Complex.”
As the Official Banking Partner of the Village of Bedford Park, Wintrust will have significant branding presence at the Wintrust Sports Complex.
ALPA Construction, headquartered in Bedford Park is responsible for the design and construction of the Wintrust Sports Complex.
About Wintrust Wintrust is a financial holding company with assets of over $45 billion whose common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol WTFC. Built on the “HAVE IT ALL” model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries, with over 180 banking locations located in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including business units which provide commercial and life insurance premium financing in the United States, a premium finance company operating in Canada, a company providing short-term accounts receivable financing and value-added out-sourced administrative services to the temporary staffing services industry, a business unit engaging primarily in the origination and purchase of residential mortgages for sale into the secondary market throughout the United States, and companies providing wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.
Forward-Looking Information This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Investors are cautioned that such statements are predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. Wintrust’s expected financial results or other plans are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see “Risk Factors” and the forward-looking statement disclosure contained in Wintrust’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in any of the Company’s subsequent SEC filings. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and Wintrust undertakes no duty to update the information.
About Bedford Park
The Village of Bedford Park is an Illinois Home Rule community located on the southwestern border of Chicago city limits. The Village is near Chicago’s Midway Airport and is minutes from downtown Chicago. As part of a diversified economic development plan, the Village has developed a vibrant and successful retail and hotel district, in addition to its large industrial base. The Village has exceptional infrastructure, transportation, and public services capable of attracting new growth opportunities, and is constantly upgrading its ability to serve its residents and businesses. In the years to come the Village of Bedford Park intends to continue to maintain and improve on its reputation as a solid business leader.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward J. Wehmer, Founder & Chief Executive Officer David A. Dykstra, Vice Chairman & Chief Operating Officer (847) 939-9000 Website address: www.wintrust.com
Chief Business Officer – Marketing & Economic Development
Village of Bedford Park