Celebrating Oktoberfest with East Peoria Chamber!

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Our Lebkuchen cookie designs hung from the rafters of our booth to give guests an example.

On Thursday, October 6, Heart Technologies participated in EPCC Oktoberfest. This event serves as East Peoria Chamber’s annual Business Expo. We joined dozens of local businesses in Par-A-Dice Hotel’s banquet center for an evening of fun, networking, and community involvement!

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Lebkuchen cookies ready to decorate!

While coming up with our fun activity for the event, our team researched Oktoberfest in Germany. We learned that common take-home goodies include Lebkuchen cookies. Lebkuchen cookies are heart-shaped cookies worn around their necks and decorated with phrases and designs.

We thought this was a fun way to incorporate Heart into the traditions of Oktoberfest! Our booth dripped in Heart-branded Lebkuchen cookies. We also featured a cookie decorating stand. Guests choose their cookie and ribbon, then decorated with icing! We photographed many of the cookies in a fun, fall backdrop for beautiful pictures. Feel free to check them out on our Facebook page.


Heart’s decorations included custom-made bottles. On the table, these bottles held stalks of wheat. We custom wrapped a six-pack of ginger ale to raffle off with a gift card as a prize. These bottles served as a fun way to show off the many offerings we provide to businesses and consumers alike.

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Heart created custom bottle labels for decoration and giveaways!

Thank you, East Peoria Chamber, for hosting another great event! We look forward to next year’s expo!