Halloween Techno Zombie Geo Cache Hunt 2016 in Palatine

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  • Emerald City Music Productions, Inc. P.O. Box 126 Palatine, IL 60078 224-409-6221

    If you would like to sign up your business or community service organization to participate in this year's Hunt,
    we would love to have you join us!
    Click here to send an Email

    These are the requirements to participate in the game:
    1. Think of a fun interactive creative activity you can have the players do in your business or organizations location when they arrive.
    *Note: It must be safe, all ages, non-discriminatory, Halloween themed, and be the same activity for all players.

    2. There is a business participation fee of either $250.00 or $500.00.
    The difference is in the amount of recognition generated within the marketing for this event
    The Non-Profit organizations do NOT have a fee. Rather we ask that you present us with either a list of tasks for community service work needed to be done by your organization that we can ask the players to do en route, or have an interactive fun activity at your location to show the players how cool you really are!

    3. The businesses and organizations must be located in Palatine, IL.

    A few technical questions that have arisen:
    Question: Do I have to be open for the players as long as the event is open? (8:30 am - 7:00 pm)
    Answer: Although you get more out of it if you are open the entire day for the event, there is some flexibility in the routing of the players if you absolutely can't be open the entire day. We would like to encourage businesses to be open the entire day since it is a community wide event and players would miss out on getting to know your business if you shut down early or open up late.

    Question: About insurance.....
    Answer: It's in your place of business, therefore it is in the realm of your own insurance. Please check wtih your insurance company before hand if you have any concerns. We only handle the logistics of the event.

    Question: How many people are you expecting this year?
    Answer: We are aiming for over 100 players, 30+ businesses, 5+ community service organizations and a handful of Slo-Downs and miscellaneous locations

    Question: Will the players come all at once or how does that work?
    Answer: We have 4 routes to send the players on. Each contains Slow-Downs as well. This is to keep the players from following each other too closely and coming all at once. It will also help give you a break between players to focus on your regular clients. Of course we hope you will encourage your regular clients to purchase a ticket and join in the fun!

    Question: Who is the target audience?
    Answer: Everyone! It is built to be an all ages game. The players can come from anywhere. Only the businesses and community service organizations are required to be from Palatine.

    Question: I want to give my swag away.. how do I do that?
    Answer: You can give whatever swag you want, to your customers, provided it is safe, all ages, non-discriminatory and Halloween themed for this event. An easier way to do it would be to have us add it to the goody bags and have the players use it in the game as a tool for some sort of activity. Another option is to add it to the sponsor table at the awards celebration in the evening for anyone to pick up.

    Question: What kind of swag can I give them or put into the goody bag?
    Answer: Safe, all ages, non-discriminatory, halloween themed items are acceptable. Fun stuff! No Drugs, liqour, cigarettes, porn, weapons, or contraband. Also, brochures and business cards are best added as coupons in the passport booklet. Otherwise they will most likely get tossed by the players as not being a cool enough item to hang onto when they get swag from others. If you do give swag outside of the goody bag on your own, please be sure to include your business's name on it so the players can remember where they got it from.

    Question:How long should the activity be?
    Answer: We would like to suggest that the activities be no more than 5 - 10 minutes per person.
    However, we also realize that some activities might take longer and are super fun for the players, so to cut them short would be a disservice on fun time to the players. So it's ultimately up to you. We suggest 5 - 10 min. as a rule of thumb. Keep in mind too, that the players goal is to accomplish as many activities as possible in as little time as possible. Please respect other locations time needs too.

    Thank you to this year's most wonderful Sponsors!

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    Master Hitch
    2 / 14
    Palatine Lawnmower Repair
    3 / 14
    Palatine Hand Detail
    4 / 14
    Bill's Grove Florist
    5 / 14
    Smart Gadget Repair
    6 / 14
    APS Advanced Pre-School Palatine
    7 / 14
    Palatine Library
    8 / 14
    Palatine Chiropractor Dr. Pyzik
    9 / 14
    Christ In The Wilderness Retreat, Stockton, IL
    10 / 14
    Dog In Suds
    11 / 14
    Glow Inc.
    12 / 14
    Vinni's Pizza
    13 / 14
    Heil & Kay Insurance
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    The Music Room

    Custom event designed by Barbara Kronau-Sorensen C/P 2014, 2015,2016,
    c/o Emerald City Music Productions, Inc. P.O. Box 126, Palatine, IL 60078
    Website created by Emerald City Music Productions, Inc. c/p 2016