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Corporate Balloons & Promotions, Ltd.

Phone: (847) 516-2910 300 Jandus Rd STE 115, Cary, IL 60013

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Corporate Balloons & Promotions, Ltd is a hot air balloon advertising agency which designs and pilots hot air balloons for companies, to increase visibility and increase brand awareness. Located in Cary, IL, this company serves businesses all over the Chicagoland area, including international brands. Founder and president Bennett Schwontkowski has piloted over 2,750 flights during the past 30 years, holding over 12,000 passengers. His flights include promotional appearances at events such as the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, the Kentucky Derby, the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, the Preakness Celebration, and the Albuquerque Balloon Festival. Clients of Corporate Balloons & Promotions include America Online, Applebees, Allstate, Cadbury Schweppes, and RE/MAX Northern Illinois.

The company provides three different balloon programs for their customers, depending on the geographic span of the balloon's travels and how many regions are involved. The different programs include focused single region, focused multi-region, and itinerant, regional, national, or international. Focused single region uses one balloon and one team of balloon-handlers, and is suitable for a local company seeking to expand visibility in their chosen region, typically less than 125 miles in area. Focused multi-region services use several balloon teams, one for each region, and are suitable for increasing regional or international visibility, more so than the single region, by using multiple balloons. Itinerant, regional, national, or international programs allow a balloon to make appearances at specific events or locations, and use one or more balloons that service a larger geographic area.

Visit the website for Corporate Balloons & Promotions, Ltd, to learn more about their balloon and promotional services, read about how their services can increase visibility and brand awareness, and schedule a consultation to design a balloon or balloon program.

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Customer Complaints Summary

0 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
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Advertising/Sales Issues 0
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
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Additional Information

BBB file opened: April 21, 2014 Business started: 01/01/2012 Business started locally: 01/01/2012 Business incorporated 09/21/2004 in IL
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Bennett Schwontkowski, Owner/Sales
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Bennett Schwontkowski, Owner/Sales
Business Category

Balloons - Manned Business Promotions - General Promotional Products - Non-Wearable Promotional Products Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other (NAICS: 487990)

Alternate Business Names
Corporate Balloons, LLC

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B 3.66
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D 1.66
D- 1.33
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