Family Business Bannerville USA Introduces a New Division, School Spirit Lab

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Bannerville USA, the original manufacturer of light pole banners, announces that they are expanding their company with a brand new division; School Spirit Lab. School Spirit Lab will target junior highs and high schools and help them maximize their school spirit.

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Bannerville USA, the original manufacturer of light pole banners, announces that they are expanding their company with a brand new division. This new division brings an innovative name, School Spirit Lab, which targets junior highs and high schools.

Owners Ken and Patti Sitkowski are excited to reveal this new expansion to their thriving forty-year-old business. School Spirit Lab is derived from the strong family roots of Bannerville USA. School Spirit Lab has all the credibility and reliability of the Bannerville name, but with a school focus. Aside from being known for their beautiful light pole banners, Bannerville USA also provides exceptional customer service. In the last few years, they have helped over 100 Chicagoland schools by printing and installing wall murals, record boards, championship banners, and more. In working with these schools, Bannerville USA has come to understand how school spirit can shape young adult lives. They’ve seen firsthand how excited students are to come to a visually appealing school that proudly displays its tradition and values. Bannerville USA wants to share their ideas about the importance of school spirit and pride with other schools, administrators, and coaches.

“We have been assisting more and more schools each year – we wanted to create a special division of Bannerville which is now dedicated to helping schools advertise their accomplishments and traditions,” says Ken Sitkowski, who is the co-owner of Bannerville USA with Patti Sitkowski.

School Spirit Lab specialists will meet with school staff, tour the school facilities, and ask some basic questions as part of the free "School Spirit Assessment.” This assessment will look for gaps in a school's current spirit strategy, and compare the school's spirit to that of other schools in the Chicagoland area. After completion of the assessment, a School Spirit Report Card will be presented, which will identify ways the specialists feel the school can increase school spirit and school brand awareness. It’s that simple, and the opportunities are endless.

“Now that I am working in the family business, I want to make sure that students get the same benefits from school spirit as I did. That’s why we’ve developed the school spirit assessment. We’ve helped over 100+ schools in Chicagoland create an environment that fosters community and school spirit. Research shows, schools with great school spirit and community support produce high quality students and athletes,” says Tom Sitkowski, Vice-President of Business Development. To name a few schools Bannerville have worked with, they include: Hinsdale South High School, Latin School of Chicago, Lyons Township High School, New Trier High School and Oswego High School.


About Bannerville USA
Bannerville USA has been a family owned business since 1973. Originally started by Emil Harley, Bannerville USA was the first manufacturer of light pole banners in the United States. Prior to digital printing, the original banners were screen printed onto canvas. In 2005, Ken and Patti Sitkowski purchased the company from Patti’s father, Emil, and relocated the business from Western Springs to Burr Ridge, Illinois. Along with the move, Bannerville USA began adding more product lines, and also began working on exciting projects in schools, retail centers, and small businesses. Bannerville USA is not only proud of their high quality printing, but they are also one of the few Chicago area companies that also offers installation services for all of their products. They have a staff of graphic designers to assist and meet design needs. For more information, take a look at their website at

To learn more about School Spirit Lab and getting a free spirit assessment, visit the website at or call direct at (630) 455-0304.

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