As our company has recently arrived here in Chicago, we have had nothing but warm Midwest welcomes for our presence, our design philosophies and the boundaries we are willing to push to create memorable and intriguing live experiences. We believe that this market has tons of opportunity in innovation growth and creativity, with all that the councils are doing to bring more and more tourism and conventions into this wonderful city. We are proud to be a part of this growth!
We recently had the great opportunity to design and produce BizBash’s Hall of Fame. It was a wonderful evening that brought the industry together to showcase true spectacle of innovation and collaboration that Chicago has to offer. The Field Museum hosted this amazing event for BizBash and we had the pleasure to work with their partners to execute our design. Each team pushed for innovation, from unique displays for food presentation and décor from each partner - it was a collective design in the end. One of my favorite lines from our team meeting: “do you own the company or have stock in neon tape? “ “Nope! We just want us all to use a lot of it to execute the fluorescent vibe. These fashion trends are coming back, oy! But let’s get ahead of it and bring something new to the table.” And our partners did not disappoint! We have much gratitude and appreciation for their teamwork and sponsorship for this campaign: The Field Museum, Frost AV Chicago, Magnificent Events, FUSE Team, The Flower Firm, Food For Thought, Kehoe Designs, Field to Table, HMR Designs, Blue Plate, Ivan Carlson, Hall’s and Michael Paul Photographers.
Congratulations again to those whom we celebrated and have made an impact to this local industry and those who continue to watch as they make waves. Hall of Fame Recipients: Dan Brice, Katie Callahan-Giobbi, Alexander deHilster, Jim Horan, Barb Siska, CSEP, and Rising Stars: Luciana Clark and Ryan Campbell.
Written by: Erika Lohmar, CSEP
Executive Producer- USA
Fifth Element Group