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Ideology Entertainment – A Closer Look

Gabe Garza, President and Partner of Ideology Entertainment, started out bussing tables and soon learned that the restaurant business was in his blood. According to Gabe, the space dictates the restaurant concept and it takes the right eye to create it. His goal is to be in the top 5 places you visit most often. […]

Ideology Entertainment

Ideology Entertainment owns and operates a unique collection of inspired destinations including Chicago q, Blue Door Farm Stand, Biggs and La Storia Ristorante, and is developing other Chicago concepts. The group specializes in crafting unique experiences, offering an engaging escape from the everyday with innovated design alongside familiar comforts, local character and attentive service. Their […]

Marquee Development

A real estate development firm specializing in urban mixed-use entertainment and professional sports districts. As a principal developer, born out of professional sports ownership, we are neighborhood place makers. We bring a hands on approach to creating world-class experiences in entertainment, hospitality, and sports. We bridge the gap between professional sports organizations and traditional developers, […]


AspireUp is a strategic marketing and brand and innovation consulting firm that helps companies identify new avenues for growth. Our projects focus on developing brand and marketing strategies, creating new products and services, and executing market research to understand markets and customer needs. We have 25 consultants with senior-level experience in marketing and general management, […]

Double Door

Double Door is a live music venue located at 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. at the Six Corners intersection of Milwaukee, Damen, and North Avenue in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. It’s been hosting live concerts, specializing in rock, metal, punk, hip-hop, funk, soul and many subgenres in between since June of 1994. The […]

JD Gershbein

Leveraging his academic background, training in improvisational comedy at The Second City, and many years in broadcast media, JD GERSHBEIN is literally reinventing the concept of the personal brand strategist. An early adopter of social media, he has firmly established himself as a thought leader on the topic and a positive role model for people […]

Arona Martin

Arona Martin is a lightning bolt of energy who thrives on creating memorable experiences for her clients and friends. Her creative intuition paved her early success in branding and entertainment, and her drive for living an authentic life makes her a bold voice to those looking for a passionate shift in theirs. A former student […]

Mobolaji Akintunde

Mobolaji Akintunde is a serial entrepreneur. He started his career as a talent manager and guided the careers of several recording artists and painters, who have gone on to win grammies and international notoriety respectively. Mobolaji leveraged his relationships in the music and entertainment business to pair big brands with pop culture influencers and celebrities, […]

O’Kelly Kasprak LLC

O’Kelly Kasprak is a full service architecture, interior design and project management firm known for bringing a hospitality perspective to all types of commercial spaces. Our portfolio includes a variety of hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs, entertainment venues, sport and recreation facilities, theaters, corporate spaces, retail stores, and specialty projects. The essence of what makes O’Kelly […]


UPshow is changing the way businesses think about in-venue marketing. Its plug-and-play technology transforms a venue’s TVs into engaging and promotional experiences that drive sales, enhance engagement and improve marketing ROI. Powering more than 4,500 locations with 12,000+ active screens, UPshow’s customers include hospitality, fitness, entertainment and healthcare venues such as Crunch Fitness, UFC Gyms, […]