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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 […]

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, […]

Adam Hirsen

Adam is the CEO and co-founder of UPshow. Launched in 2015, UPshow is re-inventing consumer engagement at the point of action. The company transforms TVs inside a business into a marketing & entertainment platform that is built to serve the brand. The key ingredients are customer-generated content, intelligent games and apps, mixed with promotional marketing […]


Infiniteach connects individuals with disabilities to the world around them. Our mobile apps support inclusive schools, libraries, museums, and entertainment venues. Since 2014, over 150,000 parents and educators have downloaded our apps to create customized, engaging experiences for the disability community.

CEO Brian Bannon On Building A Team That Values The Company’s Mission

Being the leader of a business that is over 140 years old is no easy task. Enter Brian Bannon, CEO and Commissioner of Chicago Public Library. Chicago Public Library encourages lifelong learning by welcoming all people and offering equal access to information, entertainment and knowledge through innovative services and programs, as well as cutting-edge technology. […]