November 8, 2014
We have been producing events for PEAK6, a Chicago-based asset risk management company for over 10 years. Their anniversary event is always the crown-jewel of their social calendar. Each year we are tasked with creating a theme and weaving that theme through all elements of the event – the venue, décor & name entertainment as well as the food & beverage. Coming up with the theme is the initial challenge each year, as the aim is always to outdo the previous year’s event. The next major challenge is coming up with the venue. As the company has continued to grow, so has the event, making it difficult to find a venue that can accommodate the guest count, as well as the extensive décor and production needed for BIG name talent (which is always a surprise).
For the 2014 event, we created a James Bond theme at the Redmoon Event Venue in Pilsen. The venue has a barren warehouse feel and features high ceilings and an open floorplan, which lent itself well to a Bond-themed setting, essentially providing a blank canvas for us to employ various décor, technology & production elements.