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Last week, the Personalities, Inc. crew entertained families and kids of all ages at The Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills for Presidents’ Day.

Those in attendance enjoyed jams from DJ Akib with Lou Loiben on the mic, while they participated in hula hoop contests, skating drills, big tricycle races, dance parties on ice and much more.

The Glacier is a family-friendly facility offering hockey, figure skating, skating lessons, public skating sessions and of course, amazing parties and events such as ours. Learn more about The Glacier at www.glacierskate.com.

If you’re looking for fun, interactive DJ entertainment for your next event, you too can win your crowd over with Personalities, Inc. Based in Northbrook, we strive to bring a fresh, innovative approach to make your special day one you’ll always remember! To book us for your next wedding, corporate or school event, birthday party or Bar Mitzvah, please call 847-272-7892.

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Personalities ORT Marriott event 2013

PersonalitiesGet Flipped ChicagoXpress Video Productions and Cobalt Photography have teamed up to donate an amazing All-In-One Premium Raffle Prize for the 2013 ORT Showcase worth over $5,000!!! This package will go to one lucky winner who will get the DREAM TEAM of Mitzvah service providers!

*A limited number of raffle tickets will be sold this Sunday, January 27, at the 22nd Annual ORT Party & Event Planning Showcase.

Presented by ORT Chicago, this 22nd annual event will help you plan your entire party in one day. Located at the Lincolnshire Marriott (Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069) on January 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  This event also includes FREE admission and parking!

Raffle Prize Package Includes:

Personalities Package*

Our SOIRE Package includes 1 D.J., 1 MC, and 1 Interactive Dancer entertaining your guests for 3 hours  with Pro Sound & Lighting Effects. $2500 Value

Xpress Video Package*

This shoot and burn package includes 3 hours of party coverage shot in standard definition, and all the footage is transferred onto DVD. $995.00 Value

Cobalt Photography Package*

This shoot and burn package includes 3 hours of unlimited professional photos, with all the images transferred onto a DVD for the client. $995.00 Value

Get Flipped Chicago*

This package includes 1 hour of unlimited single shot green screen photos providing fun, and a take home momento for all your guests! $600 Value

*Offer applies to NEW CLIENT contracts only, cannot be used towards previously booked events, cannot be transferred, and party must be booked by 6/30/13.

Come see Personalities Inc. during our 18th appearance at the show. We’ll have special gifts and exclusive offers for anyone who stops by our booth in the Northeast corner of the Big Tent that day. This annual event is a great resource for anyone getting ready to plan a party, a Mitzvah or a Wedding. Companies of all kinds will be in attendance to help you plan your special event, such as…

  • Caterers
  • DJs
  • Invitations
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Party Planners
  • Entertainment
  • Party Favor Providers
  • Centerpieces
  • Wedding Planners
  • Party Facilities
  • Specialty Services
  • Bridal Services
  • Confectioners

As always, don’t forget to follow us and our events online at these places:

Facebook.com/Personalities-Inc

YouTube.com/user/personalitiesinc

Twitter: @personalitiesDJ

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The family of Zachary Tran will host Zackapalooza on Saturday, September 22 to benefit the Zachary Tran Memorial Fund, which the family started after Zack’s tragic death in 2003.   Zachary was just six years old when an unsecured soccer goal fell on him during practice in Vernon Hills, IL. His parents Jayson and Michelle Tran have advocated to change state law and started the Memorial Fund, which provides educational, athletic and artistic activities for children with limited opportunities.

“ZacKapALooZa” will feature games for the entire family, music, food, a raffle and silent auction.  The event will be held from 6 to10 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 at the Vernon Hills Cougars Youth Athletic Association (740 Corporate Woods Parkwa). The event is for children of all ages and their families. Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for children or $100 for the whole family.

Personalities, Inc. will be providing our services of live music and dancing to this great cause. In addition, food from Culvers, Buffalo Wild Winds, Hel’s Kitchen Catering and Hitz will be served. The silent auction and raffle will feature prizes such as iPads and jewelry from Tiffanys.

On Saturday, September 22, we will donate our services for Zackapalooza 2012.

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We recently shared with you the viral video of Personalities Inc. owner Lou Loiben’s brother-in-law Shaun Sperling showing off his Madonna moves at his bar mitzvah 20 years ago. Since then, the video has received even more attention from the media and Madonna fans alike. Last night, Shaun had a live Skype interview on


You can also see additional interviews and coverage of Shaun below:

HuffPost Live

Mashable

What’s Trending

ABC News

Personalities Inc. is a production company specializing in interactive DJ entertainment for special events. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., we strive to bring a fresh and innovative approach to make your event memorable and enjoyable. If you’re looking to host an unforgettable Bar Mitzvah, wedding, corporate or school event and more, please call 847-272-7892.

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Chicago based Personalities Inc. has provided DJs to hundreds of Bar Mitzvahs over the years. All of these parties are unique celebrations on their own. However, one party our founder Lou Loiben worked 20 years ago just went viral on YouTube! On March 14, 1992, Shaun Sperling read from the Torah and became a Bar Mitzvah in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The theme Shaun chose to signify the religious celebration of him becoming a man was, “Madonna.” To kick off the party, he danced to “Vogue” by Madonna. You’ll see Lou at the beginning of the video introducing Shaun and turning the dance floor over to him!

In just six days the video has had 159,953 views, not to mention that we’ve heard that Shaun is headed to New York to be on the Today Show. Perez Hilton has featured the video of Shaun Sperling’s Vogue dance on his blog.

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So? How was your summer? Ours was fantastic . . . and busy!

June marked the start of Wedding Season, Corporate Picnics and Team-Building Events, Block Parties and Street festivals.

We had a blast taking our “Tween Show” on the road and visiting all the Midwestern summer camps.

The July 4th weekend signaled the official end to “Bar Mitzvah Season,” which gave us a chance to bring life to new ideas and get ready for the next wave that hits once kids get back from camp in August.

And, it has hit!

Last week, we enjoyed Back-2-School events, Mitzvahs, a Wedding, a Country Club Member’s Pool Party, a Sweet 16, and a special performance at Buffalo Grove’s Disabilities Day (now in our 10th year at their festival)!

Now, here are a couple upcoming events:

On Thursday September 15, Personalities will be performing at Pinstripes in South Barrington from 6 to 9 p.m., for a special event showcase hosted by Pinstripes & PlanTheBestParty.com

This FREE event will be perfect for anyone planning a Wedding, Bar Mitzvah or Corporate Event who is looking to meet the best vendors around.

On Sunday September 18, Personalities is helping sponsor Ryan’s Run – 5k Run/Walk at Century Park in Vernon Hills.

During this family friendly event, runners will enjoy a scenic 5K run/walk around Big and Little Bear Lakes while families participate in various activities including:

*Kiddie sprint for young children

*A performance by children’s entertainer Joel Frankel

*Magic by Randy (Randy Bernstein)

*Inflatable Bounce House by Clowning Around

*Balloon entertainer Marc Machtinger

*Face painting

And, of course, Personalities Inc.’s own Lou Loiben will emcee the event.

It will be a great experience for a worthwhile cause. For more information, please check out ryanbrierefoundation.org/ryans-run.html.

We are so excited for this new season and will be bloggin’ all the way. Make sure you check back often to see what we have going on.

That’s all for now. Gotta get back to the music. See you on the dance floor!

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Apr
21

Busy Busy Springtime!

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Hey Everyone! Personalities Inc. has been so busy lately! Things have really been great for us all and we wanted to thank you for your continued support. Every week Personalities crews head out to perform Chicago’s best events. Whether it be a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Corporate Event, Social Function, or Block Party, Personalities brings the FUN! Our dancers were just part of a Flash Mob. For those of you who do not know, a Flash Mob consists of a typical social setting (a train station, for example) and a dancer just starts dancing. Before anyone realizes what is going on, many other dancers jump in and perform a choreographed routine. This shock and high level of skill instantly creates a fantastic atmosphere. Our flash mob was to perform at a cocktail hour of a corporate event, and brought down the HOUSE! Kudos to the Personalities Staff for a job well done. Be sure to check us out on Facebook and tell your friends! We have been practicing weekly at our Warehouse, “The Groove”. This venue not only can hold rehearsals, but any kind of production you may be planning. Call our office for more information. See you all at a Party soon! =)

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Jan
19

ORT Party Planning Showcase

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The Personalities team will be on hand with our DJ’s, Emcees, and Dancers again this year at the ORT Party Planning Showcase on January 30, 2011.  It’s our 16th appearance at the show, and we’ll have special gifts, and exclusive offers for anyone who stops by our booth in the Northeast corner of the Big Tent that day.  This annual event is a great resource for anyone getting ready to plan a party, a Mitzvah or a Wedding. Companies of all kinds will be in attendance to help you plan your special event.

Presented by ORT Chicago, this 20th annual event will help you plan your entire party in one day.

Location: Lincolnshire Marriott – Ten Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Date and Time: January 30, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Free Admission and Free Parking! A great location for this fun and informative event. Come see Personalities and let us help you plan the entertainment for your event while experiencing the other providers, like:

  • Caterers
  • DJs
  • Invitations
  • Photographers
  • Videographers
  • Party Planners
  • Entertainment
  • Favors
  • Centerpieces
  • Wedding Planners
  • Party Facilities
  • Specialty Services
  • Bridal Services
  • Confectioners

As always, don’t forget to follow us and our events online at these places:

Facebook.com/Personalities-Inc

Twitter.com/Personalities-Inc

YouTube.com/user/personalitiesinc

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With 2011 getting under way, PERSONALITIES, INC. is proud to celebrate its SWEET 16!  That’s right, back in 1995, we opened for business.  Our humble beginnings saw our first “office/warehouse” in the Buffalo Grove condo of our company owner, Lou Loiben.  As just a nugget of Personalities trivia, that BG address still comes up in random Google listings (9 Oak Creek Drive).  So please if you’re looking for our offices, don’t go knocking at 9 Oak Creek.

We had 8 amazing years in Buffalo Grove, and still consider BG our home away from home.  Our first real office there was at 219 Old McHenry Road in the BG Town Center Mall.  We were right next Zweig’s Deli (memba them?).  Then it was across town to 738 South BG Road.  Our office was between Hanabi Sushi & New Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant.  Though we always had great dining options, we didn’t have enough space for events.

That was a big reason we moved our offices to Northbrook.  Here we enjoy a mixed use space that houses our offices, warehousing, and our newly remodeled private nightclub area known as The Groove.  I can’t even believe we’ve been here for 8 years already!

So as we kick off this next year, we’re proud to welcome you all to our new website, and strongly encourage anyone who has not checked us out lately, to put us on your list.  We have a lot to offer, and we’d love to share with you all our new options available for your next event.

Go ahead, bookmark this site, join us on Facebook, and make sure you join us for a party soon.  Happy & Healthy New Year to everyone!

All the best!

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With 2011 getting under way, PERSONALITIES, INC. is proud to celebrate its SWEET 16!  That’s right, back in 1995, we opened for business.  Our humble beginnings saw our first “office/warehouse” in the Buffalo Grove condo of our company owner, Lou Loiben.  As just a nugget of Personalities trivia, that BG address still comes up in random Google listings (9 Oak Creek Drive).  So please if you’re looking for our offices, don’t go knocking at 9 Oak Creek.

We had 8 amazing years in Buffalo Grove, and still consider BG our home away from home.  Our first real office there was at 219 Old McHenry Road in the BG Town Center Mall.  We were right next Zweig’s Deli (memba them?).  Then it was across town to 738 South BG Road.  Our office was between Hanabi Sushi & New Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant.  Though we always had great dining options, we didn’t have enough space for events.

That was a big reason we moved our offices to Northbrook.  Here we enjoy a mixed use space that houses our offices, warehousing, and our newly remodeled private nightclub area known as The Groove.  I can’t even believe we’ve been here for 8 years already!

So as we kick off this next year, we’re proud to welcome you all to our new website, and strongly encourage anyone who has not checked us out lately, to put us on your list.  We have a lot to offer, and we’d love to share with you all our new options available for your next event.

Go ahead, bookmark this site, join us on Facebook, and make sure you join us for a party soon.  Happy & Healthy New Year to everyone!

All the best!

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