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St. BaldricksOn Saturday, March 16 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Personalities, Inc. will be supporting the Lincolnshire and Wheeling Professional Firefighters in their fight against childhood cancer at the Fifth Annual St. Baldricks fundraiser. DJ Roger Olsen and Master of Ceremonies Lou Loiben will be entertaining guests at this great event, which will be held at The Cubby Bear North in Lincolnshire.

In addition to the head shaving, attendees will be able to participate in silent auctions and 50/50 raffles. This event will also play host to several special guests, fun and music from the Personalities crew.

The Lincolnshire-Riverwoods L4224 and Wheeling L3079 firefighters are already heroes in their own right through their work fighting fires and saving lives, and once again they are stepping up to be heroes for kids with cancer. Over the past four years, the firefighters have raised more than $137,000 for kids cancer research.

This event is just a small part of the firefighters’ efforts to raise $50,000 in 2013. To date, they have raised more than 65 percent of this money, or $32,632.

To have Personalities DJ and emcee your next fundraiser, give us a call at 847-A-PARTY-2 or email us at

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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

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:

Twitter: @personalitiesDJ

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Westfield Hawthorn MallOn Saturday, October 27, Personalities, Inc. hosted a Zombie Dance Party at Westfield Hawthorn Mall’s Family Halloween SPOOKTACULAR. Zombies of all ages were able to join in while MC Glenn B and his dancing sidekick Sydney rocked the mall with tunes pumped out by our own DJ Richie.

Personalities is also proud to announce that the University of Central Florida (UCF) contracted our own DJ Wizz Kid to perform at their 2012 Homecoming festivities at the UCF Arena in Orlando this past Saturday.

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 for a frighteningly good time at your next event, please call 847-272-7892!

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Chicago fashion showIt’s been such a fun month! With the arrival of Fall, it’s fashion show season! Every week is guaranteed to bring another exciting show. Whether it is a British Themed Luncheon at Twin Orchard Country Club, a Gold Coast gala at The Chicago Hilton or a Fashion Awards show at the Field Museum, the production is what we really focus on.

Cue music, cue lights, cue video…it’s SHOWTIME! Great fashion shows are all about flawless execution of the producer’s vision. We provide a soundtrack that is chosen song by song with our client to fit the energy of the represented brands. This, along with the models, lighting designers and décor companies, transport the guests to another time and place (at least for a few hours).

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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The Bank of American Chicago MarathonPersonalities, Inc. has been invited to entertain at the 35th anniversary of the Chicago Marathon, this Sunday, October 7, which starts and finishes in Chicago’s Grant Park. The marathon hires DJ’s to be at every Aid Station, not only to provide entertainment, but also for emergency alerts and information for the Aid Station Volunteers and Marathoners. Our very own DJ Akib will be spinning live at Aid Station No. 6, located at Clark and Belden in Lincoln Park.

With 45,000 entrants, The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the most prestigious marathons in the world, and is one of the five World Marathon Majors. Each year, the event delivers a fast course and a first-class race experience as well as builds upon a long-standing tradition of supporting the Chicagoland economy and more than 160 nonprofit organizations who raise funds to advance local, national and global causes.

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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The Buffalo Grove High School student council has chosen Personalities, Inc. to entertain the 1,200 students that plan on attending the 2012 Homecoming Dance on Saturday, September 29.  The event will mark the grand finale of a week celebrating BGHS’ 40th Anniversary.

Buffalo Grove High School’s 2012 Homecoming week, “Now and Then,” will take place Monday through Saturday, September 24 to 29. There’s an exciting week of activities and events for students, staff and alumni celebrating all the decades of BGHS, from the 1970s to the present. The student body will participate in dress-up days, play lunchtime games and enjoy after-school and evening activities all leading up to the traditional Homecoming Coronation, football game and culminating Homecoming Dance.

The Homecoming Coronation Assembly will feature the crowning of the Homecoming Queen and King as well as introduction of the Homecoming Court. The nominees are: Erin Barton, Michael Beck, Demo Drakoulis, Jillian Lynch, Michael Maley, Andrea Mau, Peter Tsourmas, Andy Walker, Mary Zawlocki and Calla Ziemba.

  • Monday, September 24 is “70s Day”
  • Tuesday, September 25 is “80s Day”
  • Thursday, September 27 is “90s Day”

Friday, September 28 is “Spirit Day,” during which students will wear blue and orange or spirit wear. The varsity football team will take the field against John Hersey High School’s Huskies beginning at 7 p.m. A fireworks show will add to the spectacle following the game.

Saturday, September 29 The Homecoming Dance, “Celebrate,” will be held in the gymnasium from 8 to11 p.m. with live music and entertainment from our talented team.

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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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As leading Video DJ Entertainers, we’re always keeping our eyes open for both new and fun videos to add to our repertoire. Below are two “New Classics.”

The first is a Party Rockin’ approach to Rosh Hashanna, which never fails to entertain!

The other one, “Gangnam Style,” is a 2012 Korean pop single by the South Korean rapper PSY. It is widely praised for its humor, catchy rhythm and PSY’s unusual dance moves. The song was released on July 15, and the music video has been viewed over 194,665,000 times as of September 17. We played the song and video for the first time on September 1 for Cameron and Taylor’s B’nai Mitzvah at The Orrington Hotel in Evanston, shortly after the pair made their grand entrance to a previously rehearsed Flash Mob Dance.

Personalities, Inc. will keep our eyes open for the next fun Viral Video, and for all of our family, friends, clients and vendors, have a happy and healthy Jewish New year! L’Shana Tova!

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Ryan's RunLike most families with young children, Lori & Frederick Briere’s days were full and very busy. Between school, daycare and various sports and activities for two young boys, they were always on the go. All of this “chaos” came to an abrupt end on January 11, 2011 when their youngest son, Ryan Alexandre passed away just three weeks before his third birthday.

As the Brieres attempted to put their lives back together and carry on, they quickly realized that the best way for people to experience Ryan’s generosity and energy was for them to continue his work through a foundation dedicated and devoted to helping children.

Last year, the foundation held their First Annual Ryan’s Run 5K Run/Walk. And now, final preparations are being made for the second annual Ryan’s Run. The event will take place on Sunday, September 16 at Vernon Hills Century Park. Ryan's RunRyan loved to run, and this 5K Run/Walk is most representative of his energy. Last year’s was a lot of fun with a great turnout of more than 600 people!

Join Personalities Inc. emcee Lou Loiben  along with DJ Akib and dancer/choreographer Michelle Porwancher as they entertain guests of all ages with their own brand of interactive musical entertainment. Randy Bernstein from Magic by Randy will also be on hand once again this year with his own unique blend of comedy, magic, cabaret and audience participation.

Come celebrate the life of every child, especially Ryan, at this year’s event. For more information on other fun Chicago events from Personalities Inc., visit our website.

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