Chicago Chapter Event: Entrepreneurship with Chris Festa

May 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

1871 Chicago

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza , Chicago,

Ever wondered how small business owners get a company up and running in the difficult business climate here in Chicago?  Want to learn more about these challenges from one of Chicago’s most exciting entrepreneurs?

On Wednesday May 11th, America’s Future Foundation – Chicago welcomes Chris Festa, the founder of Twelve Bars of Xmas (TBOX), who will speak about entrepreneurship in Chicago and the challenges of starting a small business.

The event will be held at 1871 in Merchandise Mart in River North, Chicago, and will include hors d’ouevres, an open bar, and a great conversation.  RSVP today through our Eventbrite page and on Facebook!

About Chris Festa:

The owner and CEO of Festa Parties, producer of the world’s largest and most spectacular pub crawl, Christopher Festa was born in New York City and raised in Vero Beach, Florida. After graduating from Stanford with a B.A. in economics, Chris worked at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) for nearly 10 years in Chicago and later started his own successful t-shirt company. While at Andersen, Chris began organizing a yearly holiday “get-together” called the Twelve Bars of Xmas (TBOX). What started as an intimate gathering of coworkers in 1996 has grown into an eagerly anticipated event in Chicago’s Wirgleyville neighborhood, with thousands of loyal participants attending each year.

An entrepreneur by nature, Chris founded his company in 2003 and began producing other popular events such as BeadQuest and Cover Your Bases. Hailed for a crafty use of social media and innovative marketing skills, Festa Parties is recognized as a premier pub crawl producer. When not devising the next TBOX theme, you can find Chris cheering on his Stanford Cardinal from afar or at the “Friendly Confines” supporting his beloved Cubs.