Winter 2012 - CURRENT

ABIGAIL SIMON | TALENT MANAGEMENT
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summer weekly events ever.

 

In the spring of 2008, LJC put together "Strings on the Water," a live Jazz event on Thursday nights, featuring some of Chicago's great Jazz musicians.  This event was sponsored by multiple liquor companies including Piper Heidseck Champagne and Imperia Vodka, and brought in hundreds of people per monthincreasing revenues by over 30%.  The staff and regular and new customers loved it, and kept coming back.  The event lasted for 6 months, and was cut short due to over crowding at the event. 

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

25 DEGREES | CREATIVE STRATEGY
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In the spring of 2008, LJC put together "Strings on the Water," a live Jazz event on Thursday nights, featuring some of Chicago's great Jazz musicians.  This event was sponsored by multiple liquor companies including Piper Heidseck Champagne and Imperia Vodka, and brought in hundreds of people per monthincreasing revenues by over 30%.  The staff and regular and new customers loved it, and kept coming back.  The event lasted for 6 months, and was cut short due to over crowding at the event. 

 

Last, in the summer of 2008, LJC put together a "Bossa Nova Brunch" event for the venue.  The event included the live sounds of the Monica da Silva Brazilian Jazz quartet, sponsorships with Imperia Vodka & Mount Gay Rum, and branding andadvertising to 100,000's of people in the Chicago area per month through various online and email marketing services managed by LJC.  The event increased sales by over 50%, and brought in over $10,000 per weekend on brunch alone. 

Fall 2012 - Summer 2013

TALL SHIP RED WITCH | MARKETING CONSULTING
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summer weekly events ever.

 

In the spring of 2008, LJC put together "Strings on the Water," a live Jazz event on Thursday nights, featuring some of Chicago's great Jazz musicians.  This event was sponsored by multiple liquor companies including Piper Heidseck Champagne and Imperia Vodka, and brought in hundreds of people per monthincreasing revenues by over 30%.  The staff and regular and new customers loved it, and kept coming back.  The event lasted for 6 months, and was cut short due to over crowding at the event. 

 

Last, in the summer of 2008, LJC put together a "Bossa Nova Brunch" event for the venue.  The event included the live sounds of the Monica da Silva Brazilian Jazz quartet, sponsorships with Imperia Vodka & Mount Gay Rum, and branding andadvertising to 100,000's of people in the Chicago area per month through various online and email marketing services managed by LJC.  The event increased sales by over 50%, and brought in over $10,000 per weekend on brunch alone. 

Summer 2009 - Spring 2013

YOUSWOOP | RIDICULOUS DAILY DEALS
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Spring 2009 - Winter 2010

BEAUTY AND THE BOTTLE | EXCEPTIONAL SERVICES HONORING EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN
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Welcome to Beauty & the Bottle... B&B is a female focused marketing company that provides exclusive beauty, fashion, hospitality, and wellness opportunities to women, and unique marketing to its sponsors and partners through email, online, and event marketing. From complimentary Champagne and giveaways at monthly events to special offers at various upscale female focused businesses, B&B is for those who truly deserve it!  FOR

 

WOMEN: B&B is here to provide you with special offers at great businesses, and great events where you can receive complimentary champange, giveaways, entertainment, special offers, and more! Women in groups of four or more are treated to a complimentary bottle of Champagne at our events.  In order to receive the complimentary bottle, guests need to make a reservation at BeautyandtheBottle.com and four women must be present at the event.  Reservations are limited and provided only on a first-come first-serve basis! 

 

FOR MEN: Yes men, B&B is a female focused service, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the service as well!  One thing to note: A Beauty and the Bottle event means there will be at least 24 reservations of 4 or more women drinking complimentary champagne... that's all we're going to say!

 

FOR SPONSORS: Beauty and the Bottle serves as a female focused marketing company for our sponsors.  We help advertise our sponsors through a 3 level approach: at our monthly events, in our monthly newsletter, and online.  Contact us if you're interested in becoming a sponsor or to learn more!

 

FOR VENUES: Beauty and the Bottle only works with the cities nicest venues in order to give our guests an atmosphere that allows them to relax and feel taken care of, and a night to remember!  We bring hundreds of guests and future business to each of the venues we work with, and specialize in customizing each event to work with our guests and venues needs.  Contact us if you think your venue would be a good fit for a Beauty and the Bottle event or to learn more! 

Spring 2007 - Spring 2009

LJCONNECT | A CONNECTIONS COMPANY
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Spring 2006 - Fall 2008

FLATWATER | BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING 
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Flatwater is...a classy, sexy, upscale yet relaxed restaurant and lounge located in the heart of down Chicago, among sky scrapers, bridges, and beautiful people, leaving the rest in the dust with its river level location on the north side of the Chicago River. The views are amazing, the food is an eclectic world fusion, and the atmosphere is out of this world for any occasion, on any night.

 

LJC has been working with the owners of Flatwater since their launch in early 2006.

 

Since working together on other projects, Flatwater and LJC knew how they could work together, and began working together right away. 

 

Helping with various media, promotional, and marketing services, LJC has helped with events, the clients website, marketing consultations, event marketing, promotions, and relationship marketing, connecting the client with multiple partners and sponsorships to help them support their marketing needs and to keep their expenses balance and covered. 

 

In the spring of 2007 LJC helped create the cities best Tuesday nightpromotion called, Flatwater Tuesday's. The event started in May and went through October, and was promoted from 8pm-2am.  Over these 6 months, the event brought in an average of over $20,000 dollars per month of bar and food sales, including4 events that by them selves each brought in over $20,000 of bar sales, and not including the door profits which brought in thousands per month alone.  Tuesday's at Flatwater very quickly built its name as as the place to be in Chicago on a Tuesday night, and went down in history as one of the best summer weekly events ever.

 

In the spring of 2008, LJC put together "Strings on the Water," a live Jazz event on Thursday nights, featuring some of Chicago's great Jazz musicians.  This event was sponsored by multiple liquor companies including Piper Heidseck Champagne and Imperia Vodka, and brought in hundreds of people per monthincreasing revenues by over 30%.  The staff and regular and new customers loved it, and kept coming back.  The event lasted for 6 months, and was cut short due to over crowding at the event. 

 

Last, in the summer of 2008, LJC put together a "Bossa Nova Brunch" event for the venue.  The event included the live sounds of the Monica da Silva Brazilian Jazz quartet, sponsorships with Imperia Vodka & Mount Gay Rum, and branding andadvertising to 100,000's of people in the Chicago area per month through various online and email marketing services managed by LJC.  The event increased sales by over 50%, and brought in over $10,000 per weekend on brunch alone. 

Spring of 2001 - Spring of 2009

LJC |  TALENT AND BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 
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LJC is Luke Jensen & Company...and Luke Jensen started working in the entertainment industry in Stevens Point, Wisconsin in the spring of 1999 at the age of 17, with the focus of managing a vocal band, Last Call, in which he was also a member.  After only two years the group broke out of the Midwest and moved towards national exposure, signing with multiple reputable national talent agencies in 2001. 

 

For the next three years the group pushed across the nation touring in over 35 states, recording multiple albums in various cities in top-notch studios with some of the best producers and engineers, while performing hundreds of shows at a variety of corporate, private, college, fair, and festival events per year.  At this point, the group had gained national recognition, and was picked up by an independent label and production company out of NYC.  Luke moved to NYC in the fall of 2003 to work more closely with the production company and management of the project, and while not recording or touring, worked in midtown Manhattan. 

 

Mean while, while traveling the country for business related to the band, Luke pursued all other opportunties that came his way, including; modeling, fashion, film, and nightlife & hospitality industry related jobs, experiences, and connections.  After years of living, working, touring, and recording in some of the nations biggest cities such as NYC, Las Vegas, Orlando, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Luke experienced, met, and worked with thousands of different contacts, companies, and people of all ages and expertise across the entertainment industry. 

 

At the end of 2004, while working on a major record distribution deal and over seas tours, the group Last Call separated due to legal conflicts with their production company.  Luke moved back to Wisconsin, and developed a plan to put the experience and contacts he had gained to the test, and take the company to the next level.

 

After a few visits In the summer of 2005, Luke found an opportunity to relocate to downtown Chicago.  He immediately got connected in the Chicago entertainment industry, and moved onward as a separate entity with a vision of creating a company that could circumference all the services, industries, and ideals that he had gained from his experiences over the past 6 years, into one company that will help its clients get connected with people and services that will enable them to succeed independently.  Since 2005, Luke has turned this vision into a reality, called LJC. 

 

One of LJC's most valuable assets continues to be its network of contacts and resources.  With experiences in marketing and management around the United States from 1999 to the present, LJC has gained the ability to understand how to help its clients achieve their goals by connecting them with the services they need that help them move their business forward.  

 

Since the summer of 2005, Chicago is now LJC's home.  With the goal of maintaining honesty, integrity, and class, LJC remains strong and continues to grow and define itself as a versatile and unique company, connected to a valuable network and continuously enhancing its offerings.

 

In the short term, through face-to-face networking, events, and print and web marketing, LJC will enhance its network by strengthening existing bonds and building new ones.  In the long term, LJC will position itself to become a cross-industry provider of unique services & events.  LJC continues to provide marketing and event services, started a talent booking and management division in late 2008, and in 2009 launched two of it's proprietary products, Beauty and the Bottle, and LJCONNECT.  As the company's experience grows, so will its offerings, services, partnerships, products, and events.  

 

This is only the beginning...if you're looking to get connected, become a part of something that will change your business and life, forever.  Be in touch, check out an event, and stay posted as the company grows into so much more... 

March, 1998 - December, 2004

LAST CALL | TALENT MANAGEMENT

 

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In the spring of 1998...in a small town in central Wisconsin, an idea was born to start an a cappella group. Less than 3 years later, the group was touring the country with national management and agency representation, and soon to be signing with a record label out of Manhattan, New York.  In the heat of it all, when about to put a full band behind the group, tour internationally, and sign with major distribution, the band fell into legal conflicts with their record company and within days, the dream disolved.  In their prime, the following press release was featured which does a nice job summarizing their success and career:  

 

"LAST CALL, the hottest vocal band out of the Midwest, has been captivating audiences everywhere.  With soaring, soulful lead vocals; tight harmonies; amazong vocal percussion; and energetic & interactive stage presense; Last Call has great audience appeal.  

 

The band is enjoying Midwest success, and has been promoting nationally since 2001.  With experiences across the nation consisting of pageants, fairs, festivals, colleges, corporate and private events, talent contests, national showcases, and regional radio, TV, and media exposure.  Last Call is also preparing for a tour in Japan, as well as national college market tours, which will start in the fall of 2003.  

 

With over 25 originals, more than 75 covers, and over 200 national anthem appearences - singing songs from the Temptations, Otis Redding, and Ben E. King - through Billy Joel, Van Morrison, and Bill Withers - to to modern day hits from Boyz II Men, Shai, NSYNC, and Justin Timberlake.  

 

There really is no limit to how far this band will go..."

 

This group, of which he also performed in, was managed by Luke Jensen of LJC, to be later rebranded as, CREOVISIO.  This experience of being in the band and managing a business was what taught Luke a few very important things:  Dreams can come true.  Keep your eyes on the stars and more importantly your feet on the ground.  You don't have control, but you always have a choice.


From here Luke went on to Chicago and shifted his focus towards applying the experience and skills gained to other talent and businesses, and the rest is now history...