Husband-and-wife photography team Bert and Cindy Behnke would be formidable competitors—if they didn't run Behnke Fine Portraiture together. Both earned master of photography and photographic craftsman degrees from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), along with numerous accolades. Cindy has been the Illinois and PPA Photographer of the Year, and Bert won the PPA's International Award and served as the organization's president. They strut their shutter-snapping skills at their studio in Mokena, tucked amid 2 acres of wooded areas that give clients a scenic alternative to in-studio shoots.
Catering to Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Music 4 Life furnishes any party with entertainment professionals dedicated to transforming dull events into hopping shindigs. DJs draw on more than 60,000 hit songs from the ’50s through the modern day to light up dance floors, and karaoke machines draw on more than 100,000 songs to encourage sing-alongs. Other services include photo-booth rentals with props, mood-setting uplighting, and promotions to spread the word about newly opened businesses and kids’ first haircuts.
Jump!Zone’s indoor playgrounds envelop kids aged 2–12 in an inflatable world filled with challenging obstacle courses, fun slides, and cardio-boosting bounce houses. While navigating the plush courses under the watchful eyes of air-filled dinosaurs and superheroes, kids burn off extra energy and participate in activities that may help develop motor skills. Jump!Zone’s energetic staff supervises all play as kids climb on pirate ships and trampoline inside princess castles. Specific inflatables may vary by location but often include towering bounce houses shaped like fire trucks or octopi as well as party rooms, games, pizza, soda, and other festive fare. The bouncy center also hosts birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events.
Pump It Up's two indoor inflatable arenas bounce socked striplings high off the ground with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Trained, amiable staffers supervise fun-filled visits where parents can leap around with their kids through gargantuan, air-filled bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an air-filled obstacle course. Attendees can also focus their free play for special events, such as custom birthday parties and themed, private team parties. These themed soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. Both giant arenas are climate controlled and maintained according to rigorous guidelines enforced by the well-trained staff and local police. Supplementing its thorough rule enforcement with expert installation and anchoring, Pump It Up holds itself to strict safety standards.
Permalites collaborates with clients to create exterior lighting designs that not only provide peace of mind for homeowners, but also beautify their landscaping and increase the resale value of their homes. Each project starts with an in-person consultation with a certified and licensed technician who will discuss lighting ideas and budget constraints before designing a low-voltage lighting system that will meet those needs. All along the way, technicians keep homeowners informed on the project's progress and long after the job is done, technicians can return to homes to provide upkeep or repair services. Permalites can also prep properties for the holidays with Christmas lighting designs and installation, so homeowners don't have to persuade a jolly, bearded neighbor to camp out on their roof for a few weeks.