TBOX Incorporated – About Us
Note – Festa Parties was renamed “TBOX Incorporated” in October, 2016! Our goal at TBOX Bar Crawls is to produce unique, memorable, exciting, and highly engaging entertainment events for our customers. The company was formed in 2009 as an Illinois Corporation to manage the growing TBOX event, as well as the other events, including BeadQuest, Cover Your Bases, Everyone Gets Lei’s, and Pour Some 80s On Me.
We are based on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA, and we have our events mostly in the Wrigleyville / Lakeview Neighborhood. We work with more than 50 Locally-Owned Bars and Restaurants to host our Pub Crawl Events. You can read all about The History of TBOX and All About What TBOX Is on these pages. The Twelve Bars of Xmas / TBOX Pub Crawl has attracted over 100,000 crawlers in the years 2010-2014 alone, with more than 20% of attendees traveling in from outside Illinois. Festa Parties has also donated almost $250,000 to Local Charities, and works closely with the City of Chicago and local community in producing their pub crawl events.
We work with a team of local employees, contractors, part-time workers, and professionals to produce their events, and is also assisted immeasurably by their loyal corps of VIP Crawl Attendees, The Royal Court.
Christopher Festa – Founder and President
Mr. Festa formerly worked for Accenture, a.k.a. Andersen Consulting, in Chicago as well as cities across the U.S. and Europe, focusing on the areas of Knowledge Management and IT Consulting. He also spent time as an executive for a Silicon Valley dot-com before making party planning a commercial enterprise. Mr. Festa is an alumnus of Stanford University with a BA in Economics and, though his hometown is Vero Beach, Florida, he has made Chicago his home for the past 20 years. Mr. Festa attends and personally leads all TBOX Bar Crawls, and takes his job very, very seriously. He wouldn’t make you crawl anywhere he wouldn’t, drink anything he wouldn’t, do a cereal shot he wouldn’t, and he always makes a point to go Wire To Wire with his fellow crawlers at all his Chicago Bar Crawls. As his business card says, “My Name is Chris Festa, and I’m Just Trying to Throw a Party!”
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