Grand Stage and Chicago Spotlight to Combine Operations
Chicago, IL – August 11, 2015, Chicago Spotlight, Inc. and Grand Stage Lighting Co. Inc. have agreed to merge their operations effective immediately. The combined company known as Grand Stage Company will be divided into three divisions. Grand Stage will continue as the corporate identity and be responsible for all sales, systems integration, and marketing efforts. Chicago Spotlight will provide customers with full service rental and production services, and Art Drapery Studios will continue to provide quality theatrical draperies and stage rigging installations. The board of directors has appointed Gregory Becker as President and Marty Lazarus as General Manager. Grand Stage Company will offer an expanded range of products to both existing customer bases along with a new online store, unparalleled customer support and technical services.
Says Marty Lazarus, “The opportunities of merging these two historical companies allows us to build upon the proven strengths of each while growing and improving the customer experience. All staff individuals from both companies will remain as we begin this exciting next chapter in our company’s history.”
Starting this Thursday August 13 th and running through Saturday the 15 th Grand Stage hosts its moving sale entitled the “Grand-est Garage Sale ever!” Starting on Monday August 17 th all rental operations for both companies will move to the 1658 W Carroll Chicago, IL 60612 address and a new sales specific storefront will be opening at 1319 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60642. Beginning in early fall, their combined operations will be located in an expanded warehouse at 3418 N. Knox Ave. Chicago, IL 60641 Additionally, a new online store currently in its beta form can be found at store.grandstage.com . The consolidated company will have the largest Chicago based selection of in-stock consumable products from such brands as Altman, Apollo, City Theatrical, Chauvet, Elation, ETC, Philips Entertainment, and Rosco.
Grand Stage Lighting is a full service theatrical dealer serving clients in the Theatre, Film, Event Production, Photography and Studio environments. Founded in 1947, Grand Stage is committed to providing quality advice, products and service, along with technical experience for their customers in the creative industries. Chicago Spotlight has grown over the last 30 years from a firm specializing in follow spot service and rental into a turn-key systems integrator of the latest in stage lighting and rigging equipment. Known for its 24-hour emergency pager, Chicago Spotlight remains focused on customer satisfaction. For more information contact either your Grand Stage or Chicago Spotlight customer service representative.