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About MDM Entertainment

Our Mission

Our mission at MDM Entertainment is to thrill our clients by bringing their event visions to life through creative and innovative event solutions.

Our goal for every event is to transform it into an unforgettable experience.

As a premier event production company, we are dedicated to providing exceptional event services, including event design, cutting-edge audio-visual solutions, captivating lighting, exquisite drape and décor, immersive themed environments, and engaging entertainment with an unwavering commitment to creativity, attention-to-detail, hard work, adaptability and a can-do-attitude.

Our Vision

At MDM Entertainment, our vision is to stand out as a leading event production company, seamlessly blending high-end décor and exceptional event production services to create fun, engaging, and unforgettable experiences. 

We aspire to be the go-to company in Chicago for beautiful, unique and fun events.

Our Values

At MDM Entertainment, we believe that our core values are the foundation of our success and the driving force behind our commitment to creating unforgettable experiences for our clients. Our company values reflect these principles and serves as a guide for our daily operations and interactions with our clients and partners.

Our Story

Founded in Chicago in 2001 as a DJ entertainment and lighting company, MDM Entertainment has grown into a full fledged event production company providing audio-visual services, staging, lighting, entertainment, DJs, photo booths, furniture, drape and event décor to over 400 events every year.

In 2010, owner Mike Dodson teamed up with Patti Herioux to take MDM to the next level. With Mike’s diverse background and work experience in the AV, event production, technology and entertainment fields and Patti’s extensive background in weddings and special events, the creative duo grew MDM to the award winning company that it is today.

Company Founders

Mike Dodson, President

Mike grew up in Central Illinois and attended Illinois State University where he studied Industrial Technology and Computer Science and where he later earned an MBA.

Despite his educational background, Mike has always had a love for all things audio-visual and entertainment and wanted to stay in the field. He has held several positions within national audio-visual event production companies as well as local Chicago area nightclub and entertainment companies.

Always the entrepreneur, Mike took his love of events (and with a lot of help from his team) has turned it into the thriving business you see today.

Patti Herioux, Lead Event Designer

With a strong background in the wedding and event services industry, Patti has held various positions that have honed her skills in design, sales, marketing, and management.

Patti's professional journey includes working as a Lead Wedding Planner at With Love, District Manager at Desmonds Formal Wear, Store Manager at Legend Entertainment, and Sales Associate at Trillum Bridal. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University.

With her extensive experience and passion for the industry, Patti has become an invaluable asset to MDM Entertainment, contributing to the company's growth and success in creating unforgettable events for clients across the Chicago area.

Trusted By

Here are just a few of our satisfied corporate clients:

Happy Clients

What Our Clients Say

Google Reviews 4.8
Event Service Company Reviews - Yelp
Facebook Reviews 4.9
Event Service Company Reviews - Wedding Wire
Event Service Company Reviews - The Knot

Your Amazing Event is Only A Click Away!

Contact us today to see how our event production services can help you create the event of your dreams.

Our Office

Office Hours

Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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