Imagine hearing the loud cheers of over ONE MILLION parade lookers as they see bold, colorful balloon designs coming down the street in Chicago! There are people laughing, screaming with cheers, whistling, reaching out to take videos and photos! It’s exhilarating! It’s a response to balloons you’ve likely never seen before!


If you have always wished you could be a part of the Balloons by Tommy crew and learn his tricks of the trade, and tips on how he has grown his business to $330,000 sales a year this workshop is for you! 

Now, you have the opportunity to be part this experience when you attend the Parade, Promotions & Profits Workshop June 22-25, 2017!

NOTE: While the workshop experience is preparing the entry for the parade, as well as the business classes, attendance in the parade is not required to participate in the workshop.

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Video Introduction to our Instructors and Q & A about Chicago Classes and PPP 2017



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 Main Workshop is Thursday, June 22nd – Sunday, June 25th

Registration  just $499  for 4 Amazing behind the scenes days with Balloons by Tommy, and the dynamic team of instructors sponsored by Betallic/Betallatex and  This one of a kind workshop is an intensive experience  working closely with the instructors during the hands on build for the parade. (Registration is non-refundable, with permission from Producer you may sell your ticket to someone eligible to attend) REGISTRATION INCLUDES:
  • Work with and learn from Tommy & Scott DeLorenzo, Eddie Heyland, Carolynn Hayman, Chad Johnson, Dianna Glandon, Mindy Neal & Joette Giardina.
  • Networking Lunch Every Day
  • Friday night Dinner at the Headquarters of Balloons by Tommy, tour their home based business!
  • Sunday night dinner celebration after the parade, great way to wrap up your Chicago Experience!
  • Amazing hands on experience and instruction
  • Professional photos of you with balloon decor created to use on your website and promotions
  • Experience 1 million people cheering for the Balloons on Sunday at the Parade
  • Balloons by Tommy T-shirt (to be worn in the parade)
  • Transportation to and from the Parade
  • Business classes to take what you have learned and put it to work at home to create increased sales!
  **3 Bonus classes available for June 21st …only 12 of the 25 seats available in the bonus classes!   Register for Bonus classes HOTEL INFO! Our group reservation link includes breakfast for up to 2 people per room you must use link below to book room or when you call reference PP2 as our code Choose from 2 beds or 1 king bed includes breakfast for 2 people ($10.95 x2 = $21.90 savings each day! Great way to start the day with a nice meal and fresh coffee or juice!) Wonderful Breakfast Buffet is served each morning before the workshop starts!  

Holiday Inn Chicago West – Itasca (click link to make reservation)  No money due at time of reservation

Phone | 630.773.2340

(PP2 is our group code)   GROUP RATE includes breakfast for up to 2 people per room!  

AIRPORT…Fly into O’hare   

  WHY is presenting this workshop? One of the top requests I have had from clients is to provide opportunities for them to work alongside Balloon Professionals who have a booming business.     Balloons by Tommy has been one of the top requested companies to work with.  I have been blessed to be a part of Tommy and Scott’s New Years Eve Crew for 3 years, while visiting with my family in Chicago.    We have a working relationship and I know how Tommy and Scott run their company.   It was a natural fit for us to work together on last years 1st Parade, Profits and Promotions workshop! The Reviews were overwhelming – the event was a HIT!   Many Alumni are  returning for 2017! This will be Balloon by Tommy’s 7th year in the Chicago Pride Parade – their entry is super popular since it is so full of color and dynamic!  Come help us create “Life is Sweet” a fun bold Candy and Everything sweet themed entry so that the designs we create in the workshop are easily transferable to Schools, Corporations and Social Events! In the midst of building for 3 days, we have scheduled business classes, time for you just to ask questions and get feedback on all the details you wish about his business.   Due to the Nature of this workshop focusing in on Press Releases, participants gaining the use of photos from the parade and  OPEN discussions working with Balloons by Tommy clients for the parade.   You must live 65 miles outside of zip code 60106 to attend this specific workshop. For those within the 65 mile radius there are many other resources you can take advantage of on and 3 classes being offered on June 21st with Chad Johnson, Dianna Glandon and Mindy Neal you can register for, space is limited. Chicago Classes

Click here for video from last years workshop and parade! 

Networking with like minded individuals
    • Lunch each day and Dinner on Sunday is a part of the workshop payment, these give you great networking time with fellow balloon pros.
    • Weather permitting, dinner Friday night at Tommy and Scott’s home, tour of their Home based business.
                  Our evening at Tommy and Scott’s home was a great time for networking and relaxation after working for 2 days straight! YOU will get to sit in their backyard and enjoy this beautiful view too…it’s so relaxing.  Plus tours of their home to see how they set up their work stations to run their business from home.

Thank you to Parade Promotions & Profits Gold Sponsor for 2017


Contributing Sponsors

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Parade details

We will have a bus take us from the hotel to the parade first thing Sunday, June 25th 8 am!   We will prepare for Parade downtown and wait for it to start at 12:00 p.m.   Typically Balloons by Tommy Steps off into parade around 12:30 pm for a 4 mile route.   We will have the shuttle  bring us back to hotel after the parade, arriving back around 5 pm. You need to bring a Hydration pack with you to the workshop to wear during the event to have your own water.  You can purchase at Walmart, sports stores or online.

Chicago Pride is an annual celebration for the LGBT community of Chicago. The fest celebrates the history and accomplishments of the community’s members by organizing a variety of fun events, including activities great for children and families. Attendees can participate in or simply watch the annual Pride Parade and check out other fun events.



img_9018This was an amazing experience! very rewarding with lots of hands on training. The instructors encouraged us to excel in our craft and reach for the stars!!! Life long relationships were built in the industry on both a professional and personal level. – Walida Colon