Sweet Baby Ray's and True Cuisine Acquire The Meetinghouse Companies

Together They Form SBR Events Group, a National Hospitality Powerhouse

Jan 13, 2016, 08:40 ET from SBR Events Group

CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dave Raymond, owner of Sweet Baby Ray's Catering and True Cuisine, has acquired Chicago-based The Meetinghouse Companies, a national, award-winning event design and production firm and formed SBR Events Group, a world-class special event organization comprised of the three companies.  

Robert Sivek, CSEP, CERP and Deborah  Borsum, CSEP, CERP, CRX, founders of The Meetinghouse Companies, will take on leadership roles in the newly formed SBR Events Group; Sivek, as President and Borsum as Executive Vice President. Dave Raymond and Duce Raymond, Director of Culinary, will join Sivek and Borsum at SBR Events Group as influential voices in the direction of the collective businesses.

The formation of SBR Events Group and acquisition of The Meetinghouse Companies creates a powerful team that brings together catering, hospitality, event production and design, offering clients a wide array of services. 

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"Our companies have worked together for years, and we hold similar business values and philosophies that start with producing excellent results for our clients with an emphasis on honesty and integrity," Borsum said. "Our goal is to create a full-service organization with a strong national and regional reach."

Sweet Baby Ray's
Dave Raymond, aka Sweet Baby Ray, has more than 29 passionate years in the hospitality business and is the creator of the nationally known barbecue sauce of the same name.  Duce Raymond, Dave Raymond's nephew and is chef-partner at Sweet Baby Ray's restaurants and catering business, including True Cuisine.

The Meetinghouse Companies
Founded in 1981 by Robert Sivek, CSEP, CERP, and Deborah Borsum, CSEP, CERP, CRX, The Meetinghouse Companies is a Chicago-based event design and production company with in-house services that include production management, event design, decor, floral and event technology. The Meetinghouse Companies have been internationally recognized with more than 75 industry awards for excellence in design.

Collectively, SBR Events Group will use its innovative ideas and service commitment to deliver remarkable client event experiences.

"We can think of no better beginning for 2016, and our future well beyond," Duce Raymond said.

Contact: Deborah Borsum at SBR Events Group

SOURCE SBR Events Group