BARBIZON LIGHTING doubled its space to 4,000-sq. ft. and added much needed storage space when it moved last month to 2525 N. Elston from 2356 N. Damen. The new separate warehouse houses “an assortment of grip gear needed that day,” notes Julie Giampaolo, one of Barbizon’s five employees. Larger orders are shipped in from Barbizon warehouses throughout the country.

IN A NEW GATORADE/Element 79 spot directed by Joe Pytka, 39-year-old Michael Jordan plays a game of one-on-one against himself as a 23-year-old Chicago Bull. The spot will air throughout the Bowl Championship Series and during the Super Bowl. Filming in the United Center in September was followed by five weeks of magic from L.A.’s Digital Domain. FYI: This was Jordan’s 21st Gatorade spot since the 1991 “Be Like Mike” campaign.


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