Pelonkey Advisory Board Member Spotlight: Max Major!

Posted by Pelonkey writer Ciera Gallub.

Max Major is not just an awesome Pelonkey Advisory Board member, providing sound business and entertainment advice and bringing great industry insight to the table. Max Major is also DC’s finest and most popularly booked magician, with his own company. He performs for corporate events, privates parties, and all sorts of special events on top of his highly successful magic show THINK, which will be taking a national theater tour this summer from Chicago to New Orleans!

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On top of that, Max Major is also the owner of Metro Event Specialists, a highly specialized network of event industry professionals. MES mixers and workshops are hosted every month, benefiting local event planners, entertainers, and business people by helping them make excellent connections and contacts within the DMV area.

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Max brings a lot of excellent qualities to the Pelonkey Advisory Board table, with vast event industry experience, insight from an entertainer’s perspective, as well as excellent business advice for Nicole, being an entrepreneur himself. Not to mention his ability to read minds and his perfect hair – that swoop though! For anyone who was wondering, yes, I did ask Max to read my mind during our interview, which he was successful at!

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Asking Max for his activities while he wasn’t working was difficult – he’s always working! However, being a lifetime snowboarder, he sometimes indulges in the beautiful snowy slopes. Max also frequents the gym, and his drink of choice is whiskey. If Max could only eat one food for the rest of his life, he would consume sweet potato hash forever because it is “buttery and fatty and delicious”. He has no idea what his favorite color is. Perhaps it is green, like butter lettuce.

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Check out Max Major’s amazing mind-reading abilities at his next upcoming THINK show! Let him know that he makes an awesome Pelonkey Advisory Board member while you hand him a whiskey shot.

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@Pelonkey’s Very Own @DJNeekola Performs for @1776DC #SmartCities Gala at #Dock5 @UnionMarketDC

Pelonkey’s wonderful headquarters currently reside at 1776, DC’s top tech startup incubator! Last week, 1776 hosted thousands of international guests in the city for the Challenge Festival, a week-long event/competition bringing together the worlds finest in tech startup innovation within the categories. Pelonkey’s very own Founder and CEO, DJ Neekola, was asked to use her artistic talents to perform for the Smart Cities Gala at the Dock5 at Union Market!

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After a long day of competition and pitching, these tech people were ready to wind down with a good networking sesh accompanied by great music, which is where DJ Neekola excelled. She had a wonderful time spinning for such an interesting and ambitious group of people, all different yet like-minded individuals. Playing for this eclectic crowd was a welcomed challenge for her, and we here at Pelonkey are so proud to have her on the team! Thank you to 1776 for such an awesome festival and allowing us to provide you the best talent!

1776: http://1776dc.com

Challenge Festival: http://1776dc.com/blog/2014/05/09/beyond-the-panels-and-parties-why-challenge-festival-is-an-ideal-successor-to-dcweek/

Dock5 at Union Market: http://unionmarketdc.com/dock5/