Special Event Magazine – Super Bowl Business

Super Bowl 50 Events Take the Field
The big game is bringing big business to the San Francisco Bay area
Feb 4, 2016 by Lisa Hurley | Special Events Magazine

Super Bowl 50 Events Take the Field by Special Events | Lighting Design by Got Light“The beginning of the year is typically a quieter time in the events industry, but with the excitement of Super Bowl 50, our operations have heated up with preparations for the big game,” says Jon Retsky, co-owner of san Francisco-based Got Light, which just won aSpecial Events Gala Award for its lighting work.

“Got Light is lighting up private celebratory parties for incoming NFL owners, coaches and players throughout iconic San Francisco locations. Corporate celebrations leading up to the big game are also being thrown throughout the San Francisco Bay Area,” he says.

Retsky adds, “We are thrilled to be part of the excitement as Super Bowl 50’s viewing audience falls in love with San Francisco all over again!”

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Special Events Names Got Light 2016 Award Winner of Best Use of Lighting

Special Events Names Got Light 2016 Award Winner of Best Use of Lighting


Got Light is ecstatic to have been named Special Events 2016 Gala Awards Winners for Best Use of Lighting of San Francisco Ballet‘s Opening Night Gala!  

We celebrate this honor with our amazing staff and crew who created this dazzling design! And a big thank you to our event partners Ideas Event Decor & Production and McCalls Catering & Events.  

“Receiving our first Special Events award, as determined by fellow event professionals, is an extremely flattering honor,” says co-owner Jon Retsky. “Over the past twelve years, our success has been built on creatively transforming empty spaces by employing innovative solutions and designs,” explains co-owner Russell Holt. “We are proud Got Light has been recognized as an international leader in event lighting design.”

The San Francisco Ballet Gala is an extraordinary event that brings together local and national corporate, political, civic and philanthropic leaders.  Our lighting design company created a stunning celebratory experience in City Hall to correspond to the evening’s theme, “Infinite Romance,” as our artists created custom lighting projections to evoke evoke the amorous theme.

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Bay Area Reporter: LGBT-owned businesses tackle Super Bowl contracts

Got Light in the News: LGBT-owned businesses tackle Super Bowl contractsLGBT-owned businesses tackle Super Bowl contracts
Bay Area Reporter, by Matthew S. Bajko, December 10, 2015

One company that has been able to take advantage of the Super Bowl-related business opportunities is Got Light, named in June to the San Francisco Business Times’ first-ever Top 25 LGBT-owned Business List. Founded by gay co-owners Jon Retsky and Russell Holt, the company supplies lighting as well as audiovisual services, staging and other needs at special events.

“We are proud to be a supplier of Super Bowl 50 through the Business Connect Program. It has been a very exiting project for all of us,” said Retsky, whose company worked on the Super Bowl 50 host committee’s kick-off event held November 10, 2014 at the San Francisco Ferry Building. read more…