State Farm Insurance Presents ‘Crooning with a Good Neighbor’ at REVEL 2020
February 1, 2020
On April 3 and 4, Billings Depot is bringing the ultimate experiential event back to Billings, where REVELers will have ALL of their senses dazzled. REVEL at the Taste of Billings is back for its second year with 11 Sponsor Teams creating unique dining experiences within each of their respective spaces.
Introducing Team State Farm Insurance:
Team State Farm Insurance is comprised of Sean O’Daniel, Lee Slehofer is acting as REVEL Butler for the team, Chef Jeremy Engebretson is bringing the REVEL Flavor, and Louis Habeck completes the team as the REVEL Artist.
- Co-Sponsors: Sean O’Daniel, State Farm Insurance | Michael Shea
- Butler: Lee Slehofer, KSVI
- Chef: Jeremy Engebretson, Petroleum Club
- Artist: Louis Habeck
- Theme+Direction: Crooning with a Good Neighbor
About the Sponsor:
Sean O’Daniel, owner of a State Farm Insurance branch, was born and raised in Miles City, MT. He graduated from MSU-Billings in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance. Sean started serving the Billings community as a State Farm Agent in 2017. "I love the city of Billings and enjoy seeing the growth over these past few years, and am excited for the potential of this city in the future."
Behind the Theme: CROONING WITH A GOOD NEIGHBOR
State Farm originated in 1922 during the Frank Sinatra days when Crooners were especially popular. This cove theme brings in a new Billings business featuring crooner-style entertainment and celebrates the roaring '20s.
Meet the Chef: REVEL Flavor
Chef Jeremy Engebretson is the owner of Lilac Restaurant and the General Manager of the Billings Petroleum Club. Born and raised in Montana, Jeremy likes to incorporate flavors of the rustic and farm-driven history of the state into a modernized cooking environment. His establishments are known for focusing on the process of scratch-made food.
For more than 60 years, the Billings Petroleum Club has been the region's premier gather place for lunch, dinner, business meetings, and special events!
The Big Sky views from the 22nd floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel capture the magic of the Magic City and the breathtaking beauty of the Yellowstone River valley and nearby mountain ranges.
Meet the REVEL Artist
Louis Habeck was born and currently resides in Billings, MT. He graduated from The University of Montana in 2011 receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in photography; however, his body of work reveals his abilities as an interdisciplinary artist.
Louis' interest and expertise over the last decade as a portrait photographer came from assisting and studying from Andrew Habeck– his fashion photographer Uncle who currently lives in Barcelona.
Meet the REVEL Butler
Lee Slehofer is a lifelong Montanan with a passion for the outdoors. He loves to golf and get out whenever possible. He also enjoys helping others by donating my time. This is his second year as butler for REVEL and has previously helped coordinate the March of Dimes Signature Chef Auction in Missoula. He and his wife have been married 11 years. They have two very energetic Basset Hounds. The past few years he's enjoyed working for Nexstar Media Group, the local ABC and FOX affiliate in Billings, which allows him to meet new people, develop relationships and help business owners reach their goals.
Inside the Cove
The Crooning with a Good Neighbor Cove aims to take its guests back to the days when crooners were especially popular. In this cove, everything from the showgirls and crooner to the tastes and smells that hearken the days of prohibition, will take its guests back to the roaring '20s.
Talk about being a good neighbor, co-sponsor Sean O'Daniel donates $10 to a new (local) non-profit for every quote he gives. Indeed State Farm is founded on this principal of being a good neighbor and is considered to be the premier insurance company in the nation. O'Daniel notes, "Customer service is our top priority and this is what you'll get with this Cove."
Team State Farm's Cove will further their good neighbor status by sending their crooner and showgirls to share REVEL entertainment to their Cove neighbors and general admission tables.
Inside the Crooning with a Good Neighbor Cove, the colors will run silver, grey, and black with splashes of the State Farm red.
But, when all is said and done, they hope that their guests will have enjoyed every aspect of their senses' dazzling experience and leave feeling as though they were transported back to the roaring '20s. "From design of the Cove to the service and quality of the meal provided, this will be something they will talk about for years."