Tim was born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago. Many of his earliest memories trace back to the cottage in Michiana Shores that his family made their summer home growing up. His lifelong dream was to ultimately become a Michigan City resident and make those memories a full time reality. Given Tim's 31 year success with his manufacturing business, the family was able to build their dream home in 2001. Tim, his wife Patty, and four children now call Michigan City home.
Tim's initial interest in revitalizing the Uptown Theater stemmed from his philanthropic involvement with the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago and his family's foundation that supports various initiatives including servicing the elderly, the arts community and people in need within local communities. He is confident that Michigan City has all the makings to become a premier location for events, arts, and entertainment.
Ashley was born and raised in Louisville Kentucky and now calls Chicago home. Ashley's husband Nick and their four children spend summers visiting the Beachwalk community located a stones throw away from the historic downtown district of Michigan City.
Prior to being hired as the 35th employee at Chicago based Groupon, Ashley ran a wedding and event planning business. When the Uptown Theater opportunity arose she viewed it as an exciting, yet challenging, project to reengage her original passion.
The LoMaglio's also have a 501c3 nonprofit that is dedicated to educating the next generation of students on the proper path to professional success. Community involvement is a big motivator for many of the things the LoMaglio family does when exploring new opportunities.
Ashley is most excited to see the new event space unfold into a gathering spot that provides a boost of entertainment to Franklin Ave and its residents.
JEREMY J ROSSI
As the Chief Operating Officer of Uptown Social, Jeremy wears many hats to ensure the proper execution of daily operational procedures. No job is too big or too small!
Some of his key responsibilities include creating and implementing SOP’s, improving organizational functions, and creating/maintaining a team culture that values, recognizes and generates high performance, supports innovation and fosters growth.
Seeking to become a premier social spot in Michigan City, Uptown Social upholds a standard of excellence that cannot be superseded. Part of Jeremy’s job is to ensure that team members uphold that same standard of excellence in the workplace and in their daily lives, as they are the brand ambassadors of the organization.
As a Ball State University alumnus, his primary goal in life has been to use his knowledge and experience to help create a brand that aligns with his personal values and professional goals.
Jeremy often states that he has, indeed, “found that in Uptown Social. Over the years, he has mastered the art of event planning and takes great pride in making someone’s vision come to life.
Now, he is a key component in transforming an historic landmark into a space for gathering, socializing, and experiencing live music, signature small plates and upscale libations while maintaining its historic value and charm.
Jeremy leads the forefront in his passion of “bringing visions to life." He will do everything within his power to help you achieve yours.
As the General Manager of Uptown Social, Judy brings 20 years of event creation, production and management, coupled with many years of administrative team leadership, Judy's warm and friendly demeaner is matched by her attention to detail and her commitment to serve our community, guests, employees and authentic local artists. Hired in 2019 as the (former) Uptown Center’s Venue/General Manager, Judy has shown, that whether it be managing weddings and other numerous events, or devoting her day to office management, time and team building, or her effort at community relationship building, she has proven to be a critical thinking problem solver and avid multitasker.
One of the greatest compliments a venue manager can receive is a glowing review from a valued client, “Jeremy and Judy made sure our day was exactly what we wanted from the very first meeting through the end of the reception. Their ability to help us envision the day, keep details in order, attend to the needs of our venders, and keep us at the forefront and focus was outstanding." (J. and B. Love 1/18/20)
Judy is looking forward to assist in building a new social future while honoring the historic, artistic surroundings that
Uptown Social is planted within – it’s 1867 building housed within Michigan City’s incredible Uptown Arts District!