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Billy Dec 

Rockit Ranch Productions

Billy Dec is an Emmy Award Winning Entertainment TV Personality and CEO/Founder of Rockit Ranch Productions, Chicago’s premier hospitality & entertainment development company, specializing in the creation, marketing and management of some of the city’s top venues including Rockit Bar & Grill, The Underground, Rockit Burger Bar, Sunda New Asian, Dragon Ranch Moonshine & BBQ and newly opened ¡AY CHIWOWA! Dec was chosen to be the Entertainment Contributor on ABC TV’s new show “Windy City Live” (replacing the "Oprah Winfrey Show") every Thursday at 11am and most recently, appears on radio’s 103.5 KISS FM AND 101.9 The Mix. 

Dec’s educational background includes the University of Illinois, Chicago-Kent College of Law & the Harvard Business School. He has received numerous awards including “Excellence in Business Award” from the State of Illinois, the Asian American Hall of Fame Award, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Community Leadership Award and Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Dec is also actively involved in philanthropic organizations like Make a Wish, Best Buddies, Lookingglass Theatre…and formerly served as the Director of Cultural Relations for the 2016 Olympic Committee. 

Dec writes his own blog about Chicago and its culturally rich entertainment landscape, where his contact info, press pages & upcoming events calendar are also posted, along with access to his heavily followed &






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