Tony Long, a Chicago resident and the visionary behind FashionBar LLC, is on a transformative mission to position Chicago as a premier fashion destination. With a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Management, and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Tony boasts an impressive track record cultivated over two decades within Fortune 100 companies.
During his corporate career, Tony contributed significantly to renowned organizations such as Federal-Mogul Corporation (formerly FelPro Corporation), Avery Dennison, Alcan Packaging, and WW Grainger. Notably, at Alcan Packaging, he played a pivotal role in the establishment of a manufacturing facility in Orange, France, for Nestle Corporation—an achievement that underscores his strategic acumen in both Manufacturing and Distribution. In the realm of Marketing and Management, Tony’s expertise shines through in his successful implementation of SAP technologies at WW Grainger. Furthermore, at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, he navigated the complex landscape of Healthcare Reform mandates and regulations mandated by Obamacare and the US Federal Government, showcasing his prowess in project management.
Tony has since redirected his passion toward the fashion industry, culminating in the creation of FashionBar. This innovative venture seamlessly integrates his corporate experience with a flair for fashion. Tony’s dedication has solidified his standing in the Chicago fashion landscape, positioning FashionBar as a central hub for fashion, business consulting. education and design. Unveiling a disruptive approach, FashionBar champions inclusion, diversity, and culture at the crossroads of identity and authenticity, signaling a new era for the Chicago fashion industry.