Our Team, Our Story
We keep it movin!
When your mission is to be faster, smarter and better, you need the best people to back you up. You need MTEG. This is your team. We ensure you always reach your destination. In the fastest way possible.
A few chapters down, a few in progress…
Ideas originate from problems. Ours was pretty straightforward: there weren’t many fun ways for teenagers to connect and engage in New Jersey of 1997. Facebook was still a sci-fi fantasy.
But, one day, things started to shake up. Equipped with a “go-getter” attitude, 19 year old Shakim Thompson (read: our CEO) launched Showdown Entertainment and started hosting teen parties at the local Blue Craft Hall. Flyers were designed, printed and pasted around the neighborhood.
As word spread, the parties became a wild success. The Blue Craft Hall could no longer contain the throngs of youngsters who flocked to attend. The local chamber of commerce asked us to register as a legal company, given the scale of these events.
This lead to the birth of Money Train Entertainment Group, Inc. Showdown Entertainment was reincarnated as Money Train Entertainment Group, LLC you now see.
With the guidance of industry-leading experts, and Thompson’s can-do attitude – we quickly grew to become the area’s top multimedia firm, specializing in a personal “grass-roots” approach to event planning and promotion. Shortly after, we started our very own TV show – Money Train TV and made forays into New York by serving major labels including Jive Records, Universal Motown Records, J Records and Intersecop.
Over the years, we’ve hosted two TV shows, interviewed popular musicians, comedians, and artists, launched a dedicated online platform, honed young talent, and planned and promoted tons of events through radio mixes, music videos, street level advertising and more. In 2018, we received recognition from American Cancer Society for raising money, and bringing awareness towards breast cancer.
Now we have taken our next big leap: MTEG has expanded into digital marketing, branding, and online promotions. There’s a lot of hustle ahead.
But we’re ready.