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About Aaron

Aaron Del Mar’s business acumen, along with his entrepreneurial experiences over the last 20 years, make him an exciting and insightful go-to public speaker. Budding entrepreneurs all the way to established business professionals looking to strengthen their foothold in their distinct industries can gain real traction to scale and grow through Aaron’s engaging presentations. He can also give business owners first-hand insight into what it takes to franchise a business – something he has already accomplished.

Aaron is the founder and owner of four businesses currently in operation. US Casino Rentals (established 2005) is an event planning firm that specializes in corporate and nonprofit organization events and casino-themed parties, and Adrenaline Special Events (ASE) (established 2005) which produces themed Kids Dashes and 5K events in Illinois and neighboring states, are two of his businesses currently in operation. In 2009, Aaron founded the Santa Hustle Race Series (SHRS-which is currently being franchised), that hosts Kids Dashes and 5Ks, as well as 10Ks and half marathons (depending upon the location) leading up to the holiday season in towns across the U.S, as well as his most recent venture – the American Pickleball Tour, (established 2019), that celebrates the fastest growing sport in the country through 3-day events focused on competition and fun.

Aaron’s leadership in business has earned him many accolades and awards, including being named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ prestigious Notable Entrepreneurs List, the President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Community Leadership Award, the Daily Herald Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Palatine Chamber of Commerce “Hero/Heart of the Community” award.

Aaron holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management from Indiana University, and an MBA Essentials Certificate from the University of Illinois.


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