Chamber seeking donations for 53rd Annual Chairman’s Gala

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The 53rd Annual Chairman’s Gala by the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce is set for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 from 6 – 11 p.m. at The Foundation for Hope Village Ballroom in Friendswood.

The event, “Monte Carlo Night, A Night at the Casino,” is seeking gala and casino sponsorships.

Ron Carter Cadillac Hyundai Genesis is the Presenting Sponsor and UTMB Health is the Big Wheel sponsor.

High Roller sponsors for $500 are needed as well as Gaming Table Sponsors. Table sponsors include Craps, Roulette, Wheel of Fortune, Texas Hold’em Poker, Specialty Poker, and Blackjack Tables as well as Vegas Slot Machines. Amounts for sponsorship vary here from $500 to $250.

Door prizes and silent auction donations are also requested. Donations in this area include casino door prizes valued at $50, silent auction items valued at $100, and monetary donations to purchase door prizes and auction items.

At the gala, the Chamber will be making special presentations for Ambassador of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Business of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Citizen of the Year.

The Chamber is asking members to vote for individuals and a business for the award categories, considering professionalism in business, attendance at events, commitment of time, talents and self when nominating individuals and a business. The winners must utilize the Chamber to promote and network their business.

For Citizen of the Year, an individual or organization must have demonstrated an unselfish commitment to the Friendswood community to win this title.

Voting has begun and the deadline to submit the votes is Friday, Jan. 6.

Story by Karolyn Gephart

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