Join us for the Chamber’s largest fundraising event of the year, our Annual Silent & Live Auction: "Diamonds & Pearls - A Gatsby Gala!", now in its 32nd year! The event sees an average 250 attendees and represents approximately 300 member businesses via sponsorships, tabletop “builds”, silent and live item donations, table purchases and individual attendees. This event is integral to making sure the Chamber continues to provide the maximum quality and quantity of programs and services to its business members and the communities where they work and live. A portion of each year’s ticket sales also benefit a selected non-profit. The 2019 Non-Profit is member Emerald Youth Foundation! The Chamber hopes to be able to outfit 3 new Middle School level Baseball teams, providing funding for equipment, safety gear and more.
Sponsorships are available at all levels, some industry-exclusive. Don’t wait to commit! Marketing of your business begins as soon as you confirm. Download the form here OR login to your Member Portal to quickly and conveniently secure your sponsorship!
Tickets are $60 each for members, $70 for non-members, or $550 for a table of 10. Tables of 10 are recognized by name AND logo! All tickets include entertainment, food and at least one drink (cash bar available at event).
ITEM donations are greatly appreciated and a fantastic way to advertise your business! Silent auction item donations of a minimum $50 value do best and can take the form of gift cards, service certificates, craft beers/whiskeys/wines, jewelry, unique art pieces, gift baskets (home decor, spa theme, cooking themes, etc), event tickets and more. LIVE auction items that do well include trips, all-inclusive experiences, and other high-value items.
Tabletop “Builds” are a great opportunity for your business/staff to show off their creativity! Up to 10 “builders” are accepted. Tabletops are both a decorative/creative display AND a purchasable package item valued at a minimum of $300! Builders commit to coming up with their tie-in to the annual theme, purchasing/securing all the components (items of value AND any decorative items needed to build the tabletop), then building the Tabletop the day of the auction at the venue. All Tabletops are sold LIVE and receive a ton of exposure!
Lastly, every event needs great volunteers! Volunteers help with set up, check-in, assisting our student volunteers during the silent and live auctions, and during checkout/cleanup. Shifts are 30 minutes or more; volunteers may be asked to fulfill multiple roles over the course of the evening. Any student volunteers receive service hours for their work!