It's a mysterious evening in spring, and you've been invited to an upscale dinner party at the Chamber mansion... You're not sure why the host specifically wants you there, and you don't particularly know the other guests.
The evening begins nicely enough when SUDDENLY... someone goes missing. WHODUNNIT? Attend our 33rd annual auction on April 24th and find out...
Join us for the Chamber’s largest fundraising event of the year, our Annual Silent & Live Auction, now in its 33rd year! The event sees an average 250 attendees and represents approximately 300 member businesses via sponsorships, 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.
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). This year we are proud to donate 20% of all ticket sales to the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge program. Cancer COSTS are not just measured in medical treatments but in lost working time, caregiver time, transportation to/from treatment, and more. Hope Lodge provides patients and their caregivers a safe FREE place to stay close to the care they need. Help us directly impact Knoxville patients needing treatment in Nashville.
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.
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. Adult volunteers are asked to purchase a ticket to ensure we can raise the maximum amount possible for our selected charity. Any student volunteers receive service hours for their work!