IT'S BACK! Join us for the Chamber’s single and largest fundraising event of the year, THE 33rd AUCTION: "Evening Under the Stars"!
THE AUCTION sees an average 250 attendees and represents upwards of 300 member businesses via sponsorships, silent & live item donations, table purchases and individual guests. This annual event is integral to making sure the Chamber can keep providing the maximum quality and quantity of programs and services to business members and the communities where they work and live.
THIS YEAR, in the interest of making the comeback of this event as impactful as possible, 20% of ALL TICKET & ITEM SALES will benefit TWO member non-profit organizations serving some of the most vulnerable in our community: (1) American Cancer Society; and (2) Volunteer Ministry Center. We hope to present both of these wonderful organizations with as large a donation as possible, but we need your help. Here's how to get involved:
- SPONSORSHIPS are available at all levels, some industry-exclusive. Sponsorships include extensive marketing in television, radio, print, digital and social media (depending on level). 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 when you click on the "Register" link for the event and quickly and conveniently secure your sponsorship!
- TICKETS are $60 each for members, $70 each 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 needed and greatly appreciated and a fantastic way to advertise your business! Members of the committee and chamber staff will be calling on businesses, so please let us know if you'd like to donate! 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; volunteers may be asked to fulfill multiple roles over the course of the evening. Any student volunteers receive service hours for their work!