2019 - Annual Gala

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Name: 2019 - Annual Gala
Date: January 26, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

The McLean County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of its members on Saturday, January 26, 2019 with the presentation of the 10th annual Business Excellence Awards. 


Judged and selected by chamber executives from across our state, the winners of these prestigious awards honor member businesses, agencies, and individuals that have shown outstanding performance, quality customer service and business distinctiveness in six categories:  New and Emerging Business Excellence, Micro Business Excellence, Small Business Excellence, Large Business Excellence, Nonprofit Excellence, and Legacy of Excellence. 

The dinner menu is as follows; 
Radicchio Spinach Salad with Mandarin Orange Supremes, Currants, and Candied Pecans.
Paired with Green Goddess and Spice Blood Orange dressings. 
Main Entree'
Tenderloin A Poivre finished with Four Peppercorns and Brandy Demi Glaze.
Yukon Gold Roasted Mashed Potatoes
Mixed Vegetables
Butter Cookie Cake that has layers of Vanilla Cake
surrounded by Smooth Blankets of Butter Cookie Cream Icing and Caramel. 

Notify the Chamber office as soon as possible regarding any special dietary requests. 
Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc. can easily be arranged providing we are informed by Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Please contact Traci Andracke at traci@mcleancochamber.org or 309-829-1183 for more information.  

Please read and share the following important information with all of your guests:
  • EVENT TIMELINE:   5:00pm - 6:30pm (Cocktail Reception)  6:30pm - 9:00pm (Dinner & Awards Ceremony) 
  • DRESS SUGGESTION:  Black Tie is suggested.  
  • SPECIAL DIETARY REQUESTS:  Notify the Chamber office as soon as possible regarding any special dietary requests - 829-6344 - vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc. can easily be arranged providing we are informed by Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
  • SPECIAL SEATING REQUESTS:  The GALA is an 'assigned seating' event. All efforts will be made to accommodate your groups at the same table or nearby tables. However, we ask that you let us know by Wednesday, January 16, 2019 any specific seating requests.
  • HOTEL ROOM DISCOUNT:  The Doubletree has offered a discounted rate of $95/night for all guests wishing to stay overnight.  Please call 309-664-6446 to make your reservations and mention that you are a GALA guest to receive the special rate. 
  • TUXEDO RENTAL DISCOUNT:  Seno Formalwear in Eastland Mall has offered a generous 20% discount for all GALA attendees for their formalwear needs.  They have vests, bowties, and other accessories for sale as well as tuxedo rentals starting at $79.95 for a complete tuxedo with vest.  Be sure to mention that you are attending the GALA to receive the discount.  Measurements should be made by Jan 17th to avoid rush charges. 
Event Sponsors:
  • WGLT-FM 89.1
  • Widmer Interiors
  • Nicor Gas
  • O'Brien Mitsubishi of Normal
  • McDonald's Restaurants Office
  • Integrity Technology Solutions, Inc.
  • Town of Normal
  • Pip Printing
  • Westminster Village
  • Illinois State University
  • STL
  • CM Promotions
  • Hartweg, Turner, Wood & DeVary, P.C.
  • Core 3 Property Management
  • The Snyder Companies
  • Community Cancer Center
  • Little Jewels Learning Center
  • Commerce Bank
  • Viva La Flora
  • Bloomington Offset Process, Inc.
  • Bridgestone
  • City of Bloomington
  • Bloomington-Normal Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • First Site, Ltd.
  • Heartland Community College
  • Afni, Inc.
  • COUNTRY Financial
  • Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company
  • Heartland Bank and Trust Company
  • GROWMARK, Inc.
  • Health Alliance Medical Plans
  • Illinois National Bank
  • McLean County Orthopedics
  • KONE Inc. Elevators Escalators
  • RE/MAX Rising
  • Corn Belt Energy Corporation
  • First Farmers State Bank
  • Wilber & Associates
  • May, Cogagne and King, P.C
  • Hy-Vee
  • Brandt
  • Sam Leman Auto Group
  • Farnsworth Group, Inc.
  • Neuhoff Media
  • Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.
  • Twenty Twenty Entertainment
  • Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington Normal
  • Kongskilde Industries USA, Inc.
Doubletree by Hilton
10 Brickyard Drive
Bloomington, IL
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, January 26, 2019
5:00pm - 6:30pm - Cocktail Reception
6:30pm - 9:00pm - Dinner & Awards Presentations

Contact Information:
Traci Andracke
$125 per individual ticket
$1,250 per Table of 10
Sponsorships are available ranging in price from $550 - $5,000.  Please contact Traci Andracke at 309-829-1183 or traci@mcleancochamber.org for more information.  
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