WHAT: The Arlington Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating its 90th year in business with area business leaders and Chamber members at the annual Arlington Business Gala, hosted by 2014 Chamber Chair Tim Hughes, Bean, Kinney & Korman P.C.
WHEN: Saturday, January 25 from 6:30 p.m. - midnight. The silent auction and cocktail hour begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202.
WHO: VIPs registered to attend as of January 10 include Senator Barbara Favola, Delegate Bob Brink, County Board Chair Jay Fisette, County Board Vice-chair Mary Hynes, County Board memberWalter Tejada, County Treasurer Frank O'Leary, and Clerk of the Circuit Court Paul Ferguson.
WHY: Celebrated as Arlington's "Best Night Out," the Gala celebrates the beginning of the new year and what's in store for the Chamber. Anticipating more than 300 of Arlington's business leaders, the night will kick off with a cocktail hour and silent auction, featuring items contributed by local businesses including gift certificates to the area's finest dining locations, exciting vacations, tickets to performances and sporting events, and more.
After guests have viewed the silent auction and enjoyed some cocktails, they will sit down in the grand ballroom for a delicious three-course dinner, live auction and Tropical Vacation Raffle drawing. This year's Tropical Vacation Raffle prize is four nights of accommodations and all-inclusive fees for up to four people at The Verandah Resort & Spa in Antigua; a $2,543 value. Tickets are $30 each or four for $100. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win. For more details about the raffle or to purchase tickets, call the Chamber at 703-525-2400.
Following dinner, the dance floor opens with musical entertainment provided by The Odyssey, a local band that has performed at high profile events in the DC-region for over twenty years.
REGISTER: Registration is $200 for individuals. Register by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17 through the Chamber website at www.arlingtonchamber.org/events or by calling 703-525-2400. A limited number of sponsorships are still available; contact Kate Roche at [email protected] or 703-525-2400.
Media are invited to attend the cocktail reception from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. for photo opportunities of the movers and shakers of the Arlington business community. To request a press pass, please contact Amy Fisher at [email protected] or 703-525-2400.