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Get ready for a frightfully good time at the Chamber’s Annual Auction & Taste. This can’t-miss fundraising event brings together a wide variety of the North Shore’s best eateries, along with cocktails, auctions, games, raffles, and entertainment. Click here for Sponsorships and Tickets available now! 

Returning to the ballroom at the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, the Auction & Taste welcomes hundreds of guests from the Chamber and community. The all-inclusive event features tastings from leading local restaurants and caterers, complimentary beer and wine, an impressive array of silent auction items, and the chance to win prizes with a raffle drawing and popular “Heads or Tails” game.  Restaurants who have committed to participate include: 

  • Allgauer’s on the Riverfront 
  • The Claim Company 
  • Culver’s of Northbrook 
  • Gail’s Brownies 
  • Grill House 
  • Maharaj Indian Grill 
  • Max and Benny’s 
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse 
  • Napolita Pizzeria & Wine Bar 
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes 
  • Pear Tree – Hel’s Kitchen Catering 
  • Protein Bar + Kitchen 
  • Sarpino’s Pizzeria 
  • Sweet Ride Chicago 
  • West Town Bakery

More restaurants are welcome to sign up! This is a great opportunity to showcase your menu and make connections with an engaged local audience. RSVP on the chamber website or contact Gail Eisenberg, for more information. 

Boost Your Visibility with Sponsorships 

The Auction & Taste is an outstanding platform to raise your business’s profile with a demonstration of your support for the Chamber. Allstate leads the way as this year’s Presenting Sponsor. Additional sponsorships are available at a range of investment levels; each includes two tickets to the event as well as widespread recognition in publicity and event materials. Click here for detailed sponsorship information and confirm your participation ASAP to maximize your visibility on the Chamber website and other platforms.   

More Ways to Participate! 

Auction Donations: Members can also support the Chamber’s fundraising goals by donating items to the Auction. Items valued at $50 or more are included in the exciting auction display, and donors are recognized in the event program and auction tables. Especially popular items include: 

  • Tech devices 
  • Golf foursomes 
  • Sports, theater or concert tickets 
  • Restaurant gift certificates 
  • Hotel stays 
  • Catered dinner parties 
  • Jewelry 
  • Vacation getaways 

To donate to the Auction, contact Gail Eisenberg,  

Volunteering: The day of the Auction & Taste is filled with activity! Volunteers are needed before, during and after the event for a variety of roles. This is a great opportunity to meet new members in a social setting with a minimal time commitment. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Gail Eisenberg. 

Buy Your Tickets! Event tickets are now available on the Chamber website. Individual admission is $45 if purchased by October 23, or $55 afterwards.  

Raffle tickets are also available, with a $500 Grand Prize! Buy one entry for $10, three for $25 or 15 for $100. Save $5 by bundling an admission ticket with two raffle tickets! Purchase tickets online or from a friendly volunteer at First Friday or Business After Hours. 

Be sure to save the date for a special evening of dining, bidding, and socializing on October 30. We look forward to seeing you there!