A Gala Night in the Windy City
The Midwest Independent Retailers Association (MIRA) hosted its Second Annual Chicago Metro Grocers Gala last month at the Empress in Addison, Illinois. The event included fine cuisine, dancing, entertainment and a casino night.
About 400 people attended the annual event. Members from Chicago and from the Midwest traveled to the Windy City for the night out.
Chicago is the largest city in the Midwest and the 4th largest in the country and board members say it would be a disservice to all if MIRA did not have a Gala in Chicago.
It was a night filled with great people, food and entertainment. It was a night to kick back and enjoy the festivities with the people from the industry and the vendors that members deal with on a daily basis. It was an opportunity for Independent Grocers of Chicagoland to network with members and vendors.
Some of the highlights of the night were Eddie Butts Band, casino, silent auction and an open bar. Last but not least, we had cash door prizes that surprised guests.
“The Chicago Gala was once again a big hit,” said Auday Arabo, president and CEO. “The gala attracted even more people than last year.”