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Green Tie Ball XXV

Marking 30 years of operations calls for an extra special celebration; Chicago Gateway Green’s 25th Annual Green Tie Ball did just that. The signature black-tie gala was hosted in the unique and modern space at Architectural Artifacts in Ravenswood. With the whimsical atmosphere of Van Gogh’s Starry Night serving as inspiration, the rustic bones of the…

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Concordia Place GO! Gala 2016

IMPACT365 was thrilled to help Concordia Place celebrate 35 years of operations through their annual Growth and Opportunity Gala. Guests were treated to a variety of fun games with the goal of reconnecting with their inner child. The fun, sleek details of VenueOne contributed to a sense of wonder as guests competed in Strike-A-Light, broke high…

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Silent Auction Tips

Once you’ve selected the perfect venue and entertainment, it’s time to consider other ways your event will bring in revenue. One of the best ways to engage guests in donating without distracting from the fun is through silent auctions. Guests are able to browse the offerings and even confer with friends, all while enjoying your event.…

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All In For A Cure 2016

On September 16th, supporters of the Chicago Diabetes Project and Special Kids Network gathered to go All In at their 4th annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. Gathering at The Estate by Gene and Georgetti in Rosemont, guests enjoyed crab cakes, steak, and premium cocktails from the open bar beneath the ornate chandeliers. Following a…

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Must Have Skills for Event Planning

Must Have Skills For Event Planners

When considering a career in event planning, you may find yourself wondering what makes an event planner stand out from the rest? Even if you’ve always had a passion for creating memorable events, there are skills that you will need to develop and cultivate to be successful. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in events,…

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Red Carpet White Party

On Saturday, guests from across the country gathered at The Montgomery Club for Gilda’s Club of Chicago and Erie-LaSalle Body Shop’s Red Carpet White Party. The all-white event inspired dazzling and fun outfits alike.The evening began with specialty red and white martini’s and passed appetizers to the sounds of DH Jazz Trio. Guests dined on Gibsons signature…

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Gaming for Good: Why Your Next Event Should Be A Charitable Casino Night

It’s a familiar scenario: you’ve been tasked with re-imagining your organizations biggest event of the year. Your needs for the event are straightforward: fun, engaging, and attractive to new faces, all while staying in budget and raising money for your organization. No need to stress; we do these kinds of things all the time with…

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6 Major Chicago Fall Events

(Title Image via The Chicago Tribune) With the last few weeks of summer upon us, we can’t help but be excited for the season that makes us fall in love with Chicago all over again. Grab your pumpkin flavored everything, favorite cozy sweater, and check out these  major fall events in the city! (Image via Chicago…

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6 Unique Venues in Chicago

(Title Image by  SPiN Chicago) The space where you host your event sets the stage for the entire event. At IMPACT365, we know that some events demand a special venue to set the tone for dazzling attendees. We’ve selected 5 venues in Chicago whose unique spaces will wow guests and have you collecting compliments for months to come. (Image by Ignite…

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Chicago Gateway Green Gaming for Green

The 275 attendees at Chicago Gateway Green’s Annual Gaming for Green event were all smiles. Hosted at the stunning Galleria Marchetii, guests gathered to compete in a poker tournament and try their hand at blackjack, craps, and roulette. For spectators and social butterflies, four chic lounge areas, designed by Roy’s Furniture, offered the perfect spot to…

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