GALA 2017

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Name: GALA 2017
Date: February 21, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

SOLD OUT!!! A waiting list has been started. Feel free to register for the waiting list and you will be notified if a spot opens. 

Shuttle Trolleys will pick up guests at the Osthoff overflow lot across the street and from the far end of the Osthoff main lot. 

2017 Chamber Champions Gala - Secure Your Seats Now!

More than 640 attendees will celebrate the accomplishments of 62 Chamber Champion award nominees with a rousing reception, excellent food and standing ovations in this beautiful venue. It promises to be an evening to remember -- THE place to be -- complete with a red carpet and lots of fanfare.

Our emcee for the event will be Portia Young, Public Relations Manager for Sargento Foods -- best known for telling the stories of the passionate ‘Real Cheese People’ of Sargento. For 14 years, Portia was anchor and reporter at three different ABC affiliates. Her longest tenure was at WISN TV in Milwaukee, WI where she was the morning anchor. During that time she received several writing awards and two Emmy nominations. 

More than 60 companies and organizations were nominated in the following categories:

Chamber Champions Gala Awards

  • Ambassador of the Year (Sponsorship still available)  
  • Chamber Superstar of the Year sponsored by Sun Graphics
  • Culinary Star of the Year sponsored by The Vollrath Company, LLC         
  • Manufacturer of the Year sponsored by Lakeshore Technical College
  • Nonprofit Charity of the Year sponsored by The Blind Horse Restaurant & Winery
  • Pay It Forward Moment sponsored by Van Horn Automotive Group 
  • Retailer of the Year sponsored by Rohde Dales LLP
  • Services Organization of the Year sponsored by Just Kids Dental, SC                
  • Tourism Gem of the Year  sponsored by Gerhard's Kitchen & Bath Store     
  • Working Together Award sponsored by Thrivent Financial - Tim Saeger               

All nominees will be recognized at the gala and winners will be announced that evening.

Sheboygan County continues to be a shining star for the great state of Wisconsin!

Tables may be reserved for groups of 10. Please be aware that no money will be refunded for cancelations after February 3, 2017.

PARKING SHUTTLES:  Shuttles will be running from 4pm to 9:30 pm from the outlot at The Osthoff and from the far end of the Osthoff parking lot. 


Roasted Apple Salad
tender greens, dried cherries, chèvre,
spiced walnuts and honey-ginger vinaigrette

Chicken Option
Herb-Seared Chicken Breast 
au gratin potato with bacon and smoked gouda

Gluten Free 
The Standard Chicken meal option is a Gluten Free meal. Gluten Free desserts will also be available. Please indicate if you would like the Gluten Free dessert in the comments. 

Vegetarian Option
Orange Butternut Squash Steak
Medallions of squash served with quinoa, braised Swiss chard and roasted apple coulis

Osthoff Specialty Mousse Cake

If other dietary restrictions are needed, please select your choice on the dropdown menu or state in comments. 

Please select each meal on dropdown.      



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Event Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Award Sponsor

The Osthoff Resort
101 Osthoff Ave.
Elkhart Lake WI
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Contact Information:
Lori Kerwin ( registration; Bill Marklein ( - sponsorships;
Please indicate meal choice per individual at time of registration. 

Individual Registration: $75
Corporate table of 10: $750

Payments must be received by Thursday, Feb. 18. 
Cancellations made after Friday, Feb. 19 will be charged.

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