It’s almost February, which means the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce 2015 Gala, La Noche Encantada: Barcelona, is right around the corner.
The gala serves to highlight a year’s worth of the Chamber’s accomplishments, supporters, and members, and is known as one—if not the biggest—black-tie affair in the state of New Mexico. In fact, the Chamber expects more than 2,000 VIP guests, business leaders, and people of influence from across the state to attend.
And the festivities? Those will include a full roster of talented musical performances from renowned musician Tony Orlando, as well as infectious dancing tunes, courtesy of New Mexico’s own Juntos Unidos.
It will be a fitting anniversary celebration for the Chamber, which has served the ABQ area and greater region for almost 40 years. In that period, the organization has racked up some serious numbers, as well. The Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce’s $5 million campus has grown to 18,000 square feet, and has gained a reputation as a go-to destination for resources concerning small businesses and the community. In 2013 and 2014 alone, the Chamber added 283 new members and 25 new partners.
The Gala itself affords attendees the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the biggest movers and shakers in the region, along with a gourmet meal and award ceremony.
It may sound like a massive undertaking, and that’s the truth. La Noche Encantada is the Chamber’s only fundraiser, but it surely doesn’t feel like one—especially when you’re surrounded by local business leaders, politicians, and influential individuals in an exceedingly accessible and neutral setting.
How do you put a price on that kind of epic networking opportunity? Fairly easily—tickets for individuals are selling for $175, while $1750 gets you a table of 10. It all starts with the cocktail reception at 6 p.m. on Feb. 7 at the newly-renovated Albuquerque Convention Center. The dinner starts at 7 p.m., and then dancing and revelry will follow into the evening.