Awards Gala & Auction

2020 Awards Gala & Auction

October 19-23

If home is where the heart is, then Maplewood and Richmond Heights is home to more than just those who reside here! Day in and day out, our small business owners are here, and giving 110% and their whole heart into keeping their doors opens, lights on, employees paid, and contributing to the overall success of our community!

Running a small business in ordinary time is tough, but in 2020, it’s nothing less than gut-wrenching. It takes brains, heart, and courage to push through and on each day that brings more uncertainty. The Mid County Chamber of Commerce seeks to help and support businesses find their way “back over the rainbow” into a more stable and secure climate.

In 2020, our small businesses need us more than ever! We are asking for your support of our 34th Annual Dinner Auction fundraiser to secure the resources we need to continue our work. Please consider donating or purchasing event “Party in a Box” tickets, buying 50/50 Raffle Tickets, bidding on auction items, and/or making a cash donation. No donation is too small!


Donate an Item or Certificate

Please consider donating an item, gift certificate, experience, to be used in our silent auction or game.

Tickets (Party in a Box)

Our Party in a Boxes are your ticket to having the total auction experience! Boxes are packed with gift cards, adult beverages, raffle tickets, and more!

Virtual Silent Auction

Our auction has gone virtual in 2020. All auction items will be listed on a dedicated website. Auction opens for bidding on October 19th and closes after the virtual live stream event on October 23rd.

Purchase a 50/50 Ticket

Purchase a chance to win the riches of our 50/50 Emerald City Cash Raffle. Tickets are $25 per ticket or 5 Tickets for $100.

Award Ceremony

Join us for the culmination of the auction with a live stream event that will include an award ceremony and the 50/50 Emerald City Cash Raffle. RSVP is required. Once registered, you will be sent a Zoom invitation to join call. 

2020 Annual Award Recipients

We are honored to announce our 2020 Annual Award Winners and look forward to recognizing their service and contributions to our community. Stay tuned for information about tuning in to view the award presentations. 

Educator of the Year

Dr. Karen Hall

Citizen of the Year

Richard Vilcek

Business Person of the Year

Neil Suthar

Sponsorship Opportunities

Wizard of Oz Sponsorship- $500
Premium tier logo placement on event website, mobile bidding website, and on backdrop during the virtual event. Includes (2) Party in A Box Tickets.

Munchkin Land Sponsorship-$250
Logo placement on Chamber website event page and on mobile bidding site. Includes (1) Party In a Box Ticket.

Generously Sponsored By