Tricks of the Trade

May 2022 View more

It was an enchanted evening at the Gala, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s largest annual fundraising event. The theme “It’s Magic!” permeated the night as attendees enjoyed sleight-of-hand tricks, illusions, and magical wonder at the Embassy Suites Naperville.

Strolling magicians entertained guests as they sampled selections from food stations and enjoyed the evening’s signature drink, Abracadabra-Ville. Guests also could enter Spanesi’s Houdini Hideaway, a VIP area that hosted a slot tournament, whiskey tastings, and private magic shows. During the live magic shows, two brave chamber members even allowed themselves to be cut in half. Throughout the evening guests played casino games, bid on raffle items, and enjoyed a Magic Mirror photo experience.

“The Gala is a signature event our business community looks forward to—not only because it’s fun, but because it allows guests to interact in an organic way and deepen connections,” said Kaylin Risvold, the chamber’s president and CEO. “Our blend of business and pleasure is unmatched. We truly appreciate the community’s continued support of the chamber during this magical event.” 

Photos courtesy of Ron Hume