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    Dr. Abdel and Farah Fahmy.

    <p>Dr. Abdel and Farah Fahmy.</p>
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    Nicole Grimaldi places her bet.

    <p>Nicole Grimaldi places her bet.</p>
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    Rusty Stan and M. Keema suit up.

    <p>Rusty Stan and M. Keema suit up.</p>
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    Gail and Carl Ruesch.

    <p>Gail and Carl Ruesch.</p>
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    A car on display from Napleton’s Aston Martin of Chicago.

    <p>A car on display from Napleton’s Aston Martin of Chicago.</p>
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    Guests enjoy the casino tables.

    <p>Guests enjoy the casino tables.</p>
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    Erin Boheme performs. 

    <p>Erin Boheme performs.&nbsp;</p>

Guests came together for two important reasons at Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center last October: to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the 007 James Bond franchise and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The first annual “En Noir: A Casino Royale Masquerade” event was designed to benefit Imerman Angels, a one-onone cancer support community that pairs a cancer fighter, survivor or caregiver with someone who has fought and survived the same type of cancer. Guests dressed in black-tie or masquerade attire and were treated to themed cocktails from a premium bar and chef-driven hors d’oeuvres. The night’s entertainment included casino tables, aerialist performances and singer Erin Boheme, who delivered renditions of Bond’s most memorable movie songs. 

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Dallas Chapter spread some holiday cheer at its annual Holiday Giveback. The organization chose to work with Senior Source and the Diversicare facility. Members of the group held a party for the facility complete with caroling, live music, holiday crafts and bingo—and of course plenty of cookies and punch. The group also collected items for Diversicare’s wish list, along with a $5 donation from each member who registered for the networking happy hour that followed the party.

 

On Jan. 3, the Moscone Center celebrated its long-awaited opening with a gala. You can read our story about the renovated and expanded convention center here. –Photos courtesy of San Francisco Travel

 

Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter (MPIWSC) held its annual auction on Dec. 7, 2017, at Novelty Hill Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington. The auction wa s a fundraiser for the MPIWSC Educational Fund.