Time to reserve Inaugural Gala tickets and sponsorships


Two important deadlines are approaching for Illinois REALTORS® planning to attend the IAR’s 99th Annual Inaugural Gala honoring Mike Drews, scheduled for Oct. 6 at the Oak Brook Hills Resort – Hilton.

Gala ticket deadline

The deadline for tickets is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 29. The cost is $95 per ticket.


Drews, GRI, is the 2015 IAR president-elect and the 2016 IAR president. He is a REALTOR® in Aurora for Charles B. Doss & Co. He is a past president of the Mainstreet Organization of REALTORS®, has served as chairman of various local committees. In 2011, he was selected as REALTOR® of the Year by Mainstreet and REALTOR® Associate of the Year in 1990 by the Greater Aurora Association of REALTORS®.

Get more information about Drews.

The inaugural reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6, followed by the Gala at 7:15 p.m.

Sponsorship deadline

Sept. 15 is the deadline for individuals, businesses and local associations to buy sponsorships. Available packages are $8,000 (Diamond), $5,000 (Gold), $2,500 (Silver), $500 and Up (Bronze) and Up to $500 (Gala). Visit the IAR website to fill out the sponsorship form, and submit it by the deadline so an invoice can be sent to you via email.

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