As we navigate through these unprecedented times, the ability to be agile and pivot as necessary has become paramount. This is the time of year when the planning for our Annual Awards and Charities Gala is in full swing. And it still is, albeit not in the way it has in the past.
The gala means so much to us for so many reasons. It’s the centerpiece for our annual Frank Awards presentations. It’s our annual fundraising event that has allowed us to contribute and make a difference for a host of charities nationwide. Perhaps most important to us and something that we are incredibly proud of, it is renowned for the camaraderie shared by our guests, many of whom are competitors.
As with many industry events that have been postponed, canceled, or gone virtual, we had to make some hard decisions about our 35th Anniversary Awards and Charities Gala. Although this is not the climate to host a live event with 250+ people in an enclosed space, this event has become too important to the industry and the charities we support to break up our successful run.
We’re busy making plans and will have an announcement soon about the specifics, but please mark your calendar for Thursday, November 5. Every year we aim to make the gala bigger and better than the year before, and that’s what we’ll be doing this year as we look forward to hosting the largest capacity crowd ever for our 35th Anniversary Awards & Charities Gala! We are confident this will be a memorable event that’s true to our traditional gala’s spirit. And the best part is so many more members of the industry can be with us virtually this year.
This wasn’t an easy decision to make. We are grateful to the lead sponsors of our gala, Hytec Dealer Services and Continuum, for their unwavering support and enthusiasm for our plan. Finally, we appreciate the support from all of our partners and our subscribers.
We are still working on the details and will share those with you in a future post. We look forward to seeing each of you at The Cannata Report’s 35th Anniversary Awards & Charities Gala as we go virtual in 2020.
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