|AmCham Ball 2010: Jazz It Up!|
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AmCham Ball 2010: Jazz It Up!
On Saturday, April 24, 2010, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (AmCham) welcomed over 450 distinguished guests to a spectacular gala event that was themed, Jazz It Up!, at the Grand Hyatt hotel ballroom. It was a nostalgic evening embracing classic blues music from the 1920’s speakeasy clubs with swaying tunes from jazz giants like Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald among others.
Guests were delighted by the exquisite and opulent decor and treated with an unforgettable fine dining and entertainment experience. Talented jazz pianist and composer Allen Youngblood and his band charmed the guests by filling the cozy ballroom with timeless classics in celebration of the great Swing Era. Afterwards the 9th State band took center stage and kicked off the sizzling dance portion with their infectious pop tunes which had the guests dancing the blues away late into the night. Raffle tickets were sold to raise funds for the AmCham Charitable Foundation and by the end of the night, the Chamber had raised HK$144,600 for charitable causes. The winning list of the fantastic raffle prizes that were drawn is posted on the AmCham website (http://www.amcham.org.hk/index.php/AmCham-Ball-2010.html) and will be published in The Standard and Sing Tao Daily newspapers on May 4, 2010.
In his comments about the event, AmCham Chairman Michael Brown said, “The sellout crowd and strong raffle ticket sales at the ball reflected very positive signs to the Chamber. It reinforces the sentiment that the economic environment is improving and our members’ strong commitment in contributing back to the Hong Kong community through the AmCham Charitable Foundation programs.”
For inquiries, please contact Mr. Mark Wong, AmCham’s Public Affairs Manager, at 2530-6917 or by email:
Below are hyperlinks to photos taken at the event (captioned from left to right):
E-1011: Mr. and Mrs. Dipo and Renu Sani, Steve DeKrey, Past AmCham Chairman and wife Mrs. Veronica DeKrey.
A-123: Ms. Dong Jiayang, Chief Representative, CCPIT/CCOIC Representative Office in HK & Macau, Mr. Wang Hui, Deputy Director-General, The Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR, Mr. Richard Vuylsteke, AmCham President, and Mr. Feng Hongzhang, President, HK Chinese Enterprises Association.
E-1032: AmCham Chairman Michael Brown and wife Katherine, AmCham Executive Committee Member Charlie Wellins and wife Evelyn, and AmCham Vice Chairman Robert Chipman.
E-1025: Mr. Simon Galpin, Director-General of Invest HK, and his wife Mrs. Elodie Galpin.
E1026: Professor K. C. Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, HKSAR Government, and his wife Mrs. Eva Chan
E-1036: Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Julia Hunt, and AmCham President Richard Vuylsteke.
E-1037: Mr. Christopher Marut, Deputy U.S. Consul General and AmCham Governor Peter Liu.
E-1083: Master of Ceremony, Mr. Philip Yin, calls a raffle ticket winner to stage.
E-1177: Mr. Mark Russell, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Venetian Macau Limited, draws the lucky ticket for a Grand Prize winner.