2014 CBICC Awards Gala- 3/13/14
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Date: 3/13/2014
Time: 5:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

The State Theatre
130 W. College Ave.
State College, PA 16801

(814) 234-1829

Event Description:

Each year, the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County provides the opportunity for both individuals and businesses to be recognized for professional and personal achievements at the CBICC Gala.  This year, the event is being presented by Capital Blue Cross. Eight different awards will be presented at the annual CBICC Gala being held on Thursday, March 13, at The State Theater.

Date: Thursday, March 13
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 pm.m
Location: Indigo and the State Theatre
Downtown on College Avenue
Cost: $75 per ticketTickets include entry to the Signature Chef and Mixology Premiere held at Indigo, as well as the Gala event itself at the State Theatre.

Get Your Ticket TODAY for the CBICC Awards Gala!

Don't miss out on a fabulous evening with the CBICC at our Annual Awards Gala! With great food and drink from area restaurants, paired with your favorite movies, the night will start off with a bang at Indigo downtown. After everyone has had their fill, the ceremony will start at 7PM at the State Theatre - with awards going to last year's standout individuals and organizations in Centre County's Business community!

Purchase Gala Tickets HERE!

Tickets will be available to purchase right up until the event itself - we encourage you to buy now to pick the seat you want, but tickets

can also be purchased at the box office the day of the event.
Each $75 ticket goes to support not only the networking events that you enjoy with the CBICC, but economic development initiatives across Centre County. Have a great time while supporting Centre County's economy at this year's CBICC Gala! 

Vote TODAY for the CBICC Awards Gala Winners!

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated for an award for this year's Gala! We'd like to offer a special thanks to the sponsors for

each of this year's awards - and encourage all our Members to participate by voting for this year's standout individuals and organizations in Centre County's Business community! Scroll down for award descriptions & nominee listings!

Vote Now!

Please Remember: ONLY CBICC Members can vote, so please DO NOT share this link to the general public for voting purposes.

This link will only work once per computer. We appreciate your cooperation!

Voting will CLOSE on Wednesday, March 5th, so don't miss your chance to have a say in who walks home with an award!

We have to offer a special thanks to our "supporting cast" of sponsors, who have helped us put together this fantastic occasion for your enjoyment!

B94.5 - Emcee Sponsor
Advanced Color Graphics - Ticket Sponsor
Formalities - Glamour Sponsor
Graphics & Design - Spotlight Sponsor
Impressions - Marquee Sponsor
Spikes Baseball - Red Carpet Sponsor
The Winery at Wilcox - Sparkling Sponsor


Join us as we recognize Centre County's success!

Signature Chef & Mixology at Indigo

The evening will open at Indigo with the Signature Chef & Mixology Premiere, presented by M&T Bank. Enjoy food from your favorite area restaurants paired to famous movies - with drinks to match! A fabulous buffet prepared by the Allen Street Grille will also provide guests with even more treats to enjoy.

The Signature Chef & Mixology Premiere will run from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., when guests will be escorted to the State Theatre for the second half of the evening - the CBICC Gala awards ceremony!

This year's participating restaurants have chosen the following movies to pair with their signature dish and drink:

Hoag's Catering - Pirates of the Carribbean
Home D Pizzeria - Robin Hood: King of Thieves
Mt. Nittany Inn - The Matrix
Otto's Pub & Brewery - Star Wars

Don't miss this great opportunity to network in style - we can't wait to see you there!

The Awards Ceremony at the State Theatre

After enjoying yourself at the Signature Chef Premiere, relax at the State Theatre and enjoy refreshments from our sponsors, Culligan, Gardners Candies, The Honeybaked Ham Co. & Cafe, and AmeriServ.

The evening would not be complete with the presentation of each of our annual awards! We'd like to thank all the sponsors who are making this year's awards possible, especially this year's Nominee Sponsor, First National Bank. And of course, don't forget to vote!

Community Service Award
This award is presented each year to the organization or individual who has devoted considerable time and effort to worthy causes for the betterment of the community.
Sponsored by the Centre Foundation

Excellence in Entrepreneurship

This award is presented to the CBICC member who has demonstrated the ability to face and overcome significant hardships to create a thriving business, or who has turned around an existing business.
Sponsored by Minitab, Inc.

Outstanding Technology Company Of The Year
This award is presented to a CBICC member that develops or implements exciting new technologies and makes them work for the betterment of business, industry and society.

Corporate Philanthropy Award
This award is presented to a CBICC member that has demonstrated a commitment to local non-profit organizations within or serving Centre County through financial support, in-kind donations, or volunteer efforts.
Sponsored by Glenn O. Hawbaker

Quality of Life

This award is presented to an individual, business, organization, or government entity whose activity/activities have enhanced the quality of life in Centre County.
Sponsored by Mount Nittany Health

Small Business of the Year

Finalists must exhibit superior growth and advancement in their field and employ 100 or fewer full-time employees.
Sponsored by First National Bank

CBICC Spirit
This award is given to an individual who has demonstrated a positive outlook on Centre County and promoted the CBICC and Centre County to others through business or volunteer efforts. This is the second award voted on by CBICC staff.
Sponsored by the HFL Corporation

Outstanding CBICC Volunteer of the Year

This award is given to an individual who has displayed a dedicated amount of service to the CBICC by supporting the programming, task forces, and committees. This is one of two awards voted on by the CBICC staff.
Sponsored by Balfurd


Be a Part of the CBICC Gala!

Lots of businesses and organizations participate in making the Gala a success - and you can too! Contact us to have your company's name featured as a Gala sponsor or participant. (Contact Andrea Harman, aharman@cbicc.org or 814-234-1829 x2)

We'd like to thank the many businesses that are coming together to make the Gala a night to remember!

Ticket Sponsor: Advanced Color Graphics
Presentation Sponsor: Formalities
Spotlight Sponsor: Graphics & Design
Marquee Sponsor: Impressions, whq
Red Carpet Sponsor: Spikes Baseball
Sparkling Sponsor: Winery at Wilcox


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