Celebrating its seventeenth year, Green Tie Ball is now less than a month away!

The Zapwater team has been working behind-the-scenes since April on handling media relations for all the gala pre-events and is now getting the press excited to attend and cover the #1 charity event in the Windy City. The celebrated gala will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at Chicago Scenic Studios from 8:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Located at 1315 N. North Branch St. (one block north of Division and North Branch), the venue is a 100,000 square foot enclosed warehouse space and benefits Chicago Gateway Green. This legendary fundraiser has set the standard for black-tie soirees attracting more than 3,000 attendees, featuring chefs from over 75 of Chicago’s top restaurants, premium bars, charitable gaming and entertainment. This year’s theme Greenivale—where “green” meets Carnivale—is an explosion of sights and sounds.

Tickets for Greenivale are still available. Individual gala tickets start at $150 and include access to the entertainment, premium bars, a charitable gaming tent, and tastings from dozens of Chicago’s top culinary kings. For the high-rollers, tickets for a reserved table seating for ten are priced at $5,000 and include cocktail service in the VIP area, $2,500 in charitable gaming chips in the Horseshoe Casino lounge, complimentary select spa services from Mario Tricoci Salon and Spa and much, much more. All Green Tie Ball XVII guests are also encouraged to purchase raffle tickets for $25 to enter to win onsite a Toyota Prius with a two-year lease, compliments of Chicago Northside Toyota, a member of the Bob Loquercio Auto Group.

I know where I'll be on Saturday, September 13th, experiencing THE green gala. Don't miss out, tickets for Greenivale are available through or at

Kiran Advani
Vice President, Lifestyle