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Pat Kusek Financial Group presents the 4th Annual Great Gatsby Gala hosted by Jess James at The City Club inspired by the Great American Novel and the joie de vivre of the Jazz Age glamourized by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Get ready for some Roaring 20’s reverie! As the City Club’s only event open to the public, there will be an exclusive discount (80% discount!) for membership sign-up on the night of the event only. VIP ticket holder will receive WAIVED initiation fee for club membership. Contact Sarah Wilcox for details on membership.
THE BEE’S KNEES:
* Delicious food, Prohibition era cocktails and 1920‘s music with Chanteuse Nnenne Terzian.
* Speakeasy: Members Only Burlesque show with nationally renowned burlesque dancer. Sign up that night to enter!
* Portraits in the Garden with Artist Kat Christian + Photo Booth with Bella Rose Photography
* Coveted Charity Raffle Prizes benefiting the Make a Wish foundation
* Official After Party at The Blind Elephant Speakeasy!
THE MAGIC HOUR: Thursday, September 18th
VIP Hour in The Gardens: 6pm-7pm
Event: 7pm-10pm / After Party starts at 10:30pm at The Blind Elephant
The City Club of Wilmington – 23 South 2nd Street
General Admission: $60 in advance / $75 at door (includes heavy hors d’eouvres + 2 complimentary drinks)
VIP: $130 in advance / $150 at door (VIP Cocktail Hour in the Gardens with Master Mixologist + entertainment. City Club will waive new membership initiation fee for VIP guests!)
DRESS CODE: 1920’s, “old sport!”
“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate.”
– Jordan Baker
Well summer 2014 is in full effect and wonderful things are happening in and around City Club of Wilmington! The club was recently named BEST wedding reception venue by Wilmington Magazine!! Make sure to check out the complete list of area businesses.
Next, our gardens have been AMAZING this summer thanks to Dagmar Cooley of Dagmar’s Designs & Landscapes! We are excited to announce that Dagmar has opened the “Bloom Room” right here on City Club property! See full details here.
Last but certainly not least, the 4th Annual Great Gatsby event is fast approaching!! We are excited to offer something we have never offered before with this event. Stay tuned for details…
Have you checked out our Preferred Partners Program lately? As a City Club member, you will receive 15% off (may not apply to all products & services) at the businesses listed below!
If you are a club member and would like to apply for the program, just go here and fill out the application – https://cityclubofwilmington.wordpress.com/city-club-preferred-partners/
Adam Shay CPA, PLLC
Tax planning and tax preparation for business owners and individuals.
We also provide outsourced CFO services to businesses.
Adam Shay Phone: (910) 256-3456
Women’s boutique specializing in custom, one-of-a-kind women’s couture
hats; high-end vintage costume jewelry; occasion dress; vintage and new
bags, wraps; vintage accessories such as gloves and bags; local artists
including jewelry artists and fiber artists.
Jan Wutkowski Phone: (910) 397-9099
Bluewater Marine and RV & Bluewater Transport Limousine
Transportation needs land or sea large and small we can move it all. Limousine Service, Boat Charters & Cruises, Yacht Transport at Sea, RV, Trailer, Fifth Wheel Transport. Michael Hamby (910) 256-8328
Cape Fear Formal Wear
Men’s Formal Wear. Suites and Tuxedos
Jeff Hovis Phone: (800) 433-7558
Wilmington’s first and premier cupcakery, offering designer cupcakes made fresh daily from the worlds finest ingredients. Great for Gift Giving, Birthday Parties, Weddings, Showers, Business Meetings and other events!
Kristen Beckmeyer Phone: (910) 251-8844
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
One of the largest law firms in North Carolina with more than 100 attorneys serving clients across the state from offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Wilmington. We represent clients in all stages of litigation before federal, state, and local courts in North Carolina, as well as select administrative agencies.
John Martin (910) 777-6054
Crescent Moon at 2 N Front, LLC
Retail gift and decor gallery for hand made craft in America. We buy from over 75 artists that are local, regional and national and sell their hand craft in art glass, pottery, fiber, metal sculpture, jewelry and visual arts. Affordable Made in the USA gifts and art. Free Gift Wrapping. Free Delivery in the Greater Wilmington area. We ship and insure to the Continental USA.
Joan Loch Phone: (910) 762-4207
DeeTrain Personal Training Services
1-on-1 Personal Training, Group Fitness Classes and Bootcamps
Dee Whittington Phone: (910) 367-5571
Full service Web Design/Branding and Internet Marketing Agency. Our professionals have been working within the industry for a decade or longer and have a deep understanding of how the web works and what makes an effective brand. Todays internet users expect a certain kind of usability when browsing the web and if they find your website too difficult to use then you could be losing out on potential customers.
Derek Schmidt Phone: (910) 399-6237
A practical way to share proposal stories and engagement ring pictures with friends
(and the world) as quickly as possible. It also gives brides-to-be a good place to show off their new ring and brag about their sweet future husband.
Cameron Dobson Phone: (707) 502-2362
Events! On Front
Located in the heart of Wilmington’s historic downtown business district on Front Street. Featuring a full 18-foot bar, permanent dance floor, stage, elegant finishes, and neutral decor to suit any special event!
Nancy Bullock Phone: (910) 777-2887
Promotional products such as t-shirts, hats, buttons, flashlights, mugs, koozies, etc.
Louise McColl Phone: (910) 350-1211
Front Street Optometric Care
Healthy Eyes Meet Stylish Eyes! Full scope optometric practice that offers routine eye exams, CL exams, and treatment of diseases of the eye. Evening & Saturday appointments for your convenience. Most vision and medical insurances accepted. Optical boutique with 1000 frames.
Dr. Tiffany Jackson Phone: (910) 341-4556
Greater Wilmington Business Journal / Wilma Magazine
Numerous avenues for clients to connect with their target audience–print, online and in person – Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Book on Business or Wilma magazine ads, Business Journal & Wilma websites, Daily Emails, sponsorships at our Power Breakfasts, Coastal Entrepreneur Awards, Wilmington Biz Expo, Health Care Heroes, Wilma Expo, Wilma Nights, SpotOn video, and Insights.
Judy Budd Phone: (910) 343-8600 x212
Recruiting and staffing services. Designs and delivers specialized recruiting solutions from a wide variety of industries.
Lindsay Smith Phone: (910) 251-0505
Chinese medicine is a proven system of medicine that has worked effectively for over 4,000 years and withstood the test of time. Acupuncture balances and treats mind, body and spirit for whole healing.
Gretchen S. Reavis Phone: (910) 262-1122
Real estate sales (buy or sell)
Michelle Clark Phone: (910) 367-9767
Plumbing and piping service, repairs fro industrial, commercial and residential customers. 32 years of experience and insured.
Kal Marton Phone: (910) 742-7037
Online boutique offering accessories, apparel, and gifts for baby/kids, women, home décor, etc. We also offer monogramming and embroidery services.
Live Oak Real Estate
Leader in foreclosure and general full service real estate in Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, and the surrounding Pender and Brunswick County areas. Experts in REO, foreclosure, and corporate owned assets. Find and buy foreclosures fast or fast track your listing with the same methods we use for the largest banks in America to give you a level playing field in this market.
Pamela Wooddell Phone: (910) 470-2532
NC Eco Odysseys
Unique adventures by introducing history, activity, and culinary adventure into our events. Custom outings & corporate team building adventures. Recurring event – Paddles and Pairings, a unique kayak adventure on one of our local waterways coupled with a catered craft beer or wine pairing dinner.
Deena Craig Phone: (407) 247-5516
Outdoor Creations Landscape & Design, Inc.
Specializes in guaranteed landscaping and lawn care solutions to enhance the value and natural beauty of your home. A beautifully landscaped yard is an investment that pays for itself in pleasure as well as increased home value.
Raymond Bray Phone: (910) 343-0777
Pet, therapy and service dog training
Kyria Henry Phone: (910) 431-0698
Pomp Event Furnishings
Lounge furniture and specialty decor rentals for weddings, corporate events and special occasions. Make your next cocktail party or special event spectacular by adding items from one of our seven amazing collections. Schedule a showroom appointment to see the collections in person including items like sofas, sectionals, benches, day beds, lanterns, room dividers, custom pillows and more.
Rebecca Pirone Dawson Phone: (910) 251-7711
QuickBooks consulting company is dedicated to everything QuickBooks: Consulting (setup, implementation, 1-on-1 training, data cleanup, quarterly & year-end reviews), QuickBooks Bookkeeping, Classes (including payroll) & Point Of Sale.
Denise and Jim Merritt Phone: (910) 338-0488
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
Certified Financial Planner™ Assistance with insurance, investment and retirement planning needs. Jon Tait Phone: (910) 371-0366
Relax! Massage Therapy
Whether you desire a relaxing Full-Body Massage, deep tissue work, or need a therapeutic session to release your sore neck or back, Relax! Massage Therapy is the destination of choice in Wilmington, North Carolina, for clients that demand the best in massage therapy.
Gretchen S. Reavis Phone: (910) 262-1122
Gated golf course community covering over 1,700 unspoiled acres on the banks of the northeast Cape Fear River in Wallace, NC. Easy 35 minute drive from Wilmington. Number of different venues for special events (weddings, meetings, board retreats, fundraisers, etc.). 2 top 50 in NC golf courses, 2 amazing restaurants, our own Holiday Inn Express and Suites and in the gates we have deluxe suites and golf cottages.
Madi McDougald Phone: (910) 285-1006
Riverside Dental Arts
Comprehensive General Dentistry (Dental Implants & Aesthetic Dentistry). Achieve your appearance goals combined with preventive measures for a healthy smile that lasts your lifetime. New Patient Exam, Cleaning & necessary Radiographs, Professional Teeth Whitening & $500 off Invisalign Orthodontic Therapy.
Dr. Gabriel Rich Phone: (910) 254-4555
Salon Beyond Basics Day Spa
Full service Salon and Spa with 26 stylist chairs, 3 massage therapist suites, 2 aesthetician suites, and 2 wig/hair piece suites. We carry about 25 different professional product/tool lines to fully care for any client needs.
Terry Allgood Phone: (910) 452-0072
Seaside Wellness Center
Chiropractic, Clinical Nutritional Care
Dr. John Weisberg Phone: (910) 352-2723
Seaside Wellness Center
Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Reiki
Daryl Weisberg Phone: (910) 352-2723
Simply Divine Bed & Breakfast, Inc.
Lodging – overnight and extended stay, special events, weddings, parties
Carmen Forrester Phone: (910) 892-2296
Starr Financial Resources
Our clients are entrepreneurs, executives and individuals who care about people. We help them achieve what they would want…if they knew the possibilities.
Peter Starr Phone: (910) 367-5497
The Barbara Pugh Real Estate Team – Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
Helping buyers, sellers and investors navigate the real estate market with professional service and integrity. I work with sellers from investment rental properties to luxury homes on the ICWW. My Team and I are always willing to go the extra mile to help buyers find just the right property.
Barbara Pugh Phone: (910) 520-2945
The Inn at City Club
Six luxury suites seated proudly above terraced gardens in the 1841 ante-bellum de Rosset House. Each suite is individually appointed with heart-of-pine floors, period furniture, large whirlpool tubs, separate showers, gas log fireplaces, cable TV, telephones, data ports, coffee makers, refrigerators, microwaves and irons with boards. Two of the suites are full apartment suites with kitchens and washer/dryers.
Holt Broadhurst Phone: (910) 343-1880 ext 206
The Three Divas Events
The Three Divas are a mother/daughters event design team who offer full service event planning and directing with in house services that include cake, floral & event design, and Videography!
The Three Divas Phone: (910) 399-6276
TheatreNOW Productions, LLC
Weekend dinner theater shows, kids show and Sunday jazz brunches, comedy, and more!
Alisa Harris Phone: (910) 399-3669
Wealth Coach of North Carolina
Comprehensive Financial Planning (Personal and Business), Philanthropic and Charitable Gift Planning, Financial Planning for children and adults with Special Needs, Investment and Insurance Planning
Steven Krasnipol Phone: (910) 398-6405
Welcome Service LLC
Personally welcoming newcomers and new businesses to New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick County. The only personal welcoming service in the area. We keep the service exclusive, and make sure you are exclusive to your area.
Nancy Wilcox Phone: (910) 793-0950
Whittington Consulting Group
Sales and marketing consulting, training and implementation for small-medium sized businesses.
Neal Whittington Phone: (919) 669-0551
Wilmington Cleaning Solutions
Commercial & Residential Cleaning/Janitorial Services, Carpet Cleaning
Neal Whittington Phone: (910) 367-5232
Wilmington Junior Golf Academy
We use golf as a vehicle to teach young people about life skills and core values. Any child is welcome at absolutely no cost. We are presently in 9 elementary schools, 5 afterschool programs and have 6 clinics on the weekends.
Jake Hunt Phone: (910) 622-5253
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
“One-stop shop” for superior pet products, along with offering a spa-like feel for our pet grooming” services.
Erskine Smith Phone: (910) 256-5557
Pat Kusek Financial Group presents the 3rd Annual Great Gatsby Gala hosted by Jess James at The City Club inspired by the Great American Novel and the joie de vivre of the Jazz Age glamourized by Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. Get ready for some Roaring 20’s reverie! As the City Club’s only event open to the public, The City Club will offer an exclusive discount (80% discount!) for membership sign-up the night of the event only.
“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate.” – Jordan Baker
THE BEE’S KNEES:
* Delicious food, Prohibition era cocktails, 1920‘s music and Great Gatsby viewing in the garden.
* Gatsby models in 1920‘s finery with hair by Emily Rodriguez and Monica Kelly of Steven Ward Hair, Makeup by Amy Kennison and enchanted deco decor by Kickstand Events
* Speakeasy: Members Only (code word will be provided) Burlesque show with nationally renowned Burlesque dancer Por Cel Ain. Sign up that night to enter!
* Portraits in the Garden with Artist Kat Christian and Photo Booth with Bella Rose Photography.
* Coveted charity raffle prizes to benefit Kids Making It, “The Bee’s Knees” wardrobe contest and Roaring Twenties reverie.
THE MAGIC HOUR: Thursday, September 19th 7pm-10pm
WHERE: The City Club of Wilmington – 23 South 2nd Street
TICKETS: $50 in advance and include heavy hors d’eoeuvres and two complimentary drinks. Tickets on sale NOW at www.stylegirljessjames.com. $60 at the door.
DRESS CODE: 1920’s, “old sport!”
“Can’t repeat the past?…Why of course you can!” – Jay Gatsby