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Great 100 NC Gala 2017

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Concord Convention Center/Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort & Spa

5400 John Q. Hammonds Dr NW

Concord, NC 28027

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The Great 100 of North Carolina is a non-profit organization that annually recognizes 100 Registered Nurses from all areas of nursing practice for their contributions to patient care and the nursing profession. The Great 100 also awards scholarships to deserving students in nursing education, from Associate to Master's Degree programs.

Each year, the Great 100 award and scholarship recipients are recognized at a black-tie Gala. This year, the Gala will be held on Saturday, October 14 at the Concord Convention Center/Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort and Spa in Concord, NC. There will be opportunities to support the Great 100 through alumni sales, silent auctions, and donations. Dinner, the award ceremony, and dancing will complete this special evening. Please come and support our Great 100 nurses!

Please read through these FAQs, as they will provide you with additional details about the Gala and facilitate your experience.


How do I register for the Gala?

Pick the correct category by scrolling through the options. There are two (2) categories of recipients:

1) Great 100 Award Recipients - these are Registered Nurses from all areas of nursing practice and education who are receiving Great 100 recognition for their contributions to patient care and the nursing profession.

2) Scholarship Recipients - these are students of various nursing programs who are receiving scholarships from the Great 100.

Each of the above categories may register one FREE guest/recipient.

Guests attending as supporters of award and scholarship recipients should register as GUEST.

Registration for the Gala is ONLY through the Eventbrite website. We do not sell tickets at the door. Registration closes on October 7, 2017 at 11:30 PM in order to assign seating and provide final meal numbers to the venue.

Organizations that have made donations to the Great 100 to support scholarships have been provided PROMO codes for a limited number of complimentary tickets. Those codes and instructions for use are provided to the Senior Nurse Executive for those organizations by the Fundraising Committee Chair.

What is the dress code for this event?

This is a very special evening for our award and scholarship recipients. The Gala has traditionally been a black-tie event, with most women wearing long gowns and most men wearing tuxedos. However, the Great 100 Board makes no requirements for dress.

Where do we park and is there a charge?

Parking is free at the Convention Center and hotel

How do I check into the Gala?

After you register for your tickets, download the mobile app to your Smart Phone from your App site (it is free) and that will allow us to scan your check-in. If you do not have a Smart Phone, print your emailed ticket and we will scan the bar code. Upon check-in, you will be provided with your table number, as well as line-up numbers for Award and Scholarship recipients. Then you may then socialize, have individual formal or informal photographs taken with your friends and family, enjoy a cocktail, browse the Alumni Sales and participate in the Silent Auction. We will open the registration area at 4:30. We will have a professional photographer at the Gala. The Alumni Sales, Silent Auction, and bars open at 5:00 PM. Dinner is at 6:30 PM, followed by our speaker, award presentations and the evening closes with dancing!

May I bring my children?

The Great 100 Gala does not restrict attendees by age. We would remind attendees that it is a long evening and smaller children may become bored. All guests, including children, require registration for tickets to the Gala.

Where do I find the accommodation/hotel information?

The Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord adjoins the Concord Convention Center and has discounted suite rates for the Gala. The suites are offered for $169/night, single or double guest suites. This rate is exclusive of applicable state and local taxes. To reserve your suite, use this URL: The discount code is embedded in the link. To receive the discount, rooms must be reserved no later than Wednesday, September 20, 2017. If you would like to reserve via telephone, please call 704-455-8200 and mention the code 100 to receive the discount rate. Each individual is responsible for making their own reservations. Check in is at 4:00 PM and check out is 11:00 AM. Early check-in is dependent upon the room availability at that time, but we encourage you to request it when you arrive, if needed. The hotel is happy to hold your luggage until your room becomes available. Each guest receives a free made to order breakfast each morning of their stay. Embassy Suites is part of the Hilton Famly and participates in the Hilton HHonors rewards program.

Some advice on roads leading to the Concord Convention Center/Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Gala venue.

There is major construction on I-85 South for about 10 miles between the Salisbury exit and the Concord Mills exit where you will exit for the Gala venue. Please allow ample time for traffic delays, as the construction is ongoing 7 days a week.

What entertainment activities are in the area?

There are many activities in close proximity to the Gala site and hotel. The Concord Mills Mall is close by, as well as a wide variety of restaurants. The Embassy Suites is also connected to the Rocky River Golf Club, with exclusive rates for Embassy Suites guests. They have an indoor pool and Spa Botanical, with multiple options for relaxation prior to the Gala. Contact the hotel at 704-455-8200 for reservations at their facilities.

What's the refund policy?

When paid with your credit card, we will authorize a refund from Eventbrite upon request. It will be credited to your account within a few days. If an organization pays with an invoice, we will authorize the refund from the Great 100 after the Gala. Please note that if multiple tickets are purchased on the same credit card, we will not be able to credit your card for single ticket refunds, but will refund the money after the Gala. We can not refund unused tickets.

How do I make personal donation to the Great 100?

You may make it through our website: Or, you may make a donation through the Eventbrite registration site by selecting the Donation category.

How do I contact the organizer if I have additional questions?

You may contact Rebecca Beauchamp, Gala Chair, at


Rhonda Creech, Gala Co-Chair at

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Concord Convention Center/Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord Golf Resort & Spa

5400 John Q. Hammonds Dr NW

Concord, NC 28027

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