City of Hope provides events update

City of Hope Provides Events Update

(August 25, 2021) - There have been some important changes to the National Business Products Industry’s (NBPI) City of Hope calendar, including its Spirit of Life Gala in October.

With the recent increased COVID variant surge in the US, the NBPI has reassessed its plans for both its upcoming golf/business outings and the Spirit of Life Gala. After feedback from a large number of event hosts and executive leaders on how best to proceed, the following decisions have been made:

Events with largely outdoor formats and historically manageable levels of attendance will still take place as scheduled. These include:

  • Sept. 7-9: NBPI/Hardware Homebuilding Industry Cross Industry Golf Challenge Pebble Beach (CA)
  • Oct. 6: NBPI Memorial Golf Outing, hosted by Staples and Essendant - Harborside Golf Club (IL)
  • Oct. 17-18: Bob Parker Memorial Golf Outing, hosted by Staples - Kiawah (SC)

Unfortunately, for the large indoor 500-plus attended Spirit of Life Gala honoring Greg Gibson of International Paper on October 7, 2021 in Chicago, IL, the difficult decision has been made to switch to a Virtual Gala (including a wine tasting) at 4:00 pm CDT. (City of Hope)