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Viennese Gala Ball 2012

February 13, 2012

American Friends of Austria Continue Their Tradition of Hosting this Prestigious Ball  

The American Friends of Austria were pleased to welcome many representatives of the Austrian business community and their friends at their festive highlight of the year – the Viennese Gala Ball 2012 at the Drake Hotel. The ball was once again a pleasure for all the senses - the beautifully decorated Gold Coast Room, a gourmet dinner, the “Anthony Kawalkowski String Orchestra” and strolling violinists inspired more than 200 guests to waltz away the evening of February 10th.

Spotted among the numerous guests with their partners: Consul General Thomas Schnoell, Rebecca Sanchez (Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity), Michael Brandl (voestalpine), Gerald Obritzberger (Fronius), Anja Decker (Constantia Flexibles), Simone Pohl (German American Chamber of Commerce), Adolfo Laurenti (Mesirow Financial), Paul Anderson (Sonnenberg & Anderson), Rein Krammer (Masuda Funai), Manfred Bauer (Weinbauer), and Rita Johnson (Fifth Third Bank) joined by Franz Roessler and Anders Benson of ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Chicago.

Special thanks to Loretta Fleischmann and Trudy Nika from the American Friends of Austria for bringing this cultural treasure from Vienna to Chicago and in keeping a wonderful tradition going.