Chicago, IL.- The Gabby Awards in Chicago will be the biggest gathering of Greek American talent and success–ever! HBO President, Eurovision Finalist, Greek Heartthrob and Legendary Lobbyists added to the Gabby mix.
Several additions were made recently to the Gabby Awards program, making the inaugural event the single biggest gathering of Greek American talent and success–ever. Furthermore, another milestone was met this week with ticket purchases from twenty states and three foreign countries.
Honorary Co-Chairs of the event are Melina Kanakaredes and John Varvatos. Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award and Nia Vardalos will present the “Performing Arts” Gabby Award.
Corporate leaders like Jim Gianopulos (Fox Films) and Dennis Malamatinas (Marfin Investment Group) will also be on hand to serve as award presenters.
We’re also proud to have two of the nation’s top celebrity chefs confirmed to attend the event: Iron Chef Cat Cora and Michael Psilakis will come from opposite coasts to the Windy City. The two are both nominated in the “Arts & Culture” category.
Several other nominees and prominent Greek Americans have also confirmed their attendance at the event on June 19th.