"Since it's founding in 1988, The Ireland Chamber in the U.S. has proven especially effective, offering a wide range of programs and services that encourage partnership between New Yorkers and the Irish."
- Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, The City of New York

American Celtic Ball

Partial proceeds of the evening will go to The Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Foundation
Each October, the Ireland Chamber of Commerce-USA (ICCUSA) hosts the American Celtic Ball, an awards banquet/dinner dance, attended by more than a hundred business and government leaders from Ireland, the US and around the world. The event is held at the famous Plaza Hotel in Manhattan, New York which honors individuals who have demonstrated a commitment of excellence through business, philanthropy, commerce, education and the arts. This invitation-only dinner has become extremely popular while offering our ICCUSA members a valuable networking opportunity.

In addition to our philanthropic endeavors throughout the evening, a portion of the proceeds from the American Celtic Ball will also benefit the ICCUSA Foundation or also known as the Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life (ASLFL) program. The youth leadership development program works to inspire and enable young adults (ages 15 to 18 years old) all across the globe to become confident and effective leaders, as well as good stewards of their local and global communities.

A Key-note Speaker is selected in advance to address the audience and several distinguished awards are presented throughout the evening which includes:

- The Sir Michael Smurfit Business Achievement Award (US Honoree): presented by the Ireland Chamber of Commerce-USA
- The Sir Michael Smurfit Business Achievement Award (International Honoree): presented by the Ireland Chamber of Commerce-USA
- The Albert Schweitzer Life-Time Achievement Award in Community Service & Educational Excellence: presented by the Albert Schweitzer Leadership for Life Foundation
- The Arts & Entertainment Actor Award: presents by the Ireland Chamber of Commerce-USA