Monday, October 29, 2007


Inaugural Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer Exceeds Expectations with Over 1400 Attendees Networking Their Business Into Success

Event Unites Local Businesses, City Chambers and Business Groups to Benefit the Inland Empire Business Community

Inland Empires Largest Mixer '07Business networking shifted into high gear with the debut of Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer, October 24, 2007, bringing together local businesses representing hundreds of industries and companies in the Inland Empire. Over 1400 business professionals packed the Ontario Convention Center for an evening of professional networking and business outreach.

"Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer was the most organized and well-attended event I have ever been at as a booth exhibitor,” said Lorraine Hernandez Saint, Executive Director, Riverside Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.Inland Empires Largest Mixer '07  “I personally made a lot of great contacts for GRHCC and spoke to many who expressed a sincere interest in becoming members or partners. A quick count of the business cards collected at our booth and from visiting other booths amounted to approx. 210 -- probably the most we've ever collected at any another event.”

The event – part social mixer, part business expo – is the fourth and latest installment in the “Largest Mixer” family of events that has already produced successful mixers in Los Angeles, Orange County and Las Vegas.

“The thing that struck me most was how well the event was attended,” commented Jim Nicholas, President, Access Business Center in La Verne, CA. “There were a wide variety of businesses which gave the attendees a chance to connect with the people they needed to meet.” Inland Empires Largest Mixer '07
The first of an annual event featured over 150 exhibitors and an impressive list of local sponsors who share a common goal of business outreach and networking.

“Everyone I spoke with at the Mixer said the event was the best they've ever been to in the Inland Empire!,” remarked Jeremy Zachary, Publisher, Inland Empire Weekly. “The Largest Mixer team really stepped up and created something great in a market that really needed this.”

The event was sponsored by: American Business Woman's Association, California Inland Counties American Marketing Association, CHARO-SBA Women's Business Center, Colton Chamber, Corona Chamber, For You Network, an affiliate of the National Association of Female Executives, Hesperia Chamber, Inland Empire Young Professionals Network, La Verne Chamber, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals-Inland Empire, Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, National Association of Women Business Owners-Inland Empire, Ontario Chamber, Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rialto Chamber, Riverside Hispanic Chamber, San Bernardino Area Chamber, San Dimas Chamber and Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce.

Co-sponsors included: Conexion, Goliath Advertising, Inc., Inland Empire Business Journal, Inland Empire Weekly, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, KOLA 99.9, KTIE 590, KZSW-TV, La Opinion, Meetings and Mixers, My 5 Minute Networking, Ontario Convention Center, Owl Enterprises, ReEvolve Designs, Stinger Advertising, Inc., and X-press Printing and Graphics, 

Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer is produced by The Dave Linden Group, Inc.
Inn at Playa Del Rey

 "Being a small business, we typically don't spend much money on traditional advertising. We felt like Inland Empire's Largest Mixer would be an excellent opportunity to introduce the Inn to people we would never have reached,” said Nicole Damato, Sales and Marketing Manager, Inn at Playa del Rey. “We were able to talk to hundreds of potential guests face to face and get them interested in what we have to offer.  It was a very successful event for us."

For more information on future “Largest Mixer” events, please visit or call 909-560-2800.

Saturday, September 22, 2007


Las Vegas Area Chambers of Commerce and Business Organizations Unite for the Ultimate Business Networking Event

Chambers of Commerce and Businesses From Across Southern Nevada Networked Their Business Into Success at Las Vegas' Largest Mixer

LAS VEGAS, NV - Over 1500 businesspeople came to network their business into success at the third annual Las Vegas' Largest Mixer, a collaboration of local business organizations and professionals. The event was held Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas.

"Wow. The mixer was fabulous," said Dawn McClure, sales director with Verge Living Corporation. "It's so large with such a great turn-out. I see people from all different walks. What a fabulous networking opportunity!"

This "mega-networking" event provided the opportunity for businesses and individuals to foster new relationships, build business leads and gain a better knowledge of the vast amount of business networking groups based in the Las Vegas area. More than a dozen area business organizations, including industry leaders as well as networking and business groups, participated as sponsors.

"The show has been great. I really made a lot of good contacts and generated a tremendous amount of interest for my company," remarked John Mates, The MEGA Life and Health Insurance Company. "I met a good mixture of people and I'll certainly be back next year."

Las Vegas' Largest Mixer is a unique event allowing hundreds of different industries and companies to experience the ultimate in networking while helping spread the word on their products and services. The event was open to all businesspeople with the ultimate goals being to allow for growth, both individually and as an organization, and encourage membership in the business organizations represented.

"What a great turn-out," said Kelley Merritt, Account Executive with Sprint. "The staff is always consistently good. I'm so glad that that I participated and was able to meet so many potential clients."

Las Vegas' Largest Mixer is made possible by Richard Femenella and Jimmy Foster of the local networking group The B.U.S.E. Club (Business Professionals, Up and Comers, Socialites and Entrepreneurs), networking pro Joel Jarvis of The LINK and Los Angeles public relations consultant, Dave Linden.

For this event, Femenella, Foster and Jarvis teamed up with Dave Linden, who originally created this concept in Southern California over ten years ago. L.A.'s Largest Mixer and Orange County's Largest Mixer have seen significant growth in the past decade, and Foster and Jarvis have seen the Las Vegas event experience that same success.

For more information on the event, including a complete list of sponsors and exhibitors, please visit

Thursday, August 2, 2007



Los Angeles Business Event Combines Chambers of Commerce With Business Organizations for Networking Success

Over 2,800 Attendees From Across Southern California 'Mix and Mingle' at 9th Annual L.A.'s Largest Mixer

LOS ANGELES, CA- With over 2,800 business people in attendance, L.A.'s Largest Mixer provided the perfect opportunity to mix business with the pleasure of networking to help build that ever-important contact list.

"L.A.'s Largest Mixer IX proved, yet again, to be 4 hours jam-packed with sales & networking opportunities," said Sonia English, CEO, My5MinuteNetworking. "Our company not only effectively marketed our business networking website, but was able to connect with many prominent business and professional organizations in Los Angeles County."

The event took place at the historic Shrine Auditorium Expo Center on Thursday, July 26, 2007. Attendees had opportunity to view 268 exhibitors and network with local "influentials" on the cutting edge of Los Angeles' business elite.

"The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce would not miss participating in the annual L.A.'s Largest Mixer! Every year the event grows 'bigger and better,' and this year was no exception," remarked Bette Jean (BJ) French, Vice President of Membership, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. "As always, I left the event with a plethora of new business contacts, many of whom are good prospective new members for the HCOC."

Now in its 9th successful year, the Mixer has grown to represent a powerful meeting of Los Angeles area chambers of commerce and local businesses representing hundreds of industries and companies in Southern California.

"The event was beyond my expectations. I have a small business and was given VIP treatment which I very much appreciate -- they provided the tools and support to make the process of exhibiting easy," said Lorenda Phillips, MCC, Phillips Coaching and Consulting. "I have already acquired two new clients. Sign me up for next year!"

Designed to be part expo and part business social event, L.A.'s Largest Mixer accomplishes both by providing an "open feel" for the exhibitor's area and social lounges for casual one-on-one discussions with existing contacts or building new relationships.

"Our experience with L.A.'s Largest Mixer IX was spectacular. The staff were professional and responsive," commented Michelle Gilstrap, Director of Membership Development, Rotary Club of Los Angeles. "We not only found many individuals who were potential members at the event, but we also educated people about our Rotary Club and its commitment to our community and the World."

Produced by The Dave LindenGroup, Inc., the much-heralded event's format is reproduced in other regions, including Orange County, Inland Empire and Las Vegas. For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit or call 323-860-8811 for further information.

L.A.'s Largest Mixer IX is hosted by the following organizations -- CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE: Century City, Culver City, East L.A., Encino, Greater El Sereno, Greater Lakewood, Greater San Fernando Valley, Greater West Los Angeles, Hollywood, Korean American Chamber of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Area, LA Junior, Long Beach Junior, Miracle Mile, Regional Black, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Swedish-American, United Chambers of the San Fernando Valley, Universal City North Hollywood, and West Hollywood. CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAUS: Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, LA INC., and Long Beach Area. BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS: American Business Women's Association, Asian Business Association, British American Business Council, Downtown LA Business Improvement District, HSMAI - Greater Los Angeles Chapter, International Special Events Society - Los Angeles, Latin Business Association, National Association Of Women Business Owners - Los Angeles, Rotary Club of Los Angeles, Toastmasters International - District 52, Travel and Tourism Marketing Association, and Valley Industry and Commerce Association.

The event is co-sponsored by Conexion, EL Aviso Magazine, KABC Radio, Los Angeles CityBeat, L.A. Downtown News, La Opinion Newspaper, Marketwire, Meetings and Mixers, OwL Entertainment, Los Angeles Times' Reading by 9, ReEvolve Designs, San Fernando Valley Business Journal and Titan Worldwide.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007



Over 300 Exhibitors and 3000 Business People Join Chambers of Commerce For Largest Networking Business Mixer And Expo

Networking Event Holds True to its Name as the ‘Largest Mixer’ Continues
to be Orange County’s Best Attended Networking Event Four Years in a Row

Combining the business networking power of 29 Orange County's Largest Mixer IV took center stage at the Orange County Fair and Exposition Center in Costa Mesa, Thursday, March 8, 2007.

“We participate in so many networking events, this is definitely one of the top,” commented Brett Adolph of Payday Payroll Service of Orange. “I couldn’t even begin to count the amount of people we spoke to. This event was extremely beneficial to us.”

Attendees had the opportunity to view more than 300 exhibitors and network with thousands of local “influentials” on the cutting edge of Orange County’s business elite.

“We have just launched a new spa component to the hotel, so it was pivotal for us to be in front of so many local business people,” said Linda Beltran, Director of Public Relations for the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Newport Beach. “Orange County’s Largest Mixer was an effective tool to achieve our desired goal. We met so many new contacts and qualified leads. We can’t wait for next year!”

Now in its 4th successful year, the Mixer has grown to represent a powerful meeting of Orange County area chambers of commerce and local businesses representing hundreds of industries and companies in Southern California.

“We didn’t want to be left out in the cold this year,” said Michael Carcano of Carcano DJ Audio Visual & Lighting of Lake Forest. “You couldn’t really beat the price to exhibit. It was reasonable for what you get. And I was able to look on the website, and see that there are quality businesses attending.”

Designed to be part expo and part business social event, Orange County’s Largest Mixer
accomplished both by providing an “open feel” for the exhibitor’s area. There were no strict space rules, booth sizes were designated and conversational areas existed for casual one-on-one discussions with new business contacts.

“This was the most fun and effective networking opportunity I have been a part of,” remarked Donna Hisey of Tropical Smoothie CafĂ© in Irvine. “It was a positive atmosphere for those who attend. I encourage other businesses to be part of it.”

Orange County’s Largest Mixer is an annual event that brings together local business organizations and chambers of commerce in the Orange County area for an evening of professional networking and business outreach.

Produced by The Dave Linden Group, Inc., other yearly events include "Largest Mixers" in Los Angeles, Inland Empire and Las Vegas. For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit or call 949-222-6600 for further information.

Orange County’s Largest Mixer IV was hosted by the following organizations: Chambers of Commerce: Anaheim Chamber, Black Chamber of Orange County, Costa Mesa Chamber, Dana Point Chamber, Fountain Valley Chamber, Fullerton Chamber, Garden Grove Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, Huntington Beach Chamber, Irvine Chamber, La Palma Chamber, Laguna Niguel Chamber, Newport Beach Chamber, Orange Chamber & Visitor Bureau, Placentia Chamber, San Clemente Chamber, San Juan Capistrano Chamber, Santa Ana Chamber, South County Regional Chambers, Stanton Chamber, Tustin Chamber, and Westminster Chamber; Visitor Bureaus: Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Buena Park Convention & Visitors Office, Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau and Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau; Business Organizations: American Business Women's Association, HSMAI-Orange County Chapter, and National Latina Business Women Association-OC Chapter.

The event is co-sponsored by Market Wire, Conexion, Cox Media, Daily Pilot, ESPN Radio 710, El Aviso Magazine, 790 KABC-AM, La Opinion, Meetings & Mixers, Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, OC Metro, Owl Enterprises, Los Angeles Times Reading By 9, ReEvolve Designs, Smart Levels Media, Southwest Airlines and Titan Worldwide