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.