"Now in its 6th 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," said Dave Linden, producer of Orange County's Largest Mixer. "Each year, as the event grows, I take the most pleasure out of the fact that we have created a forum for chambers and members of the business community to come together for a productive evening of meeting new contacts - that's where I conceived these events to be and I think we have succeeded."
Friday, December 19, 2008
6th Annual Orange County Chamber 'Mega' Business Expo/Mixer Event Set for March 11, 2009 at OC Fair & Event Center
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Amidst the winter rain, the holiday party was a welcome relief from the cold. Inside was a brightly decorated Christmas tree that really created a festive atmosphere. Guests had a wide selection of food and drinks to choose from including hot lattes and cappuccinos from Elektra, and steak with a side of creamy mashed potatoes from Jay's Fine Catering.
We'd like to give a special shout out to Connie Margolin and Farmers & Merchant Bank for throwing an outstanding holiday event. We look forward to next year's party!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Just some of the people we ran into were Lisa Cosenza of the Daily Pilot (who is a proud Orange County's Largest Mixer sponsor), Robert Kuys from Principal Financial Group, Rita Prell from Real Sense Design, Dong Xu from Silk Software Corp., and Jason Winters from the Hilton. With tantalizing food arrangements from Wildfish Seafood Grille and The Melting Pot, and beautiful cake designs by Layer Cake Bakery, there wasn't a disappointed face in the crowd.We'd like to give a special shout out to Linda Benjamin and the entire party's staff for hosting such a great event. It truly was a memorable way to usher in the holidays!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Buena Park Chamber of Commerce Hosts 18th Annual Holiday Auction & Taste of Buena Park at Holiday Inn & Conference Center
Some of the items auctioned off were admission for 4 to Ripley's Believe It Or Not, a $45 gift certificate to Outback Restaurant and a wine gift basket.
Just a few of the people we ran into at the auction were Paul Sarnecki, General Manager of Pat Oscar's Restaurant, Richard D. McAuley, President of The Aztec Group, Nicole Bergin, Event Sales Manager of Los Coyotes Country Club, and Nick Heung Kim, Vice President of Sperry Van Ness.
Special thanks goes out to Denise Simmerman, Office Administrator, and Gail Dixon, President/CEO of the Buena Park Chamber of Commerce for once again throwing a spectacular event!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Chambers of Commerce generally offer many services that can enhance your business exposure to the community and beyond. The Stanton Chamber of Commerce is no exception.
Just a few of the people we ran into were Dinesh Subherwal of RKDM Enviro-Energy Services, Inc., Zina and Mike Quigly, Independent Associates of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., David Reyes, Registered Representative of State Farm, and Marvin Zepeda, Banking Center Manager of ComericA Bank.
The Largest Mixer would like to give a special thanks to Billie Turner and the Stanton Chamber of Commerce for putting together such a fantastic event to end the year. Not to mention, the Stanton Chamber of Commerce is also a proud sponsor of the Largest Mixer!
We'd also like to thank the holiday luncheon sponsors--State Farm, Brandywine Homes, Orange County News, and Sam's Club. Events like these wouldn't be possible without your support!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Last year over 250 participants attended the Inn's tea party and more than $6,500 was rasied in support of AMCS. Dedicated to serving the mental health needs of our community, AMCS has provided low-cost counseling services for over 45 years.
Visitors were treated to homemade baked goods, tea sandwiches, and savories. Innkeepers shared recipes and gave tours of the Inn. Moreover, all tea guests were entered into a raffle to win a free night at the Inn. It really was a great event.
The Inn at Playa del Rey is also a Largest Mixer participant. We look forward to seeing them at future events!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
The Largest Mixer would like to give a special thanks to Stephanie Palomar and Nicole Vasquez of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for throwing an event that proved not only to be fun, but also good for spreading holiday cheer!
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The Newport Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau Hosts Annual Holiday Celebration at Wildfish Seafood Grille
The Newport Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is a non-profit marketing organization under contract with the city to position Newport Beach as a visitor and conference destination. The Annual Holiday Celebration proved to be an ideal opportunity for members to mix and mingle with one another and spread some holiday cheer.A few of the people that we ran into at the celebration were Doug Dodson, District Sales Manager of Certified Folder Display Service, Inc., Sherry Jackson, Account Manager of The Magazine of Orange County, Kathleen Makena, Sales Manager of Marriott International, Inc., and Dennis Rooney, Vice President of Coastal Connections.
The Newport Beach CVB is a proud sponsor of the Largest Mixer, and we definitely look forward to working with them at upcoming Largest Mixer events!
Monday, November 24, 2008
Some of the people that we ran into at the expo were Diana Kawamoto, Branch Manager of American First Credit Union, Paul Thiel, Editor and and Publisher of 951 Media, Angela Devera, Medical Director of the Laser and Vitality Institute, and Jeff Miller, President of 24 Hour Fire Protection.
We'd like to give a special thanks to Mike Ames and Kim Ames for spearheading this successful and unique expo. Trade American Card is also one of our Largest Mixer participants, and we look forward to seeing them at our next event!
Friday, November 21, 2008
Glenn M. Gelman & Associates, Vivian Chang, Consultant of nutraMetrix, Tracy MacLean, Regional Account Executive of FNS, Inc., and Cara Hess, Associate Broker of Alandale Insurance Agency.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
We'd like to give a special thanks to the Santa Ana Business Connection's Vince Brantley, Nancy Sandoval, and Kris Olson for always knowing how to throw a spectacular networking event!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Network Orange County was both well-organized and very well attended. Among the dozens of chambers of commerce in attendance were the Brea Chamber of Commerce, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Tustin Chamber of Commerce, Stanton Chamber of Commerce, South Orange County Regional Chambers of Commerce, Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Orange Chamber of Commerce, Jewish American Chamber of Commerce, and of course, the Irvine Chamber of Commerce.
Just a few of the people that we ran into at the event were Michelle Johnson, DPS Manager of Office Depot, Sherry J. Taylor, Financial Advisor of Waddell & Reed, Thomas Winkelmann, Branch Office Supervisor of World Financial Group, Adriana Lopez, VP of Sales & Marketing of Get The Edge, and Fred Cooper, Area Manager of AT&T.
Carolee of Studio Six Salon was the lucky raffle winner of two free tickets to the upcoming Orange County's Largest Mixer VI. Hope to see you there in March, Carolee!
We'd like to give a special thanks to Linda Benjamin for throwing such an outstanding event. Each year Network Orange County exceeds expectations by setting bars even higher than years past, and the Largest Mixer is glad be a part of that success.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Stay tuned to find out what awesome prizes we have in store for Orange County's Largest Mixer VI held on March 11, 2009!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The event is sponsored by: Ontario, Pomona, Rialto, San Bernardino, , Southern California Black, and Yucaipa. Business Organizations: American Women’s Business Association, Women's Business Center, CHARO - Community Development Corporation, For You Network (A NAFE Affiliate Network), National Association of Women Business Owners-Inland Empire, and Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau.: Arcadia, Corona, Greater Riverside Hispanic, Hesperia, Highland Area, Irwindale, La Verne,
Co-sponsors include: Advent Visual, Conexion, El Clasificado, La Opinion, Meetings and Mixers, , Owl Enterprises, ReEvolve Designs, , , The Sun, and Smart Levels Media., Inland Empire Weekly, , KOLA 99.9, KTIE 590, KZSW-TV,
Monday, October 20, 2008
After the actual tournament, dinner was held in a clubhouse that overlooked a beautiful view of the golf course. A DJ played an array of upbeat tunes that was comprised of 70’s hits, and even the classic 80’s tune, “Play That Funky Music.” Dinner featured everything from steak, chicken, salad, and a colorful fruit platter for dessert. There was even an open bar of wine and chardonnay, which seemed to be quite a welcome addition to dinner after a long day of golfing. A unique touch to the event was the table’s centerpieces. Each centerpiece was a square of grass that displayed a miniature golf set-up (hole with flag, golfball and tee), a quirky decorative touch to top off the fantastic atmosphere. Overall, it was an ideal setting to celebrate the end of a successful event.
A special portion of dinner was dedicated to announcing the winners of the golf tournament. The lucky winners of the day were Tyson Russell of Executive Business Services, and Stephen Andrews and Ace Chelsea of Touch and Peace.
The Largest Mixer would like to give a special shout out and thanks to Kelli Holmes, the president of
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Well, that about wraps it up over here at my end of the Largest Mixer. Until next time, make sure to visit http://www.largestmixer.com/iemixer to find out more information about Inland Empire's Mixer if you haven't done so already. The event, after all, is only about two weeks away, so get a move on before it's too late!
Photos Courtesy of Dacy Nottingham, Jobing.com
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The goal of Inland Empire's Largest Mixer is to encourage membership in one or several chambers of commerce, allowing businesses to grow based on a wider network of support. The mixer also provides a chance for businesses to network with each other for mutual support. Businesses and individuals do not have to be affiliated with a chamber to attend the Mixer.
"Mixers are a great way to accomplish the first step of networking -- which is meeting people," commented Lisa Bailey, President/CEO, Irwindale Chamber of Commerce. "The next steps are following up, sharing information about your products or services and then determining how you can best work with or refer each other."
Admission is $20 per person which includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to network with local "influentials" that comprise the uber savvy of the Inland Empire's business elite. The Mixer will feature over 170 exhibitors and an impressive list of local sponsors who share a common goal of business outreach and networking. Last year, over 1200 businesspeople attended the first annual Inland Empire's Largest Mixer.
Inland Empire's Largest Mixer -- part social mixer, part business expo -- is the fourth installment in the "Largest Mixer" family of events that has already produced successful mixers for the past 10 years in Los Angeles, Orange County and Las Vegas.
For more information, including a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit www.iemixer.com or call 909-560-2800.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday marked the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s K1 Speed Multi Chamber Mixer. The event was held at K1 Speed Ontario and, let me tell you, did not disappoint.
Events like these usually run in a pretty standard fashion—booths, people and, of course, networking galore; K1 Speed, however, didn’t let the mixing and mingling stop at the booth. After queuing up, people had the chance to drive around a collection of European electric karts. In a world of mixers, not every one can boast that they actually had their attendees and exhibitors zipping around a racetrack at 60 MPH, all whilst picking up business lead after business lead—a very uniquely impressive feat indeed. Among many of the people that we had the pleasure of mingling with were Susan Segreti, Director of Sales at Residence Inn by Marriott, Sean Stovall, General Manager of Dave & Buster’s, Inc., and Tom M. Borba Jr., of Premiere Golf Solutions.
Now seeing as how K1 Speed has been a long time exhibitor at the Largest Mixer (thanks guys!), one might come to think that maybe, just maybe, K1 got the idea from us. Sorry to disappoint, but K1 Speed deserves all the credit there. While the Largest Mixer has, well, the mixing part down, something tells me that a mass production of Largest Mixer electric karts isn’t anywhere in the near future. Until that day comes, however, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce’s K1 Speed Multi Chamber Mixer, with its abundance of European electric karts, was second to none.
We’d like to give a special thanks to Shannon Rivers of K1 Speed and Stephanie Palomar and Nicole Vasquez from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for throwing another great event!
The expo, as promised, possessed a multitude of diversity in terms of people in attendance. The venue was top-notch, and I must say, featured an impressive view of the San Bernardino Valley. Mixing and mingling at the expo led us to meet some fantastic people like June Yamamoto, Dean of the Emergency Training Center at Crafton Hills College, Ethiem Lewis, Business Marketing Representative at Costco, and a 5 year licensed tax preparer of H&R Block by the name of Rhonda Anderson.
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Overall, the Highland Area Chamber of Commerce’s Marketing Expo 2008 was a grand success.
We’d like to give a special thanks to Lindsay Mingee of the Highland Chamber of Commerce for planning such a fabulous event.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Some of the staff here at the Largest Mixer would like to think that we already have a stellar organizational system. An organizing expo like this, however, shows that regardless of how good a system already is, there is always room for improvement. Those aforementioned staff members are no longer employed at the Largest Mixer.
Award" to Chris McKenry of Get It Together LA!
All kidding aside, the Organizing Expo was a terrific success. This year’s Expo hosted the first ever “Ask the Organizer” Panel. Home and business organizational experts offered their insight and guidance to a packed house of aspiring professional organizers and members of the general public. The questions asked ranged from residential to small business to corporate organizing concerns. The most anticipated question was how to successfully maintain an organizational system while balance family, activities and work. Just a few of the exhibitors whom we saw at the Expo were Get it Together LA!, Smart Box USA and Garage Envy.
NAPO-LA is a long time exhibitor here at the Largest Mixer, so we would truly like to extend our thanks to Jody Watson and President of NAPO-LA, John Trosko for throwing such a fantastic event.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
This “mega networking” event encourages local businesses and professionals to mingle in a fun, no-pressure environment, providing Las Vegans the opportunity to meet face-to-face with like-minded individuals in their prospective industries as well as allowing for introductions to new businesses, products and eager up-and-comers. Although this unique event recipe has worked well in the past, recent economic strains raised speculation as to how this year’s event would fare.
Las Vegas professionals agreed, as they showed up at the Plaza in record numbers. Centrally located and easily accessible, the Plaza has hosted the event each of its four years. The Largest Mixer hopes to continue its rise in popularity in 2009.
“I’ve done so many events in the past, but the Largest Mixer really delivered,” commented Paula Asadurian, Designer, One Park Place. “Well organized, awesome foot traffic, tons of people - it’s everything you’d want a networking event to be.”
The Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer is made possible by Foster, Richard Femenella, networking pro Joel Jarvis of The LINK and Los Angeles public relations consultant, Dave Linden.
For this event, Foster and Jarvis teamed up with Dave Linden, who originally created this concept in Southern California over 10 years ago. L.A.’s Largest Mixer, Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer and Orange County’s Largest Mixer have seen significant growth in the past decade, as has the local event here in Las Vegas.
For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit www.lasvegasmixer.com or call 702-769-7799 for further information.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
The "After 5 Networking @ Night" event was a fantastic evening filled with amazing authentic Cuban food and wonderful chances to network with business people in the San Fernando Valley like Mark Villasenor, Account Manager for Harris Stationers, Adelle and Karla Aleman from ECK Professional Services and Brad Schlain an insurance agent with Aflac.
The night was not just a great mixer but also hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to launch the regentrification of the neighborhood by Chef Rolando, as well as presenting them with revitalization awards from local legislators.
Chamber Board Chair Shirl Powell, Chamber Board Chair-Elect Michael Fiore
and Chamber CEO Nancy Hoffman Vanyek
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The Vegas kick-off crowd watching the speeches.
The Las Vegas' Largest Mixer Kick-off event was a great success, bringing the exhibitors and sponsors together for a good time before the big event on September 16, 2008. We at the Largest Mixer would like to thank the Vegas Club for providing such a great spread and of course we'd also like to thank our amazing sponsors and co-sponsors as well.
We look forward to getting together again at Las Vegas' Largest Mixer IV, Tuesday September 16, 2008 at the Plaza Hotel & Casino.
For more information please visit www.largestmixer.com/lasvegas