Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trade American Card Presents Annual Holiday Barter Expo

On Sunday, December 13, Trade American Card (who, by the way, is a long time supporter of the Largest Mixer) presented the 2009 Annual Holiday Barter Expo. Held at the Grove of Anaheim, the expo was a fantastic opportunity to network with other business owners, expand markets, and increase profits. Photo opportunities with Santa Claus and a great selection of food also made the expo family friendly by creating an atmosphere of holiday cheer.
Just a few of the exhibitors in attendance were American First Credit Union, Australian Swim Schools, Century 21, Orange County Entrepreneur Society, and the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce.

We'd like to give a special thanks to Mike Ames for throwing such a terrific event! We definitely look forward to the next one.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Women of Action Present "Toys For Joy" Holiday Mixer

On Tuesday, December 8, the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce Women of Action presented the "Toys For Joy" Holiday Mixer. The mixer was held at the festively decorated Old World Village Festival Hall and featured impressionist Bethany Owens as Marilyn Monroe and silhouette drawings by "Sylhouette's by Sylvia" as entertainment.

Santa and Mrs. Claus greeted everybody who walked through the doors, adding to the mood of holiday cheer. In addition, an auction featuring prizes from Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, and Mama's Cucina Italiana From Pala Casino & Resort helped liven up the night even more. Not to mention, attendees had the chance to win a variety of donated raffle drawings.

The mixer not only successfully collected many toys to be donated to children, but also raised donations for Project Self-Sufficiency, the Huntington Beach Therapeutic Riding Center, Huntington Beach Community Clinic, and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused & neglected children).

We'd like to give a special thanks to Linda of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce for making this event possible. We look forward to the next one!

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Throws Annual Holiday Celebration Mixer & Toy Drive

On Monday, December 7, 2009, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Holiday Celebration Mixer & Toy Drive. Held at The Music Box @ Fonda, the celebration featured a wide selection of delectable food with a perfect holiday ambiance to match.
The Holiday Mixer provided Chamber members the opportunity to share the joy of the season by bringing a new, unwrapped toy (or appropriate gift) valued at $10 or more in lieu of an admission fee. The collected items will be distributed through the Los Angeles Police Department's (Hollywood Division) toy drive.Janel Dreeka, Sales Representative of The Wall Street Journal, Bryan John Knight, Assistant Vice President of Union Bank, and Mary Fenstermacher, Director of Fund Development of Hollygrove were just a few of the people that we bumped into at the mixer.

Thanks to the Hollywood Chamber for hosting such a festive event. It was a terrific way to ring in the holiday season and we look forward to the next!

Stanton Chamber of Commerce Presents Holiday Luncheon Extravaganza

The Stanton Chamber of Commerce presented its Holiday Luncheon Extravaganza on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Held at the Stanton Civic Center, the event was a fantastic way to usher in the holidays. Not only was the event catered with an assortment of delicious food, it also featured Dickens costumed carolers and special raffle gifts to bring even more excitement to the extravaganza.
Just a few of the people we ran into at the luncheon were Marc S. Posner, Public Information Officer of Cypress College, Melissa Sapinski, Reverse Mortgage Advisor of Genworth Financial, and Ron Depew, Business Services Specialist of ProPath, Inc.

We'd like to give a special thanks to Billie and Don of the Stanton Chamber of Commerce for throwing such a great event. We look forward to the next!

Orange Chamber of Commerce Presents Holiday Meet and Greet

On December 9, 2009, the Orange Chamber of Commerce presented "Holiday Meet and Greet" in the William and Willa Dean Lyon Conference Center at Chapman University. The event was held in honor of the policemen and firemen of Orange. On top of a great turn out, the meet and greet featured door prizes, a silent auction, and a variety of delicious food.Just a few of the people who we ran into at the event were Trisha Throop, Community Relations and Environmental Compliance Supervisor of CR&R, Mark Chew, Financial Advisor and Portfolio Manager of Smith Barney, and Scot Proud, Vice President of Farmers & Merchants Bank.We'd like to give a special thanks to Heidi and her staff for throwing such a fantastic event. We definitely look forward to the next one!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Buena Park Area Chamber's Taste of Buena Park 2009

Yesterday, the Buena Park Area Chamber of Commerce held their 19th Annual Holiday Party and Taste of Buena Park at the Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Buena Park.


It was a festive occasion all around with delicious food from local restaurants, caroling strollers from the Orange High School Chamber Singers and flowers and decorations which gave the banquet hall a feeling of holiday cheer. It was complete with an ice sculpture provided by Tyler Mortensen of A-American Self Storage. Even Snoopy from Knott's Berry Farm was in attendance to enjoy the event. Everyone was given the opportunity to take a photo with Snoopy in his holiday attire.


Sponsors included:

Corporate Table Sponsors:
American First Credit Union
City of Buena Park
Knott's Berry Farm
The Salt's Family

Participating restaurants:
Amber Waves Restaurant
Buena Park High School Culinary Arts
Buffalo Wild Wings
Capistrano's Restaurant & Catering-Radisson Suites Hotel
T.G.I. Friday's
Los Coyotes Country Club
National Sports Grill
Nick's Subway
Pat & Oscar's
Pirate's Dinner Adventure
Shakey's Pizza Parlor
Spurs Chop House
The Sandwich Bar
Ventana's Restaurant-Holiday Inn



A live auction and drawing was held during the night with Dr. Steve Smith lending his voice as the auctioneer. Some items that were auctioned off were a lunch with Chief Monson of the Buena Park Police Department, 3 nights at a Sierra Nevada fishing resort provided by Smith Chiropatric, and a Golf foursome provided by Los Coyotes Country Club. Many people came home with some exciting prizes from the opportunity drawing which included a Photosmart A646 Photo Printer from American First Credit Union and two tickets for Peter Pan at O.C. Pavilion from Chris and Art Brown.

Buena Park Area Chamber of Commerce held a successful and joyous night. We will definitely be there again next year for their Annual holiday Party!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Largest Business Mixer/Expo Announces 2010 Schedule

Join Us in 2010 at Our Largest Mixer® Events!

Don't Miss Out On Networking Your Business into Success.
Reserve Your Exhibitor Booth Space Today!


Orange County’s Largest Mixer VII®
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
OC Fair & Event Center


L.A.’s Largest Mixer XII®
Thursday, July 22, 2010
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Shrine Auditorium Expo Center


Las Vegas' Largest Mixer VI®
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: TBA


Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer IV®
Wednesday October 27, 2010
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Ontario Convention Center

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About the Largest Mixers®
Join area chambers of commerce and business organizations for The Ultimate Business Networking Event! Mix and mingle with business people representing hundreds of industries and companies. The Largest Mixers® are a great opportunity to reach small to large companies, meet new clients and learn how the different chambers of commerce and business organizations can make your business grow.

The Largest Mixer® is open to the entire business community with no membership fees for you to join us. Ever!

General Information
Orange County's Largest Mixer®
949.338.8338

L.A.'s Largest Mixer®
323.230.5656

Las Vegas' Largest Mixer®
702.769.7799

Inland Empire's Largest Mixer®
909.560.2800

Friday, November 20, 2009

Santa Ana Business Connection Hosts Viva Orange County! Business Expo, Presented by Allura Printing


On Wednesday, November 18, the Largest Mixer® exhibited at the Santa Ana Business Connections' Viva Orange County! Business Expo, presented by Allura Printing. The expo was held at the Doubletree Hotel and had over 80 exhibitors and hundreds of attendees packing the ballroom. Needless to say, the event was a fantastic opportunity to network with dozens of Orange County professionals.


After paying just a $5.00 admission fee, attendees not only had a chance to get some one on one networking time, but also an opportunity to enjoy free restaurant food samples and enter a raffle for some pretty nifty prizes (the grand prize was His & Her Citizen Watches provided by Teresa's Jewelers).

Just a few of the sponsors and exhibitors in attendance were El Aviso Magazine, Marie Callender's, and Union Bank.

Special thanks to Nancy Sandoval and Vince Brantley for throwing yet another successful business expo! We look forward to the next one!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Orange County's Business Networking Event of the Year is Back!

There's only one event where you can mix and mingle with the members of over 25 Orange County chambers of commerce and thousands of local business people. It's the 7th annual Orange County's Largest Mixer®!!!

Here's How to Get Maximum Exposure at the Big Event:

Join Us With an Exhibitor Space
All spaces include a listing in our Business Referral Directory, weblink to your site from OCmixer.com, invitation to our VIP kick-off event, mailing list of participants, and tickets to the event.

Advertise in Our Business Referral Directory
Now, you can be assured that your business name will be seen by the attendees at this year's Mixer. 2500 directories will be distributed throughout the event. Ask about our color ad upgrade.

Take Home Bag Sponsor
Here's your opportunity for every attendee to be walking the expo floor with your company's bag. Package includes 2 attendee tickets, weblink to your site from OCmixer.com, mailing list of participants, and invitation to our VIP kick-off event.

Flyer Placement in Our Take Home Bag
Give us 1500 flyers or small promo piece and we'll place them in our official Largest Mixer® bag. Package includes 2 attendee tickets, weblink to your site from OCmixer.com, and invitation to our VIP kick-off event.

Exhibitor Map Sponsor
Have your company logo and contact info on the official exhibitor map. Package includes 2 attendee tickets, weblink to your site from OCmixer.com, and invitation to our VIP kick-off event.

Name Badge Sponsor
There's no better way for all of our attendees and exhibitors to see your logo than on the OC Mixer name badges worn by Mixer participants. Package includes 2 attendee tickets, weblink to your site from OCmixer.com, and invitation to our VIP kick-off event.

Mixer Ticket Sponsor
Have your company logo on the back of the Largest Mixer® admission ticket. Package includes 2 attendee tickets, weblink to your site from OCmixer.com, mailing list of participants, and invitation to our VIP kick-off event.

Have a Vehicle You Want to Display?
Be one of only a few companies to have their vehicle outside our main entrance to the event. Package includes a listing in our Business Referral Directory, weblink to your site from OCmixer.com, invitation to our VIP Kick-off event, mailing list of participant, and tickets to the event.

Are You a Restaurant or Caterer?
If you're in the business of catering holiday office parties, meetings or corporate events, you can't afford not to become an exhibitor! A limited number of exhibitor spaces are available at no charge, in exchange we ask that you provide sample-sized food portions for about 500 people.

With a record 3500 attendees and 342 exhibitors this past March, Orange County's Largest Mixer® was sold out weeks before the event. Don't miss out this year. Sign up today!

Click HERE to reserve your booth today!

Orange County's Largest Mixer VII®
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
OC Fair & Event Center


Mixer Admission: $20 per person

For Exhibitor or General Information: 949.338.8338 or www.OCmixer.com

Friday, November 6, 2009

Irvine Chamber of Commerce Hosts Network Orange County

On Wednesday, November 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Irvine Chamber of Commerce hosted Network Orange County. Held at Dave & Buster's Irvine Spectrum, the event attracted hundreds of business professionals for a fantastic night of networking. With an extensive array of tasty appetizers, drinks, and previous Largest Mixer participants to boot, the night was sure to mean business networking success.
Just a few of our Largest Mixer friends that we bumped into were Kami Seymour, Assistant General Manager of the premier performing arts theater, OC Pavilion, Aggie Kobrin of CEC Global Events, and Angie Griffin, Area Manager of @HomeIN Magazine. Network Orange County was sponsored by Office Depot.
We'd like to give a special thanks to Kathy and the rest of the Irvine Chamber for throwing a fantastic event! We definitely look forward to the next one!
Participating chambers and organizations included the Black Chamber of Orange County, Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce, Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, eWomen Network, Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Association of Southern California, La Habra Area Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Women Business Owners, Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, Network of Iranian American Professionals of Orange County, Orange Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau, Orange County Business Council, Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Santa Ana Business Alliance, South Orange County Regional Chambers of Commerce, and Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Avi Resort & Casino, Barona Valley Ranch, Grand Pacific Resorts, Inn at Playa del Rey, and Plaza Hotel and Casino Provide Giveaway Prizes

If you weren't at Inland Empire's Largest Mixer III, you missed out on a chance to win one of our fantastic attendee giveaway prizes! This year, the featured prizes were a two night stay at the Avi Resort & Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, a two night stay at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Downtown Las Vegas, one luxurious night for two at the new Grand Pacific Palisades Resort & Hotel in Carlsbad, a one night stay in a luxurious Marina View room at the Inn at Playa del Rey, and an overnight prize package provided by Barona Valley Ranch.

The winners of the giveaway prizes (in no particular order) were as follows:
Mark Pickering, CEO of Gold'n West Surplus, Inc., Teresa Munoz, Assistant Vice President of First Citizens Bank, Craig Sciuto, CEO of Document Storage Corporation, Marlene Villalba, Private Dining Director of Fleming's, and Michael Rais of Inland Valley Tire & Auto Services. Congratulations!! We hope you enjoy your prizes.

A special thank you goes out to all of the companies who provided the the giveaway prizes. Your continued support is sincerely appreciated!



Friday, October 23, 2009

Inland Empire's Largest Mixer Unites 25 Chambers of Commerce and Business Organizations For Its Biggest Turnout Ever

Networking Event Of The Season – 3rd Annual Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer® produces record turnout of over 2200 business professionals

Business networking shifted into high gear with Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer III®, bringing together local businesses representing hundreds of industries and companies in the Inland Empire.

The goal of Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer III® 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 one another for mutual support. Businesses and individuals do not have to be affiliated with a chamber to attend the Mixer.


Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer® took place on Wednesday, October 22, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764.


The Mixer featured 210 exhibitors and an impressive list of local sponsors who share a common goal of business outreach and networking. This year, 2200 business people attended the third annual Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer®. Businesses interested in purchasing exhibitor space to display their company’s product or services for next year’s event should call (909) 560-2800.


The event was sponsored by: Chambers of Commerce
: Arcadia, Colton, Corona, Covina, Greater Riverside Hispanic, Hesperia, Highland, Irwindale, La Verne, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Regional Chamber of San Gabriel Valley, Rialto, San Bernardino, San Dimas, Southern California Black, and Yucaipa. Business Organizations: American Marketing Association-IE, CHARO - Community Development Corporation, For You Network (A NAFE Affiliate Network), Inland Empire Women’s Business Center, National Association of Women Business Owners-Inland Empire, and Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau. Co-sponsors included: 710 ESPN Radio, The Business Press, Cloud Nine Balloons, Conexion, El Clasificado, Inland Empire Business Journal, IE Weekly, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, KCAL 96.7, The K-FROG Stations, KOLA 99.9, KTIE 590, La Opinion, Owl Enterprises, The Press Enterprise, PR Newswire, Redlands Daily Facts, The Sun, and W Radio 690 AM.

Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer III® – 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 11 years in Los Angeles, Orange County and Las Vegas.


For a list of exhibitors who participated in this year's event, you can visit http://www.largestmixer.com/iemixer/exhibitors.php. For more information on all of the Largest Mixer® events, please visit http://www.largestmixer.com.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Santa Ana Business Alliance features Dave Linden as Guest Speaker of the Business Alliance Speaker Series

Yesterday, the Largest Mixer's very own Dave Linden guest spoke at the Business Alliance Speaker Series. Hosted by the Greater Santa Ana Business Alliance, the event was entitled "How to Make Your Booth Sizzle." As the title suggests, Dave spoke about the various dos and don'ts about how to really make your expo booth visible and get the most exposure possible.

A few highlights from the speech:
1) Have a goal. Whether it's to grab 100 business cards, sign up 25 people to your e-newsletter, or whatever it may be, having a goal that you can actively try and meet during the event keeps both you and your employees more engaged throughout the entire process.
2) Have a hook AKA The Showstopper. Why are people going to want to come to your booth? Make sure you have something that everyone walking the floor will want to search down your booth for.
3) Dress the part. Don't necessarily feel obligated to wear a suit for the day. Even though we're in the business of doing business, the mixer is also about having fun. Maybe you could wear some clothes that feature your company's logo? Or maybe you could even have costume clothes to grab attention. Whatever you decide to wear though, make sure that it's a good reflection of your company.

Just a few of the people that we ran into were Warren Hoffnung, CEO of My Wrapper, Barry V. Fidel of Cards From Barry, and Grace Manzano, Director of Operations of California Dental Group.

We'd like to extend a special thanks to Nancy Sandoval for putting together a great event!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hilton Ontario Airport Hosts Inland Empire's Largest Mixer III's VIP Kick-Off Event

Yesterday, the Largest Mixer threw its VIP Kick-Off Event for Inland Empire's Largest Mixer III. Hosted by the Hilton Ontario Airport, the event drew in over 100 sponsors and exhibitors of the upcoming mixer on October 22 for an exclusive night of networking. As the Hilton Ontario Airport was recently renovated, the venue itself was spectacular (as I've already mentioned before in a previous post but wanted to reiterate because the venue really is just that great!). Crab cakes, beef sliders, dim sum, and hand carved beef wellington were just a sampling of the fantastic spread of food that the Hilton provided.

In addition to the wide variety of delectable treats, the VIP Kick-Off Event also featured a business card drawing giveaway. The giveaway prizes were a two night stay at the Hilton Ontario Airport, a two night stay at the Avi Resort and Casino, and a See's Candy care package. The winners of the giveaway were (in no particular order) Ben Cotton, Regional Director of LeTip, Gene Pearlman, Vice President of Advertising of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Patrick Smith, Account Executive of Canon Business Solutions, Diana Aghili, Account Executive of El Clasificado, Linda Jackson, Branch Officer Manager of NID Housing Counseling Agenecy, and Brian McNerney, President/CEO of the La Verne Chamber of Commerce. We'd like to congratulate all of our lucky winners, and also thank everyone who graciously donated giveaway prizes.Attendees of the VIP Kick-Off all received a chance to visit the booths and network with Farmers Insurance Group, KTIE-AM, eTicketFarm, Brian Goodwin of Health Markets, LocalSplash.com, Press Enterprise/Business Press, Daily Bulletin/The Sun/Redlands Daily Facts, Hilton Ontario Airport, Four Quick Clicks, Inland Empire Business Journal, and TEAM Referral Network.

We'd like to give a special thanks to Neil Poisson and Bette Gill of the Hilton Ontario Airport and Mike Ponce of Farmers Insurance being such integral parts of making this event a success.

Even if you missed out on our kick-off event, the feature presentation (the mixer itself!) is taking place on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the Ontario Convention Center from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. Look to our "Grab It" Box on the right hand side of this website to pull up the application to see what fantastic opportunities are waiting for you, or visit our website. Hurry before we're all sold out!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Regional Chamber of San Gabriel Valley Hosts San Gabriel Valley Business Expo

Yesterday the Largest Mixer attended the first ever San Gabriel Valley Business Expo at the Pacific Palms Hotel and Conference Center. Hosted by the Regional Chamber of San Gabriel Valley, the event was a fantastic opportunity to meet business professionals and get a taste of what the San Gabriel Valley is all about.

As the Regional Chamber of San Gabriel Valley is also a part of the Largest Mixer, it was great running into so many familiar faces. SpeedZone, a Largest Mixer participant, was actually a sponsor of the business expo! Send Out Cards, See's Candy, and Waddell and Reed were just a few of the other familiar companies that we bumped into.

We'd like to thank and congratulate Heidi Gallegos for putting together a fabulous event. Meeting the people of the San Gabriel Valley area was definitely a pleasure. We look forward to the next one!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ontario Chamber Hosts Mixer at Newly Renovated Hilton Hotel

Yesterday the Largest Mixer attended the Ontario Chamber Mixer (co-sponsored by the Inland Empire Business Journal) at the Hilton Ontario Airport Hotel. As the Hilton was recently renovated, the venue of the mixer was superb. As if the Hilton wasn't already one of the most beautiful hotels in the industry, it now exudes even more of a stylish and sophisticated air than ever before. Almost any business event including conferences, holiday parties, and meetings, would be a perfect occasion to book the Hilton. The hotel staff pulled out all the stops for the mixer and provided some fabulous food including sushi, a carving station, and an array of desserts.

Just a few of the people we ran into at the mixer were Michael T. Bailey, Senior Financial Advisor of Ameriprise Financial, Jose Becerra of Aflac, and Mary Hollenbaugh, Retail Sales Manager of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (proud media sponsor of Inland Empire's Largest Mixer).

We'd like to thank Neil Poisson and Bette Gill for organizing such a fantastic event. We look forward to the next one! We'd also like to thank William Anthony of the Inland Empire Business Journal for all of his help in making the mixer a successful event.

For those of you reading this who are current exhibitors for Inland Empire's Largest Mixer III, get excited because the big VIP Kick-Off Event is also going to be held at the Hilton Ontario Airport Hotel in just a few weeks! For those of you reading this who aren't signed up to be exhibitors yet, we still have some booths available, so hurry to make sure you're included in this special event! Look forward to seeing you all there!

(For information on how to get the Hilton Ontario Airport included in your next event, call 909-980-0400 and ask for Bette Gill).

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Business Networking Event Announces Co-Sponsors for 3rd Annual Inland Empire Mixer and Expo at Ontario Convention Center

Now entering its 3rd year, Inland Empire's Largest Mixer(R) is proud to announce its line-up of event co-sponsors.

They include 710 ESPN Radio, The Business Press, Cloud Nine Balloons, Conexion, El Clasificado, Inland Empire Business Journal, IE Weekly, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, KCAL 96.7, The K-FROG Stations, KOLA 99.9, KTIE 590, La Opinion, Owl Enterprises, The Press Enterprise, PR Newswire, Redlands Daily Facts, The Sun, and W Radio 690 AM.

"The IE Weekly has been a co-sponsor of Inland Empire's Largest Mixer(R) since its inception nearly 3 years ago," said Jeremy Zachary, Publisher, IE Weekly. "In terms of business events, it's the best I've attended in the Inland Empire. Not only is it great for community outreach for us, but an important marketing tool for all business owners."

Scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event will be held at Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764. A $20 admission fee gives attendees the opportunity to visit more than 200 exhibitors and network with thousands of local influentials on the cutting edge of Inland Empire's business elite. Last year, nearly 2000 business people came together for The Ultimate Business Networking Event(R).

The goal of Inland Empire's Largest Mixer III(R), produced by The Dave Linden Group, Inc., 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 or business group to attend the Mixer.

For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit http://www.iemixer.com or call 909.560.2800 for further information.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

American Marketing Association Throws Luncheon Featuring Largest Mixer's Dave Linden

On Thursday, September 3, 2009, the Largest Mixer's very own Dave Linden was the featured speaker at the American Marketing Association's monthly luncheon. As the luncheon was entitled "Simple Steps for Effective Trade Show Marketing," Dave spoke about simple techniques to increase the effectiveness of trade show events to brand businesses, create calls to action, generate leads, and close sales.

Just a few highlights from the speech:
1) Your booth should tell the attendee who you are and what you do in 3 seconds.
2) Opening lines: Instead of May I help you?" try "What attracted you to our booth?" Let the person talk. In fact, let 'em talk up a storm--right through the first 30 seconds. After 30 seconds to a minute, when a bond is created, reach for a pad or note paper. Don't be afraid to ask questions.
3) Arrive early in order to have enough time to set-up your table.

Some of the people who we ran into at the luncheon were Christina Zila, Branch Office Manager of Textbroker, Timothy Carvalho of Carvalho Creative, and Alex Alexander, Wholesale Asset Manager of Money Source Investments.

We'd like to give a special thanks to William Crozer and Dean White of the American Marketing Association for throwing such a fantastic event and inviting Dave to speak!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Las Vegas' Largest Mixer V Hosts VIP Kick-Off Event at the Stirling Club

On Tuesday, September 1, 2009, Largest Mixer Events hosted their VIP Kick-Off Event for Las Vegas' Largest Mixer V. The purpose of the kick-off event is to provide a special opportunity for sponsors and exhibitors of the mixer to meet and network with one another. With a couple hundred people in attendance, delicious food provided by The Stirling Club, and even business card drawing giveaway prizes, the kick-off event was a bustling epicenter of networking.

With the VIP Kick-Off Event over, and the business cards drawn, Las Vegas' Largest Mixer is happy to announce the winners of the business card drawing giveaway:

Andres Estrada, Senior Account Executive of Outdoor Promotions, LLC.
Susan and Michael Jimenez of Wealth Investment Network Group
Mike Nicosia, Account Manager of Tangerine Office Systems
J.R. Jaramillo, Founder & CEO of Bizpack Networks
Shawn Lane, Founder & CEO of Cheyenne Marketing
Thomas C. Rideout, President of Nevada Entertainment Training Program
Michael Duboff of Smile Designers

Among the possible prizes that could have been won were dinner at Charlie Palmer Steak at the Four Seasons, a basket of candy from See's Candies, a one month membership to The Stirling Club, an e-mail blast from The Link, and a gift certificate from Jason's Deli. Thanks to everyone who contributed a giveaway prize, and congratulations to all of our winners! We hope you enjoy your prizes!

This year, Las Vegas' Largest Mixer partnered with The Executive Lounge, host of the business and social mixer "The Tomb," to throw the kick-off event. Special thanks to Jimmy Foster and Eaemon Springall for allowing us to be a part of their regular Tuesday night event, "The Tomb."

The Largest Mixer would like to extend a special thanks to our sponsors of the VIP kick-off event: The Stirling Club, Charlie Palmer Group, Fair Solutions, Inc., Bizpack Networks, The Executive Lounge, and The Link. Your continued support makes what we do possible. Thank you!!


With just over two weeks left until the day of the mixer, if you haven't signed up for your booth yet, what are you waiting for?! You can find more information on our website and the online application here. Don't miss out on Las Vegas' networking event of the year. We look forward to seeing you on September 23!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Multi Chamber Mixer Held At Old World German Restaurant

Bringing together the Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa, and Seal Beach chambers of commerce on August 27, 2009, the Multi Chamber Mixer successfully gathered six chambers of commerce together for a night of networking.

Held at the Old World German Restaurant, a Largest Mixer exhibitor at Orange County's Largest Mixer, the mixer had delicious food, was a great opportunity to check out the location, and, of course, was a fantastic opportunity for chamber members to mix and mingle with one another.

Ryan W. Smith, Marketing Manager of Alandale Insurance Agency, Leonard Gleason, Agent of Total Merchant Services, and Greg Solorio of Happy Hour Card were just a few of the people that we ran into at the mixer.

We'd like to thank Linda Martin for coming up with the idea and definitely look forward to the next one!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Las Vegas' Networking Event of the Season -- Las Vegas' Largest Mixer(R) Celebrates 5 Years of Uniting Local Businesses, Chambers, Business Groups

Chambers, Business Groups Across Southern Nevada Join Together to Network Their Business into Success at Plaza Hotel and Casino

The 5th annual Las Vegas' Largest Mixer((R)), a collaboration of local business organizations, will be held September 23, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel and Casino, Downtown Las Vegas.

This "mega-networking" event will provide the opportunity for businesses 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 groups are participating sponsors. Businesses interested in purchasing exhibitor space to display their company's product or service should call (702) 769-7799. Individual tickets are $15.

"We have participated in several Largest Mixer((R)) events. Not only do the Mixers generate business leads, they generate sales," said Michael Orefice, Director of Marketing, LocalSplash.com. "Our business is getting customers found online; this event is another great way of being found by potential customers. We will continue to participate in every event they hold; the benefit far exceeds the cost."

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

The Las Vegas' Largest Mixer(R) is made possible by Jimmy Foster, CEO of Whispering Giants Legendary Marketing, Co-Founder and Co-Owner of The Executive Lounge, networking pro Joel Jarvis of The LINK and Los Angeles public relations consultant, Dave Linden, President of The Dave Linden Group, Inc.

"With the economy the way it is these days, your network is basically all you have to rely on," commented Joel Jarvis of TheLinkLV.com. "Las Vegas' Largest Mixer((R)) will be the best event of the year for networking."

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Inland Empire Area Chambers of Commerce/Business Organizations Announced for Annual Business Expo/Mixer Event of the Year

Networking Event Of The Season - 3rd Annual Inland Empire's Largest Mixer(R) Unites Local Businesses, City Chambers, Business Groups October 22, 2009 at Ontario Convention Center

Business networking
shifts into high gear with Inland Empire's Largest Mixer III(R), bringing together local businesses representing hundreds of industries and companies in the Inland Empire.

The goal of Inland Empire's Largest Mixer III(R) 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 one another for mutual support. Businesses and individuals do not have to be affiliated with a chamber to attend the Mixer.

Inland Empire's Largest Mixer(R) is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Ontario Convention Center, 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764.

Admission is $20 per person for the opportunity to network with local "influentials" that comprise the uber savvy of the Inland Empire's business elite. The Mixer will feature over 200 exhibitors and an impressive list of local sponsors who share a common goal of business outreach and networking. Last year, 2000 business people attended the second annual Inland Empire's Largest Mixer(R). Businesses interested in purchasing exhibitor space to display their company's product or service should call (909) 560-2800.

The event is sponsored by: Chambers of Commerce: Arcadia, Colton, Corona, Covina, Greater Riverside Hispanic, Hesperia, Highland, Irwindale, La Verne, Ontario, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, Regional Chamber of San Gabriel Valley, Rialto, San Bernardino, San Dimas, Southern California Black, and Yucaipa. Business Organizations: American Marketing Association-IE, CHARO - Community Development Corporation, For You Network (A NAFE Affiliate Network), Inland Empire Women's Business Center, National Association of Women Business Owners-Inland Empire, and Ontario Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Inland Empire's Largest Mixer III(R) - part social mixer, part business expo - is the fourth installment in the "Largest Mixer(R)" family of events that has already produced successful mixers for the past 11 years in Los Angeles, Orange County and Las Vegas.

For more information, including a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit http://www.iemixer.com.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

L.A.'s Largest Mixer Announces Giveaway Winners

At L.A's Largest Mixer XI, held on July 23, 2009, attendees and exhibitors alike each had the opportunity to throw in a business card to enter for a chance to win one of many giveaway prizes donated by various sponsors of L.A.'s Largest Mixer.

The mixer is over and the winners have been drawn! It's the Largest Mixer's pleasure to announce the winners of this year's "business card drawing" giveaway.

In no particular order:

Stephanie Realy Vasquez, Marketing/Membership Manager of Costco Marketing -- Sunday champagne brunch cruise (courtesy of Hornblower Cruises & Events)

Laura E. Suspanic, Assistant Director of Enrollment of the University of Redlands -- 3 day/2 night stay at the Avi Resort & Casino (courtesy of the Avi Resort & Casino)

Kara Lizarraga, Program Coordinator of MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.) -- $100.00 gift card to Desert Hills Premium Outlets (courtesy of Chelsea Premium Outlets)

Ashek Hossain, Account Manager of NBC 4 Los Angeles -- Summer Sunset Cocktail (Wednesday cruise courtesy of Hornblower Cruises & Events)

Jessica Goltermann, Events Coordinator of the American Liver Foundation -- Summer Sunset Cocktail (Wednesday cruise courtesy of Hornblower Cruises & Events)

Chris Reese, Founder/Owner-Operator of Hoopla's -- 3 day/2 night stay at the Plaza Hotel and Casino (courtesy of the Plaza Hotel and Casino)

Guy Quann, Corporate Sales Representative of K1 Speed -- Friday Night "Blues" (dinner cruise courtesy of Hornblower Cruises & Events)

Jessica Goltermann, Events Coordinator of the American Liver Foundation -- Two domestic airline tickets (courtesy of Omega World Travel)

Congratulations to all of our winners! We hope that you all have a fantastic time with your prizes. We'd like to also take this chance to thank our wonderful sponsors for donating all of these great giveaways! Your support is what makes what we do possible. Thank you!

Monday, August 3, 2009

L.A.’S LARGEST MIXER XI® HELPS KEEP BUSINESS ALIVE AS THOUSANDS PACK THE SHRINE AUDITORIUM EXPO CENTER FOR THE BUSINESS MIXER/EXPO OF THE SEASON

Los Angeles Area Chambers and Business Organizations Come Together For The Ultimate Business Networking Event

Considered by many as the most heralded business mixer/expo of the season, L.A.’s Largest Mixer XI®—boasting a sold out show of 250 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees—made yet another splash this year electrifying the Los Angeles area business community on July 23, 2009. Companies running the entire gamut of industries joined together to partake in the ultimate business networking event.

“L.A.’s Largest Mixer® gives us an opportunity to meet prospective members as well as talk with current ones,” said Paul Little, President and CEO, Pasadena Chamber. “We’re also able to talk to peers from other chambers to see what they’re doing. The Largest Mixer® is a great way to get out and network with people while finding out what’s happening in the business community.”

The event is hosted by: Chambers: Arcadia, Boyle Heights, Century City, Covina, Culver City, East LA, Greater El Sereno, Greater Lakewood, Greater San Fernando Valley, Hollywood, Irwindale, La Verne, Long Beach Area, Los Angeles Area, Los Angeles Junior, Miracle Mile, Pasadena, Regional Black, Regional Chamber of San Gabriel Valley, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Southern California Black, United Chambers-San Fernando Valley, Universal City/North Hollywood, West Hollywood, and West Los Angeles. Business Organizations: American Business Women's Association, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Asian Business Association, Asian Professional Exchange, LA INC., National Association Of Women Business Owners-Los Angeles, Rotary Club of Los Angeles, and Travel and Tourism Marketing Association.

Co-sponsored by 710 ESPN, Conexion, El Aviso Magazine, C9 Balloons, L.A. Downtown News, La OpiniĆ³n, LAWeekly, NBC Los Angeles, OwL Enterprises, PR Newswire, and Titan Worldwide.

Designed to be part expo and part business social event, the Largest Mixer® encourages membership in one or more chambers allowing businesses to grow based on a wider network of support. In addition, by providing businesses with the opportunity to meet one another, even more networks of mutual support can be created.

The Largest Mixer® is part of a family of events in other regions: Orange County, Inland Empire and Las Vegas and is produced by The Dave Linden Group, Inc.

For information, visit www.lamixer.com.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Los Angeles Downtown News Mixes It Up Moroccan Style


The Los Angeles Downtown News threw an event not to be missed and the Hotel Figueroa was the perfect location to bring out the best of downtown. The Moroccan themed hotel and a beautiful sunny summer evening drew both fans of The Downtown News and award winners to the poolside affair. Public officials, advertisers of the Los Angeles Downtown News, and many local business people were eager to mingle with the Best of Downtown Los Angeles. L.A.’s Largest Mixer was also in attendance of the event. The Downtown News has been a major supporter of the Largest Mixer throughout the years and is a media sponsor of L.A.’s Largest Mixer XI.


(Editor of The Los Angeles Downtown News)


Sticking with the Moroccan theme, a DJ kept the crowd entertained with fitting music, drinks and appetizers were offered throughout the evening, and attendees were given a few words of wisdom from Downtown officials, the Downtown News editor, and the event’s co-sponsor, White Memorial Medical Center. Awards based on both reader’s and editor’s choices were also given to the best in Entertainment, Business, Eating, Drinking, and Miscellany.


(Members of White Memorial Medical Center,

Co-Sponsors of the Best of Downtown 2009)


Everywhere one looked there were people laughing, eating, and offers of congratulations to those who were recognized for their hard work. The upbeat atmosphere proved to be was a great evening for everyone. The Los Angeles Downtown News and White Memorial Medical Center truly brought out the Best of Downtown.