Wednesday, July 8, 2009 marked the VIP Kick-Off Event for L.A.'s Largest Mixer XI. The kick-off event, held at the posh nightclub Social Hollywood, was a chance for exhibitors and sponsors alike to meet one another before the day of the actual mixer (which is set for Thursday, July 23, 2009). With well over 200 people in attendance, the atmosphere was as lively as ever. There was fantastic food (provided by Social Hollywood), a great atmosphere, and a wealth of networking. It was definitely much adieu about something!
To add to the night's festivities, three "business card drawing" giveaways were graciously provided by Avi Resort and Casino in Laughlin, NV, the Inn at Playa del Rey, and the Grand Pacific Palisades Resort and Hotel in Carlsbad. At the end of the night, the lucky winners of the drawings were Burney H. Armstrong Jr., Insurance Consultant for Charity One Insurance Agency, Rickey L. Walker, Sr. Account Executive for Metro Commute Services, and Kara Lizarraga, Program Coordinator for MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.). Congratulations!!
We'd like to thank to Ani Avanessian, Senior Sales Manager at Social Hollywood for helping to make this event as successful as it was. In addition, we'd also like to extend a special thank you to all of our sponsors: Flyroswell, Manpower, Metro, Social Hollywood, AT&T, the University of Phoenix, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Barona Resort and Casino, and, last but not least, 710 ESPN. Without your support, none of this would have been possible. Thank you!!