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 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!!