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!