Friday, January 29, 2010

Ontario Chamber Welcomes BreakThrough Networking

Ontario Chamber of Commerce, long-time Largest Mixer® supporter, offered us a different setting for seeing our friends by way of their Inaugural Educational Seminar "BreakThrough the Networking Barriers." Last Wednesday, January 27, we convened at Cambridge College to hear more about the Do's and Don'ts of Networking & using Social Media.

Approaching networking from a "How to" perspective, the seminar featured Guest Speakers Manal Richa - CEO of the MarCom Network, Mitch Seigal - CMO of Nine Dot Marketing, and Mike Adams of Presstime. Mitch has been a friend of the Largest Mixer® for many years, and we were happy to see him. All the speakers are available for individual consultation.

It was wonderful garnering more information regarding what we are all about - Networking, and sharing a nice lunch with other folks in the Business Community. Thanks to Jason's Deli, an Inland Empire and Las Vegas Largest Mixer® Exhibitor, for laying out a great spread,
as well as Cambridge College for hosting uson their campus. And of course, thanks to the Ontario Chamber of Commerce for the wonderful event. We look forward to more of them!

Anaheim Chamber Mixer at K1Speed

Last night, Largest Mixer® partnered with Anaheim Chamber of Commerce for their January After Hour Mixer.
Special Thanks to K1 Speed, a Southern California go-kart racing venue, for hosting the Mixer. K1 Speed is equipped to help with your next corporate event, catered luncheon, product launch, seminar, and more information is available on their website. It was definitely a fun and unique location for this month's mixer.

Pizza is a great late week treat, and thanks to Pepz Pepperoni's Pizza & Eatery, we sampled some of their Award-Winning Pizza (Voted Best in Orange County) and tasted their delicious Pastas. It was quite spread, even including an Antipasto Salad and Breadsticks. Our particular favorite was their Cinnammon Sticks, which we couldn't get enough of. Thanks to Chris Sarkissian, the Owner of such a great Eatery!

We also bumped into Natalie Sauer of The Clubhouse at La Mirada, Steve Thomas of Nationwide Paving, Inc., Greg LaPorte of Roller Casino Rentals. It was definitely a fantastic evening of getting to know new additions to the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce Community, and reconnecting with old friends.

Friday, January 22, 2010

L.A. Area Chamber's Taste of the Chamber Brings Together Restaurants and Caterers From All Over L.A.

Last Thursday, the L.A. Area Chamber's annual Taste of the Chamber was yet again another delectable delight with delicious food from restaurants and caterers all over L.A.

Held in at the office of the Chamber, we feasted on samples from Champagne French Bakery Cafe, Morton's The Steakhouse, Sandella's Flatbread Cafe, and Great Steak, just to name a few. Entertainment was provided by Celebrations Mobile DJ Service.

Amongst the food was a handful of Chamber members that had tabletop displays like The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Los Angeles Times Media Group, and Union Bank.

We also bumped into long time Largest Mixer® exhibitors Continuity Care Home Nurses and El Clasificado.

As always, many thanks to Pat Clark, Membership Manager at the Chamber for always putting on a classy and well attended networking mixer.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Irvine Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Paradise Perks's Coffee House

Last night, Largest Mixer® Events sponsored the Irvine Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours which was held at Paradise Perks Coffee House, a cozy and intimate setting perfect for creating new connections and friendships.

Despite our recent downpour of rain, many local business friends came out for the first mixer of the year. Paradise Perks provided a diverse spread of hors d'oeuvres , including our favorite - a chocolate fountain - and easy-listening music performed by a local coffee shop musician. Later in the evening, several prizes were raffled, including two tickets to Orange County's Largest Mixer®.

We bumped into some familiar faces such as David Sampica of California Southern University, Mahvash Becker of Comerica Bank, and Carol Graham of Island Hotel.

Special thanks goes out to Kim & Kathy at the Irvine Chamber for putting the event together. We always look forward to them!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Get a Jump Start on 2010 at Orange County's Business Networking Event of the Year!

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, 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, 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, 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, and invitation to our VIP kick-off event.

Exclusive Radio Packages
We're proud to have 710 ESPN and KRLA 870 as radio media sponsors of the Largest Mixer®. We've arranged special pricing for you to add radio commercials to your booth purchase. Please contact us for details!

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, 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, 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!


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

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Orange County Chamber ‘Mega’ Business Expo / Mixer Event Set For March 24, 2010 at OC Fair & Event Center

Networking Event Of The Season – Orange County’s Largest Mixer® VII Unites Local Businesses, City Chambers, Business Groups

Considered by many as the most heralded business mixer/expo of the year, Orange County’s Largest Mixer® VII returns to Orange County to set the standard for all other networking events to follow.

“Now in its 7th 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.”

Scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event will be held at the OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. A $20 admission fee gives attendees the opportunity to view more than 300 exhibitors and network with thousands of local “influentials” on the cutting edge of Orange County’s business elite. In total, the 2009 event drew more than 3000 participants.

Designed to be part expo and part business social event, Orange County’s Largest Mixer® accomplishes both by providing an “open feel” on the exhibitor floor along with

conversational areas for casual one-on-one discussions with existing contacts or building new relationships.

“I have attended Orange County’s Largest Mixer® since the beginning and each year I gain new prospects for membership, as well as new friends in the business community,” commented Linda Martin, Vice President of Membership for the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce. “Also, above the social aspect, this event has put me in contact with other local chamber executives, and for that fact alone, the event is invaluable.”

For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit or call 949-338-8338 for further information.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Avery Dennison Goes Hollywood As Presenting Sponsor of the Fifth Annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards

Longtime Largest Mixer® supporter, National Association of Professional Organizers - Los Angeles, (NAPO-LA) today announced that Avery Dennison Office Products Company, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home, office and school product supplies, has joined as Presenting Sponsor of the Fifth Annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards. The event will be held Saturday, January 30, 2010.

The Los Angeles Organizing Awards were introduced in 2006 to honor professional organizers, organizing retailers, organizing products services & resources, charities, technology providers, authors and the media for their nationwide contributions to the organizing industry. This year’s red carpet celebration dinner and awards ceremony will move to Hollywood, California and be held at the historic Raleigh Studios. A special celebrity host and presenters will be on hand and the public is invited to attend.

“It's important that the Organizing Awards cultivate a sense of nationwide community to build awareness and continue an ongoing effort to share the value of living an organized life,” according to Chantale Bordonaro, CPO® and NAPO-LA President. “NAPO-LA is honored to partner with Avery Dennison to celebrate this year’s best people, products and services that are essential to organizing success.”

“We are delighted to be the presenting sponsor of the 2010 Los Angeles Organizing Awards. Our Avery-brand products are designed to help consumers organize their professional and personal lives.. Together, the 2010 Los Angeles Organizing Awards and Avery Dennison celebrate this year’s contributions that have helped bring solutions and inspiration to consumers,” said Melissa Chapman, senior director of marketing for Avery Dennison Office Products.

Voting Deadline:

The official final ballot for the 2010 Los Angeles Organizing Awards is now closed. Voting was held in an open, public process online at through December 15, 2009. Recipients are chosen by popular demand and announced at the public ceremony live on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Raleigh Studios. A total of twenty-three awards will be presented. Finalist names, web links and official rules are available online at

About the Organizing Awards:

The Los Angeles Organizing Awards were introduced in 2006 by the Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA) to honor professional organizers, organizing retailers, organizing products services & resources, charities, technology providers, authors and the media for their contributions to the organizing industry. The Awards conclude “National Get Organized Month.”


The Organizing Awards are a fundraising and public awareness event. Produced and presented by the National Association of Professional Organizers, Los Angeles Chapter (NAPO-LA), a not-for-profit organization meeting IRS Tax Code 501(c)3 requirements. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available and will underwrite production costs. All proceeds from the Awards benefit NAPO-LA for its chapter educational programming and outreach efforts. Benefits of sponsorship include mention in all press releases and prominent logo usage on all promotional materials, invitations and banners.

About Raleigh Studios Hollywood:

Located in the heart of Hollywood, Raleigh Studios is the longest continuously operating movie studio in the United States. Raleigh commenced operations in 1915 as "Famous Players Fiction Studios" with a Mary Pickford production - one of the first features to be filmed on the historic site. The lot since then has hosted a who's who list of entertainment industry pioneers including Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Walt Disney and Betty Davis in what has become a hub of tv, feature film and music video production.

About Avery Dennison Office Products:

Avery Dennison Office Products ( markets products under the well-known Avery brand name and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of self-adhesive labels for laser and ink jet printers, labeling software, binders, sheet protectors, index and tab dividers and other office-, home- and school-related supplies. Avery Dennison Office Products, a business unit of Avery Dennison Corporation, is based in Brea, California. For more information about Avery-brand products, consumers can visit the Avery Dennison Worldwide Office Products Web site at or call the Avery Dennison Consumer Service Center at 1-800-GO-AVERY (1-800-462-8379).

About NAPO-Los Angeles:

The Los Angeles chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA) is a group of 150 professional organizers and associate members dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives. The Founding Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, "The Organizing Authority®," our mission is to develop, lead and promote professional organizers and the organizing industry since 1985. The chapter produces the Los Angeles Organizing Expo as well as the Los Angeles Organizing Awards and is the recipient of the 2008 NAPO National President's Award for innovative contributions to the organizing industry. For details visit or