Thursday, April 29, 2010

West Hollywood Chamber's Mixer at The Pleasure Chest

West Hollywood Chamber threw their April Mixer last night at The Pleasure Chest, a landmark business on Santa Monica Blvd., and it was a pleasure! The business folks we met and reconnected with were a group of shining faces eager to make new connections and learn about each other's line of work.

We thank the fabulous Dominique Williams for actively promoting L.A.'s Largest Mixer®. The Mixer was very hip, from the O.N.E. sponsored trendy water boxes, to the very unique give-away bags we were sent home with.

It's wonderful having chambers like West Hollywood that enthusiastically support the eclectic businesses serving their community. Thanks to the chamber for their great photos!

Venice Chamber Mixer Unwinds at Creative Chakra Spa

The Venice Chamber met for their April Mixer at a relaxing oceanside spot: Creative Chakra Spa, California's leading Holistic Spa.

The Spa is complete with a yoga studio, aromatherapy store, & a tea lounge with an ocean view. Special suites such as the Bamboo Suite, Chi Suite, Garden Suite & Zen Suite provide the ideal environment for yoga, events, & workshops.

Members and guests were welcomed to a full tour of this sought after sanctuary. It was a great night of networking and community at the Venice Chamber Mixer. Be a part of the soul of Los Angeles, the Venice Chamber.

NAWBO's "Amazing Women of the Inland Empire"

Last night was NAWBO's "Amazing Women of the Inland Empire" 7th Annual Dinner Celebration. The organizer of the event was President Gwen Thibeaux, also recipient of the Anita Award. Dr. Leticia S. Wright, D.C. of "The Wright Place TV Show," hosted the evening with grace.

We were there to support our good friend Cindy Carpenter of BAE Systems, nominee for the Community Bridge Builder Award, and we were happy to bump into Kelli Holmes of TEAM Referral Network, who was also nominated for the Business Woman of the Year Award.

We were also happy to see past President of NAWBO, Ursula Mentjes, who has also been a long-time supporter of Largest Mixer®.

We are honored to support the women of NAWBO in their achievements. Thanks to the following event sponsors, who are also friends of Largest Mixer®: IEWBC, Doubletree Hotel, Union Bank, & Anthem Blue Cross.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

L.A.'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 35 L.A. area chambers of commerce and thousands of local business people. It's the 12th annual L.A.'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.

710 ESPN Radio Package
For only $550, receive ten :60 radio commercials (includes commercial production) on 710 ESPN. There's no better deal around to get real advertising exposure than on this top Southern California radio station. Booth purchase is required. (Only ten available.)

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

Display Your Banner
Have thousands of participants view your company’s name by placing your banner off the mezzanine level of the Shrine Expo Center. Package includes 2 tickets to the event, weblink to your site from and mailing list of participants.

Have a Vehicle to Display?
Be one of only a few companies to have their vehicle placed in our 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 2500 attendees and over 250 exhibitors last year, L.A.'s Largest Mixer® was sold out weeks before the event. Don't miss out this year. Sign up today!

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

Mixer Admission: $20 per person

For Exhibitor or General Information: 323.230.5656 or

Sherman Oaks Chamber Celebrates at the Townhouse Kitchen

Sherman Oaks Chamber celebrated sixty years of service to the community yesterday hosting a fantastic event last night at The Town House Kitchen & Bar in the Sherman Oaks Galleria. The cuisine was delicious: flat bread pizza redefined, crispy calamari, roasted red pepper hummus, buffalo chicken tenders, steak quesadilla, and pork belly sliders. Be sure to check out this Sherman Oaks Hot Spot!
Special thanks to The Grand and Joe Love Computer Repair for sponsoring the event.

The Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce has been a great supporter of L.A.'s Largest Mixer® and a they're a great group! Make sure you check out their calendar of events to meet their over three hundred members in Sherman Oaks.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

LA Area Chamber's Referral Network Breakfast.

We spent the morning at Los Angeles Area Chamber's Referral Network Breakfast.
Claudia Shah of EE Connections LLC, was the featured speaker, addressing the topic of "Recruiting Tips to Protect Your Business." The rest of the time we spent networking with the other folks who attended. The Referral Network is a great forum for members to help grow their business. Check out their next one.

West LA Chamber's Sunny Business Expo

We enjoyed the beautiful Sunday weather last weekend outdoors at the West LA Chamber's Business Expo.

It was held in conjunction with the Annual Brentwood Art Festival. Keep up-to-date with all the Chamber's events by visiting their website.

Congrats to John Slowick for all his hard work!

Team Referral Network's 2010 Member Event

Team Referral Network, a long-time Largest Mixer® friend and exhibitor, provided us with a great day of networking with gifts, door prizes, giveaways, and a gourmet lunch overlooking the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains at the world class Santa Anita Park.

The crowd enjoyed networking exercises and a panel of business experts. Panelist and Social Media Rock Star, Sabrina Gibson, informed the group with her, secrets, insights, expertise, on the exploding Social Networking Phenomenon. Marketing and Sales Gurus, Adam Urbanski and Eric Lofholm, motivated us and shared their tools of success for today's business climate. Memory Trainer, Chuck Douglas wowed the crowd on how to tap into the brain's stored memory for better business.

Definitely one of the friendliest bunch of people I've ever met. Please visit the Team Referral Network
website for events in both Los Angeles and Orange County.

LAX Coastal Chamber Networking at Night Mixer

The LAX Coastal Chamber welcomed new members at The Encounter Restaurant last week at the April Networking at Night Mixer. Members and guests gathered at the reopening of one of Los Angeles best known landmarks near LAX Airport.

What a great venue and a fantastic view it was! This chamber is definitely on the rise both with their young professionals and monthly events.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Century City Chamber Tax Relief Mixer

Last night's
Century City Chamber Mixer at the Westside Tavern was a classy evening, and a nice way to wind down from the April tax season. A nice intimate crowd joined me for delicious flatbreads, drawings, and a silent auction.

The chef came out to greet us and explain the Tavern's mission of providing quality dining at an affordable price. Later they had us play a networking game, where we drew two business cards from a bowl and spent the rest of the evening looking for the people we chose. We had already made the rounds so that we'd already met the two we choose. Nevertheless it was a wonderful idea to get others to mix around and meet new business friends.

Financial Advisor, Paul Chau of SEIA, was the featured business owner, below pictured with his lovely team.

Orange County's Best Attended Business Networking Event of It's Kind

The 7th annual Orange County's Largest Mixer® drew over 3,200 participants in what many consider the most well attended networking event in the region. Over 320 businesses exhibited in various industries ranging from finance to hospitality, education to media. The event was held March 24, 2010 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California.

“This is my sixth year participating in OC’s Largest Mixer®. We just love this event. It gives us an opportunity to get out and help change perceptions and what they think they know about Goodwill,” commented Doug Wooley of Goodwill. “We'll just keep coming back because we're big supporters and we really believe in what the Largest Mixer® does.”

Each year, the Mixer hopes to help encourage membership in one or several chambers of commerce, allowing a synergistic partnership to be created. Businesses are then able to extend their networks, foster new relationships, and boost their client base.

“We get a ton of people interested in membership at the Irvine Chamber because we do so much integration and networking. We probably obtained 20 to 25 new members, from being a part of the Largest Mixer®,” said Kim Sherman of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce. “We had hundreds of people that stopped by our booth here at the Mixer.”

Congratulations to the three winners of our business card draw: William Schultz of Madison & Co. won a two night stay at The Avi Resort & Casino. Rosalie Gonzales won a one night stay in a luxurious Marina View room at the Inn at Playa del Rey, and Misty White won court-side tickets to see the Los Angeles Clippers. Congratulations!

Orange County’s Largest Mixer® VII is sponsored by the following organizations: American Business Women’s Association, Anaheim Chamber, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Black Chamber, Brea Chamber, Buena Park Chamber, Costa Mesa Chamber, Cypress Chamber, Dana Point Chamber, Fountain Valley Chamber, Fullerton Chamber, Garden Grove Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, Huntington Beach Chamber, Irvine Chamber, Lake Forest Chamber, Laguna Niguel Chamber, Long Beach Chamber, National Association of Women Business Owners – OC, National Latina Business Women, Association- OC Chapter, Newport Beach Chamber, Orange Chamber, Orange County American Marketing Association, Placentia Chamber, Regional Chamber – San Gabriel Valley, Santa Ana Business Connection, South Orange County Regional Chambers, Stanton Chamber, Tustin Chamber, Visit Newport Beach, Westminster & Yorba Linda Chamber.

Co-Sponsored by: 710 ESPN Radio, @HomeIN Magazine, Conexion, Cox Media, Daily Pilot, El Aviso Magazine, KRLA 870, La Opinion, OC Fair & Event Center, OC Metro, OC Register, Owl Enterprises, ReEvolve Designs, Smart Levels Media, Titan, Vertical Response, and W Radio.

Orange County's Largest Mixer® is an annual event that brings together local business organizations and Orange County's area chambers of commerce for an evening of professional networking and business outreach. An off-shoot from the original event -- L.A.'s Largest Mixer® -- now in its 12th year, the event's format has been reproduced in other regions, including Las Vegas and the Inland Empire. The event is produced by The Dave Linden Group, Inc.

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

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Santa Monica Chamber's Business @ Sunset Mixer

It was an evening of networking, sophistication, and elegance at the Santa Monica Chamber's Business @ Sunset Mixer. A welcoming group of Santa Monica local business folks filled the room at Berkeley Mills.
The mixer reflected Santa Monica's robust business community. In the tradition of the Taste of Santa Monica, a live cooking demonstration was staged during the entire mixer, hosted by Chef and Lifestyle Expert, Pace Webb of Taste of Pace. And an expert she is! For future mixer's be sure to visit the Santa Monica Chamber site.

Chambers of Commerce / Business Organizations Announced for Annual LA Mixer

It's the Networking Event Of The Season : L.A.’s Largest Mixer® XII Unites Local Businesses, City Chambers, Business Groups July 22, 2010 at Shrine Auditorium Expo Center

Los Angeles’ most heralded business mixer/expo of the year, L.A.’s Largest Mixer® XII returns to set the standard for all other networking events to follow.

“This event is a very valuable business tool and networking opportunity,” said Pat Clark, Membership Manager, Los Angeles Area Chamber. “Some groups have begun to plan for it well in advance because it allows them the opportunity to meet new contacts, businesses and members from neighboring communities such as Long Beach, the San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica.”

L.A.’s Largest Mixer® will be held July 22, 2010 at the Shrine Auditorium Expo Center in Los Angeles. Attendees will have the opportunity to view more than 250 exhibitors and network with thousands of local influentials on the cutting edge of Los Angeles’ business elite. Last year, over 2800 business people came together for this ultimate business networking event.

“The Hollywood Chamber would not miss participating in the annual L.A. Mixer®,” commented Bette Jean (BJ) French, Vice President, Membership, Hollywood Chamber. “Every year, the event grows "bigger and better!”

Businesses and individuals are encouraged, but do not have to be affiliated with a chamber to attend the Mixer.

The event is sponsored by: Chambers of Commerce: Arcadia, Boyle Heights, California Junior, Covina, Culver City, East Los Angeles, Greater Lakewood, Greater San Fernando, Hollywood, Irwindale, LA Junior, La Mirada, La Verne, Long Beach Area, Los Angeles Area, Miracle Mile, Pasadena, Regional Black, Regional Chamber of San Gabriel Valley, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Southern California Black, United Chambers of the 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 Professional Exchange, SOL - Professionals, and Travel and Tourism Marketing Association.

The event is co-sponsored by: 710AM ESPN, Conexion, El Aviso, KRLA 870, La OpiniĆ³n, LAWeekly, LA Downtown News, OwL, Shrine Auditorium, Titan, Vertical Response, & WRadio 690AM

L.A.’s Largest Mixer®’s format has been reproduced in other regions, including Orange County, Las Vegas and the Inland Empire and is produced by The Dave Linden Group, Inc.

For information, visit or call 323-230-5656.