SOURCE: Inland Empire's Largest Mixer

September 10, 2007 13:08 ET

Inland Empire's Largest Mixer Makes Debut; First-Ever Event Will Offer Perfect Forum to Unite Local Businesses, City Chambers, Business Groups

Successful Events in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Orange County Spurs Requests to Bring Powerful Networking Event to 'the IE,' October 24

ONTARIO, CA--(Marketwire - September 10, 2007) - Business networking shifts into high gear with the debut of Inland Empire's Largest Mixer bringing together local businesses representing hundreds of industries and companies in the Inland Empire.

"In this business climate, it's not 'who you know, it's who knows your business,'" said Ursula Mentjes, M.S., ACC, International Speaker, Author and Certified Business Coach. "Inland Empire's Largest Mixer is a MUST, and the perfect way to catapult your business and introduce it to hundreds, potentially thousands, of new people."

The event -- part social mixer, part business expo -- is the fourth and newest installment in the "Largest Mixer" family of events that has already produced successful mixers in Los Angeles, Orange County and Las Vegas.

"I had a booth at the recent L.A.'s Largest Mixer and it was an incredible business opportunity," remarked Mark Smiley, President/CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. "The event was well managed and the leadership of the organization is excellent. I recommend the Largest Mixer to anyone thinking of sponsoring, exhibiting, or attending."

Scheduled for Wednesday, October 24, 2007 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event will ascend on the Ontario Convention Center located at 2000 E. Convention Center Way, Ontario, CA 91764. Admission is $15 per person which includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to network with local "influentials" that comprise the uber savvy of the Inland Empire's business elite.

"The creation of the first mixer was born out of the need for people to have an event to bring together like-minded, business-driven individuals," remarked Dave Linden, creator and event producer of the Largest Mixers. "That need has not diminished and, in fact, has matured, therefore branching out to other areas has been critical. Our first mixer in the Inland Empire is a reflection of the area's business culture that has grown and flourished and is now prime for such an event."

This inaugural event will feature over 150 exhibitors and an impressive list of local sponsors who share a common goal of business outreach and networking.

The event is sponsored by: American Business Woman's Association, Colton Chamber, CHARO-SBA Women's Business Center, For You Network, an affiliate of the National Association of Female Executives, Hesperia Chamber, Inland Empire Young Professionals Network, La Verne Chamber, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals-Inland Empire, National Association of Women Business Owners-Inland Empire, Ontario Chamber, Ontario Convention and Visitors Bureau, Rialto Chamber, Riverside Hispanic Chamber, San Bernardino Area Chamber, and Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce.

Co-sponsors include: 5 Minute Networking, Conexion, Goliath Advertising, Inc., Inland Empire Business Journal, Inland Empire Weekly, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, KOLA 99.9, KTIE 590, KZSW-TV, La Opinion, Meetings and Mixers, Ontario Convention Center, Owl Enterprises, ReEvolve Designs, Stinger Advertising, Inc., and X-press Printing and Graphics, Inc.

"I network to make this point; I love the business that I'm in and I want to share it with everyone, there is no competition because I am not you," said Kathleen Moon, President/CEO of Pink Jungle Seminars. "If you don't network, you don't have any business."

Making its debut in 2007, Inland Empire's Largest Mixer is the first of an annual event that brings together tens of local business organizations and Inland Empire Chambers of Commerce for an evening of professional networking and business outreach. Following on the heels of its three predecessors in Los Angeles, Orange County and Las Vegas, the Inland Empire's Largest Mixer was duplicated in format and function to create an event that will benefit the Inland Empire business community.

For more information on the event, including a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit www.iemixer.com or call 909-560-2800.

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