SOURCE: Orange County's Largest Mixer

December 15, 2007 17:51 ET

Networking Event of the Season -- Orange County's Largest Mixer -- Hits Five-Year Mark, Grows in Size, Interest, Impact

Chambers of Commerce, Business Organizations Meld With Professionals to Mix, Mingle and Network at One-of-a-Kind Mixer/Expo

ORANGE COUNTY, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2007) - Considered by many as the most heralded business mixer/expo of the year, Orange County's Largest Mixer V, returns to the OC to set the standard for all other networking events to follow.

"Now in its 5th 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 Thursday, March 13, 2008 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event will be held at the Orange County Fair and Exposition 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 2007 event drew more than 3000 participants.

"At Vantage Lofts, our modern loft residences with custom-home-like features appeal to those who appreciate design and convenience," said Adam Gafke, Sales & Marketing Executive for the company. "Because our buyers are those who value personal attention we focus on face-to-face networking to cultivate meaningful relationships. Having exhibited at several events, we find participating in the Largest Mixer yields far greater results than conventional advertising. As such, we are pleased to continue our successful partnership with the Largest Mixer organization."

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.

"This is a networking event that far surpasses all other similar events because the mix of exhibitors and attendees is so varied," said Stephanie Cole from the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. "When people make the effort to hand out their business card, they do so because they feel the information being offered is valuable, so a follow-up call is not only welcomed, it's expected."

Added Linda Martin, Vice President of Membership for the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, "I have attended the OC Mixer since the beginning and each year I gain new prospects for membership, as well as new friends in the business community. 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."

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 10th year, the event's format has been reproduced in other regions, including Las Vegas and the Inland Empire. For a complete list of exhibitors and sponsors, please visit or call 949-222-6600 for further information.

Orange County's Largest Mixer V is hosted by the following organizations: Chambers of Commerce: Anaheim, Black Chamber of Orange County, Buena Park Area, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Orange, Orange County Hispanic, Placentia, Santa Ana, South County Regional, Stanton, and Westminster. Business Organizations: American Business Women's Association, American Marketing Association-OC, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Costa Mesa Conference and Visitor Bureau HSMAI-Orange County Chapter, National Latina Business Women Association-OC, and Newport Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau.

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