“Spring Fling” Business Expo Hits A Home Run!

You don’t have to be a sports fan to know that if you attended the April 29th “Spring Fling” Business Expo you were networking with the finest. We had NO ONE on the bench that evening! Everyone was an MVP and “suited up” and ready to play ball! The fun began at 5:30 p.m. when 50 businesses had already “warmed up” and were ready for the first pitch of the night! Guests arrived and were happy to meet our business community, enjoy a great sampling of food and quench their thirst from beverages specifically poured by Jonathan Baron of The Regal Bar and various selections of Samuel Adams beer from the Boston Beer Company poured by Greg Schatell.

Talk about a sampling of great food selections for the full 9 innings of our evening – we’re happy to share that roster of team players: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Bo-beau kitchen + garden, Cali Comfort BBQ, Edible Arrangements, Grove Pastry Shop and Custom Cakes, Marie Callender’s – La Mesa, Nonno’s Ristorante Italiano, Sanfilippo’s Pizza and The Hills Local Pub. No one left hungry and a HUGE thank you to these fabulous community partners!

The networking was fast and furious, the prizes provided by the businesses were too many to mention! The microphone was “hot” most of the time with business leaders constantly giving away raffle prizes! A LOUD round of APPLAUSE to the following businesses who joined our team and took a display table and participated in this exciting evening:

AAA Imaging
Alzheimer’s Connection La Mesa
American Cancer Society, Inc.
American Medical Response
Best Equity
Blue Lotus Holistic Center
Braces San Diego
Business 2 Business Connection San Diego
Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World
Cooking 4 Life
COSTCO Wholesale – La Mesa
Courtesy TV – Sales & Service
DEKRA Smog Test Center
Dignity Memorial – El Camino Memorial Park
DMZ Business
EDCO Waste & Recycling Corp.
Eleanor Y. Mohammed, State Farm
Erickson – Anderson Mortuary
Grossmont Escrow Co.
Hammett Health Insurance
Healing Hands Skin Care Center
Integrated Mac Solutions
Kiwanis Club of La Mesa
Kristine Avram Insurance
Kwai Sun Studio
La Mesa Courier (SDCNN)
La Mesa Dental Artistry
La Mesa Integrative Health
Lily’s Mobile Homes
Mike Harrison for Assembly
Optimal Weight Loss
Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association, Inc.
Park Station
Rock Solid Real Estate Company
Rosie’s Calico Cupboard Quilt Shop
Sandra Small Photographer
Silvergate Bank
State Farm Insurance – Kristie Facto Agency
Storage West
Sungarden Terrace Retirement Community
Sunrise Management
Teague Financial Insurance Services
The East County Magazine
Waterford Terrace Retirement Community
Whittington Property Management
Windermere – La Mesa Village – Lorelei Taylor – Realtor

A special thank you to Sandra Small/ Photographer who came off of the disabled list to take photos that evening (she is recovering from hip surgery.)  Sandra you are our hero!  Continental Catering came “to bat” for us in the 5th inning and donated chafing dishes for us – thank you to Denise and her team!  A new player on our roster is Royal Florist Designs who donated the linens for the evening – to all of you – a BIG “thank you.”

American Medical Response
The East County Herald
Viejas Casino & Resort

Beer Sponsor
Samuel Adams

Wine Sponsor
The Regal Bar

Water Sponsor
Sycuan Casino

Food Sponsors
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
BO-beau kitchen + garden
Cali Comfort BBQ
Edible Arrangements
Grove Pastry Shop and Custom Cakes
Marie Callender’s La Mesa
Nonno’s Ristorante Italiano
Samuel Adams
Sanfilippo’s Pizza
The Hills Local Pub
The Regal Bar