Well whoever said that the 2nd time is the “charm” must have been talking about our “value added” activity for members, the 2nd Annual “Spring Fling” Business Expo. The merriment happened on Thursday, April 28th. The room was on fire and the energy in the room could have lit up all of the houses in La Mesa for at least a couple of days! Over 49 businesses took part in this activity as table vendors (we were sold out weeks before on table space) and they had a ball, talking and enjoying each other’s company. A highlight of the evening was when these shy and demure business owners/representatives took the mic to award the winners of their door prizes, that was a sight to behold! Several have a future in radio! We were honored to introduce 35 new Chamber members to the audience and present them with gift bags of certificates and recognition. The photo is below. Thanks to Sandra Small, our in-house photographer, for capturing our evening in photos and ALWAYS so gracious by attending our events and taking the time to take the photos – Sandy you are the BEST!

The public was invited and they attended! The parking lot was full before we opened our doors! Thanks to the following restaurants and beverage sponsors who participated to make the evening a success: Bo-beau kitchen + garden, Cali Comfort BBQ, Courtyard By Marriott – Mission Valley, Edible Arrangements, El Torito, Los Pinos Taco Shop, Luna Grill, Marie Callender’s – La Mesa, Nonno’s Ristorante Italiano, O’s American Kitchen, Samuel Adams, Smart & Final Extra! – Warehouse & Market, Souplantation – La Mesa, The Hills Local Pub, and The Regal Bar. In addition to the fun, food and the frolicking that went on throughout the evening, a silent auction was popular, as well as the raffle won by a representative of a new member, Bob Stafford of Cox Communications. I bet he will be back!

The Chamber wants to send a GIANT “Thank You” to the Community Spectrum team for driving from El Centro to capture parts of the evening on video. Our SPECIAL Thank you to: Fernando Zavala and Emilio Ruelas who took the time to interview several of our members and capture the essence of what we do for our members and our community! Community Spectrum is so gracious to partner and cover several of our events each year for us, as well as assist in our marketing efforts – HATS OFF TO COMMUNITY SPECTRUM!

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