Crowd-Pleasing “Summer Bash” Business Expo Earns a Gold Medal!

Photos By Sandra Small Photographer.

All eyes of the world are on Rio as the Summer Olympics continue to entertain and the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce wanted to entertain with their own Olympics as well. All of our businesses (our athletes and trainers) were at the La Mesa Community Center preparing for the evening’s festivities on Thursday, August 11th at the 3rd Annual “Summer Bash” Business Expo. All of the “La Mesa Olympic Team Members” were ready for action and waited for the doors to open to greet and mix with the crowd – our “spectators.”

Talk about GOLD MEDAL food and service! There were NO Bronze or Silver medals given out that evening! ALL of our restaurants, food providers and beverage sponsors brought out their “A” game and we are happy to share our GOLD Medal winners for the evening: Cali Comfort BBQ, Courtyard by Marriott-Mission Valley, Cucina Basilico, Dream Dinners, El Torito – La Mesa, Farm Fresh to You, Luna Grill, Marie Callender’s – La Mesa, Nonno’s Ristorante Italiano, O’s American Kitchen, Pick Up Stix, Smart & Final Extra! – Warehouse & More, Riviera Supper Club, Samuel Adams, The Hills Local Pub, The Regal Bar, and Valley Farm Market.

The networking was fast and furious and we set our own “world record” that evening! All of our winning athletes/our participating businesses were hot and heavy on the microphone, as they announced the winners of their FREE door prizes –over 44 were given away! A LOUD “round of applause” to the following businesses who joined us and took part in our evening:

AAA Imaging
Aflac Regional Office – La Mesa
American Medical Response
Barnes & Noble – Grossmont Center
Block Advisors
Blue Lotus Holistic Center
California Coast Credit Union – La Mesa
Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World
Center For Life
Cooking 4 Life, Inc.
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El Camino Memorial Park
Eleanor Yvonne Mohammed State Farm Office
EmbroidMe – La Mesa
Express Blinds, Draperies & Shutters
Foshay Solar Energy
GEM Mortgage
Happy Paws Grooming
Healing Hands Skin Care Center
Integrated Mac Solutions
Jeff Campbell & Associates
Kristine Avram Insurance
La Mesa Courier
La Mesa Lions Club
Lamplighters Community Theater
Lily’s Mobile Homes
Orangetheory Fitness La Mesa
Rainbow Travel and Cruise
San Diego Comfort Cruise
San Diego County Credit Union – La Mesa
San Diego Fleet Week Foundation
SignCo San Diego
St. Martin of Tours Academy
State Farm Insurance – Kristie Facto Agency
Storage West
Total Thermal Imaging
Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
USE Credit Union
Waterford Terrace Retirement Community
Welcome Wagon
WIN Worldwide Gil Lopez

We would like to thank Chris Brogan, local musical entertainer with THE IDEAS Rock & Roll Trio, for his services for the evening as the Master of Ceremonies. He kept the evening activities moving at a fast pace, so that all prizes and announcements were done in a timely fashion. We thank Sandra Small Photographer, our local “Olympian” who took photos all evening. In addition to her capturing our event we send a HUGE “thank you” to COMMUNITY SPECTRUM who brought a team all the way from El Centro to film the event LIVE for their viewers and create a video clip for us to share with you! You may see that video clip at Community Spectrum’s website:

Presenting Sponsor:
AMRSupporting Sponsors:
California Coast Credit Union
Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World
AAA Imaging
Jeff Campbell & Associates
Kostedt Design & Marketing
Royal Florist Designs
Smart & Final Extra! – Warehouse & Market
Welcome WagonCommunity Relations Sponsor:
The East County Herald

Water Sponsor:
Sycuan Casino

Photography Sponsor:
Sandra Small

Video Sponsor:
Community Spectrum

Beer and Wine Sponsors:
Nonno’s Ristorante Italiano
Riviera Supper Club
Samuel Adams
The Regal Bar

Miss this year’s Summer Bash?
Mark your calendars now and join in the fun next year!
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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