Photos By Sandra Small Photographer. 

La Mesa Chamber members came together to entertain guests and attendees at the final expo of the year, the 4th Annual “Summer Bash” Business Expo. Businesses and food vendors began arriving at 3:30 p.m. to set up at the La Mesa Community Center preparing for the evening’s festivities on Thursday, August 17th, 2017.

All of our food and beverage providers brought their “A” game and served delicious samples from their restaurants/businesses to the delight of our guests. We thank our dedicated evening food and beverage sponsors: Brew Coffee Spot, Cali Comfort BBQ, Cucina Basilico, Dream Dinners, Himalayan Cuisine, Los Pinos Taco Shop, Luna Grill, Marie Callender’s – La Mesa, Nonno’s Ristorante Italiano, Pick Up Stix, Riviera Supper Club, Samuel Adams, Sycuan Casino, The Hills Local Pub, The Regal Bar and Valley Farm Market.

The networking was fast and furious and the buzz in the room grew throughout the evening, as people continued to arrive. All of our participating businesses were hot 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
  • Block Advisors
  • Braces San Diego
  • Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World
  • Coldwell Banker West
  • Cooking 4 Life, Inc.
  • Courtyard By Marriott – Mission Valley
  • El Camino Memorial Park
  • Eleanor Yvonne Mohammed State Farm Office
  • EmbroidMe-LaMesa
  • Erickson – Anderson Mortuary
  • Fernando’s Group “Keller Williams Realty”
  • Grossmont Gardens Senior Living
  • Integrated Mac Solutions
  • La Mesa Courier
  • La Mesa Lions Club
  • La Mesa Modern Dental Group
  • Let’s Get Essential
  • Mattress Makers
  • MI-BOX San Diego
  • Mission Federal Credit Union
  • North Island Credit Union
  • Orchard Supply Hardware
  • Peter’s Gentlemen’s Apparel
  • PRN Physical Therapy
  • San Diego County Credit Union – La Mesa
  • San Diego Eye Professionals
  • San Diego Oasis
  • SDG&E
  • State Farm Insurance – Kristie Facto Agency
  • Storage West
  • Studio M.I.F
  • Summit Transmissions
  • THRiVE Real Estate
  • Total Thermal Imaging
  • Town and Country Resort & Convention Center
  • Truly Yours Family Dental
  • USE Credit Union
  • Walter Legal
  • Wells Fargo Bank Grossmont
  • Westside Automotive
During the festivities the Chamber was happy to welcome new members to the organization and present them with gift bags and congratulatory comments from: Rita Sporleder from Duncan Hunter’s office, Andrew Hayes from Senator Joel Anderson’s office, Lee Hernandez from Assemblywoman Shirley Weber’s office and Tori Floyd from Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s office.  Miss La Mesa, Heather Bardin and Miss Teen La Mesa, Alexis Smith were also on hand to work throughout the evening and we are grateful for their assistance.
We thank Chris Brogan, our evening’s Emcee who did a fabulous job of making all of our announcements and keeping our activities on time! Our sincere thanks to Sandra Small, our resident photographer 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!
See the video of our Summer Bash 2017 event created by Community Spectrum!

We express our sincere appreciation to the following sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor: 
American Medical Response
Supporting Sponsors:
Carl Burger Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM World
Mission Federal Credit Union

Community Relations Media Sponsor:

The East County Herald
Video Media Partner:
Community Spectrum
Graphics Sponsor:
Kostedt Design & Marketing
Linen Sponsor:
Royal Florist Design
Printing Sponsor:
AAA Imaging
Photography Sponsor:
Sandra Small Photographer
Friend of the Bash:
Lily’s Mobile Homes
Miss this year’s Summer Bash Business Expo? Mark your calendars now and join in the fun next year at both of our business expos – SAVE THESE DATES: “Spring Fling” Business Expo, Thursday, April 26th, 2018 and “Summer Bash” Business Expo, Thursday, August 9th, 2018.