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All Chamber MEGA Mixer Draws Record Crowd to Murrieta

The All Chamber MEGA Mixer, held to connect area chambers of commerce and their members, attracted a record 1,200 people Thursday night in Murrieta.

There were smiles, handshakes and friendly business banter Thursday night in Murrieta when an estimated 1,200 members of the regional business community gathered under one large roof for the All Chamber MEGA Mixer.

"This would be the biggest yet," said Patrick Ellis, president and CEO of the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce, which began holding the popular event two years ago.

At least 105 vendors, including several chambers of commerce from Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Menifee, Perris and other neighboring cities, set up tables in the former Dixieline building at Orchard Stone Creek Plaza on Clinton Keith Road.

"Most of the feedback from last night indicated the partnerships between all of the chambers for this event was the biggest takeaway," Ellis told Patch Friday.

Since its inception, the event has been held both annually and semi-annually. Attendees use it as an opportunity to pass out business cards, talk with new prospects and catch up with existing community partners.

"From the feedback we received last night and so far today, businesses want this more than once a year so we are looking into trying to put together a second All-Chamber MEGA Mixer for later this year," Ellis said.

Larger venues have been necessary as the regional mixer has grown in popularity.

"The venue was absolutely perfect," Ellis said. "Everyone involved in the property, Allan Davis with Retail Development Advisors as well as Ken Dale, John Mayhem and Craig Deutsch with Dixieline were so great to work with and so accommodating to us. All of the feedback we received from vendors and visitors was venue and the set up was great. Hopefully the building will be leased out soon, but if not, we will definitely look to use the location again."

Cyclist January 12, 2013 at 02:41 AM
I would have been at this, but the first time I heard about it was about 7pm last night on a vinyl banner of Clinton Keith near Super Target. Maybe this should have been on the Patch BEFORE it happened.
Maggie Avants January 12, 2013 at 03:23 AM
Hi Cyclist, we're sorry you were not aware of the event. It was posted as an event on Murrieta Patch as well as listed on the "5 Things" for yesterday.
NotToday January 12, 2013 at 04:33 AM
I also was bummed to read this article and find out I missed this event. I read this Patch regularly, not sure how I missed the announcement.
PM Murrieta January 12, 2013 at 06:57 AM
Perhaps this will bring more development to the Orchard shopping center?
Erin January 14, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Can't wait for the next one, I'll know where to look to find the information as well so I don't miss it!

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