WHAT WE’RE ABOUT
Since the first mixer in 1998 the primary mission of the Largest Mixer has been to bring a diverse group of business people together with the idea that relationships are what build sustainable businesses. Technologies change, economic climates ebb and flow, and business concepts come and go but businesses that have a strong network of partners can preserver, and even thrive, in the most dynamic and sometimes challenging environments.
In 2018 the Largest Mixer celebrates its 20th Anniversary and has come a long way from that first gathering of nine Los Angeles chambers of commerce at the Peterson Auto Museum. Since then tens of thousands of business people from across Southern California and Southern Nevada have attended a Largest Mixer event with the intention of meeting that person or business that can help them elevate their business to the next level.
Here at the Largest Mixer we feel like we’re just getting started. The next 20 years are going to bring many new opportunities as well as challenges for small and medium sized businesses. Our ambition is to shape the Largest Mixer to meet the needs of our attendees and exhibitors so they can make the connections and create the business relationships they need to be successful in the future.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the next Largest Mixer event and we hope you Meet Your Next Client!
MEET THE OWNERS
After developing a successful career in brick and mortar retail and e-commerce Largest Mixer owners, Steve and Gina Bernhardt, took the reins for the Largest Mixer from founder and chief architect, Dave Linden, in early 2017. Having owned several small businesses over the years and facing the ongoing challenges of meeting new customers and building business partnerships the Bernhardt’s saw the immense power of the Mixer and stated “They wished they would have had a Largest Mixer in the markets they previously operated in as it would have been a great asset to our business!”
Believing every city in America should have a Largest Mixer the Bernhardt’s are looking to grow the number of annual events while ensuring the current Mixers are nurtured and the necessary adjustments are made to meet the needs and expectations of both attendees and exhibitors. Steve and Gina are focused on making sure the Mixers adapt to market changes while maintaining the core mission of bringing like minded business people together to connect and build mutually beneficial business relationships.
Steve and Gina have been married for 29 years and have one son who will be graduating from college in the spring of 2018. When they are not planning the next Mixer Steve is a devoted runner who has twice completed the famed Western States 100. Gina likes to spend her spare time with family and taking care of all the things that get set aside when dedicated to the next Largest Mixer event. When time allows both Steve and Gina love to travel both in the United States and abroad.
What is the Largest Mixer?
The Largest Mixer is an event where business professionals representing companies of all shapes and sizes, and from all industries, converge for the ultimate business networking experience. It is a unique opportunity to connect with local and regional chambers of commerce, membership organizations and associations, and business leaders to explore strategic, synergistic alliances and relationships that foment the growth of the local economy.
What is the goal of the Largest Mixer?
The Largest Mixer serves as a conduit that rallies the business community to invest in its local economy. To this end, we connect businesses with other businesses and encourage membership in local chambers of commerce and other like-minded organizations, providing a platform where peers can interact and generate unexplored opportunities with a focus on your business success.
Where and when do the Largest Mixers take place?
Presently there are four annual Largest Mixer events:
Orange County’s Largest Mixer
March 29, 2018
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA
L.A.’s Largest Mixer
July 26, 2018
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA
Las Vegas’ Largest Mixer
September 20, 2018
Texas Station Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV
Inland Empire’s Largest Mixer
November 13, 2018
Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, CA
What types of businesses and companies exhibit/attend Largest Mixer events?
Our exhibitors and attendees represent all walks of life and every manner of business category and are all there to network with their peers, generate leads, and forge long-lasting business partnerships. At our exhibit tables, you will find proprietors of small and mid-size enterprises along with large companies and industries who offer either a service or a product and who participate in these events as a way to promote/advertise their business. To see a running list of current event exhibitors or last year’s lists, please visit the webpage of each event.
Are there educational sessions at the Largest Mixer?
No. Every Largest Mixer is geared towards business to business networking instead of keynote addresses, educational sessions, and general presentations and/or announcements. Our sole purpose is to provide business men and women the ultimate 4-hour business networking experience.
What is the recommended attire?
Business casual. We also recommend that you wear comfortable shoes as exhibit halls can be very large.
I want to participate! What opportunities are available to my business and/or my company?
There are different ways to get involved. In addition to the opportunity of becoming an exhibitor, we also offer various sponsorship’s at every event. You can also join us as an attendee.