This week’s heat didn’t keep BBB serving San Diego, Orange and Imperial Counties from hosting our latest B2B Networking Mixer of 2014! Held at Riverwalk Golf Club in Mission Valley, guests beat the heat with our food, drinks, a view of the course and opportunity to mingle with some of San Diego’s top businesses.
As usual, all BBB Accredited Businesses were able to attend free of charge thanks to our mixer underwriters, Health Savings Associates and SunCraft Solar Energy Systems. Non-Accredited Businesses were also given the opportunity to attend for a fee of $25; all proceeds received from the evening go towards the BBB Foundation – a 501(c)3 whose mission is to protect, inform and distribute resources to better the local community through education and outreach programs.
In addition, BBB thanks the following companies for contributing as Table Exhibitors:, San Diego Community News Group, Certified Air Conditioning, Fashion Valley Mall, and Jacko Law Group. BBB extends a big thanks to all companies who participated as sponsors at every level for this event – without them, our mixers would not be nearly as successful!
This Networking Mixer also acted as our 2014 Annual Meeting, meaning that President/CEO Sheryl Reichert discussed the accomplishments BBB has achieved the past year, new accreditation benefits added and what the year to come looks like. After closing the official Annual Meeting, Reichert stuck with tradition and told the approximately 80 business professionals in attendance an embarrassing story or two and raffled off a few prizes, including tickets to our 2014 Torch Awards, a round of golf for four at Riverwalk Golf Club, a $25 Whole Foods gift card (courtesy of Health Savings Associates) and more.
B2B Mixers are a great place for business professionals of all industries to socialize and get to know their colleagues from all over San Diego and Imperial Counties. While all Accredited Businesses are encouraged to attend as a benefit of their membership, the opportunity for Non-Accredited Businesses to support the most ethical businesses in our community, as well as network and learn about the benefits of accreditation, is truly one that should not be missed in future months. We do ask that Non-Accredited Businesses have a rating of a B or higher to attend in order to ensure that we have the most ethical companies from our community present.
Not only are these bi-monthly mixers a great way to network within the business community, but they are a way to publicly represent your company, talk to potential leads on a more personal basis and distinguish yourself from your competition. Sometimes all that you need to bump your company’s success to the next level is face-to-face interaction; we at the BBB want to help you do so by attending our B2B mixers!
Overall, attendees of the July 2014 B2B Mixer & Annual Meeting enjoyed a blend of networking with a view, delicious food and a variety of giveaways. BBB thanks Riverwalk Golf Club for hosting the event, in addition to all of our Underwriters and Sponsors. All information regarding B2B Mixers and other San Diego BBB events can be found here. For all event photos, please visit San Diego BBB’s Facebook page.
We hope to see you at our upcoming September 2014 B2B Networking Mixer. For more information regarding BBB Networking Mixers, please contact Trang Nguyen or call 858-637-6199.