COSTA MESA — Get your comfortable sneakers and best business cards ready, because Orange County's Largest Mixer will take over the O.C. Fairgrounds on March 23.
Described as part social mixer and part trade expo, the event is a four-hour advanced course in networking for high-energy business people, said Dave Linden, the event's executive producer.
Which is not to say that the mixer isn't for first-timers, too.
While the typical event attendee will exchange more than 100 business cards in the span of four hours, representatives of more than 30 chambers of commerce countywide will also be on hand, ready to sit down with a networking beginner, he said.
"Even as a first-time attendee, your business gets exposure, you get to meet with exhibitors to see what they have to offer and you mix and mingle with other attendees," Linden said.
And perhaps key at this mixer — you just never know who you're going to meet, he said.