The fiesta themed venue at Silver Eagle Distributor community room was created to resemble a “club” type atmosphere complete with refreshments, tall tables, soft colored lighting and Deejay music. Participants were matched by popular loteria cards such as diablitos, borrachos, ranas, chalupas, rosas, and muerte, and more.
As the music played, DRHCC Chair Carmen Gutierrez served as guide and announcer, calling on participants to mix and pair up with other business members and guests to sell their product or service in a matter of minutes.
Mystery judges were tasked to determine which business person did the best job in marketing or promoting their business. In between the exchange of business cards and information, everyone participated in ice breakers, such as “Pásame La Botella (a take on Hot Potato) and dancing to The Twist and The Macarena. Participants Elida Chavira of Speedy Cash won a prize basket as Mystery Judges’ Choice for Best Marketer. Nicole Arizpe of Ramada Inn, selected as the Participants’’ Choice for Most Enthusiastic Marketer also won a prize basket. Elida Chavira of Speedy Cash was also selected the Business Participants’ Choice for Best Marketer.
Door prizes were awarded as participants were tested on business information exchanged during the event.
In the end, everyone came out a winner. New relationships and business contacts were formed and business members learned more about each other’s businesses. Everyone was tasked or challenged to follow up next day and call or personally visit at least one new business contact. Did you do it?