CALEXICO – The Rollie Carrillo Quad Thursday at the San Diego State University Imperial Valley Campus in Calexico was the site for this year’s Eighteenth Annual “Fall into Season Mixer” hosted by the Imperial Joint Chambers of Commerce Chair Gil Acuna and SDSU-IV Dean Gergorio Ponce.
The 85-degree evening featured an open event for the community at large where the Chamber provided snacks, beverages, and soft jazz sounds for the event goers.
“On behalf of the staff, students, and faculty, I want to welcome you to our beautiful campus where we have been for over 70 years,” announced Dean Ponce as he greeted guests. ” We are here to provide the higher education that the Imperial Valley needs because we provide the bachelors and also some masters degrees. Enjoy yourselves and I encourage you to walk around and share with us how you think we can better serve the needs of Imperial County.”
Every October the Joint Chambers conducts a mixer where the cites rotate hosting the event. This year Calexico selected the SDSU- IV campus to hold the business mixer and highlight the campus’ impact on the community.
“This is a great opportunity to meet people, mingle, and network for an opportunity to get acquainted and grow one’s business through this mixer and next year’s upcoming business expo,” said Acuna.
The Join Chambers utilized this ‘meet and greet’ as a platform to remind the community of the assets the local University has to offer as well as promote next year’s business expo that is scheduled for January 11, 2018 at the IV Expo Fairgrounds.
“We are producing some of the business professionals, future teachers, future nurses, and future community leaders here on this campus,” commented SDSU – IV Development and Community Affairs Director Jose Landeros. “We also wanted to re-invite those that have already been in the industry for a while and remind them that they have business roots here as well.