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Small Business Awards Mixer

May 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce annually honors our region’s small businesses for their significant contributions as drivers of economic growth through our Small Business Awards Mixer. Join us in the beautiful Shiley Special Event Center at the San Diego Central Library. The stunning location offers views of downtown, East Village, San Diego Bay, and Petco Park. Attendees will enjoy appetizers, drinks and networking opportunities before we honor the 2019 Small Business Award Winners.


Winners will be announced in the following categories:

Making a Difference
This award recognizes an organization that is dedicated to helping others and making a positive impact in the community.

Innovation Leader
This organization has shaken things up in its industry with creative forward-thinking and innovation.

Thank You For Your Service
This award recognizes an organization that is doing something to benefit San Diego’s veteran, active duty, and service member communities (including family members) whether that’s through employment or programs/services. 

Customers First
Customer service is what sets this organization apart from the competition.

Marketing Magic
From concept to reality, this award recognizes a creative marketing or promotion campaign that led to measurable success. It could be the social media contest that earned you 1,000 new followers or the print ad campaign that got everyone talking – this category is wide open.


Chamber members can be part of our celebration of the region’s small businesses and gain instant visibility with a tabletop display Awards and Mixer. This is a great opportunity to showcase your company in front of 300 business and community leaders. Chamber members can purchase tabletopin the registration form below.

– Tabletop located in a prominent, high-visibility location at event
– Copy of all business cards collected at the event (upon request)

COST: $250

Please email with any questions.


zeynep_ex“Confirm Biosciences is honored to have received this award as Outstanding Emerging Business. We are grateful for this recognition and would like to thank the San Diego Chamber for their outstanding work in the community and their support of growing businesses.

Zeynep Ilgaz | President & CEO, Confirm Biosciences


“As a nonprofit agency in the senior space, ElderHelp of San Diego works hard to convey the message that there are too many seniors in San Diego whose safety net has failed them. Those seniors are almost invisible, and we look forward to any opportunity to get the word out. We are very pleased that our Bill Trumpfheller Social Impact Award allowed a new audience to learn about ElderHelp and its social impact for seniors.”

                          Gretchen Veihl | Director of Philanthropy, ElderHelp


“Being recognized by the Chamber is a huge honor. Participating in award opportunities has helped us to elevate our brand awareness and establish our credibility.  Exposure to different audiences through the Chamber has helped us to gain additional clients, increase our presence in San Diego and allow others the chance to get to know us. We are grateful for the hard work the Chamber does to support small businesses and look forward to being part of the organization for years to come.”

                          Jennifer Barnes | Co-Founder & President, Optima Office


Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

San Diego Central Library –
Shiley Special Event Center
330 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
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Underground parking is available on-site. The first two (2) hours are free with validation. Be sure to take your parking ticket with you, as validation is available in the first-floor lobby. After the first two hours, the rate will be $1.25 for every 20 minutes. 

Contact Details:
Lisa Kelley | 619-544-1343 |

This event is complimentary for Chamber members, however, registration is required. Interested in membership? Please contact our Membership Department at 619-544-1337.


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Sponsorship Opportunities:
Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Click here or contact Sherman Stocker at or (619) 544-1354 for more information.


Online Registration is now closed. Please email with questions. 



May 23, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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San Diego Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, 92101
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There are numerous advertising, marketing and sponsorship opportunities available through the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, allowing your business to raise its profile throughout the San Diego community.

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Chamber mixers draw 250-300 people to a member business or organization. Hosting Chamber Mixers is a prime opportunity to introduce your product, service, and facility to a new audience.