Cerritos College News Release - April 2009

13th Annual Chamber Mega Mixer Draws a Full House

Cerritos College Foundation Hosts Mixer Featuring a Star Trek Theme "Business: The New Frontier"


Media Contact: Aya Abelon, Public Affairs; (562) 860-2451 ext.2287

NORWALK, Calif - April 24, 2009 - The 13th Annual Mega Mixer hosted by Cerritos College and the Cerritos College Foundation, held Tuesday, April 21, drew an anticipated large crowd with vendors and attendees upbeat and positive despite the impact of the economy on many businesses.

The evening featured a Star TrekTM theme, “Business: The New Frontier – Live Long and Prosper,” complete with starships, Starfleet uniforms, horned aliens and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and desserts specially prepared by the award-winning Cerritos College Culinary Arts program.

Local chambers of commerce represented at the mixer included Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Lakewood, Long Beach, Norwalk, Paramount and Santa Fe Springs. Over 300 business leaders from all of these communities enjoyed the evening of delectable cuisine and networking.

Since it began in 1996, the Chamber Mega Mixer has grown each year to feature booths from local businesses, along with several of the college’s award-winning programs. The mixer’s traditionally casual and entertaining atmosphere provides fun networking opportunities, door prizes and drawings, and an opportunity to showcase some of the college's programs and services.


The Cerritos College Foundation, a non-profit organization, serves as a charitable vehicle for the community, individuals and alumni, to assist with financial support of Cerritos College. Visit the Foundation online at www.cerritos.edu/ccf.


Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college’s district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently surpasses 26,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at www.cerritos.edu.