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CONNECTOC Event Rings in New Year at Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa
Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa to host its first Social Media Networking Event
January 01, 2010
Costa Mesa, CA USA - Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa is ringing in the New Year in style by hosting ConnectOC's inaugural event, Welcome to 2010, on Thursday, February 18 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. There is no charge for attendance.
The first 200 attendees will receive complimentary drink tickets along with appetizers. Goody bags of donated items from numerous Orange County businesses will be available for attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis. Nintendo Wii stations will be set-up throughout the venue and Hilton Executive Chef Chad Krahling has designed a specially priced, food and beverage menu for those who would like to order additional items.
“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to broaden familiarity with our hotel,” says Christine Weijland, Hilton’s E-Commerce manager. With the event being leveraged primarily though social media, She said the hotel sales and marketing staff hopes to introduce the additional functionality of the hotel, its restaurant and meeting space to the local community.
Self-parking is $5 and all revenues will donated to Share Our Selves (www.shareourselves.org), a local charity battling homelessness and poverty. Numerous OC companies, restaurants and hotels have kindly donated items, giftcards, services, hotel stays and much more toward the silent auction, the evening’s primary fundraising venture.
“Don’t miss this unique opportunity to exchange business cards, make new friends and find business, job and charitable opportunities,” said Weijland.
Founded by a few Orange County Professionals, ConnectOC was devised as a central portal of event-hosting for Orange County Networking throughout the year. The mission of ConnectOC is to use social media to connect, socialize, network and contribute in meaningful ways to each other, the Orange County community as well as the local economy.
Become a fan of ConnectOC on Facebook: www.facebook.com/connectoc
Become a Fan of Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa: www.facebook.com/hiltonorangecounty
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