Original article by Lydia V. Solis published on the Philippine Post’ website.

From members of FACCTC, guests learn how to support local business owners, and also learn about the Chamber’s ‘Restaurant Program,’ and ‘New Membership Program.’  

Rancho Cucamonga – It was a fun-filled evening of networking, raffles, silent auction, and DJ music plus Asian food on April 26, 2023, held at the TPG compound. “After all, food is more than just nutrition,” said elected FACCTC president Christen Montero. “It’s a symbol of culture, community and celebration. Let’s thrive together through connection, compassion and sharing resources.”

Christen added that “in efforts to help business owners, entrepreneurs, start-ups and the local community, the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Tri-County (parts of L.A., Riverside and San Bernardino Counties) hosted the in-person networking mixer to bring together business owners from all industries in those three counties. Get noticed in your community!” Christen added. “Create opportunities and develop long-lasting relationships. The COVID pandemic has challenged us in business demanding new ways for innovation and staying connected.”

Those who RSVP’d for the event were entered into a raffle giveaway of Hawaii’s finest coffee beans flown straight from Kawaii-Kona Coffee Company and Hualalai Coffee. Christine Consunji also donated prizes from Great Wolf Lodge, among other donors. 

Jv and John doubled up as bartenders during the mixer, relieved by Eliza after a few hours; Merwynn worked at the registration desk, while Lani was at the membership desk, also explaining the Legacy Program; Chirho hosted the program, and author brought a tray of egg rolls.  

Among the guests were representatives from Popmenu Inc., this year’s fastest growing restaurant menu technology; author Dino Fulton, ‘Profit Acceleration Strategist’; Adobers.Net, a Filipino Online Directory Platform; and Sama Ka Na Caravan & Events, Local Community Foodie Event.

Donations during the mixer will go towards supporting the Chamber’s Legacy Program, chaired by Treasurer Lani Kim, to help develop and provide opportunity to the younger generation in underprivileged communities.

Hosted by FACCTC, the mixer was a purely philanthropic event, organized in partnership with EatBbop, The Platinum Group, Burton Photography, Annual Profit Strategies, DJ Crazy Boy, Blue Social, Adobers.Net, Sama Ka Na and other community volunteers.

For more information, visit FACCTC’s website: www.facctricounty.org

View the Gallery of April 2023’s mixer.

Author, seated, outbids John and Eliza for Hawaii’s finest coffee beans. From left: VP1 John Fleming, Pres. Christen Montero, Board member Nick Munoz, Secretary Eliza Brillante Serna, Treasurer Lani Kim, past Pres. Carmela Giliberto, Pres. Emeritus Merwynn Montenegro, and VP2 Jv Libunao (front). (Photo by Demeven)
Host/Board member Chirho Garcia welcomes dozens of guests at FACCTC’s mixer.

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