Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Mingle360 Bring Event Technology to Midwest

Mingle360 is supporting the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce with a networking tool called the MingleStick. Chamber members simply “point and click” to connect with other attendees and event sponsors.

Urbandale, IA, January 15, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Mingle360 is supporting the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce - one of the fastest growing Chambers in the Greater Des Moines Area - with a powerful networking tool called the MingleStick (www.minglestick.com). Chamber members simply “point and click” to connect with other attendees and event sponsors.

When two event attendees click with their MingleSticks, a connection is automatically made. The MingleStick uses patent-pending wireless technology for creating real-world connections. The MingleStick is easy to use and connections are made within a split second, thus giving members and Chamber Staff more time to spend on important conversations with potential customers. Immediately following the event, attendees can upload and review their leads within an online account.

Dr. Melissa Billings, 2010 President of the Urbandale Chamber said, “We at the Urbandale Chamber are excited to be the first Chamber in the Midwest to embrace the newest networking technology from Mingle360.” She added that at the surprise Chamber event on January 12th, “the MingleStick was kept a secret until its big announcement at the event. We brought in the local newspaper and TV media to capture the fun and excitement, and the MingleStick lived up to its promise and created a buzz in the air. When attendees received their MingleStick, they became avid minglers and the networking solution by Mingle360 was an incredible success.”

Presenting sponsor Anderson Properties decided to back the program for a variety of reasons, however the most compelling to Mark Anderson, President for Anderson Properties was “I believe that MingleStick technology will bring the Urbandale Chamber to the cutting edge of business networking.”

Waste Management also backed the program as a Presenting co-sponsor for a different reason. Juli Applegate, Account Executive for Waste Management stated, “Networking and social media outlets are vital to many professionals in today's society. The MingleStick technology allows for a new and unique perspective in making those connections by uniting the two. We are definitely excited to be part of this cutting edge technology. It creates a new twist on a hand-shake and business card exchange and the 'virtual business card' is an innovative initiative for sustainability purposes in going Green."

"Bringing our event technology to the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce was exciting," said Dan Coffing, CEO of Mingle360. "The media coverage brought tremendous buzz and the MingleStick technology will bring a unique differentiator to their monthly meetings. The Urbandale Chamber is forward thinking and we look forward to bringing new innovation to their upcoming events.”

About Mingle360
Offered as a service to event organizers, the Mingle360 solution greatly enhances attendee networking at the event, surpassing business cards with up to date contact information and even facial recognition. It creates 'buzz' and excitement at the event and helps differentiate the organization from the competition. For more information, please contact Mingle360 at 703-425-0402 x111.

About Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business organization that exists to promote and facilitate the success of businesses and the community they serve through advocacy, networking, communication and economic development. We present more than five networking events every month in addition to ribbon cuttings to celebrate special occasions for our member businesses.

Our Chamber serves more than 625 different businesses in and around the Urbandale Area and is an affiliate of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, which has more than 4,000 members throughout the area. For more information about the organization, visit www.uniquelyurbandale.com or call 515-331-6855 x1.

Bradley Blinn
703-425-0402 x511