Santa Ana Chamber COO says they are holding an O.C. expo, not a Santa Ana expo

Sean Mill recently scored a direct hit when he wrote about how the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce was planning to hold a business expo…in Orange instead of in Santa Ana. The O.C. Register has now picked up the story. Here are a few choice excerpts:

“It’s an Orange County expo, not a Santa Ana expo,” the chamber’s chief operating officer, Vince Brantley, explained.

The chamber itself wants to attract interest from throughout the county, he added. It’s “more of a regional organization,” he said. “We’re not tied to Santa Ana in terms of what we do or who we’re trying to attract.”

The chamber expects at least 300 people to attend. Earlier this year, it asked major venues to submit bids showing how they would handle that many people, and at what cost. The DoubleTree in Orange won the bid.

Brantley said he did not know whether two venues in Santa Ana with the space to accommodate the expo

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