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First Annual "Shopping in the Heart of IB" was a Big Success at Imperial Beach Pier on Saturday!

Feb 15, 2016 09:00PM ● By Paul Spear
First Annual "Shopping in the Heart of IB" was a Big Success at Imperial Beach Pier on Saturday! Also going on at the same time was "IB Supports Krystopher Bone Marrow Drive". All put on by the San Diego Small Business Forum and sponsored by JR Photography, Dig Imperial Beach, 

In a chat with Edel Sunday she said about the event " 
Yesterday the San Diego Small 
 Business Forum held a great Valentines Day event at the Pier Plaza that included a blood and bone marrow donor drive for little Krystopher who has IPEX disease. Thanks also to IB's Fuzz Huzzi for a great set and everyone who came out to make it a wonderful day!"

There were a great many art and craft vendors there and we will have photos in the "Photo Gallery" of the complete event.

The job of putting this all together by Shawna and Edel the Co-Founders of the San Diego Small Business forum was amazing. Not only did they get the "Shopping in the Heart of IB" put together but the put together a second part to "IB Supports Krystopher Bone Marrow Drive", They were able to bring in an awesome local band with Fuzz-Huzzi for entertainment and the also were able to get Female Race Car Driver Britney Sandoval to show up and show off not 
 only herself but the Race Car she  drove even. She even had the hospitality to not only sign autographs, have her photo taken with people and her car but she was also willing to let both children and adults get into the car and check it out. Unfortunately, when Mayor Dedina checked out the car, it was just a wee bit to small for him!

The variety of vendors for this type of event was awesome; There was something for every age group and almost every type of shopper.

The one thing that has been made clear in the last 2 to 3 weeks with the events "IB Supports Krystopher Bone Marrow Drive" and "Shopping in the Heart of IB" is that the "San Diego Small Business Forum" is quickly becoming a powerhouse for putting together and organizing events of all types. Not only that, but they have a heart for helping the community and put that first before their own personal needs. We have a lot to be thankful for in IB with having Edel Vernazza and Shawna Chalmers in our community and they have a lot to be proud of with all the great work and sacrifice they have put together with the San Diego Small Business Forum. 

To the community of Imperial Beach, the vendors, the sponsors, the volunteers, Fuzz-Huzzi 
 and Britney Sandoval, I am proud that you include me in with you and your sacrifice and good deeds are noticed every day. 

And, from the community to Edel and Shawna a big "Thank you" and we look forward to your next and future events with great Excitement.

You can reach Edel or Shawna for your business needs at:

Edel Vernazza Owner and Co-Founder 619-327 8302

Shawna Chalmers Co-Founder 619-327-8302

Paul spear, Editor, Dig Imperial Beach


Kids are having a a great time riding on "Zoo Pals" Party Rentals at "Shopping in the Heart

Fuzz-Huzzi Rocks IB Fans, Shoppers and Beach Goers at "Shopping in the Heart of IB" Event and Doner Drive at IB Pier Saturday!

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