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Robb Thornsberry accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Infinity Events CEO and 2014-15 MPI Orange County (MPIOC) President, Robb Thornsberry agreed to accept the ALS #icebucketchallenge from fellow MPIOC member Bernie Gaps at the August 14th MPIOC Summer Social networking event at The Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach. "As president of the MPIOC chapter, I now extend this challenge to the other 4 California MPI chapter presidents in Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Northern California". 

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IEI's Robb Thornsberry installed as President of 2014-15 MPI Orange County Board of Directors

On June 4, 2014, the Orange County chapter of Meeting Professionals International held their annual awards and installation gala at The City National Grove of Anaheim.

MPI Orange County Looks to Inspire Its Members in 2014-15

The new 2014-15 MPIOC chapter President, Robb Thornsberry shared with the members his vision and thoughts on how he and the rest of the board hope to inspire each member over the next 12 months.

To inspire members to take risks, to step outside of their comfort zone and open their minds to new ideas, new innovations and new progressive, forward thinking industry trends that will begin to define our industry and where it is headed.
To inspire members to become more engaged and invest their time so that they may see a return on their financial investment.
To inspire members to take a step back and experience MPI not only at a local level, but on global level and to make them aware of the thousands of resources and tools that are available to them as members that they ma…

The OC's Cool New Space

One of the few remaining packing houses from the agricultural era for which Orange County is named, the Anaheim Citrus Packing House is a landmark in both County and City history. Built in 1919 at the edge of downtown Anaheim and along the Southern Pacific rail line, the Packing House was a hub of commerce for the area. Local farmers arrived to unload trucks of freshly picked citrus to begin the process of washing, grading and eventual packing into wooden crates. Once completed, the crated and labeled citrus would be loaded onto rail cars parked on the side of the building to be shipped nationwide.

The restored Packing House is a food hall reminiscent of the great public markets of South America and Europe. These markets serve as a resource for the neighborhood (daily food production) and a community gathering space (restaurants and entertainment). The two level Packing House features a large central atrium with communal dining surrounded by cafes and kiosks of var…

Hot new projects have Orange County energized for the future

After welcoming more than 44 million travelers last year, the area is aiming even higher via projects such as the $180 million expansion of the Anaheim Convention Center. With yet more venues and options invigorating the mix, Orange County is fueled for continued growth.

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Hot new projects have Orange County energized for the future

by Jeff Heilman

Infinity Events Inc., President, Robb Thornsberry Produces 2014 Event Solutions / Catersource Awards


On March 26, 2014 at The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, The 2014 Event Solutions Spotlight Awards, The ICACatie Awards and for the first time ever, The Catersource ACE Awards were all combined into one event and INFINITY EVENTS INC president, Robb Thornsberry was tapped as the executive producer and designer. These awards were in conjunction with a multi-day conference and trade show that "Caters" (pun intended) to the Catering and Special Event industry with over 800 attendees from around the world. With many celebrity event planners such as Steve Kemble, David Tutera and David Stark in attendance, to say that the pressure was huge would be an understatement!

What is La Vie en Couleur?
La Vie en Couleur "Life In Color" was designed to be an evening where not only did guests experience Life In Color, but also where "Color Came To Life"! This evening celebrated the Avant Garde, the Artistic Visionaries and those willing to take risk…