Community is back in business with HB Block Party

The Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce partnered with 5th & PCH and brought back a reinvigorated table top local business expo with the HB Block Party, hosted on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
As 5th & PCH continues to fill spots in their shopping district, this event served the dual purpose of increasing foot traffic to the new stores and restaurants in that area and allowing Chamber members visibility they have not been offered. Just adjacent to Surf City Nights, the risk associated with a new event was foregone as Surf City Nights attendance could trickle one street over to the HB Block Party.
The chamber hosted a DJ for the night of the event, which increased the foot traffic not only from Surf City Nights, but also from those leaving the parking available beneath 5th & PCH.
Tables sold out within a couple weeks of announcing the event, and several participants said it was the best visibility they have received from an event.
State Farm Insurance Agent Dianne Thompson and Pinot’s Palette Owner David Fisher were among the people praising the event and said they would be first on the list for the next block party.
Some of the participants included MemorialCare Orange Coast Medical Group, Sign Pipers, Hawaiian Gardens Casino, Curry & Kabob Bistro Simple Green, 9Round Kickboxing, Wavelengths Recovery, Healthcare Partners Medical Group, Assistance League of Huntington Beach, State Farm Insurance, YMCA, and Surf City Still Works.
5th & PCH became a Signature Investor with the Chamber of Commerce in 2017 and provided the perfect venue to reawaken then Chamber’s table top expos, events that had previously been dormant since 2016.
In prior years, the Chamber hosted a Business Expo and a Green Expo but since 2016 had shelved these events due to inadequate participation and underwhelming attendance.
In that time, the Chamber listened to and collected feedback from new and longstanding members regarding what their expectations and needs are with respect to table top events. With the help and vision of 5th & PCH, the Chamber had the privilege of putting on a successful expo exclusive to its membership. With this event, the Chamber is reuniting with its membership and aligning their programming with their goals.
With the success of the intital HB Block Party, the Chamber is in the planning phase of the second HB Block Party, currently scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 4. This iteration of the event should have a full closure of 5th Street, creating more space for vendors and premium positions.
Pricing for the HB Block Part is $100 for a standard table and $200 for a premium table, making this one of the Chamber’s most cost effective expos to date. Spaces are reserved for members of the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, which offers a level of exclusivity and opportunity for those businesses.
For information on membership or on particpating in the HB Block Party, visit the Chamber website at www.hbchamber.com or send an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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