2007 Los Angeles Organizing Expo Sets Attendance Record -- Welcomes Special Visit from the Office of the Honorable State Senator, Tom McClintock

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Organizing Expo showcases products and services for getting organized, exceeds expectations with 175 attendees, a corporate sponsorship and a special visit from the Office of California State Senator Tom McClintock.

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO-LA) (http://www.napola.org) achieved record attendance at its 2007 Los Angeles Organizing Expo, October 22, at the Olympic Collection Conference Center in West Los Angeles with 175 members, guests, vendors and special attendees.

The third annual event drew guests from Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Denver, Colorado. Seventy-five public attendees joined 75 NAPO-LA members and 25 vendors, representing a 50% increase over last year's Organizing Expo. A first time Corporate Sponsorship in the amount of $500 came from Chris McKenry of Get It Together LA! (http://www.getittogetherla.com). This sponsorship helped the non-profit organization successfully reach a fund-raising goal of $2000.

"NAPO-LA is pleased to partner with the Southern California business community to bring the public face-to-face with organizing manufacturers, services, authors and products," commented NAPO-LA Chapter President John Trosko. "We are particularly ecstatic that Chris McKenry and Get It Together LA! stepped forward to support the Expo with its sponsorship."

The West Los Angeles event featured a special visit from the Office of the Honorable Tom McClintock, California State Senator for the Northwest District of Los Angeles. The Office presented John Trosko, NAPO-LA Chapter President, with a certificate of recognition for his and the chapter's outstanding service to the local community.

Also attending the Expo were representatives from various NAPO-LA Chapter committees who staffed information tables, including:

  •     NAPO in the Schools: A national community outreach program to bring basic organizing principals to students in all grade levels;
  •     NAPO-LA Education Development Committee: Provides interactive training sessions, resources and encouragement to chapter members, enabling them to successfully build their business and interact with clients;
  •     NAPO-LA Golden Circle: Professional organizing consultants, residential and corporate, who have been in business for a minimum of 5 years.

Raffle prize donations courtesy of:
The Container Store, FranklinCovey, Levenger, Stacks & Stacks, Get It Together LA!, Organize.com, The Personal Records Vault and Esselte.

Vendor table sponsors:
1-800-GOT-JUNK, Conejo Closet Design, Crime Scene Steri-Clean, Digital Footprints, Esselte, Garage Envy, Inc., Gentle Giant Moving & Storage, Get It Together LA!, Got To Get Organized, Hands on Organizers, The Mold Guy, Movers with Style, My Vital Files, Operation Organization, Inc., Organize.com, OrganizeIt!, Inc., and The Software Magician.

Organizing demonstrations conducted by:
My Vital Files, Organize It! and Esselte.

About NAPO-Los Angeles:
The National Association of Professional Organizers, The Organizing Authority®, is dedicated to developing, leading and promoting professional organizers and the benefits of better home and business organization. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1985 by five Los Angeles-based organizers, has grown to over 4,000 members throughout the world, including speakers, trainers, authors, retailers and manufacturers of organizing products.

Over 125 NAPO-LA members serve clients in the Southern California region, from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica to Newport Beach, and from Beverly Hills to Pasadena to Claremont. Services include home and business organizing, information and time management, and coaching and training. The organization produces the Los Angeles Organizing Expo as well as the annual Los Angeles Organizing Awards. The 2008 Awards, which are open to the public, will be hosted on Friday, February 1, 2008, by actress, comedienne and co-host of "The View," Sherri Shepherd.

Contact (including pictures):
John Trosko, Chapter President
NAPO-Los Angeles
10573 West Pico Boulevard, # 134
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: 323-512-7039
Website: http://www.napola.org

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