I am an Event Professional, workin’ on my 41st year! …

Thanks for finding Lex Lyon’s San Diego in a Box. We are a resource for elite suppliers to the Meeting and Bridal Industries.

For 40+ years, I have been planning and operating the most enjoyable events in San Diego. I have been supported by companies that are considered the best in their fields. They may not be the most in-expensive but they are the vendors that the Destination Management Companies, Bridal Consultants and the local Third Party Planners use. They have been selected because of their professionalism, creativity and service orientation. And, they have been selected because they have either worked with me or have come highly recommended by other San Diego professionals.

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You could Google it...

but what are you getting?

Oh sure you can search on Google for “caterers”, “entertainment agencies”, “florists”, “coach and limo companies”…and you’ll get long lists of purveyors. But keep in mind, they are just lists…there’s no quality control, and no credible rating system. Who’s good, who’s bad? There are also internet companies that will provide lists with wonderful forms to keep you on budget, compute ROI and may even include fancy software to keep track of RSVPs or provide travel manifests. But, none of the suppliers listed on these sites have been vetted by the list providers. No one has stood up and put their seal of approval, their good name on a particular vendor. With this site and my lists, it is “Lex Lyon’s San Diego in a Box.”

You know where you can find me.

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Get Started!

It’s Simple.

To get started, simply click on Meeting Suppliers or Wedding Planning from the menu bar and then click the appropriate service on the dropdown menu. Click on each supplier’s name to land on to a dedicated page . On the supplier page, there is a button that will take you to Insider Connections for that supplier — or to a registration page if you are not already registered.

When registering, we will ask you to give us your name, your company name if applicable and your e-mail address. Trust me, you will not be spammed. This is for our internal auditing purposes and it will give you an insider’s access to the supplier(s) that I recommend and whom the professionals in San Diego use.

Navigation within the web site is easy. If you choose to register, you’ll be given a supplier code and a personal contact that can assist you with every available offer, discount or incentive. In addition, a donation to the American Cancer Society will be made thanks to your registration. If you wish to go directly to the supplier’s web site, a link has been made available and feel welcome to return to the San Diego in a Box web site at any time when you are ready for your personal code and the name of your personal contact at the supplier of your choice.

I hope this site is helpful…let me know. And if you need a recommendation for some service not listed, send me a note and I’ll give you my opinion.

About Lex

 ...I should have gone into banking! You make more money and you certainly work less hours…still I have had three pretty substantial careers in the meeting and convention business and I’ve never sustained any lasting physical injuries…

I began adulthood at The New York Hilton, and remained with them as Director of Sales at the San Diego Hilton on Mission Bay and at The Hilton Hawaiian Village. In 1982, I returned home to Americas Finest City to open the Hotel InterContinental San Diego — now the San Diego Marriott and Marina.

In the late 1980’s and on through 2003, I owned Enjoy California Enterprises, a large destination management company. I also was a founding member of ADME (The Assn. of Destination Management Executives) and a past President of the organization.

For the past 8 years, based in San Diego, I was the Executive Director of The CONTACT DMC Group, the oldest of the DMC sales and marketing consortiums.

In short, I have been a stalwart in the San Diego Hotel and Event Industry for over 35 years. I know the players; the ones who are all flash and the ones that the professionals utilize….and you can take my word for it.

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