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Synergy Business Connections January 2016 Membership Retreat!

We're excited to present a special "Membership Getaway Package" from Dream-Ality Travels for Synergy Business Connection Members and their guests!!!

Join us for a three night Baja Mexico Cruise aboard the Crown Princess!

When: January 22nd, 2016

Check out the trip itinerary, price per person, cruise photos and more by clicking: HERE

Trip includes a $50 per cabin on board credit!

For more information, contact Shantha Mony at 805.236.4437

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  • 26 August 2015
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The United Way Spirit Awards Luncheon
Dear Fellow Chamber Members! I wanted to share with you an event that is coming up in September, I hope you can attend this luncheon with me!  I have supported United Way for many years. What: The United Way Spirit Awards Luncheon  When: September 17th, 2015  Where: California Lutheran University Cost: $75 The United Way Spirit Awards is an event that is thought of as one of the best in the county. We are anticipating a record 500 attendees and California Lutheran University is graciously hosting us for our 70th Anniversary Event!   United Way Day of Caring is projected to have 1,000 volunteers with a robust corporate volunteer engagement committee that is planning the event logistics, securing volunteers and agency projects and marketing the event. I will be there to support them and a good friend of mine, Kim Woods, who is also on the Board of Directors for the Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce.  It would be so great if we could have a TABLE full of Fabulous Chamber Members (and I won't have to be there alone!).   If you are already going to attend with... Read more
  • 21 August 2015
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Caring Hand for Children’s 9th Annual Fundraiser "Cruise"
When: Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 6:30 PM Location: Hyatt Westlake Plaza Cost: Adults - $150 | Students - $75  Evening includes dinner, drinks, live and silent auction, entertainment and open dance floor! For Tickets Call:  Geetu Bhasin (805) 791 - 7524  Mamta Bhatter (818) 620 - 2115  Shashi Bhatter (818) 620 - 0785  Vindu Chhabra (818) 620 - 1206 In 2000,Caring Hand for Children was formed to educate under-privileged children to help them become self-sufficient. With community support and the help of volunteers, we are sponsoring over 1,000 under-privileged children in various programs. You can learn more information about this great organization by watching this video: click here. Caring Hand For Children is a not-for-profit volunteer organization It is completely transparent of its financial and program activities It has no administrative staff It will support the cause with 100% of your donation money For more information: CLICK HERE or visit their website at www.caringhandforchildren.org Read more
  • 21 August 2015
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A Day of Music, Baseball and “Heart”
Come on out to the ball game!  Broadway in your Backyard and Conejo Valley  Little League unite for an afternoon of sportsmanship, fun, entertainment and an  actual baseball game in a mutual endeavor to support our local community!   Saturday, September 19, 2015 (1 to 4 pm) at Fiore Playfields located at Avenida  de los Arboles and the 23 Freeway in Thousand Oaks!     You Gotta Have Heart: A Cabrillo Doubleheader is a family friendly afternoon at  the ball park with something for everyone: sports fans, musical theatre lovers,  community leaders, local businesses, and anyone who wants to have fun and  give back to others in ... Read more
  • 21 August 2015
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Check Us Out in "6 Smart Ways to Network: A Closer Look at the Chamber's Networking Groups"

As one of the Greater Conejo Valley's Chamber of Commerce six networking groups, Synergy Business Connections is featured in this issue of ConejoView on page 28! The article highlights each of the six unique networking groups and gives a synopsis of what the groups are about and what each of them have to offer.  We're excited to be featured and glad to be a part of such a great networking group!

Read the full article: Here on Page 28

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  • 6 July 2015
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Conejo Compassion Coalition
The Conejo Compassion Coalition, formed by our own Synergy Conejo member Bob Bland and his fellow Conejo Valley Homeless Shelter Volunteers back in 2004,  is a nonprofit corporation serving poor and needy people at home and throughout the world.  They seek and engage local, national and international relief needs that may be overlooked or underserved by government agencies and larger charities. Recently, the Conejo Compassion Coalition hosted a luncheon on June 13th. 63 guests were treated to a delicious lunch while they learned about the work of the Conejo Compassion Coalition.  An informative slide show detailed past and present projects sponsored by the coalition and explained the what, where, when and why of this lifegiving work.  Guests left with a greater appreciation of the work of the coalition and the impact of the organization's work around the world.   Event planning and catering were provided by our own fellow Synergy Member Merley Greenidge of Celebrate Sweetly. This is a truly important and impactful group to be apart of, and we are so proud of several of our Synergy Members who are involved in this group.... Read more
  • 14 July 2015
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I’m very pleased to announce that both Lindsey Ziola of AT A GLANCE DÉCOR and Stefani Cornwall of CORNWALL SECURITY have officially joined our Synergy Business Connections group!  We are so pleased to have both of you in this fabulous group.  This brings our total membership to 37! 

Great job everyone and welcome to Lindsey and Stefani!

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  • 10 May 2015
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Louann Davis - Community West Bank
If you're looking for a loan consultant, look no further than our own Louann Davis.  Davis is a Senior Loan Consultant with over 35 years of mortgage lending experience! Louann can be reached for a personal loan consultation at: 1 (805) 390-9922 ldavis@communitywestbank.com Westlake Village 951 Westlake Blvd or Ventura 1463 S. Victoria Avenue What can she help you with? Conventional Real Estate, Purchases and Refinances  Loans for purchase and refinance In-house underwriting and closing department  1-4 unit properties, owner occupied, second home and investment Portfolio Loans Read more
  • 23 March 2015
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Local Gifting Expert Brings Home Multiple Design Awards

We'd like to congratulate our very own Merley Greenidge, owner of Celebrate Sweetly, on walking away with four out of the five design awards at the National Gift Basket Convention earlier this year!  What an amazing show of your talents and hard work, well done Merley!

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  • 12 March 2015
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Recent Trip to Switzerland and Great Recipe to Share
I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Charmey, Switerland where I visited my girlfriend and her husband.  We like to get together and do wonderful things, including cooking and eating.  While there, I shared a recipe with them that was a real hit.  They are both gourmet cooks, so I was thrilled to share!  It was actually a recipe from the grandmother of a good friend of mine.  This recipe is now going around the world!  Next stop will be Chili, where my friend’s sister resides.  I’ll attach the recipe to below for anyone interested.  As part of the trip, we visited a small town nearby in the German speaking part of Switzerland called Fribourg.  This village was established in 1193 –can you imagine?  We had several jokes going about the possibilities of getting home warranty coverage and a clear chain of title on these homes.  Since I am a lender, it becomes a challenge to figure out how these things are accomplished, especially on a property built in 1193!  It is amazing to see the layout of the village and how it compares to our current townhouses of today.  It was a great trip and one that... Read more
  • 9 March 2015
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Free Monthly Meditation Series for Family Caregivers

When: The 1st Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm

Where: The Conejo Valley YMCA – 403 1 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Contact: 805.523.7613 or www.conejoymca.org

Join us for a free meditation class designed for family caregivers in the Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Santa Rosa Valley communities.  Led by Vinay Chhabra, experienced meditation mentor and CEO of Pacific Senior Care of Westlake Village, this monthly class will offer techniques to cope with stress and anxiety, foster peace of mind, and improve your overall health!

Invite your friends and family to enjoy this free class open to the community!

How to prepare for the class:

  • Meditation is most effective when participants do not eat solid foods for two hours before the class begins
  • Floor mats will be provided, but feel free to bring your own
  • Chairs will be available for those who cannot sit on the floor
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Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - First Thursday

Join us for the first meeting of the month.  Please try to arrive by 9:45am for a prompt start at 10:00am.

The Conference Room at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 600 Hampshire Road, Suite #200, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - Third Thursday

Join us for the second meeting of the month.  Please try to arrive by 9:45am for a prompt start at 10:00am.

The Conference Room at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 600 Hampshire Road, Suite #200, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Synergy Business Connections January 2016 Membership Retreat!

We're excited to present a special "Membership Getaway Package" from Dream-Ality Travels for Synergy Business Connection Members and their guests!!!

Join us for a three night Baja Mexico Cruise aboard the Crown Princess!

When: January 22nd, 2016

Check out the trip itinerary, price per person, cruise photos and more by clicking: HERE

Trip includes a $50 per cabin on board credit!

For more information, contact Shantha Mony at 805.236.4437

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Free Monthly Meditation Series for Family Caregivers

When: The 1st Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm

Where: The Conejo Valley YMCA – 403 1 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Contact: 805.523.7613 or www.conejoymca.org

Join us for a free meditation class designed for family caregivers in the Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Santa Rosa Valley communities.  Led by Vinay Chhabra, experienced meditation mentor and CEO of Pacific Senior Care of Westlake Village, this monthly class will offer techniques to cope with stress and anxiety, foster peace of mind, and improve your overall health!

Invite your friends and family to enjoy this free class open to the community!

How to prepare for the class:

  • Meditation is most effective when participants do not eat solid foods for two hours before the class begins
  • Floor mats will be provided, but feel free to bring your own
  • Chairs will be available for those who cannot sit on the floor
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Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - First Thursday

Join us for the first meeting of the month.  Please try to arrive by 9:45am for a prompt start at 10:00am.

The Conference Room at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 600 Hampshire Road, Suite #200, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Upcoming events

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    Free Monthly Meditation Series for Family Caregivers

    When: The 1st Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm

    Where: The Conejo Valley YMCA – 403 1 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

    Contact: 805.523.7613 or www.conejoymca.org

    Join us for a free meditation class designed for family caregivers in the Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, and Santa Rosa Valley communities.  Led by Vinay Chhabra, experienced meditation mentor and CEO of Pacific Senior Care of Westlake Village, this monthly class will offer techniques to cope with stress and anxiety, foster peace of mind, and improve your overall health!

    Invite your friends and family to enjoy this free class open to the community!

    How to prepare for the class:

    • Meditation is most effective when participants do not eat solid foods for two hours before the class begins
    • Floor mats will be provided, but feel free to bring your own
    • Chairs will be available for those who cannot sit on the floor
    Read more
  • Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - First Thursday (9/3/2015 9:45 AM)
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    Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - First Thursday

    Join us for the first meeting of the month.  Please try to arrive by 9:45am for a prompt start at 10:00am.

    The Conference Room at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, 600 Hampshire Road, Suite #200, Westlake Village, CA 91361

    Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

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  • College Planning Experts’ Essay Bootcamp (9/8/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
    9/8/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    College Planning Experts’ Essay Bootcamp

    Attention High School Seniors! Are you worried about your impending college essays? Do you have what it takes to impress your dream school? Let College Planning Experts ease your fears. In this 90 minute bootcamp we will teach you how to write your perfect college admissions essay. You'll walk away with a starting draft and a real understanding of how to leverage your ability to get accepted to your top choice college(s).

    **Students and Parents are both required to attend these sessions**

    $97 per bootcamp!

    Location: Valencia, CA

    To enroll call us!

    Valencia - (661) 295-9946

    Westlake Village - (805) 279-4569

    Encino - (818) 201-4847 

     

     

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  • College Planning Experts’ Essay Bootcamp (9/9/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
    9/9/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    College Planning Experts’ Essay Bootcamp

    Attention High School Seniors! Are you worried about your impending college essays? Do you have what it takes to impress your dream school? Let College Planning Experts ease your fears. In this 90 minute bootcamp we will teach you how to write your perfect college admissions essay. You'll walk away with a starting draft and a real understanding of how to leverage your ability to get accepted to your top choice college(s). 

    **Students and Parents are both required to attend these sessions**

    $97 per bootcamp! 

    Location: Westlake Village

    To enroll call us! 

    Valencia- (661) 295-9946 

    Westlake Village- (805) 279-4569 

    Encino- (818) 201-4847 

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  • “The ABC’s of Special Needs Planning Made Easy” (9/16/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
    9/16/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    “The ABC’s of Special Needs Planning Made Easy”

    Please be our guest at an important workshop to learn how to protect and provide for those with special needs!

    • Informative & Educational for Parents, Professionals & Care Givers
    • Relevant for all ages and types of Developmental Disabilities
    • Learn About: Special Needs Trusts, Wills, Guardianship and Conservatorship, Trustees, Budget Planning, Social Security, Medi-Cal, Medicare, Letter of Intent, ABLE Act of 2014

    Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

    Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00pm

    Location: Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce

    Address: 600 Hampshire Rd. Westlake Village, CA 91361  

    To reserve your spot please RSVP by September 13th to Info@specialneedsproject.org

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De-Bunking Common Myths About Your Eyesight

Advice from well-meaning friends, neighbors and even family members. We hear this advice all the time, but what’s the truth? When it comes to your vision, it’s important to cut through the “noise” and get the facts. Here’s a look at four more common vision myths, according to Prevent Blindness. Myth: Wearing contacts prevents nearsightedness from getting worse. Fact: Wearing contact lenses will not permanently correct nearsightedness. Myopia or nearsightedness is usually an inherited...

WHY NOW IS NOT A GOOD TIME TO BUY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Now is probably not a good time to buy commercial real estate (“CRE”).  And I don’t say this lightly because I own a commercial real estate company and I don’t make sales commissions if I don’t sell CRE.  But, in my opinion, it’s the truth and it’s rarely spoken by brokers/agents to their clients. Doubtful? Check out this article regarding the matter: http://www.costar.com/News/Article/Already-Sitting-On-Billions-of-Uninvested-Dollars-Fund-Managers-Back-Off-Capital-Raising-Efforts/173416.  If...

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  • 7 April 2015
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Some messages from our group...

What makes the Conejo Valley special, unique or interesting?

Been our home for the past 27 years and have loved it. It is the best area to raise a family.

Shantha Mony - Dream-Ality Travels