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Serving Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Newbury Park, Oak Park, Simi Valley and the Greater Conejo Valley Area.

Welcome to our Networking Group Website

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of CommerceWelcome to the Synergy Business Connections Website. We are the Premier Networking Group of the Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce. This website is for all members and non-members alike. Here you will find a collection of profiles of the current team members, some presentations that have been given to the group, some information that has been shared with the group, a calendar of events from our members, a photo gallery of our group in action and news and updates from our members.

We meet twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 10 to 11am in the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Janet Levitt Conference Room at 600 Hampshire Road, Westlake village.

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  • 23 November 2014
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What's the buzz all about? It's the April Health Games! How fun to have a community of folks online all having fun, learning, getting support and giving support as we all getting healthy together! Grab a few friends, family members or co-workers to join. Everyone is welcome and you do not need to be a client to join us!  

Here's a fun little video to learn more about the games: here.

This is the link to come join my team!

Deadline to join is April 14th!

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  • 7 April 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 Pretzel with Purchase of $5 or more!

Afternoon Troika at Abby's Millstone Baking Co.
Hello Friends, How about an afternoon troika!  Best time for a delicious cup of coffee or tea and a scrumptious snack! Have any of you noticed the abbreviation for Abby's Millstone Baking Co.? Yes, it's A.M. Bakery. That's convenient because that's when we are the busiest, in the A. M! So you can call us A. M. Bakery too when you share our goodness with your friends. BETTER YET, MEET HERE IN THE AFTERNOON (when we're not as busy) AND RECEIVE A FREE PRETZEL (you know ours are BIG) WITH ANY PURCHASE OF $5 OR MORE BETWEEN NOW AND THURSDAY, MARCH 12TH.  (OFFER GOOD SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY) --  Debbie Vardi Abby's Millstone Baking Co., Inc. 5005 Kanan Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301 Read more
  • 3 March 2015
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Vendor Signup and Requirements

Rotary Club of Westlake Village - Community Street Festival

The Rotary Club of Westlake Village will be holding their annual Community Street Festival on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the corner of Lakeview Canyon and Agoura Roads, in Westlake Village.

In addition to our Arts and Crafts Vendors, we have opened the vendor participation to allow a diverse spectrum of retail products. This is no longer considered an “Art and Craft Fair”.

Following the popular addition of food trucks last year, the 2015 Street Festival will offer an expanded booth area, Battle of the Brews, a car show display, Kids Zone, entertainment, farmers market, and more. We are once again looking forward to a banner year, and encourage you to join us.

Click the Read More link to get the application and updated Vendor Requirments documentaiton.

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  • 23 January 2015
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from David Massie - DJM Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Update 2014 Past and 2015 Projected

In our meeting this week, I brought up the subject of the buying section of commercial real estate being very hot right now with prices peaking.  There is very small inventory and many buyers pushing up prices to all time highs.

I thought you might find this blog interesting related to commercial real estate, our economy, and what surprised many in 2014 and projections for 2015.  #10 on this blog relates to the current market for commercial real estate wherein it is expected that rental rates are expected to rise.  So, my recommendation is that you and your clients lock in a rate as soon as possible for as long as possible in the future while rates are still lower.
 

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  • 19 January 2015
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from Debbie Soden

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2015.

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  • 31 December 2014
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from Debbie Soden

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season.

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  • 17 December 2014
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Hats and High Tea

2015 Hats and High Tea!

Save the date for the 5th Annual Hats & High Tea to be held at Cal Lutheran overlooking beautiful Kingsmen Park.

When: 

Sunday, April 26th at 2:00 pm

Where:

California Lutheran University

Overlooking Kingsmen Park

60 W. Olsen Road

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

The event will include a champagne reception, high tea, musical and theatrical entertainment, silent auction along with table decoration and hat contests.

All funds raised go towards student scholarships and faculty grants.

2-3pm Reception, Cal Lutheran musical and theatrical entertainment, silent auction

3-4:30pm High Tea, prize drawings, and table and hat winners announced

We are very excited to announce that our own Merley Greenidge will have a table at this event.  She will be decorating a table for eight and her theme is a “Marrakesh Sunset”.  Please let Merley know if you are interested in attending!

Tickets are $50. To register please click here.  

Remember that all funds raised go towards student scholarships and faculty grants!

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5/7/2015 9:45 AM
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Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting

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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5/16/2015 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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POV.la Spring Brunch Event - May 201

When:

Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where:

Sherwood Lake Club
341 Williamsburg Way
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
United States

Come connect and reconnect with women of inspiration!

Featuring our exciting guest presenter, renowned "tough talk coach" and mentor, Esther Bleuel!

Click here to RSVP and order tickets by May 2nd, 2015

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5/21/2015 9:45 AM
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Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting

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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6/1/2015 5:30 PM

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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6/4/2015 9:45 AM
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Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting

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

Member News

Current Concepts in Senior Care – CE Event in West Lake Village on 5/19

 Current Concepts in Senior Care Two Hours, Two CEUs, Two Presentations Free CEU program including dinner and drinks   ETHICS IN END OF LIFE CARE – 1 CEU Facilitating Difficult Conversations Presented by Dr. Tara Snow, Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care from Community Memorial Hospital and Oakhurst Hospice 5:45PM – 6:45PM   SEXUALITY AFTER 70 – 1 CEU The Birds and the Bees for Grown-Ups Presented by Rhonda Krantz Mayer, MSSA, President of Community Training, Inc. 7PM –...

Special Honors for Home Care Nurses for 2015 National Nurses Week

Nurses are typically associated with women in white uniforms, tending to patients in hospitals or doctor’s offices. Yet every day, a growing number of dedicated nurses care for aging adults and people with complex medical needs inside their homes, administering daily medications, providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness, and managing personalized plans of care. “Nurses overall have continuously topped the charts as the most trusted professionals in the workforce,”...

The Truth about Free Websites

The Truth about Free Websites
Every entrepreneur workshop lately wants to show you how to make your own website for free. As web-building professionals, usually “them’s fightin’ words.” But truthfully, a free website-builder may ...

Conejo Valley Restaurant Updates March 24, 2015

The restaurant activity in the Conejo Valley continues to move at a very fast pace with high demand for restaurant spaces and not much supply as compared to previous years. Here is the latest movement in the restaurant world of Conjeo Valley: The Counter in Westlake Village near Lure Fish House just closed its doors for good at this location.  No new restaurant has been slated yet to replace them so stay tuned.  But Barone’s Pizzeria is slated to open soon in the location just to the left of...

Synergy Business Connections

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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?

Our community is a spirited one. We love the Conejo and we love helping local businesses! I enjoy that. I feel a real connection to where I live and the people I do business with here. Making the move north from Los Angeles was such a good life change for me.

— Heather Owen - College Planning Experts