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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your table be filled with family and friends, new and old.

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  • 24 November 2014
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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
  • Number of views: 178

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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Meeting: September 4th, 2014

Technology Presentation by Sprocket Websites

This is the presentation that Jim Nagy did on September 4th, 2014 on what makes a good social media post.  He did two posts on Facebook and Twitter.  One for Tough Talk Coach and one for Celebrate Sweetly.  What is a good social media post and what things to avoid.

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  • 19 September 2014
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Meting: November 6th, 2014

Technology Presentation by Sprocket Websites

This is the presentation that Jim Nagy did on November 6th, 2014 on 26 creative ways to publish social media updates from the Social Media Examiner. It gave many tips and techniques on what to post, how to post and when to post great stuff on social media. We weren't able to get through all the slides at the meeting, but you can view the entire presentation as it was intended.

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  • 6 November 2014
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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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from Debbie Soden

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season.

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  • 17 December 2014
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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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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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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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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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7/6/2015 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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7/15/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Secret Strategies to Pay for College

Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, Westlake Village, CA 

You’ll learn: 

How to send your child to a private college for less than the cost of a state college 
How to receive grants and scholarships, regardless of your income or assets 
Insider tips on how financial aid is awarded 
The 7 biggest mistakes made on financial aid forms

These events are provided to you FREE of charge; however, registration is required. 

RSVP online HERE or by calling 805-279-4569

Enroll early to save your seat! 

Upcoming Events Near You! 

Can’t attend but want the info? 

Call us at 661-295-9946 (Valencia) or 805-279-4569 (Westlake Village)! 

We’re happy to chat with you in greater detail. 

College Planning Experts 28494 Westinghouse Pl. #115, Valencia, CA 91355 

30700 Russell Ranch Rd., #250, Westlake Village, CA 91362 

www.CollegePlanningExperts.com

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7/16/2015 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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7/18/2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Secret Strategies to Pay for College

Location: Woodland Hills Library, Woodland Hills, CA 

You’ll learn: 

How to send your child to a private college for less than the cost of a state college 
How to receive grants and scholarships, regardless of your income or assets 
Insider tips on how financial aid is awarded 
The 7 biggest mistakes made on financial aid forms

These events are provided to you FREE of charge; however, registration is required. 

RSVP online HERE or by calling 805-279-4569

Enroll early to save your seat! 

Upcoming Events Near You! 

Can’t attend but want the info? 

Call us at 661-295-9946 (Valencia) or 805-279-4569 (Westlake Village)! 

We’re happy to chat with you in greater detail. 

College Planning Experts 28494 Westinghouse Pl. #115, Valencia, CA 91355 

30700 Russell Ranch Rd., #250, Westlake Village, CA 91362 

www.CollegePlanningExperts.com

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8/3/2015 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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8/6/2015 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

  • Free Monthly Meditation Series for Family Caregivers (7/6/2015 5:30 PM)
    7/6/2015 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
    Read more
  • Secret Strategies to Pay for College (7/15/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
    7/15/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    Secret Strategies to Pay for College

    Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, Westlake Village, CA 

    You’ll learn: 

    How to send your child to a private college for less than the cost of a state college 
    How to receive grants and scholarships, regardless of your income or assets 
    Insider tips on how financial aid is awarded 
    The 7 biggest mistakes made on financial aid forms

    These events are provided to you FREE of charge; however, registration is required. 

    RSVP online HERE or by calling 805-279-4569

    Enroll early to save your seat! 

    Upcoming Events Near You! 

    Can’t attend but want the info? 

    Call us at 661-295-9946 (Valencia) or 805-279-4569 (Westlake Village)! 

    We’re happy to chat with you in greater detail. 

    College Planning Experts 28494 Westinghouse Pl. #115, Valencia, CA 91355 

    30700 Russell Ranch Rd., #250, Westlake Village, CA 91362 

    www.CollegePlanningExperts.com

    Read more
  • Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting (7/16/2015 9:45 AM)
    7/16/2015 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

    Read more
  • Secret Strategies to Pay for College (7/18/2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM)
    7/18/2015 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    395

    Secret Strategies to Pay for College

    Location: Woodland Hills Library, Woodland Hills, CA 

    You’ll learn: 

    How to send your child to a private college for less than the cost of a state college 
    How to receive grants and scholarships, regardless of your income or assets 
    Insider tips on how financial aid is awarded 
    The 7 biggest mistakes made on financial aid forms

    These events are provided to you FREE of charge; however, registration is required. 

    RSVP online HERE or by calling 805-279-4569

    Enroll early to save your seat! 

    Upcoming Events Near You! 

    Can’t attend but want the info? 

    Call us at 661-295-9946 (Valencia) or 805-279-4569 (Westlake Village)! 

    We’re happy to chat with you in greater detail. 

    College Planning Experts 28494 Westinghouse Pl. #115, Valencia, CA 91355 

    30700 Russell Ranch Rd., #250, Westlake Village, CA 91362 

    www.CollegePlanningExperts.com

    Read more
  • Free Monthly Meditation Series for Family Caregivers (8/3/2015 5:30 PM)
    8/3/2015 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
    Read more

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Don't Waste Marketing Dollars on Users That Are "Just Not That Into You"

Don't Waste Marketing Dollars on Users That Are "Just Not That Into You"
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5 Tips for Beating the Heat This Summer

With the summer months upon us, it’s critical for everyone, and especially vulnerable populations like the elderly, to stay hydrated and keep cool. For seniors, becoming dehydrated can cause many issues including losing their balance and falling. Overheating can cause heat exhaustion or worse, heat stroke. Heat exhaustion can occur after a few days of exposure to high heat without replenishing fluids. Signs include heavy sweating, paleness, muscles cramps, fatigue, weakness, dizziness,...

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Free Ebook: Identifying Alzheimer’s

Click here to download the free “Identifying Alzheimer’s” ebook. June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month and there’s no shortage of information and advocacy to not only find a cure for this disease that impacts the lives of millions each year, but also to promote awareness. And there’s no greater awareness than that of helping to identify and diagnose this disease so that individuals and their families can get the help that they need. We’ve created a free ebook geared toward identifying...

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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