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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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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 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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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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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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4/26/2015 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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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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New Synergy Business Connections Members!

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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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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5/27/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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College Knowledge

If you need help getting prepared for college admissions, then we can help. 

Huntington Learning Center and College Planning Experts present… “College Knowledge ” 

Date: May 27, 2015 

Time: 6:30- 8:00 P.M. 

Location: Huntington Learning Center, (2820 Townsgate Road #100, Westlake Village, CA 91361) 

Come join us for an exclusive, informative seminar on college planning and financial aid. We’ll share with you insider tips on preparing for the SAT/ACT, challenging yourself academically, getting more money for college, receiving grants and scholarships (regardless of income or assets), and finding the best fit college for your child.

The presentation is free, but space is limited. 

To register, please go to this link and select “5/27 Huntington Learning Center Westlake Village @ 6:30 P.M.” for your Location & Date. 

Questions? Feel free to contact us! 

Heather Owen: 805-279-4569 or Howen@CollegePlanningExperts.com

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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

  • College Knowledge (5/27/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
    5/27/2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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    College Knowledge

    If you need help getting prepared for college admissions, then we can help. 

    Huntington Learning Center and College Planning Experts present… “College Knowledge ” 

    Date: May 27, 2015 

    Time: 6:30- 8:00 P.M. 

    Location: Huntington Learning Center, (2820 Townsgate Road #100, Westlake Village, CA 91361) 

    Come join us for an exclusive, informative seminar on college planning and financial aid. We’ll share with you insider tips on preparing for the SAT/ACT, challenging yourself academically, getting more money for college, receiving grants and scholarships (regardless of income or assets), and finding the best fit college for your child.

    The presentation is free, but space is limited. 

    To register, please go to this link and select “5/27 Huntington Learning Center Westlake Village @ 6:30 P.M.” for your Location & Date. 

    Questions? Feel free to contact us! 

    Heather Owen: 805-279-4569 or Howen@CollegePlanningExperts.com

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  • Free Monthly Meditation Series for Family Caregivers (6/1/2015 5:30 PM)
    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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  • Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting (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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  • River Cruise Presentation (6/16/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM)
    6/16/2015 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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    River Cruise Presentation

    You are cordially invited...

    Please join us and learn why river cruising is becoming the most popular vacation experience in travel!

    Hosted by Dream-Ality Travels

    Hear about spectacular river cruises in Europe, Russia, Africa, Portugal, Myanmar, Vietnam and Cambodia

    Exclusive presentation by Steve Avalos, River Cruise Expert with AMAWATERWAYS

    When: 

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

    6:15 P.M. - Refreshments

    6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. - Presentation & Door Prizes

    Where:

    Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

    600 Hampshire Road, Suite 200

    Westlake Village, CA 91361

    Please RSVP by June 14th, 2015

    (805) 236-4437

    mony@dream-ality.com

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  • Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting (6/18/2015 9:45 AM)
    6/18/2015 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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How will you celebrate your dad this Father's Day?  Unlike Mother's Day which is centered around us moms,  I think of  Father's Day as more of a family event where we gather to do something fun with dad.I'm obviously not a dad but I can boldly say from my own experience with my dad that the greatest measure of his fatherhood was knowing that he was loved and that all his children were doing okay.  Even though I can't pick up the phone to call my dad this year, I'm grateful for the gift he...

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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?

The Conejo Valley provides a quality of life that makes living and growing a business easy. The community is rich in a variety of resources and opportunity.

— Esther Bleuel - Tough Talk Coach