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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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04/16/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 1000 Smiles Dental

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Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for 1000 SMILES DENTAL in Newbury Park! 

1000 Smiles is a Newbury Park based family dentist practice with Dr. Greg Rubin. 1000 Smiles treats patients of all ages. They are also a cosmetic dentist that offers services such as checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more. They also perform emergency dental services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. 1000 Smiles is committed  to delivering high quality dental care that includes using advanced dental equipment.


 

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04/23/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Conejo Awards

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Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Conejo Awards in Thousand Oaks! 

Conejo Awards specializes in Promotional Products, Awards, Business Gifts, Custom Signage and much much MORE!

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04/24/2019 - Emerging Leaders Coffee Hour


Join young professionals for a morning of networking at The Stonehaus for "Coffee Hour." Attendance is free and open to all young professionals between the ages of 21 to 39. Please come prepared to purchase your own beverages. 
 
Emerging Leaders is sponsored by:

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04/26/2019 - Emerging Leaders Dodger Game


It's time for Dodger Baseball Emerging Leaders style!
 
Join our young professionals group for a night out at the ballpark on Friday, April 26 to see the Dodgers play the Pittsburgh Pirates.
 
The $70 per person cost includes a game ticket in Section 161 Loge with our group AND transportation provided by Roadrunner Shuttle. (That means you don't have to deal with driving in LA traffic or pay for parking at the stadium!) The shuttle will depart from the Chamber at 4:15pm and the group will be staying through the end of the game and watch the Friday night fireworks display.
 
Alcoholic beverages ARE permitted on for the shuttle, but will not be provided so please plan accordingly. Due to alcohol consumption on the shuttle, ALL GUESTS MUST BE 21 AND OVER to participate in this outing. We are able to accommodate a limited number of people for this outing and all reservations will be on a first come first serve basis.

 
If you have any questions, please contact Danielle Borja at dborja@conejochamber.org or 805-267-7507.

 
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Networking at Night Mixer

Synergy Business Connections Hosts the Conejo Valley Chamber's April 24th Mixer at the Spectacular Four Seasons Hotel, in their premier Prosperous Penny Lounge.

Synergy is hosting this month’s Networking at Night mixer – join us! These mixers provide a great outlet to relax, meet new and seasoned members, and network 'til the sun goes down. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and make lasting connections. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards!

Prosperous Penny is Westlake Village's newest social watering hole. This lounge is located at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village. Its sophisticated décor blends with a residential sense of comfort and a bold bar program to celebrate the jubilant spirit of America.

Wednesday, April 24th
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Prosperous Penny Lounge Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Two Dole Dr. Westlake Village, CA 91362

Fees/Admission:

Chamber Members $5
Future Members $15

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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

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Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Synergy Business Connections helps businesses grow through relationship marketing and we follow the exclusive category format with one member per Conejo Chamber of Commerce business sub-category. Your business sub-category appears on your Conejo Chamber profile page, right under your business name, to see if your category is eligible. We welcome you to join us at a meeting as our guest to experience the Synergy network for yourself.

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Beginners Guide to Facebook Marketing: Using Facebook to Benefit Your Business

Beginners Guide to Facebook Marketing: Using Facebook to Benefit Your Business
This is an update to " F acebook Frenzy " dated 11/14/2012. With over two billion users, Facebook is by far the top social media network still to date and the potential for marketing your ...

Do Poor Soft Skills Undermine Your Social Media Marketing?

Do Poor Soft Skills Undermine Your Social Media Marketing?
The drive to master scheduled posts, targeted audiences and compelling CTAs is squeezing the “social” out of social media marketing and could be alienating your prospective customers. Employment ...

Offering Affordable Websites Today for Tomorrow's Clients

Offering Affordable Websites Today for Tomorrow's Clients
This is an update to " Who Likes Turning Away Clients? " dated 10/04/2011. If you are brand new business owner, you may not be ready for Sprocket Websites’ complete range of services ...

Successfully Negotiating the Commercial Real Estate Lease

This is my fourth and final article in a series where I give insight into the world of a California commercial real estate broker. A commercial real estate broker leases/buys/sells commercial real estate (CRE) for the client (tenant/buyer/seller). Commercial real estate is defined for this article as office, retail and industrial spaces.

As reminder from last time, there are four main things a good CRE broker does. They: find suitable locations, negotiate the offer, negotiate the lease itself (the many clauses) and are there when the client needs help thereafter. The first article I wrote was about finding locations; the second about negotiating the major deal points, the third one about negotiating the lease and this one will focus on how I as a broker help my clients after they sign the lease.

What happens if you have a dispute with your landlord after you sign the lease?  Common disputes with landlords that I get involved with quite a bit are a tenant needing to terminate a lease early, HVAC too hot or cold, tenant being overcharged for its share of common area expenses, and many other similar disputes like these.  Shouldn’t you just hire an attorney to help you?  My answer is not right away. If I can settle the dispute, it will save you a lot of money by not having to hire an attorney.

Why can I handle these types of dispute when other brokers can’t and why can I resolve them without usually using an attorney?  Because my experience is mainly from the landlord side of the tenant/landlord equation.  After negotiating over 1,000 leases, handling the property management and legal disputes for large landlords – I’m truly equipped to know how to deal with landlords with disputes like those aforementioned.  It is one of my largest value ads as your broker.  And if you are a landlord, I can even help you also to negotiate these matters with a tenant or the tenant’s attorney because it works both ways with my experience.   I am an expert witness on these matters in court and am used frequently and successfully by real estate attorneys for these types of disputes.

Don’t get me wrong; I value good real estate attorneys highly and use and recommend them often, but only when needed.  I have clout with a landlord because I bring tenants to their property; an attorney does not have this clout.  If a landlord upsets or is unfair to one of my clients, and I share this information with a new potential client, there is a good chance my new client won’t want to lease at this landlord’s project.  I don’t know of any other brokers that offer this service to their clients like I do and have such a high track record of negotiating acceptable settlements between the parties for these types of disputes.

Pick a broker that can help you properly in all areas including these types of landlord/tenant disputes and you will sleep much better at night while saving money and time. When searching, you will find that the list of brokers with this type of expertise is very narrow. Picking the right broker is the key to getting your best deal. You can never do as well, or even come close, if you try and negotiate the deal without a good broker.

If you have questions about any of the above topics or have any CRE needs, please contact David Massie at david@djmcre.com or 805-217-0791.

Hacks for Better Facebook Sharing

Hacks for Better Facebook Sharing
Like judging a book by the look of its cover, readers judge your business by the look of your social media posts. Try these tips for more attractive shares. The whole point of posting on Facebook is ...

How to Create / Update your Team Member Profile

Are you a member of Synergy Business Connections but don't have your company information on the website? Are you not a member yet, but are thinking of joining and want to know how you and your business will be featured? Learn how easy it is to get your profile on the site...

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What makes the Conejo Valley special, unique or interesting?

I like to call Thousand Oaks "the biggest little town in the country." Even though its size is well over 100,000 residents, it still has a small town feel. You are liable to see someone you know every time you go out. I also like the fact that it has protected itself from the blight that has ruined so many other communities in Southern California by restricting things such as billboards, building structure and height, paid parking lots, and corner strip malls. 

— Cary Ginell - VC On Stage