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Synergy Business Connections Team - Conejo Valley Chamber Mixpo Event - 2018

Synergy Business Connections | Passionate People with Personality

Each month a Chamber Business will offer a complimentary product or service exclusively for fellow chamber members for only ONE hour. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Chamber membership must be current to participate. Read more
  • 1 March 2018
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Nexxus is a networking group that focuses on developing authentic relationships while promoting personal development and growth. Nexxus is not a category exclusive group, meaning all business professionals are welcome. Meetings are composed of building relationships, educational training in the areas of business and life skills and supporting each other by leveraging our collective strengths. Jade believes that "people do business when they know like and trust you." 

*First meeting is free to attend. Non-members are welcome to observe a meeting for free. Please contact group leader to reserve your seat. 

Speaker: Heather Macaulay, Director of Membership Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

Topic: Networking Preparation & Strategies 


For more information contact Group Leader:
Jade Mulé -  (805) 550-4775
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  • 1 March 2018
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Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for VET'S HERE at the Chamber!
 

Vet’s Here brings veterinary care to your door - a full service mobile practice with teams equipped with mobile veterinary units that allows them  to perform all of the functions of a stationary veterinary clinic, but with the convenience of “at your door service”.  Vet's Here is able to see patients at your home or office while eliminating the stress and hassle of transporting them to a veterinary facility. Services available include thorough examinations, surgery, digital x-ray, dental procedures, lab testing and much much more. 


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  • 1 March 2018
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The Jump Start Breakfast features a great buffet and a chance to network with over 70 local business professionals. Come prepared with a 20-second introduction about your business and make sure to bring plenty of business cards!
 
Chamber members, be sure to register by 12 p.m. on the Thursday before the breakfast to be listed on the Hot Sheet contact list. Read more
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Private Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet Lessons From a New York University Alumni

Private Saxophone, Flute and Clarinet Lessons From a New York University Alumni!

Dara Karbasion has over 7 years of private lesson experience teaching all ages. Will travel to your location within a 10-mile radius.

Lessons are $50/hour or $35/half hour

Contact:

Phone: (818) 309-9061

Email: karbasion.dara@gmail.com

www.daramusik.com 
 

 

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  • 1 March 2018
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Event date: 3/1/2018 9:45 AM

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

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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Be a Part of our Hearing Wellness Program!

We believe that everyone in our community over the age of 55 years old should have their hearing screened annually as part of their personal wellness program. More than 36 million people in the U.S. have some hearing loss. Don’t wait any longer to find out what you aren’t hearing. Make sure you hear everything around you. 

Call for your free hearing screening appointment today! 

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03/15/2018 - Conejo Senior Resource Network


CSRN is a diverse group of experienced professionals providing products and services to our senior community. Through collaboration and community outreach, CSRN serves as a hub for anyone needing senior solutions for their family and loved ones. We are a valued referral resource for our members and a trusted advisor to the community. 

Join fellow professionals who provide assistance, products, services and education to the Conejo Valley's senior community and their adult children for an open exchange of ideas, information and resources.
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03/22/2018 - Membership Hour


Do you have specific questions regarding your Chamber membership and benefits? 

Register for our one-on-one "Power Hour" and meet with the Chamber Membership Team: Heather Macaulay, Karen Nichols and Melissa Miller. We're here to answer any questions you have regarding your membership and walk you thru, in detail, all the benefits and programs available for you and your business as a Chamber member!  Guests are welcome to bring their lunch. Coffee will be provided. 

Please register at the link above to reserve your seat!

*Chamber membership is required to attend this event.



 
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04/04/2018 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Free Artists Creative Equestrians!


Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate Free Artists Creative Equestrians! 
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04/04/2018 - CANCELED - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Free Artists Creative Equestrians!


THIS CEREMONY HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate Free Artists Creative Equestrians

Free Artists Creative Equestrians is a non-profit equestrian vaulting club and performance company located at El Campeon Ranch in Thousand Oaks. The organization teaches gymnastics and dance on horseback from beginners to world champions. Free Artists Creative Equestrians' mission is to educate and inspire by safely teaching and performing the fascinating sport of equestrian vaulting to all levels from beginners to elite international champions.
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04/19/2018 - Conejo Senior Resource Network


CSRN is a diverse group of experienced professionals providing products and services to our senior community. Through collaboration and community outreach, CSRN serves as a hub for anyone needing senior solutions for their family and loved ones. We are a valued referral resource for our members and a trusted advisor to the community. 

Join fellow professionals who provide assistance, products, services and education to the Conejo Valley's senior community and their adult children for an open exchange of ideas, information and resources.
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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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Why Use a Commercial Real Estate Broker (and what they actually do for you…)

In this series, I will be giving insight into the world of a California commercial real estate broker that leases, buys or sells commercial real estate (CRE) for you, the client. The client is the tenant, buyer or seller of CRE space generally defined as office, retail and industrial.

There are four main things a good CRE broker does: They find suitable locations, negotiate the offer, negotiate the lease clauses, and are there when the client needs help thereafter with matters like construction, moving, future landlord disputes, terminating a lease early, etc.

The first thing a CRE broker does that might seem obvious and easy is finding you locations that fit your criteria.  We normally go on a proprietary website like CoStar that the client doesn’t have access to (a subscription to Costar is expensive and you have to learn how to use the software) and run a search for what you are looking for.  This isn’t as easy as it sounds.  If a broker doesn’t know how to use the software correctly and set up the searches correctly (including keeping a search active so that if a new listing appears that fits your criteria the broker is alerted right away), you won’t find all the possible locations.  Also, consider that many listing brokers for landlords/sellers don’t input the information correctly into the software or even keep the information updated. This makes it difficult to then find applicable properties for a client correctly.  It takes quite a bit of time to do a search correctly.

Seems easy enough; why can’t a client simply find a website like CoStar and do this search themselves?  After all, there are CRE oriented websites like Loopnet or City Feet or Office.com and others that state they have the CRE listings available at no cost, right?  The main problem with these sites is that they don’t have anywhere near all of the listings that CoStar does.  Loopnet, for example, is now owned by CoStar and Loopnet makes brokers and landlords pay to have their properties listed on this site so this site doesn’t list the properties available for those that aren’t willing to pay to do so.  Also, for whatever reason, sites other than CoStar simply aren’t used by CRE brokers because CoStar pretty much has a monopoly on most all listings and other kinds of data like comps.  So, if the client wants to do it themselves they won’t be able to find all of the available properties but only a small fraction thereof.

Then there are the off market non listed properties that you can’t find even on CoStar or other websites.  A good broker has connections to landlords/sellers and other brokers that don’t use listing services or that simply haven’t listed the location yet.  Staying in touch with the aforementioned people pays high dividends to my clients, but again it takes quite a bit of time and good record keeping to do so.

A good broker truly does use their expertise, experience and connections to get you the very best outcome. Next time, our topic will focus on successfully negotiating the deal and what goes into that.  Negotiating correctly is an art unto itself.

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.

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West Coast Real Estate, Will it Continue to Boom or Will it Bust?

History would say that West Coast commercial real estate market success should be ending very soon. Kevin Shannon, co-head of U.S. Capital Markets for Newmark Knight Frank, has a different opinion:

If there is a downturn, Shannon does not expect it to be as “dramatic” as it was a decade ago. “When the game ends, it will be a short spring training, and we’ll be back playing ball again,” Shannon added. […] “If you look at the engines of real estate on the West Coast: If you build it, they will come,” he said. As long as things continue to go well, Shannon said he thinks next June would mark the longest recovery in history. […] The West Coast commercial real estate market is faring well, and the good news does not appear to be ending very soon, according to some of Los Angeles’ top commercial real estate experts.

I wholeheartedly disagree with the view posed here. This broker from CBRE thinks that the buying and selling market for commercial real estate (CRE) is in the 7th inning, but I think it’s in the 12th inning.  If you want to learn more about buying or selling CRE at the right time and why brokers like this think it’s always a good time to buy or sell CRE (why not, they make a commission whether you the buyer or seller lose money or not) contact David Massie at david@djmcre.com for more details.  I have successfully bought and sold properties ranging in size from about 1,000 sf to millions of square feet and ranging in price from about $100,000 to $100 million.

Choosing Between a Facebook Page and a Profile

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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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Synergy Business Connections

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Some messages from our group...

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