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  • 10 May 2018
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Join our Emerging Leaders Lunch MOB. Purchase your own lunch and come connect with our group of young professionals (ages 21-39) on the outdoor patio. 
 
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  • 10 May 2018
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  • 10 May 2018
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Legislative Roundtable is a networking opportunity for Public Sector Professionals.  Attendees include staff from the offices of Conejo Valley Elected Officials, Cities, Public Safety, and local Universities. Businesses who contract with the Government, or who otherwise have an interest in engaging with public sector staff are invited to attend.

Staff members provide brief reports from their prospective agencies to inform each other and members of the chamber of upcoming events or other items of interest. Read more
  • 10 May 2018
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05/10/2018 - Spark - Ignite Your Business


Spark brings together business professionals in a friendly, no-pressure setting. Each meeting features a guest speaker, open discussions and a format that promotes getting to know one another on a personal level. Group leader, Joe Joyce, believes that if "you build a relationship, business will naturally follow."

Join Spark for this May 10 membership drive event with guest speaker, Jon Light of Light Gabler, who will be discussing "Sex Harassment in the Workplace".  Bagels, muffins and coffee will be served.

Jon Light has over 30 years of employment law experience and has been named multiple times as one of Southern California’s “SuperLawyers” by Los Angeles Magazine. Jon and his LightGabler team consult with and represent over 1500 companies throughout California regarding their employment law needs. LightGabler is focused on keeping your business working, growing and prospering.


Please register at the link above to reserve your seat! 

*First meeting is FREE to attend. Non-Chamber members are also welcome to attend and observe one complimentary SPARK meeting.  For more information, please contact group leader, Joe Joyce at (805) 338-2223.


 
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06/14/2018 - Spark - Ignite Your Business

*Please note the location change for JUNE 14 meeting: 

THE HAMPTON INN & SUITES
510 N. Ventu Park Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320


Spark brings together business professionals in a friendly, no-pressure setting. Each meeting features a guest speaker, open discussions and a format that promotes getting to know one another on a personal level. Group leader, Joe Joyce, believes that if "you build a relationship, business will naturally follow."

*First meeting is FREE to attend. Non-Chamber member are  welcome to attend and observe one complimentary meeting. 

If you are interested in this group, please contact group leader below to reserve your seat! 

 For more information contact Group Leader:
Joe Joyce - (805) 338-2223


 

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06/20/2018 - Networking Prep Series - "10 Tips to Grow Your Business Brand in 2018"

"10 Tips to Grow Your Business Brand in 2018"

Presenter: Matthew Midura, Associate Vice President for Integrated Marketing & Communications, Pepperdine University

Join us in this informative seminar with Matt Midura who will provide us with strategies on growing your business brand with "
Brand Development Through Storytelling, Experience and Partnerships". 

Matt Midura is a creative communications and marketing strategist with more than 20 years of experience developing both traditional and new media initiatives for both large and small enterprises. He has held his current position with Pepperdine Universitiy for the past 6 years and is Chair Emeritus for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Chamber members are invited to attend for FREE
$10 for future members

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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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The Marriage of Art and Learning

It’s Back to School time and with budgets tightening, the arts sometime get squeezed out. But I think downplaying art in school is a critical factor contributing to less effective education.  We retain approximately 10 percent of what we see; 30 to 40 percent of what we see and hear; and 90 percent of what we see, hear, and do.  Incorporating art in school and throughout life is key to growth.  Plus, it’s just more fun.

As I have taught visual art to kids, I’ve recognized at least six ways children benefit from art.

  1. Creativity – Trying new mediums and techniques, imagining different ways to portray a picture, mixing colors and exploring the results, connecting or juxtaposing unrelated objects, all lead students into discovery.
  2. Focus/attention – Thomas Merton said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” Listening, thinking, and concentration are heightened in an art project.
  3. Cooperation – Working with other students on a project fosters contribution, acceptance and respect for another’s input.
  4. Problem solving and Decision making – Factoring and filtering different options and problem solving are almost always part of creating something new.
  5. Accomplishment/completion – The satisfaction of closure or finishing a project contributes to positive self-esteem.
  6. Self-confidence – An “individual’s trust in his or her own abilities, capacities, and judgments, or belief that he or she can successfully face day to day challenges and demands (Psychology Dictionary Online)” is integral in accepting feedback and criticism as a positive step to improvement.

Schools are beginning to realize the value of art integration in all subjects, and many are seeing stellar results from it.  Wiley H Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, “started implementing arts integration school wide in 2009… (and) has seen a 23 percent drop in the average number of referrals and suspensions per student. The school’s percentage of students proficient or advanced in math has grown four times more than the state’s over the same period, and five times more in reading.” (https://www.edutopia.org/stw-arts-integration-reform-overview).  When schools commit to integrating art, the statistics have proven the positive results.  But can they also help when a person has finished school?  Yes!

The benefit of art in adult life is staggering too.

  1.  Learning styles: We learn in different ways – by sight, hearing, or doing – and creating art is basic in all the learning styles.
  2. Cross cultural connection: Art is a universal language and communicates cross culturally, strengthening our similarities and sharing our values.
  3. Verbal and non-verbal articulation: It allows us to express emotions, relieve stress, problem solve, use imagination and experience fun.

The excuse that there isn’t enough time to be creative solidifies the decision to stop learning and growing.  Art continues to be a foundation in learning for both adults and children.  It’s the end of summer and with school starting, there is opportunity to recognize art’s value in life for all of us.

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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