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

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The Education & Workforce Development Committee works to improve the future quality of your workforce by hosting many quality educational programs through local partnerships.  Meetings include a presentation by featured speakers in the areas of Education, Job Training, Human Resources and Community Programs.

This Month's Speaker: To Be Announced

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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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  • 15 February 2018
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Event date: 2/15/2018 9:45 AM

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - Third Thursday

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

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02/23/2018 - New Member / Refresher Orientation


If you recently have joined the Chamber or would like a refresher on all that your Chamber membership has to offer, please join us for an informative and interactive orientation! Here you will have the opportunity to meet the Chamber staff, fellow Chamber members. Come learn how to tap into the unlimited marketing potential within the Chamber, while connecting with the Conejo Valley Community. 

Lunch will be provided by Hatch Cafe & Market (Agoura HIlls)!

*Orientation is for Chamber members only. Please register. There is no cost to attend. 
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03/02/2018 - 2018 Recognition Gala

The Chamber invites you to "An Evening in Wonderland" 2018 Recognition Gala at Calamigos Ranch. Join fellow members for cocktails from 6:30-7:00 p.m. followed by dinner and the presentation of awards from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

This annual event honors outstanding local leaders and organizations, including: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Nonprofit of the Year, Ambassador of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. 

Pre-paid reservations are required by Monday, February 26th; no walk-ins. 

Event Pricing
$130 per person.
$950 for a table of 8 guests.
$1,200 for a table of 10 guests.


 
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03/01/2018 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - The Play Destination



Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for The Play Destination in Agoura Hills!

The Play Destination is an indoor play center where kids come to play, create, and celebrate. The also do private birthday celebrations and specialize in creating fun and memorable parties. Let The Play Destination be part of your kid's journey. 

The Play Destination will be offering FREE Open Play (*for first 30 kids) starting at 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. on this day. 

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03/07/2018 - Emerging Leaders Happy Hour

Join fellow young professionals for an evening of networking and giveaways while enjoying complimentary appetizers and Happy Hour drink prices. Attendance is free and open to all young professionals between the ages of 21 and 39.

Appetizers are complimentary, but please come prepared to purchase your own beverages.

Emerging Leaders is sponsored by:

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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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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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How a Broker Successfully Negotiates the Commercial Real Estate Lease

This is my third 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 and this third one will discuss negotiating the lease.

Most brokers and even many attorneys don’t negotiate the lease properly.  Why?  For brokers, many of them simply don’t know what most of the clauses mean and/or simply don’t have the experience to negotiate them properly.  For attorneys, it usually has to do with them not specializing in lease contracts and, again, not having enough experience and knowledge to do it properly.   Both brokers and attorneys many times specialize in only one area, like office or retail or industrial leases, but not all of them so it’s best to get one that specializes in the lease you are negotiating.

The main problem with using a broker or attorney that isn’t experienced and knowledgeable enough at negotiating a lease is that it will usually cost the tenant money and/or problems later on.  There are many clauses in leases that can bankrupt a tenant even when their rent is low like only $1,000 per month. These include insurance clauses, indemnification clauses, operating expense share clauses, maintenance provisions and more.  Therefore, it’s not the size of the deal that matters, it’s what was agreed to in the lease that matters.  A tenant should tread carefully here. I recommend using both an experienced broker and a specific commercial real estate attorney for a lease. In cases like this, two sets of experienced eyes are better than one.  I have saved my clients a lot of money by doing the lease review first and then sending it to their attorney to review thereafter.

After negotiating over 1,000 leases, and over 100 leases per year for many years, I have the experience to really help a tenant in this area.  It’s not something most brokers can do.  Pick a broker that can help you  properly in this area and you will sleep much better at night. When searching, you will find that the list of brokers with this type of expertise is very narrow.  Landlords  usually have a good real estate attorney create their lease and the bigger ones have their attorneys negotiate the lease clauses. Because of this, you really need to even the odds and have someone that specializes in lease negotiating on your side.

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.

Next time, in the final article in this series, we will discuss how a broker can help their client after a lease is signed for items like construction, moving, landlord disputes, terminating a lease early, etc.  Most brokers, unfortunately, cannot do much here as they simply lack the experience and/or knowledge to do so.

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.

Resolution or Resolve

It’s already the first week of the new year and I haven’t landed on any resolutions yet.  My usual ones – lose 10 pounds, go to the gym more, read more books – seem like a repeat of last year and a cop out.  Plus, I normally stick to these for a few weeks and then quit.  My resolutions feel more like a guilty obligation rather than a life changing, driving force.

This morning someone asked me not what my new year’s resolutions are but what do I really want this year.  That question seems more significant than just going to the gym three times a week instead of two.  It made me stop and think “what do I really and truly want?”  My focus needs to be on importance rather than the superficial.

So this year I want to be more content with what I have, to enjoy at least one beautiful thing each day, to speak with kindness and patience when my first inclination is to condemn or hurt, to trust God to protect and provide instead of stressing with what I still need to do, to be calm, to be generous, to forgive myself without giving up on me, and to let go of my right to be right.

I still would like to lose 10 pounds, go more often to the gym and read thoughtful books.  But what I really want is to become a person of peace with myself, with others and with God. 

I challenge you to answer this question, “What do you really want this year?”  It’s worth the effort.

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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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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