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02/15/2019 - Jump Start Networking Breakfast


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 1 p.m. on the Thursday before the breakfast to be listed on the Hot Sheet contact list.
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02/22/2019 - New Member / Refresher Orientation


*The February 22nd Orientation is fully booked. Please join us  for our next New Member/Refresher Orientation on Friday, March 29 - CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. If you would like to schedule an appointment please contact - Heather Macaulay, Director of Membership at 805-370-0035 or email hmacaulay@conejochamber.org.  Thank you. 

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 and fellow Chamber members. Come learn how to tap into the unlimited marketing potential within the Chamber, while connecting with the Conejo Valley Community. *Orientation is for Chamber members only. Please register. There is no cost to attend. 

Lunch will be provided by Barone's and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

              

Thank you to our additional Chamber member sponsors: Crowne Plaza, DojoBoom, Stacked,  Four Seasons Hotel, Rhythm & Hair, Mejico, Pitfire Aritsan Pizza, New West Symphony, Hyatt Regency Westlake.

                                             

                                         
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02/28/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - All+Med Drugs Pharmacy

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Please join us in Thousand Oaks for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for All+Med Drugs Pharmacy in celebration of their 10th Anniversary! 

All+Med Drugs Pharmacy is a compounding pharmacy that has been proudly serving customers throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties since 1972. They offer a complete range of personal and professional pharmacy services, discounted prescriptions and carry quality medical equipment.


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Dr. Rajinder Rai & Dr. Max Rai, Pharm D
Owner & Pharmacist

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03/06/2019 - 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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03/07/2019 - Synergy - Networking Group


Front of Room Speaker - March 7

Kim Woods, Financial Adviser, Morgan Stanley


Kim will speak to Synergy Business Connections networking group about the overall economy and financial markets as we enter 2019.

Synergy Business Connections is a Premier Business Networking group for Chamber members at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.

  • Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10:00-11:00 A.M.
  • This group is "Category Exclusive" meaning one member per business category
  • Offers a unique and very lively "open forum" format that invites every member to contribute to the conversation.
  • In addition to bi-monthly meetings, members are assigned a "Troika" (meet for coffee) with 2-3 other members
  • Meeting discussions include: technology, sales, marketing and educational topics of interest to the local business community
  • Alternating meetings include Synergy member presentations and outside speakers.

Prior to attending a meeting, please call Networking Group Leader, Debbie Soden to reserve your space at (805) 300-0936 OR DEBBIE@DEBBIESODEN.COMNon-members & guests are welcome to visit and observe one complimentary meeting. 

 

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03/20/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Julio's Agave Grill



Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Julio's Agave Grill in Westlake Village. 

Julio's Agave Grill, Mexican restaurant dining is now open and serving the tradition of fine, upscale food from South of the Border. Stop by for lunch, dinner, or a nightcap. Offering prime steak, fresh seafood, locally-sourced produce, and an array of delicious juices, mixes, and margaritas to enjoy with friends. Have lunch outside on the patio or schedule a private evening event in the banquet room;They alsofeature Mezcal Tequila and Mezcal Margaritas.

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03/21/2019 - Synergy - Networking Group


Training Solutions

March 21 - Front of Room Speaker:  Harriet Cohen, Owner, Training Solutions

Whether you are a soloprenuer or have a staff you are the CEO what does that mean? Join us for our second Synergy Business Connection's meeting of the month! Member Harriet Cohen,Training Solutions, will speak to the Synergy Business Connections networking group. "Whether you are a soloprenuer or have a staff you are the CEO what does that mean?"


Synergy Business Connections is a Premier Business Networking group for Chamber members at the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.

  • Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10:00-11:00 A.M.​
  • This group is "Category Exclusive" meaning one member per business category
  • Offers a unique and very lively "open forum" format that invites every member to contribute to the conversation.
  • ​​In addition to bi-monthly meetings, members are assigned a "Troika" (meet for coffee) with 2-3 other members
  • Meeting discussions include: technology, sales, marketing and educational topics of interest to the local business community
  • Alternating meetings include: Synergy member presentations and outside speakers.
First meeting is FREE to attend. *Non-Members are welcome to visit one meeting.

Prior to attending a meeting, please call Networking Group Leader, Debbie Soden, with any questions you may have and to reserve your space at (805) 300-0936 - DEBBIE@DEBBIESODEN.COM.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 
Debbie Soden
Synergy Group Leader
 
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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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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.

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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