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

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  • 7 February 2018
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Monthly Networking at Night mixers provide a great outlet to relax, meet new and seasoned members, and network 'til the sun goes down. Make sure to bring plenty of business cards!
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  • 7 February 2018
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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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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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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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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