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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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  • 7 March 2019
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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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Event date: 3/7/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Start a Movement

Join us for our first Synergy Business Connection's meeting of the month! New member Kim Woods, financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, will speak to the Synergy Business Connections networking group with her presentation "Start a Movement".

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Event date: 3/7/2019 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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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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03/26/2019 - Legislative Roundtable Meeting

Legislative Roundtable provides a setting for dialogue to take place on public policy issues and gives public agency staff, elected officials, their staff and businesses an opportunity to network. The meeting has a guest speaker on a public sector topic and regular updates from our local cities, agencies and elected officials.

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.


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04/04/2019 - Education & Workforce Development Committee

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.

The Committee coordinates interaction between businesses and the local school districts, Conejo Valley Unified School District and Las Virgines Unified School District, and partners with private schools and colleges in the Conejo Valley area. The committee also encourages educational excellence by rewarding teachers and students with monthly awards and yearly scholarships.

This Month's Speaker: Dr. Stefan Cosentino

As Program Director for the new Hospitality and Tourism major within the School of management (Fall 2018), Stefan will contribute to managing the program, driving enrollment, engaging hospitality industry partners in the curriculum, and driving student outcomes.

Stefan has worked for over 12 years in the hospitality industry primarily working in marketing, program management, and marketing logistic roles. First at Walt Disney World Florida contributing to various marketing initiatives including the Annual Pass Program, brand and segment management, and theme park marketing cost accounting.  After graduate school Stefan supported marketing and sales efforts for Walgreens Health Initiatives (PBM) and then Wyndham Vacation Resorts serving as a director of marketing. Early hospitality or service roles included frontline food & beverage operations and retail management.



 
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04/16/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - 1000 Smiles Dental

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Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for 1000 SMILES DENTAL in Newbury Park! 

1000 Smiles is a Newbury Park based family dentist practice with Dr. Greg Rubin. 1000 Smiles treats patients of all ages. They are also a cosmetic dentist that offers services such as checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more. They also perform emergency dental services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. 1000 Smiles is committed  to delivering high quality dental care that includes using advanced dental equipment.


 

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04/23/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Conejo Awards

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Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Conejo Awards in Thousand Oaks! 

Conejo Awards specializes in Promotional Products, Awards, Business Gifts, Custom Signage and much much MORE!

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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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  • 15 September 2016
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Synergy Business Connections

Please read more about the rules and guidelines for our group.  

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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