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

Synergy Business Connections | Passionate People with Personality

Event date: 10/21/2015 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Remember the last one? This will be even better!

It's Time for Synergy's Awesome Mixer!

Put it on your calendar now:  This year's Networking Mixer and Membership Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21 from 5:00pm until 8:30pm at Twisted Oak Tavern Gastropub and Brewery, 30105 Agoura Road in Agoura Hills. Not only are all Synergy members invited, but also all Chamber members AND all business folks from the community as well!

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  • 5 October 2015
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Recent Trip to Switzerland and Great Recipe to Share

I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Charmey, Switerland where I visited my girlfriend and her husband.  We like to get together and do wonderful things, including cooking and eating.  While there, I shared a recipe with them that was a real hit.  They are both gourmet cooks, so I was thrilled to share!  It was actually a recipe from the grandmother of a good friend of mine.  This recipe is now going around the world!  Next stop will be Chili, where my friend’s sister resides.  I’ll attach the recipe to below for anyone interested.  As part of the trip, we visited a small town nearby in the German speaking part of Switzerland called Fribourg.  This village was established in 1193 –can you imagine?  We had several jokes going about the possibilities of getting home warranty coverage and a clear chain of title on these homes.  Since I am a lender, it becomes a challenge to figure out how these things are accomplished, especially on a property built in 1193!  It is amazing to see the layout of the village and how it compares to our current townhouses of today.  It was a great trip and one that I had to share with all of you. 

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  • 9 March 2015
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from David Massie - DJM Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate Update 2014 Past and 2015 Projected

In our meeting this week, I brought up the subject of the buying section of commercial real estate being very hot right now with prices peaking.  There is very small inventory and many buyers pushing up prices to all time highs.

I thought you might find this blog interesting related to commercial real estate, our economy, and what surprised many in 2014 and projections for 2015.  #10 on this blog relates to the current market for commercial real estate wherein it is expected that rental rates are expected to rise.  So, my recommendation is that you and your clients lock in a rate as soon as possible for as long as possible in the future while rates are still lower.

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  • 19 January 2015
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«April 2018»

04/04/2018 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Free Artists Creative Equestrians!

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate Free Artists Creative Equestrians! 
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04/04/2018 - CANCELED - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Free Artists Creative Equestrians!


Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate Free Artists Creative Equestrians

Free Artists Creative Equestrians is a non-profit equestrian vaulting club and performance company located at El Campeon Ranch in Thousand Oaks. The organization teaches gymnastics and dance on horseback from beginners to world champions. Free Artists Creative Equestrians' mission is to educate and inspire by safely teaching and performing the fascinating sport of equestrian vaulting to all levels from beginners to elite international champions.
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04/19/2018 - 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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04/11/2018 - Nexxus - Networking Group's "Spring Social Mixer"

This April 11th NEXXUS meeting will be their Spring Social Mixer

Please come by the Chamber conference room from 12-1:30 p.m. for food, fun & networking!  Bring friends and other Chamber members and come learn more about Nexxus. 

Nexxus is a business networking group within the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce that focuses on building strong relationships and referring business to one another. We believe that you need to know, like, and trust someone before you will do business with them. This group's main focus is to help members connect and build relationships both professionally and personally. Each meeting has an educational component with a guest speaker covering a variety of business development topics.

Nexxus is not a category exclusive group, meaning all business professionals are welcome. All business owners and professionals are welcome to attend their first meeting for free, but you must be a member of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce to become a member of Nexxus.

Non-members are welcome to observe a meeting for free. Please contact group leader to reserve your seat. 

For more information contact Group Leader:
Jade Mulé -  (805) 550-4775
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04/25/2018 - Nexxus - Networking Group

Nexxus is a networking group that focuses on developing authentic relationships while promoting personal development and growth. Nexxus is not a category exclusive group, meaning all business professionals are welcome. Meetings are composed of building relationships, educational training in the areas of business and life skills and supporting each other by leveraging our collective strengths. Jade believes that "people do business when they know like and trust you." 

April 25th Nexxus Speaker: Kirk Thompson, PNC Bank

Kirk Thompson from PNC Bank will discuss how the current economy and other factors determine interest rates as well as preparing yourself for, and surviving, the mortgage process.

*First meeting is FREE to attend and observe for Chamber members. Non-members are invited to observe one complimentary meeting. Please contact group leader below to reserve your seat! 

For more information contact group leader: 
Jade Mulé -  (805) 550-4775
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05/02/2018 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Home Instead Senior Care

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE in Thousand Oaks!    

Home Instead Senior Care® provides in-home health care elderly services in Thousand Oaks area. 

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4/26/2018 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

One World, One Love: Conejo Compassion Coalition Fundraising Gala

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Palm Garden Hotel

495 N Ventu Park Rd., Newbury Park, CA 

Tickets: $75 Each

Coctails, Dinner, Live & Silent Auction, Live Music & More

For tickets or more information call Celebrate Sweetly 805.751.6177

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5/3/2018 9:45 AM

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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Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

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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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Art and Nature – The perfect Earth Day connection

When I got my first computer in 1987, I was told it could simplify and speed up the mundane activities of my life – I would have more time to dream and paint and commune with nature.  Today, the reality is that I don’t have more free time – my schedule is usually consumed by that technology.   With emails, work deadlines, Facebook, Instagram et al. I am tempted to react and respond to the world without getting outside and moving.

This Sunday, April 22nd, is Earth Day, a day set apart in 1970 to honor the earth and the concept of peace.  I’ve been thinking about my personal peace and the consequences of sitting with the computer against the benefits of being in nature and interacting with art. At first, the relationship between nature and art appears nice but not necessarily close; in reality, they are very similar.  Studies show that spending time outside in nature can change people from being depressed, angry, fearful, stressed or anxious to a more calm and balanced feeling, lowering blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormones.  When we concentrate on a flower, a bee or a breath-taking sunset, we can’t focus as much on pain allowing instead for increased creativity and connections with other people.

But what about art?  By “viewing” art our physical bodies can be improved in lower cortisol stress levels just as they are with nature.  But “doing” art is even more beneficial as it also increases brain activity.  Studies show that in older adults, participation in art builds connections in the brain which help prevent memory loss.  Concentrating on anything artistic can clear your mind of negative thoughts, helping you to focus on the moment, relaxing the body and brain.  Many times, a painter will say to me that they can’t believe how relaxing painting is and their concentration and focus shuts out other concerns.  But if your art doesn’t compare to Van Gogh, the good news is that Harvard Medical School found it doesn’t matter what your artwork looks like, it’s the process not the product that matters!

Earth Day is a terrific reminder of the need to get away from the computer and take a hike, paint a picture, stroll along the beach or go to a museum.  My vote is to invite some friends over and have a painting party…Blank Canvas knows just how to inject some creativity into your event.


  1. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 834360, 7 pages,
  2. The benefits of nature experience: Improved affect and cognition, Gregory N.Bratman, Gretchen C.Daily, Benjamin J.Levy, James J.Gross,
  3. Creativity in the Wild: Improving Creative Reasoning through Immersion in Natural Settings, Ruth Ann Atchley, David L. Strayer, and Paul Atchley , Jan de Fockert, Editor, PLoS One. 2012; 7(12): e51474.

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Our Annual Rant – er, Advice – on Event Promotion

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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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  • 7 April 2015
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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