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Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - Third Thursday

Event date: 3/19/2015 9:45 AM Export event

Event Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - Third Thursday

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

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

 
  • 19 September 2014
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James Nagy

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James has been Managing Director at Sprocket Websites, Inc. from June 2010 - Present. Sprocket Websites has locations in both Naperville, IL & Thousand Oaks, CA. Sprocket specializes in bringing affordable, high quality website solutions to small businesses.

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James is a IT/IS professional experienced in managing complex projects both domestically and internationally. Skilled in translating business needs into technology solutions and technology into business value to help secure major assignments. James is a creative problem solver accomplished in reengineering processes and systems and empowering people to improve productivity and cut costs.

Combining corporate and entrepreneurial experience, James helped to build a new organization focused on website design, internet marketing and business management consulting: Sprocket Websites, Inc. Presently, Sprocket has over 100 active clients throughout the US.

James has been Managing Director at Sprocket Websites, Inc. from June 2010 - Present. Sprocket Websites has locations in both Naperville, IL & Thousand Oaks, CA. Sprocket specializes in bringing affordable, high quality website solutions to small businesses. Sprocket Websites creates a professional look and feel for clients, while they are able to easily maintain their content without knowing anything complicated or technical.

Sprocket’s innovative website designs allow the client to stand out, providing an exceptional web experience for their customers. Sprocket also specializes in business management consulting from business idea to implementation.They help clients negotiate their way to a successful, stable and organized business launch. Finally, Sprocket consults with businesses on innovative Internet marketing strategies leveraging technology to drive traffic, results and sales. Sprocket won an Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from the Business Ledger in 2010.

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Northrup Schlueter is a full service law firm concentrating in the areas of real estate, construction defect, general business litigation and complex civil litigation, arbitration, mediation and appeal. The firm’s attorneys also provide service in residential and commercial real estate purchase, sale, leasing and finance transactions.


 

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08/15/2018 - Networking Prep Series - "This Is Not Your Father's PowerPoint - How To Create an Impressive Presentation"

"This Is Not Your Father's PowerPoint - How To Create an Impressive Presentation"

Presenter: James Nagy, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Sprocket Website


Have you ever sat through a really boring presentation and felt like you learned nothing? James will show you a tool that will change all that. This tool is a presentation resource, on a mission to reinvent how people share knowledge, tell stories, and inspire their audiences to act.  Unlike slides, which literally box you in, this tool gives you a limitless zoom-able canvas and the ability to show relationships between the big picture and fine details. The added depth and context makes your message more likely to resonate, motivate, and get remembered, whether it's your bread-and-butter sales pitch, a classroom lecture, or a TED Talk to the world's foremost thinkers.  

As a strategic leader and entrepreneur, James Nagy has a record of generating growth by leveraging the latest technologies to drive sales, marketing, product development, and profitability. He is known for identifying and capitalizing on market trends, developing effective tactics for implementation, enhancing operating performance, and serving as a trusted advisor and business partner. Building on his experience as Director of Software Development with premier companies Midas International Corporation and SXC Health Solutions, Inc., James launched two successful consulting companies, Sprocket Websites Inc. and J&S Tech Designs. As the Managing Director, he provides innovative solutions to clients in small- and mid-cap companies. James is member of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce; founding member of the Synergy Business Connections networking group; a Founding Member of the Chicago Area DNN User Group; and he serves on the Board of Directors of the New West Symphony. 

Chamber members are invited to attend for FREE
$10 for future members 

*Please register at the link above to reserve your seat!

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08/16/2018 - Legislative Roundtable


Legislative Roundtable is a networking opportunity for Public Sector Professionals.  Attendees include staff from the offices of Conejo Valley Elected Officials, Cities, Public Safety, and local Universities. Businesses who contract with the Government, or who otherwise have an interest in engaging with public sector staff are invited to attend.

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This Month's Speaker: Eric Bergh, Calleguas Municipal Water District

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Eric will be giving a presentation on a new pump station and pipeline that will connect the Calleguas Municipal Water District and the Las Virgines Municipal Water District. 

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Hear ways you can become a better steward of your finances and have less financial stress, so you can focus on the other things that are really important in your life.

Please listen in on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on 98.3 FM KDAR radio to hear the 25 minute show. 
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Hear ways you can become a better steward of your finances and have less financial stress, so you can focus on the other things that are really important in your life.

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The new show will cover important matters that affect the financial lives of business owners, baby boomers, and their families. Oh, it’s presented in plain English, too.

Hear ways you can become a better steward of your finances and have less financial stress, so you can focus on the other things that are really important in your life.

Please listen in on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on 98.3 FM KDAR radio to hear the 25 minute show. 
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The new show will cover important matters that affect the financial lives of business owners, baby boomers, and their families. Oh, it’s presented in plain English, too.

Hear ways you can become a better steward of your finances and have less financial stress, so you can focus on the other things that are really important in your life.

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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

Join Us / Register

Location: Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

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The new show will cover important matters that affect the financial lives of business owners, baby boomers, and their families. Oh, it’s presented in plain English, too.

Hear ways you can become a better steward of your finances and have less financial stress, so you can focus on the other things that are really important in your life.

Please listen in on Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on 98.3 FM KDAR radio to hear the 25 minute show. 
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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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As I have taught visual art to kids, I’ve recognized at least six ways children benefit from art.

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The benefit of art in adult life is staggering too.

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  3. Verbal and non-verbal articulation: It allows us to express emotions, relieve stress, problem solve, use imagination and experience fun.

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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. 

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