Synergy Business Connections 2020
Synergy Business Connections 2020
Synergy Business Connections

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Synergy Business Connections | Passionate People with Personality

Scott Gunn, of Edward Jones, Sponsors April 21st Synergy Meeting

Scott Gunn from Edward Jones Westlake Village will be the Synergy Business Connections meeting sponsor for the April 21st meeting at 10:00 am in the Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce Conference Room.  If you would like to attend the meeting, please feel free to stop by and learn more about Scott and all the Synergy Business Connection members.

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  • 18 April 2022
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April 7th Synergy Business Connections Meeting Features Speaker Lisa Arendarski

Our April 7th Synergy Business Connections Meeting will feature Speaker Lisa Arendarski. Lisa is the creator of Miss Machine, a full-service professional assistant company. A masterful Jane-of-Many-Trades, with 20 years of experience working in industries of taste makers, small businesses, and high net worth families. Having lived on both coasts and earned multiple degrees and certifications, a few of her specialties include finance, manufacturing, automotive, hospitality and real estate. Whether it’s organizing, event planning, or business structure, Lisa is known for her passion, New York flare, and outside the box thinking. In her free time she likes to read, listen to music, try exotic teas, garden, bake for her friends and help rescue animals.

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  • 4 April 2022
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Merley Greenidge, Owner of Celebrate Sweetly, Sponsors January 20th Synergy Meeting

​We are pleased to feature Merley Greenidge, owner of Celebrate Sweetly, as our January 20th Spotlight Sponsor! As we head into the new year, Celebrate Sweetly has a few new and exciting things on the horizon. Greenidge reflects, “The pandemic provided an opportunity for us to take stock and essentially rebrand our gift presentations.  We will be launching a new line of subscription boxes and launching our World Unboxed this month. We’re also introducing our exclusive and very limited 3-tiered gifting concierge membership service that will elevate our clients gifting experiences!”

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  • 14 January 2022
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Tracy Labat, of MainStreet Mortgage, Sponsors January 6th Synergy Meeting

My name is Tracy Labat, I work for MainStreet Mortgage, and we are here to help you with any of your real estate lending needs. MainStreet Mortgage is located in Westlake Village, CA. As a lender’s concierge we pride ourselves on helping clients’ establish strategies and provide direction when purchasing or refinancing a home. John Mallett is the owner of MainStreet Mortgage. His number one priority is to insure the best rate, superior service and an overall great experience for every client.

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  • 30 December 2021
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Frank Bettag, of Business Computer Associates, Sponsors December 16th Synergy Meeting

Business Computer Associates has been resolving technical issues for companies for the past 16 years. We strive to help businesses run more efficiently and help their employees be more productive. Our help desk services give employees a better understanding of what they can done with existing infrastructure, and we recommend solutions to simplify daily tasks. We have a proactive approach to IT support and look for potential issues before they become a problem and cause unnecessary downtime. Some of our services include ensuring company data is backed up and protected, setting up email and secure communications, implementing systems and procedures to better protect their network, and resolving employee technical issues quickly so they can continue with their work. We take care of the technical aspects of businesses so business owners can focus on growing their business and revenue.

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  • 8 December 2021
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Rondi Guthrie and Matt Trouts of Athens Services to Speak at Nov 18th Synergy Meeting

Our November 18th Synergy meeting will feature a presentation from speakers Rondi Guthrie and Matt Trouts of Athens Services. Athens Services is a local, family-owned waste collection and recycling company that has been a fixture in the greater Los Angeles community for the past 60 years. Rondi Guthrie has been named Vice President of Government Affairs and will assume a newly created role responsible for managing Athens’ government, community, and civic outreach activities in Ventura County. Guthrie comes to Athens from Southern California Edison (SCE), where she held leadership roles in government relations. The company will begin exclusive waste collection and recycling service for Thousand Oaks on Jan. 1, 202

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  • 14 November 2021
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Jill Lublin: Publicity Strategist, Media Insider & International Speaker, Spoke at Oct 21st Meeting

​Our October 21st Synergy meeting featured a presentation from speaker Jill Lublin. Lublin is an international speaker on the topics of Radical Influence, Publicity, Networking, Kindness and Referrals.  She is the author of 4 Best Selling books including Get Noticed...Get Referrals (McGraw Hill) and co-author of Guerrilla Publicity and Networking Magic.  Her latest book, Profit of Kindness went #1 in four categories. Jill is a master strategist on how to position your business for more profitability and more visibility in the marketplace.  She is CEO of a strategic consulting firm and has over 25 years experience working with over 100,000 people plus national and international media.  Jill teaches a virtual Publicity Crash Course and consults and speaks all over the world. She has spoken on many stages with luminaries such as Tony Robbins.

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  • 25 October 2021
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Monica Tautkus Speaker at Sept 16th Meeting

Our Sept 16th Synergy meeting featured a presentation with speaker Monica Tautkus from Ageless Life Design. Monica's presentation covered "Stem Cells Made Simple". Tautkus relays, "One great part of my job here at Ageless Life Design is the opportunity to educate on the healing power of stem cell therapy.  I know Stem Cells sound kinda like a "Star Wars, futuristic, out of reach except to the rich and famous" idea ~ but they're here, they're now and they're for everyone."

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  • 12 September 2021
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Jeannie Oertli, of Tastes & Tales Hospitality, Sponsored September 2nd Meeting

Jeannie Oertli, Director of Catering and Events with Tastes & Tales Hospitality, was spotlight sponsor Sept 2nd. Jeannie possesses twenty-five plus years of experience in sales, events, and catering, including eight of those years directing within The Marriott Hotels. Jeannie joined the Tastes & Tales Hospitality group in early 2020 and has gleaned a deep operational understanding of roles as director of catering and events. Her dedication to customer satisfaction and delivering genuine hospitality is experienced daily by guests seeking an ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate, and indulge.

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  • 30 August 2021
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Wanda Allen from Follow Up Sales Strategies Presented “Follow Up Strategies That Will Get More Clients and Close More Sales”

If you have a lot of business cards and referrals, they are all useless if you do not follow up on them. By learning how to properly follow up with your referrals, you utilize your resources and are able to get future customers for your business. How do you learn correct and productive follow up strategies? On August 19th, Wanda Allen presentated “Follow Up Strategies That Will Get More Clients and Close More Sales".

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  • 6 August 2021
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05/24/2022 - Legislative Roundtable

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 includes 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.

This Month's Speaker: TBD


Consider attending this meeting if you:
  • Want to stay updated on local, state, and federal legislation and how it may affect your business.
  • Would like to network with public agency staff, elected officials and their staff, and other chamber members.
  • Have a general interest in public policy or local government.
  • All chamber members are welcome to attend!

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05/18/2022 - Emerging Leaders Coffee Hour

Join young professionals for a morning of networking at Honey Cup Coffeehouse & Creamery for "Coffee Hour."

Attendance is free and open to all young professionals in the Conejo Valley.

Please come prepared to purchase your own beverages. 

        Emerging Leaders is sponsored by:

*You do not have to be a member of the Chamber to attend.
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06/01/2022 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Westlake Skin Tightening

Join us in a Ribbon Cutting celebrating
Westlake Skin Tightening !

All community members are welcomed and encouraged to join us in celebrating!

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06/07/2022 - Virtual Membership Refresher

If you recently have joined the Chamber or would like a refresher on all that your Chamber membership has to offer, please join our Director of Community Partnerships, Heather Macaulay for an informative and interactive virtual membership refresher. 
*Attendees must register in advance for this event. Prior to the event the zoom link will be emailed.* 
Should you have questions please contact: 

Heather Macaulay,
Director of Community Partnerships
 at, or call 805-370-0035
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Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - First Thursday

Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - First Thursday

Please join us at 10am PST for the first meeting of the month.

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Upcoming events

Business Categories

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.

Member News

Email Marketing Boosts Success for These 2 Big Reasons

Email Marketing Boosts Success for These 2 Big Reasons
Truthfully, there are lots of reasons why marketing with email is so successful, but just these two should be enough to win you over.  People have long been whining that email marketing is an ...

How to Handle Your Online Directory Listings for Even Better Local SEO

How to Handle Your Online Directory Listings for Even Better Local SEO
You already use online directories as a consumer – as are your customers. So are you making the most of these advantages for your own business? What online directories are Last time , we ...

Current Trends for Your Best Email Marketing Successes

Current Trends for Your Best Email Marketing Successes
Email marketing is STILL not dead. Back in 2015, I said that “email marketing is kind of huge right now” and it’s only become more important since. So what are the current best-practice trends?  ...

The Difference Between Brand Recognition and In-Your-Face Promotion

The Difference Between Brand Recognition and In-Your-Face Promotion
How do you push your business without being so pushy that you push customers away? Read on for guidelines for building the right kind of brand recognition, the kind that encourages sales.  When ...

Enhancing your Website? Don't Forget a Rousing Call To Action!

Enhancing your Website? Don't Forget a Rousing Call To Action!
We’ve seen it happen:  A business launches a gorgeous, brand-new website, but instead of the expected rush of new business, there are crickets. Often, this is because of a simple-yet-vital ...

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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 Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce a good chamber to be part of?

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber is unique in its networking possibilities, its professionalism, its special groups, and its size. It is a 5 star rates Chamber, and it allows you to have a broad reach in the community. Joining is one of the best decisions I have made.

— Heather Owen - College Planning Experts 

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