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GIFT (Gaining Insight for Transition) for Women is a group sponsored by the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Its purpose is to create and support a thriving network for women in transitional stages and empower them to connect with their passions, dreams and skills through access to a guest lecture series, employment and volunteer opportunities, and monthly meetings that encourage personal and professional growth. GIFT attendees will have an opportunity to mingle and discuss topics such as women contemplating career change, mothers considering returning to work, and empty-nesters searching for their next step.

GIFT meeting will have two parts: 
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     A mini workshop on tools to use during life's many transitions
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    Guest Speaker - GIFT Storytelling

Meetings are free to attend for Chamber members and non-members. 

Meetings are held at the Chamber facilities from 12:00-1:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month. *Meetings are "brown bag lunch" - participants are welcome to bring lunch. GIFT does not meet during the months of June-September and will resume for the month of October. 

Please RSVP direct with Sepideh Yeoh at sepideh@sepidehyeoh.com if you would like to attend or would like more information. 
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Jump Start Breakfasts takes place the first Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted), and feature a great buffet, networking opportunities and a chance to sit with a new group of business professionals. Come prepared with a 20-second introduction about your business and make sure to bring plenty of business cards!
Sorry no raffle!

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Event date: 10/17/2019 9:45 AM - 11:30 AM

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

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10/04/2019 - Jump Start Networking Breakfast @ Hyatt Regency Westlake


The Jump Start Networking Breakfast takes place the first Friday of every month (unless otherwise noted), and feature a great buffet, networking opportunities and a chance to sit with a new group of business professionals. Come prepared with a 20-second introduction about your business and make sure to bring plenty of business cards!
Sorry no raffle!

Register by 1 p.m. on the Thursday before to be listed on the Hot Sheet contact list

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10/15/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Dr. Evans Plastic Surgery



Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Dr. Evans Plastic Surgery in Thousand Oaks!

Dr. Evans is a Canadian Board certified plastic surgeon. He specializes in Breast and Buttock Augmentation as well as Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

"You can achieve your goals and Dr. Evans can help!"
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10/16/2019 - Annual Mixer! Hosted By Synergy Business Connections

                                                        

Please join Synergy Business Connections for their upcoming Annual Mixer at Zin Bistro Americana in Westlake Village.     

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Mixers provide a great outlet to relax, meet community members and network 'til the sun goes down. Bring plenty of business cards for networking opportunities! 
 
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10/22/2019 - Legislative Roundtable Meeting


-OFFSITE 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 prospecti
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10/23/2019 - State of the City Agoura Hills



Join the City of Agoura Hills and the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce for the 7th Annual Agoura Hills State of the City Address and Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Mayor Linda Northrup

Mayor Linda Northrup will give her formal address of the year on the current State of the City Agoura Hills. Mayor Northrup will also announce the 2019 Agoura Hills Business of the Year and Don Phillipson, owner of WSI ePro Marketing and Chair of the Chamber Board will give a State of the Chamber address.

 

Linda Northrup was elected to the Agoura Hills City Council in 2015 and served as Mayor Pro Tem prior to being elected Mayor in December 2018.  Before being elected to the City Council, Mayor Northrup was a member of the Agoura Hills Planning Commission from 2011 - 2015 and served as Chair in 2015.

Mayor Northrup is honored to be the first Agoura High School graduate to serve as Mayor of Agoura Hills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from UCLA and a law degree from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco.  Linda moved her law firm to the Conejo Valley in 2005 and have been members the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce for over 15 years.

Mayor Northrup is also involved in, and supporter of, many local charitable and community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Senior Concerns and the Cancer Support Community.


State of the City Agoura Hills
The Agoura Hills Recreation & Event Center

29900 Ladyface Ct.,
Agoura Hills, CA 91301

$50.00 per person. Open to the general public.
Must pre-register by October 16th at 12:00 p.m.

 

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10/30/2019 - Emerging Leaders Coffee Hour


Join young professionals for a morning of networking at The Stonehaus for "Coffee Hour." Attendance is free and open to all young professionals between the ages of 21 to 39. Please come prepared to purchase your own beverages. 
 
Emerging Leaders is sponsored by:

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10/30/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Catalyst Education



Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Catalyst Education in Agoura Hills! 

Catalyst Education is a new middle school (CATALYST LEARNING HUBS) located in Agoura Hills and provides an engaging and humane approach to K-8 education. Their mission at Catalyst is to help children develop into self-directed learners and autonomous problem solvers. They strive to facilitate each child’s quest to create meaning in a complex and evolving world.
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10/30/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Catalyst Education POSTPONED

Due to the winds this ceremony has been postponed to November 7th at 4:30 pm. 

Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Catalyst Education in Agoura Hills! 

Catalyst Education is a new middle school (CATALYST LEARNING HUBS) located in Agoura Hills and provides an engaging and humane approach to K-8 education. Their mission at Catalyst is to help children develop into self-directed learners and autonomous problem solvers. They strive to facilitate each child’s quest to create meaning in a complex and evolving world.
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11/14/2019 - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - YOLO East Apartments

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Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for YOLO East Apartments in Thousand Oaks! 

YOLO East Apartments a modern and timeless luxury living community with 45-unit condo-quality apartments. YOLO East condo-quality apartment homes have a welcoming layout with raised ceilings and great rooms that allow you to entertain, retreat, relax and indulge. The community also features a courtyard gathering area with resort-style fire pits for entertaining, a sparkling pool and community room and gym for all to enjoy.
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DANGER: USE AND EXCLUSIVE USE CLAUSES IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE LEASES

Pay attention to how your use clause is written in your lease.  If you don’t, it could come back to haunt you and cost you in many ways. 

Although all tenants need to pay attention to this and make sure the use clause is written correctly, retail tenants need to do this the most.  Imagine you are a retail tenant and you sell a food item, for instance, coffee, as part of your menu.  How do you make sure you always have the right to sell coffee under the terms of your lease?  It’s not as simple as it sounds.  And what if you don’t want other tenants to have the right to sell coffee?  This is where the exclusive use clause comes in.

It is my opinion that a tenant should have a broad use clause.  Example:  “Tenant shall have the right to sell food products”.  That way, the tenant has the right to pretty much sell any type of food product.  But for a landlord, it would be better to limit the use clause to something like “ Tenant shall only have the right to sell coffee and coffee-related drinks”.   In practice, savvy landlords and tenants end up writing the use clause somewhere in between the aforementioned two options.

The exclusive use clause is different than the usual use clause and adds to it in that it should prohibit or severely limit another tenant from selling your main product.  But again, how the exclusive clause is written is of paramount importance.  Example:  “Tenant shall have the exclusive right to sell coffee at the Project” and it might add “except for up to 10% of another’s tenant’s gross income” or something like that with more details for clarification.

The above examples are for retail tenants but the same principle holds true for office, industrial or other types of leases also.  If these clauses aren’t written just right you can have a legal battle on your hands and if the clauses weren’t crafted correctly you probably won’t win the battle so I urge great caution.

I have written and studied thousands of use clauses and make it a priority for my clients to do it right.

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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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 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