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

Synergy Business Connections | Passionate People with Personality

  • 6 June 2019
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Join us for our annual Regional Economic Forecast featuring keynote speaker Kristin Decas, CEO & Port Director for the Port of Hueneme and an economic update presentation by Dr. Matthew Fienup, Executive Director of the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) at California Lutheran University. 

Under Kristin Decas’s leadership, Port of Hueneme related activities generate $1.7 billion in annual economic impact and create more than 15,834 direct, indirect, induced and influenced jobs. Since Decas took the helm at the Port of Hueneme in 2012, the Port’s revenues have climbed over 30% and in 2017 the Port became the first in California to become Green Marine certified. Also in 2017, the Port was named Greenest US Port by the Green Shipping Summit. Ms. Decas is the current President of the California Association of Port Authorities (CAPA) representing California’s 11 deep water ports and was recently a Woman of the Year Award Recipient for Senate District 19.

Dr. Fienup teaches Statistical Methods, Macroeconomics and Environmental Economics in the school's Masters of Quantitative Economics program at Cal Lutheran. His specialties are applied econometric analysis, the economics of land use, and environmental markets. Matthew is a member of the Wall Street Journal Economic Forecasting Survey. He is also the Chair of the Fox Canyon Water Market Group and was recently chosen by Fox Canyon Groundwater Management Agency to serve as exchange administrator for an innovative, first of it's kind water market pilot program.

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  • 6 June 2019
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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.

Presenter: James Nagy

Topic: Social Media Marketing 
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. Skilled at working across operations, James builds strong, cross-functional relationships and communicates complex technical information to diverse internal and external stakeholders.
A big picture visionary, James identifies and reacts to market trends, providing disruptive strategies that go beyond IT to include sales, marketing and product portfolio management. 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. He is also Owner and Principal of the Gymboree Play & Music of Thousand Oaks franchise.
When he is not advising other business leaders, James lends his expertise to a variety of organizations. He is a Founding Member & Committee Member of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce; he serves on multiple teams and committees for the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce; he is a Founding Member of the Chicago Area DNN User Group; and he serves on the Board of Directors of the New West Symphony as the Marketing Committee Chair. In his free time, James enjoys Sci-Fi, coin collecting, traveling and wine tasting.

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  • 6 June 2019
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  • 6 June 2019
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Event date: 6/6/2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Front of the Room Speaker - Colin Patrick Doyle

Join us for our first Synergy Business Connection's meeting of the month! Colin Patrick Doyle president of the Doyle Tax Group, a local tax and accounting firm specializing in small businesses, will speak to the Synergy Business Connections networking group with his presentation "5 Tax Pitfalls Small Business Owners Need To Be Aware Of".

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  • 7 March 2019
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Event date: 6/6/2019 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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  • 19 September 2014
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06/12/2019 - Membership Hour

Do you have specific questions regarding your Chamber membership and benefits? 

Register for our one-on-one "Power Hour" and meet with the Chamber Membership Team: Heather Macaulay, Karen Nichols and Melissa Miller. We're here to answer any questions you have regarding your membership and walk you thru, in detail, all the benefits and programs available for you and your business as a Chamber member!  Guests are welcome to bring their lunch. Coffee will be provided. 

Please register at the link above to reserve your seat!

*Chamber membership is required to attend this event.

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06/19/2019 - Networking at Night Mixer

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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06/25/2019 - 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
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Learn about Facebook Pixel

Jim Nagy, Managing Director at Sprocket Websites, will be speaking about Facebook Pixel at the second meeting of June. Facebook Pixel is a piece of code that allows you to measure, optimize and build audiences for your ad campaigns on your website! Jim will explain how to measure cross-device conversions, optimize delivery to those individuals who are most likely to take action, create custom audiences from website visitors, and learn more about your website traffic. Join us for this informative marketing discussion.

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07/04/2019 - Canceled-Synergy - Networking Group

This meeting has been canceled in observance of the July 4th Independence Day holiday. 

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. Chamber members are allowed to join one networking group. 

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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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.

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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