Synergy Business Connections 2020
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Recorded Presentation - Part II (Ballot Propositions)

Adam Haverstock's Synergy Presentation - October 1st Meeting

Adam Haverstock, Director of Government Affairs & Tourism, will be presenting at the October 1st meeting. The topic of discussion was the 2020 State of California Ballot Propositions.

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  • 21 September 2020
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Recorded Presentation - Part I (Candidate Races)

Adam Haverstock's Synergy Presentation - September 17th Meeting

Adam Haverstock, Director of Government Affairs & Tourism, presented at the September 17th meeting. The topic of discussion was the 2020 Election Overview.

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  • 11 September 2020
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Brittney Henderson's Synergy Presentation - August 20th Meeting

Brittney Henderson, Marriage & Family Therapist, will be presenting at this week's Synergy meeting. 

Brittney is passionate about working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, addiction, complex trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, and chronic mental illness.

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  • 17 August 2020
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Frank Bettag's Synergy Presentation - August 6th Meeting

Frank Bettag, IT Specialist, will be presenting at this week's meeting. He will be presenting on how to better protect your online accounts with multi-factor authentication.


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  • 30 July 2020
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Nicole Winner's Synergy Presentation - July 2nd Meeting

Nicole Winner, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, will be presenting at this week's meeting. 

Nicole is an active member of the community and spent two terms on the board of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce. Nicole strives to show customers that she truly cares about them - about understanding their situation, their needs, their values, and their goals. She wants to help you achieve these goals using a wide range of tools and resources available at Edward Jones. She would like to help to provide the answers to your questions, and to help you make informed, financially sound decisions. 

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  • 21 June 2020
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Jeannie Oertli's Synergy Presentation - June 4th Meeting

Jeannie Oertli, Director of Catering and Events with Tastes & Tales Hospitality, will be presenting at this week's meeting. 

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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  • 2 June 2020
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Josh Damigo's Synergy Presentation - June 18th

Josh Damigo, Client Manager for Influence Ecology, will be presenting during the June 18th Synergy meeting. 

Josh's speech is entitled: “Career: Your Identity of Help”

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  • 2 June 2020
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Brian Rackohn's Synergy Presentation

Brian Rackohn CPA, of Brian Rackohn CPA, will be presenting at this week's Synergy meeting. Brian is a top-performing executive with extensive experience in finance management and accounting operations. He is highly skilled in directing internal teams to ensure adherence to established financial strategies, objectives, and regulations, driving achievement of short- and long-term revenue goals. Brian has a proven ability in evaluating existing operations and reporting to identify inefficiencies, redundancies, and risks, innovating process improvements to streamline workflow, minimize costs, and increase profitability. He is recognized for delivering exponential growth through effective team leadership, professional development, and performance enhancements. 

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  • 4 May 2020
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Shantha Mony's Presentation Postponed

Since we are not meeting until further notice, Shantha Mony, travel consultant for Luxury Destinations Concierge, will present at a future meeting. Shantha will be presenting the top ten travel safety tips to help you stay safe wherever you travel.

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  • 10 March 2020
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Eileen Gould's Synergy Presentation

Eileen Gould, the owner of Eileen Gould Design & Construction Inc, will be presenting at this week's meeting. Specializing in high-end Commercial and Residential construction, renovation and design, Eileen Gould’s unique skillset and 30+ years of experience in the field have netted her hundreds of satisfied clients (many of whom are celebrities), national media attention, and multiple industry awards, including top honors from the National Association of Business Owners.

Eileen will be speaking about Aging in Place with safety, sustainability, and beauty.

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  • 17 February 2020
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«October 2020»

10/21/2020 - Emerging Leaders Virtual Lunch MOB

Join fellow young professionals online for a Lunch MOB while enjoying lunch from a Chamber member from your phones and desktop. Attendance is free and open to all young professionals between the ages of 21 and 39. View a full list of Chamber member restaurants here.


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11/05/2020 - Virtual Education Committee Meeting

The Education Committee works to improve the future quality of your workforce by hosting valuable educational programs through local partnerships. Meetings include a presentation by featured speakers in the areas of Education, Job Training, Human Resources, Community Programs, and updates from our local partners.

The Education Committee coordinates interaction between businesses and the Conejo Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) and partners with private schools/colleges in the Conejo Valley.

This committee also leads our Teacher of the Month Program in partnership with CVUSD, where we honor educational excellence by rewarding teachers with a plaque in their name and gifts from Chamber Members. This is an opportunity for Chamber Members (you) to acknowledge our educators while also giving a brief description of your organization!

*Recipients are chosen by CVUSD*

This Month's Speaker: Michael Shanklin - Executive Director of kidSTREAM

Michael Shanklin is a native of Los Angeles and has been an integral part of kidSTREAM over the past three years, serving as an Advisor and champion of kisSTREAM. Prior to taking the helm as kidSTREAM's inaugural Executive Director, Michael serve the Explore! Children's Museum in Pasadena, CA where he led his team on a $13M capital campaign to rejuvenate the museum, significantly increasing attendance, earned revenue, and access for low to moderate income families.

He held leadership positions with The Discovery Science Place and was on the senior leadership team for the $29M expansion of the Discovery Gateway Children's Museum. Michael involves himself deeply in local and national causes, having served on the Association of Children's Museum Board, the California Association of Museums, and the Smith County Child Welfare Board. He also volunteers his time as a Rotarian and is an American Alliance of Museums Peer Reviewer for their Museum Assessment Program.

Consider attending this committee if:
-Your business is education-related.
-Your target client market is young families or educators.
-You have an interest in partnerships with education/workforce programs.

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11/06/2020 - The "Virtual" Breakfast

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce staff invites you to join us for our "Virtual" Networking Breakfast!

Your Chamber wants to hear about you and your business and have some fun. Get ready for breakout room networking at the top of the meeting! You and the other attendees will be randomly placed into breakout rooms for five minutes (8:35-8:40 AM) to get to know each other and talk business! 

As an attendee, you will also get 20 seconds to introduce yourself and share your business. Our meeting moderator will let you know when you are on deck to speak.

You are welcome to bring a guest to this event! This networking opportunity is open to all members and non-members. There is NO cost to participate. 


Participants Must Register in Advance
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Chamber Members: You must register by Thurs. 11/5 @ 1:00 PM to be included on the "Hot Sheet"

Once registered, a confirmation email containing information to join will be sent to the email provided. Should you have questions please contact: Tia Grace, 

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Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - First Thursday

Synergy Business Connections Networking Group Meeting - First Thursday

We are all trying to hold our families and our businesses together and this will be an opportunity for us to share our thoughts and advice on how to remain productive and positive.

Karen S. Smith of Personalized College Choice will be our speaker.

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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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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 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

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