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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Glendale
Wednesday, September 02, 2015, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Christie, Parker & Hale LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
Please join us for an engaging discussion with Chris Myers, President and CEO of Citizens business bank, who will lead a discussion on the present status of the banking industry and the current interest rate environment. Chris Myers joined Citizens Business Bank on August 1, 2006 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Citizens Business Bank is the 11th largest bank headquartered in California with approximately $7.7 billion in assets and 47 business financial centers. The holding company for Citizens Business Bank is CVB Financial Corp. which trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol ‘CVBF’. The company has produced positive earnings in 153 consecutive quarters and paid a cash dividend in 103 consecutive quarters. In August 2015, CVBF was ranked as the 5th highest performing... read more
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South Bay
Thursday, September 03, 2015, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Marmalade Cafe • 2014 Park Place • El Segundo
How many places in the world can you be a business professional and live/work by the beach? This month we will celebrate this theme with our "Endless Summer" meeting. At last you can blend the two together in our meeting and wear your flip-flops, sandals, nice Hawaiian shirt, summer hat, or whatever creative blend you can think of (Have fun with this, but keep in mind it is still a PROFESSIONAL meeting...error to being more professional. I will be wearing a suit with a Hawaiian tie and sandals, for example). The Networking Topic will be to share your 2015 Summer Professional Success Story (or project/case your are working on) AND a special summer beach experience or summer trip (recent or past). Leave the surfboards at home, but if you have some pictures to share, please bring them. Welcom... read more
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Warner Center
Thursday, September 03, 2015, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
CohnReznick LLP • 21700 Oxnard Street • Woodland Hills
Bring a prop that tells us about your business/services and your value added (i.e. What is your end game). Use your prop to tell a story about how you help your clients. Be creative!! Be memorable!! All is acceptable. ... read more
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Century City
Tuesday, September 08, 2015, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles

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Business Mixers Special Events

West LA Summer Sangria Mixer, Beverly Hills
Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 AM, Cost: $25.00
Join BP at our Annual Summer & Sangria mixer in West LA. Great homemade sangria + yummy full dinner provided + Bruin Community = a fantastic and memorable evening! This is at a private residence in Brentwood, near Kenter and Sunset Blvd. Please email admin@bruinprofessionals.com for the exact address after registering. Cost is $25 in advance, and $35 at the door. Sangria & full dinner included in your ticket! ... read more
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Silicon Beach Launch Party, Silicon Beach
Thursday, October 01, 2015, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Cost: $20.00
Join Bruin Professionals as we launch our 16th Chapter in Silicon Beach! Come for an evening of great conversations, business opportunity exploration and community with your fellow UCLA Bruins. Don’t forget to bring your business card! Cost: $20 in advance | $25 at the door. ... read more
Tony P's Dockside Grill • 4445 Admiralty Way • Marina Del Rey
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Metro West LA October Lunch, Westwood
Thursday, October 08, 2015, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $25.00
Join us for our Westwood Hosted Metro West LA lunch meeting with special guest speaker, and BP member Geoff Berlin! ... read more
Upper West • 3321 Pico Blvd. • Santa Monica
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Rose Bowl TV Watch Party, Westwood
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:30:00 PM - 10:00:00 PM, Cost: $35.00
Football season is back, and Bruin Professionals is hosting its Annual Rose Bowl Watch Party! Watch the Pac12 grudge match between the UCLA Bruins and Stanford Cardinal on October 15th. Enjoy the game on the big screen at the Rose Bowl with 350+ of your closest Bruin colleagues, friends and family. Men, women and children of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations are welcome! Full dinner buffet catered by Wolfgang Puck. Full no-host bar available. Questions: email admin@bruinprofessionals.com... read more
Rose Bowl • 1001 Rose Bowl Drive  • Pasadena
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BECOMING A BP MEMBER

To qualify to become a BP Member, candidates must be seasoned professionals who are well established in a business, which may be reflected by a minimum of five (5) years of experience in your profession. The candidate must maintain an active UCLA Alumni Association Annual or Life Membership and demonstrate a strong affiliation with UCLA, which may be reflected by having obtained a degree from the University, attended UCLA for a minimum of two (2) years full-time, completed a professional certification through UCLA Extension or other University entities that are consistent with BP's mission, served as a faculty or staff member at the University, and/or being actively engaged with the University and its mission. The BP Membership Committee reviews all applications, and may decline membership to any applicant, who, in the Committee's discretion, may not benefit from participation in BP and may not benefit BP by being a member. Further, BP Members must complete their personal BP Professional Profile and post a compliant professional portrait on the BP website.

Mission Statement

The mission of Bruin Professionals ('BP') is to assemble a diverse group of UCLA Alumni who are well established in a profession or business and are willing to make a commitment to attend BP meetings. BP Members will have the opportunity through an organized format to develop relationships and expand their business activities by sharing referrals, resources, information, ideas and advice. BP will develop Bruin synergy and establish a venue through which Professional Alumni can become actively associated with UCLA and promote new business leads.

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