Business Network Chapter Meetings

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewitt Hackman Law Firm • 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor  • Encino

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Beverly Hills
Tuesday, June 02, 2015, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP • 9401 Wilshire Boulevard, 9th Floor • Beverly Hills

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Wednesday, June 03, 2015, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Christie, Parker & Hale LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
Aaron Weiner, CCIM, CPM, LEED AP, Senior Vice President of Bailes & Associates, Inc. and San San Lee, Principal of Law Offices of San San Lee will be presenting "THE COMMERCIAL LEASE JUNGLE - What You Don't See Can Hurt You". Their presentation will focus on a few key lease items, particularly from tenant perspective, which on the surface seem "innocuous," and "boiler-plate," but which have potential adverse consequences for tenants if not negotiated carefully. Aaron Weiner is a Senior Vice President with Bailes & Associates, the oldest original tenant representation real estate brokerage in Los Angeles. Aaron is a 35 year veteran of the commercial real estate industry; his experience includes 20 years in commercial property management so he really understands the needs and concerns o... read more
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South Bay
Thursday, June 04, 2015, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Marmalade Cafe • 2014 Park Place • El Segundo
TOPIC: Inside the Mind of a Business Owner What do a confessor, defense attorney, and business coach have in common? Turns out, it is plenty! Just like a rabbi or priest, a business coach gets a unique look into the minds of business owners - confidentially, of course. As a trusted confidante and advisor, a business coach is privy to the true needs, wants, and desires of small business owners before anyone else. Hear Jackie Nagel, business coach and strategist, share today's top challenges that cause you, as a business owner, the greatest angst - and what you can do to help move your business forward. Jackie Nagel is President of Synnovatia, a small business performance firm that offers a pioneering approach to growing people and business. With a strong emphasis on customizing busin... read more
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Wine Mixer , San Diego
Saturday, June 06, 2015, 4:00:00 PM - 6:30:00 PM
Please join Bruin Professionals and UCLA Network of San Diego for a tasting of 5 wines paired with cheese and charcuterie at Domaine Artefact in Escondido on Saturday, June 6. Owned by UCLA alumni Lynn LaChapelle ('81) and her husband Mark ('80), Domaine Artefact is a culmination and integration of their passion for wine, food, family and nature. Enjoy premier Rhone wines in a warm, welcoming environment as you stroll through native plantings, olive orchards and organic gardens. Nestled in a valley high above San Pasqual, Domaine Artefact has a rich history of culture and cultivation. RSVP or Questions? Please contact Monica Lee at read more
Domaine Artefact • 15404 Highland Valley Road • Escondido
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Metro West LA June Lunch, Westwood
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $25.00
Join the Metro West LA chapters at our June lunch meeting at Upper West. Entree options are as follows, please select one when you register. Main Course (choice of one) UPPER WEST BURGER house ground dry aged beef blend / arugula / balsamic-walla walla onion marmalade / pasilla goat cheese spread / toasted brioche / served with pomme frites SEARED AHI TUNA SANDWICH wasabi-cilantro mayo mixed greens / mint-chile vinaigrette / toasted focaccia MAC & CHEESE asiago / goat cheese / irish white cheddar / mozzarella / tarragon / parmesan CHICKEN TAWOOK tawook marinated kabobs / garbanzo / snap peas / tomato-red pepper relish Dessert BRIOCHE BREAD PUDDING rye whiskey caramel / crme anglaise / oxnard strawberries Beverages sodas, ice tea, lemonade, coffees ... read more
Upper West • 3321 Pico Blvd. • Santa Monica
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Cocktail Reception with UCLA Legend Jamaal Wilkes, Glendale
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 5:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM
Memoirs of the Original Smooth as Silk Join us for an evening of networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a discussion with UCLA legend Jamaal Wilkes. Jamaal will share some of the highlights of his most recent book, Memoirs of the Original Smooth as Silk, including: - Important lessons he learned playing under Coach John Wooden at UCLA - An inside perspective on transitioning from high school basketball to college, then college to the NBA - What it was like playing with other great players including Bill Walton, Rick Barry, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson - Stories from his amazing career: the 88-game winning streak at UCLA, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA Championships, Hall of Fame induction and much more - His thoughts on the state of college and pro basketball today - Life af... read more
Christie, Parker & Hale LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
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July 2015 Happy Hour w/ Congressman Alan Lowenthal, Long Beach
Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 5:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM, Cost: $15.00
Mix and mingle with UCLA Bruin Professionals (BP) at a gorgeous venue within the Long Beach Marina. In response to popular demand for more Long Beach Area UCLA activities, we are delighted to invite you to a Bruin social and business networking event. Enhance your professional contact list while meeting new and old friends. Hear Bruin news and learn local business/political updates from our special guest. $15 with advance RSVP | $20 at the door. Heavy appetizers included. No host bar. Business casual attire. BP membership is not required. Questions? Email us: ... read more
The Boathouse on the Bay • 190 N Marina Dr. • Long Beach
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