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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 11:30:00 AM - 1:15:00 PM
Hall & Company • 111 Pacifica, Suite 300 • Irvine

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl • 100 Corson Street, 3rd Floor • Pasadena
Mike Anderson, EVP of Finestone Partners, independent accredited investment fiduciaries and advisors to company sponsored retirement plans, will present ‘Reaching and Creating Your Marketplace- Using Internet Radio’. While Mike is a full-time nationally recognized retirement investment advisor (and a full-time Bruin), he also produces and hosts an L.A. based internet radio program. Mike will discuss this media tool and how he has leveraged it to enhance and grow the company retirement practice.... read more
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Downtown LA
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM
Snell & Wilmer • 350 S Grand, 31st Floor • Los Angeles
New Connections for a New Year - A Networking Refresher for 2017 with Dr. Bill Saleebey President of Bruin Professionals and networking expert, Dr. Bill Saleebey, will present on best practices for networking and how to recommit to it heading into a new year. Dr. Bill Saleebey is the foremost expert on the psychological and practical aspects of business networking. He is the author of the books Connecting: Key Networking Tips for Business and Life, Connecting: Beyond the Name Tag, Sell Yourself and Study Skills for Success. He has been speaking, training and teaching on a wide variety of topics such as group dynamics and interpersonal communication since 1972. Dr. Saleebey received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Counseling from UCLA. He currently works as a ... read more
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Thursday, January 19, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP • 11355 W Olympic Blvd, 10th FL, East Tower • Los Angeles
Vox Populi - Inquiring Minds Want To Know: Please come prepared to share with your fellow BP members what you hope to gain from you membership, what type of speakers or other content you would like at meetings, and any thoughts you may have on how to refer more business between members.... read more
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San Diego
Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Jones Lang LaSalle • 8910 University Center Lane, Suite 100 • San Diego
NEW MEETING LOCATION FOR SD CHAPTER BP Our January meeting will be held on FRIDAY, JANUARY 20th AT 7:30am at the new offices of JLL located at The Aventine in UTC. Jones, Lang, LaSalle 8910 University Center Lane, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92122 Please note, the visitor parking entrance is immediately west of the Hyatt Hotel driveway. Complimentary coffee will be provided and light breakfast snacks will be available for purchase.... read more
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewitt Hackman Law Firm • 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor  • Encino
Will are privileged to have Jire Baran, CFA, Senior Vice President, Advisor Consultant, speak on the economic outlook for 2017. Jire joined Neuberger Berman in 2012 and is responsible for advisor communication and education surrounding all mutual fund, managed account, private equity and hedge fund strategies for the Los Angeles region of the Advisor Solutions Group. Prior to joining the firm, Jire was a regional vice president for the Southern California region at Fred Alger & Co. Inc. Previously, he was also a regional vice president for the Los Angeles region at AllianceBernstein, and a managed account specialist at AllianceBernstein in New York. Street Parking available. Parking in the building for a fee.... read more
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Santa Monica
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7:15:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Kline, LLP • 12424 Wilshire Boulevard • Los Angeles
Happy New Year Santa Monica!! We have yet another dynamic speaker slated for our Jan 25th meeting. Mr. Christian Fry, President of the Santa Monica Airport Association will be on hand to discuss the extremely hot topic of THE FUTURE OF SAMO AIRPORT! The City of Santa Monica wants it shut down, General Aviation says we need it for a variety of reasons, and it's not just catering to jet owners! Come hear for yourself about why the airport is critical to the region. As always, guests are welcome and we encourage you to bring one! Breakfast will be served. Don't miss this very important SAMO TOPIC. Come ready to network!... read more
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Business Mixers Special Events

January 19th Meeting, Lawyers
Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $15.00
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BPLAG is pleased to announce that our featured speaker for the Thursday, January 19 lunch meeting will be Lester Friedman, Esq. Lester is a certified specialist in Worker's Compensation, and a 1973 UCLA grad. While at UCLA he was the student-manager for the UCLA basketball team from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's senior year until Bill Walton's junior year. For the past 20 years he has been UCLA's official scorer at all home basketball games. Lester will talk to us about the lessons he's learned from working with John Wooden for so many years, and how those lessons apply to his life and his law practice. For all of you who are long-time Bruin basketball fans, this will be a rare opportunity to learn more about Coach Wooden and the many basketball players that Lester worked with during those 5 ... read more
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP • 2029 Century Park East, Suite 3500 • Los Angeles
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Member Training & February Lunch & Learn (WW Host), West LA Monthly Luncheons
Thursday, February 09, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $25.00
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DTLA February Kick-Off Party, Downtown LA
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Cost: $20.00
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Is more networking one of your 2017 resolutions? Come join the Downtown Los Angeles chapter of Bruin Professionals as we kick-off the new year with a Re-Launch Fiesta! Spend a couple of "happy hours" getting to know other Bruin professionals as you enjoy your happy hour drink and Pez Cantina's specialty tacos, ceviche, and salsa bar. Bring a friend, your UCLA spirit, and business cards! Cost: $20 in advance | $25 cash or check at the door | $7.50 Parking Validation. Walking distance from the 7th St and Pershing Square Metro Stations. ... read more
Pez Cantina • 401 S Grand Ave. • Los Angeles
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Genesis Open & Networking Breakfast, All BP
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 4:00:00 PM, Cost: $100.00
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Join Bruin Professionals at our annual networking breakfast in the Military Pavilion, which is located on the 14th hole at the Genesis Open! Your ticket includes breakfast and access to the clubhouse and tournament all day! Great value, as clubhouse only access is regularly $80, and grounds passes $35! Tiger Woods will be at the tournament, will you? Thank you to our sponsors: Bolton & Company, Empower Retirement, LA Chapter of UCLA Anderson School of Management and UCLA Bruin Professionals Parking & Shuttle Info: http://www.tigerwoodsfoundation.org/events/open/spectators Complimentary Genesis Open shuttles will run Wednesday-Sunday of tournament week from downtown Santa Monica to The Riviera Country Club. The shuttle pick-up and drop-off location is located on Wilshire Boulevard bet... read more
Riviera Country Club • 1250 Capri Drive • Pacific Palisades
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Basketball Watch Party, Orange County
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM, Cost: $20.00
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Join Bruin Professionals' Costa Mesa and Irvine Spectrum groups at our annual UCLA Basketball Watch Party! Network with other Bruins, and see our exciting, highly ranked team battle it out with the ASU Sun Devils. Enjoy a full BBQ buffet, with soft drinks and no-host bar for only $20 + Gratuity. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with tip-off at 6:00 p.m. Go Bruins! ... read more
Newport Rib Company • 2196 Harbor Blvd • Costa Mesa
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The Changing Landscape of College Admissions, All BP
Monday, February 27, 2017, 5:00:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM, Cost: $10.00
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The college admissions landscape has changed significantly in the last 30 years. Getting into college has become increasingly difficult, with new selectivity records set year after year, while the tuition expense has become increasingly prohibitive. All of this has increased stress levels for students and parents. What accounts for the changes and how do we approach the "new normal"? Independent College Counselors Julie Fulton of Mosaic College Prep and Evelyn Alexander of Magellan College Counseling will discuss the big picture of selective college admissions and how to navigate it as an applicant. They'll cover college fit, what admissions officers look for in a prospective student, merit scholarship strategies and best practices for putting your best foot forward in an application. ... read more
James West Alumni Center • 325 Westwood Plaza • Los Angeles
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UCLA Power Networking Night , All BP
Tuesday, March 07, 2017, 5:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM, Cost: $50.00
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Join BP for our UCLA Power Networking Night, where we host some of UCLA's most notable alumni, staff, coaches and athletes. This is sure to be a Powerful Networking Night that you don't want to miss! Confirmed VIP Guests: Darren Cline, Michael Young & Kevin Prince! Darren Cline was a defensive lineman and started 2 yrs while at UCLA. He is currently Managing Director at TerraCotta Group. Darren was part of the same team with Cade McNown, Danny Farmer, Skip Hicks and Kris Farris all coached by Bob Toledo. Michael Young was a UCLA wide receiver and won 1983 and 1984 Rose Bowls and 1985 Fiesta Bowl. He was drafted by the LA Rams with a 9 yr NFL career playing on the Broncos, Eagles and Chiefs. He is now SVP at the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kevin Prince, UCLA QB 2009-2011 and currently Dir... read more
Pauley Pavilion Club • 301 Westwood Plaza  • Los Angeles
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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.

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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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