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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Beverly Hills
Tuesday, December 01, 2015, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
NSBN LLP • 9454 Wilshire Boulevard • Beverly Hills
SHADES OF IRON MAN IN THE WORKPLACE: NICK DEGNAN, EQUIPOIS, LLC The Beverly Hills Chapter of Bruin Professionals is proud to present a slice of 21st Century reality practically ripped from the pages of a Marvel comic book: Nick Degnan from Equipois LLC. A graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management with engineering degrees from U.C. Davis, Mr. Degnan serves as Regional Manager of Equipois LLC, a human augmentation company that brings Iron Man-like capalities to the workplace. Building on technologies pioneered in the film industry, Equipois produces industrial support equipment, called zeroG, that allows workers to effortlessly wield tools that would otherwise require super-human strength. The company has also launched a line of human arm support products called x-Ar, which... read more
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Christie, Parker & Hale LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
Get more traction from your Internet marketing or… nothing happens until someone sells something. How well is your business coping with the changing Internet to get leads? Do headlines like these make you uncomfortable about your marketing? · “This year, mobile phone users spend close to three hours (on the web), more time than they spend on laptops.” · “67% of surveyed B2B companies reported marketing content a top three or high priority within their overall 2015 marketing strategy”. · “Google Search now heavily favors mobile websites”. Tom Reynolds will provide an introductory look at Internet marketing and provide insights into: · Where is Internet technology/marketing going? · What are good Internet marketing practices? · How can we strengthen our brand get more leads Your tak... read more
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South Bay
Thursday, December 03, 2015, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Marmalade Cafe • 2014 Park Place • El Segundo

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Century City
Tuesday, December 08, 2015, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles
The focus of our session will be on getting a head start for 2016. We will spend a little time and energy on some strategic ideas, and have some tactical actions for our business development efforts. The goal will be to leave with excitement for 2016 and the peace of mind to enjoy the holiday season in 2015. Nitya Kirat After an initial career developing pharmaceutical drug processes, Nitya has worked in sales and consulting roles for the past 15 years. He has developed and delivered sales, service, and leadership coaching programs for clients such as PIMCO, Google, MetLife, Nest, Allianz Global Investors, and Loeb & Loeb. Nitya brings a unique cultural background having lived and worked in several parts of the World including Singapore, India, Tanzania and Belgium. The ability to conne... read more
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Downtown LA
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Paul Hastings • 515 South Flower St 25th Floor • Los Angeles
Member spotlight: Yazmin Montana. Join us as we get to know one of our newest members! Yazmin Montana is a real estate professional with over 16 years experience in the Los Angeles market. During the economic recession real estate crash of 2008, Yazmin specialized in bank owned properties ("REO’s") and short sales for the investor "fix and flip" market. As an expert in Los Angeles neighborhoods with a keen eye on market values Yazmin has been able to build her client’s real estate wealth. In addition, Yazmin has also focused in helping first time home buyers find a home below the median-price range with as little as 3.5% down using government insured home loans or city programs. Yazmin believes in the “American Dream” of home ownership and is passionate about empowering her clients in ful... read more
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San Francisco
Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Cooley LLP • 101 California Street • San Francisco

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Business Mixers Special Events

Valley Holiday Party , Public Announcements
Monday, December 07, 2015, 5:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM, Cost: $5.00 for Members; $20.00 for Non-Members
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Get in the Holiday Spirit! Let’s welcome the Season with a BP Holiday Party on Monday, December 7th at 5:30 P.M. at the Encino home of Linda & Judd Swarzman. A Stonefire Grill catered dinner is the fare, with drinks and good cheer for all to share. Advance reservations by December 1st only $5.00 per person; $10.00 after December 1st. Save the date, sign up online, and come on time. Hosted and subsidized by Encino, Warner Center and Westlake BP Chapters. Celebrate the Holidays in True Bruin Spirit, with lots of Fun and Cheer. Good Food and Laughter, let’s Toast to Another Great Year. Bring your Spouses and Colleagues on this Joyous Night. Bruin Commerce, Camaraderie and Community, 2016 sure Looks Bright! Email for exact address location after r... read more
Encino Private Residence • TBD • Encino
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OC Annual Holiday Luncheon, Orange County
Wednesday, December 09, 2015, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $30.00
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Get into the holiday spirit with your fellow Bruins, as we celebrate all that 2015 was, and all that 2016 can and will be. Cheers to more Bruin commerce, camaraderie and community! Wednesday, December 9th 12-1:30pm ******************* Onotria Restaurant 2831 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa, CA 92626 ******************* $30 per person Free self-parking Register at: ... read more
Onotria Restaurant •  2831 Bristol Street •  Costa Mesa
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Metro West LA December Lunch, Century City
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $20.00 for Members; $30.00 for Non-Members
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Join us for our last monthly lunch of the year!!! Century City hosts at Obica Mozzarella Bar! We welcome all BP members and guests to join us for this AWESOME (and delicious) 3- course lunch... and, as if that's not enough, you will also be able to network with Bruins from all kinds of interesting backgrounds. Hope to see you there! Here are the main course menu options, please choose one: - Pizza Pomodoro Biologico e Mozzarella (Organic Tomato, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, Fresh Basil) - Rigatoni with Homemade Beef Ragu, Herbs and Parmigiano Reggiano - Mozzarella DI Bufala Campana DOP with Prosciutto di Parma and fresh baked Focaccina - Bresaola Carpaccio (Cured Beef with Wild Arugula, Shaved Parmigiano Reggiano) - Pollo Ruspante Salad (Free-Range Chicken with Baby Spinach, ... read more
Obica Mozzarella Bar • Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd • Los Angeles
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San Diego December Golf Event, San Diego
Friday, December 11, 2015, 10:30:00 AM - 8:00:00 PM
The San Diego Chapter of Bruin Professionals is hosting their 5th Annual Holiday Golf Outing at the beautiful Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Carlsbad on Friday, December 11th. Aviara is the home of the LPGA Tour Kia Classic and the #1 golf resort in San Diego according to the readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The event is open to all UCLA alumni as well as their family and friends, and players of all skill levels are welcome. So come out and celebrate the holidays with fellow UCLA Bruins, and if you can't make the golf, join us in the Park Hyatt Resort Lobby Lounge Library & Terrace for the post tournament party beginning at 5pm (this is up at the hotel, not at the golf course). Date/Time/Cost: Friday, December 11, 2015 10:30am registration 11:30am shotgun start Golf & Recep... read more
Aviara Golf Club, Carlsbad • 7447 Batiquitos Drive • Carlsbad
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All Chapter Holiday Party, Public Announcements
Monday, December 14, 2015, 5:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM, Cost: $30.00 for Members; $35.00 for Non-Members
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Join Bruin Professionals at THE Holiday party of the season at the luxurious Stardust Rooftop at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. All is merry and bright when Bruins celebrate the holidays, and foster Bruin community from one of the most beautiful rooftop views in all of West Los Angeles. Heavy hors d'oeuvres included, no-host cash bar. BP Members (in advance): $30 Non-Members (in advance): $35 At the Door: $40 Questions? Email read more
The Beverly Hilton Hotel  • 9876 Wilshire Boulevard • Beverly Hills
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