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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management - Westlake • 2815 Townsgate Road • Westlake Village
No charge to attend the meeting. Breakfast buffet generously sponsored by our host. Join us for our third morning meeting in 2016 on our new day... 2nd Tuesdays. PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW MEETING DAY - 2ND TUESDAYS. Start off with Spencer Miller's expertly roasted coffee and light breakfast buffet, free of charge. Mix and mingle with fellow BP Westlake members and guests, then sit down for what is sure to be an engaging meeting of professionals in the Conejo Valley! "Building out your Network" Building on last month's topic, where you spend your time networking, this month we focus on what professions best serve your business. In this lively discussion, we'll explore each member's top 3 referral sources as we look to expand our chapter's professional make up. Please come ready to discus... read more
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Century City
Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles
Rethinking Next and Creating New Futures: We often complain that our organizations don't want to change, as well as change happening faster and faster. Please join us as we host Dr. Gigi Johnson (UCLA Anderson MBA '88) will share 3 ways to shake up change in our technology-enriched worlds, and share work she currently is doing in music and education in organizational change. Dr. Johnson, as Executive Director of the Maremel Institute, explores how technology shifts are changing how we engage with each other — directly in how we work together in groups and as individuals, or as whole systems change in media, creative industries, and education. She speaks frequently at conferences on the social impact of technology and how we can rethink its impacts on our daily lives, work, creativity, a... read more
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Orange County
Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:15:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Rutan & Tucker, LLP • 611 Anton Boulevard, 14th Floor • Costa Mesa
Please join Chis Jennings as he leads a discussion on how to make the most of the relationships you have already built. Learn how to have consistently productive conversations with your customers and other strategic partners. Find out what to say, how to deliver it with confidence, and build long lasting, mutually rewarding business and personal relationships. Chris Jennings is a UCLA graduate and a 25 year veteran in sales and sales training. He has helped 1,000’s of small to medium size companies. Chris offers no nonsense, non-threatening sales approaches that are sure to offer a welcome and refreshing alternative to the old worn out typical pushy sales tactics. His relaxed style and keen awareness of almost all sales situations help his audience and ongoing coaching clients to get... read more
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Downtown LA
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Snell & Wilmer • 350 S Grand, Suite 2600 • Los Angeles
Join us for a fun activity and get to know your fellow Bruins. Where would we be had we not chosen our current career paths? What would YOU be doing? Reminder that we have changed meeting locations and are now meeting at Snell & Wilmer, 350 S. Grand, Suite 2600.... read more
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Silicon Beach
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
LAbite • 12100 West Washington Blvd. • Los Angeles

This meeting is limited to 40 people!
Join us for our May Meeting with Howard Marks! Howard Marks is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of StartEngine, a leading equity crowdfunding platform, and also the Managing Partner of StartEngine LLC, the largest startup accelerator in Los Angeles. Marks founded StartEngine with the mission to help make Los Angeles a top tech entrepreneurial city. Marks was the founder and CEO of Acclaim Games, a publisher of online games now part of The Walt Disney Company. Before Acclaim, Marks was the co-founder of Activision and Chairman of Activision Studios from 1991 until 1997. As co-founder, former Board Member, and Executive Vice-President of video game giant Activision, he and a partner took control in 1991 and turned the ailing company into the $20B market cap video game industry lead... read more
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl • 100 Corson Street, 3rd Floor • Pasadena
Pasadena Bruin Professionals Chapter Growth Planning Meeting: This month’s meeting will be a strategic planning meeting for our chapter. Harry Redinger, MBA, Corporate Trainer and Strategic Planning Specialist, will be guiding us through the process of developing a Strategic Business Plan for the Pasadena Bruin Professionals Chapter. Our May meeting will be divided into three parts: Part One - A Review of the Strategic Business Planning Process, Part Two - Introduction to a Proposed Plan to Develop the Grater Pasadena BP Market, and Part Three - Open Discussion and Feedback, on how we can attract and support a larger and more diverse membership that is integrated into the major economic markets of the greater Pasadena area. Harry Redinger, with the Strategic Path Group, has over 27 year o... read more
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Business Mixers Special Events

May West LA Luncheon (WW Host), West LA Monthly Luncheons
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $15.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
This meeting is limited to 35 people!
Join us for the May West LA Luncheon at the new UCLA Extension - Gayley Center building in Westwood, hosted by the Westwood Chapter. Room: 121DE Max room capacity: 35 - Register and save your seat today! ... read more
UCLA Extension-Gayley Center • 1145 Gayley Ave., Room 121 • Los Angeles
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Getty Getaway & Lunch , Beverly Hills
Sunday, May 22, 2016, 9:45:00 AM - 2:00:00 PM, Cost: $20.00
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SPECIAL EVENT Open to All BP Members + Significant Others - hosted by Beverly Hills Chapter: GETTY GETAWAY & LUNCH: SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2016! Join your fellow BP members for an exclusive, personalized tour of the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, followed by a casual lunch at the Back on the Beach Cafe, which is located about four miles south on Pacific Coast Highway. All BP members welcome! Here are the event and RSVP particulars for this very special event on Sunday May 22: Getty Villa Address: The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades. There is parking on the site which costs $15 for the day. Lunch: We'll be gathering for lunch at the Back on the Beach Cafe (http://www.backonthebeachcafe.com/) at 12:00 noon, where we'll have access to a priv... read more
The Getty Villa  • 17985 Pacific Coast Highway • Malibu
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June West LA Luncheon (SaMo Host), West LA Monthly Luncheons
Thursday, June 09, 2016, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $30.00 for Members; $30.00 for Non-Members
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
This meeting is limited to 40 people!
The BP Santa Monica Chapter will be your host for the June installation of our very popular Westside Luncheon. Held at the critically acclaimed restaurant, The Wilshire, we have reserved the very beautiful Lower Patio for our exclusive use. Come join fellow BP members and guests for a delicious lunch, and great networking opportunities. Menu choices include their famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken sandwich with siracha aioli, Farro Salad with olives red onions cucumber and feta cheese, the ever classic Cheeseburger with aged cheddar cheese with fries, and a Chopped Salad with salami, asparagus cherry tomatoes and provolone. And fresh cookies for dessert! We are truly looking forward to seeing you all there! ... read more
The Wilshire Restaurant  • 2454 Wilshire Boulevard  • Santa Monica,
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Jonathan Schreter, Executive VP

Michael Anderson, Vice President | Registered Principal
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Jonathan Schreter, Los Angeles Chapter President

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& Rod Ponce, Financial Services Officer
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Robert A. Green, Partner
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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.

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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