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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewitt Hackman Law Firm • 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor  • Encino
Learn the answers to your questions: ? Will Social Security be there for me? ? How much can I expect to receive? ? When should I apply for SocialSecurity? ? How can I maximize my benefits? ? Will Social Security be enough to live on in retirement?... read more
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Wednesday, June 01, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
Kevin Dykes and Brian Chou will provide a presentation that is centered around the idea of How to Know, Like, Trust and Refer Better. Their key ideas are that being likeable and being generous are key attributes in being a successful networker. They will discuss the “why” behind this and some of the preconceived notions and ideas that stop us from becoming fully engaged. Kevin Dykes is a specialist in the fields of Life Insurance and Disability Income Protection and has an emphasis in working with businesses. He is associated with Capstone Partners in Newport Beach and has a dozen years of experience in the financial services industry. As a graduate of Boston College Kevin was a Double Eagle obtaining a B.A. in English and a Master of Science in Finance. Raised in Orange County Kevin n... read more
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South Bay
Thursday, June 02, 2016, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Il Fornaio Restaurant • 1800 Rosecrans Ave. • Manhattan Beach
**Register & pay in advance. Cost is $20 at the door.**... read more
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Warner Center
Thursday, June 02, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
CohnReznick LLP • 21700 Oxnard Street • Woodland Hills

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Beverly Hills
Tuesday, June 07, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
NSBN LLP • 1925 Century Park East • Los Angeles
The Beverly Hills Chapter of Bruin Professionals is proud to present Dion Rottman from UCLA's award-winning People Animal Connection program, along with his assistant Finn (a Pyrenees/Lab mix). First begun in 1994, the People Animal Connection (PAC) uses specially-trained therapy dogs to visit severely ill patients at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and other UCLA heath facilities to enhance their physical and emotional well-being. Based on research studies of Animal-Assisted Therapy which document physiological benefits such as decreased blood pressure and accelerated recovery times, the PAC utilizes the unconditional love and empathy from its trained animal assistants to provide comfort and care to critically ill patients. The PAC has conducted more than 120,000 in-patient visit... read more
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Orange County
Wednesday, June 08, 2016, 7:15:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Rutan & Tucker, LLP • 611 Anton Boulevard, 14th Floor • Costa Mesa
Join us for our OC June meeting as we highlight some BP members, and have a great discussion about pertinent topics that affect your life and business including: Investments, Patent & Trademark Law, and Real Estate Law! ... read more
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Business Mixers Special Events

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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Wine Wednesday Mixer , Orange County
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5:30:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM, Cost: $20.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
This meeting is limited to 60 people!
Vino, appetizers and great company... do you have any better plans for your Wednesday evening? Celebrate Wine Wednesday with your favorite Bruin Professionals and colleagues at Il Fornaio. Hurry and register today, limited spots are available! Questions? Contact Matt Sumrow at msumrow@sumrowlaw.com. ... read more
Il Fornaio • 18051 Von Karman Avenue • Irvine
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BP Thanks
All Our Chapter Meeting Sponsors:

Jonathan Schreter, Executive VP

Michael Anderson, Vice President | Registered Principal
(310) 432-7018

Jonathan Schreter, Los Angeles Chapter President

Debra Gentz, Vice President, Sr Relationship Manager
(818) 456-8045
& Rod Ponce, Financial Services Officer
(310) 393-705

Robert A. Green, Partner
(626) 683-4514


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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