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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Orange County
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7:15:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Rutan & Tucker, LLP • 611 Anton Boulevard, 14th Floor • Costa Mesa
Join Bruin Professionals, OC Chapter for our February meeting as BP Members Steven Bernardy and Laine Ainsworth discuss 2016 economics and financial markets.... read more
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Downtown LA
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Paul Hastings • 515 South Flower St 25th Floor • Los Angeles
Potential clients are always great referrals, but the best long-term referrals tend to be professionals who can connect us to a whole community of potential clients. Join us as we discuss our best client and professional referrals. Share with us the best people for you to meet, so that we can help you create more business.... read more
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Silicon Beach
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:45:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM

This meeting is limited to 40 people!LAbite • 12100 West Washington Blvd. • Los Angeles
Join us in Silicon Beach in February for our meeting with special guest speakers, Jordan and Adam Mendler! Jordan is a double Bruin with a Bachelors and Masters while Adam has an MBA from the Anderson School. Brothers Adam and Jordan Mendler left their corporate careers to start The Veloz Group, named after Veloz Ave., the street they grew up on. Pursuing niche business opportunities in industries that lagged technologically, The Veloz Group launched Beverly Hills Chairs and Custom Tobacco. The Veloz Group is actively pursuing new business opportunities in technology, including task management software and a tool to help users of online marketplaces. This is going to be another incredible meeting. ... read more
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Pasadena
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl • 100 Corson Street, 3rd Floor • Pasadena
Jim Picker, of Top Speed Data Communications and a Pasadena BP member - will discuss the current state of telecommunications services and how your business can improve performance, enhance network resiliency and save money! **NOTE NEW MEETING LOCATION** ... read more
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Long Beach
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 11:30:00 AM - 1:00:00 PM
Windes - Audit, Tax, Advisory • 111 West Ocean  • Long Beach
Join us for lunch on February 18th to learn how the recent crude oil price slide impacts markets near and far. Of course, we can’t have a discussion about oil without touching on the recent Porter Ranch debacle. Ralph Combs, Manager of Corporate Development for Termo Oil, will enlighten us on one of the world’s most important commodities. Termo has been producing oil in Long Beach and nationwide for over 80 years. Thursday, February 18th 11:30am – 1:00pm. Location: Windes, 111 W Ocean Blvd, 19th Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802. Lunch will be served. $15 in advance. $20 at the door. ... read more
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San Diego
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Jones Lang LaSalle • 4747 Executive Drive, Suite 400 • San Diego
Walter Philips ('81), CEO of San Diego Youth Services, has been changing the lives of troubled youth in our community for the past 30 years. Since he first worked on the streets of Southeast San Diego with gang kids in the mid 1980’s, Walter has made it his life goal to save one kid at a time from a life of destitution and despair. Throughout his career journey toward becoming the CEO of one of the leading youth serving agencies in San Diego, Walter has been recognized for his community leadership. He was awarded the honor of Social Work Student of the Year from SDSU (1985), selected as Social Worker of the Year (2002), received the Tariq Khamisa Foundation/Ghandi Award for Community Leadership (2004), awarded Most Admired CEO for Large Nonprofits by the San Diego Business Journal (2011),... read more
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Business Mixers Special Events

Feb West LA Luncheon (SaMo Host), West LA Monthly Luncheons
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $30.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
This meeting is limited to 25 people!
Come join your host chapter, Santa Monica, for a great lunch at the ulta-fantastic, upscale Brentwood Restaurant, Baltaire! We have booked our own private room in this beautiful space located on San Vincente Blvd, very close to the 405 Freeway for easy access. SPACE IS LIMITED, so please book early as this is sure to sell out. Meal Choices include, BBQ Brisket Sandwich, Butchered Burger, Jirdori Chicken Sandwich, and Eggplant Capponata Sandwich. All served with a mixed green salad. You will not be disappointed! ... read more
Baltaire • 11647 San Vicente Blvd • Los Angeles
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Long Beach + Beachside Bruins Happy Hour, Long Beach
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 5:30:00 PM - 7:30:00 PM
Beachside Bruins and Long Beach Bruins Professionals are going to do an informal Happy Hour on February 11, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:30. Join us to mix, mingle and grow your Bruin network! Location: Acapulco Inn, 5283 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803. Drink and appetizer specials for the group. Questions? Contact Allison Green at ali@greenzahn.com... read more
Acapulco Inn • 5283 E 2nd St • Long Beach
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Northern Trust Open , All BP
Thursday, February 18, 2016, 8:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM, Cost: $100.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
Join BP and UCLA Anderson Alumni Network in our luxurious corporate private villa located on the 17th hole of the Riviera Country Club Golf Course for the Northern Trust Open. Your ticket includes all day access to the golf tournament for Thursday, as well as breakfast, lunch and a hosted bar. Grab your sunglasses, Bruin colleagues, friends, significant others and enjoy a great day at the NTO! The villa opens at 8am, networking will begin at 9am. Platinum Sponsors: Bolton & Company; Finestone Partners Gold Sponsors: UCLA Anderson Alumni; Bank of the West ... read more
Riviera Country Club • 1250 Capri Drive • Pacific Palisades
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OC Basketball TV Watch Party, Orange County
Thursday, February 25, 2016, 5:30:00 PM - 9:30:00 PM, Cost: $20.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
Join the OC Chapter of Bruin Professionals & OC Bruins to watch a Pac-12 showdown between the UCLA Bruins and Cal Golden Bears at the Newport Rib Company in Costa Mesa. Network with fellow Bruins, and Enjoy a BBQ buffet, soft drinks and no-host bar. Happy hour pricing for drinks! ... read more
Newport Rib Company • 2196 Harbor Blvd • Costa Mesa
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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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