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Business Network Chapter Meetings

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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Wednesday, February 01, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
What Goes on Behind the Curtains of a Bank in Assessing Creditworthiness? Most consumers have a relatively limited understanding of how banks assess credit worthiness of customers. Join BP Glendale as we hear a presentation from BP members Jeff Chiu of Wells Fargo, Charles Moore of Citizens Business Bank and Mark Kaeller of Union Bank to gain an understanding of how banks decide whether and how much credit to provide a prospective borrower.... read more
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South Bay
Thursday, February 02, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Il Fornaio Restaurant • 1800 Rosecrans Ave. • Manhattan Beach

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Warner Center
Thursday, February 02, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
CohnReznick LLP • 21700 Oxnard Street • Woodland Hills

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Friday, February 03, 2017, 8:00:00 AM - 10:00:00 AM
Cronies Sports Grill • 5687 Kanan Rd. • Agoura Hills
Join us for a planning meeting with Conejo Valley Bruins! ... read more
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Beverly Hills
Tuesday, February 07, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 PM
Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce • 9400 South Santa Monica Blvd, 2nd Floor • Beverly Hills
The Beverly Hills Chapter of Bruin Professionals is proud to present Eliot Finkel, a longtime official of the City of Beverly Hills, as our featured speaker. Mr. Finkel's topic will be "BEVERLY HILLS: AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE CITY GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT." A resident of Beverly Hills since 1982, Eliot Finkel has served as the City's Treasurer since 2005, a role which followed six years on the Public Works Commission. He is a principal of the investment advisory firm "Eliot Finkel Investment Council," founded in 1974, as well as a current candidate for the Beverly Hills City Council. Mr. Finkel received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago, a Master's in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA, and a Master's Degree in Qua... read more
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Business Mixers Special Events

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! All proceeds will go towards the BP Endowed Scholarship. Confirmed VIP Guests: Darren Cline, Michael Young, Kevin Prince & Samantha Peszek! 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 th... read more
Pauley Pavilion Club • 301 Westwood Plaza  • Los Angeles
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All Our Chapter Meeting Sponsors:

Jonathan Schreter, Executive VP

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

Debra Gentz, Vice President, Sr Relationship Manager
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& Rod Ponce, Financial Services Officer
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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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