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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Wednesday, July 06, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
Education and Finance in California, presented by Jon Primuth. Jon Primuth is a 1989 graduate of UCLA law school and is a partner in the Pasadena law firm Primuth & Driskell, LLP handling the full range of trust and estate matters. Jon was elected to the South Pasadena unified school board in November, 2015. He serves as the South Pasadena representative on the Five Star Coalition of school districts comprised of Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, La Canada, and South Pasadena school districts. He will present on selected topics in education finance in California, such as the strengths and challenges of the current statewide funding formula, local revenue sources, and the current legislative response to the issues arising out the Vergara case. ... read more
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South Bay
Thursday, July 07, 2016, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Il Fornaio Restaurant • 1800 Rosecrans Ave. • Manhattan Beach
***Thank You Sponsors: Abacus Wealth Partners & Guzman Law Group P.C.*** All BP Members and Guests, we invite you to join us at the elegant Il Fornaio Restaurant (in Manhattan Beach, on Rosecrans Ave conveniently located near the 405, free convenient parking, an exquisite warm breakfast buffet-they are bringing in a Chef early just for us, AND we have the entire restaurant all to ourselves!). RSVP at a discount now for only $12 ($20 at the door). Topic: Worst Job You Ever Had. Everyone has had a job that was not very good. Come and share with your Bruin Professional colleagues the one job that you have had that was the absolute worst, why it was so bad and what you learned from the experience. ... read more
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management - Westlake • 2815 Townsgate Road • Westlake Village

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Century City
Tuesday, July 12, 2016, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles

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Orange County
Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 7:15:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Rutan & Tucker, LLP • 611 Anton Boulevard, 14th Floor • Costa Mesa
With the outspoken Donald Trump constantly in the news as the bombastic Republican candidate for President, Ronald Knapp, Gorby 2, emerges again in the limelight as “The Guy Who Got Trump.” It was in December of 1988 that Mikhail Gorbachev, Secretary General of the Soviet Union, came to address the United Nations. Ronald Knapp went to New York for one day to do a segment on Fox TV with Gordon Elliott’s "Good Day, New York,” knocking on doors in New Jersey the same day Gorbachev was arriving. He was so successful that Fox said, "Let's hire a limo and turn him loose on New York.” Knapp was greeted on the streets of Manhattan for eighteen days as “The Guy Who Got Trump” after Fox TV’s cameras captured Trump’s encounter with him in front of Trump Tower, thinking he was Mikhail Gorbachev, ... read more
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Silicon Beach
Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
LAbite • 12100 West Washington Blvd. • Los Angeles

This meeting is limited to 30 people!
Design All the Things! Design Specialization in Game Development On a modern game development team there are many different people with the title "Designer". This talk will provide a brief overview of the different types of designers and what they contribute to making a game. What is the difference between a Systems Designer and a Level Designer? What is the difference between a Lead Designer and a Creative Director? How do all these different roles interact during game production? Brian Upton is a senior game designer at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio where he has collaborated with third-party teams on titles such as “Fat Princess”, “Warhawk”, “Sorcery”, “Escape Plan” and “Everybody Has Gone to the Rapture”. He currently is working with The Tangentlemen on their upcoming horror game “Her... read more
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Business Mixers Special Events

July 2016 - Westside Luncheon (BH Host), West LA Monthly Luncheons
Thursday, July 14, 2016, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $25.00
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Calling All Westside Bruins: The BP Beverly Hills Chapter is proud to host the JULY WESTSIDE LUNCHEON. Join us on Thursday July 14 from noon to 1:30 PM at MARIA'S KITCHEN, 10761 Pico, where for $25 you can partake of a THREE COURSE MENU that includes: Soup or Salad Choices: Chopped Italian Salad, Caesar Salad, Minestrone Soup; Appetizer Choices: Bruschetta, Bianchi Pizza; and Entrée Choices: Linguine Primavera, Chicken Picatta, Mushroom Risotto, Linguini Bolognese, along with Soft Drinks, Tea, Coffee. Valet parking is $4; a public lot and Westside Pavilion parking are nearby. This is a great venue for our event as Madelyn Alfano, the owner, is a longtime supporter of UCLA and BP. Be sure to RSVP and join your fellow Bruins for a fun time of COMMERCE, CAMARADERIE & CUISINE (oh -- and also... read more
Maria's Italian Kitchen  • 10761 W Pico Blvd. • Los Angeles
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Summer Family Picnic, All BP
Saturday, July 30, 2016, 3:30:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM, Cost: $20.00 for Members; $30.00 for Non-Members
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BP's 2nd Annual Family Picnic - Join us for some fun in the sun with your family and Bruin colleagues. Bring your own blankets, chairs, games and activities – lawn bowling, putting green, frisbee, playground and open field space for fun activities! If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please email admin@bruin professionals.com. Food will be provided, including: pizza, salad, soda pop, water, lemonade and Diddy Riese cookies. Pricing: - BP members and their spouses $20/each - Non-members $30/each - Kids under 13years old FREE (please indicate the number of kids when you register) ... read more
Roxbury Park  • 471 Roxbury Drive  • Beverly Hills
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Summer & Sangria Mixer, Beverly Hills
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM, Cost: $25.00
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Launch Party, Irvine
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM, Cost: $15.00
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Join us at the beautiful Irvine Spectrum Center as we launch our 16th Regional Chapter, and second greater OC chapter in South OC! Heavy appetizers will be provided, accompanied by great company and copious amounts of business opportunity and acumen. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. ... read more
Del Frisco's Grille • 772 Spectrum Center Dr. • 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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