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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Beverly Hills
Tuesday, May 03, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
NSBN LLP • 1925 Century Park East • Los Angeles
You don't need to be named Hillary, Bernie, Donald or Ted (...OK, or John...) to know that healthcare is going through some dramatic changes -- and Southern California is no exception. Join Dr. Matteo Dinolfo, Medical Director of Community Practices for UCLA Health and Robbie Gluckson, Director of Community Outreach for UCLA Health's Department of Medicine as they share the strategic vision for UCLA Health's community expansion. Get the inside track -- exclusively for Bruin Professionals!... read more
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Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
Untangling The Wires- The current state of telecommunications services and how your business can improve performance, enhance network resiliency and save money. Presented by BP Glendale Chapter Member Jim Picker. Jim is a graduate of UCLA with a degree in Economics. He leveraged an illustrious career as a cook in the Treehouse and as manager of the concession stands at Pauley Pavilion in to a 30 year career as a sales leader with AT&T. His assignments with AT&T included Technical Sales Director, Director of Global Sales, leader of the SBC Global Sales Director group and Advanced Sales and Technical Certification Review Boards evaluator. Among his accomplishments were the honor of leading the sales team that opened the new sales territories in the Western United States when SBC expanded t... read more
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South Bay
Thursday, May 05, 2016, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Il Fornaio Restaurant • 1800 Rosecrans Ave. • Manhattan Beach
***New South Bay Chapter Monthly Meeting Venue*** 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: Think Tank - "Your Favorite Problem (Solved)" For this month's meeting we will be organized in table groups by 3-4 Bruins to discuss your favorite problem (Current/Past/or Future business scenario problem) and utilize the human capital of your fellow Bruin Professionals (The Think Tank), to help solve the problem. Why the word "Favorite"? Well, we are keeping th... read more
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Warner Center
Thursday, May 05, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
CohnReznick LLP • 21700 Oxnard Street • Woodland Hills
By the year 2020, half the world's employees will be millennials. Join us for this presentation by Karenjo Goodwin, Founder & CEO of Exact Staffing to learn the nuances of millennials, best communication techniques, and reward and recognition methods to provide them with career experience that promotes their unique strengths and optimizes their performance for your company and organization. About Karenjo Goodwin: Exact Staff was founded in 1996 with Karenjo’s specific vision in mind –treat each associate with dignity and respect through a company that puts integrity at the forefront - this is the cornerstone of the Exact Staff model and the reason for the company’s sustained success. Karenjo built Exact Staff with personal monies, eating oatmeal and Tater Tots the first years in orde... 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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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 hosted by Beverly Hills BP Chapter members and their Significant Others: 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 private ro... 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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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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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.

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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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