Business Network Chapter Meetings / Business Mixers

Encino 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewitt Hackman Law Firm • 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor  • Encino
Michael Preston, a certified business coach and trainer with Brian Tracy’s Focal Point, delivers a powerful introduction into the Psychology of Achievement. Successful people are those who have developed the habits of success. These primary habits are personal and attitudinal. As you develop the mental thinking habits of the most effective people, you begin to get better and better results in everything you do. Come join us as we reveal important principles and provide you with powerful techniques you can use immediately in your own lives and businesses to get the results you both desire and deserve from your business and career. Metered street parking available... read more
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Beverly Hills 
Tuesday, April 04, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce • 9400 South Santa Monica Blvd, 2nd Floor • Beverly Hills
Meeting Topic: YOU'VE BEEN HACKED! NOW WHAT? Is your business CyberPrepared? How secure is your IT? How do you know if you've been hacked? What should you do if you think you've been hacked? This presentation answers these questions and more, and will educate small business owners about their cybersecurity risk in today's digital world. Speaker: The Managing Partner of Ariento, LLC, Chris Rose served six years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) where he was the country Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Republic of Georgia, a role in which he built and maintained the USMC computer, radio, and telephone networks in the country. Chris and his team successfully protected what he built from cyber attack in a highly vulnerable cyber threat environment. Upon returning ... read more
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Glendale 
Wednesday, April 05, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You How can you guide your business without current and predictable numbers? Most financials are looking backwards, often too late to make effective adjustments. John Thrasher and Michael Curry will explain how a balanced scorecard and business metrics will help guide your business to success. John Thrasher is the founder & Managing Director of Management Resources Group, a consultancy that provides Interim CEO/COO services as well as business growth expertise & profit enhancement. John held management positions with four fortune 500 companies, as well as running six middle-market firms as CEO, COO and EVP. His resume consists of executive-level positions that include: DuPont, Ford Motor Company, Atlantic Richfield, Well Point, First Interstate Bank, Ham... read more
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South Bay 
Thursday, April 06, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Il Fornaio Restaurant • 1800 Rosecrans Ave. • Manhattan Beach

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Warner Center 
Thursday, April 06, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
CohnReznick LLP • 21700 Oxnard Street • Woodland Hills
Strategies for Replacing Stress With Joy. "Join us for a special stress reduction session led by Nicole Mixdorf, Corporate Wellness Consultant and CEO of Yoga by Nature. Discover what your personal stress triggers are and how to instantly shut off your body's stress response. You will walk away feeling inspired, armed with a blueprint for a balanced life. This is a meeting you're not going to want to miss!" ... read more
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Century City 
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles
The First 100 Days. Yep, we're doing it. Let's talk about how the new administration has affected your industry/company/life. In a respectful and safe environment, we'll share the impacts of the changes made by the current White House occupant and what the implications (good and bad) have been in our businesses. ... read more
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Orange County 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7:15:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Knobbe Martens • 2040 Main Street 1st Flr Conf. Rm. • Irvine
Identity Theft in a Social Media World With the increased global use of social media, there are more opportunities than ever to steal identities or perpetrate fraud online. Posts of your family, favorite foods, and birthday listed in your profile can give ID thieves insight into what your pin codes and passwords might be. Even more invasive, if you post that you’re out of town on vacation, you’ve opened yourself up for burglary. However, there are steps you can take to prevent ID Theft from happening such as remove your hometown from your Facebook profile and much more we will discuss on April 12th. We look forward to helping you prevent Identity Theft in a Social Media World! Liz Lequeux has been married to her Bruin class of '99 husband, David, for 9 years. Together they have 2 k... read more
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West LA Monthly Luncheons 
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM
The Wilshire Restaurant  • 2454 Wilshire Boulevard  • Santa Monica,
Come one and all to the BP Santa Monica Chapter Spring Lunch at the beautiful Wilshire Restaurant. Meal choices for Carnivores and Vegan Vegetarians alike, so we got you covered with you preferred diet! We have reserved the lovely patio for our exclusive use, so come and meet greet, and network with your fellow Bruins. We will toast Spring with a complimentary glass of bubbly! See you there!... read more
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Silicon Beach 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00:00 AM - 8:00:00 PM
TBD • TBD • TBD

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Irvine 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11:30:00 AM - 1:15:00 PM
Hall & Company • 111 Pacifica, Suite 300 • Irvine

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Long Beach 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
Windes - Audit, Tax, Advisory • 111 West Ocean  • Long Beach
Please join us for lunch, networking, and a great presentation by David Ackert, M.A. David is the President of The Ackert Advisory and a mentor to high-achieving professionals in the legal, corporate, finance, and accounting sectors. He has been published and quoted in L.A. Times, The National Review, The Daily Journal, Wall Street Journal, Voice America, Attorney at Work, The Recorder, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. David holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, Ithaca College, and University of Santa Monica, from which he earned a Master's in Psychology. He is a certified business coach, a regular keynote speaker at law firm partner retreats and trade conferences, and serves as a guest lecturer at USC's Marshall School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, and [yes!] ... read more
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Pasadena 
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl • 100 Corson Street, 3rd Floor • Pasadena

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Downtown LA 
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM
Snell & Wilmer • 350 S Grand, 31st Floor • Los Angeles

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San Diego 
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 1:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
La Costa Resort and Spa • 2100 Costa Del Mar Road  • Carlsbad
You are invited to join the San Diego Chapter of Bruin Professionals for their Spring Golf Outing at the beautiful Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, rated "Gold Medal Resort" by Golf Magazine from 2012 to 2015. We will be playing the Champions Course, home to the 2012 LPGA Kia Classic. Both courses at La Costa were recently renovated by the golf architectural firm of UCLA golf team alum and PGA Tour winner, Steve Pate! This event is open to all UCLA alumni, family, and friends. Non-Golfers are encouraged to join us for an evening mixer in Diversions Lounge around 7pm! Thursday, April 20, 2017 - $145/pp Includes green fee, cart with GPS, range balls and box lunch Tee times will begin at 1pm 6pm No-Host Reception at Diversions Lounge Location: La Costa Resort - 2100 Costa Del Mar Rd., Carlsb... read more
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Westwood 
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP • 11355 W Olympic Blvd, 10th FL, East Tower • Los Angeles

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Encino 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewitt Hackman Law Firm • 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor  • Encino

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Beverly Hills 
Tuesday, May 02, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce • 9400 South Santa Monica Blvd, 2nd Floor • Beverly Hills
Presentation Topic: THE PERILS OF PAYROLL! Payroll is an indispensable aspect of businesses, large and small, but it contains hidden risks that can affect an enterprise's profitability or very existence. What common mistakes do many employers make when it comes to paying their employees? What are the risks they face? What constitutes an employee vs an independent contractor? What payroll taxes must be paid by employees, and which by employers? Let an industry veteran give you a roadmap to avoiding the minefield that has blown many worthy companies off the rails! Our speaker, Steve Goldstein, has been helping employers solve their payroll needs since 1983. He has worked with the large and the small, both in terms of employer size and the service bureaus he has helped build. After 21 y... read more
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Glendale 
Wednesday, May 03, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale

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South Bay 
Thursday, May 04, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Il Fornaio Restaurant • 1800 Rosecrans Ave. • Manhattan Beach

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Warner Center 
Thursday, May 04, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
CohnReznick LLP • 21700 Oxnard Street • Woodland Hills

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Century City 
Tuesday, May 09, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles
Join us as Councilman Paul Kuretz visits Century City to share the latest and greatest happening in LA politics, development, and planning. ... read more
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Silicon Beach 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
LAbite • 12100 West Washington Blvd. • Los Angeles

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Irvine 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
Spaghettini • 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy • Seal Beach
BP Long Beach, OC and Irvine joint networking lunch mixer at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Please join us for some great food and networking as the Long Beach and Irvine Chapters join forces for this sure to be great event. Bring your business cards and be prepared to meet other local professionals in our Bruin community. Please RSVP/pay early - this event has a limited capacity and is first come, first-served. Hope to see you there! ... read more
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Orange County 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
Spaghettini • 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy • Seal Beach
BP Long Beach and Irvine joint networking lunch mixer at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Please join us for some great food and networking as the Long Beach and Irvine Chapters join forces for this sure to be great event. Bring your business cards and be prepared to meet other local professionals in our Bruin community. Please RSVP/pay early - this event has a limited capacity and is first come, first-served. Hope to see you there! ... read more
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Long Beach 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:30:00 AM - 1:30:00 PM
Spaghettini • 3005 Old Ranch Pkwy • Seal Beach
BP Long Beach and Irvine joint networking lunch mixer at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. Please join us for some great food and networking as the Long Beach and Irvine Chapters join forces for this sure to be great event. Bring your business cards and be prepared to meet other local professionals in our Bruin community. Please RSVP/pay early - this event has a limited capacity and is first come, first-served. Hope to see you there! ... read more
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Downtown LA 
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM
Snell & Wilmer • 350 S Grand, 31st Floor • Los Angeles

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San Diego 
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:30:00 AM
Jones Lang LaSalle • 8910 University Center Lane, Suite 100 • San Diego

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Westwood 
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP • 11355 W Olympic Blvd, 10th FL, East Tower • Los Angeles

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Lawyers 
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP • 2029 Century Park East, Suite 3500 • Los Angeles

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Encino 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewitt Hackman Law Firm • 16633 Ventura Boulevard, 11th Floor  • Encino

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Santa Monica 
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 7:15:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Feinberg, Mindel, Brandt & Kline, LLP • 12424 Wilshire Boulevard • Los Angeles

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Warner Center 
Thursday, June 01, 2017, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
CohnReznick LLP • 21700 Oxnard Street • Woodland Hills

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Century City 
Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles
Paris or LA?!!! Join us as representatives from the LA2024 Olympic Bidding process talk about the efforts LA is putting into getting the Olympics back to town and provide an update on our prospects!... read more
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Orange County 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 7:15:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Knobbe Martens • 2040 Main Street 1st Flr Conf. Rm. • Irvine

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Lawyers 
Thursday, July 20, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP • 2029 Century Park East, Suite 3500 • Los Angeles

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Lawyers 
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP • 2029 Century Park East, Suite 3500 • Los Angeles

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Lawyers 
Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP • 2029 Century Park East, Suite 3500 • Los Angeles

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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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