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Business Network Chapter Meetings

Long Beach
Thursday, September 01, 2016, 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Hotel Maya  • 700 Queensway Drive • Long Beach
In lieu of our August meeting, join us for a joint mixer with the South Bay chapter at Hotel Maya - Esplanade area (down the road from the Queen Mary). Appetizers and a no-host bar! Sure to be a great time, and opportunity to mix and mingle with Bruins of another BP chapter! Free parking on site. ... read more
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South Bay
Thursday, September 01, 2016, 6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Hotel Maya  • 700 Queensway Drive • Long Beach
In lieu of our regular meeting, join us for a joint mixer with the Long Beach chapter at Hotel Maya - Esplanade area. Appetizers and a no-host bar! Sure to be a great time, and opportunity to mix and mingle with Bruins of another BP chapter! Free parking on site. ... read more
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Beverly Hills
Tuesday, September 06, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
NSBN LLP • 1925 Century Park East • Los Angeles
In the course of a fact-filled, interactive presentation, highly regarded Mediator, Arbitrator, Law School Professor, Author -- and, not to mention, longtime BP Member -- Len Levy will share his unique approach to negotiations and getting a client to "yes." It's the "Art of the Deal" from an alternative perspective -- in which preparation, negotiating skills and concerns for the other party trump self-interest. Be sure to RSVP early for this practical guide to enhancing your business acumen and success! ... read more
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Glendale
Wednesday, September 07, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP • 655 North Central Avenue • Glendale
The Cost of a Cyber Breach: Presented by Knight Insurance Services All businesses are entrusted with confidential information provided by employees and customers. This information can run the gamut from consumer credit card data and social security numbers to employment and healthcare information. A failure to adequately protect this information can result in significant liability and costs to businesses; much of which is a result of the complex web of federal and state regulation addressing data security and privacy. This seminar will address the key data security exposures faced by businesses, the existing legal and regulatory framework, and essential steps businesses can take to minimize their exposure to a data breach. Guest Speaker: Manuel Hamme: Account Executive of Knight I... read more
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Warner Center
Thursday, September 08, 2016, 7:00:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
CohnReznick LLP • 21700 Oxnard Street • Woodland Hills
Not long ago, "gadgets and gizmos" was a geeky way to say "play toys and distractions." But today's gadgets are an indispensable part of our digital lives. With most every professional now carrying one or two smart phones, a tablet, a laptop and bevy of supporting devices - managing and leveraging these devices can seem overwhelming. This fun, fast-moving session explores the latest technology products and trends – from mobile and wearables to the cloud and "Internet of Things." Everyone will come away with a wish list of items they will want to follow up on. About David: David Cieslak is a Principal with Arxis Technology, Inc., a computer consulting firm with offices in Southern California, Chicago and Phoenix. He specializes in cloud computing, mid-market ERP accounting software, inf... read more
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Century City
Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 7:30:00 AM - 9:00:00 AM
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger • 1900 Avenue of the Stars, 21st Fl • Los Angeles
Ever wonder what it's like to be on the floor at one of the political conventions? Or roaming the streets as the various attendees/protestors/supporters fight for airtime? We'll be having a candid discussion with a couple of folks who attended this year's conventions, including Barbi Appelquist (DNC attendee) and Michele Vanger (commissioned by Twitter to document both conventions). Should be a riveting conversation - not to be missed! Reminder - for less expensive parking, please park at the Century City mall and walk over...... read more
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Business Mixers Special Events

Cocktail Reception with Ryan Hollins, Glendale
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 PM, Cost: $25.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
Join us for an evening of networking, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and a discussion with UCLA legend and Pasadena native Ryan Hollins! Ryan will share his thoughts on his time as a UCLA athlete and what UCLA means to him, including: Highlights from his time as an integral part of the UCLA basketball team from 2002-2006, His experience on the UCLA track and field team as a leading high jumper. What UCLA meant to him growing up in Pasadena How his time at UCLA has prepared him for his professional basketball career, His thoughts on the state of college and pro basketball today. ... read more
Glen Arden Club • 357 Arden Ave. • Glendale
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New Member Training Glendale , All BP
Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 4:00:00 PM - 5:00:00 PM
New members (in BP 12 months or less) are welcome to attend this new member training as a member benefit for free! They would also recieve free admission to the Glendale mixer after. If you are not a new member, you are still welcome to join, but you must also pay for the mixer afterwards. Questions? Email Katherine at admin@bruinprofessionals.com to see if you qualify for the free training portion. ... read more
Glen Arden Club • 357 Arden Ave. • Glendale
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New Member Training LB/SoBay, All BP
Thursday, September 01, 2016, 5:00:00 PM - 6:00:00 PM
New members (in BP 12 months or less) are welcome to attend this new member training as a member benefit for free! They would also recieve free admission to the Long Beach + South Bay joint mixer after. If you are not a new member, you are still welcome to join, but you must also pay for the mixer afterwards. Questions? Email Katherine at admin@bruinprofessionals.com to see if you qualify for the free training portion. ... read more
Hotel Maya  • 700 Queensway Drive • Long Beach
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Sept. West LA Luncheon (CCHost), West LA Monthly Luncheons
Thursday, September 08, 2016, 12:00:00 PM - 1:30:00 PM, Cost: $25.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
Join us as Century City Chapter hosts the September Westside Luncheon. APPETIZER -Burrata -Italian Baked Ham -Eggplant Caponata MAIN COURSE(Choose one when registering) - Pizza Pomodoro Biologico e Mozzarella (Organic Tomato, Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, Fresh Basil) -Homemade Orecchiette with saffron, pork Luganega sausage and fresh fennel -Prosciutto e Melone - Prosciutto Crudo di Parma and Seasonal Melon -Burrata e Pesche - Burrata and Peach Salad with Kale, Radicchio, Hazelnuts, Red Radish, Cherry Tomatoes, Mint -Trofie al Pesto - Pasta with Homemade Genovese Basil Pesto, Potatoes, String Beans DESSERT:Mini Tiramisu BEVERAGE: Soda Water, Iced Tea, Coke, Sprite, Lemonade. ... read more
Obica Mozzarella Bar • Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd • Los Angeles
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Summer & Sangria Mixer, All BP
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM, Cost: $25.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
Summer & Sangria mixer is back by popular demand! Join us for for an evening of homemade sangria and great Bruin community. Address provided upon registration - email admin@bruinprofessionals.com if you don't receive the address within 2 days. ... read more
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Launch Party, Irvine
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:30:00 PM - 8:30:00 PM, Cost: $10.00
Payments are final once submitted. No Refunds!
Join us at Del Frisco's in the beautiful Irvine Spectrum Center as we launch our 16th Regional Chapter, and second greater OC chapter! Heavy appetizers will be provided with a no-host bar. Come network with other Bruins, and join in the festivities celebrating our new lunch hour chapter. $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Thank you to our Sponsors: Hall & Company; Knobbe, Martens Intellectual Property Law; Murtaugh, Meyer, Nelson & Treglia LLP (MMNT), Attorneys. ... read more
Del Frisco's Grille • 772 Spectrum Center Dr. • Irvine
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Happy Hour with Young Alumni Professionals, All BP
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
Happy Hour with Young Alumni Professionals (YAP) and Bruin Pros! Wednesday, Oct. 19 | 7-9 p.m. | WURSTKUCHE (Venice) Not a morning person, or are you a younger alum looking for some Bruin networking? Join BP & UCLA YAP for this highly sought-after joint networking opportunity for younger UCLA Alumni at Wurstkuche. Gourmet sausages, craft beers, UCLA Bruins... can't get much better than this! ... read more
Wurstküche • 625 Lincoln Blvd. • Venice
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BP Thanks
All Our Chapter Meeting Sponsors:

Jonathan Schreter, Executive VP
JSchreter@boltonco.com
(626)535-1408


Michael Anderson, Vice President | Registered Principal
Michael.Anderson@RaymondJames.com
(310) 432-7018


Jonathan Schreter, Los Angeles Chapter President
JSchreter@BoltonCo.com


Debra Gentz, Vice President, Sr Relationship Manager
Debra.Gentz@BankoftheWest.com
(818) 456-8045
& Rod Ponce, Financial Services Officer
Rodnell.Ponce@BankoftheWest.com
(310) 393-705


Robert A. Green, Partner
rgreen@lrrc.com
(626) 683-4514


BECOMING A BP MEMBER

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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