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Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce

August 2011 Volume 65 No. 13

Almost Exclusive!

New Member Orientation Breakfast Hilton, Woodland Hills

Photo: Kathy Rappaport Flash Frozen photography, Inc. Newly minted members of WHTCC get their plaques at the end of the orientation presentation. Breakfast provided by the Marriott was fabulous, simply fabulous. Welcome new members! Little known fact:

The first meeting of the Tarzana Chamber of Commerce was held in 1930, in the office of EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS author of hundreds of novels, including the Tarzan series and John Carter of Mars series.

Remember, We Always Call the Chamber First!

Felicia Says: Don't forget to RSVP by noon the day before each event!

Preview of the ERB stamp to be issued August 17, 2012 by the US Postal Service. In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs published his first story, “Under the Moons of Mars,” and his first Tarzan story, “Tarzan of the Apes.” The U.S. Postal Service joins with fans around the world in celebrating the centennial of a cultural phenomenon.

Please Support Your Newsletter Sponsors Flash Frozen Photography, Inc.

California Lutheran University

Deats Design Paul Davis & Alberta Bellisario Insurance Services

Ribbon Cuttings Read more p.12.

New Members, page 7. Returning Members, page 10.


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2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DIANE DEATS Executive Vice Chair, Chair of Operations Deats Design

COLLEEN LANGFORD Immediate Past Chair (2010) Co-Chair Education Holiday Inn Woodland Hills Warner Center

STEVE HORNSTEIN, CPA Chief Financial Officer/Wine Festival Chair Hornstein Law Offices

CATHERINE da GAMA GRI, E-Pro, WCR Corporate Secretary/Co-Chair Installation Rodeo Realty ANN CARLTON BOSE Chair Government Affairs Skyline Financial BARRY S. COHN Chair Ambassadors RGEB Employee Benefits

MITCHELL DEARMAN Co-Chair Beautification Westfield Topanga and Promenade DAVID FOX Co-Chair Finance gish SEIDEN LLP

MAX HAGHIGHI, RHU CEO Chair Programs Syndicated Insurance Agency, LLC FRANCOIS KHOURY Chair Special Events(Installation) Woodland Hills Hilton SARAH LALOYAN Co-Chair Programs Monarch Village Tarzana

PAUL LAWLER Chair Membership Paul Lawler Farmers Insurance

SEAN MCCARTHY Co-Chair Government/ Chair Beautification usobituariesonline.com TRACY MYALL Co-Chair Education Premier America Credit Union KATHY RAPPAPORT Co-Chair Marketing Flash Frozen Photography, Inc DAVID N. RUBEN Co-Chair Operations Ruben & Sjolander

PAUL SHIVELY Co-Chair Education Paul Shively & Associates, Inc. ROSE GOLDWATER Historian, Past President 1978

CHAMBER STAFF

DIANA WILLIAMS, Executive Director JEN SVEJDA Director, Business Development FELICIA PAUST, Executive Assistant DEATS DESIGN, Newsletter Production

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Chamber Report Photo Kathy Rappaport Flash Frozen photography, Inc.

DAVID ASPLUND Chairman of the Board Providence Tarzana Medical Center

August 2011

Message from Diana Williams, CEO

Jen Svejda and I just celebrated our 3rd anniversary with the Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce. This has been much more than a job. It is fulfilling the need for community that sometimes gets lost living in a big city.

Sense of community is what I have known my whole life. Small towns make it a point to shop and support locally. That is, if the service you need is available locally. It was our friends and neighbors we would ask to refer us when we needed to go out of our community to find things that were not available to us locally. The reason it was so important to us to shop and support locally is because those business owners were our friends and neighbors. That’s what the community of the Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber is to

me. It is extended community and in some cases, family. My hometown Facebook page is delightful. They post the city ordinances reminders and post about supporting one another. They paint the dugouts, pull the weeds and would be more than slightly embarrassed if they were caught littering. So for three years, our staff goal has been to get you busy. Every one of your businesses, large or small, have been part of our commitment.

We have reminded you to support each other and to use the directory as your first source for all your needs. Our Connection Circles are deepening that conviction. These circles remind us that our community allows us to refer to our extended community. Leads and referrals should be top of mind. Be proud to recommend a fellow chamber member.

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OUR LEADERS!

GOLD LEADER Providence Tarzana Medical Center Warner Center Marriott SILVER LEADER Motion Picture & Television Fund

BRONZE LEADERS Westfield Topanga and Promenade Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills SUPPORTER LEADERS Holiday Inn Woodland Hills/ Warner Center Hornstein Law Offices Deats Design Hilton Woodland Hills Flash Frozen Photography

FRIEND LEADERS RGEB Employee Benefits Bel-Air Exteriors California Concierge IamFarmers~Paul Lawler Fibrenew West gishSEIDEN Monarch Village Tarzana Liberty Mutual Northrop Grumman Paul Davis and Alberta Bellisario Insurance Services Paul Shively & Associates, Inc. Poms & Associates Lockheed Federal Credit Union


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Calendar of Events Calendar

August 2011

Business Networking Luncheon Wednesday, July 20th

Business Networking Luncheon Wednesday, August 17th

Networking from 11:30 AM – Noon Luncheon from Noon - 1:15 PM Warner Center Marriott Address: 21850 Oxnard Street Self Parking Complimentary RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday. Walk-Ins welcome add $5 Members $25, One Time Trial Guest Price $25

Networking from 11:30 AM – Noon Luncheon from Noon - 1:15 PM Holiday Inn Woodland Hills Warner Center Address: 21101 Ventura Blvd. RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday. Walk-Ins welcome add $5 Members $25, One Time Trial Guest Price $25

Rose Goldwater~Lifetime Achievement Gala Saturday, August 27th

L.A.’s Largest Mixer XIII Thursday, July 21st

Ribbon Cutting & Business Networking Mixer Wednesday, August 24th

5:00PM – 9:00PM The Shrine Auditorium Expo Center 700 W. 32nd St. L.A., CA 90007 $20 Per Person 323-230-5656 www.lamixer.com

Ribbon Cutting & Business Networking Mixer Friday, July 29th 5:00PM – 7:00PM Ribbon Cutting at 5PM Mixer 5:30PM - 7:30PM Columbia College Hollywood Address: 18618 Oxnard St. RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday Members $0, One Time Trial Guests $10

Business Networking Breakfast Wednesday, August 3rd 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Woodland Hills Country Club Address: 21150 Dumetz Road RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday. Walk-Ins welcome add $5. No Jeans please at Breakfast Venue Members $20, One Time Trial Guest Price $20. Assigned seating.

5:30PM – 7:30PM Ribbon Cutting at 5PM Mixer 5:30PM - 7:30PM Location: Acapulco Address: 21326 Ventura Blvd. RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday Members $0, One Time Trial Guests $10

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6:00PM – 10:00PM Celebrating her 80th Brthday and 70 Years of Volunteerism Benefiting: Boys and Girls Club, Haven Hills, Pacific Youth Services, Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce and Community Benefit Foundation. $125 Per Person Sponsorships Available~Contact Lois Curran-Klein 818-(818)438-1904 or The Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Warner Center Marriott 21850 Oxnard Street Woodland Hills CA 91367 g

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A guest or One Time Trial Guest is defined as someone who is interested in membership in our community. It is our pleasure to welcome you to one of each event (1 breakfast, 1 lunch and 1 mixer). This begins your trial membership. Your interest in membership is very important to us. You will be recognized and welcomed by our staff to one of each event. With respect to our valued members, we limit attendance to guests who are interested in membership. More info at woodlandhillscc.net/calendar

See the calendar on the website for more details and more events!


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Martin Carman Ambassador of the Month, April “The Computer Doctor”

will provide you with the expertise needed to make your computer or computer system satisfy all of your needs and requirements. From custom tutorials through comprehensive hardware and software services, Martin’s many years of experience will assist you in making the right choices you need - cost-effectively. Martin is certified by both Microsoft and Novell. “The Computer Doctor” makes house and office calls. Martin Carman, (818) 710-0647, www.synapticsystems.biz g

818.888.2280 flashfrozenphotography.com Kathy@flashfrozenphotography.com Ventura County Woman Business Owner of the Year

20969 Ventura Blvd., Suite 3 Woodland Hills, CA 91364 in the French Quarter

Catherine da Gama Realtor® DRE: 01211622, GRI, E-Pro, CHS, WCR

Keller Williams Realty 9324 Reseda Blvd. Northridge, CA 91324 Dir: 818.883.8577 Cell: 818.421.0200 Fax: 818.703.6989 Email: dagama@sbcglobal.net Web: CatherinedaGama.com

Be friends with your Chamber Staff on Facebook, LinkedIn: Diana Williams, Jen Svejda, Felicia Paust Photo by Kathy Rappaport/Flash Frozen Photography

CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

Learn Local. Think Global. Convenient evening and online classes!

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CONNECTION CIRCLES

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Interested in Increasing your Leads and Referrals by joining a Connection Circle? Contact: Kandis Landmann = Kandis@roadrunner.com or Kathy Rappaport = Kathy@flashfrozenphotography.com Venue: Holiday Inn Hotel Address: 21101 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills. Cost: Membership in the circle comes complementary with your active WHTCC membership. Attendees simply pay $12 to cover the cost of Continental Breakfast. Lunch with Lee Connection Circle~Price and Venue TBD, Lee Levy (818)888-8235 What ARE Connection Circles? The WHTCC Connection Circle mission is to provide a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business referrals. This is accomplished with a network of 30 or fewer noncompeting businesses who spend time gaining education on the services each member business provides so that they will confidently refer as often as possible. g

2011 WHTCC Golf Tournament: great day, great golfing! Special thanks to our great committee, incredible sponsors, generous donors, a supportive board, our fabulous members, and the best guests ever! Bronze Sponsors Providence TarzanaMedicalCenter Warner Center Marriott Hole in One Sponsor Vista Ford Accommodation Sponsors Monarch Village Tarzana Ruben & Sjolander Tarzana Wine & Spirits Woodland Hills Country Club Foursome Supporters! Bowers Ambulance CB Richard Ellis gish SEIDEN LLP Liberty Mutual Insurance Towne Park Lunch Sponsors Motion Picture & TV Fund Muddy’s Barbeque and Catering Refreshments on the Green Sponsor Westfield Topanga and Promenade Wine Sponsor Bliss Media Public Relations

Golf Participant Prizes Sponsors AFLAC Golfsmith Pin-Up Golf Waddell & Reed Financial Services Woodland Hills Country Club 2011 Golf Committee Members David Asplund~Chair Phil Lopez~Co-Chair Diana Williams~CEO Felicia Paust~Executive Assistant Jen Svejda Catherine da Gama David Fox Diane Deats Leslie Kaz Stephen Strocker 2011 Golf Volunteers Catherine da Gama Colleen Langford Diana Williams • Dominique Cavelier Felicia Paust • Heather Blake Jen Svejda, Business Development Mari Russell • Mercy Alpert Patrick Meherin • Richard Bublitz Susan Hamersky • Vincent Maguire Wendy McAfee

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Leslie Kaz. Ambassador of the Month, May

Leslie Kaz is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Syndicated Insurance Agency, the Limited Liability Company he cofounded in 2004. Born in Park Ridge, Illinois, to parents with strong Midwestern values, Leslie attended Western Illinois University in Macomb before exchanging that region’s brutal winters for life in southern California in 1989. After acquiring his Life and Health Agent License in 1994, he did his initial training with Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, where he specialized in helping public and private school teachers maximize their retirement benefits. Later he became Senior Account Manager at GNW-Evergreen Insurance Services. There he spent ten years managing group and individual policies of all types and sizes. To further his knowledge of the industry, Leslie completed his Registered Health Underwriter (RHU) designation in 2003. As an active member of the community Leslie’s accomplishments include: - LAPD West Valley PALS President - Co-Chair of the Ambassador program for the Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce 2008 – 2009 - California Jaycees State Treasurer 2008 - Charter member of the San Fernando Valley Jaycees, 2006 - Secretary on the Board of Directors for the San Fernando Valley Jaycees 2007 - Member of the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors 2006 - 2007 - Chair the Ambassador’s program for the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce 2006 & 2007 - Logistics Chair for the 2007 Van Nuys American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life - Recipient of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s 2007 40 Under 40 Award g


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Websites are Live Links!

We encourage you to make the most of your membership by becoming involved; join a committee, attend meetings, participate in events. Let us get to know you! Ojen Masrour, M.D., Inc.

7345 Medical Center Drive, Suite 310, West Hills CA 91301 Phone: (818)702-9962 Web: www.westhillsmd.com

their second location in the city of Newbury Park CA. Now they are celebrating the Grand Opening of their new restaurant in Woodland Hills.

The Drain Co A.V.I Electric, Inc.

28928 Allman Street Agoura Hills CA 91301 Phone: (818)652-8930 Fax: (818)707-7702 Web: www.avielectric.com

Soroptimist of SFV

PO Box 3163 Granada Hills CA 91394 Phone: (818)592-0055 Fax: (818)592-0060

Custom Fitness Designs

6200 De Soto Ave, #35204 Woodland Hills CA 91367 Phone: (818)929-5979 Web: www.alexandraspinner.com

Bistro Orient

21799 Ventura Blvd Woodland Hills CA 91364 Phone: (818)456-4564

High Tech Restoration 10444 Canoga Ave #21 Chatsworth CA 91311 Phone: (818)378-6401

3 Amigos Fresh Mexican Grill

20040 Ventura Blvd. Woodland Hills CA 91364 Phone: (818)226-4000 Web: www.3amigosonline.com 3 Amigos is a family owned restaurant 3 Amigos stands for 3 brothers Leonardo, Juan and Federico whom based on the passion for food and their mother home cooking, decided to open their first restaurant in 2001 in Thousand Oaks CA five years later they open

9250 Reseda Blvd. Ste 2B-655 Northridge CA 91324 Phone: (818)344-1114 Web: www.thedrainco.com

Plus Nurses, a nurse registry for clinical staffing*Advantage Plus Medical Supplies, an outlet for medical supplies and equipment at wholesale prices. All of which compliments each other with the goal providing a full range of care-giving services; including inhome care for the elderly, rehabilitation care, babysitting and caring for your newborns.

Heartland Payment Systems VITALITY

7606 Fallbrook Ave. #4 West Hills CA 91304 Phone: (818)457-9948 Web: http://vitalitylounge.com Dr. Derrick Joseph is a chiropractor and is located in West Hills, CA. He is also the sole proprietor of Vitality, a chiropractic practice that focuses on providing quality chiropractic care for numerous conditions. These include but are not limited to, neck and back pain, injuries associated with auto accidents, sports injuries and degenerative conditions. The Vitality approach to health care is simple, hands on treatment and personal attention.

Optimal Caregivers

14640 Victory Blvd. #216 Van Nuys CA 91411 Phone: (818)415-9619 Fax: (818)530-9287 Web: www.ilovecaregivers.com

AdvantagePlusAgency

22048 Sherman way #303 Canoga Park CA 91303 Phone: (818)884-7300 Fax: (818)884-7311 www.advantageplusagency.com Advantage Plus Agency operates three different businesses under one-roof:*Advantage Plus Caregivers, a caregiver agency that provide in - home care*Advantage

3145 Voltaire Drive Topanga CA 90290 Phone: (818)458-6916 Fax: (818)884-8961 www.heartlandpaymentsystems.com

L.A. Woodworks Inc.

21317 Hart Street Canoga Park CA 91303 Phone: (818)710-9222 Fax: (818)710-8632 Email: lawwboss@sbcglobal.net

Homewatch Care Givers

10315 Woodley Avenue, #216 Granada Hills CA 91344 Phone: (818)363-3412 Fax: (866)674-0642 www.homewatchcaregivers.com/s an-fernando

Avidian Systems LLC

5850 Canoga Avenue, #400 Woodland Hills CA 91367 Phone: (800)709-2795 Fax: (818)436-0720 Web: www.avidian.net

Fusion Academy-Warner Center

21650 Oxnard St. Suite 100 Woodland Hills CA 91367 Phone: (818)712-9521 Fax: (818)712-9570 http://www.fusionacademy.com/W arner-Center/home

Fusion Academy & Learning Center is an alternative, collegeprep private school for grades 6-12 that offers class sizes as small as they come: one student, one teacher. Students may attend Fusion Academy full time, or enroll in the after-school and summer programs as an educational supplement.Personalization and customization are key elements of Fusion Academy’s programs. The curriculum meets state standards, but classes are self-paced and taught in a way that considers each student’s individual interests, strengths, and learning style. Going beyond academic support, Fusion Academy partners with outside therapeutic professionals and programs to support students’ emotional health and create a balance between learning and life. Each campus is also equipped with a state-of-the-art recording studio and a full mixed-media art studio to provide students with opportunities for creative expression.

GNW-Evergreen Insurance

16030 Ventura Blvd., Suite 500 Encino CA 91436 Phone: (818)257-7469 Fax: (818)257-7669 Web: www.gnw-eg.com

Donna Bella Cosmetics

37144 Liana ln Palmdale CA 93551 Phone: (818)377-1049 www.donnabellcosmetics.com

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Renewing Members Renewing Members

West Valley YMCA Debra Cook www.ymcala.org/wv

American Legion Post 826 Robert L. Schol Sr. www.americanlegionwoodlandhills. blogspot.com

Rotary Club of Woodland Hills Diana Nelson www.whrotary.com

Animal Emergency Care Center Kristina Eifert http://www.animalemergencycarece nter.com

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I. Allan Oberman, Attorney-at- AKD Ink. Law Chris Finney I. Allan Oberman http://akidzdream.com/akdink.com/i Northrop Grumman Navigation ndex Systems Wells Fargo Woodland Hills Mary Casillas Brian Cohen www.nsd.es.northropgrumman.com www.wellsfargo.com Dilbeck Realtors, GMAC 2005 Sherry Keowen Specialty Roofing www.dilbeck.com Julio Freeman 19 9 6 www.specialty-roofing.com Total Woman Gym & 2006 Atmosphere Day Spa Goodwill Southern California Gina Licali Sasha Itzikman www.totalwomanspa.com www.goodwilllsocal.org

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New York Life Tom Koelewyn, CLU, ChFC www.sanfernandovalley.nyloffices.com

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Skyline Financial Corp. Ann Carlton Bose www.annbose.com Kenneth P. Roberts APLC Kenneth Roberts

Premier America Credit Union 2 0 0 6 Tracy Myall FASTSIGNS-Tarzana www.premier.org Neal Kanoff www.fastsigns.com/244 2000 A Rental Connection Les Sumpter www.arentalconnection.com

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Poms & Associates Insurance Brokers Mary Healy www.pomsassoc.com

2002

Gelson's Market Yvonne Manganaro www.gelsons.com

Pearson Law Corporation Joyce Pearson I.C.O.N. Line Inc. Adriana Diona www.iconproducts.com Hilton Garden Inn Marilyn Talaguit www.calabasas.gardeninn.com

Assistance League San Fernando Valley Carol Imlay www.sanfernandovalley.assistancel eague.org

Drain Rooter Plumbing, Inc Larry Madrid www.drainrooterplumbing.com Cronami Investments Liliane Trent www.cronami.com The Healthy Kids Foundation Ian Yip www.thehealthykidsfoundation.org

2008

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Comfort Control Heating & Air Laura Pablo www.ComfortZ.com The Computer Doctor Martin Carman www.synapticsystems.biz Executive Credit Services, Inc. Laura Calemine www.executive-credit.com

La Finestra Tarzana Greg Randall www.lafinestratarzana.com

Henry's Farmers Market Phil Peneyra www.henrymarketplace.com

Soup's Sports Grill Leslie Ozark www.soupsgrill.com

The Laser Image Desiree Tooson www.thelaserimage.com

2008

State of the Art Images Photography by Jim Brammer Jim Brammer www.stateoftheartimages.com Monaco Motors, Inc. Wade Lennan www.monacomotors.com

Holiday Inn Express & Suites John Bond www.heiwoodlandhills.com West Valley Boys & Girls Club Jan Sobel www.wvbgc.org Costco Stephanie Fiore www.costco.com

Michael A. Persky, M.D., F.A.C.S., Facial Plastic Surgery Staples Copy & Print Shop Karen Johnson Felicia Baselli www.staples.com www.drpersky.com RICOH Elizabeth Cortez www.ricoh-usa.com

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Gain Community Recognition The Chamber is actively

seeking ways to improve our community and, in so doing, we would like to invite you to consider LEADER LEVEL support.

for

Your Business!

THE WOODLAND HILLS~TARZANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE is experiencing phenomenal growth! We offer businesses, large and small, benefits that are unique to their growth. Larger businesses are able to showcase that “community matters” through special sponsorships to the Chamber. Small businesses gain by beautification and increasing desirability to promote our community. We welcome you to become members and to be a part of the successful growth of Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce!

Why you want an Exclusive LEADER LEVEL: • Your logo will be placed on our LEADER Banner which is displayed at each WHTCC event. • You have a great platform to be recognized with the largest Chamber in the San Fernando Valley. You will meet people, including civic leaders, not only in our community but well beyond. • You maximize public relations and marketing opportunities to improve and increase members' visibility with the Chamber’s sphere of influence. • One stop shopping.Your membership is paid and you choose where the remaining funds are allocated. 01/01/2011-12/31/2011 • Your LEADER LEVEL Support membership is tax deductible. We are a nonprofit 501(C) 6. • Our many high profile programs and events are well attended and community recognized. • To showcase your community support through media marketing on our website and the template e-mails recognizing your support. • We are in a strong position for governmental advocacy that supports our members, businesses and our community. You are automatically a member of the United Chambers of Commerce with your WHTCC membership. We are working hard to promote a vibrant sense of community! You can strengthen and help beautify Woodland Hills and Tarzana by supporting the Chamber of Commerce. Your contribution enables us to continue accomplishing great results. • Unite Community and Business. • Strengthen our local large and small businesses. • Work with Public Service Organizations to ensure public safety and quality of life issues. • Advocate legislative issues that affect local business environments in our community. • Community betterment and beautification to increase desirability where you and your employees live, work and play. Let's support each other and help our community be the Southern California model of business growth and living desirability! g

JEN SVEJDA WHTCC Director, Business Development

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Renewing Members

California Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield, Chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee Guest Speaker at Chamber Luncheon California Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield (San Fernando Valley) 40th Assembly District, was the featured speaker at our Woodland HillsTarzana Chamber of Commerce lunch at Warner Center Marriott Thursday, July 21.

As the Chairman of the California Assembly Budget Committee, Bob had some very topical information to share with us. He even gave us a little juicy Sacramento gossip!

Thanks to Max Haghighi, WHTCC Events Committee Chair, Diana Williams and to John Popoch Bob’s Senior Field Representative helping to make this happen. We had great fun joking with Bob and he was only too happy to pose for photos. After all, he is a politician! g

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Bliss Media Public Relations Kristi Blicharski www.blissmediala.com The Basler Group Grace Cordero www.thebaslergroup.com Around the Corner Dental Health Spa Kaveh Kanani www.woodlandhillsdentalspa.com Kabuki Japanese Restaurants, Inc. Young Kim www.kabukirestaurants.com AM Shine Electric Inc. Janis Shein www.AMShineSolar.com

Diana Williams, Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce CEO, California Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield and Jen Svejda, Chamber Director of Business Development

KB Home (Ascent at Warner Center) Katrina Hill www.kbhome.com SimpleSend, Inc Manuel Romero www.simplesend.com Allan Guttentag Certified Public Accountant Allan Guttentag www.guttentagcpa.com Fibrenew West (We Fix Leather) Richard Bublitz www.fibrenew.com/west Dan P. Hilton, D.D.S. Beth Birebirian www.drdanhilton.com

It’s Time to Shop Your Medicare Supplement Plans!

California Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield visits with Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Historian and Fernando Award Honoree Rose Goldwater and with Stewart Deats. Photos courtesy John Popoch.

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Rates have dropped Calendar of Events is on Page 4

• Medicare Supplements • Medicare Advantage plans • Employee benefits • Life, Health, Disability and • Long Term Care Insurance 818-888-0880 • www.pdinsure.com • License #’s 0669770 and OA02225


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Ribbon Cuttings

RIBBON CUTTINGS

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How to: get a Ribbon Cutting or a mixer for yourself

?

Ask Jen: JEN SVEJDA Director, Business Development.

1.818.347.4737 Recon1 at 19423 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana Phone: (818)342-2666 Web: www.recon1.com Established in 1988, Recon 1 Cutlery and Emergency Supplies has been proudly serving the greater Los Angeles area with quality cutlery and disaster survival products. We pride ourselves, being a family owned and operated business, for not only providing excellent prices and product selection, but also treating every customer like a member of our family.

Total Woman Gym Gym & Spa and the Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber join together to celebrate Women's History Month.

Congrats to new chamber members Printing in Colors Los Angeles (PICSlax) on their Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting. Printing in Colors proudly provides the following services: Complete Business Marketing, We Print Everything, Website Design and Programming, Same Day Delivery on Some Items Printing In Colors Los Angeles 19445 Ventura Blvd Tarzana CA 91356 Phone: (888)997-7427 Fax: (888)997-7427 Web: www.picslax.com


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Ribbon Cuttings

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Ask Jen: JEN SVEJDA Director, Business Development.

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How to: get a Ribbon Cutting or a mixer for yourself

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Divine Shots 9025 Eton Ave., Suite C Canoga Park CA 91304 (818)451-3316 www.divineshots.com WHTCC staff and members celebrate Divine Shots grand opening. Jen Svejda, Director of Business Development WHTCC, owners Siya & Yogi Kharka, Diana Williams, CEO WHTCC, Sheryl Tratner - Meherin, and Erik Rodriguez with Assembly member Bob Blumenfield's office join WHTCC members at the ribbon cutting.

Congrats to business owner, Juan Rodriguez, on his 3rd “3 Amigos Fresh Mexican Grill” location and Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting celebration with the Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce. 3 Amigos Fresh Mexican Grill 20040 Ventura Blvd., Woodland HillsCA91364 Phone: (818)226-4000 Web: www.3amigosonline.com 3 Amigos is a family owned restaurant. 3 Amigos stands for 3 brothers Leonardo, Juan and Federico whom, based on their passion for food and their mother’s home cooking, decided to open their first 3 Amigos.

Congrats to new Papa John's business owner, Fred Yousefi, on his Grand Opening/ Ribbon Cutting with the Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce! Fred Yousefi Papa John's Pizza #3925 Woodland Hills 21842 Ventura Boulevard Woodland Hills CA 91364 Phone: (818)883-7272 Web: www.papajohns.com Photo by: Kathy Rappaport, www.flashfrozenphotography.com


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One of the most effective ways to leverage your Chamber membership and raise your profile is to become active on a committee. Programs Max Haghighi 818 332-1566 ext 101 maxh@syndicatedins.com

Beautification Sean McCarthy 818 389-1876 sean@usobituariesonline.com

Government Affairs Ann Carlton Bose 818 883-7283 annbose@skylinefinancialcorp.com Education Colleen Langford 818 883-6110 colleen@hiwoodlandhills.com

Special Events Committee Chair Franรงois Khoury 818 595-1000 Francois.khoury@hilton.com

Marketing/PR Kathy Rappaport 818 888-2280 kathy@flashfrozenphotography.com

Your Government Affairs Committee Meets the Last Thursday of the Month Noon. Call for location.

Membership Paul Lawler 818 222-8222 lawlerpaul@aol.com

Ambassador Barry Cohn 818 444-7722 barry@rgeb4u.com

Call the office to be an event sponsor.

1.818.347.4737 Yeah!


SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011 Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills Please Join Us for the

Celebrating her 80th Birthday & 70 Years of Volunteerism Presenting Sponsor

Benefiting the Children of

Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley Haven Hills Pacific Lodge Youth Services Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation hosted by

Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Our Children of Today are the Leaders of Tomorrow

TICKETS $125.00 per person - Table of 10 - $1,000.00 Sponsorship Opportunities Available Honorary Event & Evening Tribute Co-Chairs, Bert & Jane Boeckmann Lifetime Achievement Award – Rose Goldwater Opening Remarks – Richard Katz Master of Ceremonies – Wink Martindale For more information call: Woodland Hills-Tarzana CC – (818) 347-4737 or Lois Curran-Klein – (818) 438-1904 Black Tie Optional Federal Tax I.D. #45-0975689


Connections July-August 2011 Issue