September 17, 2009

GreggAbel"Laguna Open to Business"
with Business Assistance Task Force Member Gregg Abell

“Laguna Open to Business” will be the subject of the upcoming Laguna Beach Business Club meeting on Thursday morning, September 17, 2009.

Gregg Abel, principal Gregg Abel design, a member of the Planning Commission, serving on the Business Task Force will discuss recent establishment by the City Council to streamline the permit process for incoming business.  “Laguna Open to Business,” will be a series of three meetings, with the intent to offer a variety of information to those interested in establishing a business in Laguna Beach.

Greg's family has livd and worked in Laguna Beach since 1937. As a designer/builder, he is concerned with continuing the charm of Laguna, from both a design and a businessman's point of view.

The presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, Catalina Room. The public is invited to attend. Admission is $25 and includes buffet breakfast.

Please RSVP to Catharine Cooper at (714) 296-5250 or ccooper@cooperdesign.net . For more information, visit www. lagunabeachbusinessclub.com.

August 20, 2009

ChristineDwightProtecting Personal Information
with Christine Dwight

“Protecting Personal Information” will be the topic of Laguna Beach Business Club breakfast meeting on August 20, 2009 at 7:30 am in the Catalina Room of the Hotel Laguna.

This presentation will cover the following topics.

• Separation of Business Records from the Client Enterprise
• Retention Schedule Management|
• Freeing Up Expensive Office Space
• Confidentiality
• Security
• Privacy
• File, Box or Item Tracking
• Protection from Employee Sabotage
• Reduction in Employee Liability
• Records Management, On-Line.
• No-Lost or Missing Files
• History after Permanent Retrieval
• Going Digital, what is reality?
• Legal Compliance, what does FACTA, HIPPA, SOX, mean to me?

Christine Dwight has been is a partner with POUCH Records Management that has served Orange County businesses for the past 15 years. She is a Laguna Beach resident, graduated from USC in Communication Arts & Sciences, and the Entrepreneur program in the Business School. Christine cherishes living in Laguna Beach with her husband John and their 2 daughters.

phone : (949) 235-4468
email: christine@pouchrecords.com
web: www.pouchrecords.com

June 18, 2009

Pat KollendaArts Commissioner Pat Kollenda

“The State of Art in Laguna” will be the subject of the upcoming Laguna Beach Business Club meeting on Thursday, June 18, 2009.

Arts Commissioner, Pat Kollenda, will discuss the role of arts in Laguna – both as good business and good community building.  With the opening of our three art festivals in July, and the expected economic boost of the associated tourist season, the timing is perfect.

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission works on a variety of programming to enhance the cultural experience for residents and visitors, in addition to providing opportunities for local visual and performing artists.

Pat's resume includes:
Chair - Laguna Beach Arts Commission
Secretary - Festival of Arts Board
Past President - Laguna Beach Arts Alliance, Laguna Playhouse Board
Co-Founder of LagunaTunes Community Chorus (part-time director)
Founding President No Square Theater
Past member of Gallimaufry Board, SchoolPower Board, Boys & Girls Club Board, Village Entrance Task Force
Member of Community Art Project, Vision Laguna, Women's Club, L.B. Museum, Trojan Guild, CHOC Guild
Former Director of Harbor Singers and Hooked on Harmony women's chorus'
Performer: Laguna Playhouse, No Square Theatre, Gallimaufry Theatre, CHOC Follies, U.S.O. Tour of Vietnam (1972), Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm and, of course, Leisure World
Volunteer Auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies
Proud graduate of U.S.C. (Broadcast Journalism)

The presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, Catalina Room. The public is invited to attend. Admission is $25 and includes buffet breakfast.  

Please RSVP to Catharine Cooper at (714) 296-5250 or ccooper@cooperdesign.net . For more information, visit www. lagunabeachbusinessclub.com

May 21, 2009

KellyBoydMayor Kelly Boyd to Address Business Club

“All Things Laguna” will be the subject of the upcoming Laguna Beach Business Club meeting on Thursday, May 21, 2009.

Mayor Kelly Boyd, will discuss current issues and opportunities affecting the city of Laguna Beach from his perspective – not only as a city official – but as a local business owner.  

Topics to be covered include: Business development, the City’s budget concerns, environmental issuess, the Homeless Task Force, and more. 

The presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, Catalina Room. The public is invited to attend. Admission is $25 and includes buffet breakfast.  

Please RSVP to Catharine Cooper at (714) 296-5250 or ccooper@cooperdesign.net . For more information, visit www. lagunabeachbusinessclub.com.

Mayor Boyd is the owner of the Marine Room Tavern, one of Laguna’s oldest and friendliest establishments.  Live music and great local fun are trademarks of the bar.

April 16, 2009

Financial Specialists Address Laguna Beach Business Club

“Show Me the Money” will be the subject of the the upcoming Laguna Beach Business Club meeting on Thursday morning, April 16, 2009.

LBBC members, Rick Cirelli, principal of RTC Mortgage, and Chris Lange of Citizens Bank, will discuss the current state of financing homes, commercial properties and businesses. 

Topics to be covered include:

Residential Mortgage Money :
•  What is Available? 
•  What does it cost? 
•  What are the rules? 
•  What Does it Take to Qualify?

Commercial and other types of Lending
•  Commercial Real Estate Lending Today
•  What do we mean by having your relationship?  
•  What does Debt Coverage Ratio have to do with anything?
•  What type of down payment do we need?
•  SBA alternatives
•  Commercial lines of credit
•  Equipment Loans

cLange
Chris Lange


March 19, 2009

Local Lawyers Address Business Club

“Hot Legal Topics” will be the subject of the upcoming Laguna Beach Business Club meeting on Thursday morning, March 19, 2009.

Local attorneys, Diana Cimino, who specializes in business law, and Leslie Daff, a certified specialist in estate planning, will discuss how to adapt and thrive in a changing business environment while planning for the future via new techniques in estate planning.

Topics to be covered include: estate planning in changing times; negotiating business and personal debt, dealing with creditors, avoiding the legal pitfalls of contracts and leases, amending terms to fit the current business climate; and learning “who does qualify for a loan modification”.

The presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, Catalina Room. The public is invited to attend. Admission is $25 and includes buffet breakfast.

Please RSVP to Catharine Cooper at (714) 296-5250 or ccooper@cooperdesign.net
For more information, visit www. lagunabeachbusinessclub.com.

Diana Cimino’s Laguna Beach firm specializes in Business and Corporate Law.  After many years of working in-house for large corporations, she now represents businesses, both large and small on a wide range of business and corporate legal issues.   

Leslie Daff, JD, MBA, is a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.  She is co-author of the 2003 Estate Planning Considerations chapter update for the State Bar of California Continuing Education of the Bar book Buy-Sell Agreements and co-editor of the 2009 book WealthCounsel (R) Estate Planning Strategies, Collective Wisdom, Proven Techniques. For more information about Leslie, click for her website : www.estateplaninc.com

dCimino
Diane Cimino

lDaff
Leslie Daff

February 26, 2009

Linn Wiley‘Thinking Business’
New perspectives on how you think about your business

Are you looking for something new to boost your business?  Do you feel the urge to make changes to your business but are you stuck in the same old way of thinking and a lack of ideas?  This month’s featured speaker, Ank Stuyfzand, will show you new and creative ways of thinking that will help you and your business ahead.

In an interactive workshop Ank will explain that how you think and what you know can get in your way of acting on new and innovative ideas. She will give you suggestions on how to expand your thinking and generate new ideas that will help and your business ahead.

Bio Ank Stuyfzand, MAOL
Ank Stuyfzand is a passionate organizational development consultant and certified leadership coach with more than a dozen years of experience. She worked internationally for small, medium and large organizations in different industries, varying from governmental, utilities, banking, retail, and not for profit.

After she moved from the Netherlands to the US five years ago, Ank founded InsideOut enterprise, a company that helps executive leaders and business owners to optimize their organizational effectiveness. As a leadership coach Ank works with executive leaders and professionals to optimize their effectiveness, balance and enjoyment, in both their work and personal lives.

Ank holds a master degree in law and a master degree in Organizational Leadership. She currently teaches coaching at Chapman University in Irvine.  Ank lives and enjoys life in Laguna Beach, CA, with her husband and three young children.


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