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W O O D L A N D H I L L S - TA R Z A N A C H A M B E R O F C O M M E R C E
Dec. 2010
Volume 65
No. 10

New Member Breakfast Orientation Photo by Kathy Rappaport

The Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce New Members find all that the WHTCC offers, meet the
Staff, Ambassadors, Committee Chairs, receive their plaque and new member goodie bag.

Support Our Newsletter Sponsors Members, Welcome!

Listing starts on page 8
Renewing Members
State Of The Art Images Warner Center Marriott
Paul Davis & Alberta Bellisario Flash Frozen Photography, Inc. Listing starts on page 10
Insurance Services Holiday Inn Woodland Hills Calendar of Events
Deats Design Page 4
Mardi Gras! Page 3
Valley Promotional Products
Hornstein Law Offices
Committees Page 16
Silver Body & Paint Westfield
RGEB Employee Benefits Wellness Community Chamber Pizza Party
Red Ginger Page 14


Providence Tarzana Medical Center Deats Design Syndicated Insurance Agency
Warner Center Marriott Hornstein Law Offices Welcome Wagon
Hilton Woodland Hills Premier America FCU
IamFarmers Paul Lawler & Associates
Holiday Inn Woodland Hills FRIEND LEADERS Corefit
Northrop Grumman Paul Davis & Alberta Bellisario Insurance
Kaiser Permanente Services
Westfield Topanga & Promenade
The Web Corner Flash Frozen Photography
Motion Picture & Television Fund Chamber View November 2010 Page 2


Mailing Address:
Chamber Report CHAIRMAN
By Diana Williams,

Photo Kathy Rappaport Flash Frozen pholography, Inc.

P.O. Box 1,
Woodland Hills,
CA 91365
Executive Director
Return on Your
“Membership Langford
20121 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 204 Investment”
Each year our
Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Chairman of the

members are faced

(818) 347-4737 • Fax (818) 347-3321 Board
with the opportunity
I can’t believe
COLLEEN LANGFORD to continue their
the holidays are
Holiday Inn Woodland Hills
Chairman of the Board, Chair Beautification support and here. It feels like
DEBORAH SABLE, CoreFit involvement with the Woodland just yesterday
Past Chair 2008, 2009 Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce. we were welcoming 2010! I hope that
Chair Education, Co-Chair Programs
I heard from a member who was this year has been good to all of you.
Providence Tarzana Medical Center considering renewal that this was a During these rough economic times
Executive Vice Chair tough year for him. He didn’t have any we should be grateful for every day. I
STEVE H. HORNSTEIN, chamber members book an know that I am most grateful for all
CPA, LL.M., CFP™, Hornstein Law Offices appointment. “Sorry, love the staff and
Chief Financial Officer
of you and your support. What a great
got some great friends over the years,
DIANE DEATS, Deats Design
time to sit back with friends and
Corporate Secretary, Chair Marketing/P.R. just didn’t see a return on my family to enjoy each other’s company
TRACY MYALL investment this year.”
Imagine my surprise when I heard
and reflect on accomplishments,
Premier America Credit Union
Vice Chair Operations this. How could this be? Our office
challenges and successes.
ANN CARLTON BOSE, Skyline Financial received calls for referrals as he was
I would like to wish all of you a
Vice Chair Community Affairs
the only professional member in his Happy, Healthy, and SAFE Holiday
Westfield Topanga and Promenade category. Also, I got back to the office Season. g
Vice Chair Programs to research it. According to our online
FRANÇOIS KHOURY directory, his listing had 34 hits this an establishment if they belong to our
Woodland Hills Hilton
Vice Chair Special Events year Chamber, you are creating awareness
CLAY ANDREWS, Warner Center Marriott Of course, the first thing that came that we have a Chamber of Commerce
Vice Chair Special Events to mind was “your community did get a that is:
CYNTHIA ELKINS return on your investment.” No, I • Serving to increase the desirability
Elkins Employment Law didn’t say that out where we live,
Chamber Council
loud. Every work and play.
Paul Lawler Risk Management renewal counts. • Supporting and
CATHERINE da GAMA It helps us achieve promoting large
GRI, E-PRO, WCR so much. It also and small
Rodeo Realty businesses.
made me realize
MAX HAGHIGHI, RHU that chamber • Uniting
Syndicated Insurance Agency
members don’t community and
World Financial Group announce “Hey, I business.
BARRY S. COHN am here because • Encouraging
RGEB Employee Benefits you are a chamber buying and
ROSE GOLDWATER member.” supporting locally.
Historian, Past President 1978
How do we get our members to • Working to assist public service
CHAMBER STAFF announce their loyalty in our organizations with public safety and
DIANA WILLIAMS, Executive Director
community? We have cards that you quality of life issues.
will present everywhere you go. The Think about what your investment in
JEN SVEJDA Director, Business Development
purpose of the card is to make sure you your Chamber family is bringing to you
FELICIA PAUST, Executive Assistant receive special considerations chamber in all ways. We are thankful for your
DEATS DESIGN, Newsletter Production members give one another. support. Wishing you much to be
When you present your card or ask thankful for this Holiday Season. g Chamber View November 2010 Page 3


Saturday January 15, 2011

Outgoing Officers
& New Officer Installation Gala

Hilton Woodland Hills

6360 Canoga Avenue
Costume or Black-Tie Optional SAVE
Reception and Silent Auction 6:00-7:30 pm DATE!
Dinner and Program 7:30 pm
Followed by Entertainment and Dancing
Valet Parking is included.
Event tickets $85 per person. $150 for two tickets.
Day of the event ticket is $100 per person.

The favor of a response is requested, RSVP by January 13, 2010 at noon.

For ad & sponsorship opportunities, please call (818) 347-4737 Calendar November 2010 Page 4

Calendar of Events
Business Networking Breakfast Business Networking Breakfast
Wednesday, December 1st Wednesday, January 5th, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
7:00 am – 9:00 am Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Rd.
Sponsor: Lister Jewelry~Ernie Lister RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday.
Woodland Hills Country Club, 21150 Dumetz Rd. Walk-Ins add $5
RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday. No Jeans please at Breakfast Venue
Walk-Ins Welcome add $5 Members $20 One Time Trial Guest $20.
No Jeans please at Breakfast Venue There will be assigned seating.
Members $20, One Time Trial Guest Price $20.
There will be assigned seating.
New Member Orientation Breakfast
Invitation Only
Holiday Multi~Chamber Mixer Invitation Only Wednesday, January 12th, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
There will be a multi-chamber members only Holiday Inn Woodland Hills, 21101 Ventura Blvd.
mixer at Westfield Topanga and Promenade RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday
Thursday, December 2nd, 6:00 – 8:00
Lower Level Near Neiman Marcus
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd. #M-1
This will replace our standard November and
December mixers.
RSVP's will be accepted until Noon, Dec. 1st.
Saturday, Janaury 15th, 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Barone's The Pizzeria Express Launches Costumes or Black Tie Optional
Support our Chamber Fundraiser Day Hilton Woodland Hills, 6360 Canoga Ave.
Wednesday, December 8th, 11am – 9pm Reception & Silent Auction 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Barone's The Pizzeria Express, Dinner & Program 7:30 pm
22435-D Ventura Blvd. Followed by~Entertainment & Dancing
Woodland Hills -Tarzana Chamber of Commerce RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Thursday, Jan. 13th
will receive 20% of proceeds, including gift cards
Individual Tickets $85.00, 2 Tickets for $150
sales! This Fundraiser is good for Dine In and
Take Out orders. “Let’s give something back to
our great Chamber!”says Michael Monteleone
Business Networking Luncheon
Wednesday, January 19th, 11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Business Networking Luncheon Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard Street
Wednesday, December 15th, 11:30am – 1:30am RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday. Walk-Ins add
Sponsor: TBA $5, Members $25, One Time Trial Guest $25
Speaker: Wendy Greuel, City Controller of Los Angeles
Holiday Inn Woodland Hills Warner Center Business Networking Mixer
Address: 21101 Ventura Blvd. Wednesday, January 26th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday. Address: TBA
Walk-Ins Welcome add $5 RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday.
Members $25, One Time Trial Guest Price $25 Members $0 One Time Trial Guest $10
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18839 Ventura Blvd
Dr. Mitra Razipour D.C.
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Magic Cleaner Don Sweeney Productions
Maribel Collens Don Sweeney
6600 Topanga Cyn Blvd. 7038 Oakdale
Canoga Park CA 91303 Winnetka CA 91306 Notes from 1. Know what the tickets are
Phone: (818)441-1235 Phone: (818)648-8608
Fax: (818)704-5546
Neighborhood supposed to look like. It’s
Watch easy to print up fake tickets,
if you know what they are
Consists of several aspects from HOLIDAYS, the temptation to supposed to look like, you are
graphic arts to performing arts; in
Tara Gurung Black
leave personal property and less likely to be scammed.
addition to producing videos for
Tara’s Himalayan Cuisine
19737 Ventura Blvd. commercials and documentaries
shopping bags in plain sight
Woodland Hills CA 91364
2. Meet somewhere safe.
Don utilizes his artistic eye needed creates great opportunity for
(818)932-9572 to design many of the program
If you are carrying $1,000.00 books and tribute books you may
thieves. Avoid being the victim
for those special tickets, have already seen, but didn’t know
of a crime by taking a little
it was designed by Don Sweeney
Consider meeting in a
extra effort, keep this in mind
Adrian Goldman -Pianist “Lock It, Hide It, Keep It” don’t get robbed.
Woodland Hills CA
Phone: (818)888-5463 3. If the seller will accept a
Beware of Ticket Scams!
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21123 Victory Blvd. Recently, a big increase in check, use a cashier’s check Canoga Park CA 91303
I am a classical pianist. I have 4
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Phone: (818)888-2700
Cd’s for sale at this time. Adrian
after concerts and sports protect your identity. If the
Plays Romantic Music; Adrian person is a scam artist, you
events being sold on Craigslist.
PlaysFavorites: Favorites for
Children and Adrian Plays
Internet sites like Craigslist, don’t want to give them a
Clementi. I also have written a Oodle, Yahoo Classifieds, and chance to forge your check.
manual Reading Bass Clef is Easy,
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for anyone who needs help in read-
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ing bass clef. I am available to
bargains, but think twice before
play for weddings dinner parties, Winnetka CA 91306
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teach piano- all ages, all levels. Email:
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guarantee. Selling unneeded
money in case of a scam or if
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you never receive the tickets.
Greg Andreoli Farm Agent and easy, but buying them can
21811 Ventura Blvd. leave you holding a FORGERY We are always in search of a
(next to Henry's)
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and stuck on the outside of the great deal and private party
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venue unless you know how to ads like Craigslist can be a
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ATTEND 818.888.2280
a ribbon cutting
this week! 20969 Ventura Blvd., Suite 3
Ventura County Woman Business Owner of the Year Woodland Hills, CA 91364 in the French Quarter Chamber View November 2010 Page 9

Travel Tip Check Members in the News

• Place houselights on timer to make it appear as if you’re home.
• Temporarily suspend mail and newspaper deliveries.
• Ask trusted friend or neighbor to keep watch over your home.
Provide your contact information to them.
• Charge cell phone or mobile devices prior to traveling.
• Pack strategically and as lightly as possible. Most airlines typically
allow just one carry-on bag.
• Remember TSA’s 3-1-1 Rules for all liquids and gels you pack in
carry-on luggage.
• Print boarding passes 24 hours prior to your flight.
• Place government-issued ID that matches reservation exactly into
wallet or purse you’ll take with you. (TSA’s Secure Flight)
• Make copies of itineraries and confirmation numbers for airlines,
On November 13, thirty five people showed up early on
hotels and rental cars. Bring with you. by Sean McCarthy

Saturday morning to beautify Ventura Boulevard in

• Make list of important telephone numbers for airlines, hotel, rental
Woodland Hills. Most were from local church communities
cars and travel agent. Carry with you.
as well as chamber members. Non chamber participants
• Wear comfortable clothes and easily removable shoes. This will
were split between congregants from Shepherd of the Hills
speed up airport security.
• Leave home with cushion of time to get you to airport at least two Church in Chatsworth and Elders from Church of Jesus
Christ Latter Day Saints wards in Reseda and Woodland
hours before domestic departures or three hours before
international flights.
• Be prepared for crowds. Even for seasoned travelers, remember The area cleaned is 3.3 miles of Ventura Blvd., from
Wilbur on the east to Canoga Avenue on the west. We
that this may be the only time of the year when many are traveling,
trimmed and cleaned tree wells, swept sidewalks and
so they may be less prepared or informed than you.
• Be prepared to pay for checked bags. Exceptions include preferred removed litter. Additionally, we swept four freeway
underpasses at De Soto, Winnetka, Corbin and Wilbur.
status with the airline, those who are traveling in first class, and
All of the work was completed in 3.5 hours.
those carrying certain airlines’ preferred credit cards, including
Ninety-five bags of debris were collected.
Delta’s American Express Card and Continental’s MasterCard.

Special thanks to Western Bagels and Jersey Mike's

• Know which items are prohibited by law.
• Place all metal items (wallet, watch, jewelry, cell phone, etc.) in 22649 Ventura Blvd. (in Smart & Final parking lot)
818-225-7070, Woodland Hills for refreshments!
your carry-on or in a security binas you approach security.
• Remove laptops, DVD players and other similar items from bag and Images for this article are posted to FaceBook at
place in security bin. The exception is the TSA-approved laptop bag.
• Remove all coats, jackets and sweatshirts with front zippers and 4140534558 The photog is Wade MacDonald, Shepherd of
place into security bin. the Hills 818-888-7501 x101 g
• Remove shoes and place on security conveyor belt.
• Remember that patience is a virtue and that the holiday spirit
begins with you. g

Thanks to our November Luncheon sponsor:

• Columbia College Hollywood.
December breakfast sponsor is
• Ernie Lister, Lister Jewlery.
December Breakfast speaker winner is
• Aaron Albucher Accounting.
December Luncheon speaker is
• Wendy Greuel.
Renewing Members Renewing Members November 2010 Page 10

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Bob Austin AdZoo
Ambassador of the Month,
Woodland Hills Country Club Brenner, Berman and October
Bob Austin, who spells his name
Phil Lopez – Associates
backward so he is not confused with
Jennifer Brenner
all other Bobs, enjoys being an
It’s a Celebration & You’re Invited
40th Anniversary/Ribbon Cutting. Ambassador and promoting Chamber
David B. Newman, CPA, Inc.
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January 13, 5pm
Bob says being a Regional Director with AdzZoo and
David B. Newman
helping businesses acquire new customers while branding
their business on the Internet, is a career dream. Helping a
Business Machines Center
business reach local customers that go to Google for
Ray Wargnier Don Luenebrink, CLU, ChFC
products and services in today's New Economy is a great Don Luenebrink
business model to be a part of.
Bob grew up outside Portland, Oregon and is very proud
19 9 4
West Valley Occupational
to be a Beaver from Oregon State. Bob has one son Brad,
who he enjoys hanging out with. Camping once a month
Veronica Montes — San Fernando Valley Bar
from March to October, with his best friends and son, is the
19 7 8
Rosie Soto — quality time he enjoys the most. Bob says camping out at
Torgan-Beard -Fernandez the beach while eating, drinking and enjoying a good camp
Dental Group PathPoint fire is a great way to forget about everyday stress. His
Kim Brody — Bill Murphy — other way to relax is either going to a Dodger game or
Valley Cultural Center Concerts in the Park.
19 7 9 19 9 5 Bob’s Chamber advice is to be active and attend as many
networking events as you can, if you do, your business will
grow. g
Riverrock Real Estate Group Dilbeck Realtors, GMAC
Joy Jugovic — Sherry Keowen —

19 8 4 19 9 8 Patrick Meherin
Warner Gardens Motel New York Life Avant-Garde Marketing Services
Bessie Flessas Tom Koelewyn, CLU, ChFC Ambassador of the Month,
Patrick Meherin, an Independent
19 8 4 2002 Representative for Avant-Garde
United Imaging Marketing Services, is a native of
Southern California. His past careers
Elliott Kramsky, Attorney at
Law Scott Crow
Elliott N. Kramsky – included teaching chess to over
10,000 elementary school students
19 8 8 American Legion Post 826 with a non-profit organization, and
Robert L. Schol Sr. teaching rock-climbing at a private
school. He uses this experience to help educate business
Gary M. Barnbaum, CPA, CMC
owners on how to most easily and affordably accept credit-
Gary Barnbaum, CPA CMC
card payments and other forms of transactions. Patrick is
an extremely active Ambassador, having won Ambassador
19 8 9
Ameritel, Inc.
Dave Burtch – of the Month 3 times. g
Halsey School– Richard Halsey Law Offices of Feinberg &
Waller, APC
19 9 2
Marshall Waller
Jen says
The Foundation for Pierce The more you tell others about WHTCC
College Continued... the larger we get & the more business
Dennis Washburn you could potentially be doing. g
Director, Business
Development Renewing Members November 2010 Page 11

2003 2006 The Right Cartridge, LLC Therapeutic Living Centers for
Storage Etc. Gillette and Associates Vlad Sterlin the Blind
Sharon Smith Physical Therapy Sally MacDowell Terry Gillette
Solutions, Inc. Paul the Barber at Daniel's
Independent Representative Hair Styling For Men
Evan Ashcraft Foundation Paul Shafit
LoanMart - Collateral Lender, Patrick Meherin
Inc. Jane Bright
Josh Ickovic Barrister Executive Suites, gish SEIDEN LLP
Jay Nolan Community Services, Inc.
David Fox
Inc. Kerri Morales
Jeff Strully
Neal Distributor Maguire & Hart
Kalpana Butala Luther Burbank Savings Vincent Maguire
Temple Aliyah Maryam Sobouti
Therapeutic Effect David Brook
Ani Papazyan, CN, LMT, CFT Leonis Adobe Museum Syndicated Insurance Agency, Diane Ramadan
All Saints Home Care and
Referral Services Leslie M. Kaz
Elegance Hippolyte, RN, BSN, PHN Leonis Adobe Museum
Bigoudi International Diane Ramadan
Carlos de la Vega Beds Unlimited Lucie Volotzky
AMF Woodlake Bowl

2005 The Web Corner
Javier Serrano

Robert Adams

Carnahan & Associates
Marva Tagg Howard Johnson Inn & Suites Andy Vanmali
Barry's Ticket Service Life Insurance Solutions
Lockheed Federal Credit Union Cathy Yoel Jerry Izenberg
Walter Franklin Michael A. Persky, M.D., www.LifeInsuranceSolutions.Biz F.A.C.S., Facial Plastic Surgery
Absolute Best Electric Felicia Baselli Vista Automotive Family
Specialty Roofing Jim Allen Dee Dee Alexander
Julio Freeman Assurance Document
Shredding Braemar Country Club
Taft Plaza Dental Group
Brad Ford Janine Walker
Ivy Academia Entrepreneurial Joanna Peterson
Charter School
Tatyana Berkovich
Edward Jones Investments GreatWay Roofing Company SCG Financial Services, A Prof. Gina Lapiner Matthew Saeger
Brevidoro Ins. Agency / Stephen C Gilbert
Farmers Insurance Janet Montgomery
Steve Brevidoro
Hypnotherapy Kevin Hincker Nicola's Kitchen Janet Montgomery
John Saffell www.janetmontgomeryhypnotherapy.
The M.U.S.I.C. Foundation com Carillon Apartment Homes
Kristin Thibedeau Leasing Office Monarch Village Tarzana The Alvarez Firm, A Law
Sarah Laloyan Corporation
Tri-Valley Special Olympics Justin Alvarez The Absolute Yoga & Pilates
Laura Mayo Monika Hall Renewing Members November 2010 Page 12

Minuteman Press

John Garbo
Wayne Levine
The Chamber is actively for
Michael Meskat Accountancy seeking ways to improve our
Michael Meshkat
community and, in so doing,
we would like to invite you to
consider LEADER LEVEL support.
Your Business!
Warner Center Condominiums,
James Elliott 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
Gary L. Etting, O.D., An desirability to promote our community. We welcome you to become members and to be a
Optometric Corp. part of the successful growth of Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of Commerce!
Gary Etting Why you want an Exclusive LEADER LEVEL:
Veterinary Specialists of the
• Your logo will be placed on our LEADER Banner which is displayed at each WHTCC event.
Valley • You have a great platform to be recognized with the largest Chamber in the San
Matt Krieger Fernando Valley. You will meet people, including civic leaders, not only in our community but well beyond.
AAA Rents and Events • You maximize public relations and marketing opportunities to improve and increase
Ramiro Beltran members' visibility with the Chamber’s sphere of influence. • One stop shopping.Your membership is paid and you choose where the remaining funds
Adoption 911 - The Sweet are allocated. 01/01/2011-12/31/2011
Water Ranch, Inc • Your LEADER LEVEL Support membership is tax deductible. We are a nonprofit 501(C) 6.
Candi Cooper • 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
Beezley Management, LLC / template e-mails recognizing your support.
Management 180 Consulting
Jonathan Levy • 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.
Big O' Tires of Canoga Park
Brett Barnett — 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.
Barone's The Pizzeria Express Your contribution enables us to continue accomplishing great results.
Steve Monteleone • Unite Community and Business.
• Strengthen our local large and small businesses.
Safe Passage - W.C.I.G Inc. • Work with Public Service Organizations to ensure public safety and quality of life issues.
Trish Steele • 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.
Citibank, N.A
Nahal Kashani Let's support each other and help our community be the Southern California model of business growth and living desirability! g

Sunrise of Woodland Hills Mike's Roofing / Building Corp Exotifit The Village at Northridge
Janet Plant Karen Anderson Maria Torres Robin Forman g Ambassadors Take Honors November 2010 Page 13
There are no words for the gift your shared at the Martin Carman The Computer Doctor
Old Fashioned Family Fair Ambassador of the Month,
By Kandis Landmann Martin Carman, "The Computer
My first experience with the Doctor,” will provide you with the
Woodland Hills~Tarzana expertise needed to make your
Chamber of Commerce was computer or computer system satisfy
at a new Members breakfast all of your needs and requirements.
that I attended while From custom tutorials through
shopping for a means to comprehensive hardware and software
market my product. I found a services, Martin’s many years of experience will assist you
“Home” after meeting the in making the right choices you need - cost-effectively.
Ambassadors and Diana, Jen
Martin is certified by both Microsoft and Novell. “The
& Felicia. I guess I have
Computer Doctor” makes house and office calls. Martin
come full circle, as I now
Carman, 818.710.0647, g
wanted to share that feeling
with friends and neighbors in
our Community. In Send Out Cards, that is called “Your
WHY” behind your justification of putting in endless hours,
climbing mountains, and putting your heart before pocket Diana says Volunteering is rewarding.
book. In my life time, I have heard stories about things Ask us how you can be involved.
occurring, that in my heart I just knew was a Miracle.
October 24, 2010 the OLD FASHIONED FAMILY FAIR
from Canton, Ohio was transported to Warner Center Park
in Woodland Hills California. The sun was shining brightly
on our event, until the very end of our day. This by itself
was an answer to my prayers. I have so many of you to
thank that have worked diligently, to make this day happen
with a bit of panache, and pulling together a Community
Spirit of “Just Do it! Ed Grisso
Thank you VOLUNTEERS for working with such pride as 6250 Canoga Avenue, Suite 419
evidenced by the smile on your faces. It didn’t matter if you Woodland Hills, CA 91367
were standing over a hot grill in the sun, selling tickets,
building a corral out of hay, making cotton candy, root beer
800.425.1633 - 818.301.5399 (F)
floats, walking about with animals, MC’ing tugs of war or
watching a watermelon eating contest with Councilman
Zine delighting the crowd. This was a wave of people
offering an extraordinary effort for the success of an event
that turned off the TV, turned off the computers, & brought
Call for a Free Consultation.
people out to enjoy being together. Team leaders, Bob
STEVE H. HORNSTEIN, Attorney at Law, CPA, LL.M., CFP ®

Austin, Patrick Meherin, Pinki Dhillon, Diana Williams, Jen

Estate Planning, Conservatorships, Probate, Trusts

Svejda, Felicia Paust, Diane Deats, Kathy Rappaport, Ron

Naslund, Candy Cooper, Leslie Maltz, Keith Nichols,

Sandy Rosenholtz, Vanessa Craig, Mark Sterling, David
Williams Paul Lawler, Tracy Myall, David Asplund,
Colleen Langford and Dennis Zine... there are no words for
the gift your shared on that bright sunny day.
20335 Ventura Blvd., Suite 203
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
We will review at a wrap up meeting to see what this (818) 887-9401 • (888) 280-8100
festival amounted to financially and how to improve upon
this event for next year. Congratulations…it was a

wonderful day. g Ribbon Cuttings November 2010 Page 14
Photo: Jim Brammer

RIBBON How to:

get a Ribbon Cutting or a
CUTTINGS mixer for yourself?
Director, Business Development.

Photo: Kathy Rappaport

Yankee Doodles

Welcome Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles to Woodland Hills!

Girl Scouts offers girls ages five to 17 the world’s premier personal
Folks lined up to start buying the condo of their dream at KB Home!
growth and leadership development experience.

Photo: Kathy Rappaport

Photo: Kathy Rappaport

Congrats to YogaWorks on their Grand Opening at Tarzana

"Village Walk". YogaWorks offers all styles and levels of
yoga, a wonderfully diverse, warm and welcoming
community of students, staff and teachers.

Owners Jeff & Paul have an excellent reputation for

giving customers what they want – great food that is
fresh, fast and affordable!Visit them at Jersey
Mike's19458 Ventura Blvd.,Tarzana
Support Our Chamber
Fundraiser Day
Wednesday, December 8
11am – 9pm
Barone’s Kicks off Our
“Support Your Local Chamber Day”
Announce that you are a member!
Enjoy Barone’s Famous Pizza, Pasta, Salads and Desserts!

Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce

Will receive 20% of proceeds collected, including gift cards sales!

This Fundraiser is good for Dine In and Take Out orders.

Let’s give something back to our great Chamber!

22435-D Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA91364 - 818-703-1700

(WHTCC is a nonprofit 501C6~Consult your tax advisor regarding business deductions) Chamber View November 2010 Page 16


Photo © Jim Brammer / © Jim Brammer /

Congrats to Dr. Matthew Bernstein on his new location where he specializes in Congrats to Bigoudi International Salon on their Grand Re-Opening at their new
helping patients with neck, lower back, hip pain, leg pain, auto accidents, and location!
sports-related injuries.

Marcia Brammer State of

the Art Images Be friends
with your Chamber
Ambassador of the Month, Staff on Facebook,
July 2010
State of the Art Images is a fine
art, portraiture and commercial
Diana Williams,
photography studio located in
Jen Svejda,
Tarzana, California. As co-owners of
Felicia Paust
this award winning studio, Marcia
and Jim Brammer, take great pride
in creating a unique experience for each client, starting
with a personally-designed photo session that produces a
custom portfolio of images and services that excite, delight
and inspire for years to come. g

Check the Chamber website to find

an event to attend this week.


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Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Commends Local Woodland Hills Business Deats Design
For Vision And Industriousness We produce marketing
Local business owner, Alex Guarachi, TGIC Importers,
materials and campaigns.
Inc.’s, located on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills was Award winning graphic
honored this week by the design for web and print.
prestigious Wine Enthusiast
Magazine and was named Wine
Call or email for prompt,
Enthusiast Importer of the Year
courteous service.
TGIC is an international
importer of premium wines. This
prestigious award is a beacon of
light in a struggling economy. What
makes the award most meaningful
is its commendation of hard work,
sweat and consistency. TGIC is
indeed maintaining a healthy
financial position despite the current economic woes of other
businesses, however this award recognizes innovation,
persistence and belief. TGIC created the Chilean and
Argentinian wine categories in the US 25 years ago when
nobody else would even consider importing wines from these
regions. It stuck with it, and it took 25 years but today these
categories are hot and getting hotter and TGIC is at the heart
of that trend. #0D60724

This award commends good old-fashioned labor and

commitment, something we’re all learning are key
characteristics any business owner needs to keep afloat in
today’s economy. The economic turndown we’re all living
through has shown us that although the kudos are not always
instant, constancy and steadiness will prove rewarding in the
long-term and America needs more long-term businesses and
less fair-weather ones.
We need examples of steadfast companies that choose to,
and are capable of, enduring the bad times to create a strong,
lasting entity that can create employment, grow business and
even expand in a hurting economy. Alex Guarachi is that
example personified and TGIC is the mirror of his efforts.
TGIC was founded 25 years ago by Alex Guarachi and has
since grown into one of the nation’s leading innovators in
wine imports. TGIC brings in wines from eleven countries
around the globe, including Chile, Argentina, Australia,
New Zealand and Spain, as well as representing and
distributing California Wines from Napa, Sonoma and Paso
Robles. TGIC’s impressive portfolio includes Montes, Santa
Ema, Bodega Norton, Achaval Ferrer, Pascual Toso, Kaiken,
B A R & G R I L L

Che Gaucho, Lo Tengo, Castillo de Monseran, Guarachi

Resort Breakfast in your neighborhood... great prices.

Family Wines, Napa Angel, Star Angel, Omaka Springs and

Happy Hour - Dine In - Early Bird Specials
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Ease your stress... Book your party with us .
21101 Ventura Blvd.,

Felicia says
“Don’t wait in line, Pay online for your Networking Time!”
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: 818 883-6110 Committees November 2010 Page 18

One of the most effective ways to leverage your Chamber membership
and raise your profile is to become active on a committee.
Programs Beautification Membership
Deborah Sable Colleen Langford Paul Lawler
818-667-8881 818-883-6110 818-222-8222

Government Affairs Special Events Committee Chairs

Ann Carlton Bose François Khoury Clay Andrews
818-883-7283 818-595-1000 818-887-4800

Education Marketing/PR Ambassador

Deborah Sable Diane Deats Barry Cohn
(818) 667-8881 (818) 887-7203 (818) 444-7722

Call the office to be an event

Your Government Affairs Committee sponsor.
Meets the Last Thursday of the Month
Noon. Call for location. 1.818.347.4737 Chamber View November 2010 Page 20

Parking meter news

Save The Date: That you
Card The City of
Invites You To Join Us For Our & Los Angeles
Department of
35th Annual Coin Transportation
Business Recognition Awards (LADOT) is
replacing older
Installation Dinner Event parking meters in
your area with new
Thursday January 20, 2011 ones to provide
(818) 981-4491 more convenient
and reliable service. No more
digging for change:
these new meters
accept credit
cards, debit cards,
and even gift
cards-actually, any
card with a MasterCard, Visa, or American Express logo. The
solar-powered parking meters also use wireless commun-
ication to report their status and activity to staff, and send
text alerts to instantly report jams to parking meter
technicians in the field.
LADOT has a limited number of
printed cards showing how to
operate the new meters that can
be provided to your organization by
sending a request to .
This e-mail address can also be
used for any questions or comments related to the Card &
Coin Meters. LADOT values and appreciates your feedback.
Laura J. Keller, Meter Operations
Department of Transportation, City of Los Angeles g

Jen says
“ What would it be worth
to you to have a sales
team of nearly 800