Friday     I     A weekly e-newsletter from the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce    I    April 13, 2012


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Upcoming Events


Chamber Events     
Monday Lunch Mob
Mon, Apr 16, 12 noon
375 W. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo


YPG Mixer: Open to all!
Twenty 88 Food & Drink
Tues, Apr 17, 5:30 p.m.
2088 E. Ventura Blvd, Camarillo
Legislator Meet n' Greet
Meet Assemblyman Jeff Gorell
Thurs, Apr 19, 5:30 p.m.
Spanish Hills Country Club
Non-Profit Roundtable
Topic: Grant Writing 101
Fri, Apr 20, 11:45 a.m.
550 Camarillo Center Drive


Committee Meetings
Board of Directors
Wed, Apr 18, 7:30 am 

CI Connection Committee
Thur, Apr 19, 8:00 a.m.


Weekly Referral Groups 

Connect with other members and build relationships for business success!  


1st & 3rd Mondays - Lunch Referral Group, 12- 1 pm
Aloha Steakhouse, 
5800 Santa Rosa Road, # 140 

2nd & 3rd Tuesdays -Breakfast Referral Group, 8 - 9  am 
zzyzx cafe, 33 N. Lewis Rd.


2nd & 4th Weds - Coffee Break Leads Group, 8:30 - 9:30 am Johnny Rocket's Camarillo, 
640 E Ventura Blvd. #1201 


Every Thursday - Breakfast Referral Group, 8:00 - 9:00 am   Cronies Sports Grill 
370 N. Lantana Street, #20


Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce, 2400 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo 

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Chairman's Circle Members



Courtyard by Marriott-CamarilloCamarillo Residence Inn by Marriott
First California BankSage Network, Inc
Ventura County Star New Logo
EJ Harrison & Sons
Roadrunner Shuttle

CSU Channel Islands

Coastal Embroidery

Edward Jones Investments

Hampton Inn & Suites

Landegger Baron Lavenant & Ingber 


Southern California Edison

TOLD Corporation


  Contact Us



 Jennifer Wells


Membership Director

 Ashley Rak-Lewis


Marketing Director

Lara Shapiro-Snair


Programs Director

Sandy Wheat James


Office Manager

Alisha Smith


Advertising Sales

Dan Desenberg





Have you noticed all the great new programs and events for Chamber members lately? We have an all new Business Expo coming up next month, more opportunities for you to meet and mingle with your local government representatives, an all new community-reached newsletter in the Camarillo Acorn (latest issue linked above), and just an all around member-oriented approach to everything we do. 


Now we are pleased to announce that at the end of this month each of our members will be listed in the all new Camarillo Chamber Business Journal News Magazine! This magazine style newsletter will be released quarterly and feature membership information, committee reports, tips and tricks from experts in their fields, member profiles and news, and an up-to-date member listing! 


Look for your new Journal Magazine in the mail beginning the first week or two of May then every three months afterwards. These publications will also be disseminated throughout the town in hotels, restaurants, doctors offices and more, so everyone can see what you, as Chamber members, are doing!


Thank you for your continued support and membership,


Jennifer Wells
Welcome Assemblyman Jeff Gorell home from Afghanistan at the first Chamber Legislator Meet n' Greet of 2012 
Jeff Gorell


The Camarillo Chamber Business Advocacy Committee invites Members to spend an evening getting to know your State Assemblyman, Jeff Gorell, and welcome him back from his one year tour of duty in Afghanistan with the US Navy.  This cocktail reception costs $25, is open to members only and will feature a no-host bar. Sponsored by Southern California Edison. 


Space is limited so register today! 


Thursday, April 19, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.           

Spanish Hills Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo 

Register online or call 805-484-4383


Cost: $25 (Camarillo Chamber Members only) (This is NOT a fundraising event)

Thank you to our sponsor


Join us for these upcoming events! 


Join the YPG for Food, Drink and great company at the After-Hours YPG Mixer at Twenty 88, April 17
Enjoy a fun evening filled with old friends and new business at the hottest new restaurant in town, Twenty 88, Tuesday, April 17, 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Paid members of the Camarillo YPG  are FREE, all others $10. SPECIAL OFFER: Purchase a ticket to the May 4 YPG Casino Night for $40 and get in to the mixer FREE! 
Pay at the door, no registration necessary.
Non-Profit Council Roundtable: Learn how to write a winning Grant Proposal for your non-profit!
Non-profit members of the Camarillo Chamber are invited to the quarterly Roundtable meeting, Friday, April 20, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Ventura County Star Community Room. This quarter will feature a presentation on Grant Writing from Stephanie Angelini from the Center for Non-profit Leadership. Cost is $10 per person and preregistration is required. Register online or call 805-484-4383. Sponsored by Santa Barbara Bank & Trust.


SCHEDULE CHANGE: The After Hours Mixer at Spanish Hills has been rescheduled to May 22!
Enjoy a fun evening filled with old friends and new business at Spanish Hills Country Club, Tuesday, May 22, 5:30 - 7:00 pm. 
Chamber members are $5, non-members $10, pay at the door, no registration necessary.

For more information about these events and more, visit or call (805) 484-4383.
Fourth Annual YPG Casino Night features 1920s Speakeasy theme, faux gambling, restaurant competition and more!
Join Camarillo's Young professionals for a night to remember at the Fourth Annual YPG Casino Night, Friday, May 4 from 7-11 p.m. The 1920s themed event will be held in the Camarillo Ranch Red Barn and includes fan favorites and new fun for all! 
Tickets are $40 and include $500 gambling chips, free restaurant samples and outstanding entertainment. There will be a Cash Bar. Click Here for more info! Purchase your tickets  Online Now!


Be a "Business Rock Star!" Sign up for the Semi-annual Business Table Top Expo
Join fellow Chamber members on Thursday, May 31 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. for the all new Table Top Expo. The event will take place at the Hampton Inn & Suites and features an intimate location where members can showcase their business products and services. Exhibitor space starts at $110 for sign-up before April 20, $125 after, so sign up early and Save! 

This event is open to the public and features food, drink, prize drawings, and fun! For more information or a registration form Click Here. Or call 805-484-4383 to speak with a Chamber representative.
Business Resources at your Fingertips! 


Trade Connect Export Workshop
CSU Channel Islands presents a FREE workshop designed to help businesses learn about exporting their goods overseas. Topics include: How to Find Overseas Customers, How to Finance & Insure, How to Educate Staff, and Sea & Air Cargo Services. Download a Flyer Here for more information or Register Online. 

Economic Development Center / Ventura County
EDC/VC-Small Business Development Center April 2012 workshop series provides a range of options to help businesses thrive from the start. Click Here for a list of upcoming workshops.


Ventura County SCORE
Did you know you can access Ventura County SCORE workshops not only to help you start a business, but learn more to further your business? Join onther business owners Thurs, March 29 at the Thousand Oaks Library for a FREE small business event on Financing For Your Business. Click Here for more details or to register. Or check out some other Upcoming SCORE Workshops.
Member Messages   

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Camarillo Chamber welcomes new martial arts/fitness studio! 

We are very excited to be a part of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce.  We hope to meet all of you and hope we can cross promote each others businesses.  Everyone from the Chamber is welcomed to check out our studio and even try a class.  If you're looking to learn self defense or just want an awesome place to workout, we're the place to go!  5800 Santa Rosa Road Suite 133


Camarillo Home Rental List | Free Online Application Credit Check Are you looking to make a move this Summer?  If so, we have long term home rentals becoming available in Spanish Hills, Las Posas Estates, Mission Oaks, Lakeside Village and Village at the Park.  We update our rental listings online daily at  Apply Free Online or call 482-3209.




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