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                                                                                                  Links are Live                        March/April 2010

                                                                                                                                                       Volume 65
                                                                                                                                                         No. 7


                                                      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

                                          Meet the New Chairman of the Board                             Renewing Members, You Rock!
                                 The Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber                                19 7 3
Photo Kathy Rappaport Flash Frozen hotography, Inc.




                                                                                                                                   Hilton Woodland Hills
                              of Commerce is pleased to announce that                                                              François Khoury
                              Colleen Langford, General Manager of the                             Beaver’s Den Antiques, Inc.     www.woodlandhills.hilton.com
                              Holiday Inn, a full service hotel located on
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                                                                                                   Barbara Beaver - Cavaleri
                              Ventura Blvd, has been named the WHTCC
                                                                                                   www.beaversdenantiques.com
                              2010 Chairman of the Board. Ms. Colleen
                              Langford’s “Ticket to Ride” as the new
                                                                                                   1 9 74                          Bernard’s Office Furniture Inc.
                              chair began as Deborah Sable’s dedication
                                                                                                                                   Frank R. Bernard
                                                                                                   West Valley Occupational
            Colleen Langford to the Chamber Community ended at the
                                                                                                                                   www.bernardsfurniture.com
                                                                                                   Center
         Chamber’s February 5, 2010 Installation Gala. A fabulous                                  Richard Wormus                  Maria’s Italian Kitchen
         event, aptly named “Ticket to Ride,” featured a performance by                            www.wvoc.net                    Madelyn Alfano
         the Beatles Tribute Band generously sponsored by the Westfield
                                                                                                                                   www.mariasitaliankitchen.com
         Topanga & Promenade.
                                                                                                                                   19 9 3
                                                                                                   West Hills Hospital & Medical
                                                                                                   Center
            Colleen Langford’s high energy and enthusiasm will bring a                             Beverly Gilmore
         new style of leadership to the board. Meanwhile, she will                                 www.westhillshospital.com       LCK Enterprises
         remain focused on drawing from the past experience of the pre-
                                                                                                   19 7 8
                                                                                                                                   Lois Curran-Klein
         vious leaders of the community. Rose Goldwater commented “I
         am so excited to support Colleen as the Incoming Chairman of                                                              19 9 4
         the Board. The potential to make a difference (cont. page 7)
                                                                                                   Westfield Topanga and
                                                                                                   Promenade                       Melnick Consulting Group, Inc.
                                                                                                   Erick Klafter                   Mike Melnick
                                                                                                   www.westfield.com               www.melinick.com
                                                                 Michael John Miller
                                                                                                   19 7 9
                                                                                       OBITUARY
                         Honorary Mayor of Woodland Hills for 10 years.
                         Michael was a 27-year member of the Woodland
                                                                                                                                   19 9 5
                         Hills~Tarzana Chamber, serving as Past Chairman                           Riverrock Real Estate Group     I. Allan Oberman
                         of the Board and chairing many of our fundraising                         Joy Jugovic                     Attorney-at-Law
                                                                                                   1 9 81                          19 9 6
                         events. Michael’s accomplishments and contributions
                         are far too numerous to list but we mention several
                         here. Recipient of The WHTCC 2001 Joseph Staller
                         Memorial Award. Topanga Station Boosters-Founders                         Gerald Gelfand, D.M.D.
Circle Member and Vice President of Fundraising.                                                                                   The UPS Store
                                                                                                   Dental Office                   Leslie Frankel
    Michael was 62. Born April 27, 1947 in New York City, raised in Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                   19 9 9
                                                                                                   Gerald Gelfand, D.M.D.

                                                                                                   19 8 8
and a devoted Steelers fan. He was a Vietnam veteran decorated with both
a Bronze Star for valor and a Purple Heart. After Vietnam he moved out west.
He earned his Bachelor of Science from Western New Mexico State and his
MBA in accounting from Arizona State University. He started with State Farm                                                        Our House - San Fernando
Insurance in the Arizona Sunland office in 1971 and was later promoted to                          Hank’s Tire Service, Inc.       Valley
the California Westlake office.                                                                    Steve Goldberg                  Randi Wolfson
     Michael’s success gave him the opportunity to give back to his                                www.hankstire.com               www.ourhouse-grief.org
community. It was a promise he kept with God for saving his leg in Vietnam.                                                                   Continued on page 8.
    His greatest joy was his children, Montana and Chandler. Michael is also
survived by his wife Jennifer brother, David Miller; sisters, Patti Frank and
Denise Shaw; a step sister, Terri Gay Yaria; and all of their respective spouses,
                                                                                                    Plant Trees with Us
nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass was held Monday, February 15, 2010,
at St. Bernardine of Siena Church in Woodland Hills.                                                March 27th!
Michael was well known in the community as much for his warm and                                    Beautify Ventura Boulevard.
gregarious nature as he was for his deep involvement and tireless efforts                           Bring out your Family, Your Staff,
on behalf of numerous charities and community organizations. Michael was                            Your Class, Your Team!
passionate about the Chamber and always helpful to our members.
He will be much missed and long remembered.
                                                                                                    Join the fun. 1.818.347.4737
www.woodlandhillscc.net                        Chamber Report/Member Spotlight                                                                                March/April 2010               Page 2


                                  Mailing Address:
                                                                                                            Chamber Report                               Member Spotlight
                                  P.O. Box 1,                                                                                By Diana Williams,
                                                                                                                                                         Parham Nabatian




                                                     Photo Kathy Rappaport Flash Frozen hotography, Inc.
                                                                                                          Our Community                                                       Parham Nabatian,
                                  Woodland Hills,                                                                            Executive Director

                                                                                                                                                                              founder and Chief
                                  CA 91365
                                                                                                          David and I fell
                                                                                                          in love with                                                        Marketing Officer
                                                                                                                                                                              of Infinite
 20121 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 204
                                                                                                          Woodland Hills
 Woodland Hills, CA 91364
 (818) 347-4737 • Fax (818) 347-3321
                                                                                                          and Tarzana about                                                   Communications,
 2010 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                                                                                          13 years ago when                                                   an Internet
 COLLEEN LANGFORD                                                                                         we moved into our                                                   Marketing, Design
 Holiday Inn Woodland Hills                                                         first home right here in Woodland                                                         and Public
 Chairman of the Board, Chair Beautification                                                                                                                                  Relations firm.
                                                                                    Hills. When we hike to the top of Stunt
 DEBORAH SABLE, CoreFit
 Past Chair 2008, 2009                                                              Road, Reseda Boulevard or Serrania                             Q. What do your duties include? I guide
 Chair Educatiom, Co-Chair Programs                                                 Park with our canine boys and look                             businesses, non-profits and individuals on
 DAVID ASPLUND                                                                      down at our City, I just want to wrap                          how to utilize the optimum marketing
 Providence Tarzana Medical Center                                                  my arms around it. The Warner Center,                          platforms to increase sales and visibility.
 Executive Vice Chair
                                                                                    standing tall, and all the homes and
 STEVE H. HORNSTEIN,                                                                small businesses are in one sensational
                                                                                                                                                   Q. What is your greatest business
 CPA, LL.M., CFP™, Hornstein Law Offices                                                                                                           accomplishment thus far? Implementing
 Chief Financial Officer                                                            view. Before my eyes meet the city,
                                                                                                                                                   an integrated marketing campaign, we
 DIANE DEATS, Deats Design                                                          they meet the vast and awe-inspiring
                                                                                                                                                   generated more than $10,000 of business
 Corporate Secretary, Chair Marketing/P.R.                                          canyons. As I turn to the west, the
                                                                                                                                                   in a month for one of our dental clients.
 TRACY MYALL                                                                        dramatic coast of the Pacific Ocean
 Premier America Credit Union                                                       stretches as far as my eyes can see.                           Q. Why did you join The Chamber?
 Vice Chair Operations                                                              What’s not to love?                                            I strongly believe that a community
 ANN CARLTON BOSE, Skyline Financial                                                                                                               supporting one another will lead to
 Vice Chair Community Affairs
                                                                                                                                                   greater achievements than individuals
                                                                                                           Many businesses in our community are
 MITCHELL DEARMAN                                                                                           struggling, but we can do something.
                                                                                                                                                   working on their own.
 Westfield Topanga and Promenade
 Vice Chair Programs
                                                                                       It is difficult that many businesses
                                                                                    in our community are struggling.                               Parham Nabatian, Chief Marketing Officer
 FRANÇOIS KHOURY
                                                                                    Landmark businesses such as Deforests                          Infinite Communications Inc.
 Woodland Hills Hilton
 Vice Chair Special Events                                                          Patio and Fireside, Bernard’s Office                           5121 Van Nuys Blvd. Ste. 211
                                                                                    Furniture, and Le Bon Bakery packing                           Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
 CLAY ANDREWS, Warner Center Marriott
 Vice Chair Special Events                                                          up and moving from Ventura
                                                                                                                                                   www.infinitecomm.net
                                                                                                                                                   parham@infinitecomm.net
 CYNTHIA ELKINS                                                                     Boulevard or closing up shop, brings
 Elkins Employment Law                                                              me deep concern.
 Chamber Council                                                                                                                                   O: 818.990.9843 - C: 818.421.8626
                                                                                       A few “Business Connection”                                 Possibilities Are Endless
 PAUL LAWLER
 Paul Lawler Risk Management                                                        newsletters ago, I talked about the
 CATHERINE da GAMA
                                                                                    small businesses in our community
 GRI, E-PRO, WCR                                                                    driving the economic engine and the
                                                                                                                                                       Outgoing Board Chair Deborah Sable

 Rodeo Realty                                                                       importance of support from those of us
                                                                                                                                                       and Dale Surowitz, recipient of the

                                                                                    who live, work and play here. Now, as
                                                                                                                                                       Joseph Staller Award.
 MAX HAGHIGHI, RHU
 Syndicated Insurance Agency                                                        I drive or walk from Valley Circle to
 TIMOTHY COLLINS                                                                    Lindley my heart sinks with the
 World Financial Group
                                                                                    number of “For Lease” signs that
 BARRY S. COHN                                                                      sprinkle the boulevard.
 RGEB Employee Benefits
                                                                                       Would making Ventura Boulevard
 ROSE GOLDWATER
 Western Commercial Bank                                                            more desirable help? Would making
 Historian, Past President 1978                                                     the Boulevard a destination for people
           CHAMBER STAFF
                                                                                    to come to shop, walk, dine, listen to
                                                                                    music and more help increase
 DIANA WILLIAMS, Executive Director                                                 business? We think it will. We have
 JEN SVEJDA Director, Business Development                                          started working toward this common
 FELICIA PAUST, Executive Assistant                                                 goal. The price of square footage for
 DEATS DESIGN, Newsletter Production
                                                                                    these properties and the daily gross
                                                                                                          Continued on page 7.
                                                                                                                                                   Photo Kathy Rappaport www.flashfrozenphotography.com
www.woodlandhillscc.net         Chamber View         March/April 2010   Page 3




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www.woodlandhillscc.net                          Calendar                                March/April 2010             Page 4



                                   Calendar of Events
      Business Networking Breakfast                       New Member Orientation Breakfast
      Wednesday, March 3rd                                Wednesday, April 13th
      7:00 am to 9:00 am                                  Invitation Only
      Sponsor: Skyline Financial Corp. Ann Carlton Bose   8:00 am to 9:00 am
      Woodland Hills Country Club                         Notice Venue Change
      Address: 21150 Dumetz Road                          Warner Center Marriott
      RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday.                   Address: 21850 Oxnard Street
      Walk-Ins Welcome add $5                             Self Parking Complimentary
      No Jeans please at Breakfast Venue                  RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday.
      Members $20, One Time Trial Guest Price $20.
      There will be assigned seating.                     Business Networking Luncheon
                                                          Thursday, April 22nd
      Business Networking Luncheon                        Notice Date Change
      Wednesday, March 17th                               11:30 am – 1:15 pm
      11:30 am – 1:15 pm                                  Sponsor: TBA
      Sponsor: TBA                                        Speaker: Bruce Ackerman, Economic Alliance
      Giovanni Ristorante                                 of the San Fernando Valley
      Address: 21801 Ventura Blvd.                        Warner Center Marriott
      RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday.                   Address: 21850 Oxnard Street
      Walk-Ins add $5 Members $25                         Self Parking Complimentary
      One Time Trial Guest Price $25                      RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday.
                                                          Walk-Ins add $5 Members $25
      Business Networking Mixer                           One Time Trial Guest Price $25
      Wednesday, March 24th
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm                                   Business Networking Mixer
      Golfsmith: Address: 21419 Victory Blvd.             Wednesday, April 28th
      RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday.                   5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Notice Time Change
      Members $0, One Time Trial Guest Price $10          Nicola’s Kitchen
                                                          Address: 20969 Ventura Blvd.
      Business Networking Breakfast                       RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday.
      Wednesday, April 7th                                Members $0, One Time Trial Guest Price $10
      7:00 am to 9:00 am
      Sponsor:
      Bel Air Exteriors, Inc.~Michael Weissenborn         RSVP 818 .347.4737
                                                          A guest or One Time Trial Guest is defined as someone who is
      Notice Venue Change
                                                          interested in membership in our community. It is our pleasure
      Warner Center Marriott                              to welcome you to one of each event (1 breakfast, 1 lunch and
      Address: 21850 Oxnard Street                        1 mixer). This begins your trial membership. Your interest in
      Self Parking Complimentary                          membership is very important to us. You will be recognized and
                                                          welcomed by our staff to one of each event. With respect to our
      RSVP REQUIRED by noon on Tuesday.                   valued members, we limit attendance to guests who are interested
      Walk-Ins Welcome add $5                             in membership. More info at woodlandhillscc.net/calendar
      No Jeans please at Breakfast Venue
      Members $20, One Time Trial Guest Price $20.              Plant Trees with Us On March 27th!
      There will be assigned seating.                           Beautify Ventura Boulevard. We need 100 volunteers.
                                                              Bring out your Family, Your Staff, Your Class, Your Team!
                                                                  Volunteer and join the fun. Read More on Page 7!
                                                                               1.818.347.4737
 Welcome New Members!
www.woodlandhillscc.net                                                   New Members                                          March/April 2010          Page 5
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                                                                                       26500 Agoura Rd. Ste 400                 22124 Ventura Blvd
   We encourage you to make the most of your membership by becoming involved;
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  join a committee, attend meetings, par-ticipate in events, let us get to know you!

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                                        4882 Topanga Canyon Blvd
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Synergy Business Results                                                                                              Woodland Hills CA 91367
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                                        Fax: (818)227-6474                     8637 Lindley Ave.                      Phone: (818)888-8058
Woodland Hills Athletic Club            mstadelman@wradvisors.com              Northridge CA 91325                    Fax: (818)702-6289
Armando Oliva                                                                  Phone: (818)349-4335                   www.dralansherman.com
20971 Burbank Blvd                      BNI - West Valley                      www.highoctaneautomotive.com           dralansherman@sbcglobal.net
Woodland Hills CA 91367                 Red Mann                               highoctaneautomotive@msn.com
Phone: (818)226-0460                    PO Box 1348                                                                   Deforest’s Patio & Fireside
www.theWHAC.com                         Simi Valley CA 913062                  Dreams Are Possible (DAP)
Armando@theWHAC.com
                                                                                                                      Center
                                        (818)370-6633                          Foundation                             Pam Gietzen
                                        Fax: (805)577-1000                     Lesa Bentley                           9625 Mason Avenue
                                        redmann@sfvbni.com                     6303 Owensmouth Ave., 10th Fl          Chatsworth, CA 91311
                                                                               Woodland Hills CA 91367                Phone: (818)772-5040
Call the office to heap praise upon the beautiful ladies that work there.      Phone: (818)484-3242                   Email: pamgietzen@aol.com
They won’t mind. I promise. 1.818.347.4737                                     Fax: (888)391-2220
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Chamber Report Continued from page 2. receipts are not in New Chairman                      (Continued from page 1) with her knowledge of
our control, but we can do something. Our Chamber has always            the community, management skills and past experience as an
been involved with beautification, legislative issues, and more.        involved WHTCC board member will bring a fresh approach to
That's why large and small businesses recognize the importance of       executing new ideas while still respecting the history of the
supporting the Chamber.                                                 WHTCC. I, as the WHTCC Historian, have volunteered to assist &
   Our Chamber is working hard with the Woodland Hills                  support her in achieving this vision.” “Colleen Langford is an
Community Coalition, led by Councilman Dennis P. Zine, which            excellent choice for the Woodland Hills~Tarzana Chamber of
includes organizations such as the Woodland Hills-Warner Center         Commerce 2010 Chairman of the Board. Our Chamber Community
Neighborhood Council and the Woodland Hills Homeowners                  has witnessed her participation and involvement. I have observed
Organization. I am chairing the Tree Planting Committee with            the level of respect and loyalty she has earned from her staff as
2010 Chairman of the Board, Colleen Langford as Co-chair. Our           general manager of the Holiday Inn. We look forward to a prosper-
immediate Past Chair, Deborah Sable is chairing the Streetscape         ous 2010 with Colleen serving as Chairman of the Board.” Diana
Plan Committee which includes benches, trash receptacles and            Williams~ Executive Director.
other “furniture” on the boulevard.                                        Colleen’s vision for the WHTCC 2010 is to build on the
                                                                        foundation that Deborah Sable has started. With the support of the
     We are planting 22 trees on Ventura Boulevard                      current board members and staff, the 2010 WHTCC is certain to
                from Canoga to DeSoto.                                  accomplish many goals. Colleen recognizes all Deborah Sable’s
    These trees will scrub the air. Absorb CO2 and produce oxygen.      efforts and hard work and will continue the dedication that she
Purify the water. Reduce urban stress. Help capture rainwater.          committed to the WHTCC. Colleen stated “With the active, caring
Beautify our streetscapes. Ample research with regards to               and committed members of this community, such as Dennis Zine, I
merchants’ needs and sidewalk maintenance has also gone into the        feel we can all make a great impact working together in 2010.”
decision regarding types of trees that will be planted. The Coalition      Colleen is actively involved in Dennis Zine’s campaign to
is partnering with Mayor Villaraigosa's office and the Million Tree     beautify Ventura Boulevard, Shepherd of the Valley PTF and
Initiative. We need 100 volunteers on Saturday, March 27th at 8         School Board, the WHTCC’s Finance Committee and has been
am. Our home base is the Holiday Inn at 21101 Ventura Blvd.,            involved with the Education Committee. Additionally she
Woodland Hills. Councilman Zine will be presiding as we launch          volunteers her time to coach baseball as well as girls’ softball and
the tree planting. There will be a demonstration and a Supervisor       she serves as an active soccer mom.
will head out with each tree planting team to begin our efforts in         Colleen has been the General Manager of the Holiday Inn
the Woodland Hills Coalition. Join us. Call the Chamber Office at       Woodland Hills for 7 years; managing a 24-hour, 7 days a week,
818-347-4737 for more information.                                      365 days a year operation that never closes its doors; an award
                                                                        winning hotel for Excellence in Service. In the history of the
                                                                        WHTCC, Colleen is the first Chairman of the Board to have young
          WOODLAND HILLS BRANCH                                         children. She credits her success to her supportive management
                                                                        team and her loving family. Colleen currently lives in Chatsworth,
                                                                        California with her husband, Mel and her 11 year-old twins,
                        21520 Victory Blvd.
                                                                        Connor & Erin, as well as their 6 month-old son, Melvin III.
                      866-767-5328
                                                                              Plant Trees with Us On March 27th!
                                                                            Beautify Ventura Boulevard. Bring out your Family,
                                                                              Your Staff, Your Class, Your Team! Volunteer
                                                                                            and join the fun.
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Renewing Members Rock! 2 0 0 5                                     Tarzana Community Cultural        The Wellness Community
Continued from page 1.                                             Center                            Valley/Ventura Valley Satellite

2000
                                 Bruce T. Andersen C.P.A.          Patty McManus                     Suzanne Drace
                                 www.andersencpa.com               www.mytarzana.org                 www.twcvv.org
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Silverado Senior Living          Barry Cohn                        Kevin Kotarski                    For Suicide Prevention
Rochelle Dardeau                 www.rgeb4u.com                    www.vpselfstorage.com             Laura Levinsky
Promotionally Minded Ad          Touch of Life Physical Therapy, Hypnosis Motivation Institute       www.afsp.org/losangeles
Specialties                      Inc.                                                                Beds Unlimited
Hank Yuloff                                                      George Kappas
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                                                                 Berlin, LLP
Jackson McCarthy &               Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse      Steve Berlin                        Acorn Newspaper
Associates                       & Wine Bar
Sean McCarthy                                                                                        Eve Smith
                                 Samantha Silk                   Jay A. Saltzman Insurance
                                                                                                     www.theacorn.com
www.jacksonmccarthy.com          www.flemingssteakhouse.com Services
                                                                 Jay A.Saltzman                      Handelman Consulting, Inc.
Bob J. Epstein Attorney at Law   Amazing Memories, Inc.
Bob Epstein                                                      Sherman Oaks Center For             Ira Handelman
                                 Paul Gross
2 0 01
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                                                                 Robert Weinberg                     Carolyn D. Phillips
                                 Valley Women’s Center           www.soces.lausd.k12.ca.us           www.pcarmel.com
California Concierge LLC         Lulu Kamatoy
Susan Hamersky                   www.valleywomenscenter.com      U Frame It                          Transworld Systems
www.calconcierge.com                                             Adrianna Cruz-Ocampo                Wayne W. Edington
                                 Rosenheim & Associates, Inc. www.uframeit.com                       www.collections4less.com
Money Mailer of Agoura,          Brad Rosenheim
Calabasas & Woodland Hills       www.raa-inc.com                 Barbara Allen Enrolled Agent        Deadicated Pest Eliminators
Brian White                                                      Barbara Allen                       John D. Coulbourn
www.moneymailer.com              AXA Advisors                                                        www.deadicatedpest.com
                                 Michael Higginbotham            Fred Weinberg & Company
CoreFit                          www.axaonline.com               Fred Weinberg                       Kiwanis Warner Center

                                 2006
Deborah Sable                                                    www.fredweinberg.com                Dominique Cavelier
www.corefit.com                                                    State Farm Insurance              Aaron Albucher Accounting
Hornstein Law Offices                                              Joyce Emerson-Greenberg           Aaron Albucher
                                 Monty’s Steak House               www.joyce100.com
Steve Hornstein                  Michael Levine                                                  Pests R Us
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                                 VEDC - Valley Economic            Stuff                         www.pestsrusinc.com
                                 Developmnet Center                Mark Sterling
                                 Allison Urias                     www.worldsgreatesttshirts.com Guadalupe Community Center
Tarzana Inn                      www.vedc.org                                                    Catholic Charities of L.A. Inc
Silvia Eck                                                         1- 800-GOT-JUNK               Moeed Khan

                                                                                                 2008
www.tarzanainn.com               Coldwell Banker Real Estate       John Nakama

2004
                                 Debbie Soden                      www.1800gotjunk.com
                                 www.DebbieSoden.com
                                                                   Crazy Inkjets                     Network Business Solution
                                 Woodland Hills Woman’s Club,      Yaniv Levi
Capital Source Bank              Inc.                                                                Darren Stanley
Janet Gleason                                                      www.crazyinkjets.com              www.networkbusinesssolution.com
                                                                   2007
                                 Teri Dool
www.capitalsourcebank.com        www.woodlandhillswomansclub.org                                  Kiwanis Club of the
Affirmative Color                The Pacifica Company, L.P.                                       San Fernando Valley
Andrew Graham                    Richard Bunner                    Southern California Veterinary Nelson Tucker
www.affirmativecolor.com         www.thepacificacompany.com        Hospital                       www.kiwanis.org
                                                                   George Cuellar, DVM
Lister Jewelry                   Tarzana Lions Club                www.socalvet.com               CAbi
Ernest Lister                    Pawin Jiramongkolchi                                             Adrienne Denniston
www.listerjewelry.com                                              Mel Sofian                     www.adriennedenniston.cabionline.com
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MMP Printing & Digital           Richard Joseph                    Absolute Best Electric            Continued on page 9.
Graphics                                                           Jim Allen
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                                                                                                   AND A
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                                                                                                                Divine Salon & Spa, 22124 Ventura Blvd,
               Holiday Inn Express. 22617 Ventura Bl.,  Jane of Tarzana. 18735 Ventura Bl., 91356               (818) 346-5551 Jeanie Alan-Lee has been
               Woodland Hills, (818) 222-229,           (818) 343-5001, Peggy Sella, Owner/Partner              a hairstylist in Woodland Hills for 25+ years
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               Tarzana CA 91356, (818)996-3008                   22123 Ventura Bl., (818)883-8387                                         1.818.347.4737
               steve@thebleeckerstreet.com                       http://www.vetspecialistsvalley.com




               “We feel so honored to have a ribbon cutting at
               our 43rd Anniversary!”
               says Barbara Beaver - Cavaleri. The Chamber
               arranged to have certificates presented from      Whole Foods Market Woodland Hills              Westfield Mixer Multi Chamber Event.
               Councilman Dennis Zine’s office.                  21347 Ventura Blvd. (818)610-0000              Westfield Topanga and Promenade,
               Beaver's Den Antiques, Inc.,                      Fax: (818) 610-0040 Katie Ryan, Marketing      Mr. Erick Klafter, Senior General Manager.
               19505 Ventura Bl.,Tarzana, (818) 881-0690,        Assistant, Brandi Hernandez, Marketing
               Member Since 1973                                 Supervisor, wholefoodsmarket.com




               Global Investment Group, 21900 Burbank Bl.        Attendees of the 'Lucky Feet' ribbon cutting   Weiler's Deli Ribbon Cutting, 25th Anniversary.
               3rd Floor, Woodland Hills, (818) 992-2944,        got a special treat! 4882 Topanga Canyon       21161 Victory Bl., Canoga Park
               Fax: (818)992-2971, Jennifer Timario, Chief       Blvd., Woodland Hills, (818) 340-4088          (818) 884-6611, Frank Mesriani,
               Executive Officer, jtimario@gigfinancial.com      Teresa Ngo, luckyfeetwh@yahoo.com              weilerswarnerdeli.com, gmesriani@aol.com

                                                                                                    Photos: Kathy Rappaport www.flashfrozenphotography.com
A Little Help?
www.woodlandhillscc.net                                                                Chamber View                             March/April 2010 Page 11

                                                              Call the Chamber office to find out how you can volunteer to make a difference.
                                                               A few hours and a few                  community the more             make a difference.
                                                            dollars later store owners                commerce will be driven to        The Woodland Hills
                                                            can make a difference.                    our businesses right here in   ~Tarzana Chamber of
                                                            What are you doing to set                 our own neighborhood. We       Commerce can also direct
                                                            an example? It was not that               are proud that Kim Chung       you to Business Develop-
                                                            long ago that we would see                is a member of the             ment Alliances that have
                                                            shop owners sweeping their                Woodland Hills ~Tarzana        monies available for
                                                            sidewalks, watering the                   Chamber of Commerce.           projects such as giving your
                                                            trees and foliage, washing                Take a deep breath, stand in   store front or property a
                                                            windows and more. We can                  front of your store or your    “face lift”. There are funds
                                                            return to that. We need to                property on the boulevard,     available that banks are not
                                                            return to that. We have                   be honest with yourself and    providing. Whether it’s a
                                                            chosen Sooz and Son Earth                 ask yourse if you are proud.   face lift, a little help during
                                                            Friendly Dry Cleaners as an               Start at home and know         challenging economic times
                                                            example of what a little                  there are many other ways      or funds to grow your
                                                            care and pride can do for                 to get involved. Call the      facility, call the Chamber to
We are proud that Kim Chung is a member
                                                            our Ventura Boulevard. The                Chamber office to find out     direct you. 818-347-4737
                                                            more desirable we make our                how you can volunteer to       www.woodlandhillscc.net
of the Woodland Hills ~Tarzana Chamber of
Commerce.
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Government Affairs Committee                                                                                                                       Be friends with
Last Thursday of the Month                                                                                                                         your Chamber Staff
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                                                                818.888.2280
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                                                            20969 Ventura Blvd., Suite 3
   Ventura County Woman Business Owner of the Year   Woodland Hills, CA 91364 in the French Quarter
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Parking Meters                                                                       To: diane@deatsdesign.com
   Mid year 2009, the City of Los Angeles raised street
                                             Sean McCarthy
                                                                                     From: colleen@hiwoodlandhills.com
parking meter rates and extended the hours of parking meter                          Subject: Business Card Designs
operations throughout Los Angeles. The Woodland Hills                                Diane, I am going to have my team take a
Tarzana Chamber of Commerce recognizes that the city                                 look tomorrow morning. I want them to be
need the revenues so a parking meter rate hike were                                  proud of the cards and feel part of the process.
understandable.                                                                      I LOVE LOVE LOVE the ones on the top left.
   However,                                                                          Great ideas! THANKS so much!
parking meters                                                                       Colleen P. Langford
throughout Los                                                                       General Manager, Holiday Inn Woodland Hills
Angeles were
recalibrated,
                                                                                     Deats Design                          818.887.7203
restricting the
                                                                                     AWARD WINNING GRAPHIC DESIGN          diane@deatsdesign.com
amount of money
the meters would
take, resulting in
increasing parking
fines. The parking meters now only take quarters, which is
not stated on most meters. Put in a dime or nickel and no
time will be credited. Try to pay for a full two hours of
parking, the posted maximum, and the meters will eat every
additional quarter leaving you with only one hour’s time.
Further, should you fail to pay attention when you feed the
meter and not realize you only have an hour of time, you
will receive a $55 parking fine.
   The Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber has respectfully                              #0D60724

requests that the City of Los Angeles remedy this problem.
The city should first, roll back parking fees and parking
times so parkers are not unfairly fined. Second, that the                                                     Debbie Soden, Realtor
City release the economic analysis that was used as the
rationale for the parking increases and allow for public
comment. Finally, if the higher parking fees are justified,
replace or
                                                                                                                 Cell Phone 818.857.9917
                                                                                                                 Debbie@DebbieSoden.com
  recalibrate all meters that do not allow for purchase                                                           www.DebbieSoden.com
    of the maximum posted time so as to stop parkers                                                                         DRE #01358352

                  from being unfairly fined.
   This resolution was passed by the Woodland Hills
Tarzana Chamber of Commerce in December of 2009 and
was subsequently adopted by the United Chamber of
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             C     O      M      M       I    T      T     E     E      S                  Neighborhood Councils
                                                                                               United Chambers of Commerce of the
     One of the most effective ways to leverage your Chamber membership
                                                                                           San Fernando Valley wishes to encourage
          and raise your profile is to become active on a committee.                       all of its member chambers and all busi-
                                                                                           nesses generally to participate in their
                                                                                           respective neighborhood council meetings.
                Programs                                 Beautification
                                                                                               We live in historic times marked by a
              Deborah Sable                              Colleen Langford
              818-667-8881                                818-883-6110                     dramatic plunge in business and high
           deborah@corefit.com                    colleen@HIWoodlandhills.com              unemployment combined with dwindling
                                                                                           city revenues. Los Angeles and all local
                                                                                           municipalities are facing severe cutbacks
                              Membership/Ambassador
                                                                                           of services combined with anticipated, first
                                      Leslie Kaz
                                                                                           time ever record layoffs of public employ-
                                818-322-1566 ext. 102
                              Lesliek@syndicatedins.com                                    ees.
                                                                                               While Neighborhood Councils are advi-
                                                                                           sory only, they can and do influence city
         Government Affairs                              Special Events
                                                                                           policy making including planning, zoning
           Ann Carlton Bose                               François Khoury
                                                                                           and permitting.
            818-883-7283                                   818-595-100
                                                                                               Until now, Neighborhood Councils have
    annbose@skylinefinancialcorp.com                Francois.khoury@hilton.com
                                                                                           been dominated by homeowner groups.
                                                                                           This is not to say that the homeowners
               Education                                 Marketing/PR
                                                                                           groups do not have a legitimate right to
          Contact: Deborah Sable                       Contact: Diane Deats
                                                                                           hold the seats they occupy. Rather, that
             (818) 667-8881                              (818) 887-7203
                                                                                           business has been under-represented, lead-
           deborah@corefit.com                       diane@deatsdesign.com
                                                                                           ing to decidedly business unfriendly neigh-
                                                                                           borhood council actions.

                                                                                            “...we will not have a say at the table of
                                                                                            government if we do not participate...”
                                                                                              The United Chambers of Commerce
                                                                                           does not fault the Neighborhood councils or
                                                                                           home owners groups for their participation
                                                                                           in the political process. In fact we celebrate
                                                                                           their involvement. What United Chambers
                                                                                           of Commerce seeks is a balance between
                                                                                           the views of home owners, determined to
                                                                                           have their way with legitimate businesses
                                                                                           interests in general.
                                                                                              This was brought home recently by the
                                                                                           fact that in regard to unfair parking rates,
                                                                                           neighborhood councils either did not seek
                                                                                           to address the issues or were unable to do
                                                                                           anything about the issues. All the while the
                                                                                           neighborhood councils have sought tighter
                                                                                           and more unreasonable controls on legiti-
Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber member Sean McCarthy Chairs UCC Government

                                                                                           mate businesses.
Affairs Meeting. United Chambers of Commerce represents Chambers and Organizations

                                                                                              Business needs a voice on the Neighbor-
in the San Fernando Valley. In addition to members of other chambers in attendance are

                                                                                           hood Councils to help the City to deal with
representatives of the Governor, The Mayor, City, County and State Elected Officials and
other stakeholders. Photo: Deats
                                                                                           budget, planning and operational problems.
                                                                                           We need the best and the brightest to advise
                   Your Government Affairs Committee                                       the City on how to go forward in uncertain
                                             Meets the                                     times. Tough times require that we all pitch
                                                                                           in together. Remember, we cannot and will
                                                                                           not have a say at the table of government if
                             Last Thursday of the Month
                             Contact Chamber Office for Location.                          we do not participate. Let your voice be
                                                                                           heard. Sean McCarthy
www.woodlandhillscc.net                                            Installation Gala                                          March/April 2010 Page 14

                                                                                        On February 5, we held our annual Woodland Hills-Tarzana
                                                                                     Chamber of Commerce Membership Celebration and Installation of
                                                                                           the Board of Directors at the Hilton Woodland Hills.
                                                                                                               This is how the evening went.
       T H E                 P R O G R A M
     Reception with Silent and Chance Auction
      Welcome - François Khoury, Event Chair
            Opening - Masters of Ceremonies
               Mark and Mindy Sterling
                  Pledge of Allegiance
              Captain John Sherman, LAPD
                    Invocation
     Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel                                          Dale Surowitz, recipient of the
                                                                                       prestigiuos Joseph Staller Award
                                                                                                                                   L.A. City Controller Wendy Gruell with
                                                                                                                                   Outgoing Chairman Deborah Sable

                       Music
       California Lutheran University Quartet
                                 Dinner
              Ambassador of the Year
     Presented by Ann Bose and Max Haghighi
   Director of the Year Presented by Jim Kinsey
        Presentation of the 2009 Joseph Staller
         Memorial Award by David Asplund                                               The Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce Officers.

            and 2008 Joseph Staller Award
              Recipient Brad Rosenheim
     Outgoing Chair’s Message - Deborah Sable
  Incoming Chair’s Message - Colleen Langford
       Program Conclusion - François Khoury
                   Entertainment
       Ticket to Ride, A Tribute to the Beatles

                                                                                       David Williams catches the action           MCs Mark and Mindy Sterling, brother
                                                                                                                                   and sister act first time together




Entertainment “Ticket to Ride” A Beatles Tribute Band sponsored
by Westfield Topanga and Promenade
                                                                                       Diana Williams is the action                Dignified guy looks cool


                                                                                                                   Photos: Kathy Rappaport Flash Frozen Photography, Inc.,
                             The Gallery is available for viewing and purchase at: www.flashfrozenphotography.com/Events/Woodland-Hills-Gala-2010 • Phone: 818.888.2280
www.woodlandhillscc.net                                       Installation Gala                                         March/April 2010 Page 15

                                                                                                        Photo: John Popoch




    The Woodland Hills~Tarzana
By Kandis Landmann


Chamber installed their 2010 Board of
Directors Friday night with a stunning
Gala held at the Hilton Woodland Hills.
Francois Khoury, General Manager of
the Hilton, and a Board Member of the
Chamber chaired this event. LA City
Controller Wendy Greuel officiated the
dismissal of the 2009 Board and
Installation of the 2010 Board. General
                                               Like Family!                           Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield         Paul Lawler, 2008 Joseph Staller

Manager of Holiday Inn Woodland
                                                                                      40th Assembly District with Wendy      Award recipient and WHTCC board
                                                                                      Greuel LA City Controller              member.

Hills, Colleen Langford was installed
as 2010 Chairman of the Board. Ms.
Deborah Sable, 2008 & 2009 Chairman
of the Board, received a bouquet of
flowers, while turning her responsibili-
ties over to Colleen Langford who is
now the 2010 Chairman of the Board.
Recognition plaques and certificates
were given to the departing/end of term
board members as well as the incoming
2010 Board of Directors. These certifi-
cates were awarded by the offices of
Mayor Villaraigosa, Councilman
Dennis P. Zine, Senator Fran Pavley,
                                               New Chairman Colleen and daughter      Max Haghighi, one of our favs!         François Khoury, Hilton Woodland
                                               Erin.                                                                         Hills, GM and Diana Williams

LA City Controller Wendy Greuel, and
Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
    Dale Surowitz, Chief Executive at
Providence Tarzana Medical Center ,
was honored receiving “The Joseph
Staller Memorial Award” & was also
acknowledged as an “all around won-
derful man.” Our very dedicated and
hardworking chairperson of not just
one but two very integral committees,
Diane Deats was recognized with
Director of the Year. Ambassador of the
Year was accepted by a very delighted
and surprised Kandis Landmann.                 We love music                                                                 Diane Deats, here with Stewart was
                                                                                                                             honored with “Director of the Year”
Our Chamber is the largest in the
  valley, yet has achieved a true
 HOMETOWN spirit, evidenced by
a large attendance to each event.
    Diana Williams Director, Jen
Svejda Membership and Felicia Paust
Administrative services, are the
extraordinary Chamber Team that
keeps that spirit vibrant. Ticket to
Ride, tribute to Beatles, wrapped up
the event with everyone looking for-
ward to 2010.                                  Leslie and Jen don’t quit!             Happy Partiers!


                                                                                                            Photos: Kathy Rappaport Flash Frozen Photography, Inc.
                     The Gallery is available for viewing and purchase at: www.flashfrozenphotography.com/Events/Woodland-Hills-Gala-2010 • Phone: 818.888.2280
A Day in My Shoes Safe Passage Home helps victims of domestic violence.
www.woodlandhillscc.net                                 Chamber View                                   March/April 2010 Page 18



                                                                                                                    Photography By: Sandi Balasco
Joanna Mastopietro
   “ A Day In My Shoes” was the title
of the unique collaboration between
photographer Amy Martin Friedman and
the charity Safe Passage Home, which
transforms the lives of victims of
domestic violence. The Valentine's Day
luncheon atop the Universal Sheraton
Hotel inspired with a spunky black and
white photo series of women in their
favorite shoes. Jessica Simpson's           Sponsor Shaun & Lisa Brickhander                 Founder of Safe Passage Trish Steele with

glamorous, autographed shoes were the
                                                                                             Actresses Natalie Raitano and Lydia Cornell to

focal point of the flirty centerpieces.
                                                                                             honor Dr. Fardad, Cosmetic Surgeon


Goldie Hawn's silver Versace shoes
were one of many silent auction
celebrity items. A dance lesson with
Lacy of Dancing with the Stars was
auctioned, along with a coveted Bullet 4
Peace necklace by designer Rafi Anteby.
The poignant testimonies of abused
womens' extreme life makeovers was
followed by heartfelt tributes to doctors
Bruce Vafa, DDS and Fardad
                                            Sponsor and representatives of Stetson Boots -   Bruce Vafa, DDS

Forouzanpour, M.D., whose donated
                                            Lisa Xeros and Gary Mandelbaum.


restorative services for Safe Passage
clients revolutionize their self-image to
give them a bold, fresh start. The
surprise-filled fete was generously
supported by, among others, Love My
Charity, Stetson Boots “Made In
America” Campaign, Attorney Donald
Schweitzer, The Susan Stafford
Foundation, and Maxi Med, Inc., which
donates medical care to Safe Passage        Designer Rafi Anteby, Ronda Coallier and Lacey   Kelly Green, Bodine Balasco and Mercy Alpert
clients.
                                            Schwimmer of "Dancing With the Stars".           holding their photo from the exhibit, "A Day In
                                                                                             My Shoes".




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