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Ventura Chamber of Commerce

Biz Connections

Biz Connections are lead referral groups held twice per month with times and days chosen by each group. All groups meet at Chamber restaurants and must pay for their own food costs. Biz Connections groups contain a minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 members.

Biz Connections groups will have only one participant per business classification. Classifications may have sub categories. Regular attendance is mandatory. Participants may occasionally send a substitute and may miss only two meetings every six months. To learn more about or attend Biz Connections as a guest, please call (805) 643-7222.

The Ventura Chamber of Commerce currently has five Biz Connections groups:

Meeting Date & TimeMeeting Location
Group 1:
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood 1583 Spinnaker Dr. #101, Ventura
Group 2:
2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
Marriott Ventura Beach 2055 E. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Group 3:
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
Aloha Steakhouse 364 S. California St., Ventura
Group 4:
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Alexander’s Restaurant at the Four Points 1050 Schooner Dr., Ventura
Group 5:
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month
Traveler Café 1070 E. Front St., Ventura

Biz Connections Group 1
Chairperson Andi Malone

Cecilia AdameGold Coast Broadcastingcecilia.adame@goldcoastbroadcasting.com
Kenny BackerKenny Backer Photographyinfo@kennybacker.com
Lynda BernalFairway Independent MortgageLyndaB@FairwayMC.com
Marques CrutchfieldWriter Junkieinfo@writerjunkie.com
Kathy DellAflacdellkathy@gmail.com
Sheri LongVista Real Charter High Schoolslong@learn4life.org
Andi MaloneInfinity Gifts, Baskets, and Balloonssales@infinitygiftbaskets.com
Lynn MikelatosThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafoodlynnmikelatos@gmail.com
Linda WallEvans Tax & Business Serviceslinda@evanstax.net

Biz Connections Group 2
Chairperson James C. Nicoll

Amber AdamHerald Printing, Ltd.amber@precisiongraphicsolutions.com
Veronica ArellanoEdward Jones – Veronica Arellanoveronica.arellano@edwardjones.com
Dr. Ronald Atanay DDSSunset Dental VenturaSunsetDentalVentura@hotmail.com
Jeff BergHome Pride Carpet & Upholstery CleaningHomePrideClean@msn.com
Rob BragenzerCoastal Constructorsrobcoastal4321@gmail.com
Melinda BurkhartMelinda Burkhart, Asea Independent Associatemel4redoxhealth@gmail.com
Brent CaplanCentral Coast Center for Integrative Healthinfo@cccfih.com
Maria CaprittoA to Z Lawmcapritto@atozlaw.com
Michele CurryPriority Hearing Aid GroupMichele@PriorityHearingAidGroup.com
Dianne DeWinterCapital Mortgage Servicesdewinter@mycmsloans.com
Don HathawayHathaway Dream Vacationsdhathaway@dreamvacations.com
RoseAnn HillRE/MAX Gold Coastyourventuracountyrealtor@gmail.com
Bruce HolleyKirby Auto Groupbholley@kirbyautogroup.com
Holly Higbee-JansenJansen Photo Expeditionshhjphoto@gmail.com
Sheila KrugerWelcome Wagonsheila.kruger@welcomewagon.com
Joanne MenonJoanne Menon Consultingjo@joannemenon.com
James C. NicollNicoll Financial & Insurance Servicesnicollinsurance@yahoo.com
Bianca NoelDiscovery VenturaBianca@DiscoveryVentura.com
Elaine O’MaliaLaine Designsinfo@lainedesigns.com
Ridgway PopePope Accountancy Groupridgway@popeaccountancy.com
Marina PorterAflac – Marina Portermarina_porter@us.aflac.com
Juliana RamirezJR Bookkeeping, Inc.jr.bookkeeping@yahoo.com
Ron StuartCoastal States Insurance Servicesrstuart@coastalstatesinsurance.com
Don TillquistCoastal Embroiderydon@coastalEMB.net
Suzy WilsonMary Kay – Susan Wilsonsuzy@beautybysuzy.com

Biz Connections Group 3
Chairperson Sean Patten

Tammy AndersonLindsay and Company, CPAtammy@lindsayandcompanycpa.com
Pamela BelewQB Consulting by Belewpabelew@att.net
Michelle MercadoAxxess Venturamichelle@axxessventura.com
Sean PattenFarmers Insurance Agencyspatten@farmersagent.com
Karen StewartFour Brix Winerykaren@fourbrixwine.com
Thomas R. SweeneyPaychextrsweeney@paychex.com

Biz Connections Group 4
Chairperson Kala Grogg

Steve DatoAxxess Venturasteve@axxessventura.com
Marie DavisLandegger Baron Law Groupmarie@landeggeresq.com
Derek DuncanT.A.G. Computersderek@techassistancegroup.com
Kala GroggMary Kay – Kala Groggkala.grogg@marykay.com
Stephen JoyceVentura Travel Professionalssmfj1941@hotmail.com
Tracy McIntosh, D.C.Unlimited Chiropractic at Salon Panachedrtracymac@gmail.com
Carol PompeCP Bookkeepingcarol@cpbookkeepingservice.com
Jenn RodriguezEnhanced Landscape Managementjenn@enhancedlandscape.com

Biz Connections Group 5
Chairperson Meggie Hawthorne

Meggie HawthorneMeggie Hawthorne – Keller Williams Realtymeggiehawthorne@kw.com
Krista KimKrista Kim Coachingkrista@kristakimcoaching.com
Ashley PopeSpiceTopiaashleyspicetopia@gmail.com

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