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IMA + MS Event You're Invited:
How to Build a Super Network


The IMA has partnered with Microsoft Stores for a second time, to deliver a value-packed 90-minute program featuring breakfast, peer networking and business insights presented by leaders behind nationally recognized brands.

The event will be held on Wednesday, February 5 at local Microsoft Stores. It will be heavily focused on the topic of "How to Build a Super Network." Attendees will learn how to improve their networking skills and grow their business, the essence of an effective leader, and the core foundation beneath all successful brands today. You will also have the opportunity to connect with peers across industries as you watch and discuss the video program.

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Sinan Kanatsiz
Chairman, IMA
Third Annual Notte di Savoia

The American Foundation of Savoy Orders is hosting its third annual Notte di Savoia Charity Gala, benefiting Caterina's Club, with special host His Royal Highness, Prince Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia.

We invite you to join us for this magical evening at the Montage Resort in Beverly Hills on Saturday, April 4. We look forward to another beautiful night with incredible company and exciting entertainment, all for a great cause.
Calling All Educators and Youth Advocates

A Message from Leah Ersoylu

First, THANK YOU for your work to support our kids -- at all levels. I am inspired by your commitment to a seemingly endless fight. I am a product of public schools and universities, and I want to support my daughter, as well as the other nearly 20,000 kids in Newport-Mesa Unified.
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AB InBev Taps Machine Learning to Root Out Corruption

World's largest brewer has set the bar for a new, data-driven approach to compliance

By Dylan Dokar

For many multinational companies, preventing bribery and corruption involves sending lawyers to far-flung places, holding meetings and web-based surveys, and interviewing uncooperative or uninformed employees.
Andrew Krongold Named Partner at Spinnaker Investment Group

Vice President of Investments Andrew Krongold has been named partner in Spinnaker Investment Group, announced company CEO and Chief Investment Officer Morgan Christen. Krongold joins Christen and company president Joseph Stapleton as partners in the seven-member firm, which has more than $330 Million in assets under management.
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Rose Parade Highlight

On New Year's Day, 37 million people tuned in to watch the annual Rose Parade. However, what they didn't see were the months of dedication and preparation that the 900+ "White Suiters," or volunteers, of the Tournament of Roses gave in producing the beloved New Year's Tradition.

Of the team of devoted volunteers was Greg Custer, local Newport Beach resident and Executive Vice President at Whittier Trust in Newport Beach. Custer put on his first White Suit over 21 years ago, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Tournament of Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game since 1998. As a White Suiter, he has ensured the success of the Rose Parade through his time on 10 operating committees including University Entertainment, Sports Media, Post Parade and TV Radio. Most recently, Custer served as Chair of the Float Construction Committee.
School Districts Must Plan for Mandated Reporter Training in the New Year

Mandated reporters are often the first line of defense in preventing and stopping sexual abuse in schools

By John Stephens

Mandated reporters are often the first line of defense for our children in preventing and stopping sexual abuse in our schools. But in order to be effective in their roles - and to comply with the law - school district employees must complete regular Mandated Reporter Training requirements. As the New Year brings planning for the 2020-2021 school year and budget into the forefront, it is imperative that school districts devote the time and resources needed for this essential training.
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CEO on Leadership: Lawrence R. Armstrong, CEO, Ware Malcomb

The head of this international integrated design services firm offers his perspective on the industry and what's ahead for his company. Ware Malcomb is a leading design firm focused on commercial and corporate real estate with 22 offices in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Panama.
Chad Jordan Named New Vice President of Business Development, Brands at SOCi

As the Director of Marketing for Digital Services for an international brand, Sport Clips, with over 1,800+ franchised locations, Chad wanted to find a way to streamline social media messaging and reputation management efforts.
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#5 on the Franchise 500: The UPS Store Meets Customers Where They Are

The UPS Store can thank dissatisfied customers for its recent success -- though, of course, we're not talking about its own customers. "About a third of online purchases are returned," says Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store. "And that's become a very attractive business segment for us."
Caterina's Club New Membership Program

Caterina's Club has created a new four-tier membership program to engage current as well as new donors. The program offers donors a choice of levels to fit their commitment and ability to give. Funds support key efforts including the KFI Pastathon, Feeding the Children, Welcome Home and Hospitality Academy.
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An Extraordinary First 100 Days

Pepperdine's First 100 Days campaign concluded on January 2, and it was a resounding success-thanks to your energy, generosity, and commitment to our University. President Jim Gash has his own personal message of thanks to the entire Pepperdine family, along with an invitation to celebrate this University-wide achievement-and preview the achievements to come-at the 44th annual Pepperdine Associates dinner next month.
Aesthetics Technology Summit: Article from Allergan

It's an exciting time in the medical aesthetics market. Over the past few years there has been an influx of innovation and interest in this category - from brands, healthcare providers and consumers alike. In 2019, Allergan revealed its inaugural Allergan 360 Aesthetics Report™, one of the most far-reaching and authoritative studies ever on the subject.
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Most Influential: Meet Orange County's 100 top influencers for 2019

Influencers make their marks in Orange County in myriad ways.

Some we all know because of the public nature of their roles, whether it's running a major university or, well, being Mike Trout.

Others accomplish so much outside of the spotlight, but they deserve recognition, too.
Breaking News: An urgent message from Becks Heyhoe, Director, United to End Homelessness

Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, all donations to our House OC Youth campaign will be matched up to $31,000 through Friday, January 31!

With five former foster youth who still need our help finding a home, this is an amazing opportunity for us to reach our House OC Youth campaign goal and end their homelessness for good!
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