Our Member Spotlight this week comes from our monthly Business@Breakfast networking events, which feature a guest speaker and provide attendees with an opportunity to promote their businesses. John attended our September 2021 breakfast and was selected to be highlighted in our newsletter, blog and social media.
Why did I join the WVCBA?
I joined as one way to become more involved in our community and to see how my 40-plus years of senior-level leadership might be helpful to others in our community. I look forward to meeting and helping more members as our community expands.
About Triad Leadership Group
Maxwell has written almost 100 books and the John Maxwell Team is the largest leadership training organization in the world with 40,000 certified members. Our website www.TriadLeadershipGroup.com gives additional information about our programs and services, including our Youth Leadership program.
About John Gardner
In addition to my own leadership background, I became certified with the John Maxwell Team to use their content and methods for speaking, coaching and training for adults, high school students and early college youth. I am happy to be part of the WVCBA to include leading our leadership roundtables and now perhaps helping with the Oxnard Employee Pipeline.
John Gardner, Executive Director
Triad Leadership Group
Each year, our Education Committee selects six individuals within Camarillo-area schools as “Educator of the Month.” As a part of this presentation, honorees receive a plaque and custom tote bag (in their school colors) that includes donated gifts from the business community.
This year’s donation deadline is October 15, 2021. In order to fairly award each recipient, we ask for a total of 6 donations, valued at the minimum amount of $25 each. Your donation gives you the opportunity to congratulate the educators and also gain exposure to the community.
You are welcome to drop off items at the WVCBA Camarillo location (4001 Mission Oaks Blvd., Suite B) during regular business hours. If you would like someone from our office to come to you, we are happy to accommodate this. The West Ventura County Business Alliance's Tax Identification Number is included, should you need it for reporting and recording purposes. TIN 95-1074180
Once awardees are chosen, the WVCBA coordinates with school principals to present the award and tote bag. Because of COVID-19, each district has different protocols for on-campus visitors. Those who donate gifts will be notified prior to the presentation if visitors are allowed to attend.
On behalf of the Education Committee and entire Board of Directors, thank you in advance for your support in honoring local educators. With your contribution, we’re able to recognize educators and show our appreciation for all their hard work and dedication to Camarillo’s youth.
For more information or have any questions please contact WVCBA Marketing & Social Media Manager Bailey Huerta.
We recently welcomed Realtor Betcy Elie with Meridian Capital Real Estate as a WVCBA member! Based in Camarillo and servicing Ventura and Los Angeles counties, Betcy is looking forward to finding homebuyers their dream home; a house with a little 'Je Ne Sais Quoi!' that they will simply love and to sell homeowners' houses for top dollar.
What products or services do you provide?
As a Licensed REALTOR, Betcy assists home buyers and home sellers with their real estate transactions from start to finish.
How and when did the business get started?
Betcy was in real estate for a short three months back in 2008 and returned full-time in 2017 at Keller Williams Realty, West Ventura County, where she stayed for almost four years. As of August 6, 2021, she joined the Meridian Capital Real Estate team.
What is the company's mission or motto?
Betcy's clients are her #1 priority. She wants to exceed their expectations and make their real estate experience totally enjoyable, rewarding and stress-free.
What’s one thing you're known for over your competitors?
Why did you choose Ventura County for its location?
Betcy is a long-time resident of Camarillo (over 15 years); she is a member of the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors.
The company that Betcy has recently joined, Meridian Capital Real Estate, is based in Pasadena, California; thus giving her a great opportunity to service both Ventura County and Los Angeles County.
How can the community help?
By keeping Betcy Elie, REALTOR in mind, when they are considering buying or selling real estate in Ventura County and/or in Los Angeles County.
To know a little bit more about Betcy (with a 'c') Elie, REALTOR, feel free to visit her website at www.betcyelie.realtor.
Betcy Elie, REALTOR
Meridian Capital Real Estate
Our Member Spotlight this week about Nancy Fujii with Arbonne International, comes from our monthly Business@Breakfast networking events, which feature a guest speaker and provide you with an opportunity to promote your business.
Why did I join the Chamber/WVCBA?
I felt by joining the Chamber it would give me the avenue to meet more people so I can share my story and share my passion of helping others. I also feel the Chamber is a great way of giving back to the community. I’ve been a member for four years. I am an Alliance Ambassador and have joined various Chamber committees. The camaraderie is amazing and helping each other touches my heart.
Arbonne is a 41-year-old botanically-based health and wellness company. My passion lies on educating people about health since both my siblings have had multiple strokes in their 40s. Currently my sister has been in a nursing facility for almost 20 years and my brother recently lost his life due to poor health.
About Nancy Fujii
My name is Nancy Fujii and I am an Area Manager and Independent Consultant with Arbonne International. I hope one day I can meet each and every one of you so we can unite and make this chamber even stronger. Even though my house is divided (UCLA/USC) we live in harmony and that’s what the Chamber feels like…family!
Nancy Fujii, Area Manager and Independent Consultant
On Thursday, August 12, the West Ventura County Business Alliance held the 2021 Oxnard Community & Business Awards. Now in its 71st year, the Community & Business Awards honors outstanding individuals, businesses and organizations that make Oxnard a wonderful community to live, work and do business in.
Emceed by Oxnard City Manager Alex Nguyen, the awards luncheon was hosted at the Courtyard By Marriott in Oxnard with 100 people in attendance to help celebrate 2021's nine honorees. Last year's awards ceremony was celebrated virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nominations were submitted by the public and reviewed by a selection committee made up of event sponsors. This year's sponsors were Title Sponsor Umpqua Bank; Major Sponsor Procter & Gamble Paper Products; and Supporting Sponsors Rotary Club of Oxnard, Southern California Edison and St. John's Regional Medical Center.
In addition to the nominations, the Oxnard Chamber Board of Directors selects an individual, business or organization to receive the Oxnard Trophy for bringing recognition to Oxnard and bettering the community. This year's honoree was Grammy-winning artist Anderson .Paak.
The Community & Business Awards was established by the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce. This is the first year it hosted as the WVCBA, the new organization formed in 2021 when the Oxnard and Camarillo chambers of commerce united.
The WVCBA is currently seeking nominations for the Camarillo Top 10, which celebrates deserving people, businesses and organizations in that community.