Benefits of membership

*About 30 members, all conducting business in the community, all interested in generating high quality, word-of-mouth referrals.

* The oldest and most successful networking group in the Westlake Village-Thousand Oaks area.

* Only one representative from each type of business or profession.

* Weekly meetings. 7:00 to 8:30am every Thursday at Mimi's Cafe in Thousand Oaks.

* Interactive marketing workshops designed to improve your marketing and selling skills.

* Reasonable membership costs.

* An excellent breakfast in the company of the most congenial group of business people in the Conejo Valley!

Rules and Regulations:

Westlake Business Connections and its executive committee have the right to review each applicant and accept or deny membership to the group.

Upon acceptance into the Westlake Business Connections group, each member agrees to abide by the following:

1. Westlake Business Connection allows one member for each type of business. Each member has exclusive representation for the business type service(s) or product(s) stated on their application for membership.

2. Annual dues to the Westlake Business Connection are $30.00. In addition, breakfast dues are payable at the beginning of each two month period and are at a rate of $9.50 per week for the number of weeks in a particular two month period. Refunds or credits will not be issued for missed meetings.

3. Each member business is allowed eight (8) absences per year with a maximum of three (3) consecutive absences. A member is not considered absent if a representative is sent on their behalf. Extended medical leaves will be considered on an individual basis. If you are absent, per the above, whether paid up or not, your spot can be filled with the next person in your profession.

Any member failing to abide by rules one through three will no longer be considered an active member and will lose their type of business representation. For instance, if you haven't attended three times in a row and a new person attends and applies for your spot, you lose your membership in the Westlake Business Connections.