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  • 1. A VCEDA Sponsored Supplement December 2011The year past – the year ahead By Bill Buratto that works closely with Haas Automation, the budget cuts to the Defense Depart- is opening a facility in Oxnard that will ment will affect them. We should all beWhere we are bring about 125 jobs. A number of other concerned about what this could mean smaller companies have begun sales op- to the regional economy. The Ventura County economy has had erations in Ventura County over the past Our educational system is adapting toan interesting year. Here’s a snapshot of year. They include: Agile Business, an IT a new set of realities. Tuitions are rising,some of the highlights or lowlights, if company headquartered in Santa Barba- programs and classes are being cut, em-you prefer. ra and Cypress Envirosystems, a silicone ployees are being laid off and uncertain- Unemployment remains high at 10.1% valley based company that manufac- ty abounds for state funded education.(September), as it continues on a down- tures a wireless pneumatic thermostat. The good news is that educators remainward trend from a high of 11.3% in Au- focused on providing the highest quality Bill Burattogust 2010. Things to watch in 2012 and most relevant education to their stu- The housing sales have plateaued and dents. They will require our support as Some things that will require at-foreclosures continue to be an issue. they make tough decisions. tention as the new year unfolds.The median home price for October is The entertainment industry could be a$335,000 an 81.5% decrease since Janu-ary 2006, just before the financial crisis. The Port of Hueneme is holding its bright spot in the local economy. Triliad Business in general own, as ports around the country saw Development’s Moorpark West Studio Business in general is looking a little project is on track to begin constructionbrighter. Some sectors are beginning to decreased business because of the world economic situation. Auto imports are in late 2012. Commonwealth Studios still is lookinghire. Retailers are sharpening their pen- has eyes on developing a presence in up over last year and they are activelycils and creating deals they hope willbring in holiday shoppers. seeking new business with some good Ventura County. Filming is an excellent a little brighter. prospects. The Oxnard Harbor District is economic development opportunity for In 2011 some businesses relocated op- conducting a search for a new executive Ventura County. Our proximity to Hol-erations out of the county. Weiser Litho director to replace Anthony Taoramia lywood as well as our geography andmoved from Westlake Village to Chats- who recently retiwd. Also, there is un- climate make us a desirable location forworth. Harbor Freight Tools announced certainty about how the re-opening of filming. It is a clean industry that paysplans to close four distribution facilities the improved Panama Canal in 2015 will well and will stimulate economic activityin Oxnard that will impact 320 jobs when impact west coast ports. throughout the county. Other entertain- What’s inside?it moves its operations to Moreno Valley. ment industries such as video gaming Naval Base Ventura County continues Some companies have downsized. Am- and animation are also good prospects. to be one of the major regional eco-gen recently laid off 226 local research nomic engines. In a 2007 study done by The Bio-tech sector will continue to seeand other personnel. SolarWorld USA VCEDA and the Workforce Investment changes. Amgen, the region’s largestmoved several hundred solar panel man- Board it was estimated the economic im- bio-medical firm appears to be restruc- • Chairman’s Message . . . . . . page 2ufacturing jobs to their Oregon facility, pact to be $1.6 billion. A new study being turing their business model. Due to re-leaving a marketing and sales force of • VCEDA Board of Directors . . . page 3 conducted may suggest that number is cent lay offs hundreds of former Amgenabout 100. Bank of America recently an- higher. But that’s the past. Budget dis- employees are looking for new opportu- • Ventura County Statistical Abstractnounced the lay off of 140 in the Conejo cussions in Washington indicate that de- nities. Most want to stay in the area, butValley. fense spending is going to be significant- they are having a difficult time. Efforts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 3 On the bright side, we have also seen a ly cut. The military and civil employees are underway by the Economic Develop- ment Collaborative of Ventura County • Pathways to Prosperity . . . . page 4number of companies move into the coun- at Naval Base Ventura County, as well asty. Accurate Metal Fabricators, a company defense contractors, are wondering how and others to assist those in creating their • Meeting the Challenges of our own business. In order for the bio-tech industry sector to prosper in the region Future Workforce . . . . . . . page 4 we need to create the infrastructure to • Reorganization of Foreign Trade Save the Date – January 19, 2012! support it: wet-lab space, other research facilities, stronger ties to local universi- Zone Status . . . . . . . . . . . page 5 VCEDA will celebrate 63 years as the voice of business ties and colleges and access to capital. Other things to keep an eye on: the • About VCEDA . . . . . . . . . . . . page 6 VCEDA will hold its 63rd Annual Installation in conjunction with EDC-VC’s 2012 elections and state ballot measures, • VCEDA’s Holiday Bash . . . . . . page 7 changes in Workers Compensation Insur- 15th Annual Meeting on January 19, 2012. This year’s event ance system, pension reform, the state • EDC-VC Small Business “Go Global…Stay Local” will take place at Spanish Hills Country Club in budget, local regulations that negatively Camarillo and will bring together over 200 business and community leaders impact business and the economy. Development Center. . . . . page 8 from across the county. As the region’s voice of business, VCEDA • VCEDA Membership Application The annual meeting is a great way to kick off the New Year as we celebrate will be monitoring these and other eco- nomic activities in the region. We will do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 9 accomplishments and install the 2012 Directors. There will be great food, our best to keep VCEDA members up to entertainment and plenty of opportunities to network. The cost to attend is date on the latest developments and we • Member News . . . . . . . . . Page 10-11 $75 for VCEDA or EDC-VC members and $95 for non-members. will take action to support and protect • VCEDA/EDC-VC Joint Annual Meeting For information on sponsorships opportunities and/or to make a the economic vitality of Ventura County. reservation, see page 12 or call VCEDA at 676-1332. Make sure to read the VCEDA News and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 12 check our website (www.vceda.org). We’re looking forward to another great event! Your support of our efforts is greatly ap- preciated.
  • 2. 2 VC EDA News A VCEDA Sponsored Supplement December 2011Sustainability Efforts: Regulation Not Required Chairman’s Metrics exist today to measure the dol-lar value of a company’s impact on the ment. This was apparent at the recent VCEDA Business Opportunities Confer- Sharon Dwyer, economic and work- force development project manager for Messageenvironment, but reason would seem ence. the Ventura County Community Collegeto dictate that in lieu of regulation, The almost 200 people in attendance District, spoke about the current andcompanies would not voluntarily go took a quick survey based on questions emerging occupations that are requiredthrough the valuation process and espe- from a fall 2011 survey of 4,700 global to meet the sustainability needs of busi-cially not want any negative impact to business executives conducted by MIT nesses. Workers are being trained to-be publicized. Yet some companies are Sloan Management Review. Seventy- day for “green” jobs at Ventura Countydoing both--and for economically ratio- eight percent of those responding at community colleges and adult schools.nal reasons. the conference felt pursuing sustainabil- Sharon pointed out that businesses are The valuation process gives business- ity-related strategies were necessary to not alone if they want to reduce wastees insight to where they may have the be competitive (versus 67 percent of the and energy costs. There are plenty oflargest environmental impact and po- MIT responders) and 71 percent believed resources for businesses at state, countytentially highest risk or opportunity. Be- their company’s commitment to sustain- and city levels. For Power Point presen-yond developing a more efficient use of ability by way of management attention tations containing valuable links and in-resources, this process may reveal other and investment would increase in 2012 formation from all conference speakers,solutions such as mitigation technology (versus 74 percent nationally). go to the VCEDA website (vceda.org). Bill Camarillo, Chairmanand substitutes for existing resources. Keynote speaker Rob Westberg, direc- The year is quickly coming to an end First-adopters of a measurable sustain- tor of facilities at Amgen, discussed the and it’s time to set our sights on 2012.ability effort have the opportunity to steps that Amgen followed that have Ventura County businesses Plan to attend VCEDA’s 63rd annual in-differentiate their company and capture lead to the success of its sustainability are taking sustainability stallation get-together Thursday, Janu-market share. These sustainability lead- program first launched in 2007. These ary 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at seriously. They are trulyers may use this information to minimize steps can apply to any business, large or Spanish Hills Country Club. The event is seeing the value of beingthe environmental and business risks small: in conjunction with EDC-VC’s 15th an-involved in specific operations and to --Know where you are efficient and are seeking nual meeting. The focus is “Go Global…protect near term profits and long-term --Have a strategy out ideas that will not only Stay Local” and will certainly give every-continuity. --Set goals one who attends much to think about as save money, but also save Ventura County businesses are taking --Improve what you have we start 2012. Happy holidays to every- the environment.sustainability seriously. They are truly --Plan for the future one and I look forward to prosperousseeing the value of being efficient and --Build sustainability into the core of your business and successful New Year.are seeking out ideas that will not onlysave money, but also save the environ- --Announce results VCEDA Chairman’s Circle Members
  • 3. December 2011 VC EDA News A VCEDA Sponsored Supplement 3 VCEDA Board of DirectorsExecutive Tom Cohen Sandy SmithCommittee: Alston + Bird LLP Sespe Consulting, Inc.Bill Camarillo, Henry Dubroff Douglas Tapking Pacific Coast Business Area Housing AuthorityChairman Times of Ventura CountyAgrominMike Silacci, Tom Gaughan Robert Wardell Coastal Occupational St. John’s RegionalImmediate Past Chair/ Medical Group Medical CenterTreasurerAT&T Susie Geiger Rob Westberg Vintage Production AmgenEllen Brown, California, LLCVolt Workforce Solutions Celina ZacariasMark Charney, Randall George CSU Channel Islands Nordman Cormany HairNordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP& Compton LLP Lifetime:Nan Drake, Ron Golden Chicago Title InsuranceE.J. Harrison & Sons, Sue Chadwick CompanyInc. Rudy Gonzales Santa Barbara Bank & Trust The 2011-2012 Ventura CountyRon Greenwood,Global Energy & Southern California Edison Marc Charney Statistical Abstract is now available!Technology, Inc. Nordman Cormany Hair Scott Harris & Compton LLP The 22nd edition of the VCSA con- nance projections from the 2000Mitchel Kahn, Mustang Marketing tains over 125 pages of statistics on Census, which were revised in 2007,Nelson Comis Kahn & Ed Lyon Ventura County and its cities. The and new data from the 2010 Cen-Sepulveda LLP Susan Hersberger Fellowship of Christian Athletes book contains the most extensive sus. More detailed information on Aera Energy LLC compilation of data in the area, in- the VCSA and how to obtain it canCharles Maxey,Ph.D. Keith Hinkle Stacy Roscoe cluding new population projections be found at the publication web site:California Lutheran and demographics to 2020 based http://www.cummingsresearch.com / Pepperdine UniversityUniversity on the California Department of Fi- web-content/vcsa.htm Ex-Officio: Joseph KreutzDavid Ossentjuk, County Commerce BankMusik Peeler & Garrett William BuengerLLP John Krist World Affairs Council Farm Bureau of VenturaHoward Smith, Darren Kettle CountyMorgan Stanley Smith Ventura CountyBarney George Leis Transportation Santa Barbara Bank Commission & TrustDirectors: Jill Lederer Melissa Sayer Federated Chambers ofBrian Beggs Arnold Bleuel LaRochelle Ventura CountyHouweling Nurseries Mathews & Zirbel LLP CaptainWill Berg Mark Sellers David SasekOxnard Harbor District Jackson DeMarco Naval Base Ventura Tidus Peckenpaugh CountyDan Boughey LLPRabobank Bruce Stenslie David Shore EDC-VCAl Cardona TWIW InsuranceBMW of North America Services, LLC Dick Thomson Ventura CountyJaime Casillas William Sims Taxpayers AssociationVentura County Procter & GambleCommunity College Paper ProductsDistrict Staff: David SmithJohn Chamberlain United Way of Ventura Bill BurattoLimoneira Company County President/CEOGeorge Cogswell Mike Smith Darlene RuzVentura County Star Waste Management Vice President VCEDA’s Mission Statement: To advocate for policies, legislation and programs that stimulate business and a vital economy as the foundation for a vibrant quality of life in Ventura County.
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  • 5. December 2011 VC EDA News A VCEDA Sponsored Supplement 5 Oxnard Harbor District Port of Hueneme receives GoAhead for Reorganization of Foreign Trade Zone Status Last Spring the Oxnard a major burden onHarbor District Port of applicants.” Many FTZsHueneme initiated a that had been approvedprogram to streamline were lying fallow becausethe process for local it was just too cumbersomecompanies relying on to activate them.imports to qualify for a federal program The rules change makes it easier toreducing import tariff charges. broaden the boundaries of the zone to The move reorganizing Foreign Trade a more recognizable area (such as theZones under the Government’s new boundaries of Ventura County) and toAlternative Site Framework (ASF) expands move applications through the process inthe area covered by the District’s grant of 30 days.authority covers all of Ventura County. As the Grantee for FTZ 205, the DistrictCompanies applying under the ASF and chose to make the application to operatecomplying with established FTZ rules and under the new rules.regulations could anticipate receiving With this approval, the FTZ can reachzone status within 30 days of application. out, for example, to manufacturers inFurther, up to 2,000 acres in Ventura Ventura County who take in foreignCounty is now available for Foreign Trade raw materials, for their manufacturingZone compliant operations. processes. Finished products shipped Manufacturers operating within the out of the country as an export, are notCounty’s FTZ are able to import raw subject to customs fees. Or if the productmaterials and parts for use within the is kept in America, the fee could beZone without paying the usual Customs greatly reduced.tariffs. This ability allows importers tooperate at a lower cost, creating the “The Board of Harbor Commissionersopportunity to increase profitability and is proud to announce the activation ofallowing for reinvestment of savings for up to 2000 acres of Foreign Trade Zoneexpansion thus creating more jobs. eligible land in Ventura County, “said Board President Jess Herrera. “We hope The addition of 2,000 acres to Ventura local businesses will take advantageCounty’s FTZ 205 could also entice of this opportunity and the benefits itbusinesses looking to relocate to stay. provides for economic development andVentura County now becomes more job creation”.attractive for companies outside the areato relocate in the County. FTZs help level the competition between American and foreign companies. The FTZs were established in the 1930s to Oxnard Harbor District has long been anencourage the use of foreign imports to economic engine for Ventura County, byspur American manufacturing, imports providing the opportunity for businessesthat had been damaged by tariff acts. in global trade and now, more than ever,Like many well-intention government as a catalyst to help grow businesses inprograms, this one did not change with our county.the times – the need for speed andflexibility demanded in today’s global According to Board Commissionereconomy. Mary Anne Rooney, “reorganizing Foreign Trade Zone # 205 to include The Harbor District has been the local any site within the County aids tradegrantee for FTZ 205 in Ventura County development agencies in attractingsince 1994. Customers with operations businesses interested in relocating andat the port, (BMW of North America,for instance) use the FTZ. The Foreign makes a compelling case for retainingTrade Zones Board recently decided that those companies involved in foreignthe process for using the FTZ system trade looking to stay in the County.”was “overly complicated, outdated, For More Information contact:time-consuming, consumed too much Will Bergin government resources and imposed Oxnard Harbor District
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  • 9. December 2011 VC EDA News A VCEDA Sponsored Supplement 9 VCEDA News is the official publica-tion of the Ventura County EconomicDevelopment Association (VCEDA) andis published every other month with thecooperation of the Pacific Coast BusinessTimes. A concerted effort has been madeto ensure the accuracy of information con-tained in this publication. VCEDA andthe publisher do not warrant or guaranteethe correctness of information furnishedthem, nor against the possibility of errors,omissions or inaccuracies. Therefore, the publisher and VCEDAassume no liability for correctness, errorsand/or omissions. Official positions ofVCEDA are taken only as a vote of recordof the Board of Directors and are clearlyreferenced as such. All rights are reserved. Reproductionsin any form, of the whole or any part ofthe VCEDA News, for any purpose, isforbidden unless prior written permissionis obtained from VCEDA.Produced by VCEDAPrinting Southwest Offset Printing For information on sponsorship and/or advertising opportunities, contactDarlene Ruz at 676-1332. VCEDA 4219 Transport Street, Ventura, CA 93003 Ph: (805) 676-1332 Fax: (805) 676-1362 www.VCEDA.org VCEDA Membership ApplicationCompany Annual Membership Dues: Company (1-39 Emp.) $400Contact Name Title Company (40-79 Emp.) $800Address Company (80-139 Emp.) $1200City State Zip Company (140-219 Emp.) $1800 Company (220-299 Emp.) $2400Phone Fax Company (300+ Emp.) $3600E-mail Web-siteNumber of Employees Industry Sector Total $Brief Description Make checks payable to: VCEDA 4219 Transport Street Ventura, CA 93003Referred by Phone: 805-676-1332 Fax: 805-676-1362For your convenience, we accept MasterCard and Visa: MC/VISA Web: www.vceda.org E-Mail: info@vceda.orgExpiration Authorized Signature VCEDA Tax ID #95-1905685
  • 10. 10 VC EDA News A VCEDA Sponsored Supplement December 2011 Member News NEW MEMBER: NEW MEMBER: Brightwave Energy Cypress Environsystems also developed and manufactures the Wireless Steam Trap Monitor (WSTM), which detects steam leaks and failures, thereby avoiding ex- pensive energy loss. The applica- Cypress Envirosystems (cypressen- tion of wireless technology to mod- virosystems.com) is the Silicon Val- ernize HVAC and steam distribution ley-based company that developed systems for energy efficiency in ex- Brightwave Energy is an energy program you choose, our goal is the Wireless Pneumatic Thermostat isting facilities (with payback of in-consulting company focused on improved sustainability and cost (WPT), which reduces energy use stallation costs within 12-16 months)energy conservation, alternative reduction for your site. by retrofitting existing pneumatic without disruption to occupants andand advanced fuels. We are also thermostats without rewiring, and operations, is valuable to VCEDApassionate about sustainability. Contact either Paul Hullar, integrates with a buildings’ energyOur focus is to reduce your cost founder and CEO of Brighwave, members and building owners com- management system. Cypress Envi-while, in tandem, reducing your or Stephanie Carol, Director of mitted to the continuous improve- rosytems (CE) has applied wirelesscarbon footprint. In two phases Business Development. ment of energy performance and technology to the traditional pneu-of improvement we combine the sustainability profile of their matic HVAC control systems foundconservation with green fuels to Paul Hullar facilities. Existing clients include in most existing commercial, indus-dramatically reduce your base 805-584-9422 County of Santa Clara, UCLA, USC, trial, institutional and governmentcarbon footprint by 50-70%. We PHullar@BrightwaveEnergy.com Caltech, Kaiser Permanente, St. Jo-have a variety of programs that (pre-2000) buildings, enabling seph’s Medical Center, Google, Ge-are designed to fit the needs of Stephanie Carol property managers to remotely nentech, and Abbott Laboratories.your site, whether it is Site Audits, 805-584-9767 program and control thermostats,Technical Support, or our Coaching/ SCarol@BrightwaveEnergy.com at a fraction of the cost of a direct For more information visit the web:Support Program. In whatever digital control (DDC) system. CE cypressenvirosystems.com NEW MEMBER: Ventura County Express Employment Pacific Oaks Federal Credit Union Professionals Office Earns Top Awards The Oxnard Express County area,” Mc- Employment Profes- Millan said. “SALES sionals office earned Summit has inspired top honors at the our office with in- international staff- novative ways to im- ing firm’s SALES Summit regional prove service to our clients and as- meeting held on Sept. 17 in Irvine, sociates. We are excited about what according to Neil McMillan, local the next year holds for Express.” Founded in 1948 on the Point economical checking accounts are Express owner. The Oxnard Express EmploymentMugu military base, Pacific Oaks just a few of the services members The Oxnard Express office Professionals office began op-Federal Credit Union is the oldest, enjoy. received a total of nine awards – eration in 2006 and just this yearlocally-based financial institution Pacific Oaks is committed to four first place, three second place, opened a second location in West-in the county. its mission: Fulfilling members’ and two third place – for excellence lake Village to better serve all of With branches in Camarillo, dreams, one member at a time. and achievement in sales, recruit- Ventura County, with temporaryOxnard, Thousand Oaks, and Their long-term, local, service- ment and job placement. help and direct hire employees in SALES Summit allowed Ex- a variety of fields, including admin-Ventura, the credit union is driven employees live that mission press franchisees and their office istrative, light industrial, financial,squarely focused on providing every day. The credit union’s staff to participate in learning ses- technical, sales and more.exceptional banking services contact center, headquarters, and sions that focused on recruiting and Worldwide, Express Employmentto people throughout Ventura mortgage people are all right retention strategies, understand- Professionals puts nearly 300,000County. As part of a nationwide here, in our county. ing their local markets, building in- people to work each year and hasnetwork of 28,000 surcharge- The credit union also believes ternal teams, providing world-class over 550 offices in four countries.free ATM’s, Pacific Oaks offers its in service to its community, and customer service and improving Express provides expertise in eval- communication with customers. uation hire, temporary staffing,members the best possible banking commits enormous time, energy, Meetings were held in Charlotte, professional search and human re-combination: Big time convenience and resources toward improving N.C., Detroit, Irvine, Calif., Orlando, sources and works across a widewith hometown service. financial literacy, particularly Fla., Philadelphia, and Seattle, and variety of industries. Sales for the Whether you’re a seasoned among the young people in our were attended by more than 700 Oklahoma City-based companyhomebuyer or just getting your county. representatives from over 550 Ex- totaled more than $1.9 billion infirst credit card, Pacific Oaks has Pacific Oaks invites you to see press offices across North America. 2010.all the banking services you need, just how wonderful a banking “It was incredible to be rec- The Oxnard office, located at 445 ognized for our achievements this E. Esplanade Drive, is currently ac-even as those needs change. relationship can be by calling 384- past year, and we can’t wait to use cepting applications. For more in-Free online and mobile banking, 1100, or visiting them online at the information and ideas we re- formation, call 805.973.1870, orexceptional auto loans, and www.pacificoaksfcu.org. ceived to better serve the Ventura visit www.expresspros.com.
  • 11. December 2011 VC EDA News A VCEDA Sponsored Supplement 11 Member News cont’d. State of the Art Video Wall Technology from Wilshire Media Systems Wows Military Crowd at Aeronautics & Space Conference in Long Beach sources--from a network system not just glorified television panels. Reservoir Operations Center for use or from external sources including The quantity and quality of data in flood risk reduction. The six-panel remote video, satellite television that can be placed on the wall is just video wall, with video conferencing and video conferencing,” says Brian about unlimited.” A video wall can be integration, monitors dams, reservoirs Wilshire Media Systems showed Smith, Wilshire’s federal accounts installed with as few as two panels and waterways within the district.off the latest video wall technology manager. “It’s a fully integrated and can accommodate as many as 200 Smith believes the new wallat the 11th American Institute of network design. From a security panels without additional software panel design is a leap in technology.Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) standpoint, we work with individual or external hardware “It’s a game changer,” says Smith.Space Conference in Long Beach. The government and business entities to “Unlike most analog “Whether they are used in a securevideo wall is specifically designed ensure the design adheres to their projection systems currently in use, government installation or in afor command and control centers, approval process.” the Wilshire video wall can display business environment, the accesssituational awareness analysis, science Some conference attendees very large-sized imagery files, and to large quantities of instant dataand engineering, communications already used video walls but maintain the image’s native resolution and lighting-speed worldwideand conference rooms making it ideal expressed disappointment with as it is expanded across the wall,” says communication will soon befor military and aerospace users who their performance and difficulty in Smith. “This provides the user with standard.require high-resolution data, imagery use. “The new systems are equipped a truly unparalleled view of their Wilshire Media Systemsand video display. with intuitive user controls that are subject of interest. The feature has is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Wilshire’s AIAA booth integrated into the system for easy clear applications for scientific study, and is a division of Wilshire Homefeatured at 10 foot wide, 9-panel use including wireless access from an military operations and aerospace Entertainment. For more information,ultra-definition video wall. “Video iPad interface,” says Smith. “Most of design.” contact Smith at BrianSmith@walls have been around for awhile but the hardware is built into the panels Wilshire recently installed WilshireHE.com, 310-343-3601 or visitnew, ground-breaking technology so the system has a very small physical a media wall for the Army Corp w w w.WilshireMediaSystems.com.enables the end user to now display footprint. The panels are designed of Engineers Los Angeles District. For a short video on the system, go toinformation from any number of specifically for this purpose and are The wall system was installed in its Wilshire Video Wall. John M. Andersen Joins Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton LLP as Chair of Firm’s Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Group Ventura documents and representing clients his unparalleled level of experience About Nordman Cormany Hair & County- in probate and trust administration. in estate and trust planning and Compton LLP b a s e d He also advises businesses, property probate.” Nordman Cormany Hair & Compton law firm owners and investors on wealth Andersen is admitted to practice (NCHC) LLP has provided trusted Nordman transfer and business succession and law in California and Washington and counsel for more than 70 years Cormany charitable gift planning. Andersen is authorized to practice before the offering broad and advanced legal Hair & was previously with Perkins Coie’s Internal Revenue Service. He received representation for individual and Compton, Seattle office. his B.A. in history from UCLA in 1986 business clients of all sizes in a vast LLP (NCHC) This is Andersen’s second stint with and J.D. in 1992 from the University array of industries throughout the John M. Anderson announced NCHC. He was an associate with the United States. NCHC provides legal of California, Hastings College of the that John firm in the early 1990s when he was Law. Andersen is a member of trusts services in business, corporate andM. Andersen has joined the firm as fresh out of law school. “We are very and estates sections of the California individual litigation, employmenta partner and as chair of the firm’s excited that John has returned to State Bar and the Ventura County Bar and labor law, business andEstate Planning, Probate & Trust Law Nordman,” says Randall H. George, Association. He is a frequent speaker commercial law, bankruptcy lawGroup. partner and member of the firm’s on estate planning topics. family law, real estate and land use, Andersen is a California State executive committee. “When John “I had a wonderful experience environmental law, oil and gas law,Bar certified specialist in estate first came to our firm, we were at Nordman the first time,” says administrative and public entityplanning, trust and probate law, impressed with him. Family reasons Andersen. “I worked with colleagues law, intellectual property, taxationassisting individuals and families moved him to San Francisco and whom I respected as I just started my and estate planning, probate, andwith planning, drafting and eventually Seattle. We’re thrilled to practice. I’m glad to be back. trust law. For more information,implementing estate planning have him back, bringing with him visit www.nchc.com. VCCCD Workplace Learning Resource Center Aids NBVC Cyber Security Beginning in 2007 the Ventura and CompTIA Security+ motivated trainees have led program which is a pathway forCounty Community College District’s to help their employees to CompTIA certification existing CompTIA certification holdersWorkplace Learning Resource Center who conduct information pass rates of 85% over the to keep their certifications currentand the Computer Networking Program assurance functions meet dozen CompTIA training which is required by the Departmentat Oxnard College, led by Professor the Department of Defense courses conducted over of Defense.Alex Lynch, have worked together to Directive 8570. the past 4 years. We lookconduct contract education IT training This has been a successful forward to continuefor employees of US Navy Base Ventura partnership over the past to provide the existing For more information, contact:County as well as subcontractors with 4 years as our experienced computer training courses in CompTIA Network+the Navy Base. Principally we have networking instructors, top notch lab and CompTIA Security+ and evolve Terry Schukart, Director,Workplaceprovided training and certification facilities, PearsonVUE Testing Center, into new training opportunities such Learning Resource Centerproctoring in CompTIA Network+ dedicated WpLRC specialist, and highly as the CompTIA continuing education 805-654-6429
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