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No. COC-NR.08.26.13-BusinessSymposium
August 26, 2013

Chancellor's Circle Business Symposium Slated Sept. 20

Community members interested in learning more about the current and future state of the Santa Clarita Valley’s commercial and real estate markets -- and what that means for local business owners -- should make plans to attend the College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle 5th Annual Business Symposium.

Featuring an exciting lineup of guest speakers, this year’s Business Symposium event will provide attendees with valuable tips and information about how local businesses can better position themselves to respond to both positive and negative changes in the real estate marketplace.

In addition, a local forecast pertaining to the SCV commercial and residential real estate markets and how they will in turn affect the state’s ongoing economic recovery will also be discussed.

“As the regional economy continues to create new opportunities for growth and development, we are pleased to host this informative event and provide local businesses with the knowledge and insight needed to move forward,” said College of the Canyons Chancellor Dr. Dianne Van Hook.

The 5th Annual Chancellor’s Circle Business Symposium will take place from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook University Center, Room 258, located on the college’s Valencia campus.

Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. followed by the main presentation at 8 a.m. The lineup of scheduled speakers and presentation topics for the morning includes:

Kimberley Ritter-Martinez, Economist, Los Angeles Economic Development Corp.
The Impact of Real Estate Trends and Expectations for the Future
Craig Peters, Realtor, CB Richard Ellis
Commercial Real Estate -- Update on SCV commercial real estate market
Neil Weichel, Realtor, RE/MAX & Roxie Ramey, Realtor, Realty Executives
Residential Real Estate – Overview of past and future markets; current market data analysis
Fred Arnold, Mortgage Broker, American Family Funding
Expectations for the Future

Registration for the Chancellor’s Circle Business Symposium is free for Chancellor’s Circle members and $25 for non-members. Tickets are available through the COC Foundation.

All reservations must be received by 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Space for this event is limited.

About the Chancellor’s Circle

The Chancellor’s Circle is a partnership between College of the Canyons and a diverse group of businesses, community members, non-profit groups, government leaders and others who are committed to strengthening the community by actively supporting strong partnerships.

Through their membership fees, Chancellor’s Circle members help raise funds to assist deserving students in affording college, as well as for special programs that enhance educational access for students.

For more information about the College of the Canyons Chancellor’s Circle or to register to attend the event on Sept. 20, please contact the COC Foundation at (661) 362-3434 or

College of the Canyons
Valencia campus: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355 • (661) 259-7800
Canyon Country campus: 17200 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country, CA 91351 • (661) 362-3800

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