40 under forty honorees announced

The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2019 honorees for the 40 Under Forty Awards. The professionals will be honored for their business and community contributions at a dinner Thurs., May 2 at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills. Past 40 Under Forty honoree state Sen. Henry Stern will serve as master of ceremonies. The honorees are: […]



Belmont Village Senior Living is a retirement community in Thousand Oaks. This Q&A is with executive director Bradlee Foerschner. Q: When was Belmont Village founded? A: Our founder Patricia Will opened our first community in Houston in 1997. She had been searching for a place for her mother and was unable to find a residence to provide the level of […]

Big refund? Maybe not

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As a result of tax reform, most taxpayers will be paying less tax for 2018 than they did in 2017, but that doesn’t mean larger refunds are on the way. Your refund is the amount that your prepayments (withheld income tax, estimated tax payments and certain credits) exceed your tax liability. If the prepayment also got reduced, you could be […]

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Business women build an online space for female entrepreneurs

Last year about 28 million women ages 20 to 64 were not members of the workforce, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Many of these women faced obstacles returning to work after having children, earning their degrees or taking personal time off. “Research suggests that as many as 35% of these women would welcome paid work if it was […]


Four Seasons Hotel serves up new fare

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village opened the doors to its new main dining room last week following eight months of remodeling. Dubbed Coin & Candor, the hotel’s central restaurant was given a complete makeover with bright colors and fresh tones cast in mid-century style. A chic oculus bar creates a social focal point for the space and features stylish gold […]


14 Cannons Brewery

14 Cannons is a brewery and showroom in Westlake Village. This Q and A is with head brewer Nic Bortolin. Q: What sets your business apart from other breweries? A: We have a competitive edge because we’re owned by a general contractor, the Marshall Group, which means we’re able to innovate on the fly instead of having to plan out […]

Bravo to the women

The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will present its 20th annual Bravo Awards from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fri., April 12 at the Serra Center, 5205 Upland Road, Camarillo. The 2019 honorees are: Woman Business Owner of the Year: Catherine Von Burg, SimpliPhi Power of Oxnard. Innovator of the Year: Michelle Wilner, VIRTIS […]

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