Welcome to the spring issue of ConejoView! Now in our magazine’s fourth year of publication, we celebrate a marriage of creativity, perseverance and business savvy that has produced the only business magazine whose heart and soul focus is the Conejo Valley.
In this issue, we bring you the joy and beauty of the business of “Weddings in the Conejo & Beyond.”
We’re thrilled to introduce you to newly elected council members Kelly Honig from Westlake Village and Linda Northrup of Agoura Hills. Both these high-energy achievers have law degrees, caring hearts and deep roots in the community.
Speaking of caring hearts, we shine a spotlight on the BumbleBee Foundation, an under-the-radar local nonprofit that will be sure to warm your heart.
Our Q&A this issue is with someone who knows a little bit about successful publishing: Lisa Rule, co-owner, publisher and founder with her husband Jim, of The Acorn family of newspapers, undoubtedly the region’s most beloved and perused newspaper.
No employer in the Conejo or anywhere else has ever felt more concern for the safety of our employees than we do at this dangerous moment in history; read our “Workplace Safety” article. We are grateful that we’ve chosen one of the safest places in the country to live and do business. Heartfelt thanks go out to our world-class law enforcement officers and firefighters who keep it that way for us.
We’ve also profiled some diverse businesses for you: Five Threads Brewing Company, Rootementary and Chalkline Crossfit. Meet the successful entrepreneurs who make these businesses tick.
On behalf of Board Chair Matthew Midura of Pepperdine University, the Board of Directors and staff of the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, enjoy this issue of ConejoView!
Jill Lederer, MBA, ACE
Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce