Westlake Village Knows How to Party!

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.’s Westlake Village location welcomed in summer with an old-fashioned barbeque. The large conference room was converted into a summer garden with cut-out flowers and bright table decorations.  Receptionist, Patricia, took charge of the grill, which in this case was an electric skillet provided by Area Manager, Barbi Davis. Barrister tenants and staff enjoyed hot dogs, refreshments, and ended the event with root beer floats!

“Everyone gets a break and a chance to mingle in a more relaxed environment,” said Ashley Hutchins, Assistant Suite Manager.  “These types of events are important because tenants are able to network with each other and get better acquainted, creating a friendly and fun office atmosphere.”  Barrister’s location in Westlake Village is a great community of business professionals and ideal for people who like to network.

“We had a Summer BBQ last year and decided since it was so fun, why not do it again?  Everyone enjoyed themselves and are still thanking us for all the fun they had,” said Jennifer Zimmerman, Senior Receptionist,” Thanks to Patricia the hot dogs were delicious!”

Tenant in the Spotlight: Steven Ricklin

Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. would like to congratulate Steven Ricklin!  Mr. Ricklin is a tenant at Westlake Village and the recent recipient of an award honoring his selflessness from the Rotary Club of Westlake Village.

Mr. Ricklin was surprised with the award at a weekly luncheon hosted on Wednesday, June 22nd. Steven has been a Rotary member for four years.  In his role as Chairman of the Incoming New Generation for 2011, he is responsible for all youth projects in the Conejo Valley for all school age children and teenagers.  His most recent project is placing a High School student from Denmark into Agoura High School.

Mr. Ricklin has a successful Family Law Firm in Westlake Village.  He has over 15 years of experience practicing in all 5 counties of Southern California.  Aside from Mr. Ricklin’s charitable work with the community he enjoys tennis and collecting fine wines.

For more information on Ricklin and Associates, visit: www.ricklinfamilylaw.com

Celebrating Hope and Fighting Back at Relay for Life

Jen Zimmerman, Senior Receptionist at Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. in Westlake Village, will be participating in Relay for Life in Beverly Hills this weekend beginning April 30th.

The American Cancer Association Relay for Life is an event held all over the country throughout the year.  Schools, parks, and fairgrounds are used for teams to walk or run a total of 24 hours around a path.  “Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length,” says the American Cancer Association.  The goal of the event is to remember those who have lost and won the battle against cancer.  

Each Relay for Life is slightly different depending on the location holding the event.  But, each event dedicates a lap to Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back.  The Celebrate Lap, aka “Survivors Lap,” kicks off every Relay.  Survivors are invited to walk the lap during this hour to celebrate their victory over cancer.  It is also a time to remind people that their support saves more lives every year.  The Remember Lap, aka “The Luminaria Ceremony” is held after dark and held in silence.  Participants carry a bag with a lit candle to remember someone touched by cancer.  Finally, the Fight Back Lap is a time for participants to make a personal commitment to continue the fight against cancer.  Each commitment is private to the person, although a group effort to reduce the risk of cancer.

Jen Zimmerman’s team, Team Main Stage, has 15 members who will campout for 24 hours and take turns walking or running the path.   Team Main Stage will be participating in Beverly Hills from 8:30 am on April 30th, and ending at 8:30 on May, 1st.  The day will include themed laps, entertainment, and lunch.  The evening will begin with dinner served by the Firemen and continue with concerts and movies on the big screen. 

Barrister tenants and staff in Westlake Village have already shown their support to Jen and Team Main Stage.  Jen and Barrister Executive Suites, Inc. would like to thank Suite Manager Ashley Hutchins, coworker Patricia Olmedo, and tenants Robert Adler, Michael Kushner, Anthony Khoury, Dawn Masters, Jim Reisteter, Doug Minor, Steve Ricklin, Thomas Mahan, Michael Murphy, Kathleen M. Neumann, Mary Kulvinskas, Sue Gray, John Iezza, David Esquibias, Craig Flashner, Mark Davis, Jimmy Gray, and especially Paul Meyer.  With their help, Team Main Stage has raised $1,655.00.  Thank you all so much for your donations, they are very much appreciated!

If you would like more information on donating or participating, visit: http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=31107&pg=entry

Upcoming Barrister Events in Valencia & Westlake

VALENCIA -Barrister Executive Suites Inc. in Valencia will be hosting a free 1 hour presentation in the large conference room on Tuesday, March 15th at 1:30 PM. SCV Concierge will be discussing with our Valencia tenants and other local Santa Clarita businesses the advantages of growing their customer base and market share and the power behind strong business connections; while getting company names, and the services provided, promoted throughout Santa Clarita Valley. This is an opportunity for our tenants to make new connections and form strong alliances with other successful businesses.

WESTLAKE -This week the tenants and staff at Barrister Executive Suites, Inc.’s Westlake Village location are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a fun networking mixer. Barrister is supplying fun themed cupcakes on Thursday, March 17th. The conference room will be decorated in the spirit of the day, and tenants and staff will be encouraged to wear the color green while they mingle.

Current and Former Barrister Tenants Win Client Referral Contest

A current and former Barrister tenant won a $200.00 gift card in our “Summer Isn’t Over Yet,” client referral contest.

“The campaign is our way of giving back to our loyal tenants,” said Airley Ogilvie, Santa Monica Suite Manager.  “I believe in the product and the service we provide and it’s amazing to see our tenants feel the same way.”

Former Santa Monica tenant, Pamela Hicks, principal of Hicks & Associates won for her referral. 

Westlake Village tenant, Doug Minor, author and founder of Easy Credit Relief Inc., won the current tenant referral contest. 

“Client referrals is our number two source for the new business we derive annually,” says Carrie Gates, Barrister’s Vice President of Leasing & Marketing. This year to date, current and former tenant referrals have resulted in over 24 percent of our new lease deals. This speaks volumes about the service we provide.”

Hicks & Associates is a full service business, corporate and entertainment firm.  It represents small businesses, predominantly in the entertainment and corporate fields, with all of their transactional, financing and business needs.

Doug Minor is the author of Anatomy of Credit Scores and Founder of Easy Credit Relief, Inc., a credit repair and educational company.  Doug also serves as an Expert Witness and Legal Consultant for those needing his expertise, and he is also involved in credit related litigation.  As a recognized expert in the field, Doug is hired to conduct credit scoring seminars for consumers and professionals of all levels of sophistication.