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Q & A w/ a Serial Entrepreneur
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
Santa Monica, United States
Terry Heller has been a lifelong entrepreneur in various divergent industries including entertainment, real estate development and investment, and in the hospitality/restaurant industry. Most recently, Mr. Heller conceptualized and opened Plan Check Kitchen + Bar which offers a unique dining experience.
Mr. Heller began his career directing acclaimed music videos for seminal artists like Sean P Diddy Combs, Jay-Z and India Arie. His work delivered hits to record labels that garnered MTV, BET, and Billboard Awards. His largest client, Universal Music Group, trusted him with their top acts (including Lil Wayne) to deliver eye-catching visuals that targeted young audiences. He also presided over a production company as executive producer that produced high end videos for Linkin Park, Rod Stewart and Nickelback.
Later he discovered a knack for discovering undervalued properties and started Heller Holdings LLC. Founded and directed by Mr. Heller, Heller Holdings has completed dozens of distinctive residential dwellings and procured numerous real estate holdings throughout Southern California. Most recently, Heller Holdings finished packaging a 76 room hotel project in the heart of Hollywood that will be designed by Philip Starck. A second hotel project that will be managed by Heller’s recently formed hospitality group “Clever Hospitality” is slated to be finished in 2013.
The idea for Plan Check Kitchen + Bar emerged from Mr. Heller’s desire to create a fiercely local, timeless dining experience at the neighborhood level. Located adjacent to the Building and Safety Department, where hundreds of Architects, Developers, Designers and Engineers flock daily to get plans reviewed for permitting, Plan Check embodies the architectural and creative culture that surrounds it, effortlessly blending vintage architectural office elements with rich, industrial materials in a warm atmosphere. LA Weekly recently said that Plan Check is “designed for full flavor dynamism.”
Please join us on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 PM for this opportunity to hear how Terry has succeeded in different industries and ask him questions!
Career Synergy is the premier monthly network event in Santa Monica geared towards the Young Entrepreneur/Professional.
At Career Synergy our motto is: "relationships first, business second"
Included with admission: meet/hear our featured speaker of the night, network with other young professionals in discussion groups, taste light refreshments & be entered to win a raffle prize! (what a value!)
OP Cafe (map included) is a coffee shop in Santa Monica, conveniently located off the 10 freeway near Bundy & Ocean Park Blvd. (plenty of free street parking available)
Please bring something to take notes & business cards (if you have them).
Dress code is: business casual relaxed (google it).
RSVP your spot now and come promptly at 7 PM!
For more information, visit http://growingforward.net or contact Scott at:
C: (310) 367-1059
Refreshments donated by: Lonnie Millsap
Raffle Prize donated by: Kate Lyness (Skillshare)
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Growing Forward's mission is: guiding individuals from aspiration to achievement.
Our mission is to be an incubator for interconnectivity.
Our Core Values:
• Relationships First – by valuing our relationships with employees and customers first, we will create long, genuine relationships that are about more than making a profit
• Be Unique – acknowledge and express the unique contributions your strengths and style can make
• Be Efficient – we will constantly evaluate our work processes and priorities to work smarter
• Create Freedom – it is important that we allow enough flexibility for our staff to get things done, their way
• Constant Growth – we will encourage our employees and customers to constantly challenge themselves to continue setting goals and pursue learning opportunities