Strictly Business L.A. is one of the premiere networking events in the city highlighting the life-changing work of JVS SoCal. We like to call it a luncheon with a purpose. Hundreds of successful business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs and philanthropists join together each year in support of a great cause.

For more information, please contact Mary Koenig at (323) 761-8888 x8891.


About Our Presenting Sponsors:
AFEX is one of the largest non-bank providers of global payment solutions with a heritage that dates back to 1979. AFEX has been a generous partner of JVS SoCal for nearly a decade and supports a variety of causes and non-profit organizations throughout the year.

Belmont Village Senior Living: Founded in 1997, Belmont Village is a leading developer, owner, and operator of premier senior living communities. A supporter of the JVS HealthWorks® program, they are committed to fostering an environment where seniors, their families, and their staff and partners can learn, live well, thrive, and grow. 


About Our Corporate Partnership Honoree: 
Southern California based OneWest Bank has supported the JVS BankWork$ program since 2011 through generous donations and the hiring of our graduates.  With 70 retail branches spanning from San Diego to Ventura County, OneWest Bank offers a suite of banking products designed to help customers achieve a range of financial goals. Investing in the neighborhoods where we live and work, OneWest Bank is proud to be a growing presence in Southern California, supporting the day-to-day financial lives of our customers.

About Our Keynote Speaker:
Art Bilger is the Founder and CEO of WorkingNation, an innovative national non-profit media storytelling organization focused on exposing the hard truths about the looming unemployment crisis and bringing the country together around solutions for a changing economy. Art has been an investor in and director of various private companies including Akamai Technologies, Inc., where he also served as Vice Chairman. He was also President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of New World Communications Group, Inc.; a founding partner of Apollo Advisors, LP and Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Corporate Finance and a Director of Drexel Burnham Lambert Inc. An active and engaged philanthropist, he serves on the boards of multiple academic, social justice and cultural institutions.

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About Our Founder's Award Honoree:
James (aka Jimmy) Hausberg is a Managing Director and Partner with Hightower Advisors, a national Registered Investment Advisory firm. He works with a small group of families and their trusted advisors to advise clients on the art and science of investing. He also serves as a Trustee for his clients, planning and managing next-generation wealth and philanthropic giving. Jimmy has served on a number of non-profit boards, and spent many years coaching youth sports. He is a former JVS SoCal Board President, a current Board Member, member of both the Executive and Fiscal Committee, Chair of the Investment and Nomination Committee, and, most recently, became mentor to a JVS BankWorks® career training graduate. He is an avid reader, lover of all things Trojan, enjoys traveling, but most of all loves to spend time with his wife Linda, his two daughters, Danielle and Maddie, and his close family and friends. He even does an occasional stand-up routine.