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Association for Corporate Growth — 101 Corridor Chapter
The Apparel Industry - Sept. 9th at the Westlake Village Inn

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
7:00 a
.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Westlake Village Inn
31943 Agoura Road, Westlake Village CA

House of Blues: Inside The Exciting World of Denim

A Conversation With FRAME Denim CEO Josh LeVine

Register  (Online registration closes September 8th at 2 p.m.)

Blue jeans have been around for a century and a half. How do you make them a cutting-edge fashion statement? 

That’s exactly what Josh LeVine and his team at FRAME Denim have managed to do. The Culver City-based company has combined fashion-forward styling with the look and comfort of denim to create a contemporary lifestyle brand for men and women that is a favorite with shoppers at upscale stores, boutiques and online fashion portals.

At our September 9th meeting, Mr. LeVine, Co-Founder and CEO of FRAME Denim, will explain the Culver City-based company’s successful strategy in a conversation with the company’s attorney, Katy Spillers, a Partner with the Greenberg Glusker law firm.

Mr. LeVine co-founded FRAME late in 2011 with partners Jens Grede and Erik Torstensson, founders of Saturday Group, and Nico Peyrache, former Vice President of Denim at Lucky Brand Jeans, just nine years after graduating from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in fine arts.

In the interim he founded and ran the Davi Luxury Brand Group, in Beverly Hills, joined Lucky Brand Jeans as Director of Creative Services, then, with partners Grede and Torstensson, established Saturday Brands, a brand development company with offices in Los Angeles, London and New York. 

The discussion between Mr. LeVine and Ms. Spillers will provide valuable insight into California’s multi-billion-dollar apparel industry, which has faced a variety of challenges this year.

Skittish consumers were clutching their wallets tightly for most of the first quarter. Raw materials and merchandise languished on container ships early in the year because of a labor dispute at the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports. Market leaders like Quiksilver, American Apparel and Levi Strauss all have been grappling with slowdowns in sales and other issues. Even the drought has caused problems in manufacturing and processing of textiles.

Fortunately, consumer spending on apparel and other merchandise is rebounding. Retail sales are so strong that the demand for new stores is up by 80%, according to one major broker.

Come hear how this market-savvy executive sees the outlook for the apparel industry at the September 9 meeting of ACG 101.

Ying Yang, Vice President of Business Development for the Western Region of CIT Commercial Services, will provide an overview of the local and global trends and issues that affect California’s apparel industry.

Ying’s responsibilities include sourcing and closing factoring and asset based lending deals.

Since joining CIT in 2003 she has overseen financing transactions in the apparel, footwear, accessories, textile, furniture, home furnishing, consumer electronics and housewares industries.

Registration online is $35 for ACG Members, $65 for non-members. Registration at the door, if available, is $15 additional.
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ACG  101 Corridor Chapter is pleased to provide to its members ACG JobSource, an online resume and job posting service created to bring talent and opportunity together in the middle-market M&A and corporate growth community.  

ACG JobSource affords employers and recruiters access to highly qualified professionals with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs, and enables candidates to post resumes and manage their job search. 
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About ACG 101

ACG 101 is one of the fastest-growing chapters of The Association for Corporate Growth, the premier international organization for professionals involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. ACG 101 serves corporate executives and professionals in the West Valley-Ventura County-Santa Barbara areas. 

Members of ACG are CEOs, CFOs and COOs of middle market or growing corporations, as well as members of the professional services companies that serve these corporations, such as private equity firms, investment bankers, lenders, attorneys and accountants. ACG has nearly 12,000 members representing 5,000 companies in 53 chapters throughout North America, Europe and in Mexico.

Postal Address
ACG 101 Corridor
3835-R E Thousand Oaks Blvd, #219
Westlake Village, CA  91362

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Jeff Tillman
Crowe Horwath LLP

Lynda Roth
President Emeritus
LJR Consulting Services

Scott Galer
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles

Jim Chevalier

Moss Adams

Ryan Bristol
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David Martin
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Mark Your Calendar
Save The Date for these ACG 101 events:

Sept. 9 – The Apparel Industry
Westlake Village Inn
Sept 30. – Women in Corporate Growth Annual Luncheon
Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
Oct. 14 – Automotive Industry
Westlake Village Inn
Nov. 4 – The Restaurant Industry
Westlake Village Inn
Nov. 12 – Stars of the 101 Banquet: M&A Awards
Westlake Village Inn
Dec. – ACG 101 Holiday Party
Westlake Village Inn - Stonehaus

Jan. 6, 2016 – Open
Westlake Village Inn

Feb. 3 – Consumer Products Industry
Westlake Village Inn

Mar. 3 – Food and Agriculture Industry

April 6 – Open
Westlake Village Inn

May 4 – Aerospace Industry
Westlake Village Inn

June 1 – Mergers & Acquisitions
Westlake Village Inn

July – No Meeting

Aug. 4 – Summer Social
Westlake Village Inn

Sept. 7 – Apparel Industry
Westlake Village Inn

Sept. – WCG Annual Luncheon
Location to be announced

Oct. 5 – The Restaurant Industry
Westlake Village Inn

Nov. 4 – Open
Westlake Village Inn

Dec. 1 – Holiday Party
Westlake Village Inn

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