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first_imgSam Monempour recently joined the Encino-based commercial real estate brokerage NAI Capital as vice president. Monempour brings more than 10 years experience to the office, where he will specialize in office tenant and landlord representation throughout the Los Angeles area, particularly in the Conejo and west San Fernando valleys. Before coming to NAI Capital, Monempour was associate vice president with Grub & Ellis’ Sherman Oaks office. During his career, he’s established a client roster that includes Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Aflac, Prudential Securities, Pizza Hut and more. He also received the San Fernando Business Journal’s Real Estate Award in 2001 and 2002. Santa Clarita-based Wildcat Group Inc. recently announced the acquisition of the Southern California branch of the Fresno-based software development and support company Axion Partners. The acquisition makes Axiom the third company in the Wildcat Group, and joins Wildcat Technology Solutions and Laser Options to create a full-service offering for business computing. Wildcat has clients in 22 states and serves businesses with as few as three and as many as 700 users. Axiom serves a smaller, high-end clientele with many firms in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys. Glendale Area Schools Federal Credit Union recently received authorization from the National Credit Union Administration to merge with and acquire the Glendale Postal Employees Federal Credit Union. The Glendale Postal Federal Credit Union’s shareholders approved the merger in a secret ballot. Chartered in 1937, Glendale Area Schools Federal Credit Union has more than 11,000 members and $200 million in assets. The merger is effective Saturday. Vantage Oncology recently opened its new Sherman Oaks Radiation Therapy Center, in partnership with Valley Radiotherapy Associates Medical Group Inc. The center offers patients access to a highly trained team of board-certified radiation oncologists using the most advanced treatment options for cancer. The center also boasts $4 million in new radiation treatment equipment and facility upgrades. Numerous city officials attended the ribbon-cutting last week. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsFor a new initiative to develop professional leadership and business skills among undergraduates, the professional services firm Ernst & Young recently gave a $151,000 grant to California State University, Northridge’s Department of Accounting and Information Systems. The new Ernst & Young Seminar in Professional Leadership provides junior and senior accounting and information systems majors the opportunity to learn professional leadership and communications skills as well as business ethics and etiquette. TIP JAR California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks will offer a workshop, counseling and a Web site to help the public and its students and alumni who are facing layoffs from Amgen Inc. and Countrywide Financial Corp. beginning Wednesday. The first workshop will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Lundring Events Center. Roughly 600 CLU students and alumni work for Amgen and Countrywide, and based on responses to a survey of students and alumni, administrators and faculty developed a multifaceted program for people undergoing a career transition. For more information call Michelle Jacobson at (805) 493-3358 or visit www.callutheran.edu/transitions. Opening a new business, got a hot tip or a big promotion? If so, we want to hear about it. E-mail your news to [email protected] and be sure to include your name and phone number. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more