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MaKayla Gorski: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Meridian is an air charter and private aircraft management firm based at Van Nuys Airport. In her position, Gorski is responsible for developing the company’s retail charter business on the West Coast.

Jonathan Saeidian: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Digital marketing company Brenton Way provides search engine optimization, lead generation, digital advertising and content creation to clients from startups to large corporations. Saeidian started the company to challenge the status quo in the industry.

Hunter Warner: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Deals he has brokered include Stratton And Sons’ Moving & Storage’s $6.6 million acquisition of land in Chatsworth for a new facility, a $4.6 million Burbank warehouse sale from Hechter Aircraft to awards show rehearsals entity CenterStaging and the $4.4 million sale of an industrial building in Sun Valley. He is often joined in transactions by his father, Lee & Associates Principal Brett Warner.

Lexie Smith: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

As vice president of business development at GeoLinks, an internet service provider primarily for rural areas, Lexie Smith handles public relations and marketing for the company, among other duties. Her first post-college job was with a PR firm she saw on the TV show “Shark Tank.”

Paul Sims: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

As a member of Cushman & Wakefield’s Minervini Team, which specializes in industrial leases, he assists in expanding business in the San Fernando Valley. Amazon.com Inc. in Thousand Oaks, Quantum Creation FX in Burbank and Safelite in Sun Valley are among the lease transactions he has helped broker.

Joelyn Caprine: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

After earning a college degree in hospitality management, she became front office manager for a hotel in Santa Clarita and soon moved to the sales side of the business. At Hyatt, she arranges meeting space, amenities and rooms for corporate and association events at the hotel.

Caitlin Hoffman: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

An associate in CBRE’s Brokerage Services department, she represents landlords and tenants in the Northern Los Angeles region. She has earned one of four spots in the brokerage’s Wheel Program, a one-year rotation where she cultivated expertise in several disciplines.

Connor Theilmann: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

ServiceTitan offers a cloud-based software platform that helps residential contractors manage a range of tasks including booking jobs, dispatching technicians and processing payments. The company has raised more than $326 million in venture capital. Theilmann oversees investor relations and expansion into new markets.

Heather Duncan: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Three Leaves produces videos and commercials for companies and organizations. Services range from planning a marketing campaign through production, editing and final distribution.

Shawnt Bazikian & Sebouh Bazikian: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Sebouh Bazikian and his younger brother Shawnt operate a nonprofit, One Bicycle Foundation, which raises funds to purchase bicycles for orphans in foreign countries. The older Bazikian started the organization while still in high school.

Samantha Strong: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Strong oversees and develops menu strategy at IHOP. Previously, she was a marketing manager at Rita’s Italian Ice in Pennsylvania. IHOP is a subsidiary of Dine Brands Global Inc.

Candace Schroeder: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Candace Schroeder was attracted to a career in aviation because “there is nothing cooler than airplane.” She took her passion to become business development and marketing manager for Castle & Cooke Aviation, a fixed-base operator at Van Nuys Airport.

Robert Roizen: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Feedonomics helps retailers’ products appear higher in online searches at marketplaces such as Google Shopping and Amazon.com Inc. Rozien, who has an electrical engineering degree from UCLA, co-founded the company with his brother in 2013.

Erin Nakano: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

She worked as a marketing assistant for a music industry company and in public relations before transitioning into the real estate industry. At residential brokerage Century 21 Peak, she has overseen the sale of $3 million-plus homes in the San Fernando Valley market.

Emma Frawley: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Emma Frawley leads public relations and branding campaigns for Mustang clients. She has been nominated to the board of directors of the Public Relations Society of America Gold Coast Chapter and the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation. She graduated from California State University - Long Beach in 2011 with a degree in communications.

Pedram Tehranizadeh: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

HeadQuarters Clothing has gained traction in the fashion market from recommendations from sports and entertainment celebrities, including former MBA star Grant Hills, wrestler Kurt Angle and actor Affion Crockett. Positive statements printed on the clothes “inspire others to reach for greatness,” said Tehranizadeh, a graduate of California State University – Northridge.

Dakota Semler & Gio Sordoni: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Thor Trucks calls itself a “transportation lab” making heavy-duty electric vehicles for fleet sales. Sordoni said inspiration for the company came from growing up with low-quality air in the San Fernando Valley.

Natalie Cowan: 20 in Their 20s (Young & Prosperous)

Profiles of 20 Entrepreneurs and Professionals in their 20S.

Cowan specializes in appraisal and retail liquidations at Great American Group, a subsidiary of B. Riley Financial Inc. The company has worked on closures for chains including Toys R Us Inc. and Bon-Ton Holdings Inc.

Valley Givers Gather for Yearly Philanthropy Day

ORGANIZATIONS: Lunch honors donors and volunteers in region.

The Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized individual donors, volunteers and organizations at its National Philanthropy Day luncheon on Nov.15. at Valley Presbyterian Hospital.

Developer Feels Good About Flying on Cloud 9

CONSTRUCTION: Camarillo project features hangars, amenities for owners.

Boeing Business Jet

Staffing Agencies Adapt to High Economic Tides

LIST: Companies know top talent won’t stay long, say placement professionals.

Staff firms face shortage of skilled workers.

Pay Dirt in Oxnard

Camarillo brokerage negotiates sale of nearly 110 acres of prime farm land to agricultural investment fund.

Investment fund buys fields in Oxnard.

Wesco Wobbles After Underwhelming Quarter

AEROSPACE: Parts supplier slows during management transition plan.

Wesco Aircraft share price drops.

Scanner Startup

TECHNOLOGY: Acqubit moves into commercialization after graduating early from incubator program.

Santa Clarita startup develops a 3D scanner.

The Number

Where in Valley are the most Airbnb rentals?

How many of your neighbors are renting rooms through Airbnb Inc.? A study earlier this year by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. looked at Airbnb’s impact using data provided by the company. LAEDC reported that the short-term rental app generated nearly $906 million in economic activity in the city of Los Angeles in 2016.