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About Us

VIP stands for Valencia Independent Professionals and we are business professionals in Santa Clarita. We love to network for leads and referrals.

If you’re a business owner looking to network, join us! We’ll invite you to one of our weekly meetings and your first-time breakfast is on us. The VIP network group meets at 7:00 AM every Wednesday at The Old Town Junction in Old Town Newhall, Santa Clarita. We are committed to helping each other grow our businesses by giving each other advice and personal business referrals.

Each week our meetings have a different Main Speaker and Mastermind. The main speaker will get a few more minutes to discuss in depth about their specific business, products, or industry solutions. The Mastermind is meant to help each other solve everyday small business problems by brainstorming possible solutions. We always start our meetings with brief introductions of our businesses and what’s a good referral for us, so even as a first-time guest you have a chance to learn about each other’s business.

Our Story

In the vibrant landscape of Santa Clarita, the VIP Network Group was born from a shared vision and the determination of three pioneers: Joe Hansen, Leon Frommer, Attorney at Law, and Richard Grandinetti, CPA. In 2003, these visionaries set out to create a community that would redefine professional networking with the first meeting being at the Greenhouse in Saugus, CA. 

Paul Humphries, Mike Meena, Greg Shamus, Ray Dardis, and Dave Rickett were among the trailblazers who joined shortly after that first meeting. Together, this dynamic group formed the core of what would become a thriving network of professionals, each contributing their unique skills and perspectives to the collective success of the group.

Here’s to 20 years of forging connections, building businesses, and fostering a community where success knows no bounds. The VIP Network Group — where the journey continues, and the future is as bright as our collective spirit.

Our Mission

At VIP Network Group, our mission is to foster a dynamic community of forward-thinking professionals in Santa Clarita, CA. We believe in the power of meaningful connections and collaborative partnerships to drive individual and collective success. Our aim is to provide a platform where businesses can thrive through shared knowledge, innovative ideas, and supportive relationships.

Testimonials

"If you're serious about taking your business and professional connections to the next level, VIP Network Group is the place to be. The camaraderie and collaborative ethos are unlike anything I've experienced elsewhere. It's not just a network; it's a community that fosters success and friendships. I'm grateful to be a member."

Nery Junior – 7efex

"The collaborative spirit of VIP Network Group is unmatched. I've had the pleasure of working on projects with fellow members, and the synergy that arises from our diverse expertise is incredible. This group goes beyond traditional networking — it's a hub of creativity, innovation, and support."

Ted Bradpiece – Explorer Travel Services

"Being a part of the VIP Network Group has truly transformed my professional experience. The connections I've made within this community have been invaluable. It's not just about networking; it's about forming genuine relationships with like-minded professionals who are passionate about success."

Mike Meena – Augusta Financial