Register for our upcoming events below! Click on the links for more information about each one.

Upcoming events

    • 30 Oct 2016
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Pomona Fairplex
    • 4

    Book Now - Space Limited

    BIW Family Fun Event for October

    Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns

    Sunday, October 30th, 2016

    3:30 PM - 5:30 pm

    At Pomona Fairplex

    (Arrive for Ticket Pickup at 3:30 pm)


    Sunday, October 30th – RISE OF THE JACK O’ LANTERNS

    Come and See more than 5,000 uniquely carved Jack O’Lanterns indoors

    At BIW”s

    MeetUp Family Fun Event


    1101 W. McKinley Ave. (Green Gate)

    Pomona, CA 91768

    Event from 3:30 – 5:30pm

    $28 Per Adult

    $25 Per Child (Ages 2-18 - Children under 2 free)

    Price includes Special Beverages, Halloween Treats and Admission


    • Members, Non-Members & Guests - $28.00 (USD)
    • Children (Ages 2-18) - $25.00 (USD) – (Kids under 2 are FREE)

    Click here to REGISTER NOW


    RESERVATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by Thursday, October 27th, AT NOON

    NO AT DOOR OR LATE REGISTRATION due to Advance Ticket Requirements

    Special Parking: The RISE at Fairplex, CA  For those with disabilities, all lots available on a first-come, first-served basis. ADA drop-off & pick-up zones are adjacent to Main Gate 1, Green Gate, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona, CA 

    Regular Event Parking: $10.00 (Some Early Arrival Free Parking available - First Come, First Served

    Click here to REGISTER NOW– Limited Subscription for this event so Register Early

    • 15 Nov 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Ayres Hotel, 14400 Hindry Avenue, Hawthorne/Manhattan Beach, CA
    Note Date and Location Change for November!

     (Meeting to be held the 3rd Tuesday of the Month due to Election Day)

    Registration Now Open 

    Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

    11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

    (Networking & Registration open at 11:30 AM)

    In Manhattan Beach at

    The Ayres Hotel, 14400 Hindry Avenue 

    Hawthorne/Manhattan Beach, CA 90250

    From Biotech to Beauty Brand: Reinventing Colorescience 

    Mary Fisher, President & Chief Executive Officer


    Colorescience has grown in popularity by totally re-inventing itself. Created in 2001 by Diane Ranger, Colorescience was an Orange County-based company founded on a mineral makeup concept. Their best-selling product, Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush, became an underground cult favorite among makeup enthusiasts, yet was largely undiscovered by mainstream retailers until early 2012 when SkinMedica acquired the brand. With Mary Fisher now at the helm, the makeup brand began its transformation. Then, when Allergan purchased SkinMedica 11 months later, Fisher led a management spnofft of Colorescience. Over the next year, every aspect of the brand was altered including reformulating products with improved sun protection capability, updating the packaging, changing the company’s tagline, and creating TV commercials with live models. The line’s positioning transformed as well, focusing on physical sun reflection, skin care and color. To bring about these changes, the team engineered two venture capital equity raises, securing about $25 million of funding through two preferred stock offerings. They deepened their sales base within the dermatology and aesthetics communities as well as in spas and resorts. Since then they have enjoyed a steady growth rate and have doubled revenue since the relaunch, which included a new company website with a focus on educating consumers on the importance of sun protection. They also formed charitable partnerships with the Women’s Dermatologic Society, Sun SafeTee and The Skin Cancer Foundation. So Colorescience is no longer just a color line, but an actively good-for-you skin healthy brand.

    Speaker Biography

    Mary Fisher, President & Chief Executive Officer, Colorescience

    Mary Fisher brings more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and biotechnology industries and currently serves as CEO and Board Director at Colorescience, a former division of SkinMedica where she served as Chief Executive Officer from 2008 until 2012, where she led the successful sale of the company to Allergan for $375 million.  Prior to joining SkinMedica, Ms. Fisher was COO of Acorda Therapeutics, a biotech company focused on developing products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders where she executed the company’s restructuring, initial public offering and a $50 million acquisition transitioning Acorda to a commercial stage operation.  Previously, she held the role of Vice President, Strategic Healthcare and Commercial Operations at Cephalon, Inc., and Manager, Communications at Immunex. Ms. Fisher currently serves on the Board of Directors at Zeltiq (NASDAQ:ZLTQ) and Ovascience (NASDQ:OVAS). In June 2013, Mary was honored as one of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneurs of the Year for San Diego.  The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is considered the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, recognizing and celebrating the success of outstanding individuals who build, lead and grow dynamic and successful companies. She also received the 2013 Venture Capital Award of Excellence from Ernst & Young. Mary is a member of the Women’s Dermatological Society and the Dermatology Foundation Leader’s Society.


     Early Registration:

    • Members - $45.00 (USD)- Up to 2 guests may be registered at the time of member registration.

    • Non BIW-Members - $65.00 (USD)

    Thursday, November 10th, At Noon,

    After which a $15 LATE REGISTRATION FEE will apply.

    Click here to REGISTER NOW



    Special Menu - Created by Executive Chef John DiBernardo of Matisse Restaurant

    Organic Baby Greens Salad with Red Seedless Grapes, Citrus Segments and Candied Walnuts, dressed with Orange Vinaigrette.  Served with Assorted Rolls & Butter

    Entrée Choices (choose one):

    Chicken Breast with Mustard Herb Panko Crust, served with Poultry Au Jus, Boursin Cheese Risotto and Chef’s Selection of Grilled Seasonal Vegetables


    Seared Salmon served with Lemon Herb Cream Sauce, Boursin Risotto, and Grilled Vegetables


    Vegetarian Vegetable Wellington with Risotto, and Grilled Seasonal Vegetables.

    Rustic Warmed Apple Tart served with Freshly Brewed Coffee, Tea & Iced Tea

    Click here to REGISTER NOW

    Parking Available:

    Self Park:        $5.00 with Validation (up to 5 hours) - Guests pay own parking

    Valet Park:      Not Offered at this Location




    Renee McKibben
    424-214-0129 office

    917-251-8501 cell

    Centerpiece Sponsor:


    Click here to REGISTER NOW

    Space is Limited so Register Early

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15 Dec 2015 Beauty Industry West Annual Holiday Event Luncheon & Silent Auction to Benefit Para Los Ninos
17 Nov 2015 5 Fatal Sales Mistakes Uncovered in the Beauty Biz Sales Chain; What’s Your Weakest Link?
13 Oct 2015 BIW/SCC Joint Luncheon Event on Legal & Regulatory Issues
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19 May 2015 The Growing Market for Clinical & Professional Skincare: The Founding of Lira Clinical
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17 Mar 2015 Are California Businesses Paying Too Much To Finance Their Growth and Expansion?
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15 Jan 2013 The Marriage of Science and Beauty: RES Technology and the Founding of ReVive
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08 May 2012 May Spring Mixer - Paris For The Evening
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