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Apr 19, 2012
bren norris commented on Chip Roberson's event (Quasi) Monthly meeting
"Sorry I will be in San Francisco all day and into the evening for din.... next month..."
Apr 19, 2012
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"I had the opportunity to be part of this years Grammy winner Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir. Tech and Music..I am in www.ericwhitacre.com"
Feb 29, 2012
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Monthly meeting at Community Cafe

February 7, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The topic will be about "low-cost country sourcing" of labor. If you've followed the recent news about Apple, Dell, HP and Foxconn, this is relevant. Additionally, many small manufacturers and developers are facing the challenges of on-shore vs. off-shore. Should be an interesting discussion and chance to reconnect with your local community.Also recommend listening to: Mr. Daisey…See More
Jan 31, 2012
bren norris is attending Chip Roberson's event

WiredSonoma January Meeting at Eldorado Kitchen

February 1, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
The social starts at 5:30 and we then kick off the meeting with some announcements and introductions from 6:00-6:10. The first presentation will be at 6:10 by Boris Medak on his KnowMe venture.  The second presentation should, by the team behind Winergy will start around 6:40.  Each presentation will be about 15-20 minutes followed by 10-15 minutes of Q&A.  We then use the last 15…See More
Jan 30, 2011
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Mar 12, 2010
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WiredSonoma 1yr Birthday Celebration at Eldorado Hotel and Kitchen

January 21, 2010 from 5pm to 7pm
Come join us this Thursday, Jan 21 for our 1 year anniversary!We're still working on the program but mark your calendar and help us celebrateSee More
Jan 18, 2010
bren norris might attend Christine Mason McCaull's event

Wine Library TV's Gary Vaynerchuk comes to Sonoma at El Dorado Hotel Lounge/Deck

October 24, 2009 from 4pm to 6pm
Wine Library TV founder and author Gary Vaynerchuk is coming to Sonoma- he's just released "Crush It- Why Now is the Time to Cash in on your Passion"Lilla and Andy from Reader's Books invite you to attend a talk and book signing at the El Dorado, thank you to Jens Hoj, on Saturday October 24, from 4-6 pm.Actual wine sponsored by the iPhone app Drync and local social media company ClickMarkets.See More
Oct 18, 2009
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May 15, 2009
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May 15, 2009

Profile Information

Business Name
Bren International & Teach Me Music
Type(s) of Business
Software, Data Service, Consulting Service - Technology, Network Design and Support, Writing or Editing Services, Multimedia Content - Audio and Podcast, E Commerce - Products, E Commerce - Online Service, Other Service, Education, Training
Skills or Specialities (comma separated keywords ONLY)
Computer Forensics, Staffing, Children's Music, Public Speaking, Fun
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About Me
2012 I am revamping Education...the USA is 25th in academics and I hold the key to changing education on the planet forever...stay tuned

Bren Norris
After meeting with her, the world opens up to the world of music, through sounds, birds, laughter and kids!

To know her is to have a loyal friend, brilliant business partner, fun loving entertainer, quick witted laugh and excellent cook! Ask anyone about her Caesar Salad!

Bren is an Entrepreneur with many facets and careers! What makes an Entrepreneur? the way we THINK and the risks we take!

Bren owned a technology staffing company for too many years in SF and Silicon Valley which went global..hence Bren International and coined the trademark THE HIGH TOUCH IN HIGH TECH ®
and also TEACH ME MUSIC® (Bren is an award winning, former teacher)
She currently sings with Grammy Winner Eric Whitacre in his virtual choir.

Some blurbs of interest to someone......

She sat on the board of CSBA (California Small Business Assoc),
worked with HTCIA (high tech crime investigation assoc), modeled, sang in Vegas, was a finalist in the USA contest when Lynda Carter won, did the Bob Hope show, she is a motivational and public speaker, a former stockbroker, a voting member of the recording academy (Grammy's) and her latest Cd Lavender Bear was on the long list for nomination for a Grammy in the category of best musical children's album...... and much more .... been a great ride and only halfway there! Lot's more to accomplish...

Even though her career has been packed with technology, music, dance, people, places, travel, breakthrough and life changing experiences......like diving the great barrier reef, her REAL passion is writing educational children's music. Yes, Bren's songs are on a Fisher Price toy! BNA INC was closed and her music career has taken off...under the name TEACH ME MUSIC® .... she creates toys, books, songs, puzzles and music for education.....Kids learn THROUGH MUSIC

Bren Norris is fairly new to Sonoma, and she is looking for networking opportunities. WS seems to be a great group of intelligent (operative word) creative and fun beings and she is happy to have been referred by a few of your members. Bren Norris is looking forward to meeting you! Drop a line and say hello or attach a song!

The Best years are yet to come!....

Live Laugh and Love...more and always!


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At 2:40pm on July 28, 2009, Mike Minigan said…
Hi Bren,
We've been under the gun at A MIllion Cooks lately, trying to juggle all the things a start-up needs, while attempting to get in front of potential investors. Also planning to head back East on vacation early next week....so life is full!!! Let me know how you'd like to interact with A Million Cooks and hopefully we can get a dialogue going more fully. Thanks!
At 12:04pm on May 21, 2009, Mike Minigan said…
Hi Bren, My partner Dave Sickert and I were colleagues at America Online back in the 90s, and when we ended up with our families finding each other in Sonoma, a new business idea was hatched (by Dave, and with me as an early advisor and now a part of the operating team). A Million Cooks is an audio based community that taps into the expertise of our affiliated/contracted network of 250+ cooking schools/cookbook authors/cooking instructors around the country. We empower them with audio technology tools and they in turn, post "SoundBites" and "Foodcasts" about topics, issues, recipes, etc. that those passionate about food are interested in. Then we distribute the SoundBites and Foodcasts to a network of cell phone/PDA/home and mobile devices through our partnerships and through our web site. We have a legacy website at www.amillioncooks.com with a new site to launch with far more audio programming by the end of May. Check us out and see if there's more we can do together. Thanks! Mike Minigan
At 2:19pm on May 18, 2009, Mike Minigan said…
Hi Bren,
Bill has been an advocate of our little company, A Million Cooks. Is that the context for your message? Thanks.

At 12:45pm on May 16, 2009, Jim Shere said…
Thanks for the poem, and welcome aboard! You seem to have brought a lot with you.

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