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Claremont Alumni Network (CAN)
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Claremont Alumni Network

The Claremont Alumni Network (CAN) was founded in 2004 by Pitzer grad Joe Chatham ’89. CAN is the first business network created solely for the entire Claremont Colleges community. CAN members gather regularly to share business leads, referrals, introductions and information to help their businesses succeed. CAN is not your typical business card exchange. It is an organization that brings people together with a shared commonality: Each member has ties to the Claremont Colleges, thus establishing a built-in affinity toward each other and a level of accountability. “You would be amazed at how much business is happening and how many critical introductions are being made. More importantly, the number of friendships being forged between alumni from different schools is unlike anything experienced while actually in college,” Chatham said.

Networking is the most effective way to rapidly build a strong, committed link among business owners and professionals who are interested in helping each other and CAN aims to develop and build this connection for years to come. Chatham said, “I think that as graduates of the Claremont Colleges we have an opportunity to create a closely knit business community. With the help we have received from Pitzer, CAN is working in that direction. We are very excited!”

During the past year, CAN has experienced tremendous growth and needs your involvement to grow even stronger. CAN is looking for serious business networkers interested in developing strong, long lasting networks. Sharing business referrals and introductions requires a high level of trust, so a high commitment level is required from each member. Chatham said, “I am hoping to get a whole slew of Pitzer members to join. I am always amazed at the success of my peers!”

CAN is currently seeking great Pitzer business networkers for the following chapter areas:

Downtown Los Angeles
Orange County
San Diego
San Fernando Valley

Other chapters will follow. If you are interested, even if out of the area, please contact: Joe Chatham ’89, CAN Founder
E-mail: joe.chatham@chathamst.com
Phone: 805-496-3000 x229