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Saloon hosts Toys for Tots party

The Saloon at The Peppertree Lane will host its seventh annual Christmas party benefiting Toys for Tots from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday.

Admission will be one unwrapped new toy and will be exchanged for a ticket to an opportunity drawing, with an array of prizes including gifts from Peppertree Lane neighbors La Rue du Chocolat, Sutton Place and Watermarc Restaurant. Other prizes include a miniature BMW from Vrevier BMW, gift certificates from The Montage Beverly Hills and other local restaurants such as Sorrento Grille, Zoolu Café, Nick's, Thai Brothers, Lumberyard, and 230 Forest. Also to be given away are multiple prizes rom Anheuser Busch. Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase. The evening will feature hors d'oeuvres and drink specials and an appearance by Santa Claus.

The most needed gifts are for young people between the ages of nine and 14. The Saloon works with the U.S. Marine Corps and its Toys for Tots program, and several Marines will be in attendance to pick up and transport the toys to their distribution center.

The Saloon is located at 446 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, call (949) 494-5469.

Allen joins Showpros Group

Senior marketing executive Bruce Allen has joined the Showpros Group, a Laguna Beach-based national event production and creative agency serving corporations and nonprofits nationwide, as vice president of marketing and development.

"We are delighted to have Bruce join our team and are confident that he will take us into new markets and expand our growth," said President John Brown.

Allen is a recognized marketer in law and professional services circles and has spent several years producing and directing high-profile events, including the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50, VentureNet Venture Capital Conference and InterGrowth, which is premier middle-market finance conference put on by the Association for Corporate Growth.

Allen has also served in senior marketing leadership positions with Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a leading California business and real estate law firm, and at Rutan & Tucker LLP, one of Orange County's largest and oldest law firms.

Allen's previous experience also includes service with international law firm Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP and financial powerhouse Deloitte & Touche LLP. He is the founder of Marketing Catalyst, Inc., a full-service marketing agency for professional services firms, and the author of the top-ranked, online journal MarketingCatalyst (

How to make money online

Transition Laguna will host a free presentation by Lee Romanov regarding the various techniques Internet marketers use to get people to their website, and convert online traffic into cash.

This three-hour presentation would normally cost $2,000, and is offered for free to Laguna residents from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Susie Q Senior Center, 380 Third St., Laguna Beach. There is a limit of 30 people. To obtain a seat, call Income Activator at (949) 715-0692.

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