Arts and Entertainment

Edward Levy

Edward Levy

Current City: Canton, OH
Chapter: Canton SCORE

Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years experience in bookkeeping, accounting, finance, budgeting, planning, cash-flow management, taxation, employee benefit plans, cost accounting. Experienced in not for profits as well as privately-held and publicly-traded companies. Familiar with a wide variety of construction, manufacturing, service and natural resource industries. Strong IT background, and have experience in a multitude of software packages. Extensive user of EXCEL. Assistance with company formation and start-up issues. Strong legal background.

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Education

Bachelor of Business Administration (focus on Accounting & Finance), Bernard M. Baruch College of CUNY, 1972, Magna Cum Laude.

Janet M. Hamvas

Janet M. Hamvas

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 President/Owner, Ricochets Gymnastics, Inc., Hatboro, PA 1982-2013
Creatively financed and developed all aspects of this start up business, and in 32 years took it to a top level program recognized throughout the United States. Ricochets was ranked in the top 10% of training centers for profitability and number of students enrolled, and top 5% for client retention and satisfaction rates. Responsibilities included: 1.) hiring, training, providing professional development for, and maintaining a top notch staff  2.) developing curricula for the preschool, age group, and competitive team programs 3.) starting a summer camp program 4.) marketing and advertising these programs to the public 5.) all aspects of finance, including payroll and investing 6.) relocation of the facility, and orchestrating all aspects of the move including contract negotiations, build out, design and layout, all to optimize efficiency and ascetics, three times, as expansion was necessary to keep up with growing demand.

Program Director/Head Coach, Abington YMCA, Abington, PA 1979-1982

Developed program curriculum. Responsible for hiring and training staff, scheduling classes, and physical set up of gymnasium for optimal use. In two years, took the program out of the red, and turned it into their most profitable children’s program.

 

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Education

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  BBA 1982

Tivoli Theater

The Tivoli Theatre is owned and operated by Owen County Preservations, Inc. a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 corporation governed by a seven member Board of Directors. OCP is dedicated to preserving and increasing the awareness of Owen County’s rich architectural and historical heritage. The organization’s motto, Linking the Past With the Future, refers to our county’s history as seen in the architectural style, craftsmanship, and material used in earlier times by those who settled the county.

Formed in 1991, OCP strives to save and maintain these important and often endangered structures in Owen County by encouraging the preservation of our heritage while planning for the future growth of the communities in Owen County. We value the older buildings and items of historical significance throughout the county and have made it our endeavor to promote their preservation and restoration. We also see the importance of planning for the future through educating and involving the entire community.

The restoration of the Tivoli Theatre embodies the spirit of OCP and has become our largest undertaking to date. Through the presentation of films, performing arts and entertainment events, the Tivoli Theatre’s mission is to provide quality, affordable programming and serve as a gathering place for residents of Spencer and the surrounding area. As a celebrated historic landmark working toward a sustainable future, the Tivoli aims to inspire downtown revitalization and enhance pride in the community.

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24 N. Washington St
Spencer IN 47460
United States
Year Company Formed
2013
How SCORE Helped
Very early in the Tivoli Project, OCP began developing a business plan that would ensure the successful operation of the theater after the renovation was complete.  While it was recognized that the theater would be the primary source of revenue, it would be necessary to augment that revenue from other sources.  A key factor in doing so would be to maximize the utility of the building by incorporating spaces that could be rented independently from the theater, per se, or used to bolster the functionality of the theater.  It was also recognized that we would require an experienced theater director since none of the OCP directors nor it's membership had such experience.  The theater director would need to be a paid employee of OCP with a staff of volunteers under his or her direction.  A business plan was developed accordingly and reviewed by SCORE members Mike Spinks and Tad Wilson.  They provided several essential recommendations that were incorporated into the plan along with a few other changes that resulted from additional research suggested by the SCORE members.  A revised version of the plan was put together and again reviewed by Mike and Tad.  They recommended a few more minor changes that were incorporated into the third version, which they reviewed and "blessed".  They advised that the business plan is a "living document" and will need to be changed as situations develop, but provided us with the confidence that we needed to proceed.  As they predicted, two more minor changes were made before the business plan was "published".  Owen County Preservations is very grateful for the invaluable assistance provided by SCORE, and in particular Mike Spinks and Tad Wilson.  The Tivoli business plan allowed us to attain the confidence of the Cook Group as a viable custodian of their investment, capable of operating the Tivoli Theatre as a successful business.   It also provided the confidence needed by Owen County State Bank to provide us with an unsecured line of credit to use for start-up capital that was required to hire a director, purchase supplies, and meet other financial requirements necessary to start the operation. Our business plan was key to our success, and SCORE participation in its development was key to the success of the business plan.
 
Les Jordan
Treasurer
Owen County Preservations, Inc.
 

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            This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

Matthew Chabe

Matthew Chabe

Current City: Bangor, ME
Chapter: Bangor SCORE
Bangor-area native Matt Chabe is an integrated marketing specialist with expertise in strategy, targeting, communication, and design. He is a graduate of the Department of Defense's accredited journalism school with honors, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maine with a BA in Business Marketing. 
 
He began his career in 2000 as a public relations specialist in the U.S. Navy. He spent three years in San Diego onboard the Navy command ship USS Coronado, where he won multiple Navy-wide awards as editor of the ship's daily newspaper. 
 
In 2004, he became the Public Relations Officer at USS Constitution in Boston, the Navy's 210-year-old sailing ship. His PR efforts and television appearances during this time were instrumental in increasing the ship's visitation by 33%.
 
Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Bangor to direct a full service marketing agency for two years. Following this, he was the communications specialist for Emera Maine (formerly Bangor Hydro), Maine's second largest energy utility. In 2013, he shifted his focus full-time on Chapter Two Marketing & Public Relations.
 
Chabe is an active SCORE Mentor, and is a member of the Maine Public Relations Council (MPRC).

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&lt;p&gt; Defense Information School, Fort Meade, Maryland: Journalism, 2000&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Coastline Community College, Fountain Valley, Calif.: AA in Communications, 2007&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; University of Maine, Orono, Maine: BA in Business Marketing, 2013 &lt;em&gt;(magna cum laude)&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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       I own a software development company. While I wouldn’t consider myself disorganized,
at the end of most days I can’t help feeling I haven’t accomplished what I set out to do that day.
What can I do to better manage my time?

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit
merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer
opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S.
Small Business Administration.

       I’ve been approached by a lead generation service. Do they really work, and if not, what other means of generating leads can you suggest?

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

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Andrew Marein

Andrew Marein

Current City: Oak Creek, WI
  • Venture Capital/Investment Analysis: deal syndication, technology transfer, review of financing requests, investment due diligence, business plan development, participation on boards of directors, startup financing, leveraged buyouts, mergers, market feasibility studies, strategic planning, fraud audits
  • Accounting/Auditing: Check fraud investigation, general ledger reconciliation, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger.
  • Financial analysis: Supply chain efficiency
  • Journalism: City desk, general assignment, City Hall, city and county politics,investigative journalism, photojournalist
  • Public Relations: News releases, publications, event organization, fund raising

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The Venture Capital Institute</li>
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University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business-MS</li>
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Michigan State University School of Journalism-BA</li>
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Karl "Casey" Pond

Karl "Casey" Pond

Current City: Hendersonville, NC
Chapter: Asheville SCORE

Financial Advisor Wells Fargo Advisors

I create and actively maintain customized financial and retirement plans for affluent individuals, families, institutions, and businesses that address the specific needs, wants and goals of future years and generations.

 

Business Development Director

Verdante Bioenergy

 

 

Consultant

Frontline Conservation Real Estate

 

 

 

Director of Development

Habitat ReStore

 

 

Technical Training Technician

Silicon Valley Group

 

Developed training methods for the building of multiple $10MM Micrascan systems, used for manufacture of the Intel Pentium Chip critical layers.

 

Electronics Technician (Submarines)

United States Navy Worldwide

 

 

 

 

 

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Education

<p> Appalachian State University 2011</p> <p> Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Sustainable Business</p> <p> Appalachian State University 1997</p> <p> BS Education</p>

       I started my refrigeration repair business six months ago and am now at the point of 
needing to interview candidates for my first employee. I’ve never done this before. What tips can 
you offer?

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

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