Arts and Entertainment

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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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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Education

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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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opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S.
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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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Education

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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.
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Nicholas Buffone

Nicholas Buffone

Current City: Phila., PA

 

 

3465 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19129 * 215-620-6695 * njbuffone@yahoo.com  

www.linkedin.com/in/nickbuffone

 

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SUMMARY 

Multi-faceted Problem Solver with initiative who has supported numerous businesses as a Communications Professional with Video and Photography, technically and mechanically competent due to a life time of work

and personal experiences, also attentive, organized and interested in getting the job done.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NJB Carpentry LLC

Custom Cabinet Builder, Home Improvements, Restorations, Flooring, Fencing 2008-Present

 

NJB Communications 1979 - 2008

Seasoned professional who provided technical and creative video / film production services to a 

diverse client base as a Producer / Director of Photography / Production Manager.

Corporate, Educational, Broadcast

    

    Managed video and film crews as well as production resources.

     Managed budgets from two to one hundred thousand dollars.

    Negotiated with equipment vendors, production companies, freelance personnel.

Performed in-depth camera check-out procedures for motion picture camera systems.

Photographer, Film & Digital. Portfolio available

 

LIGHTING RENTAL BUSINESS - OWNER 1995 - 2009 

Rent, Maintain, Operate Specialized Photographic / Television Lighting Equipment

Variable Income year to year, 5% - 30% of Non-Rental Income

 

Sears Automotive - Mechanic, Service Writer 1973 - 1980

 

CORE CAPABILITIES

Prepared, Organized, Technically competent.

  1. Mechanic, Trainee in Automotive Machine Shop / Auto Parts Store - High School
  2. Machine Repair Tech, Machine Adjuster - first job after High School

3) Set-up Lighting Seminars, Lighting Demos with colleagues for other area professionals & students.

 

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Orleans Technical Institute, Carpentry 2008

Cittone Computer School, A+ Certified, MCSE Courses 2003

B.A. Communications, Temple University 1979

 

Accomplishment Story 

When asked to build cabinets for a restaurant I jumped at the chance. 

After doing some research, pricing, etc., I presented my client with a budget 

and was given a green light. Time was not a problem, the cabinets were finished, 

installed and the clients and staff are very happy. Spring /Summer 2013

 

Professional Organizations 

Media Communications Assoc., International, Philadelphia Chapter (former member)

Organize meetings, work with leadership on meeting topics

 

 

References and Client list available upon request.

 

 

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Education

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Temple University, BA, 1979</p>

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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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