Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

John Robert Knecht

John Robert Knecht

Current City: Rochester, MN

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All Business phases MMM&O---Money, Marketing, Management, and Operations. Was the CEO of a 153 employee multi level Building Material supply business which included the following: Home Building, Remodeling, General Contracting, Land Development, non-profit Development,  Modular Home manufacturing, Component Home parts manufacturer, truss manufacturer,Cash and Carry Building Supply business,  Real Estate company, Board member Black Hills Power & Light, Mobile home court developer, Real Estate Appraisal, numerous American Management Association short courses.

Political involvement: Lobbyist, RC City Council,  Governors Advisory Board for Mental Illness, Formed the RC Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Served on the SD Alliance for the Mentally Ill Board, Hospital Psychiatric Center advisory board, County commitment Board, Journey Museum Marketing Board, Elder and Trustee First Presbyterian Church, Junior Chamber, Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Chairman, Board member National Retail Lumber Dealers Assn., Board member National Home Builders Assn., Boy Scouts Cub Pack Master and Scout master, RC Economic Development Board, Board member West Hills Village 220 unit retirement facility, SBA Small Business Advisory Council, Elks Lodge, Chair of the RC Planning Commission, Board member of Northwestern Lumber Dealers Assn., Board member Pennington Drainage Commission, and a member of the Naja Temple Shrine.

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Education

BS in Architectural Engineering, Life Insurance license,, Real Estate Appraisals, Real Estate License, Construction Management course. AMA courses: Marketing, Sensitivity 'training, Financial Management, Management of Managers, Management by Objective course, and Sales Management..

Carole Richter

Carole Richter

Current City: Denevr, CO
Chapter: SCORE Denver

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Steven Chase

Steven Chase

Current City: Albuquerque, NM

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James Injeski

James Injeski

Current City: Delafield, WI

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            I recently purchased a children’s daycare center. The previous owner did not treat the staff well, and my top priority is to correct that situation. How do you suggest I accomplish that?

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.

Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Current City: Appleton, WI
Chapter: Fox Cities SCORE

31 yrs as commercial lender. 7 yrs with Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago; 24 yrs with Valley Banks, WI; Retired in 1994 as bank president, ex vp and board member of Valley Bancorporation. Former director of food wholesaler, paper converter, nat'l warehouse company, multiple community orgs.

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Education

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BSBA (Finance) at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL</p>

Theodore (Ted) Fichtenholtz

Theodore (Ted) Fichtenholtz

Current City: West Simsbury, CT

I have started businesses of my own in the legal field, retail (stationary sales, clothing sales) and consulting (party planning).  During my forty (40) years as an attorney I purchased and sold small businesses and helped entrepreneurs acquire franchises in many fields.  As a result of my years working as an attorney, I have helped many with closing loans and preparing packages to present to loan officers.  He has knowledge of real estate transactions, corporate structure and compliance issues. Ted also teaches leadership training, conflict resolution and team building for non-profit organizations

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Education

B.S, New York University - 1969 

   J.D., New York Law School - 1973

Jim Corley

Jim Corley

Current City: Orchard Park, NY

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Education

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<strong>William Paterson University of New Jersey - MBA, Management</strong></p>

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<strong>Montclair State University - BA, Economics</strong></p>

Michael Mueller

Michael Mueller

Current City: Fox Point, WI

1.  SCORE volunteer.  2013 to present

2.  Mueller Auto Co., Inc.  Owner.  Franchised dealer.  Responsible for all facets of this small, family-owned, rural dealership.  U-Haul franchise holder. Sold business.  1989-2013.

3.  First Wisconsin/Firstar Bank.  Vice President.  Completed nine assignments in eleven years, including management of a large retail branch and several commercial lending divisions.  1977-1988.

4.  U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen (TX).  Aide.  1973-1976.

I think I can be of most help in advising clients on

  • Overall management of a small business;
  • Matters that a larger company would discuss with its board of directors;
  • Franchise relations;
  • Choosing and maintaining suppliers;
  • U-Haul operations

I am a member of the SE Wisconsin chapter of SCORE.  I am very impressed with the quality of my co-mentors and the training provided in the courses we sponsor.  I would encourage anyone running a business to take advantage of these resources.  The price is certainly right.

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Education

Yale. M.A.

Princeton. A.B.

Marquette University. College of Journalism.

Dorothy Savastano

Dorothy Savastano

Current City: Northford, CT
Chapter: New Haven SCORE

Results orientated sales and marketing professional.  In addition, I was  a  training facilitator and public relations contributor.  Experience is primarily in the Banking industry.  Within that industry I created, trained and mentored a team of outside sales professionals who interacted with small business owners in order to sell business banking products matching their particular needs.

 

Other skill sets include program development,project management and event planning.

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