Media and Communications

       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.

       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.

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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       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.

Dr. Rick Sheridan

Dr. Rick Sheridan

Chapter: Dayton SCORE

Rick Sheridan is an assistant professor of communications at Wilberforce University in Ohio, and has also lectured at Stanford, California State University and at the Chautauqua Institute. Rick also works as a journalist. His news and feature articles have been published by the Chicago Sun-Times, St. Petersburg Times, New Orleans Times-Picayune, UPI, etc.  Rick has a doctorate in communications, and he specializes in making complex materials more fun and understandable.

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Education

Doctor of Technology (D.Tech) in Media, Language and Communication, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa, (2010). Dissertation topic: The Language of Digital Learning. (Published by ProQuest). DUT is one of the largest universities in Africa with 23,000 students. I received a “full ride” scholarship (PGDS).

Master of Arts (M.A) Theatre and Media Arts, University of Kansas (1988). Summary: I completed courses in: photojournalism, broadcast performance, foreign communication systems, documentary film, corporate television, public relations seminar, etc.  My thesis project: social inventions television (prototype).

Bachelor of General Studies (B.G.S.) American Studies, University of Kansas (1985). Summary: I completed courses in: magazine publishing (magazine writing, design and management), basic & advanced journalism, public relations, editorial writing, newspaper production, visual communication, etc. I also wrote for the student newspaper and produced a weekly radio program.

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>

Ask SCORE
 
       I’m currently in the planning stage for a new retail bakery. I’m going to need some funding for equipment, but my personal credit history is a bit spotty. How much is that going to hurt me, and how can I combat it?

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.

Bernard J Ridens

Bernard J Ridens

Current City: Terre Haute, IN

Kroger 5 years ---high school and college employment Vigo County School Corp. 36 years, Indiana State University adjunct 5 years, Residential contracting 60 years---summer months, Executive Director--- Taxpayers Association 8 years, Full time Owner----The General Shop 1973 to present, Vigo County Federal Credit Union Board 18 years President 4 years, Deputy Township property tax assessor 16 years, VOLUNTEER HISTORY United Way allocations committee, Boy Scouts, Kiwanas, 

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Education

Math, Physics, Technology --MS Plus 50 Sem. hours, Indiana State University, Yale, Harvard, Knox College, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Andrew Thomas Gaiennie

Andrew Thomas Gaiennie

Current City: Shreveport, LA

Graduate of Nicholls State's Geomatics program, Andrew has over a decade of experience in training entrepreneurs and opening his own ventures from working along side his father and grandfather.

Professionally, Andrew has worked outdoors as a land surveyor, owned an employment agency while in collage, managed two nightclubs and a radio station, and is currently an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact and a SCORE chairman. 

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Education

Collage Degree: BS of Geomatics, Nicholls State

Constant Contact ALE training program

Kauffman Foundation entrepreneurship series veteran

Mary Beth Huffman

Mary Beth Huffman

Current City: Carpentersville, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

Expertise: Business Strategy, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Communications.

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Education

Eastern Illinois University - M.S.

Eastern Illinois University - B.S.

 

P. Simon Mahler

P. Simon Mahler

Current City: Richland, WA

I have been a part of 6 business start-ups in the past and just signed on for number 7 last week. Three companies continue significant growth and success. Two companies were sold to competitors, and one company closed its doors. I have written 4 complete business plans, participated in business plan competitions finishing in the top 10 each time.  My latest startup company is called Pando Logic which was featured in the news on KEPR TV, and was originated at Startup Weekend.  

 

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Education

BA from Washington State University

Continued Education:

University of Virginia:  Business Course (Small Business Strategies)

University of Penn (Effective Small Business Management)

University of Michigan (Customer Relationship Management)

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