Restaurants and Hospitality

Tamme Tannehill

Tamme Tannehill

Current City: Louisville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Expert in START UP Franchising. Award-winning Entrepreneur with a proven record of driving aggressive business growth and assertively managing personnel and projects to achieve groundbreaking success. Innovative, creative leader who inspires teams to work to their greatest potential. Skilled in cultivating strong business partnerships and establishing brand awareness and recognition.

I have been in the franchise industry for over 16 years.  First as an owner and operator, operating as a Regional Developer multi-unit Franchise Owner for 11 years in 2 franchise systems, with locations in two large metropolitan cities. My specialty was in the areas of operations and profitability.  Then as a Franchise Coach/Consultant.

8+ years as a Franchise Coach, specializing in the process of; due diligence/investigating a franchise, understanding and negotiating the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement, Validation Process of franchise systems and their current franchisees to ensure client success and profitability, helping clients secure funding and favorable lease negotiations.

I have appeared in several local and national publications such as USA Today, Business First, Franchise Update, and The Courier Journal for the innovative way I ran my franchises.

In addition to my business ownership and Franchise Coach/Consultant experience, I have an 18 year span in the banking industry that includes work a large Commercial Bank, The Federal Reserve Bank and the SBA. I hold a Bachelor degree in Business and a Kentucky Real Estate license.

I am a past Program Chair appointee to the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) where I focused on educating women business owners on best business practices. Franchising, Real Estate, Banking, Business Ownership.

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Education

BA Business Administration

Real Estate License

34+ years as an Entrepreneur

How to Drive Traffic to Your Restaurant

I’ve been working in the small business community for more than 30 years, and in all that time, one thing has remained constant: Opening a restaurant is always one of the most popular businesses new entrepreneurs dream of starting. Succeeding with a restaurant has never been easy, and in today’s economy, restaurateurs face some tough challenges.

Norman James Hamner III

Norman James Hamner III

Current City: Gainesville, FL

I am an energetic, detail oriented person and have managed all aspects of the office. I set high personal goals, I am a hard worker, I have a desire to learn, and the ability to work with people from all walks of life.

I have 6 years of administrative and communications experience , owner of several small businesses, more than 11 years in business related fields, and I am continuing to refine my skills through education and experience.

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Education

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<strong>Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (3.94 GPA)</strong>&nbsp;University of Florida, May 2015</p>
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<strong>Associates<strong> in Applied Science </strong>in Business Administration (4.0 GPA) </strong>Santa Fe College, May 2012</p>

Richard Gauger

Richard Gauger

Current City: West Chester, PA
  • 40+ years in food distribution and manufacturing business. 

  • Retired division president of US Foods. 

  • Currently, have an LLC with one client, a group of food companies. 

  • Competencies include:

  1. Business Plan development

  2. Marketing/sales & administrative best practices

  3. New business/project start ups

  4. Business turnarounds

  5. Pro forma budgeting and financial analysis.

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Education

MBA, Finance and Marketing, Keller Graduate School Chicago, IL;  BA, English, Wheaton College Wheaton, IL

Kenneth Copp

Kenneth Copp

Current City: Danville, KY
Chapter: Lexington SCORE

    diversified 40  management career in purchasing, real estate, college administration & teaching, human resources, event management, healthcare, foodservice and retail; a Fortune 500 corporation, a major university medical center, a family real estate firm, three colleges, plus owned & managed a retail clothing store.  Retired career as a customer service consultant.

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Education

 Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts: Communication & Mathematics

Master of Arts degree In Business & Policy Studies

 

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Jack Chezek

Jack Chezek

Current City: Toledo, OH

Vice Pres Controller-Doehler Jarvis,Worthington Industries,VP FINANCE-Treasurer-Flxble Industries/General Automotive,President Automatic Connector ,Consultant to defense contractor,computer sales/service company,medical device company

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Education

<p> BS Fordham University,Pace University</p>

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Gourmet Guru

Update:  In 2011, Gourmet Guru generated in excess of $30M in revenues with a run rate in excess of $40M for the first months 2012. Employment has increased from 30 to 100 people. In April 2011, the SBA named Gourmet Guru as Family-Owned Business of the Year. Click here to read more!

In the summer of 2011, New York's Mayor Bloomberg chose the company as the Bronx Small Company of the Year! Click here to read more!

 

Gourmet Guru founder Jeff Lichtenstein, center, receives a Small Business of the Year Award from Small Business Services Commissioner Robert Walsh, left, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Gourmet Guru founder Jeff Lichtenstein, center, receives a Small Business of the Year Award from Small Business Services Commissioner Robert Walsh, left, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

 

When Jeff Lichtenstein, president of Gourmet Guru, a specialty foods distributor, first met with SCORE NYC counselor Elliot Merberg in December '07, his company was approaching its tenth year, was marginally profitable and seriously undercapitalized. Based on an initial analysis, Jeff, Elliot and Jeff's wife, Kim, the company's CEO, determined that the company lacked the working capital and management infrastructure essential to increasing its revenue. Together, they developed a detailed plan designed to increase working capital, upgrade their computer system and expand and modernize their warehousing facilities.

Over the last two years, implementing these changes has led to an increase in and restructuring of Gourmet Guru's management team, the implementation of upgraded information technology and their relocation to a new, state of the art "green" distribution center. Bottom line: the company's revenue for fiscal 2010 will exceed $23 million versus $8 million in 2007. Today, Jeff and Kim continue to tweak their operation, focusing on increasing revenues, higher net margins and greater productivity. Elliot Merberg continues his close association with the company as a member of its Board of Advisors.

Owner/Founder
Jeff Lichtenstein
My Location
Bronx NY
United States
Employees
100
Year Company Formed
1996
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