Retail and Wholesale Trade

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Larry H. Blochard

Larry H. Blochard

Current City: Kalamazoo, MI
Chapter: Kalamazoo SCORE

Working Career:  Retail Banking, particularly in Consumer, Commercial and Mortgage Lending.

Previous Employers:

  1. American National Bank in Portage:   Branch Manager & Commercial Loan Officer.
  2. Fidelity Savings Bank:  Vice President - Lending & Loan Servicing.
  3. Standard Federal Bank:  Branch Manager
  4. Post Community Credit Union: Chief Operations Officer.

Affiliations:

  1. Kiwanis Club of Kalamazoo - Past President.
  2. Junior Achievement - Past Board Member and Advisor - (4) years.
  3. Institute of Financial Education - Past President and Board Member - (10) years.
  4. Pretty Lake Vacation Camp - Past Board Member.
  5. Boys Scouts of America: Assistant Scoutmaster - 30+ years.

 

 

 

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Education

Education:

  1. Western Michigan University - BBA
  2. University of Wisconsin - Graduate School of Banking.
  3. American Institute of Education - Graduate.
  4. Institute of Financial Education - Graduate.

A two-sided flyer designed to instruct prospective clients how to sign up for counseling.  

Printed copies are available in the SCORE Office.

 

 

Ask SCORE 
          I’m in the process of establishing a graphic design/web development business. 
Should I form a corporation? 

 

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. 

 

TreeSleeve

We started with an idea for a new approach to single use items. TreeSleeve was founded with a rebellious spirit and a lofty objective; to mobilize the coffee industry into a force of good against deforestation through great design.

We use 3 billion coffees sleeves per year deforesting about half a million trees. Instead, TreeSleeves are made of 100% upcycled sugarcane meaning no new trees or wildlife is destroyed to create our product. Additionally, for every TreeSleeve sold, we plant a tree in a deforested part of the world. Tree planting revitalizes communities by providing jobs, fostering economic development, and decreasing the effects of harmful natural disasters like flooding, erosion and climate change. (visit www.treesleeve.com for more information)

SCORE has been by our side from the beginning.

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Owner/Founder
Ray Fraser
My Location
Hartford CT
United States
How SCORE Helped

I've been working with SCORE mentors for a year. I came with an idea of a reusable product. With SCORE's help, a product was developed, tested and consumer tested. I could not have done this without them (SCORE)!

Kathryn Lois De Young

Kathryn Lois De Young

Current City: Bradenton, FL
Chapter: Manasota SCORE

I am a retired Optician who owned and ran a Retail Optical Store, an Optical Manufacturing Company, and a Promotional Product Imprinting Company.

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Education

I hold an A.A.S. in Ophthalmic Dispensing and a B.A. in languages. I am Licensed and Certified as an Optician in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and I have earned my Fellowship in Opticianry. I am also a former Tax Return Preparer for H.R. Block, and a certified Para Legal.

Stefan Sommerfield

Stefan Sommerfield

Current City: Nokomis, FL
Chapter: Manasota SCORE

NY based retail and manufacturing executive from 1969 to 2010. Worked for Saks Fifth Avenue, Izod Childrenswear, Gimbel Brothers and a variety of retailers as a store manager. Also operated my own consulting business in the 90's and early 2000's working with a variety of manufacturers, designers and retailers assisting in start-ups, new divisions and retail operations.

After moving to Florida in 2010 worked full time for Dollar General and Barnes and Noble as manager or asst mgr, and then worked part time until March of this year as a retail sales merchandiser in WalMart and Publix on behalf of SC Johnson, consumer products manufacturer.

 

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Education

Johns Hopkins University, BA - History

Fordham University, MA - History

Petite Fleury Bakery Succeeds with SCORE Mentor

Laurie Williams-Fleury, a former executive in the fashion industry always had dreams of starting a new career as a bakery owner. Starting off as a "serious home baker" and then joining the Bread Bakers Guild of America, Laurie was ready to embark on her new career journey. Before she could begin, she knew she needed some resources to help her turn her dreams into a reality, so she turned to SCORE.

Owner/Founder
Laurie Williams-Fleury
My Location
Brooklyn NY
United States
What's Great About My Mentor?

"SCORE has been and continues to be an invaluable resource for me. Rita, my SCORE counselor is a wonderful advisor, mentor, motivator and has been as invested in me, my company and my future as any family member could be."

How SCORE Helped

"As I transitioned from a fashion industry executive to a small business owner, I knew it was important to use every available resource to guide me in making the best decisions for my new company." Rita Jackson, Laurie's mentor was able to help the new business owner construct a three year financial for Petite Fleury Bakery. Laurie also attended SCORE workshops that covered technology and the internet for small businesses. "Navigating a startup can be challenging, but with the assistance of SCORE it made the process less intimidating. Pairing the professional baking skills I obtained with the business skills from SCORE has been the greatest benefit for my startup bakery."

Ask SCORE

            I own a small advertising agency, as well as being a wife and mother. I constantly read about women who “have it all” and would love to be one of them. How do they do 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 

Edward Gromada

Edward Gromada

Current City: Jamestown, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

2011 to Present Retired

2009 to 2011 BLACKBERRY, INC.  WATERLOO, ON, CANADA
Consultant: Strategic Business Development

2000 to 2009 GLOBALWARE SOLUTIONS, INC.  HAVERHILL, MA
Vice President, Global Business Development (2004 to 2009)
Director, Global Marketing Operations (2002 to 2004)
Director of Global Business Integration (2000 to 2002)

1998 to 2000 IPC COMMUNICATION SERVICES, INC.  RONCQ, FRANCE
Vice President/General Manager, Europe

1995 to 1998 SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, INC.  HEATHROW, FL
Director, Operations

1992 to 1995 THE GCS GROUP, INC.  BELMONT, MA
Principal

1977 to 1992 POLAROID CORPORATION  CAMBRIDGE, MA
General Manager

1974 to 1977 ANALOG DEVICES INCORPORATED  NORWOOD, MA
Senior Analyst

1971 to 1974 PWC LLP  BOSTON, MA
Senior Auditor

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Education

Northeastern University  Boston, MA
Certificate in Advanced Studies in International Business, Post MBA Study

Northeastern University  Boston, MA
Masters of Business Administration

University of Massachusetts  North Dartmouth, MA
Bachelor of Science, Business Management

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