Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services

AJQ Sports Management & Marketing

Owner/Founder: Anthony J. Quagliata; professional management experience of 30 years (primarily in sports/athletics) including operations, personnel supervision, public relations, budgeting, facility management, scheduling, marketing, promotions, fundraising and sales.

My Location
AJQ Sports Management & Marketing; 59 Court Street, Suite 202
Binghamton NY 13901
United States
My Successes

After reviewing and prioritizing projects, I concluded that an initiative to establish an inaugural Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame would be the prime endeavor to focus on. His stated reasons behind formation of the Hall: a) Initiate an annual dinner attracting a nationally known sports figure to speak; b) Pay tribute to those who've achieved greatly on the local sports front; 3) Give to the community, i.e., the Boys & Girls Clubs, and, d) Establish a location for the Hall so that community members may visit and remember the inductees.

The Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame Dinner was held on April 20, 2015 at the Double Tree by Hilton, Binghamton and was a very successful event attended by a sellout crowd of over 300


How SCORE Helped

Business Topics: AJQ Sports Management & Marketing produces, manages, and markets sporting/entertainment events, dinners, seminars and clinics.

Entrepreneur Type: DBA/Sole Proprietor

Business Stage: In third year of operating full time

  • In February of 2014, SCORE, working in collaboration with the Broome County IDA, proactively contacted each of the early stage businesses that had been a part of the Binghamton Innovation Center.  The intent was for each of the businesses and SCORE to together determine if there was a fit for the businesses needs and the skills & resources that SCORE had to support these business ventures.  
  • Tony Quagliata was doing research in a number of potential business endeavors.
  • SCORE Certified Mentors David Burch & Berdell Boss began working with Tony, to help him determine & then progress his first priority business endeavor.
  • Discussed that it would be best to focus on 1 endeavor, based upon priorities (financial, personal interest, timeframe, risk, etc). Tony agreed to give this some thought on which one should be his top priority.



Positions Held•Collegiate Athletic Director•Collegiate Basketball Coach•Collegiate Athletic Business & Facility Manager•Collegiate Marketing & Promotions Coordinator •General Manager in Independent Baseball•Executive Director for Non-Profit Organizations•Assistant Manager of Operations for Casino/Racino

Evergreene Graphics

I began my business as a freelance graphic designer in 2000, operating part time while working full time and pursuing my master’s degree. I did no marketing or advertising, and all my clients came through word-of-mouth recommendations. I took a break in 2008 in order to complete my degree. When I decided to leave the corporate world, I revived the business in 2012.

Kimberlee Bush
My Location
Evergreene Graphics; 467 Cummings Road
Greene NY 13778
United States
Year Company Formed
My Successes

My biggest success to date is operating my business with no reported losses for the first two years. While profits are minimal so far, sales doubled in my second year. My client base has grown to include businesses across the country, as well as the UK and Australia. My professional network has opened doors around the community, and my volunteer participation resulted in the 2015 Best in Class Builder Award from the Southern Tier Meet-up Group. I believe my dedication, enthusiasm and experience are the reasons I was recruited to become a SCORE mentor in 2014. I feel it’s important to give back to the organization that continues to assist me as I grow my business for the future.

What's Great About My Mentor?

I had two SCORE mentors that I met with regularly. Mike’s enthusiasm and energy for my ideas and progress were a key factor for my monthly return visits. He was always excited to see how I was doing, what new information I had uncovered, and his review of my financial picture was invaluable. Bill’s experience and advice kept me grounded and realistic. A main feature of Bill’s mentoring was challenging my ideas, encouraging me to evaluate everything, and consider different perspectives. We didn’t always agree, but that’s OK because I learned something from each exchange.

How SCORE Helped

Business Topics - Graphic Design, Print Media, Marketing & Branding Support

Entrepreneur Type - DBA / Sole Proprietor

Business Stage - In third year of operating full time

I started working with SCORE before I left my corporate job so I would have all the pieces in place to operate my business full time when I resigned. SCORE helped me fill in the gaps between operating as a freelancer to a sole proprietor. They assisted me with market research to understand my competition, how to set my prices, and which services to focus on first. They helped me in many additional areas: budgeting, elevator pitch, website review, client forms, and brochure and newsletter feedback, among others.

From year one to year two, I doubled my sales revenues, and the business is operating in the black, no losses to report at tax time.

"Kim started with us as a client and moved to being a mentor and a client at the same time, she continues as a client and mentor"


Certifications and Degrees:

WBE Certified NYS

BFA Graphic Design SUNY

MS Print Media RIT

Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes

Current City: Smithville Flats, NY

I have been planning and directing the operation of companies and organizations in both the private and public sectors since 1983; with a concentration on business and business development. Including but is not limited to: event planning, business coaching, franchise consulting, marketing, board development, program development, long and short term strategic planning, employee supervision, campaign management, public speaking, community collaboration, grant writing, fundraising, and volunteer coordination.




               FranServe, Inc., Alpharetta, GA


2013        GRADUATE / CERTIFICATE Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

               Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse NY



               NYS Parks & Recreation, I Love NY, NY Main Street, and Rural Area Revitalization Projects

               SUNY Cortland, Cortland New York 



               Syracuse University @ Red House, Syracuse NY



               Proposal Writing Boot Camp, Foundation Fundraising Essentials, and Research Master Class

               79 Fifth Avenue/16th Street, New York, NY 


1985         BACHELOR OF ARTS in Literature and Psychology 

                D’ Youville College, Buffalo, New York


1984         ASSOCIATE OF ARTS in Humanities and Social Sciences

                Erie Community College, Williamsville, New York 

                Emphasis in Secondary Education English


                Vice-Presidents Award for Excellence

                President’s Award for Literary Achievement

                Faculty Student Association Award for Outstanding Student


1978 - 80  LIBERAL ARTS MAJOR Emphasis in English

                State University of New York Brockport, Brockport, New York. 

Robert Rinker

Robert Rinker

Current City: Sherwood, AR

Whether you’re looking to expand your business or start one I can help you. I have 30 years of hands on experience in key areas of small business. I help small business owners find practical and affordable solutions to building and growing their business.

I help business owners:

  *Expand by building brand recognition and customer loyalty

  *Increase profits by getting margins right and reducing waste

  *Boost morale and take a strengths based approach to hiring the right people

  *Implement new processes and technology that radically increase operational efficiency

My Imperative is to shape businesses, societies and communities to help them overcome societal barriers engaging them and bring them together.

I value integrity, honesty, transparency, ethical leadership, social responsibility, purpose, diversity and empowerment.

My skills include strategic vision, idea development, confidence building, team building, change management, marketing, business analytics, risks assessment, budgeting, and cost/price analysis.

My focus is on helping you realize your dreams

  *I will never judge you or your idea

  *I will listen to what you have to say

  *I will offer confidential support

  *I will help you get access to valuable tools and resources

  *I will encourage you

Contact me for free consultation




MBA - Global Enterprise Management, Summa Cum Laude, 2013 Jones International University

BS - Marketing Management, 1991 University of South Florida

Public Service - Mayor, Commissioner, Planning and Zoning Committee 1988 - 1999


Aim Up

Carlos Valladares
How SCORE Helped

Aim Up is a local business dedicated to helping businesses with their corporate Image needs.  Applying technology, graphic design, web development, etc. to provide quality service most small businesses can’t afford. We also provide professional development for schools + corporate.  SCORE has provide great courses and mentors to answer complex questions and to keep us on track.  Working with Doug has helped us with our mission and vision – and “cleared” our business path. While we develop many challenges come our way and being able to reach out to Doug has been very beneficial.  Overall very thankful for mentors, material and courses provided.

Peter (Chun Yu) Liu

Peter (Chun Yu) Liu

Current City: Hartford, CT

860 970 8675 |

Business Analytics • Risk Management • Project Management• Leadership • Global Experience

MS Candidate in Business Analytics and Project Management. Take part in leading role in students’ activities and consulting project engagements. Analytical, entrepreneurial and problem solving. Strong Interest in the field of Analytics, Consulting and E-Commerce. Looking for an internship in summer 2015.

Technical Skills: SQL, SAS-Programming/EM/JMP, MS Excel, Excel VBA, Tableau, R, Python, Hadoop, Java, C++

Interest: Playing basketball, Watching movies, Reading News about Sports Wear, Electronics and Cars





University of Connecticut School of Business                                             Hartford, CT

Master of Science in Business Analytics and Project Management, GPA 4.1           .      Expected May 2016

  • Societies and Activities: Graduate Consulting Association, Analytics Project Committee; Priceline Data Challenge, MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference 2015 and First Pitch Case Competition  

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)                                Hong Kong

Bachelor of Science in Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI), GPA 3.2/4.0                  2014

  • Risk Management Concentration, Minor in Mathematics

Capstone Project --- Topic: Customer Insights In Insurance Business Using Social Network Analysis

  • Developed a data-driven model to match insurance customers with agents using Facebook data
  • Result: Outperformed the benchmark by 20%

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics                                   Netherlands

Half-Year Exchange Program                                                            2013-2014

Dennis Moffet

Dennis Moffet

Current City: San Bernardino, CA

An accomplished speaker, mastermind professional, business coach, life coach, ministry coach, golf coach, and entrepreneur and business trainer. Over 35 years’ in retail management in such industries such as lumber, automotive and consumer goods in big box stores such as Walmart. His passion is assisting business owners, entrepreneurs, and ministers in developing, implementing and achieving their goals. Dennis also mentors professional referral and networking groups, coaches for personal growth and development, coaches businesses on increasing referrals, relationship development, ministry development and growth, and behavioral style coaching on interpersonal relationships. Also, a pretty good golfer!



          A friend and I are considering becoming partners in purchasing an existing, somewhat successful hobby shop. I’ve known him a long time, but we’ve never been in business together. What is your opinion of partnerships?  

          The partnership has been the foundation for millions of successful small businesses. Unfortunately, it has also been the source for innumerable disputes, arguments, irreparable relationships and lawsuits, all of which exacted economic and personal costs on the people involved.

About the Author

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Brien DeBari

Brien DeBari

Current City: Farmington, CT


Jun 2012-  BARI MEDICAL, LLC, Farmington, CT

Present      (Business development/sales organization specialized in the area of medical products and services)



(Pharmaceutical/medical foods company with products in diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s/MCI, obstetrics, podiatry, and neurology)

                   Director of Sales/Equity Position

2000 -2002  CLINARIUM/ARIS GLOBAL, INC- Stamford, CT

(Pharmaceutical/Bio-Tech Software Company. Applications targeted toward regulatory safety compliance and clinical trials management. Serve largest international pharma and bio-tech companies)                   

VP Business Development/Equity Position 

1987-2000   ALK-ABELLO, INC - Wallingford, Connecticut

(U.S. subsidiary of ALK-Abello, A/S, worldwide manufacturer of therapeutic and diagnostic allergy immuno-vaccines.) 

President (1990-2000)

Director of Sales and Marketing (1987-1990)                  

1982-1987   FISON'S CORPORATION - Bedford, Massachusetts (Now part of Sanofi-Aventis)

 (Pharmaceutical manufacturer and marketer)

 Field Sales Manager (1985-1987)





                       UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT - Storrs, Connecticut

                       Master of Business Administration, Finance and Marketing


                       SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY - New Haven, Connecticut

                       Bachelor of Science, Education and Science

                       Education certifications: Chemistry, Biology, General Science and Mathematics.

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