Media and Communications

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
Employees
1
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

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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.

 

Education

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

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Current City: Glen Carbon, IL
Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

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Ask SCORE

          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

          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.  

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Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Current City: Mount Pleasant, SC

Over 40 years practitioner experience in marketing, communications, and management working in/with 100s profit and non-profit organizations from start ups to ongoing concerns, small to large (but mostly small).  Last 15 years as a college professor in marketing and management at the undergrad and graduate levels.

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<p> Doctorate in Business Administration (University of Sarasota, FL), MBA in marketing (Babson College, MA), BA in English (Stonehill College, North Easton, MA).</p>

The Event Planner and Pressplae

Can you imagine creating not one, but two successful businesses? Elizabeth Reed did just that. While earning her Master’s degree at Norfolk State University, she worked as an event coordinator for the college radio station. This experience inspired her to create her company The Event Planner.

Elizabeth’s love and pride for her community runs deep, and she wanted to showcase the neighborhood. She created Pressplae, a video blog which highlights local talent, music, events, fashion, arts and news. She describes the vlog as “a show designed to positively exploit the unexploited.” She and her crew visit a local business or event weekly, and Pressplae’s episodes recently debuted on Cox11 in Hampton Roads, VA.

As if growing two businesses wasn’t enough, Elizabeth also manages #LocalLove, a successful pop-up shop. It sells the local brands, art, photography, clothing, and jewelry featured in Pressplae episodes.

To learn more about Pressplae and The Event Planner, please see Elizabeth's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Owner/Founder
Elizabeth Reed
My Location
Norfolk VA
United States
My Successes

“I believe success is subjective.  Some measure their success according to their monetary value or tangible assets.  Although I desire those things for living and sustainability, I do not base my success on them. I base my success on the amount of people I inspire and assist in achieving their goals. I base my success on the positive notoriety of my brand.  I want people to know that my company brand is one that can be trusted not only for quality servicing but most importantly for our dedication to the betterment of the community.”

How SCORE Helped

Elizabeth says her mentor, Tom Vaughan, offered insightful, objective advice from his years of experience. He helped her prepare a budget, develop a business plan, and implement a marketing strategy.

“[SCORE Mentors] were consistent, patient, honest, knowledgeable, and optimistic.  It was like having my own personal business genie. They assisted me with the creation of my business plan and gave so many helpful recommendations on what organizations I should join and helpful contacts.  At first, I was quite intimidated by the task of drafting a business plan.  But with the help of my mentor Tom Vaughan, as well as a few other helpful SCORE mentors, I conquered that dragon!”

Adam Brault

Adam Brault

Current City: Richland, WA

Founder and CEO, &yet, LLC

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WSU &amp;mdash; BA Communication / History&lt;/p&gt;

Ask SCORE

            I recently opened a sports memorabilia shop and now want to add an online component to sell my merchandise via the Internet. I plan to hire someone to design my website, but am looking for advice to provide that person with guidance and direction

           Nearly every small business has a website today…and no wonder. A 2011 Pew Internet study found that nearly half of all searches for local businesses are conducted online (newspapers finished a distant second). And usually, a company’s website is the first place prospective customers go when those search engine results come up.

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

Sonia Huntzinger

Sonia Huntzinger

Current City: York, PA

Economic development professional specializing in the revitalization of commercial districts through small business attraction and retention.   

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.

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