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Dr. Bruce Eric Montgomery

Bruce Eric Montgomery

Dr. Bruce Eric Montgomery

Current City: Chicago, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

Bruce Montgomery is the Founder and President of Montgomery & Company, a digital media, information and communications technology company based in Chicago.

Bruce is also the Founder, executive producer and host of Technology Access Television; Chicago’s longest running weekly TV show covering Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship news and information.

Bruce is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of The Urban Innovation Center @ IIT, a community economic development and business accelerator initiative located in the technology park at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Bruce has built a strong knowledge base in the strategic technology needs of the service industries through practical experience in the public and private sectors of education, government, economic development, construction, health care, professional services, software development and digital media enterprises.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur Bruce developed his expertise in technology, marketing and business development working for the companies of Control Data Corporation, Entré Computer, Javelin Software, Timeplex, Unisys, and Sprint.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed Bruce to the first City of Chicago Small Business Advisory Council as part of Chicago’s Neighborhood Small Business Growth Strategy.

Governor Pat Quinn named Bruce to the board of The Illinois Broadband Deployment Council and The Partnership for a Connected Illinois (BroadbandIllinois.org). He is also a technology initiatives advisor to Illinois Congressmen Danny Davis and Bobby Rush.

Mr. Montgomery also serves on the boards of the Bronzeville Community Development Partnership, SBA/SCORE Chicago and the TechAdvantage Program at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Mr. Montgomery majored in marketing at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and attended Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.

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Frank Camacho

Frank Camacho

Current City: Scituate, MA

Extensive experience in travel and hospitality marketing, sales and brand development including hotels, motels, restaurants, automobile dealerships and car rental.

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Education

<p> BA, Sociology - Princeton, 1969</p> <p> MA, Organizational Sociology - University of Michigan, 1971</p> <p> Graduate courses in Finance, Marketing and HR - Wayne State University</p>

Philip Greene

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Philip Greene

Current City: New Rochelle, NY

Expert in Business Start ups, Buying and Selling a Business, related Business Valuation, Business Plans, Business Legal Forms, Obtaining Financing.  Specialize in Restaurants, Retail, Medical Services, Manufacturing and Natural Resources.  1965 to 2003 W.R.Grace & Co. Corporate Vice President of Finance. For last 25 years negotiated worldwide acquisitions and divestment's of various businesses ranging from $25 million to over $1 billion. Coordinated due diligence, both in house and third party, including work of independent accountants, investment bankers and attorneys. Negotiated financial and purchase price sections of relevant agreements and reviewed other documents. Resolved all post closing purchase price adjustments and business issues. Worked closely with investment bankers in achieving corporate value objectives.  Director of Internal Audit for two years.  Prior to 1980 was responsible for both internal and external world wide financial reporting. Corporate business plan and financing initiator. Start up business initiator. 1960 to 1965 PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC. CPA

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Education

Columbia University Graduate School of Business. MS degree in Accounting. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. BS in Marketing

 

Special tax law provisions may help taxpayers and businesses recover financially from the impact of a disaster, especially when the federal government declares their location to be a major disaster area. Depending on the circumstances, the IRS may grant additional time to file returns and pay taxes. Both individuals and businesses in a federally declared disaster area can get a faster refund by claiming losses related to the disaster on the tax return for the previous year, usually by filing an amended return.
 
The IRS also offers audio presentations on Planning for Disaster. These presentations discuss business continuity planning, insurance coverage, recording keeping and other tips to stay in business after a major disaster. 
 
Visit their Disaster Assistance and Emergency Relief for Individuals and Businesses section of the IRS site for more.

 

The IRS maintains a valuable collection of resources for small businesses called the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center.  Visit their site for forms, articles, videos, webinars and audio presentations for small businesses.

Everybody is a salesperson whether they realize it or no: selling their ideas, their image, their persona, or their products or services. Don't like to sell? You will after attending our seminar, conducted by our own extraodinarily empathetic trainer. Taught by Jim Joyce, Sales Partners, Inc.

Tuesday March 6th - 6:00-8:00PM - Pre-Registration Required.

George Karlin

George Karlin

Current City: PALM DESERT, CA

Expert in Franchises. Very knowledge Hotel Management, Business Strategy and Planning. Also, numerous years of marketing experience. Many years in the hotel and restaurant industries as an owner and as Sr Vice President of a NYSE listed restaurant chain. Fifteen years as a management consultant with both large and small entrepreneurial companies in many industries located throughout western United States. I am proud to be a Certified Management Consultant, certified by the prestigious Institute of Management Consultants of Washington D.C. Graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Management.

As a consultant and mentor my goal was to help prevent my clients from making the same mistakes that I did when I was in their shoes.  Now, I am happy to have the opportunity to bring that many years of of consulting and mentoring experience to my SCORE clients.

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Education

Graduate, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Certified Management Consultant, one of less than 2000 in the USA, by the Institute of Management Consultants, Washington DC

Vernon E Tabor

Vernon E Tabor

Current City: Bartlett, TN
Chapter: SCORE Memphis

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MA,&nbsp;Personnel Management,&nbsp;Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI</p>

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BA, Hospitality Business, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI</p>

Quasimoto Interactive Inc.

 

You know a business is playful when they call themselves “Quasimoto.”  And play they do!  Quasimoto Interactive, founded by husband and wife team Chris Gerding and Jessica Fuller, specializes in designing, developing and manufacturing arcade kiosks!  You can find their creations in homes, offices and charge-for-play environments like bars or restaurants.

Chris had years of experience designing video games for large manufacturers but felt a desire to start his own business.  Jessica came on board and helped the business surpass the $1 million sales mark.

CLICK HERE to read more about the awards won by Quasimoto Inc.

www.quasimoto.com

Owner/Founder
Chris Gerding and Jessica Fuller
My Location
471 E. Bergey St. Suite 1
Wadsworth OH 44281
United States
Employees
20
My Successes

When the Quasimoto team sought out SCORE’s help in 2009, they had 4 employees and were looking for guidance on expansion and advice about working overseas.  Since then the company has grown to 20 employees, sales have increased by 240% and they have acquired a new facility which increases their plant size by 500%.  They have also launched a new venture, Advantage Design and Manufacturing Group LLC and are exploring expanding their product line to include dispensing machines for candy and cigarettes.

 

What's Great About My Mentor?

Jessica reflects on her SCORE mentor relationship saying, “The SCORE counselors offered Quasimoto experience in doing business overseas and a support structure that could be compared to a Board of Directors.”

How SCORE Helped

A combination of workshops and numerous meetings with their mentors provided the Quasimoto team with the expertise they sought to expand their business.

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