Restaurants and Hospitality

Edward L Paparella

Edward L Paparella

Current City: Clinton, NY

Skillful in Business Plans and Finance. Completed a very successful 36 year Banking Career centered on Commercial Lending Administration, Branch Operations Administration and Delivering Superior Customer Service in Every Transaction.

Received a number of Business Awards the result of his professionalism and extensive background.

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Education

<p> Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY Degree in Banking, Insurance &amp; Real Estate</p> <p> Banking &amp; Business Expertise Spanning near&nbsp;40 Years</p> <p> Quality Customer Service Certified Professional</p> <p> Community Advocate Supporting Americas Small Business</p>

Bill S Litchman

Bill S Litchman

Current City: Princeton, NJ
Chapter: Princeton SCORE

Bill Litchman, currently Vice Chair of the Princeton Chapter of SCORE serving Mercer and Middlesex Counties, NJ retired from active consulting in 2011. With a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, For a number of years Bill worked for a large, Multinational conglomerate whose every business unit was actively engaged in business planning throughout the year.Bill left this company as General Manager of its $100 million dollar Latin American sales company to start a developmental telecommunications company, was responsible for its business plan and raising its first $50 million in seed capital. Bill also worked for other entrepreneurial companies before starting his own consulting practice serving international companies. While at SCORE, Bill has helped  numerous entrepreneurs write their business plans, raise their initial capital and start their own small businesses. He has also worked with a number of established companies to stabilize and grow their small businesses.

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BSEE, Tufts University

Gabriel W Fusco

Gabriel W Fusco

Current City: Las Cruces, NM
Chapter: Las Cruces SCORE

Wide background in Food, Beverage, Frozen and distribution categories wholesale and retail. Introduced Colt 45 Malt Liquor Nationally, Introduced Orangina Soft Drinks on the West Coast. Repeatedly successful in the introduction of new products at the consumer level. Experienced in Clubs, Military, Private Label, Mass Merchandisers, Retail HQ and Vendors.

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<p> Syracuse University BS Degree School of Speech and Dramatic Art Captain USAF Passenger Service Manager Casablanca, Morocco</p>

Steven Pinard

Steven Pinard

Current City: Mashpee, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Career began in retailing with Federated Department Stores, Abraham & Straus,Brooklyn, NY and Filene's Boston, Ma

Joined Dunkin Donuts Corporation in 1972, in Purchasing, Operations,and other small business areas and progressed in expanding the Company through 25 years to a system of 5000 retail Franchised stores.  Developed and implemented the Franchise Owned Distribution and Purchasing Co-operatives system which included distribution centers located in US and Canada.  Current system services over 10,000 outlets, sales estimated at approx $2 bil. 

Upon retirement in 1996, started a small business in the greater Boston area , that reached break-even within twelve months.  Re-located to the West Coast,and joined SCORE Los Angeles, and Executive Service Corp of Southern California. Developed, as SCORE Counselor, Workshops for Los Angeles SCORE with expertise in Franchise development, operations, and focus Franchising, and small business start-ups and growth.  In Maui, HI, transferred to Maui SCORE and developed seminars in Home Business Start-up and growth, and after relocating back to Cape Cod, Ma. transferred to SCORE Cape Cod, with focus on small business development.

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BSBA degree, Boston University

Agribusiness Seminars,Harvard Graduate School of Business

 

Bobby J Jenkins

Bobby J Jenkins

Current City: Reno, NV

An innovative, technology industry Senior Level Executive with outstanding results in mission critical areas of Computer Software New Product and Business Application Systems Design, Strategic Business Planning, Automation Reengineering, Enterprise Resource Planning and Integrated Accounting / Financial Systems Development and Deployment.

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Benson Chapman

Benson Chapman

Current City: Wayne, NJ

Expertise in taxation and accounting. 30 years tax experience with a Big 4 accounting firm. 12 years tax and accounting experience with a publicly-held company primarily engaged in the property & casualty insurance business. 4 years volunteer service on IRS advisory committees-appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury. 3 years as a SCORE mentor advising a variety of clients. Current treasurer of Chapter.

Industry experience: Financial, accounting and tax advisor to the following types of businesses: Family and individually-owned small businesses. Professional services including accounting, law and consulting. Food services. Import/export. Franchising. Child and adult day care. Landscaping and lawn care. Manufacturing of a variety of products. Physical fitness services. Educational services including mentoring and coaching. Real estate brokerage services. Contracting and construction.

Mentoring skills: Business and individual taxation including income, payroll and sales taxes, Selection of form of business, Business finance (bank loans and equity),  Accounting systems and procedures, Business operations, Business strategy and planning, Home-based businesses, Ecommerce businesses.

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Education

B.S. in economics (accounting) from the University of Pennsylvania. MBA in finance from Northeastern University.

Peter S Dambach

Peter S Dambach

Current City: Lanoka Harbor, NJ

CPA with over 25 years experience as CFO in Medical Device industry. MS degree in Taxation, extensive experience in budgeting, mergers and acquisitions, accounting systems and business start ups. Additional experience includes retail, manufacturing and restaurant environments.

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BA - Business Admionistration - Montclair State University (Concentration in Accounting) MS Taxation - Seton Hall University

William Murphy

William Murphy

Current City: Mt. Pleasant, SC

Retired after 30 years service in the Federal Government. Last position held was Deputy Director, Chief Information Officer. Prior to that Deputy Executive Director. Both with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.  Owned and operated a small restaurant/pub in Northern Virginia for 11 years from 1987-98

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BBA in Industrial Management from Manhattan College 1969

Michael Sarka

Michael Sarka

Current City: Santa Cruz, CA

Michael Sarka Tourism and Hospitality management, marketing and publicity. Events development, planning and operation. Small business start up and operation, growth/management development. Not for profit start-up and development -- Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors and Chief Elected Officer hiring and coaching.  Both for profit and NP management, marketing, program development and implementation. Agriculture background. 650+ SCORE clients served.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree, St. Thomas University. Collateral Credits, University of Minnesota. Certified Meeting Planner, Convention Liaison Council. Certified Mentor, SCORE. Be the Difference, Individual Award, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County. Member, SCORE national awards -- E-Mail Mentoring certification development program and Distinguished Service Award, 2015.

Fireworks Restaurant & Bar

The original reaturant started about 10 years ago as  "INTABA's" by Intaba Liff-Anderson and her husband,  Ocean.  The business did not have much for outside signage to attract customers and was a struggling business.  A brief name change to "Fireside"  was challenged by a copyright infringement so it had to be changed several years ago.  The owners were referred to SCORE by the SBDC at Linn-Benton Community College in late 2001. 

Owner/Founder
Intaba Liff-Anderson and Ocean Anderson
My Location
1115 Se Third Street
Corvallis OR 97333
United States
My Successes

The large outside sign on the roof and a menu board visible from the sidewalk have improved customer volume.  Many other changes were also implemented to improve profitability that included pricing her catered events for travel time out of town and the menu cost structure. 

How SCORE Helped

Bob Bernhard,  SCORE Counselor,  made a number of suggestions when he first started meeting with Intaba Liff-Anderson.  Her outside signage was too small and the name of the restaurant was an unknown.  She was trying to supplement the revenue with catering events out of town but did not have a cost structure to recover her expenses for travel and her menu selections.   These issues have all be changed and the restaurant now has live music on weekends to attract even more customers to Fireworks.

Education

Bob Bernhard has a college degree in hotel and reataurant management.  He has been a SCORE counselor since 1997. 

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