Restaurants and Hospitality

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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Education

<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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Education

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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Education

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

Robert Bruce Bernhard

Robert Bruce Bernhard

Current City: Corvallis, OR
Chapter: Salem SCORE

Most of career was spent as a college food service director on large campuses involving a wide variety of food services such as snack bars, cafeterias, dining rooms, catering, athletic concessions, fast food restaurants, faculty clubs, etc. Also experienced in other institutional food service settings: hospitals, prisons, schools, etc. Managed operations.  Responsible for financial success and operating restaurants to compete with nearby commercial enterprises. Have been a small business owner for about 15 years and a SCORE counselor  over 15 years.

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Education

 B.S. Cornell University School of Hotel & Restaurant Management, MBA University of Tennessee (Major in Accounting), MS Oregon State University (Major in Student Services Administration)

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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Education

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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Education

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. 

Harrison Bar & Grill Seeks SCORE Mentor

Jason Young opened the Harrison Bar & Grill in 2009 with help from his family members.   Expertise in business management was lacking and the business struggled to make a profit.  Jason Young was referred to SCORE by the Corvallis Downtown Association for assistance.

Owner/Founder
Jason Young
My Location
550 NW Harrison Blvd
Corvallis OR 97330
United States
Revenue
$60,000 per year
Employees
12
Year Company Formed
2009
My Successes

A complete analysis of the business management was done.  The causes of poor customer patronage was many factors:  Not welcoming the customer promptly when they arrive,  Too much noise from load music,  Slow customer service by the wait staff,  Poorly prepared food,  Poor menu selection,  No job descriptions for the employees,   SCORE Counselor Bob Bernhard gave Jason many suggestions to fix all of these problems.  Jason had been a business entreprenuer for many years but no structured management practices.  A plan was put in place to gradually change all of the poor business practices.  This has been a continued effort and is still a work in progress.  The business is now thriving and is turning a profit.  Management records of employees, training, financial sheets, and operating procedures are now in place.

How SCORE Helped

Bob Bernhard used his expertise in restaurant management to recommend changes.   A plan was put in place to gradually change all of the poor business practices.  This has been a continued effort and is still a work in progress.  The business is now thriving and is turning a profit.  Management records of employees, training, financial sheets, and operating procedures are now in place.

Education

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

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