Restaurants and Hospitality

Robbie Grady

Robbie Grady

Current City: Hooksett, NH

Strong background in non-profit management with additional expertise in marketing, training and development, and project management.  Certified Downtown manager with over 15 years of experience in design, economic development, and promotion for both individual businesses and communities. Trained in information and referral services, career counseling and relocation assistance, with MS in Human Resources and Development.  Additional expertise in retail management, customer service, business communication, and building consensus. 



 MS, Human Resources Development, University of Central Texas, formerly American Technological University, Killeen, TX, 1987. BA, Asian Studies, Wheaton College, 1976. Certified Main Street Manager, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2002

Shad Adair

Shad Adair

Shad Adair

Current City: Albuquerque, NM

Shad is a Managing Partner with Hula Partners LLC and currently serves as the head of sales, marketing, client relations and strategic alliances.   Shad specializes in transforming small to mid size companies into profitable enterprises.  Over the past 10 years, Shad created over $200m in value to these organizations. 

As an entrepreneur and investor he serves on the advisory board of enterprise software and services firms providing perspective on sales and growth strategies.  He presently serves the following organizations:  iResume (app automation), Talentura (mobile recruiting);  SAP/SF Services Firms (business operations); “stealth" Social App (LA based start-up); Univ. of New Mexico School of Business Venture Program Advisor; CNM STEMulus Ignite Accelerator Program Advisor; ABQ SCORE Small Business Mentor; CMU Information Management Institute, Corporate Fellow   

As the former CEO of SpinifexIT NA, Shad brought leadership, vision and operational excellence to a successful launch bringing the entity to profitability in less than 18 months while yielding revenue growth of 200% and profit growth of 293%.  Accolades include recognition by Gartner as a 2013 Cool Vendor in SAP Ecosystem as a result of intensive marketing campaigns.

Prior to SpinifexIT NA, Shad served as the Vice President for HCM Services with HCL Axon.  Shad came to HCL Axon through an acquisition of PremierHR where he served as senior partner.  

He is known to be an energetic and creative leader with broad based expertise in sales, operations, and organizational development.

Sales and Marketing Strategy
Revenue Growth
Human Resource Technologies
Connecting People with Opportunities
Building & Growing Teams
Leading Operational Efficiency​



BS Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University

MA Organizational Management, University of Phoenix

Workshop Poster Fall of 2014

          My beauty supply business has grown significantly in the short time we’ve been in 
business and I’m considering hiring an accountant. How do I find the right one?

          There are many responsibilities that come with being a small business owner, and everyone is critical to maintaining profitability and promoting growth. You can’t risk letting a deadline slip or overlook an administrative requirement, yet there are only so many hours in the
day to get things done.

About the Author

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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 for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer 
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Small Business Administration.

Calvin Scott Sihilling

Calvin Scott Sihilling

Current City: Eden Prairie, MN


The Knife Guys

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My Location
320 Roehl Road NW Suite B
Albuquerque NM 87107
United States
Year Company Formed
How SCORE Helped

The Knife Guys opened its doors in May of 2009. At that time, we the owners had little to no idea of all it would take to run a business. SCORE assisted us with start-up and QuickBo0ks classes. They also helped with information regarding banking, obtaining licenses and tax information. They were essential in giving us the grounding and sense of reality necessary to run a day to day business and be successful doing so. We have been in business for five plus years now.

We have a business clientele of over 150 and a walk-in customer list of 245 persons.  SCORE was vital in providing us with information regarding our business plan, marketing, the need of a logo, directing us to legal services, promotionals and dressing for success. We would not be where we are today if it were not for the team of counselors from SCORE.

Johnny Benjamin Carter Jr.

Johnny Benjamin Carter Jr.

Current City: Lakeland, FL

  United Parcel Service: Operations Manager, IE, Safety Manager

  Federal Express : Operations Manager, Sales

  Office Depot : Warehouse Manager, Cross Dock Manager, Shipping Manager, Trans Manager 

   Just Plain Good Inc / Carters BBQ ; CEO , 



Darryl A David

Small Business | Product Development | E -Commerce Sales| Resource

Darryl A David

Current City: Saint Petersburg, FL

Darryl David has more than 30 years experience in dairy & non-dairy frozen desserts. Darryl's Ice Cream Factory in Ohio grew from a single location to a multi-state enterprise that manufactured, distributed and sold all natural products known for innovative flavors. Darryl is recognized for his talents in flavor design, product development and manufacturing operations including ingredients, equipment and packaging procurement, package design, and commodity contract negotiations. His experience includes franchise development and new dairy plant construction. Darryl resides in St Petersburg, Florida. He is CEO of Darryl's Ice Cream Solutions, a small business consultancy service helping individuals in dairy and non-dairy frozen product development, manufacturing, distribution and retail. Purpose "Helping Make Life Taste Better"​



Does it matter, allow me to be a useful Resource.

Dennis Marburger

Dennis Marburger

Current City: Stewartstown, PA

Marburger Consulting, LLC, Stewartstown, PA - Owner, 09/2006 – Present                              

Short and long term consulting projects have included:

     New Covenant Software – Website and POS software – Business Development (Current)
     WDOA/Crystal Speed – Cricket Retailer and CLEAR National Distributor – Start-up development
     Dreamscape Mobile – Disney Mobile Retailer – Co-Owner
     FunTime Cinemas – Discount Movie Theater Chain – Marketing and Advertising promotions

Cellular Sales of Knoxville, Inc, Bensalem, PA – VZW Premium Retailer – Sales Representative

One Wireless World, Elizabethtown, PA – Wireless retailer – Vice President of Retail         

T-Mobile, Owings Mills, MD – Wireless Carrier – Sr. Account Executive/Territory Representative   

Sprint Spectrum / Sprint PCS, Baltimore/Washington – Wireless Carrier – Retail District Sales Manager     

Spring Air Mattress Company, Maryland Area – Mattress Manufacturer – Territory Representative           

Select Comfort Retail Corporation, Mid-Atlantic Area – Air Mattress Manufacturer/Retailer – Area Sales Manager

VideoConcepts (Tandy Corporation), Baltimore, MD – Consumer Electronics retailer – District Manager

American Eagle Outfitters, Baltimore, MD – Clothing retailer – Store Manager



09/75 - 05/82               Kutztown State College, Kutztown, PA



09/72 - 05/75               Reading Senior High School, Reading, PA


Fresh Corner Cafe Finds Success with SCORE

While working on his master's degree at the University of Michigan, Noam Kimelman became interested in a project focused on what is known as the "food desert" in Detroit. "Food desert" is referred to the stark, unequal distribution of healthy, affordable food options in the city. The Master of Health Policy major, became very interested in finding ways to improve Detroit's current food situation. After talking with a professor who encouraged him to find a solution to the problem and "make it a reality" Noam took on the challenge and created Food Corner Café.

Noam Kimelman
My Location
Detroit MI
United States
My Successes

With the belief that good food has the power to be transformative, Fresh Corner Café works with neighborhood stores to ensure that all Detroiters, including the 70,000 households that do not own a private vehicle, can easily access healthy food options.Fresh Corner Café is invested in giving back to the community and the future of Detroit. The Café pays attention to the nutritional density of ingredients they serve as well as: how they are produced and where they come from. Fresh Corner Café was recognized by SCORE and received the 2014 Young Entreprenuer Award.

What's Great About My Mentor?

Noam says he is very grateful for his SCORE mentor David. “David is an incredibly warm and friendly mentor and friend. He cares about both my business and me as an individual. He goes above and beyond the call by getting outside the coffee shop/office and seeing the operation firsthand. His experience makes his advice invaluable.”

How SCORE Helped

Noah says his mentor, David Broner has not only been a supporter and encourager of Fresh Corner Cafe, he also helped with setting metric goals. He helped Noam consider other operating alternatives such as renting kitchen spaces from other restaurants during their off-hours to keep costs low.

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