1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 3/13/12:
0700-0800: OPEN FORUM
For our Open Forum we'll do introductions as usual, but with more time to go into greater depth, if you choose, on what's new for you or anything we can help with. So grab some coffee and join us for productive discussion and general networking.
2. UPCOMING TUESDAY PROGRAMS:
3/13/12 (this week): Open Forum - see above.
3/20/12: TBD/Open. If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for this date or any future Tuesday, or if you'd like to lead a discussion yourself, just let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
3/27/12: Lindy Blackburn will discuss distressed property sales.
4/3/12: Tim Spelmen will talk with us about corporate learning strategies.
4/10/12: John Toth with Veterans Green Jobs will talk about the programs underway to help veterans with employment opportunities in this rapidly growing industry sector.
3. MILITARY.COM 2012 CAREER FAIR CALENDAR:
The following link has an extensive calendar of career fairs for veterans at many locations around the country, including one at West Point on March 22 and at Colorado Springs in May.
Thanks to BizNet member Bob Fretzs (USAFA '71) for passing along this info.
4. SUPPORT FOR THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT:
BizNet member Shane Schmutz (USMA '01) is hosting a large fundraising event (500+ attendees) to support Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP). The event will be on October 4, 2012 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum. The West Point Society of Denver (WPSD) is a Supporting Sponsor for the event and is helping the project collect donations.
Shane has set up a website where you can find more information, http://www.veteranspassport2hope.org/ One item that Shane needs is an Event Sponsor. This sponsor will be the "Title Sponsor" for the event, meaning they'll receive a large amount of recognition. If your company wants to associate itself with helping the WWP, please contact Shane thru the above website.
5. VA HOSPITAL CONSTRUCTION JOB FAIR - March 23:
The Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Kiewit-Turner Construction announce the following:
We are excited to be holding our first job fair for the Replacement Medical Center Facility (aka the new VA Hospital).
Date: March 23
Doors open to the public 9am-noon
Location: Aurora Professional Learning and Conference Center
15701 E 1st Ave, Aurora, CO 80011
Event Purpose: The purpose of this job fair is to provide veterans and Coloradans a chance to work on this wonderful project. If there happen to be no opportunities for an attendee, we want them to at least walk away with a list of resources and opportunities. Please help us spread the word. We will be sending out an official notice for sharing later this week when we have the skills/types of people needed by our subcontractors.
Have a great week.
Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. While the Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at www.academybiznet.org