Sunday, July 21, 2013

Weekly News, and Agenda for Tuesday, 7/23/13


0700-0730:  Introductions and Assistance.

0730-0800:  Speaker/Program.  Biznet member Bob Fretzs (USAFA '71) will talk about The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and what the future holds regarding its implementation in Colorado, including health care exchanges.

Bob is an agent with New York Life, with particular expertise on health care insurance.  Visit his web site at  For information on Colorado's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, visit

-- 7/23/13 (this week):  Bob Fretzs (USAFA '71)  - see above. 
-- 7/30/13:  TBD, or continuation of Bob's talk on Obamacare.  We'll gauge the breadth and depth of discussion this week (23rd), but it's thought we'll likely need more than one session.


Thanks to Dave Jackson (USMA '73) for passing along this item:

The Veterans Incubator of Colorado (VIC) will be presenting a free, two-day boot camp for individuals interested in mentoring Veterans as they start and operate their own business.
VIC is seeking individuals who will volunteer to work with a Veteran who have business skills and ideas.
The program will be presented on Saturday, August 3 from 8 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday, August 4 from 9 am to 3 pm.
It will be held at the Jefferson County Department of Human Services, Workforce Development at 3500 Illinois Street, Golden, CO 80401.
The training will be provided by professional development coach Wayne Anderson and will include:
  • ·         Information on the Veteran Boot Camp curriculum (scheduled for fall 2013)
  • ·         Tips and tools for dealing with challenges in mentoring veterans
Individuals successfully completing the program will be issued a certificate.
To register for the program, send an email to and provide your name, contact information and whether or not you are a Veteran.

Chris McGuire (USNA '82) writes as follows regarding a request for contacts, from his friend Jason Starr, who is VP at Winona Capital Management (see Jason's note below Chris's note): 

A friend of mine in Chicago is looking for contacts in the Denver area who deal in outsourced warehouse and distribution services.  I thought the Academy BizNet membership might be a resource and perhaps a mutually-beneficial contact might be made.  Would you be able to publish this request to the membership?
Chris (USNA '82)
Chris McGuire, PMP MBA, Project Managero: 303-629-9206 m: 720-987-5052 | NASDAQ: PRFT |
From Jason Starr, VP at Winona Capital Management:

Sorry for a generic, blast message, but sending this out to a list of folks I know who are still in the Denver area. We have a portfolio company (a consumer product business) that is looking to open up a new distribution point in the Denver / Boulder area and we are looking for a partner who provides outsourced warehouse and distribution services. If anyone has any recommendations or referrals, I would greatly appreciate it...please respond to this note or even better send me an email at



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. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however 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

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