Sunday, November 29, 2015

Agenda for Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 1 DEC 2015:

0700-0800:  This week we'll have Networking and Open Forum Discussion.

Join us Tuesday for great discussion and networking.  Even if you don't have immediate needs, this is an hour well spent in growing your personal network and supporting your fellow grads.  And if you do have current needs, we're here to help with business advice, referrals, job search assistance, and other networking needs.

2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:

1 Dec (this week):  Networking & Open Forum Discussion - see above.

8 Dec:  Jonathan Manske, author and "Cerebral Sanitation Engineer", will talk with us about how to love your life and your career.

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for a future Tuesday, just let me know at panicciaj@aol.com

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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). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at www.academybiznet.org.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 24 Nov 2015

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 24 November 2015:

0700-0800:  This week we'll have Networking and Open Forum Discussion.

Join us Tuesday for great discussion and networking.  Even if you don't have immediate needs, this is an hour well spent in growing your personal network, and in supporting your fellow grads.  And if you do have current needs, we're here to help with business advice, referrals, job search assistance, and other networking needs.

2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:

24 Nov (this week):  Networking & Open Forum Discussion - see above.

1 Dec:  TBD/Open

8 Dec:  Jonathan Manske, author and "Cerebral Sanitation Engineer", will talk with us about how to love your life and your career.

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for a future Tuesday, just let me know at panicciaj@aol.com

3.  JOB OPPORTUNITY - Stakeholder Engagement Manager (Colorado Springs):

Thanks to BizNet member J.J. Mackin (USNA '68) for passing along this item. 

Mr. Michael Pearlmutter, writes as follows:

I am hiring for my organization, the Partnership for Clean Competition.  Interested people can apply at PCC Stakeholder Engagement Manager.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call or e-mail me.
 
Respectfully,
 
Michael Pearlmutter
Executive Director
Partnership for Clean Competition
Office: (719) 866-3307
Mobile: (719) 330-1644


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Have a great week and a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

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). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at www.academybiznet.org.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Denver BizNet Meeting Cancelled for 17 Nov

In yesterday's BizNet blog/email, I said we'd meet "rain, snow, or shine", but I didn't say blizzard.  Looks like it could be pretty nasty in the morning, so we'll cancel for this week (17 Nov).

See you next 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). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at www.academybiznet.org.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Agenda for Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015

Please note the program change for this week.

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 17 November 2015:

*** Program Change ***

0700-0800:  This week we'll have Networking and Open Forum Discussion.

We had previously scheduled Karen Susman for this week, but we asked her to hold off due to some renovation underway in the vicinity of our meeting space (coffee shop) at the Marriott.  Ms. Susman will join us in January instead, as her December schedule is full.

We'll still be able to meet this week in our usual location -- it's just not the most conducive for an outside speaker this time.  So please still join us on Tuesday (rain, snow, or shine) and we'll have some great discussion and networking.

2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:

17 Nov (this week):  Networking & Open Forum Discussion - see above.

24 Nov:  TBD/Open

1 Dec:  TBD/Open

8 Dec:  Jonathan Manske, author and the world's only Cerebral Sanitation Engineer, will talk with us about how to love your life and your career.

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for one of those open dates, let me know at panicciaj@aol.com.  Remember that you can be the speaker yourself -- just pick a topic and let me know which date you'd like to lead the discussion.

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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). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at www.academybiznet.org.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 10 November 2015:

0700-0800:  Networking & Open Forum Discussion

We'll do introductions as usual, but with more time to go into more depth (if you choose) on what's new for you, especially any networking needs.  We can help with advice, referrals, job search assistance, and other networking needs.  Or just come for the great discussion and the opportunity to renew some ties in your grad network.   

2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:

10 Nov (this week):  Networking & Open Forum Discussion - see above.

17 Nov:  Karen Susman will talk with us about how to improve presentation and networking skills.  She is a professional communications coach with 30 years of expereince in speaking, consulting, and coaching.  Her client list includes Marriott Hotels, NBC, American Express, CH2M Hill, American Council of Engineering Companies, University of Denver, Inc. Magazine, and many others.  www.karensusman.com  

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for a future date, let me know at panicciaj@aol.com.  Remember that you can be the speaker yourself -- just pick a topic and let me know which date you'd like to lead the discussion.

3.  VETERANS PASSPORT TO HOPE - Wed, 11 Nov 2015:

Who:  Everyone in Colorado is invited
What:  Veteran's Passport To Hope 4th Annual Gala (Theme:  Stay the Course)
Where:  Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver
When:  Wednesday, 11 November (5:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Why:  To support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines

Veteran Tickets and Certain Table Prices Reduced!
Can't attend the Gala?  *Donate a ticket to a veteran so that he or she can attend* - $75.  We'll be sure that a veteran, active duty service member, or someone from the National Guard or Reserves fills the seat on your behalf.  We're offering a reduced ticket price to veterans ($75 as opposed to the normal price of $95).

Why you should attend or donate a ticket:
  • To learn about the issues that today's veteran's and their families are facing:  PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, high divorce rates, high homelessness rates, multiple deployments, high suicide rates (22 per day), etc. 
  • To give back to your Colorado community (we donate all proceeds to carefully screened veteran friendly non-profits in the state of Colorado). 
  • To listen to an amazing story of survival by triple amputee and Marine CPL Daniel Riley (RET) - veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. 
  • To have fun and to enjoy a great local band (Buckstein), drink excellent drinks, and network with others from within the Denver business community.
  • To add value to a veteran:  Just by attending and visiting with LinkedIn, veterans and their spouses receive $800 in value with their Job seeker premium upgrade and a full year on Lynda.com.  That's not including the consulting services!  It's a great way to help a veteran "Stay the Course"!
Buy your ticket or donate a ticket for a veteran here:  CLICK HERE!
-  Normal Registration (Civilian Attendee):  $95
-  Veteran's Registration:  $75
-  Donate a ticket or tickets for veterans:  $75 each

Buy a reserved table (10 seats for your family and friends) at $950 Each:  => EMAIL ME DIRECTLY:  shane.schmutz@veteranspassport2hope.org
* Does not include mention on our website or within our evening's printed program.

More info on VP2H:  CLICK HERE! 

 Shane Schmutz
Founder (3X Iraq Veteran)
Veteran's Passport To Hope
www.veteranspassport2hope.org
C:  303-549-9691
E:  shane.schmutz@veteranspassport2hope.org


VP2H is a 100% volunteer 501(c)3
** All donations go toward helping veteran friendly non-profits in the state of Colorado

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Have a great week.  Happy Veteran's Day to all!

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). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at www.academybiznet.org.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Can't Attend the Veteran's Passport To Hope Gala - Buy a Veteran A Ticket (Reduced Price)

Veteran Tickets and Certain Table Prices Reduced!


Can't attend the Gala?  *Donate a ticket to a veteran so that he or she can attend* - $75.  We'll be sure that a veteran, active duty service member, or someone from the National Guard or Reserves fills the seat on your behalf.  We're offering a reduced ticket price to veterans ($75 as opposed to the normal price of $95).

WE ARE ONE WEEK OUT FROM THE GALA (November 11th)! 

Why you should attend or donate a ticket:
  • To learn about the issues that today's veteran's and their families are facing:  PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, high divorce rates, high homelessness rates, multiple deployments, high suicide rates (22 per day), etc. 
  • To give back to your Colorado community (we donate all proceeds to carefully screened veteran friendly non-profits in the state of Colorado). 
  • To listen to an amazing story of survival by triple amputee and Marine CPL Daniel Riley (RET) - veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan. 
  • To have fun and to enjoy a great local band (Buckstein), drink excellent drinks, and network with others from within the Denver business community.
  • To add value to a veteran:  Just by attending and visiting with LinkedIn, veterans and their spouses receive $800 in value with their Job seeker premium upgrade and a full year on Lynda.com.  That's not including the consulting services!  It's a great way to help a veteran "Stay the Course"!
Buy your ticket or donate a ticket for a veteran here:  CLICK HERE!
-  Normal Registration (Civilian Attendee):  $95
-  Veteran's Registration:  $75
-  Donate a ticket or tickets for veterans:  $75 each

Buy a reserved table (10 seats for your family and friends) at $950 Each:  => EMAIL ME DIRECTLY:  shane.schmutz@veteranspassport2hope.org
* Does not include mention on our website or within our evening's printed program.

More info on VP2H:  CLICK HERE! 

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 3 November 2015

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 3 November 2015:

0700-0730:  Introductions & Assistance.

We begin with introductions, roundtable-style.  Tell us what's happening in your world lately, especially any networking needs.  We can help with advice, referrals, job search assistance, and other networking needs. 

0730-0800:  Speaker.

BizNet member Dave Jackson (USMA '73) will give a book review of สบThe Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams and Reaching Your Destinyสบ, by motivational speaker and author Robin Sharma. The overview will discuss an inspiring tale that provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. 

2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:

3 Nov (this week):  Dave Jackson - see above.

10 Nov:  TBD/Open Networking.

17 Nov:  Karen Susman will talk with us about how to improve our presenting and networking skills.  She is a professional communications coach with 30 years of expereince in speaking, consulting, and coaching.  Her client list includes Marriott Hotels, NBC, American Express, CH2M Hill, American Council of Engineering Companies, University of Denver, Inc. Magazine, and many others.  www.karensusman.com  

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for 10 November or a future open date, let me know at panicciaj@aol.com.  Remember that you can be the speaker yourself -- just pick a topic and let me know which date you'd like to lead the discussion.

3.  VETERANS PASSPORT TO HOPE - Wed, 11 Nov 2015:

BizNet member Shane Schmutz (USMA '01) writes as follows:

Do something meaningful this Veteran's Day.  Show your support to those who've made it possible for you and your family to enjoy their freedoms and our way of life.

I've asked my my friend, CPL Daniel Riley to speak at this year's Veteran's Passport To Hope Gala.  He's a true inspiration and I feel that anyone hearing him speak will not only be moved by his words, but, will leave having more appreciation for the sacrifices that young men and women have been making in the name of freedom since the dawn of our great country.

You'll hear an inspirational speech, listen to great live music by BUCKSTEIN, enjoy drinks, catered food, and a silent & live auction.

Who:  Everyone in Colorado is invited
What:  Veteran's Passport To Hope 4th Annual Gala (Theme:  Stay the Course)
Where:  Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver
When:  Wednesday, 11 November (5:30 PM - 9:30 PM)
Why:  To support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines

To learn more about CPL Daniel Riley RET:  CPL DANIEL RILEY

To buy a ticket for you or to donate one to a veteran ($95 EA):  BUY TICKETS

Thank you and we hope to see you on the 11th,

Shane Schmutz
Founder (3X Iraq Veteran)
Veteran's Passport To Hope
www.veteranspassport2hope.org
C:  303-549-9691
E:  shane.schmutz@veteranspassport2hope.org


VP2H is a 100% volunteer 501(c)3
** All donations go toward helping veteran friendly non-profits in the state of Colorado

4.  ITEM OF INTEREST TO BIZNET BUSINESS OWNERS & OTHERS:

BizNet member Kurt Schlaefer (USAFA '70) is a vehicle broker, who writes as follows, regarding hard-to-find low mileage cargo vans that he has available.  Kurt can be reached at kschlaefer@centleasing.com.    

FOR ANYONE WITH A NEED: 
Especially Plumbers, HVAC folks, Electricians, and other Technicians.
I've even had people convert these to campers.
Most available used cargo vans have over 100k miles on them once the previous owner is done with them.
 
They're all the same, equipment-wise, except for miles and they'll all be inspected, reconditioned, and ready to go before sale.  I can provide excellent loans and leases on these and handle any trades as well.
 
They're all white with gray cloth 2012 Ford E250's with 50k to 80k miles off-lease with -
1. Side Sliding door - not the side barn doors that catch the wind and are difficult in tight alleys.
2. 5.4L gas V8 (instead of the smaller 4.6L V8's) to carry heavier loads or tow.
3. No side or rear windows - for security.
4. Metal Bins and Bulkhead for tool storage etc and cargo separation from driver and passenger.
5. Air Conditioning, but no power windows or locks to break.
 
See exterior photo below - other photos available on request.  Call or email me if interested.  When completely reconditioned these vans retail for between $17k and $19.5k.  For Academy Biznet Members who contact me, these are available at between $16k and $18k.
 
Best,
Kurt
 
Kurt can be reached at kschlaefer@centleasing.com.


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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). There are no dues or fees. Our schedule, roster and other information are posted at www.academybiznet.org.