Sunday, June 26, 2016

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 28 June 2016

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 28 JUNE 2016:

0700-0730:  Introductions & Assistance

Tell us about yourself, especially any networking needs.  We can help with job search assistance, business advice, referrals, and general networking.  Feel free to also bring up any brief items of interest.

0730-0800:  Speaker - Kelly O'Connor

Kelly O'Connor with Senior Care Authority will talk with us about the services they provide, including community matching (placement) and elder care navigation and consulting. 

Many thanks to Kurt Schlaefer (USAFA '70) for arranging to have Kelly speak with us this week.

Bio for Kelly O'Connor:

      Kelly O’Connor, MA, CSA® Area Owner Senior Care Authority, Denver Metro   Kelly O’Connor knows what it’s like to care for loved ones through all stages of illness and aging. For most of her 20s, Kelly cared for older and ailing family members, serving as a caregiver for her mother who had cancer, and as a long-distance caregiver for her two grandmothers. At a young age, she held the responsibility of making critical healthcare and estate decisions during a time of crisis.
     After the unfortunate passings of her mom and maternal grandmother, Kelly turned her focus to a career in corporate communications for many years with great success, but her heart was calling her to contribute her talents and experiences in a larger, more meaningful way.  She returned to school, received a master’s degree in psychology, and began sharing her senior care experience with others. While volunteering for a local hospice in Denver, a friend called and said, “I have the job for you.”
      “And the rest is history,” Kelly says. She began a heartfelt second career in the senior living industry, serving first as a move and transitions coordinator for a large retirement community. To date, she has helped more than 250 families with decisions regarding assisted living, memory care, and long-term care skilled nursing, as well as independent living and home care.
      Kelly’s passion for seniors is evident by her dedication to continuing education in the field. She holds a multi-disciplinary certification with the Society of Certified Senior Advisors as a CSA® as well as her Professional Certificate in Gerontology from the University of Colorado. She is also a Certified Eden Associate with the internationally renowned Eden Alternative, a Masterpiece Living Academy’s Successful Aging Associate, and a Naomi Feil’s Validation Training Institute devotee. She has also served as a Music and Memories volunteer for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia and currently teaches at Clermont College of Creative Life, where the average student age is mid to late 80s.

Senior Care Authority
387 Corona Street, #530, Denver, CO 80218
(720) 500-2550
www.SeniorCareAuthority.com/DenverMetro

2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:

28 JUN (this week):  Kelly O'Connor - see above.

5 JUL:  TBD - this date is available for a speaker.

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for 5 July or any future Tuesday, just let me know at panicciaj@aol.com.

Remember -- you could be the speaker yourself.   Got an interesting topic or a problem you'd like to put to the group?  Maybe you've gained new insight from a business book or a conference.  Those are just a few examples of great topics for leading a discussion.

3.  THE MARRIOTT'S COFFEE SHOP HAS MOVED:

Our meeting location (the DTC Marriott's coffee shop) has moved within the hotel.  Upon entering the current main entrance of the hotel, turn right and proceed toward the new front desk.  The new coffee shop is just prior to the front desk.

The seating area is more spacious than the old coffee shop, and still provides a semi-private setting for our meetings.

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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, June 19, 2016

Agenda for Tuesday, 21 June 2016

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 21 JUNE 2016:

0700-0800:  Introductions, Assistance, Open Forum Discussion

We'll have an open forum discussion this week.  That means extra time to expand on what's happening in your world, especially any networking needs.  It's also a great time to bring up any topics of general interest.

2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:

21 JUN (this week):  Open Forum Discussion & Networking.

28 JUN:  Kelly O'Connor with Senior Care Authority will talk with us about the services they provide, including community matching (placement) and elder care navigation and consulting.

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

Remember -- you could be the speaker yourself.   Got an interesting topic or a problem you'd like to put to the group?  Maybe you've gained new insight from a business book or a conference.  Those are just a few examples of great topics for leading a 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.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Two Events supporting Vets


I want to let you know about two upcoming events:
  • Veteran’s Passport to Hope Date Night at The Melting Pot with all net proceeds going to a great cause…Veteran’s Passport to Hope
  • FREE Symposium 16.2:  Serving Those Who Served: How to interview, hire & retain US Veterans


If you have ever been to The Melting Pot, you know what a great place it is for dinner.  If you have never been to The Melting Pot, you have got to try it.  The Melting Pot is a unique and fun dining experience.

On Thursday June 23rd, The Melting Pot in Historic Old Town Littleton (the most awesome fondue place around), has graciously allowed Veteran’s Passport to Hope (VP2H) the use of their patio for a special night of Veteran appreciation.

Date Night at The Melting Pot
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Check in is 6:00 PM
Dinner at 7:00 PM
The Melting Pot in Old Town Littleton, CO

As part of the evening’s event, VP2H is honored to have US Army Specialist (Ret.) and Purple Heart recipient Anthony “Tony” Drees as a special guest of honor in attendance. Tony embodies a warrior spirit and what it means to fight.  In 1991 Tony was wounded by a SCUD missile attack, which left 27 US troops dead, and an additional 98 injured. Tony now serves as a military transition expert, life coach, and mentor too many.

Click Here For Menu and Pricing Details:
http://www.veteranspassport2hope.org/date-night-at-the-melting-pot/


Do you know anyone in HR or a Denver area company with Military hiring initiatives or...Are you in charge of hiring/recruiting?

On Friday June 24th, we are hosting an amazing, FREE, event at the Arapahoe Community College from 1-4pm, "SERVING THOSE WHO SERVED: how to interview, hire and retain US Veterans."  Please join us and share this event with other colleagues who having hiring initiatives!

Our dynamic guest speakers are Lida Citro├źn & Evan Stratton.  Lisa's new Lynda.com class titled "Serving Those Who Served", TEDx and UNLV speaker who serves veterans in their preparation and integration into civilian life.  Evan is our featured veteran story, as well as a decorated Invictus Games & Warrior Games participant.

Serving Those Who Served Symposium: How to interview, hire & retain US Veterans
Friday, June 24, 2016   1:00 PM -- 4:00 PM
Arapahoe Community College
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80120

Click Here to register for the FREE Serving Those Who Served Symposium:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serving-those-who-served-how-to-interview-hire-retain-us-veterans-tickets-24353631367


Why what VP2H does is important…
Veteran Community Impact with the Help of Our Donors and Supporters since 2012 (numbers based on feedback from our beneficiaries):
  • Funds raised and provided to Colorado based Veteran nonprofits:  $745,633
  • Number of Veterans helped:  4,430
  • Number of Veteran families helped:  3,673
  • Total number of people helped or positively affected:  9,472
Again, this will be a great night out and dynamic free symposium for great causes. So please help us honor and support the Colorado Veteran community and enjoy a great night out with friends.

Click Here For the Melting Pot Veteran Appreciation Night Menu and Pricing Details:
http://www.veteranspassport2hope.org/date-night-at-the-melting-pot/

Click Here For the FREE Serving Those Who Served Symposium Details:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/serving-those-who-served-how-to-interview-hire-retain-us-veterans-tickets-24353631367

Thanks for your support!

Dave Fingers
President
Source Pointe, Inc.
303.621.5178

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Agenda for Tuesday, 14 June 2016

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 14 JUNE 2016:

0700-0800:  Introductions, Assistance, Open Forum Discussion

We'll have an open forum discussion this week.  That means extra time to expand on what's happening in your world, especially any networking needs.  It's also a great time to bring up any topics of general interest.

2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:

14 JUN (this week):  Open Forum Discussion & Networking.

21 JUN:  TBD/Open

28 JUN:  Kelly O'Connor with Senior Care Authority will talk with us about the services they provide, including community matching (placement) and elder care navigation and consulting.

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for 21 June or any future Tuesday, just let me know at panicciaj@aol.com.

Remember -- you could be the speaker yourself.   Got an interesting topic or a problem you'd like to put to the group?  Maybe you've gained new insight from a business book or a conference.  Those are just a few examples of great topics on which to lead a 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, June 5, 2016

Agenda for Tuesday, 7 June 2016

1. AGENDA FOR TUESDAY, 7 JUNE 2016:

0700-0800:  Introductions, Assistance, Open Forum Discussion

We'll have an open forum discussion this week.  That means extra time to expand on what's happening in your world, especially any networking needs.  It's also a great time to bring up any topics of general interest.

2. SPEAKER SCHEDULE:

7 JUN (this week):  Open Forum Discussion & Networking.

14 JUN:  TBD/Open

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for 14 June or any future Tuesday, just let me know at panicciaj@aol.com.

Remember -- you could be the speaker yourself.   Got an interesting topic or a problem you'd like to put to the group?  Maybe you've gained new insight from a business book or a conference.  Those are just a few examples of great topics on which to lead a 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.