Monday, October 4, 2010

Agenda for: Tuesday 5th October (2010-10-05) Rocky Mountain Honor Flight

Agenda for: Tuesday 5th October (2010-10-05)
Roundtable introductions, job search assistance, business advice and referrals, and other networking assistance.

0730-0800: PROGRAM
Mary Haddon will talk with us about Rocky Mountain Honor Flight. RMHF takes WWII vets back to Washington DC to visit the WWII memorial as well as other military memorials in the DC area. Thanks to Ron Meier (USMA '66) for arranging to have Mary speak with us.
Upcoming Programs
10/12/10: Rear Admiral Dick Young (USNR, Ret) will speak with us about his efforts to help vets find jobs via a task force involving the Colorado Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Labor, and Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve (ESGR).

10/19/10: Laura Hardin is an independent recruiter who will talk with us about the job market and her recruiting services. She recently led a similar discussion for the Biznet group in Colorado Springs.
Job Opportunities
1. NEXT SACC JOB FAIR - Nov 11-12 (Austin, TX):
The next Service Academy Career Conference job fair will be in Austin on Nov 11-12, 2010. For more information, visit and click on the Austin link. More than 50 companies are expected at the Austin conference, all interested in meeting, interviewing and potentially hiring Service Academy graduates. This can be a powerful tool if you're looking for a new job, transitioning out of the military, or moving around in the civilian sector.

Number of Positions: One
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Open Date: 24 September 2010
Closing Date: 22 October 2010
Salary: $60,000-68,000 Annual

The Army National Guard (ARNG) is seeking a qualified, trained and capable individual to serve as Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Coordinator in Grand Junction, Colorado. The SOS Program is designed to provide dedicated and comprehensive support to Survivors of deceased Soldiers. The position ensures that the ARNG fulfills its covenant with Survivors through sustainment of a comprehensive multiagency program that improves Soldier and Family preparedness in the event of a catastrophic loss, maximizes cooperative efforts within organizations and agencies, ensures Survivors receive all the benefits to which they are entitled, and encourages Survivors to remain an integral part of the ARNG Family for as long as they desire. The SOS Program provides financial counseling referral and long term support to surviving Family members, ensuring the surviving Families’ concerns are addressed expeditiously in a holistic approach. The ARNG SOS Coordinator provides the states and territories a subject matter expert supporting programs and services to Survivors of fallen Soldiers. The SOS Coordinator will develop, administer, and coordinate SOS programs and services within the state or territory. The ARNG SOS Coordinator assigned to the state/territory will be formally supervised and provided program direction by MPSC and the national contract Program Manager located at National Guard Bureau, and will also receive technical guidance from the state or territory government point of contact.

Applicants for this SOS Coordinator position will apply through the website in the jobs section and send a copy of the application, via email, to

Goldbelt Wolf (GBW) offers a competitive benefits program to include: 10 paid vacation days, 10 paid holidays, 10 paid sick days, 401K (w/3% company match), Life Insurance, and a comprehensive Health and Dental Plan.
Additional Information
As recently discussed, Biznet is planning to transition to a blog which will replace this current email format as our means of providing you with weekly communication and other updates. We plan to complete this transition over the coming weeks, and then discontinue the current method (this email you're reading) in mid/late October.

You'll need to sign up (opt-in) to continue to receive the weekly updates. It's relatively easy. You only have to sign-up once. Once you do so, you'll receive an email everytime there's new Biznet info posted, including the weekly newsletter.

Go to:

Once there,

1. Enter your email address in "Subscribe via Email" box.
2. Click the "Subscribe" button.
3. A new window pops up - Enter the verification letters in the box.
4. Click "Complete Subscription Request".
5. You'll get an email from "Feedburner Email Subscriptions". Open it & click the link to confirm your subscription.
6. You're done! You'll now get automatic e-mails when the blog is updated.

Many thanks to Dave Jackson (USMA '73) for setting up this new method for us.

The main driver for this change is our need to overcome persistent issues with the weekly email being blocked by spam filters or related problems. We will still keep our main Biznet web site, as well as our social media sites (Facebook and LinkedIn). We plan to update the main site with clear links to those social media sites, as well as a link to the new blog. In this way, the Biznet web site will remain the primary entry point for new members, with simple instructions for how to get plugged into these other Biznet communication tools.
Thanks for supporting the Academybiznet of Colorado!
Joe Paniccia
USMA '84

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets every Tuesday at 0700 - except if noted above - in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center, just north of Belleview on Syracuse Street. Marriott parking is available at a reduced rate for BizNet attendees, or park for free across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the Marriott's large atrium seating area (The Lift), at the south end of the hotel. 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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