Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 10/4/11



During the first portion of the meeting we'll go around the room for informal introductions, with special emphasis on advice and referrals for those seeking networking assistance.


This week I (Joe) will share experiences as a volunteer for Project Sanctuary. Project Sanctuary's mission is to help military families reconnect, especially post-deployment, via 5-day therapeutic retreats in the mountains of Colorado.


10/11/11: Chuck Jones (USMA '68) will talk about life as a FEMA Rep. Chuck has been working for FEMA much of this year, in the upper midwest.

If there's a speaker you'd like to invite for an upcoming Tuesday, or if you'd like to lead a discussion yourself, just let me know ( and we'll get it on the schedule.


Sarah Brown (USNA '91) writes as follows:

I just wanted to thank the Denver BizNet group for your sage advice and excellent networking opportunities. I recently left corporate america after a restructuring and wanted to explore all of my options to include entrepreneurship or franchising.

I met David Weaver, FranChoice consultant, who was a guest of Kurt's and that session coupled with my networking helped me make the leap into franchising. I am the new Regional Developer for Synergy HomeCare in Colorado and I am developing the Synergy HomeCare franchise throughout the state. Synergy HomeCare has one location in Denver and will open a 2nd office in November (one office covering three territories). Prior to my entrepreneurial venture into Synergy HomeCare, I was an executive at Boston Market and multi-unit leader for Kaplan and LCA vision, but without listening to some BizNet members who have successfully franchised I don't know if I would have moved as quickly or confidently into this new endeavor.

Thanks again,
Sarah Brown, USNA '91


Have a good week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
BizNet Coordinator

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

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