Sunday, July 15, 2012

Agenda for Tuesday, 7/17/12


Dennis Orr, President & CEO of VetPropulsion, will talk about this organization which focuses on the veteran's career search and other veteran assistance.  Thanks to Biznet member Bob Fretzs (USAFA '71) for arranging to have Mr. Orr speak with us this week.

Mr. Orr was a Combat Crew Navigator-Bombardier in B-52s during the Cold War/Vietnam Era.  He is a Board Member of Veterans Green Jobs, is the 2nd Vice President for the Mile High Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, a Senior Level Birkman Consultant, a member of the Color Guard of the Scottish American Military Society and a member of the American Legion.  He was President of the first class of Leadership Denver, and is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Board for the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra.  For a more complete bio, visit

For more information on VetPropulsion, visit  Here's an except:

The Challenge:

There are 1,020,000 unemployed Veterans in the United States today, with more recently separated vets arriving daily.

The Solution:

VetPropulsion is a comprehensive 21st Century System that guides each individual along a focused, structured path placing responsibility for success with each participant. VetPropulsion, designed and developed by Colorow Consulting, Inc., deals with real world objectives, expectations and research. It is a 30-hour, 5 week course, but can be customized to meet your organization’s requirements. VetPropulsion translates military to civilian terminology and is designed as interactive discussions, building teamwork and camaraderie, and as individualized attention to each participant’s career and life aspirations.

The VetPropulsion System is built from 3 dynamic programs:
  • Veterans Career Transition Management System© (VetCTMS) Kit
  • VetPropulsion Career Search Manual
  • Birkman Method® Assessment - a motivational assessment tool

7/17/12 (this week):  Dennis Orr - see above.

7/24/12:  Speaker TBD, or Open Forum.  This date and future dates are currently open.  If you'd like to invite a speaker or lead a discussion yourself on a Tuesday morning, just let me know 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

We'll get the meeting started with roundtable introductions, focusing on any networking needs. Feel free to also bring up any topics of general interest.


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