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Dayton SCORE Could Not Help the Dayton Dragons - July 10, 2014

During the 2014 Dayton SCORE Chapter outing to the Dragon’s game, South Bend pitcher Blayne Weller fired the sixth no-hitter in franchise history as the Silver Hawks defeated the Dragons 7-1 on Thursday night at Fifth Third Field. A crowd of 9,493 attended the game including several SCORE volunteers and clients. The game was also available to a national television audience on the CBS Sports Network.

CLICK HERE to view the photos of the SCORE Dayton counselors and clients that attended the Dragon’s game.

Weller walked two and struck out 12 while throwing 125 pitches. He faced three batters over the minimum, allowing an unearned run in the second inning. The Dragons best chance for a hit came in the eighth inning when Gabriel Rosa hit a towering fly ball to left field that was caught at the edge of the warning track. Weller, whose fastball was consistently clocked at 94 mph throughout the game, reached 95 mph several times in the ninth inning.

The Dragons took a brief 1-0 lead in the second inning when Phillip Ervin walked, stole second, and scored on a two-base throwing error by South Bend shortstop Andrew Velazquez. But South Bend tied the game in the third and took the lead with a run in the fifth. They took command with four runs in the sixth and added one more in the ninth to close out the scoring.

Dragons starting pitcher Amir Garrett was charged with the loss to fall to 3-5. He worked five innings, allowing two hits and two runs with five walks and six strikeouts.

Business today is a lot like baseball in that challenges are thrown at you fast and furious, and you often only have a couple of seconds to decide whether to swing or not. Dayton SCORE counselors can help coach your business team and its players to respond to today’s fast paced business environment and emerge a winner by meeting your business goals and objectives. We could not help the Dragons on this night although we tried with beer, fun, food and cheers, but we can help you and your business win through proven business solutions, models, processes and people.


June Luncheon - Joint SCORE Meeting - June 20, 2014

Joint Cincinnati-Dayton SCORE Meeting

The annual joint meeting with the Cincinnati and Dayton SCORE Chapters was held at the West Chester library on Friday, June 20.  This joint meeting is always a great time for the two chapters to get together and meet new volunteers, exchange ideas and hear a featured speaker. This year′s meeting was no exception.

The meeting started off with a short welcome and introduction words by Joseph Hinson, president and CEO of the West Chester, Liberty Camber Alliance. Joe welcomed the two chapters and provided some interesting information about the Cincinnati-Dayton Corridor expansion. There was a quick regional update by Mary Jane Good (District director); Cincinnati chapter review given by chapter chair Mike Martin; Dayton chapter review given by chapter chair Bob Talty

Bob JewellThe keynote speaker was Mr. Bob Jewell, founder and CEO of Omega Leadership Group.  Bob′s presentation was an interesting discussion of “Understanding a Multi-Generational Workplace”.  Bob has twenty-five years of hands-on leadership experience, ranging from engineering to senior executive responsibilities. From 1987 through 1997, he successfully led the growth of two business organizations. In 1997, Bob founded the Omega Leadership Group and committed the second half of his life to teaching and inspiring a passion for excellence. Bob’s work in the areas of leadership development, project management, employee engagement and strategic planning has earned the respect of client’s such as Kroger, Toyota, General Electric, National City Mortgage, Federal Express and Catholic Healthcare Partners. Bob is also a presenter with the executive education programs at the University of Cincinnati and Kent State University.

Given the diversity in the demographics, ages and backgrounds of SCORE clients, all of the volunteers at the meeting benefited from Bob′s insights on how to effectively communicate and relate with the range of clients we encounter and how we can help our clients effectively leverage generational differences to impact their businesses in positive ways.

After a great lunch provided by a long-time LaRossa′s pizza franchise group, the meeting was adjourned around 1:00. According to all of the positive feed-back, everyone had a great time and learned a lot.


May Luncheon - Niki Chaudhry - May 28, 2014

Niki Chaudhry represented Linked Technologies/5 O’clock Computers. This group of technology professionals can provide broad, certified technology infrastructure support to SCORE clients with honesty and integrity at competitive prices. We encourage our clients to call this team for any type of computer, network, software or website support. “We originally started business as ‘5 O’Clock Computers’ in 1993 and later incorporated as Linked Technologies, Inc. dba 5 O’Clock Computers’ in 1997. In addition to being ‘System Builders’, our core competencies include IT Consultancy, Managed Services, Help Desk support, Network Administration, 24/7 Remote Network Monitoring and Onsite Infrastructure Maintenance. We are mostly serving Small-Midsize Businesses (SMB), non-profit organizations and municipalities” said Niki. We welcome Linked Technologies as a Dayton SCORE Professional Services Provider. 


May Luncheon - Brent Kondritz - May 28, 2014

Brent Kondritz, Assistant Director and Program Manager at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership, was the guest speaker. Brent provides leadership and oversight to the Center’s Executive Development and Emerging Leader programs. He is an experienced trainer and coach who is passionate about helping high potential leaders accelerate their leadership development.  He is skilled in using such instruments as the DISC profile, Mentoring Styles Indicator, and various leadership models and 360 assessments.  Prior to joining the University of Dayton Center for Leadership team, he held positions as a corporate trainer, manager of training and development, senior HR manager, director of sales operations and director of strategy within Sprint, BellSouth/AT&T and The Berry Company.

His diverse background and experience has assisted him in developing customized leadership programs for profit and non-profit organizations in such areas as education, energy, government, manufacturing, and telecommunications. Brent received his B.S. in marketing and minor in psychology from Eastern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  He is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Ph.D. program at the University of Dayton.

We want to thank Brent for taking the time to visit our meeting and share with us the role of the center in the Dayton business community. We are fortunate to have two world class business development centers in the Dayton area – Aileron and U.D. Center for Leadership.


April Luncheon - Marta Rey - April 23, 2014

Marta ReyMarta Rey
European and Clinical Skin Care   http://www.martareyskincare.com/

 6728 Loop Road
Building 5, Suite 301
Centerville, OH 45459
PH: 937.433.1388

Marta’s Argentinean roots provided her foray into skin care, introduced into the family skin care business at an early age.  In 1984 Marta brought her international training to the United States founding Marta Rey European Skin Care in Columbus, Ohio, with the intent of educating American women and men in the importance of obtaining and maintaining beautiful and healthy skin.

Marta merged the European and medical skin care philosophies to create Marta Rey signature Medi-Facials™ (the use of non-invasive and anti-aging procedures). Marta transforms skin through treatments customized to her client’s needs, and uses pharmaceutical grade American and European skin care products containing the best natural and scientifically proven ingredients. She also provides pre-op and post-op wound healing treatments that help the natural healing process.

Marta commented: “I met Dayton SCORE volunteer Bob Talty at the Entrepreneur – Open event at the Entrepreneur Center and he has been working with me on two separate business opportunities. I am filing a provisional patent on a revolutionary skin care product and he is also helping me with expand and grow my existing business. I am excited to be working with SCORE and look forward to growing my business through their leadership.”  


April Luncheon - Wayne Essex - April 23, 2014

Wayne Essex

Wayne Essex
Essex & Associates  http://www.essextax.com/
7501 Paragon Road
Dayton, Ohio 45459
Office: 937-432-1040, Fax: 937-432-1041

 

One of Dayton SCORE’s Professional Services Partners – Wayne Essex of Essex and Associates of Dayton, Ohio. Through a strategic alliance with Wayne’s team, they are providing a program of free and discounted services to SCORE clients that provide extensive benefit and value at a price that they can afford.

                S – Service to most Dayton SCORE clients if free

                C – Committed to small business and SCORE clients

                O – Other services are available at affordable prices

                R – Readily available with convenient hours and appointment times for SCORE clients

                E – Expert professionals to assist SCORE clients with all types of accounting, tax, human

 resources and other back-office support, advice and services.

Wayne commented: “Our entire team is proud to be working with the Dayton SCORE chapter in client support, workshop development, curriculum planning and other areas of their client interaction. Our team is dedicated to small business support in the area and feel that the Dayton SCORE relationship can be a win – win for everyone.”  

Essex and Associates– Accounting, Tax Preparation and Financial Services in Dayton, Ohio. Essex and Associates Is one of the largest accounting and tax preparation firms in Dayton, Ohio. They are a one stop shop for all of your financial needs emphasizing tax strategies that help build long term wealth.

We can help our clients from the cradle to the grave providing the following services: tax preparation, payroll, human resource management, bookkeeping, grant writing, tax resolution, forensic accounting, QuickBooks, tax audits, wealth management, financial planning, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, coaching and everything in between.

Our accounting firm is known for the quality of its service. Our firm’s reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves and our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to be available to provide insightful advice to enable our clients to make informed financial decisions.

We are highly trained professionals that give customer service at a reasonable price. We feel it is extremely important to continually professionally educate ourselves to improve our technical expertise, financial knowledge and service to our clients.


Dayton SCORE Supports National College Students - April 15, 2014

John Glaser, (right) at the request of Robert Abadie, (left) the Business Chair at National College, National College gave a guest lecture to a group of National College students on April 15.  The topic was Starting Your Own Business.  Mr. Glaser engaged the group by asking them the question, “If they had all the help needed and all the financial support, what would be their dream business.” 

Mr. Glaser who is a counselor and workshop facilitator at the Dayton Chapter of SCORE introduced the students to the many services and workshops Dayton SCORE offers to people wanting to learn more about starting a business and making it successful.  He covered five myths that people hear when starting a business.  He then talked about what it takes to be an owner and operator of a business.  This was laid out as a checklist to help student evaluate themselves.  Finally a list of possible areas that could be converted from day to day ideas, talents and hobbies into a business was discussed.

The National College campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools across the United States. The Dayton campus is located in Kettering Ohio in the Woodman Center.  The Dayton campus offers associate degrees in nine career fields.


March Luncheon - March 26, 2014

Jeff FortescueThe theme of the March meeting was resources available to clients and counselors.   Speaking about library resources was Jeff Fortescue.   Mr. Fortescue is the Business Specialist at the Dayton Metro Library.  

Jeff was Business Librarian with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for 20 years.   He earned his Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993.   Before going to library school he worked in local; radio in Massachusetts as a program manager, announcer and advertising copywriter.   Among the various resource data available through the library, Jeff emphasized Reference USA, Business Source Premier and Law Depot.   For starting a business he pointed out Ohio Business Gateway on the internet.    Many other data and information sources are available at the library, but if you need his personal assistance he recommended making an appointment.

Following through on the theme of resources, Bob Talty introduced Dawn Mummey, owner of TRIO Marketing.   Ms. Mummey spoke about the capabilities of her company and the benefits of small businesses working through a SCORE mentor to re-brand and market their products and/or services.  

Mr. Talty  then introduced Mark Rosier, owner of a child care company that needed to recover and grow.   Mr. Rosier spoke of working with Bob and Trio Marketing to re-brand his company, develop a new logo and in initiate a workable marketing plan.   SCORE members can be most effective by interfacing with available resources.


February Luncheon - February 26, 2014

February Dayton SCORE Chapter meeting welcomes Mr. Tim Riordan, City Manager of the City of Dayton.

Mr. Tim RiordanTim Riordan was appointed Dayton City Manager on October 9, 2009.  He has more than 30 years of public service experience in Ohio and has served in a leadership capacity on numerous national boards and organizations within the public administration field.  And as a previous employee of the City of Dayton, Riordan also has extensive knowledge of the Dayton community and the City organization.  He served in various capacities for the City of Dayton from 1972-1998, including Director of the Office of Management & Budget (1979-1986), Finance Director (1986-1995), Deputy Director of Aviation (1995-1998), and interim City Manager (January 1994-December 1994).

Tim spoke to the group about business development, welcoming immigrants and other key initiatives that the city is engaged in to help create jobs and drive the local economy. Many of the SCORE counselors in attendance had excellent questions to Tim and he had some solid answers. We want to thank Tim for joining the team and hope to improve the chapter’s relationship with the City’s Business Development Group.


January Luncheon - January 22, 2014

The Dayton SCORE chapter held its January 2014 chapter meeting at the downtown Engineers Club the fourth Wednesday of the month. The meeting was well attended with close to 40 volunteers despite the cold and snowy weather.

The guest speaker was Dan Foley, Dan Foleyone of the three Montgomery County Commissioners. Dan has served as a Montgomery County Commissioner since January of 2007. From 2000 to 2006 he held the position of Montgomery County Clerk of Courts serving as the elected record keeper for the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. Foley has also held the position of Assistant Treasurer for taxpayer service in the office of the Montgomery County Treasurer and is a former Staff Assistant to United States Representative Tony P. Hall. He has been a strong advocate for regional collaborations including the consolidation of services and the promotion of new models of revenue sharing to promote regional economic development. He has also advocated for improving the quality of life of Montgomery County citizens by spearheading efforts to improve the river corridor, the bikeway system, and amateur sporting events.

Dan′s comments during the meeting were well received as he talked about many of the recent successes that the city, county and other area development groups have had in retaining and attracting business and employees in the last year. ″While we have come along way in the last couple of years from where the area was in 2008,2009 and 2010, area economic development groups must continue to work together to meet current challenges and future goals and objectives.″ Dan commented while answering questions from the group. We want to thank Dan for taking the time to join us in our meeting and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Bob Talty, the chapter chair, continued the meeting by identifying the chapter′s core needs for the 2014 year — people and their talents. Because 2014 represents SCORE′s 50th anniversary of helping America′s small business launch, recover and grow the Dayton Chapter is looking to increase its impact on Miami Valley businesses in the coming year.

While the chapter is a valuable asset to the community built on the hard work and dedication of some of the senior members, it needs to reposition itself to meet the expectations of today′s entrepreneur and the next generation business executive. The chapter is looking to its current members to increase their involvement through specific tasks, initiatives and functions while recruiting for new members that can bring fresh approaches and ideas.


Christmas Luncheon - December 11, 2013

Luncheon and Awards Presentation

Dayton Chapter of SCORE held its annual Christmas and awards luncheon at the Country Club of the North on December 11, at noon. Close to 50 active and inactive (former) members and many spouses were present for the festivities.

The Bob Talty, chapter chair, hosted a short program that focused on individual member accomplishments in the past year and their commitments or expectations for the coming year. Many who were present provided stories, antidotes and testimonials that highlighted the chapter’s accomplishments and success stories.

The following annual awards were presented by Karl Balbach, the leader of the membership team.

            Spark Club – Bob Halstead

            Platinum Leadership – Don Hoke & Wally Nugent

            Gold Member – Ron Footer

            Distinguished Service – Bob Talty

            Past President – Rod Childs

Special recognition was given to the non-profit team for their significant contribution to the 2013 workshop results and their well attended and acclaimed workshop series. Non-Profit TeamSupported in part by the Dayton Foundation, United Way and other local agencies, Arnold Sandness, Wally and Carol Nugent, Bob Halstead, John Glaser, Doug Hall, Don Hoke and others contributed to the non-profit’s group success. We are looking to expand this program in the coming year to support other non-profit support agencies and organizations.

 

Congratulations to all volunteers and staff for making 2013 a great year of contribution to the Dayton area business community and local economy.  

2013 SCORE Volunteers






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