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Matching You to a Business Opportunity

Saturday, August 18, 2018 @10am

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Our Guest:

Chris CynkarChris Cynkar
Franchise Consultant
FranChoice

412-877-2000
ccynkar@franchoise.com

Matching You to a Business Opportunity –

Chris Cynkar knows the challenges of finding the perfect business opportunity. For the past 15 years, Chris has walked in the shoes of a business owner. With business ownership experience in multiple industries, Chris possesses the skills necessary to help candidates find the perfect franchise opportunity to achieve their specific goals. After beginning his career with a Big 6 accounting firm and earning his CPA license, Chris spent 3 years working in financial management with 2 rapidly growing companies in the healthcare and manufacturing industries. In 1999, Chris made a career shift from employee to owner. Since he chose business ownership, Chris has owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries including commercial printing, medical equipment, professional services, real estate and healthcare staffing services. In all of these businesses, Chris served as both the lead investor and, more importantly, the leading executive of the company.

Since 2006, Chris has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked with hundreds of students to evaluate, plan and start businesses in countless industry segments. In 2011, Chris joined a leading retail franchise as a master franchisee.

Chris has joined FranChoice in order to help candidates benefit from his deep and diverse business ownership experience. Because of the variety of industries in which Chris has direct experience, he is able to assist candidates in evaluating multiple business opportunities with an experienced guide on their side. Chris’ goal is to help every candidate find the franchise opportunity that will help them reach all of their personal and professional goals.

Responding to Off Duty and Online Conduct

Saturday, August 11, 2018 @10am

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Our Guest:

Bouchard-Torso-72-dpiBrian Bouchard
Employment Attorney
Sheehan Phinney

Responding to Off Duty and Online Conduct

Brian joined the firm in 2013 and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. Prior to joining the firm he was a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeffrey R. Howard at the First Circuit Court of Appeals and a judicial intern at Rockingham County Superior Court. Brian was a teaching assistant for Legal Writing I and II and Evidence and a research assistant for Professor Mitch Simon for “Limiting the Use of Expunged Offenses in Bar and Law School Admission Processes: A Case for Not Creating Unnecessary Problems”, published in the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy.

Education

B.A., magna cum laude, Stonehill College
J.D., magna cum laude, University of New Hampshire School of Law

Honors

Brian was the recipient of the Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence and a member of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program. While at the University of New Hampshire School of Law he was the Managing Editor of IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review.

Memberships and Admissions

Brian is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Legal Risk to Being a Manager

Saturday, August 4, 2018 @10am

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Our Guest:

Tawny AlvarezAlvarez_Tawny_03
Associate
Verrill Dana

Legal Risk to Being a Manager –

Verrill Dana is a full service law firm with more than 130 attorneys and a growing number of service-based practice groups. The firm has a regional presence in the Northeast, with offices from Maine to Washington, D.C., allowing us to serve clients with interests across the country and around the world. Through scalable staffing, careful communication and skillful project management, Verrill Dana helps individuals and businesses achieve their goals in a manner that suits their unique legal needs and preferred work methods.

We embrace the principles behind the Association of Corporate Counsel Value Challenge. We are committed to providing value-driven, quality legal services and practical solutions in a cost-effective manner. Our lawyers are not satisfied being only quality service providers. We strive to earn the status of trusted counsel, advocates and allies in our clients’ success.

Verrill Dana’s enduring commitment to quality client service is complemented by our commitment to community service. Verrill Dana believes that its role as a leading New England business carries a corresponding obligation to give back to the communities in which we live and work. This obligation is fulfilled through the personal service of our lawyers and staff in numerous community organizations, the firm’s prominent charitable giving program and the direct provision of pro bono legal services.

Drugs in the Workplace – Replay

Saturday, July 28, 2018 @10am

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Guest:

James P. Reidy
Shareholder
Sheehan Phinney

Drug Testing in the Era of Marijuana Legalization and the Opioid Crisis – 

Jim chairs the Sheehan Phinney’s labor and employment practice group. He practices in the areas of labor and employment law with an emphasis on assisting employers in effectively avoiding, or defending against, employment disputes. He represents management in organizations ranging from multi­national corporations, to closely ­held, family­-owned businesses, to not ­for­ profit entities and public sector employers. Since joining the Firm in 1989, Jim has expanded an already well­ established employment law practice group. This group is now recognized as one of the best labor and employment practices in Northern New England.