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New Franchising Trends and Career Opportunities – Replay

Saturday, December 30, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Chris CynkarChris Cynkar
Franchise Consultant
FranChoice

412-877-2000
ccynkar@franchoise.com

New Franchising Trends and Career Opportunities –

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.

Stuff That Just Shouldn’t Happen – Replay

Saturday, December 23, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Peter Lowe, Atty.
Brann & Isaacson

Stuff that Just Shouldn’t Happen –

Peter is a partner at Brann & Isaacson. He provides advice and counsel on labor and employment law and education law.

Peter serves as lead labor counsel for some of the premier employers in Maine, including L.L. Bean, Inc. In this role, he advises clients on personnel practices and employee relations matters, including discrimination and harassment issues, layoffs and plant closures, union grievances and collective bargaining, disability and religious accommodation issues, conducting and supervising internal investigations, coordinating state and federal leave laws, and negotiating and drafting employment contracts and separation agreements.

Peter also represents public school districts and municipalities throughout Maine. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (2013) (Employment Law-Management).

Peter presents each year at the Maine Human Resources Conference (2002 to present); the Annual Employment Law Update for Central Maine Human Resources Association (2004 to present); the Maine School Management Conference (1996 to present); the Maine Education Law Conference (2007 to present); and the L.L. Bean Human Resources Law Training (1999 to present).

In 2009, Peter was selected to edit the Maine Employment Law Letter, a monthly newsletter published by M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC.

The Jerk at Work – Replay

Saturday, December 16, 2017 @ 10am

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Guests:

Debra Weiss FordDebra Weiss Ford
Office Managing Shareholder
Litigation Manager

Jackson Lewis LLP

The Jerk at Work –

Debra Weiss Ford is Managing Partner and Litigation Manager of the Portsmouth, NH office. Ms. Ford has over 30 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Ford also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and the Massachusetts Department of Employment Training.

Ms. Ford also lectures frequently at seminars in New Hampshire and Massachusetts on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, personnel issues, and contractual issues. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

Ms. Ford received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Drew University in 1979 and her J.D. from Temple University of School of Law in 1982. She is an approved federal and state mediator. She is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section, Massachusetts Bar Association, Maine Bar Association, American Bar Association, New Hampshire Trial Lawyers Association, American Arbitration Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.

She is admitted to practice in the State of New Hampshire, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Maine, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, United States District Court for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States Claims Court, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Ford was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. Ms. Ford is listed by Chambers as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. She is the author of the New Hampshire chapter of Workplace Privacy, a legal reference book for managers and human resource professionals, published by the Thompson Publishing Group, a division of West Publications. Ms. Ford was elected as a Fellow to The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in June 2006.

She is named as New Hampshire’s Best Labor and Employment Lawyer by Business NH Magazine. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc., and has been recognized by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 women lawyers in New England and one of the top 100 lawyers in New England. She is listed in Top NH Lawyers in Labor and Employment in New Hampshire Magazine and has consistently been named the Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year. She is also rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Ford was named one of the “Leaders in their Field” in the 2012 Chambers USA Legal Guide. Ms. Ford serves as a board member for the Portsmouth Music Hall, Family Service, Inc., and Seacoast Human Resources Association, and she is an emeritus board member of the New Hampshire SPCA.

Ms. Ford was rated as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer” by Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity

  • Named Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire, Business New Hampshire Magazine
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Labor &; Employment Law)
  • Listed in Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment, New Hampshire Magazine
  • Elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 100 attorneys in New England)
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers (Top 50 Women in New England, Employment &; Labor)
  • Listed in Chambers USA as one of the top Lawyers in Labor and Employment artindale-Hubbell, AV Rating
  • Voluntary Action, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1984)
  • Ballet New England (Board of Directors, 1987-1988)
  • Pro Portsmouth, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1988-Present)
  • First Night/Portsmouth (Vice President, 1991-1992)
  • NHSPCA (Board of Directors, 2004-Present) * 1st Tee (Board of Directors, 2005-2006; Honorary Board Member, 2005-2008)
  • Rockingham County Action (Board of Directors, 2009-Present)
  • Selected for inclusion in 2010 New England Super Lawyers practices
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Disability, Leave and Health Management
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management Education
  • Public Sector Representation
  • Reductions in Force, WARN Act
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Wage and Hour Compliance

Education

  • Temple University J.D., 1982 Dean;s List
  • Drew University B.A., 1979 magna cum laude

Admitted to practice

  • U.S. Supreme Court 1992
  • 1st Circuit Court of Appeals 1984
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1991
  • Massachusetts – D. Mass. 2002
  • New Hampshire – D. N.H. 1982
  • Maine 2010 * Massachusetts 2000
  • New Hampshire 1982

Bar & professional association memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association

The Body Architect

Saturday, December 9, 2017 @10am

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Our Guest:

Kelly Flagg
General Manager
The Body Architect

I am a professional speaker specializing in Servant Leadership, Breakthrough Thinking, and Sales Management. I have spent 28 years in the Training and personal development field. The past 14 years as the Dale Carnegie Francisee in PA, OH, WI, and NV.

I am also a professional Executive Coach. Specializing in coaching senior level executives to change their habits in how they think, work, and play to produce desired results through others.

Check out my Closing talk at the Dale Carnegie International convention on youTube

I am passionate about Working with executive leaders in coaching how to be a Servant Leader/ Level V Leader – the ability to unleash the talents of others by becoming more helpful than controlling. My experience in sales training, sales management with business strategy gives me a business perspective in working with other senior executives.

The Servant Leader is jam-packed with practical principles and immediate put-into-practice ways to shift your life into high gear!

Filled with proven successful actions and activities, you will be motivated to move into a totally new facet of life that improves your business and family relationships! Easy-to-understand charts and thought-stimulating bullet points along with personal stories make this book an essential tool for quick reference as well as an intense study and interactive manual.

You will benefit greatly from the in-depth discussions by the author, a successful businessman who has trained hundreds of leaders to become even better leaders. Based on the foundation of Dale Carnegie’s super-successful and reputable philosophies that have launched millions of careers, The Servant Leader provides your own personal launching pad to a bigger, better future.

Each chapter concludes with five questions designed to stimulate your thinking in unexpected ways. Topics covered in The Servant Leader include:

– Your Unique Game Plan

– How to Balance Your Personal and Professional Life

– Becoming Other-Focused

– Achieving Breakthrough Results

– Building a Legacy and Finishing Well

Learning from an expert how to advance in your endeavors while helping others unlock their abilities will profoundly turn your thinking around.