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 November 19, 1999

Volunteer your business savvy

Are you a chief executive officer, small business owner or financial adviser? It doesn’t matter how old you are or whether you are retired. Here are ways to use your business savvy to help yourself and others:

( The Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE), Denver Chapter is in the Small Business Administration District Office at 721 19th St. in Denver. Contact Bob Aglar, district manager for Colorado SCORE at (303) 844-3985. Seniors can advise those interested in starting a business, assist existing small businesses, lead small-business workshops or speak at colleges. You can do outreach work from home.

( At the Boulder Chamber Small Business Development Center, 2440 Pearl St. in Boulder, contact Marilynn Force, (303) 442-1475. Seniors can volunteer counseling to Boulder County businesses.

( Workforce Boulder County 50+ Employment Opportunities is at 2905 Center Green Court, Suite C, in Boulder. Contact Linda Woods, team leader of the 50+ program., at (303) 441-3985, Ext. 211. The Longmont branch is at 1500 Kansas Ave., Suite 4-D, in the city. Contact Judy Willis, employment specialist for the 50+ program, at (303) 651-1510. The agencies help Boulder County seniors find work..

( At Centaurus High School, 10300 E. S. Boulder Road, Lafayette, the business department Vocational Business Advisory Board contact is Ken Ebersole, business department chairman, (303) 665-9211, Ext. 7728. Past and present owners or managers of area businesses meet twice annually with business students and teachers. Meetings include advising students’ educational background, including what qualities business owners and managers look for in employees. Past and present business owners also may speak to classes including the Future Business Leaders of America and the marketing club.

( The Marketing Advisory Board contact is Patsy Krechel, marketing teacher, (303) 665-9211, Ext. 7728. Past and present business owners give input on the Centaurus marketing course curriculum. Also seniors can mentor students who develop marketing plans and compete in the marketing club.

( The Future Business Leaders of America contact is Betty Peters, teacher and Future Business Leaders of America Adviser, (303) 665-9211, Ext. 7728. There are opportunities for seniors to speak to students about business topics. Can mentor in business plan classes.

( City of Boulder’s Boards and Commissions uses 90 volunteers on more than 20 boards and commissions. Annual recruitment is every fall, and positions are also filled during the year as needed. Call (303) 441-3002 for information.

( The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), 6032 Valmont Road, Boulder, contact is Laura Kinder, (303) 443-1933. For the Longmont branch, at 910 Longs Peak Ave. in the city, call Joan Ring-Dumas, volunteer coordinator for RSVP, at (303) 772-2262. This program has volunteer opportunities for almost every retired professional. For instance, those who previously worked in the insurance field help with the organization Medicare Insurance Counseling for seniors.

Are you a chief executive officer, small business owner or financial adviser? It doesn’t matter how old you are or whether you are retired. Here are ways to use your business savvy to help yourself and others:

( The Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE), Denver Chapter is in the Small Business Administration District Office at 721 19th St. in Denver. Contact Bob Aglar, district manager for Colorado SCORE at (303) 844-3985. Seniors can advise those interested in starting a business, assist existing small businesses, lead small-business workshops or speak at colleges. You can do outreach work from home.

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