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John S Wren
Works at Small Business Chamber of Commerce
Attended University of Denver
Lives in Denver, CO
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Education
  • University of Denver
    BA'69 MBA'80, 1967 - 2013
    BA'69 Major Economics, Minor Psychology. Worked full-time for family business, as I went to school, helped in negotiating a cash sale the summer of 1969. MBA'80 President of the Graduate Student Association and Colorado College Republicans. Sales Manager, Clarion Newspaper, and I was a graduate teaching assistant.
  • Cornell College
    Liberal Arts, 1965 - 1967
    Football, wrestling (NCAA Div III Midwest Conference Champion), and baseball. AXE. Yearbook photographer.
  • Regis University
    Adult Education, 2001
    Classes in the theory of adult education from an instructor who studied with Malcolm Knowles.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
John S Wren MBA+++
Story
Tagline
Help to start and grow your new career, project, campaign, or new business.
Introduction
If you might want my help, more info at:  www.JohnWren.com  I'm a business consultant and adult educator. My mission is to help strengthen the grassroots in business and politics. Since 1979 I've helped hundreds of people start new careers, projects, campaigns, and new businesses, there is a good chance I can help you. My little book on startup is only 99-cents, I'll give you $1 back if you don't find it helpful. :-) Search on www.amazon.com for John Wren Daring Mighty Things to find it.
Bragging rights
I'm the father of 4 grow children, and grandfather of 4. I'm the founder of the new, free Small Business Chamber of Commerce http://www.SmallBizChamber.org
Work
Occupation
John S. Wren, MBA+ Consults and Co-Founder & CEO, Small Business Chamber of Commerce. IDEA Startup Salons & Cafes * Franklin Circles * The Startup Line 24/7 call (303)861-1447 * The Startup Show. More info and RSVP http://Meetup.com/Small-Biz--Chamber
Skills
Public speaking, coaching & consulting, adult education, business analysis, business creativity and innovation, small group facilitation, adult education, personal selling.
Employment
  • Small Business Chamber of Commerce
    Founder & CEO, 1727 - present
  • A&W Root Beer
    Dish Washer, 1964 - 1964
    Jobs listed here from earliest to latest, does not include lawn mowing, selling Christmas paper door to door, Kool-Aid stands, etc. that I did as a kid.
  • Cherry Knolls Swim Club
    Life Guard/ Swim Team Coach, 1965 - 1965
  • Bauman's Men Clothing, Mt. Vernon, IA.
    Sales, 1966 - 1966
  • Western Merchants Wholesale Company
    Houseware Buyer/ Personnel Manager, 1949 - 1971
    Bosses son. Worked after school and most summers. Worked full time from 1967, helped sell business to NMS Industries (AMEX) in 1969. When I left was managing the inplant print show, was housewares buyer, personnel manager, and treasurer.
  • Snelling and Snelling
    Personnel Councilor, 1971 - 1972
    Personnel Councilor
  • Toy House Distributors
    Owner, 1972 - 1974
  • Campaign Communication and Consulting Company
    Researcher, 1975 - 1976
    Assist with political campaign for US Congress.
  • Clarion Newspaper (University of Denver)
    Sales Manager, 1975 - 1975
  • Outdoor Sports Industries
    Assistant to the President, 1976 - 1978
  • Davis Brothers Wholesale Drug Company
    Mgr of Product Development, 1978 - 1979
  • Medata Manufacturing
    Owner, 1979 - 1980
    Owner and Manager. Made and sold medical ID bracelets and necklaces through retail pharmacies.
  • Mountain Bell Telephone Company
    Account Executive, 1979 - 1981
    Did telephone sales training for Bell clients, and internal programs to reach the small business market. Founding president of the Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association as a strategy to help the company introduce the term telemarketing as part of re-branding of telephone sales.
  • Wren Markeing
    Owner, 1981 - 1983
    One-to-one marketing agency. We did campaigns for Gates Rubber Company, Montgomery Wards, CitiBank, Denver Business Journal, Titsch Publishing, and many others. Spoke at national and local association meetings including The National Association of Quick Printers, the American Marketing Association, and many others.
  • Denver Symphony
    Director of Marketing, 1983 - 1985
    Managed ticket office, public relations professionals, and implemented an aggressive telemarketing program. Result was more sell outs than ever before or since.
  • George S. May Company
    Business Analyst, 1986 - 1987
    Did 100 analysis of businesses in western US. Interviewed key personnel, survey of employee and employee interviews, observed operations and financial controls. Talked with advisors to firms and then made recommendation. Was recognized as top performer in national newsletter.
  • TB Dodd Insurance
    Sales Manager, 1985 - 1986
    Developed telemarketing program for generating qualified appointments. Obtained property and casualty and health insurance licenses and closed sales.
  • Sentinel Newspapers
    PR & Sales Manager, 1987 - 1990
    Held weekly sales meeting, implemented a telemarketing program for generating qualified sales leads. Made join sales calls with outside sales force. We obtained favorable publicity and avoided what could have been very bad publicity. Coordinated shift of city-wide delivery via local carriers to mail delivery.
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Currently
Denver, CO
Previously
Amarillo TX - Mt. Vernon, IA - Wichita, KS - Casper, WY - Zihuatanejo, Mexico - Seattle, WA - Los Angeles, CA - Paris - Rome - Redwood City, CA - Laguna Beach, CA - San Francisco, CA - Quebec - Toranto - New york, NY
Contact Information
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Phone
(303)861-1447
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The Startup Show-- Recording
 
We share startup experience and ideas. Continued at IDEA Cafe Startup Workshops, here in Denver at Panera Bread, 13th & Grant each Friday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mountain. RSVP to be on the show, more info and link to our Meetup site at http://www.SmallBizChamber.org or call (303)861-1447 
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Each Friday we talk about startup, the theory and practice of starting in a new direction with a career, a project or campaign, or a new business. Watch live or see recording via link on http://www.JohnWren.com 
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Join us each Friday, 10 a.m. Mountain for The Startup Show. To be on the show call (303)861-1447
 
Karl Dakin, well know startup consultant, will be our guest today. Karl recently left Regis University. We'll talk about his startup experience with his career, with project and campaigns, and with new businesses.
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Join us today? We'll have Karl Dakin with us to talk about finding money for startup and a new Colorado law. 
 
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BA'69 MBA'80 DU equipped me to successfully work with Pop in a 100 employee company, then after we'd sold to work as Assistant-to-the-President for a large public corporation after returning to graduate school. From there, it's been helpful in all kinds of ways to help keep me current and motivated. Today more than ever life-long learning is essential, schools are always optional, I'm now a big believer in self-directed learning, if you choose to find a school, it would be difficult to find a better one than DU.
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