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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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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
Denver, CO - Amarillo TX - Mt. Vernon, IA - Wichita, KS - Casper, WY - Zihuatanejo, Mexico
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(303)861-1447
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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. :-) Google 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
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.
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3,235 comments as of right now. Wow. Ignatius was a soldier, was born again in a powerful way, and the company of men he formed has done so very much for the Church and for the world, and for me, to help us to love.

I went forward and was baptised when I was 9 years old at University Hills Baptist Church here in Denver, eventually lost my faith all together and by a series of coincidences was brought back to real life by my brothers in Christ, several who live just to the west of Sedalia, Colorado. There are 25,000 Jesuits around the world today, and Pope Francis was formed in part through his experience with them. If you want to understand more about what that means read Fr. James Martin, S.J.'s book The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and his powerful, surprising new book simply called Jesus. 

May God our creator, our father, help us to accept his great love for each of one of us, just as we are, sending his Son, sending the Holy Spirit, calling us to seek and serve Christ in each person who is put in our life, you and I meeting right here, right now through this video and these words. With God for each of us, how can we be against each other, there has only been one who was perfect, we do the best we can, fall short, are forgiven, and told to go, to sin no more. "Thank you Lord" indeed. Thank you. +++
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In cooperation with the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc. we will be creating a directory here of local neighborhood adult learning groups, which we are encouraging use the name of their neighborhood or the original or...
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Denver--Sensing defeat, those sponsoring the legislation that had been personally opposed by Archbishop Samuel Aquila was withdrawn tonight. Consideration in the Colorado Senate as a committee of the whole was to have take pl...
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Secular "end of the world" discussions have far outpaced church related discussions of end times they usually refer to as eschatology. Until recently. There is a series of books that have been very popular. But no discussion at all inside the Catholic churches I attend.
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Hallelujah! Yes! What a beautiful service. And Peter the rock, connected to the rock that was rolled away, then becoming the foundation of the Church, passing on what he and John had seen.Thank you very much. Final song with hallelujah, hallelujah sung with such joy brough tears to my eyes. I'm very grateful. Thank you. Happy, joyful Easter! +++  
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Posted by John S Wren on Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 7:23 PM (EDT): It would be interesting to interview everyone who was involved in deciding to make this THE fight at this late date. This amount of energy invested a few...
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SB14-175 may bring immediate fresh blood into Capitol.
The rally at the Capitol yesterday against SB14-175 has already gotten more people involved in the Colorado political process. If it passes, expect more recalls in Colorado, as voters whose representatives ignored the flood o...
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Secular "end of the world" discussions have far outpaced church related discussions of end times they usually refer to as eschatology. Until recently. There is a series of books that have been very popular. But no discussion at all inside the Catholic churches I attend.
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(Do you agree or disagree? Your comment below is very welcome. John) In a recent survey, 32% of CEO's interviewed had a positive impression

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