SCORE to Receive 50th Anniversary Distinction from U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Council on Small Business

Jun 12, 2014, 13:19 ET from SCORE

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE, – - mentors to America's small businesses, is honored to receive recognition of the non-profit's 50th anniversary at a special presentation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Council on Small Business tonight. Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million of America's aspiring and current entrepreneurs start and grow their enterprises.

"We are honored to receive this award in recognition of the hard work of our 11,000+ current volunteer mentors and the hundreds of thousands of former SCORE mentors who have served small businesses for the past 50 years," said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. "It is their dedication, experience and knowledge that have made a real impact on the American small business landscape."

For 50 years, SCORE and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have worked in tandem at both the national and local levels towards their mutual goal of assisting America's small businesses in launching and thriving. Through the partnership and joint work of 320+ SCORE chapters and nearly 1,500 state and local chambers, small business owners are afforded the opportunities to network, receive solid business advice and improve their enterprises. SCORE has also partnered with the Chamber to support the 10th annual Small Business Summit ( this week in Washington, DC.

"As an organization dedicated to furthering the success of America's small businesses, we've seen the tremendous impact SCORE has made towards this end over the last half century," said Giovanni Coratolo, Vice President, Small Business Policy at U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "We look forward to working together towards the benefit of our economy and our communities for many decades to come."

The Council on Small Business is the U.S. Chamber's principal standing policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business. The Council will recognize this major milestone in SCORE's history tonight, June 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM, in conjunction with the Summit 10th anniversary dinner at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring, workshops and education to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 11,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in over 320 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at Connect with SCORE at and

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