WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce has been chosen as this year's recipient for the prestigious Outstanding Non-Profit Organization award given by The SCORE Foundation and sponsored by the Office Depot Foundation. SCORE, -www.SCORE.org- mentors to America's small business, serves over 350,000 clients annually and honors their most successful clients at The SCORE Foundation's 4th Annual SCORE Awards Gala celebrating excellence on Thursday, August 16th in New Orleans, LA. The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce will be honored for demonstrating unique vision, innovation and achievement as an Outstanding Non-Profit Organization.
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, "The Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce is a prime example of organizations that are doing great work supporting entrepreneurship in their community. Programs like Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) have built a strong foundation for future small businesses." Yancey adds, "I applaud the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for working with our SCORE South Palm Beach chapter to help maximize the success of small businesses in their community."
The SCORE Foundation President Mark Dobosz says, "We are proud to recognize the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce for enabling the young people in their community to join with established business people to become successful while seizing the opportunities for leadership, networking, innovative business programs, education, and giving back to the community."
For more about this SCORE success story: http://www.score.org/success-stories/greater-boca-raton-chamber-commerce
About SCORE: Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.
For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans, http://twitter.com/SCOREMentors
About The SCORE Foundation: The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at www.scorefoundation.org.
Shalini Karnani – Communications Manager