Sunday, June 27, 2010

Award Winning Performance

image This article was written by Carl Woodard, Chapter Chair, SCORE Orange County

SCORE Chapter 114 of Orange County, California was recently honored as National Chapter of the Year, among 370 SCORE chapters across the United States. SCORE Chapter 114, a partner with the U. S. Small Business Administration, which hosted the event, received the prestigious award in Washington, D.C. , during Small Business Week – May 23-25, 2010.  Each year SCORE honors the Chapter that signifies exceptional service to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

The Orange County Chapter, having more than 100 successful, experienced counselors, was represented in Washington by Chapter Chairman Carl Woodard and District Director Bill Morland.  The award was presented at a breakfast honoring many small business owners and champions who experienced noteworthy performance during the year.  Karen Mills, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, presented the awards. The full day of programs concluded with a reception at the U. S. State Department.

The second full day of activities began with a breakfast featuring remarks by Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, followed by a press conference in the White House Rose Garden, with President Obama acknowledging the importance of small businesses to the U. S. economy and how small business must lead the way for full economic recovery.  The day ended with a dinner for all award winners.

Every member of the Orange County Chapter contributed importantly to the more that 17,000 services that were provided to business clients during the year.  Those included personal counseling, more than 200 business related workshops, Women in Business breakfasts, CEO Forums and many collaborative programs with universities and sponsors.

SCORE thanks all of our clients for being a part of our mutual success.  We are well aware that your success in our success. It is our pleasure to provide the services which you need.

Please call us at 714-550-7369 or contact us at www.score114.org. To let us know how we can help you.