SCORE Foundation 2020 Letter-Writing Campaign
Background: In spring 2020, more than 150 clients, volunteers, staff and board members sent letters of support for SCORE to the Senate Small Business Committee.
Some letter writers cc-ed SCORE. Direct quotes from those letters are below.
I immediately contacted SCORE for new business ownership guidance. I am now the owner of my second small business and have been a member of SCORE for over 11 years. - E. Annette Yates
- Owner of SETAY Dance and Fitness, Phoenix, Arizona
We learned of SCORE, and immediately met one-on-one with our mentor [Jim Herring]. His advice was extremely valuable and gave my wife and I the confidence to proceed with our business venture.
- David W. Thompson, President
Great Voice Enterprises, LLC
Salt Lake City, Utah
My [SCORE] Mentor has helped me understand how to negotiate contracts, manage finances, introduced me to several long term endeavors including the SBA 8(a) program which is now a key milestone on my company’s road map, and most importantly, my Mentor has instilled great confidence in my ability to lead.
- Vinnay Redding, PE
Redding Engineering Services, Inc.
San Diego, California
SCORE has been a great resource of information and community bonding that has given me confidence and direction! I can’t imagine where I would be without their sincere participation to assist me as a small business owner!
- Evelyn Mickles, President
Walk Away Standing
Fort Worth, TX
[My Mentor] helped me turn the business in a positive and profitable direction through counseling and mentoring via emails, phone calls, and a couple of cups of coffee. SCORE is a very beneficial program for all small businesses and business owners.
- Mike Lineback
FRIDAY HARBOR HOUSE OF JERKY
FRIDAY HARBOR, WA, 98250
[My SCORE Mentor] (Matt McKenna) always answers all my phone calls and e-mails and is willing to meet at my office whenever needed. This has been an invaluable resource to me.
- Judy Norman
Owner, Classy Destinations
SCORE provides service-connected disabled veterans and minority women businesses like ours access to invaluable experience and intelligence. SCORE is an integral part of our nation’s infrastructure and economic security.
- Pierre D. Thomas
Esther’s Clothing LLC
Thank you for the opportunity to share the priceless gift of service provided to me through my SCORE mentor, Eric Marx. I am a big fan of the SCORE program.
- Laurlee Morrison
Cakes de Fleur Salt Lake City, UT
SCORE mentors provides guidance and assistance without the pressures of being “Invoiced”. They give the ability for small businesses to grow with the guidance and support they provide.
- Sheina Mackey, CEO
Power and Success, Inc.
I don't think I could do this without Score.
- Tracey Benson
SCORE opened my eyes to a world of entrepreneurial possibilities that I never imagined, and that I continue to explore. I also saw firsthand SCORE’s incredible value for the other participants in my classes, and I recommend SCORE to others at every opportunity.
- Kathleen Hill
Erieville, New York
Our clients have found us to be trustworthy, intelligent, straightforward, and helpful leaders. Last year, our Chapter alone provided 949 mentoring services. More than half of our clients came back for more than one mentoring session. The Staten Island communities need our help for small businesses to grow and thrive, especially now.
- John J. Amodio
SCORE-Staten Island - Chapter 476
I have been a SCORE volunteer for over 13 years. During that period, I have seen our organization grow and change with the times. We have become more professional, more diverse, and more responsive to the ever-changing needs of today’s small business community
- Sally Broff
SCORE San Diego Chapter #0140
Fundraising and Women’s Programs Chair
Life has been good to me, and SCORE provides means for me to give back through supporting the local economy.
- Bill Causey
SCORE Northeast Indiana
My heart goes out to the people in need in these troubled times. We are doing everything we can to support our SCORE clients.
- David M Verrill
Berks Schuylkill Chapter
Since becoming a volunteer mentor with SCORE about 9 months ago, it has been astonishing to me to witness the impact that SCORE has on community in terms of economic development.
- Samantha Lapin
Thank you for lending your voice in support of SCORE and the small business owners we serve.
VP of External Relations