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Dayton SCORE Supports Small Businesses in the GEM City

Dayton SCORE leads the challenge of putting the "Gem" back into the "Gem City" one business at a time. Dayton businesses, area educators, government officials, business development agencies and support groups such as SCORE must work together to save jobs, create jobs and drive the local economy. Small and medium businesses have traditionally created more jobs, generated more income, and had the greatest economic impact on the American and Dayton landscape throughout the years. Poised to do it again, they just need vision, confidence, motivation and leadership.

New SCORE Troy Counseling Center

Dayton SCORE and the Troy-Miami County Public Library are partnering to establish a satellite counseling center in Troy. Volunteers will staff the Troy Library on the 1st Tuesday and 3rd Tuesday of the month starting in April.

Hannah's Treasure Chest

hannahFounded in 2001, Hannah’s Treasure Chest is a non-profit organization which enriches the lives of children in need by providing clothing, furniture and toys through partner agencies in Butler, Greene, Montgomery and Warren Counties.  

Several volunteers from Hannah’s Treasure Chest have attended workshops presented as a part of the Dayton SCORE non-profit initiative.  Leslie Marsh, Community Relations & Marketing Coordinator, for the Hannah’s Treasure Chest stated that the Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits workshop was a valuable, basic overview of the platforms and methods to use in connecting with donors, sponsors and clients in online communities.

She appreciated the opportunity to share and hear from other nonprofits who are exploring this area of marketing, and to talk more in-depth with attendees about their issues and solutions. The guidelines and suggested resources offer a solid starting point for organizations who are just getting into, or who are improving their current social media marketing programs. 

February Luncheon

At the Dayton SCORE February chapter meeting, Sybil Martin from the, Dayton-Area Chapter of the America Heart Association discussed the danger signs associated with heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol and other heart related conditions.

She also highlighted an upcoming fund raising event the annual Dayton Heart Ball which is scheduled for Saturday, March 28th. Event proceeds will finance research to help protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. For more information about the 2015 Dayton Heart Ball please contact Sybil at (937) 853-3108, or go to the website

Alex Luthman from The Gutter Getter, LLC, which is a veteran owned business, thanked SCORE for all the support they have provided in make his business a success. He demonstrated his various gutter products, highlighted various home improvement related services, discussed his growth in sales over the past year, and his need to hire additional employees.

Alex′s testimonial was featured in the February 2015 Dayton SCORE newsletter and is available on our success stories web page.


Dayton SCORE Monthly Newsletter

Within our monthly newsletter, learn about Dayton SCORE′s outreach to the business community that is supported by our experienced counselors. These counselors provide FREE mentoring to existing and start-up business within the Dayton and surrounding communities.

This newsletter provides basic steps for business success, a local success story, and highlights our vision and mission.  You can stay involved with happenings at Dayton SCORE and the SCORE Advantage activities by receiving our newsletter and periodic workshop bulletins.

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We Care - Non-Profit Initiatives

The Dayton SCORE non-profit initiative is: “WE CARE about the Success of Non-Profit Organizations”.  Dayton SCORE has a committee of dedicated members to help small non-profit organizations increase their capacity and operate similar to a small business.

First, the committee investigated the needs of non-profit organizations.   Then they created a three part program starting with an Organizational Assessment for Staff members and Boards to review their current status.   The second step of the program is a series of five workshops which address basic organizational needs:  Strategic Planning, Board Development, Financial Management, Fundraising and Marketing – all directed to non-profit organizations.    The third step is specific mentoring for organizations at their request.

The non-profit community has embraced the Dayton SCORE workshop program with average attendance of 35 people at each session.   Twenty-five non-profit workshop sessions have been presented since its inception in 2012.  The total attendance during this three year period has exceeded 850 individuals.

The demand is continuing.  We expect another series of the workshops to be presented by Dayton SCORE in the Spring of 2015. The five workshops and links to several of our contributors can be found on our website (click here).  On-line Registration is required at our website and will be offered three weeks prior to each session.

Who supports The Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Initiative?    The Dayton Foundation, The Levin Family Foundation, United Way, Better Business Bureau, The Dayton Metro Library, and others.  

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