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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.

Chapter Chair Corner - Charles Anderson

Charles Anderson, Chapter Chair

Within the Dayton SCORE Team, we had a great example of a success story from Andrew Hughes of Designing Digitally. It took a team effort between Bob Talty and myself as mentors and a lot of hard work by Andrew but together we met fully the client’s needs. I hope it made the team feel as good as it did Bob and myself because it is necessary for the team to celebrate our successes. They show us why we are here more graphically than any other activity. As we reiterated in last month’s Chapter Corner: 

 "Our mission is to satisfy the client’s needs fully and professionally"  

 As a team, Dayton SCORE  mentors need to focus on how we will expand our efforts to meet the clients’ needs. First order of business is to grow the team of trained mentors. Next we as a team need to step up our game by expanding the number of clients and the quality of the tools we provide. To meet this need, I have challenged you to each recruit one or more new mentors. I am delighted we could welcome some new faces but we need many more.

Interested in joining the Dayton SCORE team? CLICK HERE

Thank you Arnold Sandness for a terrific job!

Arnold Sandness’ amazing career has been recognized by individuals within National SCORE, our Southern Ohio District, and Dayton Chapter 107. His career has encompassed 20 years by:

  • helping countless numbers of clients, serving as Chapter Chair from 2000 thru 2002,
  • leading Dayton SCORE to National Chapter of the Year in 2002, an unbelievable achievement, and
  • serving with distinction as Southern Ohio District Director from 2004 thru 2010.

That’s a resume that has not been matched by any other member in SCORE’s 50-year history.

For four years he has provided a vision and strong leadership to the Non-Profit Committee, established a good relationship with the Presidential Banquet Center as our workshop venue, obtained funding to cover our expenses, and pushed us to the success that we’ve achieved and for which we’ve been widely recognized.

The members of Chapter 107 and the Non-Profit Committee (shown below) appreciate his leadership and will miss him when he moves to sunny Florida.

 Non-Profit Award to Arnold

Business Information Center

Dayton SCORE has developed an information center with internet links to "How To ..." subjects relating to government and non-government articles.  These various articles will provide you an insight into specific government rules and regulations as well as general information topics.

To examines these informative business links (click here).


Non-Profit Awarded the "Spirit Award"

At the Southern Ohio SCORE Meeting in Wilmington Ohio on May 29, Dayton SCORE was awarded the "Spirit Award"... In Recognition of the Creation, Execution and Sharing of Non-Profit Workshops. The award plaque was presented by Southern Ohio District Director Mary Jane Good to Carol and Wally Nugent who represented the entire Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Team. The five workshop series (Strategic Planning, Board Development, Financial Management, Fundraising and Marketing), as of June 11, will have been presented six times since the fall of 2012. 

The series is targeted to the management and board of directors of local small non-profit organizations, and has been very well received with an average workshop attendance of 32 people. Importantly, the workshops have resulted in a large number of mentoring relationships for the Team with local non-profits. 

November Luncheon

Patricia Newcomb, CBAPatricia Newcomb, CBA, and Center Director of the Small Business Development Center, was the featured speaker at the November Dayton SCORE luncheon.  The Small Business Development Center is a partnership of the SBA, Ohio Development Services Agency and The Entrepreneurs Center.  Pat has been involved in the greater Dayton area small business development arena for 25yrs.  Her credentials include business banker and entrepreneurial educator.  Pat shared pertinent information on the topic of micro finance or small business finance. While discussing the responsibilities of small businesses as they relate to financing she stated,” The finance people want answers… Businesses must bring evidence of market readiness”.  She included information on financing options that are available for small businesses.  Pat also warned that businesses should be careful that they are not contacting loan brokers.

From the non-profit team, Art Helmstetter talked about goals with the non-profit initiative, with a focus on impact and results.  He proposed achieving this through coaching sessions in order to become more engaged with the client base.

Charles Anderson, Chapter Chair, reviewed the State of the Chapter, which highlighted an 11% increase in the number of clients counseled.  As Chairperson, Charles stated that his focus is on “quality, high impact counseling and relationship development”.

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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Miami Valley Chambers of Commerce

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Dayton SCORE Counselors

Experienced SCORE Counselors

Not all games can be won with just hard work – sometimes you have to work hard and think (act) smart.

Dayton SCORE has experienced counselors with proven solutions that can help you to integrate working hard with working smart to win in the game of business.