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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 Meeting

The July Dayton SCORE chapter meeting had a packed agenda of important resource information for the small business, and was highlighted with awards and recognition.

Several guest speakers shared vital services:

  • RoShawn Winburn, Business and Technical Assistant Administrator, City of Dayton, Ohio Human Relations Council, covered an overview of Business and Technical assistance, including Contract Compliance and Procurement Enhancement. He focused on the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC) which assist the state of Ohio with its efforts to provide such services as, counseling, training and technical assistance, to minority, women, and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses.
  • Melony Bryant, Bureau of Workers′ Compensation Minority & Small Business Advocate, Department of Strategic Direction, explained her role of educating minority and small businesses on the pitfalls related to Workers’ Compensation. When discussing her accessibility to the small business and her willingness to help, she stated, “I don’t treat {them} any different than large businesses”. She explained that although rates for coverage vary according to payroll and hazard, some small businesses can get coverage for as little as $120.00 per year.
  • Adam Kearns, Director, Business Development, Ohio Credit Union League Services Corporation, presented information on the NOWaccount. This is the first merchant service for B2B and is designed to help businesses accelerate cash flow and handle accounts receivable. He pointed out several advantages of the NOWaccount, including-the business can choose which customers they want to put through the account and there is no liability for non-payment.

Arnold Sandness received several recognitions including the Special Achievement Award. Mary Jane Good, District Director, SCORE, presented Dayton SCORE with the Gold Leadership Reward for annual onsite review which evaluates services.

Robert Walker treated attendees with his frozen desert provided by his start up business, Fronana.   

Thank you Arnold Sandness for a terrific job!

Arnold SandnessAfter 19 years of distinguished service, Arnold Sandness will leave behind an impressive contribution to the SCORE organization when he leaves the area to relocate to Florida.  These contributions include, Chapter Chair, Dayton Chapter of SCORE from 2000-2002, District Director, Southern Ohio SCORE, 2004-2010, and Chair of the Dayton SCORE non-profit initiative.

When asked about his most significant contribution to SCORE Arnold said “It was leading the Dayton Chapter to National Chapter of the year.”  In 2002, as Chair of Dayton SCORE he led the Chapter to be named National SCORE Chapter of the year by the SCORE Association and the SBA.  He added, as he recalled the experience” I travelled to Washington DC with my wife, Marilyn, to receive the award and be honored by the SCORE Board of Directors.  This was the highlight of my SCORE career.”  Harry Rhode, District Director of SCORE in 2002, commented on Arnold’s leadership when Dayton SCORE was named Chapter of the year.  He said “Dayton has a terrific Chapter Chairman and a terrific chapter”. 

The variety of positions Arnold has held after joining SCORE has helped to establish the organization as the premier provider of business counseling and membership services to small businesses in the Dayton area.  Arnold said that the most satisfying aspect of the work that he has done as a volunteer was to “have the Chapter prosper, help achieve the goals of National SCORE and enjoy the success of the Dayton Chapter non- profit initiative"

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).


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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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. 

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.