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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.

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"

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. 

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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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Another Busy Dayton SCORE Quarter

During the first quarter of 2015, Dayton SCORE responded to 113 new requests for face-to-face mentoring from SCORE National which is a 27% increase over the 4th quarter of 2014. These statistics do not included the many face-to-face sessions our mentors handled with their existing clients. In addition to the face-to-face mentoring session, Dayton SCORE handle 28 email mentoring requests and more than 40 mentoring sessions at both local libraries and chambers of commerce. The total number of mentoring hours equates to more than 300 volunteer hours. 

Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Successful Spring 2015 Workshops

The Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Workshop Spring 2015 series, which encompassed five topics (Strategic Planning, Board Development, Financial Management, Fundraising and Marketing), was held every other Thursday from April 16 through June 11 at the Presidential Banquet Center in Kettering.  

This was the sixth series, the first being in the Fall of 2012, and the attendance continued to be strong, 175 for the series, or an average of 35 per session.  The evaluations by the attendees were extremely positive.  They particularly appreciated that the workshops were free of charge and included a luncheon that enabled networking with counterparts in other non-profit organizations. 

The series will be repeated this Fall.  A description of the five workshops can found on our website (click here).   The workshop schedule is being developed and will be publicized soon.


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