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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

Bob Talty, Chapter Vice-Chair

A New Year - New Chapter Initiatives

This is Bob Talty, past chapter chair filling in for Charles Anderson who is on a short winter holiday. The Dayton chapter had a great year in 2015 with over 2000 client touch points and is looking to introduce some new initiatives in 2016 targeted at providing a higher level of service and more diverse educational opportunities for our clients.   

I-75 Corridor

Through a strategic alliance with MidUSA Credit Union, we are opening a remote Business Development Center in Middletown to bring our free counseling, sponsored coaching, free workshops and other business support services to communities along the I-75 Cincinnati, Dayton Corridor.

Small Business Tune-up Series - click here

The chapter is launching its new Small Business Tune-up Series at the Middletown, MidUSA main office in February. Based on the chapter’s proven business model, this two hour lunch and learn program allows business owners and managers to quickly identify their current situation and their highest priority challenges and implement solutions through additional SCORE services.

Interested in joining the Dayton SCORE team? CLICK HERE


Awards Luncheon

The annual Dayton Chapter of SCORE Recognition Luncheon took place at the Country Club of the North in Beavercreek Ohio. The luncheon was attended by members, their spouses, sponsors of SCORE programs and small business owners. The theme of the event was celebrating the accomplishments of our chapter and their clients.

Our key note speaker was Greg Mcafee, of Mcafee HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) who is an author, a motivational speaker, and consultant on a national level and helps others in the Heating and Air Conditioning business in the Dayton area and nationally. Greg talked to the group about his book; It’s My/Your Dream. He covered the eight key points of changing your life and working to achieving your dream.

The Partnership Award was presented to DayAir Credit Union as the outstanding partner with Dayton SCORE.

The Small Business Achievement Award was presented to Andrew Hughes, president of Designing Digitally accepted the award from Charles Anderson, Chapter Chair. The award reads to “Designing Digitally, Inc. for excellence by incorporating innovation, creativity, and gamification to enhance learner retention. Showing a dream can come true”.

The Non-Profit Client Award was presented to Stepping Stones Ranch. It is a residential ranch for at-risk girls from age 6 to 18 using Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) therapy. Stepping Stones Ranch provides a safe place for girls who need a place to call home while they heal from the past. The award was accepted by owners Dar Hensley and Danielle Combs.


Miami Valley Chambers of Commerce

As a member of the business community, support your local Chamber 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.


NEW - Dayton SCORE Webinars

Dayton SCORE introduces its new Small Business Success Webinar Series to meet the current situation and greatest business challenges of all types and sizes of businesses in the Dayton area. These valuable online webinars support the Dayton SCORE counseling services, live workshops, seminars and other educational experiences.

To examines these new business webinars (click here).


February-March Workshops

Dayton SCORE offers a variety of free and fee-based business courses to meet your current situation and greatest business challenges.

At the core of these workshops is a universal curriculum based on the SCORE BusinessWorx universal planning model which also provides a foundation for consistent counseling services and common counseling resources. During February and March, ten workshops are scheduled   at various locations within the Miami Valley.

To view the February-March workshops, click here.

 


Dayton SCORE Newsletter

Within our 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.

To receive our mailings, CLICK HERE


Non-Profit Client Award for 2015

Non-Profit Award for 2015

Danielle Combs, Director of Operations, and Dar Hensely, Executive Director

http://www.steppingstonesranch.org

Stepping Stones Ranch, a 501(c)3 organization since 2010, has formed a residential ranch for at-risk girls from age 6 to 18 using Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) therapy .  The girls have been the victims of neglect, abandonment and abuse. In 2013 Stepping Stones Ranch was given the gift of a 45 acre property in Wilmington, Ohio with a large home, several barns, and wonderful pasture space. Renovations on the home were made to meet Ohio requirements for a group home of 10 girls.

The essence of EAL is that horses allow participants to work with an animal that responds to them. Horses are acutely aware of human behavior and body language, and will react to how they feel about a person’s displayed emotions. By understanding a horse’s reaction to their behavior, EAL participants become more aware of their interactions with others. The resident girls will participate in EAL programs, along with learning such life skills as cooking, laundry, sewing and gardening. They will also be part of caring for the organization’s 11 horses. Stepping Stones Ranch provides a safe place for girls who need a place to call home while they heal from the past.

Dayton SCORE’s Non-Profit Committee members have had the pleasure of providing counsel to Dar and Danielle over the last few years. The Committee awarded Stepping Stones Ranch its Non-Profit Client Award for 2015 at the Dayton SCORE Awards Luncheon.




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