Dayton SCORE March Luncheon
The theme of the March meeting was resources available to clients and counselors. Speaking about library resources was Jeff Fortescue. Mr. Fortescue is the Business Specialist at the Dayton Metro Library.
Jeff was Business Librarian with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh for 20 years. He earned his Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993. Before going to library school he worked in local; radio in Massachusetts as a program manager, announcer and advertising copywriter. Among the various resource data available through the library, Jeff emphasized Reference USA, Business Source Premier and Law Depot. For starting a business he pointed out Ohio Business Gateway on the internet. Many other data and information sources are available at the library, but if you need his personal assistance he recommended making an appointment.
Following through on the theme of resources, Bob Talty introduced Dawn Mummey, owner of TRIO Marketing. Ms. Mummey spoke about the capabilities of her company and the benefits of small businesses working through a SCORE mentor to re-brand and market their products and/or services.
Mr. Talty then introduced Mark Rosier, owner of a child care company that needed to recover and grow. Mr. Rosier spoke of working with Bob and Trio Marketing to re-brand his company, develop a new logo and in initiate a workable marketing plan. SCORE members can be most effective by interfacing with available resources.