Dayton SCORE 2014 Annual Awards and Recognition Event
The Dayton SCORE chapter held our annual appreciation luncheon Dec. 18 at the Country Club of the North in Beavercreek, OH. Our local chapter recognized some of the organizations and individuals that have contributed to improving the Dayton area through their efforts related to Dayton SCORE. A highlight this year was the program to support non-profit organizations in Dayton through training workshops, individualized mentoring, and connections to supporting groups.
Two non-profit organizations were recognized as Dayton SCORE “Non-Profit Clients of the Year”. The organizations were Sunlight Village, and the Mentoring Collaborative of Montgomery County.
Sunlight Village is a 501(c)3 non-profit that addresses the educational and mental health needs of children and young adults in our area. Robbie Brandon, the Executive Director of the organization, received the award and thanked the SCORE members for their invaluable support that they provided to Sunlight Village.
The Mentoring Collaborative partnered with Dayton SCORE to train 15 of its mentors in five key areas of non-profit effectiveness, which culminated in their certification for course completion. Jane McEwen, the Project Manager for the collaborative stated that the program was very successful, and her intention is to repeat it in the future. Dayton SCORE members who participated in the non-profit initiative were also recognized for their contribution to SCORE and the community with a plaque accepted for the group by Wally and Carol Nugent.
EnviroControl Systems, Inc. was recognized as the Dayton SCORE “Small Business of the Year” for 2014. The family owned company has been working with SCORE for several years, and has been growing rapidly, moving into a building that they renovated on Helena Street in Dayton. Lisa Crosley, the company’s President and owner feels that the help she has gotten from SCORE is incredible to the point of stating “If you are a small business, you can’t win without a SCORE”!
DayAir Credit Union and UP DAYTON were recognized as Dayton SCORE “Partners of the Year” for their support in the Dayton Open business competition held in 2014. The competition was based on the Shark Tank television show model, with the winner receiving funding for their business start-up from DayAir. The program involved the development of a business plan and loan application using the Dayton SCORE Simple Steps curriculum. 18 applicants went through the process, with selected participants making their business pitch at the Aileron campus in Tipp City. The astounding outcome of the competition was that not only the winner received funding from DayAir, but 7 additional participants received funding or a credit line to help them start their business.
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