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Arnold Sandness - Great Job - September 1, 2015

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"

July Luncheon - RoShawn Winburn - July 22, 2015

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.   

Combined Dayton-Cincinnati Joint Meeting - June 24, 2015

Atrium Medicat Center

The June SCORE Dayton-Cincinnati joint chapter meeting was hosted by the Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, Ohio.

Ms. Carol J. Turner is the CEO of this expansive and highly innovative facility. Partners on their campus include long term care homes and Green Tree Academy, which educates people for positions in health care.  

Mr. Chris Schubart, Vice President, Sales, Premier Health Plan.  His topic focused on an overview of the Affordable Care Act or ACA, and its impact on small businesses. The day ended with a tour of the Medical Center.

April Luncheon - Pete Rife - April 22, 2015

At the April Dayton SCORE luncheon, Bob Talty, Chapter Chair outlined our continued involvement within the Miami Valley in supporting both profit and non-profit organizations.  He provided the luncheon attendees with a review of several key programs planned for the coming months.  With the increased number of workshops and special events, he anticipates a greater request for mentoring services.  To support this increased workload, Dayton SCORE received six new members to become part of our more than 50 member mentoring team. In addition to the new mentors, the membership approved a slate of officers for the FY2015-2016 business year with Charles (Chuck) Anderson as the new Chapter Chair.

Our luncheon guest speaker was Pete Rife, a local Miami Valley attorney,  Pete provided a summary of his background and experience.   He stressed his particular interest in helping new businesses with their legal issues, including organizational structure tradeoffs, and dealing with the required government paperwork. Pete praised the work that SCORE provides to the local business community and is willng to work with our clients at a reduced rate. 

February Luncheon - Sybil Martin AHA - February 25, 2015

February Luncheon

At the Dayton SCORE February chapter meeting, Sybil Martin from the, Dayton-Area Chapter of the America Heart Association discussed the danger signs associated with heart attack, stroke, high cholesterol and other heart related conditions.

She also highlighted an upcoming fund raising event the annual Dayton Heart Ball which is scheduled for Saturday, March 28th. Event proceeds will finance research to help protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. For more information about the 2015 Dayton Heart Ball please contact Sybil at (937) 853-3108, or go to the website

Alex Luthman from The Gutter Getter, LLC, which is a veteran owned business, thanked SCORE for all the support they have provided in make his business a success. He demonstrated his various gutter products, highlighted various home improvement related services, discussed his growth in sales over the past year, and his need to hire additional employees.



Dayton SCORE 2014 Annual Awards and Recognition Event - Clients - December 18, 2014

Clients - 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.

Sunshine Village

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.


Mentoring Collaborative

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.

EnviroControl Systems

EnviroControl Systems, Inc. was recognized as the Dayton SCORE “Small Business of the Year” for 2014. 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. 

Dayton SCORE 2014 Annual Awards and Recognition Event - Mentors - December 18, 2014

Mentors - Awards and Recognition

Member Appreciation Awards were presented to the following SCORE members: Sandy Hayden- Rookie of the Year, John Glaser – Sparkplug Award, Bob Puskar, Brenda Arrington, and Chuck Anderson– Distinguished Service Awards. .  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, and Bob Halstead.  


Sandy Hayden

Sandy Hayden - Rookie of the Year


John Glaser

John Glaser - Sparkplug Award


Robert Puskar

Robert Puskar - Distinguished Service Award


Brenda Arrington

Brenda Arrington - Distinguished Service Award

Chuck Anderson

Chuck Anderson - Distinguished Service Award


Non-Profit Team Award

Non-Profit Initiative Team Award


September Luncheon - Patrick Sullivan - September 24, 2014

Client Testimonial - Patrick Sullivan

At the Dayton SCORE September meeting, Robert Talty introduced Mr. Patrick Sullivan, of ‘Paver Cleaning Service, Inc. who provided a testimonial about the important support he obtained from Dayton SCORE.   Also, Bob Carlson, SCORE technology chairperson, provided an overview of the upcoming transition to a new National SCORE internal client management system. 

Patrick Sullivan attended as a guest of Jerry Smith, his mentor for his business startup.  Mr. Sullivan has years of experience in the decorative paver business, but he saw a need for cleaning these pavers, and launched a new business based on his observations.  He gave a very informative talk, and thanked SCORE and Jerry for assisting his efforts.

Bob Carlson presented a summary of the upcoming transition to a new CRM (Client Relationship Management) System which will handle all National SCORE internal client processes.  On November 1st, the Dayton SCORE operation will switch to a new CRM system called Client Outcomes and Relation Engagement (CORE).  This system will provide proactive client support that will integrate emailing and record keeping. 

July Luncheon - Tom Maultsby - July 23, 2014

Tom MaultsbyAt the Dayton SCORE July chapter meeting, Arnold Sandness introduced Tom Maultsby, President and CEO of United Way of the Greater Dayton Area.    

The United Way is one of the initial backers of the Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Initiative.   Mr. Maultsby made the comment “SCORE has a wonderful team and please know their work is valuable and it is having impact!”    He made an inspiring presentation that clearly showed his passion for community service and his enthusiasm for having United Way in a collaborative relationship with Dayton SCORE in service to the non-profit organizations of the greater Dayton community. 

Tom Maultsby received his undergraduate degree in Business from Wilberforce University and his graduate degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati.    He has always had an interest in helping others improve their businesses, and that passion turned into a successful consulting career.   As a Group Leader for Group One Development for 25 years, he worked with small businesses, non-profit organizations, and large corporations throughout the world and from nearly every industry as he helped them create high performance, empowered workforces that consistently achieved quality results.   Mr. Maultsby is actively involved in the Dayton community as a Board member of Home Start, Downtown Dayton Partnership, Antioch University Midwest, CareSource Foundation, CareSource Management Group, Dayton Development Coalition and many other service organizations. 

The Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Initiative is indeed fortunate to have a working relationship with the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area and its dynamic leader. 

Dayton SCORE Could Not Help the Dayton Dragons - July 10, 2014

During the 2014 Dayton SCORE Chapter outing to the Dragon’s game, South Bend pitcher Blayne Weller fired the sixth no-hitter in franchise history as the Silver Hawks defeated the Dragons 7-1 on Thursday night at Fifth Third Field. A crowd of 9,493 attended the game including several SCORE volunteers and clients. The game was also available to a national television audience on the CBS Sports Network.

CLICK HERE to view the photos of the SCORE Dayton counselors and clients that attended the Dragon’s game.

Weller walked two and struck out 12 while throwing 125 pitches. He faced three batters over the minimum, allowing an unearned run in the second inning. The Dragons best chance for a hit came in the eighth inning when Gabriel Rosa hit a towering fly ball to left field that was caught at the edge of the warning track. Weller, whose fastball was consistently clocked at 94 mph throughout the game, reached 95 mph several times in the ninth inning.

The Dragons took a brief 1-0 lead in the second inning when Phillip Ervin walked, stole second, and scored on a two-base throwing error by South Bend shortstop Andrew Velazquez. But South Bend tied the game in the third and took the lead with a run in the fifth. They took command with four runs in the sixth and added one more in the ninth to close out the scoring.

Dragons starting pitcher Amir Garrett was charged with the loss to fall to 3-5. He worked five innings, allowing two hits and two runs with five walks and six strikeouts.

Business today is a lot like baseball in that challenges are thrown at you fast and furious, and you often only have a couple of seconds to decide whether to swing or not. Dayton SCORE counselors can help coach your business team and its players to respond to today’s fast paced business environment and emerge a winner by meeting your business goals and objectives. We could not help the Dragons on this night although we tried with beer, fun, food and cheers, but we can help you and your business win through proven business solutions, models, processes and people.

June Luncheon - Joint SCORE Meeting - June 20, 2014

Joint Cincinnati-Dayton SCORE Meeting

The annual joint meeting with the Cincinnati and Dayton SCORE Chapters was held at the West Chester library on Friday, June 20.  This joint meeting is always a great time for the two chapters to get together and meet new volunteers, exchange ideas and hear a featured speaker. This year′s meeting was no exception.

The meeting started off with a short welcome and introduction words by Joseph Hinson, president and CEO of the West Chester, Liberty Camber Alliance. Joe welcomed the two chapters and provided some interesting information about the Cincinnati-Dayton Corridor expansion. There was a quick regional update by Mary Jane Good (District director); Cincinnati chapter review given by chapter chair Mike Martin; Dayton chapter review given by chapter chair Bob Talty

Bob JewellThe keynote speaker was Mr. Bob Jewell, founder and CEO of Omega Leadership Group.  Bob′s presentation was an interesting discussion of “Understanding a Multi-Generational Workplace”.  Bob has twenty-five years of hands-on leadership experience, ranging from engineering to senior executive responsibilities. From 1987 through 1997, he successfully led the growth of two business organizations. In 1997, Bob founded the Omega Leadership Group and committed the second half of his life to teaching and inspiring a passion for excellence. Bob’s work in the areas of leadership development, project management, employee engagement and strategic planning has earned the respect of client’s such as Kroger, Toyota, General Electric, National City Mortgage, Federal Express and Catholic Healthcare Partners. Bob is also a presenter with the executive education programs at the University of Cincinnati and Kent State University.

Given the diversity in the demographics, ages and backgrounds of SCORE clients, all of the volunteers at the meeting benefited from Bob′s insights on how to effectively communicate and relate with the range of clients we encounter and how we can help our clients effectively leverage generational differences to impact their businesses in positive ways.

After a great lunch provided by a long-time LaRossa′s pizza franchise group, the meeting was adjourned around 1:00. According to all of the positive feed-back, everyone had a great time and learned a lot.

May Luncheon - Niki Chaudhry - May 28, 2014

Niki Chaudhry represented Linked Technologies/5 O’clock Computers. This group of technology professionals can provide broad, certified technology infrastructure support to SCORE clients with honesty and integrity at competitive prices. We encourage our clients to call this team for any type of computer, network, software or website support. “We originally started business as ‘5 O’Clock Computers’ in 1993 and later incorporated as Linked Technologies, Inc. dba 5 O’Clock Computers’ in 1997. In addition to being ‘System Builders’, our core competencies include IT Consultancy, Managed Services, Help Desk support, Network Administration, 24/7 Remote Network Monitoring and Onsite Infrastructure Maintenance. We are mostly serving Small-Midsize Businesses (SMB), non-profit organizations and municipalities” said Niki. We welcome Linked Technologies as a Dayton SCORE Professional Services Provider. 

May Luncheon - Brent Kondritz - May 28, 2014

Brent Kondritz, Assistant Director and Program Manager at the University of Dayton Center for Leadership, was the guest speaker. Brent provides leadership and oversight to the Center’s Executive Development and Emerging Leader programs. He is an experienced trainer and coach who is passionate about helping high potential leaders accelerate their leadership development.  He is skilled in using such instruments as the DISC profile, Mentoring Styles Indicator, and various leadership models and 360 assessments.  Prior to joining the University of Dayton Center for Leadership team, he held positions as a corporate trainer, manager of training and development, senior HR manager, director of sales operations and director of strategy within Sprint, BellSouth/AT&T and The Berry Company.

His diverse background and experience has assisted him in developing customized leadership programs for profit and non-profit organizations in such areas as education, energy, government, manufacturing, and telecommunications. Brent received his B.S. in marketing and minor in psychology from Eastern Illinois University and his MBA from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  He is currently enrolled in the Educational Leadership Ph.D. program at the University of Dayton.

We want to thank Brent for taking the time to visit our meeting and share with us the role of the center in the Dayton business community. We are fortunate to have two world class business development centers in the Dayton area – Aileron and U.D. Center for Leadership.

April Luncheon - Marta Rey - April 23, 2014

Marta ReyMarta Rey
European and Clinical Skin Care

 6728 Loop Road
Building 5, Suite 301
Centerville, OH 45459
PH: 937.433.1388

Marta’s Argentinean roots provided her foray into skin care, introduced into the family skin care business at an early age.  In 1984 Marta brought her international training to the United States founding Marta Rey European Skin Care in Columbus, Ohio, with the intent of educating American women and men in the importance of obtaining and maintaining beautiful and healthy skin.

Marta merged the European and medical skin care philosophies to create Marta Rey signature Medi-Facials™ (the use of non-invasive and anti-aging procedures). Marta transforms skin through treatments customized to her client’s needs, and uses pharmaceutical grade American and European skin care products containing the best natural and scientifically proven ingredients. She also provides pre-op and post-op wound healing treatments that help the natural healing process.

Marta commented: “I met Dayton SCORE volunteer Bob Talty at the Entrepreneur – Open event at the Entrepreneur Center and he has been working with me on two separate business opportunities. I am filing a provisional patent on a revolutionary skin care product and he is also helping me with expand and grow my existing business. I am excited to be working with SCORE and look forward to growing my business through their leadership.”  

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