WASHINGTON - “Counselors to America’s Small Business” announces the winners of the second annual SCORE Awards, which recognize and celebrate excellence in and support of America’s small businesses.
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “The SCORE Awards will be equal parts inspiration, celebration and recognition honoring our nation’s most exciting small businesses, together with leading corporate and government small business advocates.” Yancey adds, “The success of small business is the stimulus that will propel our nation through the current economy.”
For 2010, the following SCORE honorees will be recognized at the SCORE Awards and black-tie gala, which will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 16:
· Outstanding Woman-owned Business Award–sponsored by Constant Contact:
Just Like Family Home Care, Naples, Fla.
· Outstanding Socially Progressive Business Award–sponsored by Office Depot Foundation: Raising Cane's, Baton Rouge, La.
· Outstanding Minority-owned Business Award–sponsored by The Coulter Companies:
O.K. Golf LLC, Charleston, S.C.
· Outstanding Veteran-owned Business Award–sponsored by Administaff:
Patriot Taxiway Industries, Lomira, Wis.
· Outstanding Small Business Launched by an Individual aged 50 sponsored by The SCORE Foundation: Translation Link, Cortez, Fla.
In addition, SCORE Awards will be given to key small business advocates in the following categories:
· Corporate Small Business Supporter of the Year: The Deluxe Corporation/The Deluxe Corporation Foundation
· Congressional Champions of Small Business: Senator Mary Landrieu and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz
· Lou Campanelli Award: Joshua Smith, president and CEO of the MAXIMA Corporation and former chair of the U.S. Committee on Minority Business Development
Each year, SCORE recognizes outstanding volunteerism on behalf of both SCORE and the small business community through its Lou Campanelli Award. The SCORE Foundation is pleased to present the 2010 Lou Campanelli Award to Joshua Smith, president and CEO MAXIMA Corporation and former chair of the U.S. Committee on Minority Business Development.
The SCORE Foundation Executive Director Mark Dobosz says, “SCORE is proud to host an event that recognizes and celebrates the people and businesses that economic growth social progress. The SCORE Awards is both an inspiration for and an example of America’s entrepreneurial spirit. We hope that these awards inspire to emulate our honoree’s success stories.”
About The SCORE Foundation: The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE.
About SCORE: Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 12,400 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow one million small businesses.