SCORE,Â mentors to America’s small businesses, today announced the winners of the 2013 SCORE Awards.
The 2013 SCORE Awards will honor several exceptional examples of successful, innovative SCORE clients as well as important advocates for small business at a gala taking place onÂ August 15, 2013 at the Intercontinental HotelÂ inÂ Dallas, Texas.
In 2012, SCORE mentors assisted entrepreneurs in starting 37,054 new businesses, creating 82,207 new jobs in the American economy and serving a total of 352,081 clients.
“We are honored, year in and year out, to shine a light on the small business owners, non-profits and advocates who have helped bolster entrepreneurship in America,” said SCORE CEOÂ Ken Yancey. “This year’s SCORE Award winners are exceptional examples of the great outcomes SCORE mentors have been helping to create for nearly 50 years.”
This year’s SCORE Award recipients are:
Outstanding Minority —Owned Small Business, Sponsored by AT&T:Â ViArch Integrated Solutions,Â Inc. —Â Angela JonesÂ —Orange, CA
Outstanding Small Business Launched by an Individual Aged 50+, Sponsored by FranNet:Â Mitch-Stuart, Inc. —Â Stuart PaskowandÂ Michelle CohenÂ —Â North Miami Beach, FL
Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award, Sponsored by Deluxe Corporation: Kombuchick —Â Leslie CrewsÂ —Â Norfolk, VA
Outstanding Veteran-Owned Small Business, Sponsored by Insperity: Dog is Good, LLC —Â Jonathan KurtzÂ —Â Los Alamitos, CA
Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business – Sponsored by Constant Contact:Â Dogtown Cincinnati —Â Megan PratherÂ —Cincinnati, OH
Outstanding Green Small Business – Sponsored by The Office Depot Corporation:Â Suntactics —Â Dean SalaÂ —Â San Jose, CA
Outstanding Non-Profit Organization – Sponsored by The Office Depot Foundation:Â Bad Girl Ventures, LLC —Â Candace KleinÂ -Cincinnati, OH
Outstanding Franchise Small Business – Sponsored by The UPS Store:Â The UPS Store —Â Tom ScherwitzÂ —Â San Antonio, TX
Outstanding Innovative Small Business Award – Sponsored by Verisign:Â Culinary Kids, LLC —Â Sheri HansenÂ —Â Mandeville, LA
Small Business with Outstanding Citizenship – Sponsored by Mass Mutual:Â Wonder Works —Â Christine OsborneÂ —Â Mt. Pleasant, SC
Outstanding Corporate Supporter: AT&T
House Small Business Champion: Scott TiptonÂ (R — CO)
Senate Small Business Champion: James E. RischÂ (R — ID)
For more information, or to attend this event, visitÂ http://www.score.org/score_awards