The Baldwin Senior Corps of Retired Executives Chapter 630 was recently awarded the Alabama Chapter of the Year for 2007. The award is presented to the chapter that is considered to be the most outstanding in the state with regard to small business …
The Baldwin Senior Corps of Retired Executives Chapter 630 was recently awarded the Alabama Chapter of the Year for 2007. The award is presented to the chapter that is considered to be the most outstanding in the state with regard to small business counseling activities, conforming to national SCORE standards and community participation. There are nine SCORE chapters in Alabama and 389 chapters nationwide.
“I am very proud of the Baldwin County chapter and all of its counselors,” said Marc Miller, SCORE district director. “They exemplify what a SCORE Chapter should be and provide a great service to the local business community,” he added.
The outgoing chapter chairman is Bob Oberg of Point Clear. Jack Kimsey of Foley is the incoming president.
SCORE is a national volunteer organization of business experts who give entrepreneurs real-world business advice and know-how. While SCORE stands for the Senior Corps of Retired Executives, not all SCORE volunteers are not retired. SCORE counselors represent every business area. Some have worked as executives of Fortune 500 companies, while others are small business owners themselves. The Baldwin County SCORE chapter, with locations in Fairhope and Foley, has members from all business backgrounds including accounting, law, marketing, investment banking, operations, finance, franchising and manufacturing.
SCORE counselors share their experience and advice through confidential one-to-one and team mentoring. SCORE volunteers will also visit a client’s place of business for on-site consultation. An entrepreneur’s relationship with SCORE can last just one or two sessions, or for a number of years, based on individual needs. SCORE has the support of many area banks, as they help clients prepare sound business plans and better position them to secure financing.
In addition to weekly counseling sessions, SCORE conducts numerous workshops and seminars throughout the year, addressing the issues and challenges facing small businesses. To take advantage of the services SCORE offers, contact the nearest Chamber of Commerce or visit www.baldwinscore.org.
County Chamber of Commerce Listing
• Alabama Gulf Coast, Gulf Shores (251) 968-6904
• Central Baldwin, Robertsdale (251) 947-5932
• Eastern Shore, Fairhope (251) 928-6387
• North Baldwin, Bay Minette (251) 937 5665
• South Baldwin, Foley (251) 943-3291