Local SCORE Chapter Has Big Impact on Delaware Marketplace

I wanted to share with all of you an article just posted in the News Journal (a local newspaper here in Delaware) this week.

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to help small businesses grow and achieve their goals through helpful resources, education and mentorship. With chapters located all around the country, executives volunteer their time to provide confidential, unbiased consultations to small businesses in the area. There are also online courses and workshops available to public as well as templates and resources available through SCORE’s website.

The local newspaper here posted an article this week on the local chapter of SCORE and the success they have had. Our company president, Sue Bowlby, was involved in the article, having worked with SCORE since a year after the company’s inception, she knows firsthand the positive effect the SCORE members have had on the Delaware marketplace.


A group of longtime business gurus is building on something they may not even realize — the old idiom that “the best things in life are free.”

At least, that’s the feedback on the free business advice, expertise and know-how the 50 or so members of SCORE’s Delaware Chapter are dispensing to business operators seeking to survive and thrive in a realm where most simply don’t.

Once called the Service Corps of Retired Executives, the local cadre now is composed of the retired, semiretired and those not even close to thinking about retirement.

SCORE took root in 1952 with a handful of DuPont retirees looking for a way to give back to the community, said Frank DeSantis, a volunteer for SCORE, former executive vice president and program manager for the Emerging Enterprise Center and the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce.

And so they did, sharing their hard-earned lessons to those looking for a bit of guidance.

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