About Us

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.

SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.

SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,000 volunteers nationwide.

SCORE Traverse City is comprised of more than forty local volunteer business veterans, both active and retired, who give their time and energy in support of the emerging entrepreneurs and the growing businesses of our communities.

George Anderson
Bob Aukerman
Tanya Berg
David Bieganowski
Marcia Billings
Charlie Bumb
Kathy Bussell
Gary Columbus
Julie Courville
Jon Cump
Constance Deneweth
Chuck Downey
Bryce Dreeszen
Robert Fenton
Bruce Finlayson
Richard Firestone
Zeke Fleet
Sandra Franklin
Edward Girrbach III
Logan Hardie
Chuck Harris
Timothy Hinkley
Chuck Jones
Linda Ketterer
Edward Ketterer III
Calvin Killen
William Kurtz
Herbert Lemcool
Douglas Moncel
Stephen Morris
Michael Newman
David Olson
Jack Pate
Dawn Pater
Linda Peppler
Marshall Persky
Andrew Powell
Megan Raphael
Louis Rodriguez
Liz Sayre-King
Kurt Schuler
Juliette Schultz
Thomas Stoeber
Hal Van Sumeren
Ted Watson