(SARASOTA, Fla., August 18, 2016) Manasota SCORE received an Outstanding Client Relationship Award at SCORE’s 2016 National Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. Only five of SCORE’s 320 chapters earned that honor. (A recent Manasota client satisfaction survey established that 92% of respondents rate chapter services at 9 or 10 out of 10.)
Southwest Florida District was recognized as District of the Year at the conference. All eight chapters in the district, including Manasota, earned Platinum chapter status under the leadership of district director Ralph Warmack.
Manasota SCORE is the #1 chapter in the district and shares #2 chapter recognition in the national association.
“There is growing interest from other chapters about what we are doing that is making us so successful,” said chapter chair Dennis Zink, who attended the conference. He reported that in the conference marketing classes, Manasota SCORE’s website’s home page was displayed on screen to point out links to the chapter’s podcasts and Business SCORE Card columns.
“We want to move up a notch, to #1 nationally,” Zink said, “and one way we’re working towards that is to share our innovative education and marketing tools.” The chapter’s updated Simple Steps for Starting Your Business workshop series, featuring a one-page business canvas planning tool, has already been shared with 25 chapters and will soon be sent out by request to 40 more. The updated series has been developed with materials that will allow other chapters to modify and localize the content.
For information about Manasota SCORE’s business education or free business mentoring services, visit www.manasota.score.org.
About Manasota SCORE
SCORE is a national, nonprofit organization, started in 1964, that has over 11,000 members, retired and active business executives who donate their time providing education and mentoring services for people who are starting a new or growing an existing business.
Manasota SCORE has 70 volunteers providing education and mentoring services in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The organization conducts business startup and development workshops and hosts Success Strategies for Business Owners MeetUp sessions. They also provide online resources, including business templates, study courses in English and Spanish, and podcasts. For more information or to contact Manasota SCORE, call 941.955.1029 or visit www.manasota.score.org.
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