(SARASOTA, Fla., March 27, 2018) BankUnited presented Manasota SCORE Chapter 116 with a $5,000 donation to support the chapter’s business education programs and mentoring services for startup entrepreneurs and in-business clients.
BankUnited Vice Presidents Mark Dunlop and Mercedes Monaco presented the donation at Manasota SCORE’s March member meeting. “We are proud to support the business education and mentoring services provided by Manasota SCORE,” Dunlop said. Bank United offers a wide range of consumer and commercial banking services.
Dennis Zink, Chapter Chair, accepted the BankUnited donation and said, “We’re honored that the important work our volunteer members do is being recognized and supported by BankUnited. These funds will help us continue to offer great business education programs and mentoring services.”
In 2017, Manasota SCORE provided 12,342 services and assisted with the startup of 258 new businesses. Client businesses in Sarasota and Manatee Counties added 357 jobs last year.
Manasota SCORE provides free, confidential business mentoring in addition to educational workshops, Meetups and podcasts that offer information on a variety of topics important to existing business owners and potential entrepreneurs in Sarasota and Manatee counties. In 2017, 536 attendees benefited from local SCORE workshops, and there were 7,175 downloads of business education podcasts in the SCORE sponsored Been There, Done That! with Dennis Zink series.
For more information, visit Manasota.SCORE.org.
About Manasota SCORE
Manasota SCORE provides free, confidential business education and mentoring services for established businesses and startups, offered by 80 volunteers with experience and skills in a broad range of business settings. The chapter is part of national SCORE, started in 1964, that has over 300 chapters and 10,000 volunteers. For more information, visit www.manasota.score.org.
About BankUnited, N.A.
BankUnited, N.A., a national bank and wholly-owned subsidiary of BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE: BKU), is headquartered in Miami Lakes, Florida, with 90 banking centers in 15 Florida counties and 6 banking centers in the New York metropolitan area at September 30, 2017. One of the largest independent depository institutions headquartered in Florida by assets, BankUnited provides a wide range of commercial and consumer banking services. For additional information, call (877) 779-2265 or visit www.BankUnited.com. BankUnited can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/BankUnited.official and on Twitter @BankUnited.