SBA resource partner SCORE opens chapter in Jackson

SBA resource partner SCORE opens chapter in Jackson

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Small Business Administration.

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, the SCORE Chapter of Jackson was instated during a ceremony at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.

SCORE, the U.S.'s largest network of small-business mentors, is starting a new chapter in the Jackson metro area.  SCORE Metro Jackson will provide confidential and free mentoring to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the community.

Andrew Beamon, National SCORE Director of Field Operations, and Earl Heath, Alabama-Mississippi SCORE District Director, instated the new chapter during a ceremony at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership.

"It has been over a decade since SCORE has had presence in Jackson, and we at SBA are really looking forward to its return," says Janita R. Stewart, SBA Mississippi District Director.  "I see SCORE as an organization with members that really feel a call to duty, as it is a volunteer organization and a very valuable resource partner of the SBA.  Many thanks go to the new SCORE leadership, counselors and mentors, as well as the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership for providing office space" Stewart says.  "We foresee many good things happening as a result of SCORE's presence, and small businesses and entrepreneurs in and around the metro Jackson area will have another great asset to help them start, grow, succeed and get to the next level."

SCORE is volunteer-operated and is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the local Small Business Resource Center. SCORE also partners with local businesses and organizations to increase community presence and resources. SCORE helped clients start 56,079 new businesses and created 47,187 new jobs nationwide in 2014.

For more information about SCORE Metro Jackson, call Mary Harris at 769-208-3593, visit SCORE Metro Jackson's website at https://jackson.score.org/chapters/metro-jackson-score or email scoremississippi@gmail.com or visit the SBA Mississippi web site at www.sba.gov/ms or contact the SBA Mississippi District Office at (601) 965-4378 or Gulfport Branch Office at (228) 863-4449.

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