Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz Honored with 2010 SCORE Award for Congressional Support for Small Businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 17, 2010
Contact Information
Tammy Cason
800/634-0245
media@score.org

Washington, D.C. — SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” honors Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida with the 2010 SCORE Award for Congressional Support for Small Business. Wasserman Schultz is being honored for her dedication to small business and entrepreneurship, and support of volunteerism and SCORE.

The member of Congress and other SCORE Awards winners will be recognized during a September 16 event at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more at www.score.org/score_awards.html.

Wasserman Schultz has been a stalwart champion of SCORE – especially during this past year when the growth of SCORE funding had been impacted by her diligence and efforts to see more services made available to small businesses through SCORE. She continues to be a major voice for small business in Congress and works tirelessly to advocate for legislation and programs that will benefit the economic engine of the U.S. economy – small business.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “Representative Wasserman Schultz has made a tremendous impact by supporting the success of small businesses across America, especially during a time of economic challenges. SCORE salutes her for her entrepreneurial advocacy and ongoing support of SCORE.” Yancey adds, “Entrepreneurs can use a mentor to help them recover from the recession. Representative Wasserman Schultz helps SCORE’s volunteer mentors make a difference in the lives of everyday entrepreneurs.”

For more information, contact Christine Banning at 800/634-0245 or media@score.org. To attend the SCORE Awards, contact Mark Dobosz at 941/371-3107 or mark.dobosz@scorefoundation.org. Learn more at www.score.org/score_awards.html.

About The SCORE Foundation: The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at www.scorefoundation.org.

About SCORE
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans and www.twitter.com/SCOREMentors.

###

For more information, contact SCORE's public relations manager at 1-800/634-0245 or media@score.org.