SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” Presents Gene Cowen withIts Highest Volunteer Honor for Building Recognition for SCORE

Washington, D.C.—The SCORE Association, “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” awards the Walter H. Channing Award of Excellence to Gene Cowen of Washington, DC. Cowen, SCORE’s Volunteer Director of Legislative Affairs, accepted the award at the fifth annual SCORE Chapter Chair Orientation in Portland, Maine.

The Walter H. Channing Award recognizes individual volunteers for their outstanding service to the organization. Since 1993, Cowen, a former Washington Vice President for Capital Cities/ABC, has helped ensure community support for SCORE.

As director of legislative affairs, Cowen keeps Congress informed about SCORE’s activities and accomplishments nationwide. Cowen has also contributed to SCORE by serving as an advisor to the board of directors and as a member of the SCORE board’s nominating committee.

SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “Thanks to Gene’s volunteer efforts, SCORE has the tools to provide nearly half a million services to current small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.” Yancey adds, “The service, dedication and commitment of volunteers like Gene help make SCORE the great organization it is today.”

Since 1964, the SCORE Association has assisted more than 6.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For information about starting or operating a small business, call

1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Or visit SCORE on the Web at www.score.org.