SCORE Reopens New Orleans Office to Serve Local Entrepreneurs

Business Recovery Leads to Greater Need for SCORE Services

Washington, DCSCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has reopened the New Orleans SCORE office. The ongoing recovery of the New Orleans area has led to increasing demand for SCORE counseling and advice. Chapter Chair Dr. John Vinturella leads xx volunteers in providing business mentoring and workshops for new and growing small businesses.

New Orleans SCORE is located in the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office in downtown New Orleans. Plans are underway to open a branch in Metairie, LA, a suburb with growing economic activity.

New Orleans SCORE

SBA District Office

365 Canal Street, Suite 2820 

New Orleans, LA 70130 

504/589-2356; Fax 504/589-2339

New Orleans SCORE will provide services in Southeast Louisiana, south of Lake Pontchartrain, primarily in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. An additional “North Shore” SCORE chapter will be opened that focuses on St. Tammany parish.

Dr. Vinturella earned his doctorate in chemical engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans. He founded and ran a building supplies distribution business for 20 years. In addition, he authored “The Entrepreneur’s Fieldbook” for Prentice Hall, and he teaches entrepreneurship and other business topics for several New Orleans universities.

Dr. Vinturella says, “New Orleans SCORE’s volunteer business counselors are excited to serve the community with high-quality business counseling.” Vinturella adds, “SCORE’s contribution to local entrepreneurial energy is particularly needed in the city’s recovery process. I urge anyone interested in volunteering with SCORE to call us today.”

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 7.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses. For more 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.