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Billie Kellar at chamber ribbon cutting for Billie Soaps and Spa
As a catalyst for business and job creation, SCORE helps strengthen our local economy. 

Small businesses need money and mentoring to be successful. No organization is more effective at mentoring than SCORE.

Our impact on the local community

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In this PSA, you will see the impact of our mentors on a brand new business, The Piggy BBQ, on a business that has been established for a while, Brode Communications Consulting, and a long term business, Bully Brew Coffee. All have prospered through the help of SCORE.

SCORE helps a diverse range of American Small Business and Entrepreneurs.

SCORE is proud to serve a diverse group of small business clients from across a wide array of backgrounds and industries. Our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility allows us to reach new communities and provide valuable expertise and educational services to anyone looking to start or grow a business.

64% of SCORE's client base were women
46% of SCORE's client base were minorities
9% of SCORE's client base were veterans
2023 District Chapter of the Year

2023 SCORE Grand Forks North Dakota District Chapter of the Year!

SCORE Grand Forks is honored to receive the 2023 SCORE District Chapter of the Year Award for outstanding performance. This award shows that we are more dedicated than ever to helping our clients succeed, and we look forward to continuing to serve our local community.

Downtown Grand Forks with 2022  Award

2022 SCORE Grand Forks Midwest Region Chapter of the Year!

SCORE honored Grand Forks with the Midwest Region Chapter of the Year Award for outstanding performance in 2021. The award recognizes SCORE Grand Forks earned this award for exceptional growth in the services provided to local entrepreneurs and the success of its workshop programs and public outreach.

Downtown Grand Forks with 2022  Award

SCORE Grand Forks earns District Chapter Excellence Award

Our chapter's excellence is a reflection of our volunteers and the clients we've served. Our volunteers have worked exceptionally hard through a difficult year and persevered to provide valuable mentoring and educational opportunities to clients facing unprecedented challenges.

Downtown Grand Forks with Client Engagement Award

SCORE Grand Forks is the highest-rated chapter in the country based on the 2021 Client Engagement Survey

The recognition follows an annual survey of clients, conducted by Pricewaterhouse- Coopers and funded by the SCORE Foundation. More than 250 chapters were included in this year’s results. Earlier this year, the group was recognized by SCORE’s national office as Chapter of the Year for North Dakota “Our 30 volunteers have a passion for business,” said Curt Sandberg, the SCORE Grand Forks chapter co-chair, in a news release.

Downtown Grand Forks with Grand Forks Platinum Award

SCORE Grand Forks earns Platinum Chapter Excellence Award 2020

The national office of SCORE “Mentors to America’s Small Business” honored SCORE Grand Forks with national recognition for outstanding client education in 2020. The award recognizes the SCORE chapter for the achievement of excellence through workshops in support of local small businesses. SCORE Grand Forks has been a part of the local small business community for over 20 years.

Grand Forks is a Large North Dakota Town on the Red River at the Intersection of Highway 2 and Interstate 29 one Hour south of the Canada Border withGrand Forks District chapter  Award

SCORE Grand Forks Wins the District Chapter of the Year

SCORE honored SCORE Grand Forks with the District 875 - Chapter of the Year Award for outstanding performance in 2020. This prestigious award recognizes the efforts of so many dedicated and hardworking volunteers that have devoted so much time to growing our presence in our community, serving our clients, and supporting SCORE's mission and vision.

Best in the nation for Client Engagement for 2 years in a row!

The Grand Forks Chapter of SCORE has been recognized as the highest-rated chapter in the United States in 2021 in its Client Engagement Survey for the second year in a row. 

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