WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE – www.score.org - mentors to America's small business, has named Orange County, California - www.orangecounty.score.org – its Chapter of the Year in recognition of the chapter's commitment to innovative and outstanding service in assisting entrepreneurs to start and grow their enterprises in FY2013. This chapter consistently serves the highest number of clients of all the 320+ SCORE chapters across the nation and this is the 4th time it has earned this title. Beyond sheer service volume, a culture of innovation is the hallmark of this chapter, driving continual expansion and improvement in services, bringing more and more clients into their educational and mentoring services.

"The Orange County SCORE chapter has proven its excellence year after year by not only serving an incredible number of small businesses but also in pioneering new ways to make mentoring even more effective," said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey.