SCORE Counselor Billie Moreland Honored as Small Business Journalist of the Year

Washington, D.C.SCORE Counselor Billie Moreland of Spokane, Wash., has been named Small Business Journalist of the Year 2008 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). She will receive the award at a celebration honoring winners on April 29 at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Seattle Center.


Moreland earned this award as a freelance writer in Spokane with extensive experience in business, technology, science and food writing. She has promoted a wide variety of businesses, from high technology and specialized human services to coffee supply houses and medical care companies.


Her feature stories about local businesses and industries appear in national publications, electronic newsletters, magazines and Spokane newspapers. Moreland’s valuable role as a journalist advocate includes raising awareness of services and resources available to support small business success.


Moreland is the SCORE district director for the SCORE chapters that serve Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. She is a volunteer counselor at Spokane SCORE, providing mentoring and advice to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners.


Moreland is an active member and corporate partner of the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She created a monthly newsletter for NAWBO and continues to produce, publish, circulate and post it online.


SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “SCORE congratulates Billie Moreland on this well-deserved recognition for her support of the small business community and her leadership as a district director in SCORE.” Yancey adds, “Billie provides a valuable service by writing about issues of vital importance to entrepreneurs, and resources that can help them succeed.”


Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 7.9 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. Visit SCORE on the Web at