WASHINGTON, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE, – www.SCORE.org – announces the 2015 SCORE Awards taking place on September 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. The seventh annual awards gala recognizes exceptional American small business owners and non-profit organizations whose success has helped to impact our nation, and who have achieved this success in part through SCORE's services. SCORE offers free small business advice through its nationwide network of 11,000+ volunteer mentors and through its comprehensive database of free webinars, templates, and tools at www.SCORE.org.  Clients who have utilized these services and have been able to create new jobs, grow revenue, and realize their goals as small business owners will be among the award recipients.

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"We are proud and excited to once again shine the spotlight on the small businesses and supporters that are changing the landscape of entrepreneurship in America," said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey.  "Every year our SCORE Award winners show us how bright the future of small business is in this country and how SCORE mentors are helping make that future even brighter." 

John Wandishin, Vice President of Marketing at Brother International, will serve as the Chair of the 2015 SCORE Awards. Brother (www.brother.com)  is an industry leading provider of small and mid-sized business printing and imaging solutions developed to help increase productivity, improve workflow, and enhance organizational efficiency, all while helping to reduce costs. 

"Brother is in the business of helping small business owners succeed," Wandishin said.  "It is a thrill to partner with SCORE in celebrating American small businesses that have found their success.  I know in doing so we will inspire other entrepreneurs to launch new businesses or grow existing companies."

The complete list of this year's award categories is as follows: