SCORE Honors Maryland Entrepreneur Joshua Smith, Chairman and Managing Partner of the Coaching Group LLC, at the SCORE Awards in Washington, D.C.

August 17, 2010
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Washington, D.C. — SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” presents the Lou Campanelli Award to Joshua Smith, Chairman and Managing Partner of the Coaching Group LLC and talk show host of “Biz Talk With Josh Smith” on CBS Radio Washington. Smith, who lives in North Bethesda, Md., earned this award for his outstanding individual volunteerism, philanthropic contributions and dedication to entrepreneurship and SCORE.

The Lou Campanelli Award annually recognizes outstanding individual volunteerism, leadership, vision and philanthropy in support of small business, entrepreneurship and SCORE. Smith will accept the award at the 2nd Annual SCORE Awards and black-tie gala, which will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., on September 16. SCORE CEO Ken Yancey and Lou Campanelli will present him with the award.

Joshua Smith stated, “I put SCORE at the top of the list of all organizations that support small business. I have witnessed firsthand how SCORE saves companies, grows companies, creates new companies and adds thousands of new jobs to the economy.” Smith adds, “SCORE’s vast network of highly qualified mentors and local offices throughout the United States is unmatched. I am honored and proud to receive this distinguished honor from SCORE.”

Smith is an outstanding entrepreneur and recognized small business voice in America. He is the chairman and managing partner of the Coaching Group LLC. President George H.W. Bush appointed Smith to chair the U.S. Commission on Minority Business Development and served from 1989-1992. He also served on the Executive Committee of the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations; the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; and the George H.W. Bush Memorial Library Board of Trustees. He has received more than 300 honors and awards throughout his outstanding career and currently serves on the boards of four, public corporations: FedEx, Caterpillar, Allstate and CompCare.

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