SCORE Seeks Nominations for 4th Annual SCORE Awards


Washington, D.C. - SCORE, – is seeking nominations of American small business owners whose success has been impacted using SCORE’s services. The 2012 SCORE Award categories include Outstanding Veteran-Owned Small Business, Outstanding Minority-Owned Small Business and Outstanding Green Small Business. The SCORE Awards gala will be held in August and will honor successful and innovative entrepreneurs and the small business advocates who support entrepreneurship in America. Self-nomination is encouraged, there are no costs associated with nomination submissions and all nominations must be submitted by March 31st 2012.

“We look forward to celebrating small business owners and advocates at this year’s SCORE Awards gala,” says SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. “I personally encourage all those small business owners who have received mentoring from SCORE to nominate themselves for these prestigious awards honoring dedication to small business growth and success.”

Details about the SCORE Awards gala, nomination submission processes and forms, past winners, and award sponsors can be found at

The complete list of this year’s award categories and sponsors is as follows:

Outstanding Minority-Owned Small Business- sponsored by AT&T
Outstanding Small Business Launched by an Individual Aged 50+-sponsored by The Deluxe Corporation
Outstanding Veteran- Owned Small Business- sponsored by Insperity
Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business- sponsored by Constant Contact
Outstanding Non-Profit Organization- sponsored by The Office Depot Foundation
Outstanding Green Small Business-sponsored by The Office Depot Foundation
Outstanding Franchise Small Business- sponsored by The UPS Store

In 2010, SCORE aided 159,841 aspiring and existing small business owners in finding success through entrepreneurship.  To read more examples of SCORE client successes, visit . To find a SCORE mentor that best suits your business needs, visit

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 9 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 13,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million 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 at Connect with SCORE at and