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The support of the following sponsors allows for the development and implementation of an array of SCORE programs, projects, and resources.


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Northeast Bank

Northeast Bank is a premier independent community bank committed to providing quality products and exceptional service. Our story began in 1947 when Northeast Bank was founded by a handful of local business people to address the need for a local bank.

Minnesota Business Finance Corporation

Minnesota Business Finance Corporation (MBFC) is a private not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization licensed by the U.S. Small Business Administration as a certified development company (CDC).

Fidelity Bank

At Fidelity Bank, we offer more than the average banking experience. We've been partnering with our clients for nearly 50 years.
We make decisions quickly and have the track record to prove it. You can trust our tenured experts to find unparalleled solutions that give your company an edge in the business world.

If you're looking for a better business banking option, we can help you with that.


SPEDCO has been generous with grants to help SCORE Minnesota market our services and workshops. They are currently partnering with us to develop online webinars requested by our clients.

Obtaining a small business loan can be complex. Let the SBA experts at SPEDCO handle it for you. They are a Minnesota Certified Development Company (CDC) that originates SBA 504 loans in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.  They handle the paperwork and keep the approval process moving with ethical, high-quality service. They have been Minnesota's SBA 504 commercial lending and finance expert for 25 years.


We have been a resource partner with the SBA for years. They provide office facilities to the Minnesota SCORE District office and other helpful services to each of the six Minnesota chapters.

The SBA was founded on July 30, 1953, and has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees contracts, and other forms of assistance to small businesses.  It provides assistance primarily through its four major programs: 1) Access to Capital,  2) Entrepreneurial Development, 3) Government Contracting, and 4) Advocacy.

Choice Bank

Choice Bank is guided by our People First approach—we’re proud that our roots are local, decisions are local and our leadership is local. We focus on building strong relationships with our customers, by providing quick answers, access to decision-makers, and solutions that actually work.

Hennepin County Library

Hennepin County Library hosts SCORE Minneapolis counselors at various locations so we can be at convenient available to clients.

The Hennepin County Library system is home to many libraries throughout the Minneapolis area. Many SCORE clients utilize the research section and find it very useful in researching competitors, demographics, and more for business plans. Two subcategories widely used are: 1) Databases, especially ReferenceUSA with a corporate and residential component, and 2) Ask a Librarian with available by phone or email.  Many of these resources are available from home to anyone with a library card.  The library is a true business partner.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Bank provides general grant money and support for specialized events, such as SCORE-MN Learning Center webinars.

Wells Fargo is a national banking institution with offices in most parts of the USA. It provides services to individuals, small businesses, and commercial customers. It is a full-service bank offering checking, savings, lending, credit cards, investment, and insurance products.

Veritas Marketing

Veritas Marketing provides pay-per-click and other marketing services to Minneapolis Chapter. Veritas is the marketing technical advisor for online, on-demand recorded webinars located on the website.

Veritas is a business-to-business marketing firm. They provide full-service marketing, public relations, website design/development, eCommerce, social media, search engine optimization, and creative services to a broad range of clients.

Constant Contact

Constant Contact provides the chapter with the tools to conduct email and event marketing to our clients. In addition, we can conduct online surveys.

This vendor offers a full line of online tools using background templates that are edited with custom text, images, and links. The email contact list eliminates duplicate entries for each mailing and provides statistics on opens, bounces, and more.  The Event Marketing tool generates a unique URL for each event home page. Invitations can be sent, payments collected and registration tracked for our workshops.


The Deluxe Corporation Foundation focuses on long-term solutions that help people, businesses, and communities thrive and grow. 

Associated Bank

Associated Banc-Corp (NASDAQ: ASBC) has total assets of $25 billion and is one of the top 50, publicly traded, U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services in over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas.

Olsen Thielen CPAS and Advisors

Olsen Thielen is a full-service accounting and consulting firm, and a "Top 25" firm in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. We focus on providing top quality solutions for our clients through our traditional accounting and tax services, as well as non-traditional services like valuations, business succession planning,  employee benefits and human resources consulting, back-office cloud accounting solutions, estate, gift, and financial planning, and fraud and forensic accounting.

Olsen Thielen was founded on the belief that personal attention, trust, and quality service were the key elements to helping our clients succeed.  95 years later, that commitment remains.  Our longevity and growth can be attributed to building strong relationships with our clients and continuing to earn their trust.

Ramsey County Library

As a partner to SCORE St. Paul, the Ramsey County Library team delivers tremendous support to the business community. From online business research sources to educational programs (including computer learning centers) to their terrific facilities where we conduct many of our workshops, we’re proud to be associated with the Ramsey County Library. We thank them for their support of our mission and the services they deliver to our clients.

Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps businesses of any size, industry, and type of ownership to navigate the complex market of obtaining federal, state, and local government contracts. PTAC contributes to the growth of its clients, and Minnesota's economy, by providing counseling, workshops, and procurement technical assistance of the highest quality and relevancy.  In 2013, we served 1,104 Minnesota businesses and helped clients secure $561 million in awards. PTAC, strengthening Minnesota’s economy by stimulating job creation, growth, and business retention.

Security State Bank of Maine

Security State Bank of Marine is a Community Bank founded in 1919 and headquartered in Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota. Security State Bank of Marine operates 4 branches in Minnesota – Marine on St. Croix, Scandia, Chisago Lakes, and Forest Lake. Security State Bank of Marine offers full-service banking for personal and commercial needs.

Sunrise Banks

Sunrise Banks, N.A., based in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks to radically change the way urban communities and underserved people thrive by empowering them to achieve their aspirations. Sunrise is certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation given to only 90 banks nationwide. Sunrise Banks is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values and is a certified B Corp for its demonstrated commitment to transparent corporate governance and positive community impact.

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Quazar is a Minneapolis-based investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Quazar’s primary goal is to meet the needs of our clients, who are typically privately-held business owners planning to sell their company. 

  • Founded in 1990 to provide high-touch, full-service investment banking offerings to privately-held businesses in the lower middle-market
  • Specialize in selling privately-held businesses
  • In an industry where experience counts, our 30+ years of experience provides us with credibility and a strong reputation amongst our peers
  • Our unique process and skillset in matching Buyers and Sellers creates optimal outcomes for our Clients
  • Long history of transaction work in the following Industries:
    • Manufacturing
    • Business Services
    • Distribution
    • Software
    • Technology
    • Financial Services

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Minneapolis, MN, 55413-2724
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Funded, in part, through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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