Ed Lockman - ChairmanSCORE Michiana Chairman, Ed Lockman

SCORE Michiana is a nonprofit association of local volunteers, with the mission to grow successful small businesses in Michiana.  Our chapter, formed in 1972, offers mentoring assistance via our 20 volunteer members, all veteran business owners and/or company executives. 

SCORE is a national organization, founded in 1964, affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), with 300+ chapters in the United States, staffed by over 11,000 volunteers nationwide.  Every year SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses.  Volunteering at SCORE Michiana is a way for you to give back to our community, connect with fellow business owners and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of Michiana entrepreneurs.

SCORE Michiana is seeking current or former business executive volunteers to assist small businesses with start-up, expansion or general counseling.  Join a dedicated, collegial group of business executives in assisting with the economic development of St. Joseph County.  SCORE Michiana volunteers provide confidential, no cost business mentoring services.  We lead workshops to help small business owners meet their goals and achieve success.  Whether you have owned a small business, come from a Fortune 500 company, retired, still working, or have a sincere commitment for helping small businesses, there is a place for you as a SCORE Michiana volunteer.

SCORE Michiana is also seeking current or former administrative professionals to volunteer to provide critical administrative services.  You will provide key services in office management, program administration and volunteer coordination.   

For many Americans, small business ownership is the American dream.  From 2013-2015, SCORE Michiana has provided over 900 free, confidential mentoring sessions to local entrepreneurs and small business owners, while conducting educational workshops attended by over 300 local business leaders. In addition, so far, in 2015, a total of 120 businesses have opened their doors. Those businesses have borrowed 3.5 million dollars in loans.

SCORE Michiana sponsors include Sunrise Group Practice Solutions, LLC, American National University, Flags International, 1st Source Bank, Chemical Bank, and Old National Bank.

Our offices are located at 1030 E. Jefferson Blvd, in the American National University building, just east of downtown South Bend.  We can be reached by calling (574) 310-8097 or via e-mail at michiana@scorevolunteer.org.  We also have a satellite office in Cassopolis, MI.  Located at 708 Sherman Lane in the Inovateus Business Center, SCORE mentors can meet with clients there on an appointment basis.  You can also visit our website at www.michiana.score.org to access a vast array of small business resources.

Sincerely,                                      
 
Ed Lockman
Chapter Chair
SCORE Michiana Chapter #0266