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Local Small Business Resource Celebrates 50 Years of Serving Entrepreneurs

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
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Paducah, Kentucky  —  Purchase Area SCORE, mentors to America’s small businesses, is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Since 1964, SCORE volunteer mentors have assisted more than 10 million entrepreneurs in starting or growing their enterprises and are dedicated to serving another 1 million by 2017. The month of October 2013 marks the kickoff of a year-long celebration of the milestone that will showcase the great work SCORE mentors and clients have achieved in the small business world. 


SCORE CEO Kenneth Yancey says, “We are so excited to be celebrating this monumental milestone in our organization’s history. In 50 years, our volunteers have made a real impact on the success of entrepreneurs across the country. We’re ready to kick off 50 more.”


Throughout the year, the Purchase Area Chapter of SCORE located at 501 Broadway in Paducah, KY will be hosting:

  • Local entrepreneur events
  • Educational workshops
  • FREE, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring



In 2012 alone, the Kentucky SCORE Counseling Centers conducted 3,764 individual business counseling sessions and 1,180 attended 90 workshops/seminars that helped small business owners start and grow their ventures.  If you or someone you know is interested in starting or growing a small business, get in touch with our local chapter of SCORE by visiting


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Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 11,000 business experts volunteer as mentors in 340+ chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses.