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SCORE Leader and Mentor Receives SBA Recognition

Harry Miller chosen for his commitment to small business
Release Date: 
Friday, November 19, 2021
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MINNEAPOLIS – Harry Miller has been chosen by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Minnesota District to receive the office’s 2021 Community Impact Award for his dedicated support of small businesses through his extensive volunteer efforts with SCORE Twin Cities. 

Harry Miller recently announced he was stepping down as the co-chair of SCORE Twin Cities. During his tenure, he often volunteered more than 40 hours a week to lead a team of 130 volunteers committed to helping emerging and established small businesses in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He also worked to improve the organization’s outreach to people from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as adoption of technology to get more training into the hands of those who need it.

Celebrating his accomplishments, SBA’s Minnesota District Director Brian McDonald shared, “Harry has been a remarkably committed volunteer, community partner and tireless advocate for small businesses in the Metro area. His intense work ethic and organizational skills greatly assisted SCORE with program expansion, new partnership development, and with the merging of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Chapters in 2020.”

“His loss in the leadership spot will be felt but he’s positioned SCORE Twin Cities for great future success. We’re also fortunate that he’s going to stick around in a more limited capacity to assist SCORE and the small businesses they serve every day of the year,” concluded McDonald.

“Over his years at SCORE, Harry has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership in representing SCORE with our business partners and in the community,” said SCORE’s Minnesota Director, Pat Lambert. “He has also demonstrated his leadership in recruiting volunteers and providing training and tools to SCORE clients. He has a great passion to serve the small business communities to help them start and grow their businesses. He truly reflects the values and principles of the SCORE organization.”

Started in the Twin Cities, SCORE is a national SBA resource partner. The organization has the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors harnesses the passion and knowledge of real-world business executives to provide invaluable mentorship in person, via email or over video chat.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit