In her role as administrator of SCORE Hawaii, Jean Jeremiah matches entrepreneurs with SBA's volunteer mentors to promote the education, growth and success of Hawaii small businesses. She established outreach locations at Oahu Worklinks, Kapiolani Community College, in Kapolei and on Maui, and has worked with various community groups to plan and conduct training and network events. She has assisted more than 75 individuals with obtaining financing through SBA's pilot Community Express program, and helped to establish the SCORE Women's Initiative, a mentoring project specifically designed for women in any stage of business ownership.
In 2015, Jean Jeremiah won Small Business Advocate for Minority Business for the State of Hawaii. Nominated by Naomi Masuno, Bank of Hawaii.
Pictured: Jean Jeremiah and Naomi Masuno.