Veterans Business Outreach Center Excellence in Service Award Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at Fayetteville State University Tamara Bryant, Director Fayetteville, North Carolina
The Veterans Business Outreach Center at Fayetteville State University provides veterans, active duty, and military spouses with the tools needed to establish and grow their businesses, generate profits, and become essential contributors to the economic development of North Carolina. Last year, the VBOC at FSU counseled 734 clients, contributing to the creation of 92 jobs. Thanks to a strong partnership with local lenders, the center helped clients access more than $1.2 million in startup and expansion capital.
The center also conducted 43 Boots to Business and Boots to Business Reboot classes, with 672 participants across four installations. During 2019, the center also organized 60 seminars and training sessions for 1,558 participants.
SCORE Chapter of the Year SCORE Greater Seattle Krista Fuller, Chapter Chair Tom Hughes, Assistant District Director Seattle, Washington
SCORE Greater Seattle has a proven track record of results and the ability to create sustained community impact. With more than 100 skilled mentors and added educational workshops, the chapter has helped Greater Seattle’s small businesses to start and grow.
SCORE Greater Seattle is viewed as one of the strongest chapters in the country. They regularly assist other chapters with tools and advice on growing, improving, and managing their chapters. They have developed best-in-class Volunteer Engagement, Client Engagement, and Community Engagement practices, which are regularly shared with other chapters around the country.