The Ft. Vancouver Chapter is a member of the national SCORE Association. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA).
SCORE has 364 chapters in locations throughout the United States and its territories, with 12,400 volunteers nationwide. Local chapters provide free mentoring and low-cost workshops in their communities. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as business counselors. SCORE was founded in 1964.
SCORE helped create more than 25,000 new jobs nationwide in 2007. One in seven clients created a job. SCORE helped create 19,732 new small businesses in 2007, according to an SBA report sent to Congress.