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SCORE Celebrates 102 Entrepreneurs as Winners of The American Small Business Championship


Small businesses awarded resources for growth; Three winners to be awarded $25,000 each

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, announced the winners of the fourth annual American Small Business Championship. A total of 102 winners across 49 states and the District of Columbia will each receive expert training, resources and networking opportunities. The winners will now compete for three grand prizes of$25,000 each, to be awarded at the SCORE Awards Gala on Sept. 14. The Championship is made possible with a generous grant from Sam's Club, the nationwide membership club built on the foundation of helping small business owners succeed.

All winners will be awarded a $1,000 Sam's Club gift card to help grow their small business, an all-expenses-paid trip to a training and networking event in Dallas, Texas, mentoring from business experts at SCORE, and public recognition throughout the year. SCORE selected the winners by online voting and a judging panel of small business experts from among more than 1,500 applications. The application asked each entrepreneur to detail the unique aspects of their small business that have contributed to their success, their positive impact on the community, and their plans to use the prizes to grow their business.

Today SCORE, the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, announced the winners of the fourth annual American Small Business Championship.

"SCORE is very pleased to honor the hard work and accomplishments of these 102 small business owners. They come from all across the United States, and provide diverse products and services for their clients, but all share in their dedication to making their dreams a reality," said SCORE CEO Ken Yancey. "It is our pleasure to provide the mentoring, tools and resources that will help them continue to grow their businesses and enhance the communities they serve. We look forward to sharing their unique stories in the coming days."

The types of businesses owned by the 102 winners demonstrate the wonderful diversity of services, products and offerings that make up the American small business landscape.  The three Grand Champions will be announced during the annual SCORE Awards Gala, taking place September 14, 2017 in Washington DC.,:

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