Susquehanna SCORE


Susquehanna SCORE Client, Sheri Karan, owner of
Blind Spot Nutbutters, 1336 Spahn Ave, York, PA 17403, is this year's winner of the National SCORE and The SCORE Foundation's 2015 SCORE Award winner for Outstanding Community Impact Small Business.

Sheri will be recognized at the SCORE Awards Gala, to be held on September 17, 2015 at the US Chamber of Commerce Halls of Flags in Washington, DC.  In addition to other marketing assistance, Sheri will receive a marketing video professionally created by MiniMatters of Columbia, Maryland and paid for by the SCORE Foundation. 

SCORE Mentors (Kellie Boysen, Gregory Liegey, James Stahly, Dylan Bauer, & Ross Grady) worked with Sheri & Troy over a period of a year to help them grow their business.  A portion of their profits are donated to funding research for retinal conditions.

Come to Susquehanna SCORE's

Small Biz Motivation Day

May 29, Santander Stadium, Noon to 6

Come to Small Biz Motivation Day and meet these Susquehanna SCORE client success-story small businesses:

York Art Association and Susquehanna SCORE present a NEW WORKSHOP

The Business of Art: Going from Hobbyist to Professional, presented by two local professional artists, (SCORE mentor Beth Fowler and artist Judy Orcutt, below).

Judy Orcutt

You will learn the legal, behavioral and mental steps necessary to successfully transition from hobbyist to full-fledged professional artist who is taken seriously in the market and complies with the law.

Saturday, July 25
York Art Association
220 S. Marshall St.
York 717-755-0028

Register here!

Susquehanna SCORE and Crispus Attucks: Partners in Entrepreneurial Education


Harrisburg & York SCORE Chapters Merge

    SCORE chapters in Harrisburg and York merged recently to form Susquehanna SCORE. The two SCORE chapters are in the largest and best performing SCORE district in the country.
    The realignment, part of a district-wide improvement program, is designed to expand SCORE’s reach and impact throughout Central Pennsylvania. 
    Susquehanna SCORE, with multiple offices and well over 75 business mentors throughout the region, continues to serve clients in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Perry and York Counties. 
    Under the leadership of Julie Poland, Susquehanna SCORE has, according to Julie, “Outlined an aggressive schedule with more workshops for clients in all parts of our market, and a mentor recruitment strategy targeting prospective volunteers to add to SCORE’s industry expertise, diversity, workshop capabilities and community connections.”
    Susquehanna SCORE is Central PA’s source of free and confidential small business mentoring and low-cost workshops. Business mentors are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business with SCORE clients. 
    SCORE clients are people who want to take the next step toward achieving their business dreams, or tackle that next business challenge. Contact Susquehanna SCORE 717-845-8830, via email at, or on the web at


Thinking of starting a business?

It's easy to take the next step. For a free consultation with experienced business mentors, call 845-8830, 9 AM -12 PM, Monday through Friday, for a consultation at our office. If you'd like, we can even Skype a consultation with you.

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Or click here for free advice via email.

SCORE Breakfast Big Success

Business leaders, elected officials and small business owners packed the ballroom of the Heritage Hills Resort for this first-ever York SCORE event. The play-by-play of the jam-packed one hour of information was best summed up in the words of Joe Deinlein of the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal.

Photos: (top to bottom) Featured speaker, Sarah Lanphier, CEO, Nuts About Granola; York SCORE Honoree, Chef Tim Jutzi, CEO, Chef Tim Foods; York SCORE Honoree, John Lewis, CEO DOCEO Office Solutions; US Representative Scott Perry (center), York SCORE Chapter Chair Julie Poland (right) and Mindy Juiliano, York SCORE Administrative Assistant)


Creativity and innovation are the catalysts that often drive successful new businesses. In this video, Susquhanna SCORE's Chapter Chair Julie Poland shares how these catalysts are changing and inspiring people. 

"All of a sudden they realize they don't have the limitations...They see a solution, they see a path forward and they walk out of the room excited about their next steps."

-- Julie Poland, Susquehanna SCORE Chapter Chair