Welcome to the Susquehanna SCORE Chapter

The Susquehanna SCORE Chapter provides free and confidential one-on-one business counseling.  We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.

    The greater Susquehanna region has a long history of entrepreneurship and applied creativity, and Susquehanna SCORE takes that heritage seriously.  The Susquehanna, Pennsylvania Chapter of SCORE is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small businesses.  SCORE volunteers share their expertise and serve as sounding boards “For the life of your business.

    Susquehanna SCORE has provided free and confidential business mentoring since 1979, tailored to meet the needs of emerging and growing businesses and small business owners’ personal objectives.   Our clients are in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, York and Adams counties and schedule more than 100 mentoring sessions with us each month.  More than half of them return to SCORE multiple times as their businesses launch and they reach new milestones of growth and development.  We treasure those long-lasting relationships and celebrate when our clients are kind enough to cite their SCORE mentoring as a significant factor in their new levels of success.

    In addition to our mentoring, Susquehanna SCORE also offers low- or no-cost workshops for both new and existing entrepreneurs in conjunction with a number of community partners, including:

    • Small Business Administration
    • Harrisburg Area Community College
    • Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce
    • West Shore Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Chambersburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Carlisle Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Mechanicsburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
    • Shippensburg University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
    • Kutztown University Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
    • York College
    • Community First Fund
    • Buy Local Coalition
    • York County Economic Alliance (YCEA)
    • York Builders' Association

    Susquehanna SCORE volunteers are seasoned professionals, many of them actively involved in current ventures of their own, who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed.  Our mentors are experts in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing (including social media), food-based businesses, engineering, manufacturing, management and business planning.  They undergo ongoing mentoring training and certification from the SCORE national association.

    SCORE ofrece consejos en espanol, pero se necessita un aviso con anticipacion.

    SCORE is a Resource Partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.



    For a confidential mentoring session, call Kim Kennedy, Susquehanna SCORE Office Manager, at

    (717) 845-8830, or contact Susquehanna SCORE today!

    Susquehanna SCORE Leadership Team

    John Tile: Chapter Chair

    Joe Cervenak: Vice-Chair

    Suzanne Harrison: Treasurer

    Walt Seelig: Secretary

    Bob Doerfler: Assistant Secretary

    Mike Bingham: Development Chair (Interim?)

    Jack Parson: Membership Chair

    Lou Lavetan: Education Chair

    _________: Technology Chair

    Rudy Kocman: Program Chair

    Andy Green: Dauphin County Team Lead

    Julie Lavetan: Marketing Co-Chair

    Terry Hollen: Marketing Co-Chair

    Julie Poland: Alliance/Ambassador Program

    Kim Kennedy: Office Manager