Quad City SCORE Chapter 432
In 1978, several retired business executives and professional people met in the Quad-Cities to discuss how they might use their talents in helping others to start new businesses, or in helping local and area existing businesses become even more successful. SCORE was the vehicle these men and women chose, and a request for recognition by the SCORE National Office was made. The application was approved and the chapter now serves the business needs of the Iowa-Illinois Quad Cities and vicinity. In June 1997, the Quad Cities Chapter was named National SCORE Chapter of the Year. Two years later, Quad Cities was named Region 5 Chapter of the Year and one of the top ten in the nation. In 2019, 6 more counties in Iowa were added to the Quad Cities SCORE service area. These counties were formally served by the Muscatine Chapter which will now operate as a branch office under the umbrella of Quad Cities SCORE Chapter. In 2021, the Ottumwa Chapter also became a branch of Quad Cities SCORE, adding 9 more Iowa counties to its service area.
The Quad Cities SCORE Chapter now covers a territory comprising the counties of Scott, Clinton, Muscatine, Washington, Louisa, Jefferson, Henry, Des Moines, Mahaska, Lucas, Monroe, Wapello, Jefferson, Wayne, Appanoose, Davis and Van Buren Counties in Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry, Bureau, Mercer, Lee, Henderson, and Whiteside in Illinois.
Quad Cities SCORE Chapter Mentoring
SCORE offers free confidential mentoring to start-up and established small businesses. To best serve clients, mentoring is by appointment with any of the Chapter's 35+ mentors. Unlimited follow-on mentoring sessions can be scheduled. Click here for the locations of our normal mentoring sessions. Free mentoring by any of 1,200 nationwide email mentors is also offered by email to persons who request it on www.score.org.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.
SCORE is a valuable network of 10,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business mentoring services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries.
SCORE also provides local workshops and events throughout the country to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses, as well as online workshops available 24/7. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing tools and plans they need to navigate their way to small business success.
Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has more than 250 chapters in 1500 communities throughout the United States and its territories, with over 10,000 volunteers nationwide.