SCORE Association Establishes Branch in Valdosta, GA

Thumbnail for 211253VALDOSTA, GA, August 4, 2016–The SCORE Association, a not-for-profit organization composed of volunteers who provide free mentoring and free or low cost training to entrepreneurs who wish to start a new small business or grow a business, has opened a new branch in Valdosta, according to Arthur L. Slotkin, the Georgia District Director of the SCORE Association, a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration.

As part of the larger SCORE organization, the Valdosta branch will conduct a series of three training sessions in October, November and December of this year (2016)  for local entrepreneurs focusing on business basics, business plan development, marketing, finances and sources of funding for small businesses. This program is called “Simple Steps to Starting Your Business.” The Simple Steps program will be offered at no cost and participation is being funded by the SCORE Association and the SCORE Foundation. Further information about this training program will be forthcoming.

Ms. Erica Hill will lead the Valdosta branch. Ms. Hill founded and ran the “Entrepreneurs of Valdosta,” a group composed of volunteers who engaged in many of the services that the SCORE Association provides at its more than 300 chapters around the United States. According to Slotkin, the affiliation of the Entrepreneurs of Valdosta with SCORE provides infrastructure, training and resources to the local branch which will help further the aims of SCORE in Valdosta.

SCORE is America’s premier source of free and confidential small business mentoring and advice service. Nearly half a million entrepreneurs count on SCORE each year for help with fulfilling their dream of starting a business, as well as helping existing enterprises grow and become more successful.

SCORE’s more than 10,000 working and retired business professionals are committed to helping their communities thrive by providing local small business owners with valuable guidance and insights for success. Each of the SCORE chapters across the country provide services and programs tailored to the local community’s specific business needs and challenges.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ms. Erica Hill at 229-630-1190 or email at

Other SCORE Chapters in Georgia:

Main Office
233 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 1803
Atlanta, GA, 30303

Ph: (404) 331-0121

Atlanta Downtown
233 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA, 30303

Ph: (404) 331-0121
Fayette County (Fayetteville)
225 Willow Bend Road
The Bridge Community Center
Peachtree City, GA, 30269

Ph: (770) 461-9983
Rockdale County (Conyers)
936 Green Street
Conyers Rockdale Chamber of Commerce
Conyers, GA, 30012

Ph: (770) 483-7049
Main Office
101 13th St., Wells Fargo Bank Bldg
Columbus, GA, 31901

Ph: (706) 596-8331

Moultrie Branch
116 First Avenue, S.E.
Moultrie, GA, 31776-0487

Ph: (229) 985-2131
Main Office
305 Coliseum Drive
Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce
Macon, GA, 31217

Ph: (478) 621-2000

Valdosta Branch
2601 Bemiss Rd
Suite K
Valdosta, GA, 31601

Ph: 229-630-1190
Warner Robins Branch
1228 Watson Boulevard
Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce
Warner Robins, GA, 31093

Ph: 478-922-8585
Main Office
PO Box 78
1425 Market Boulevard, Suite 530
Roswell, GA, 30076

Ph: (678) 506-0718

Alpharetta – North Atlanta Bank Bldg
10500 Old Alabama Road Connector
Alpharetta, GA, 30022

Ph: (678) 506-0718
Cobb Chamber of Commerce
240 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, GA, 30339

Ph: (770) 859.2321
Cobb Switzer Public Library
266 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA, 30060

Ph: (678) 506.0718
Duluth City Hall
3167 Main Street
Duluth, GA, 30096

Ph: (678) 506.0718
Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA, 30071

Ph: (678) 506.0718
Norcross Community Center
10 College Street
Norcross, GA, 30071

Ph: (678) 506.0718
Sugarhill City Incubator
4988 West Broad Street
Sugar Hill, GA, 30518

Ph: (678) 506.0718
Main Office
PO Box 7142 1000 Dawsonville Hwy.
Gainesville, GA, 30504

Ph: (770) 538-2522

Fannin County (Blue Ridge)
152 Orvin Lance Drive
Fannin County Chamber of Commerce
Blue Ridge, GA, 30513

Forsyth County (Cumming)
505 Peachtree Parkway
The Community and Southern Bank
Cumming, GA, 30041

Main Office
111 E. Liberty Street Suite 103
Savannah, GA, 31401

Ph: (912) 652-4335

1505 Richmond Street
Brunswick, GA, 31540

Ph: 912-652-4335
425 W Oglethorpe Hwy
Hinesville, GA, 31313

Ph: (912) 876-6533