Dayton SCORE Charter

The Dayton Chapter of SCORE was founded in 1970 as non-profit volunteer organization to assist the small business administration in helping the grass roots businesses to start and grow in the Dayton area. We are one of 389 chapters nationwide. Because of financial support from local community organizations and businesses we are able to offer our services and products at no charge to the public.

The Dayton chapter has experienced business counselors who volunteer their experience and knowledge helping small business owners and potential small business owners achieve success. Our business counselors are dedicated to providing our clients the best possible service. Face-to-face or online, the counselors of Dayton SCORE are able and willing to aid in the start up and problems of small businesses. Monthly workshops are also offered at local libraries on a variety of business topics to help our clients plan and improve performance.

Our mission is to provide professional counseling, training, mentoring and education resources to emerging and existing small businesses in the Dayton Metro area that will enhance their success and improve their operational efficiency.

Charles Anderson, Chair 
Dayton Chapter of SCORE 

Dayton SCORE Chapter Organization

Dayton SCORE Officers and Team Chairs are dedicated to supporting you and the business community (for profit and non-profit) to continue with success and growth in FY2016. Our 56 strong experienced and multi-talented membership base shares in the pride of our accomplishments’. We are prepared to support our vision and mission for the future.

Officers for FY2016

  • Charles Anderson, Chair
  • Robert Puskar, Vice Chair
  • Jack Culp, Secretary
  • Stephen Goldberg, Treasurer

Dayton SCORE Teams

  • Educational Services Team (Workshops)
  • Communication Team (Newsletter)
  • Development Team (Funding)
  • Marketing /Government Contact Team
  • Membership Team
  • Technology Team


Strengthen the development and growth of small businesses within our service area and foster the SCORE vision.


The Dayton SCORE Chapter’s mission is to provide high quality professional volunteer mentoring and educational services to develop and grow successful small businesses (for Profit and Non-profit businesses) in our service area one business at a time, while maintaining a sound financial position.

The outlook for the FY2016 economic climate is uncertainty, but with our optimistic approach to effectively providing sound business solutions we can and will adjust to the external environment. In FY2015 we provided business tools to assist start-ups, and businesses in recovery and growth. As a supportive factor our Educational services and Advantage SCORE processes will link training of our mentors and our clients to ensure that we have unity in serving the business world.

Activity with Clients FY 2015

Counseling New: 558
Counseling Follow-on: 611
Number of Workshops Presented: 25
Workshop Attendees: 542
Total Services: 1,735

The Dayton SCORE Chapter partners with communities within our 11 county area. In additional we partnership with the SBA. SBDCs, and community and state agencies as part of an ongoing relationship to improve support for our clients. The Chapter serves as a resources to programs such as local chambers of commerce, Better Business Bureau, local libraries, high schools, and institutions of higher learning.

Our territory includes the following counties in Ohio: Montgomery, Greene, Preble, Darke, Miami, Clark, Mercer, Auglaize, Logan, Shelby, Champaign, and the northern edges of Butler and Warren.

SCORE services are provided without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, and disability. Persons with disabilities may request reasonable (special) accommodations (with a two-week advance notice). For special accommodations, contact: Brenda Arrington, 937-225-2887.