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SCORE Success Story: Heather and Nathan Kreider

SCORE mentors pledge to walk with their clients "for the life of their business." There is no better example of that motto in action than Heather & Nathan Kreider. In 2012... Read more

Heather and Nathan Kreider
Owners, Makes Scents Natural Spa Line & Hempfield Botanicals
Front Porch Baking Co. Owner with SCORE Mentor
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SCORE Success Story: Front Porch Baking

Women of all ages find ways to turn their passions into small business opportunities that help local economies and create vibrant, thriving communities. One of these women is... Read more

Kristen Richards
Owner, Front Porch Baking Co.
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SCORE COVID-19 "Lemons to Lemonade" Story: HQ Water Solutions

It is always a gamble when an entrepreneur takes the plunge to start a new business. But what happens when you have checked all the boxes, laid a firm foundation, have a strong... Read more

Stephen and Jordan Evangelista
Owners, HQ Water Solutions
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SCORE COVID-19 "Lemons to Lemonade"Story:Julie Hillard

Julie Hillard
Owner, Peaceful Living Solutions
SCORE Clients Liberty Employment Solutions
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SCORE Success Story: Liberty Employment Solutions

Real entrepreneurs are not inspired by competitiveness but by the desire to be their own boss and take charge of their future success. This motivated SCORE client Valonda Banks... Read more

Valonda Banks
Co-Owner, Liberty Employment Solutions
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SCORE Success Story: Waxwing EcoWorks Co.

Did you know that there are eight and a half acres of urban forest in Southeast Lancaster that is home to red-backed salamanders, crayfish, and deer? When you follow a path... Read more

Elyse Jurgen
Founder, Waxwing EcoWorks Co.
SCORE mentor with client
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SCORE Success Story: Khilo Sewing

Since its founding, this country has served as a sanctuary and a safe haven for individuals fleeing persecution and violent conflict. Today, U.S. efforts to resettle refugees... Read more

Salah Khilo
Owner, Khilo Sewing
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Client│Mentor Profile: FEAR KNOT Martial Art for Kidz

SCORE mentors are known for the work we do in guiding start ups and young, hopeful entrepreneurs, but much of our work takes place when we support existing successful businesses... Read more

Keith and Denise Wilkes
Owners, FEAR KNOT Martial Arts for Kidz
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Client│Mentor Profile EnterTRAINING Solutions, LLC

One of the first things to catch your eye when you visit Monica Rakoczy’s website is the header that reads “EnterTRAINING Solutions, LLC is a registered Woman Owned Small Business... Read more

Monica Rakoczy
Founder and Owner, EnterTRAINING Solutions, LLC
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Client│Mentor Profile: Lancaster Cryotherapy

​ There are many reasons that individuals start the journey to become small business owners. Jennifer Greenberg Swope was a woman on a mission. She had struggled with back pain... Read more

Jennifer Greenberg Swope
Founder and Owner, Lancaster Cryotherapy
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Client│Mentor Profile: The Fence Experts

​ Jason Hurst caught the imagination of SCORE mentor Fred Engle from their very first meeting in the spring of 2017. Jason, and his wife Sara owned a business, The Fence Experts... Read more

Jason and Sara Hurst
The Fence Experts
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Client│Mentor Profile: Columbia Life Network

When most people think of SCORE, they associate the volunteer mentors with the work they do in helping entrepreneurs and small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve... Read more

Columbia Life Network