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Pictured left to right: Jerry Glenn, Ivanna Arambillete, and Nury Varga
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SCORE Success Story: Empanada Gourmet

There are so many ways that immigrants contribute to our quality of life each day. As individuals arrive in the United States to pursue the "American Dream," they add to our... Read more

Nury Varga
Co-Owner, Empanada Gourmet
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SCORE Success Story: Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation

One of the first things you notice when you walk into SCORE client Betsy Shank's home in Millersville is the low, pervasive skittering sound of 67 orphaned or injured squirrels.... Read more

Betsy Shank
Owner, Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation
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SCORE Success Story: Larkstone

Over the last four years, SCORE Lancaster-Lebanon mentor Jim Frey has watched the success and growth of clients Emily Moccero and Evan Young. Jim began mentoring the couple in... Read more

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SCORE Success Story: The Productive Peasant Farm Co.

There are times when our future does not follow a straight path. It takes frequent detours through our life's journey. SCORE Client Jason Stone, founder of The Productive Peasant... Read more

Jason Stone
Founder, The Productive Peasant Farm Co.
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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.
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
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 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
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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.
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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