CINCINNATI—May 6, 2020 – Seven volunteers have been named Lifetime Platinum Mentor by SCORE Greater Cincinnati, an organization that provides free business counseling to local entrepreneurs. 

Platinum mentors have received consistently high marks (at least 9/10) from their mentees and have been evaluated by a quality review committee. About one-third of the mentors from SCORE Greater Cincinnati have achieved this status.  

“It has never been more important that entrepreneurs have quality advice and experienced business guidance,” said SCORE Greater Cincinnati Co-Chair Gordon Daniels. “The current situation demands that mentors stretch beyond their experience and find innovative ways to serve our clients. I’m proud that we’ve been able to award these SCORE volunteers with the highest recognition of the quality service they consistently provide.” 

The new Lifetime Platinum Mentors, and their specialties, are: 

Mark Anderson (Florence, Ky.)
Finance, Institutional Retirement Plans, Strategic Planning

Lowell Bowie (Blue Ash, Ohio)
Business, Technical & Scientific Services

Joseph Hajek (West Chester, Ohio)
Merger and Acquisition for Large, Public Corporations

Hans Hjort (West Chester, Ohio)
Design of Machine Tools and Product Development

James Maltry (Cincinnati)
Finance and Non-profits

Patricia McKay (Over The Rhine, Ohio)
Sales, Marketing, Operations

Dean Swomley (Aurora, Ind.)
Strategy, Organizational Leadership and Development, Brand Management

The organization is accepting new volunteers with solid business experience. Mentors spend 4 to 20 hours per month helping entrepreneurs create business plans, grow existing businesses, and find creative ways to solve today’s problems. To learn more, visit https://greatercincinnati.score.org/content/volunteer-application.

SCORE Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana Chapter is a nonprofit organization with approximately 100 experienced volunteers who offer free mentoring in all aspects of business development and operations. The chapter offers low-cost educational seminars and maintains an extensive library of business briefs and online webinars. SCORE is the oldest and largest free business mentoring organization in the US with over 12,000 volunteers nationwide who are motivated to give back to their local communities through their support of small business.

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