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Service Corp of Retired Executives chapter opens in Statesboro

The Savannah chapter of the Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) opened a satellite office at Georgia Southern’s Business Innovation Group (BIG) in Statesboro on Jan. 9.

SCORE has been working with Georgia Southern’s Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) to open this chapter. VBOC, SCORE and the Small Business Development Center will all be housed at City Campus in downtown Statesboro.

Both VBOC and SCORE are resource partners of the Small Business Administration and mutually supportive of each other. Jeremy Horstman, director of the VBOC, reached out to his SCORE partners and connected with Gary Johnson, who manages new chapter development for SCORE.

“SCORE opening an office in Statesboro greatly increases the capacity of help and support we can provide to small businesses in Statesboro and the surrounding areas,” said Horstman. “The Business Innovation Group at Georgia Southern is really becoming a one stop shop with the many resources that we have housed in our facility to help small businesses start and grow.”

About SCORE:

The SCORE chapter at Georgia Southern will provide integral business mentoring for entrepreneurs and small business owners in the surrounding areas. Entrepreneurs and small business owners can visit as a resource to locate the nearest SCORE office or identify an online mentor specializing in their industry.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. For 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free, confidential business education and mentoring.

About VBOC:

VBOCs are a Small Business Administration (SBA) resource partner and designed to provide entrepreneurial development services, such as business training, counseling and mentoring Services. VBOCs provide pre-business plan workshops, concept assessments, business plan preparations and comprehensive feasibility analysis.  The VBOC is funded by a grant from the SBA.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 125 degree programs serving 20,673 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered and hands-on approach to education. Visit


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