OU-WI and SCORE Host Open HousePosted by Paula Paine on March 18, 2014 in On February 27, OU-Wisconsin hosted an Open House to celebrate the agreement it recently entered into with SCORE of Southeast Wisconsin, which allows the organization to utilize the University’s Brookfield meeting space while permitting OU faculty, staff and students to take advantage of SCORE’s business training workshops.
The event featured a short presentation by SE Wisconsin SCORE Chairman David Maaske, Wisconsin Campus Executive Dr. Wade Mauland and community guests, followed by a reception.
“Our new partnership with Ottawa University will become part of a solid foundation for SCORE SE Wisconsin to help us accomplish our mission of providing guidance, mentoring, and information that have real value to entrepreneurs and small business owners to assist them in creating, maintaining and growing successful businesses and jobs,” said Maaske.
SCORE is a national non-profit association dedicated to helping grow small businesses. SCORE is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and boasts a network of 11,000+ business experts who provide mentoring and real-world expertise to its clients. SCORE has 343 chapters nationwide and offers its complimentary and low cost services in 800 locations.
Since the organization’s founding in 1964, SCORE has mentored over nine million clients. The SE Wisconsin Chapter, which encompasses 10 counties, conducted 2,600 mentoring sessions, provided 74 workshop sessions, and facilitated 149 new business starts and the creation of 193 new jobs in 2012.