Meet the 2015 SCORE Award Winners!

Our winners have demonstrated unique vision, innovation and achievement in support of America's economy and small business community. 

2015 SCORE Awards logoThe SCORE Awards is an annual event that celebrates the outstanding achievements of America's small businesses. Equal parts ceremony, celebration and entertainment, the SCORE Awards is the preeminent distinction in honoring and supporting small business in the U.S.

At this event, we recognize the people and companies that have demonstrated unique vision, innovation and achievement in support of America's economy and small business community. Net revenues from the event help support The SCORE Foundation and its programs, a 501(c)3 non-profit.


To select the 2015 SCORE Awards honorees, SCORE asked small business owners and their SCORE mentors to nominate their business by taking a “Business Selfie” and sharing ways small businesses have made the world a better place and how meaningful relationships between SCORE mentors and clients have helped businesses prosper. Below are this year's winners.

Outstanding Diverse Small Business Award - Open for Service, LLC

Presented by AT&T

Open For Service logo

"Open for Service gives businesses of all sizes an opportunity to change the reputation of an area and offer a safe space for people of all walks of life to visit."

Owner: Joshua Driver

Mentor: Bill Petrovic, Indianapolis SCORE | SCORE Success Story

Outstanding Encore Entrepreneur Award - Galleries on the Go 

Presented by FranNet

Galleries on the Go logo

Galleries on the Go is an art vendor service that connects local artists with businesses and municipalities to place gallery space in high-traffic areas.

Owner: Sara Mullins

Mentors: Keith Knowles and Mats Bengston, Pinellas County SCORE | SCORE Success Story

Outstanding Young Entrepreneur Award - Instructural, LLC

Presented by Deluxe Corporation

Instructural logoInstructural, LLC is an education consulting company that offers an English as a Second Language (ESL) e-learning program to assist adult learners develop their social and business English skills.

Owner: Maxie Gluckman

Mentor: Karen Williams, Washington DC SCORE | SCORE Success Story

Outstanding American Manufacturer Small Business Award - FlowFold

Presented by Sam's Club

FlowFold logoFlowfold draws on generations of Maine craftsmanship to design and make wallets, totes, and other gear designed with the adventurer in mind. 

Owner: Devin McNeill

Mentor: Nancy Strojny, Portland Maine SCORE SCORE Success Story

Outstanding Community-Impact Small Business Award - Blind Spot Nutbutters

Presented by MassMutual

Blind Spot Nutbutters logoBlind Spot Nutbutters are artisan nut butter spreads sold at specialty food stores and farm markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic, as well as online.

Owner: Sheri Karan

Mentors: Kellie Boyson and Dylan Bauer, Susquehanna SCORE | SCORE Success Story

Outstanding Franchise Small Business Award - MODE

Presented by The UPS Store

MODE logoMODE offers high-end maternity wear and discounted designer brands.

Owner: Ciara Stockeland

Mentors: Larry Tessler and Jim Philpot, East Bay SCORE (San Fran) | SCORE Success Story

Outstanding Green Small Business Award - Starseed Bakery

Presented by The SCORE Foundation

Starseed Bakery logoStarseed Bakery, is a wholesale and retail bakery serving products that are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and free of genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). 

Owner: Linda Beg

Mentor: Stan Yablonski, Morris County SCORE | SCORE Success Story

Outstanding Innovative Small Business Award - MarketSmart

Presented by Office Depot Foundation

MarketSmart logoMarketSmart is a marketing software and services firm that helps nonprofits raise more money more efficiently.

Owner: Greg Warner

Mentor: Hal Shelton, Washington, DC SCORE | SCORE Success Story

Outstanding Job-Creator Award - MaineWorks, LLC

Presented by Vistaprint

MaineWorks logoMaineWorks specializes in industrial construction placements, and works with people facing barriers to employment like substance abuse recovery and reentry from prison.

Owner: Margo Walsh

Mentors: Doug Collins and Alan Shaver Portland, Maine SCORE

MaineWorks.usSCORE Success Story

Outstanding Woman-Owned Small Business Award - Incorporate Massage 

Presented by Constant Contact

IncorporateMassage logoIncorporate Massage provides onsite corporate and event massage programs in Utah, Idaho, California, and Texas.

Owner: Amelia Wilcox

Mentors: Ron Baron and Joe Stambaugh Salt Lake City SCORE | SCORE Success Story

Lou Campanelli Award: Outstanding Individual Volunteerism & Support of Small Business and SCORE

Giovanni Coratolo

Vice President, Small Business Policy Economic Policy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Senate Small Business Champion - Senator Kelly Ayotte

House Small Business Champion - Chris Van Hollen, Jr.

Chapter of the Year - Chester and Delaware County


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2014 Award Recipients