Our Vision: Pekin, Illinois: The community of choice for
home, business, and recreation.
Our Mission: To foster and promote a vibrant business environment that improves the quality of life in the Pekin area.
The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE
Association will host a free, three-day virtual conference during
National Small Business Week. The conference will take place Tuesday,
May 1 - Thursday, May 3 between 12:30 p.m. ET - 6:30 p.m. ET each day.
Participate in this online conference to listen to
practiced advice on current business strategies, meet other business
owners, and chat with industry experts. The virtual conference will
offer the best parts of an in-person conference, without the hassle of
traveling. A schedule of live events will be sent to registrants via
In this webinar, we will
discuss the processes for hazard identification, evaluation, prioritization,
and control, along with a brief review of selected OSHA
regulations applicable to small businesses.
helps you succeed!
Check out one of our latest success stories.
Eleni Theodorou pursued her passion for writing while
holding a corporate job. Her first children's book, Noko the Knight,
opened up opportunities for her to talk about its anti-bullying
themes with groups of children and adults. Now she now
works as an anti-bullying educator in partnership with schools in New
Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
How SCORE helped:
Theodorou worked with mentors Richard Kitaeff, George
Ginsberg and Larry Matte on myriad subjects including corporate
sponsorship, networking, business plans, and website development.
"Their wealth of knowledge, their encouragement, and their holding
me accountable to get my 'homework' done has pushed me and my company to
even greater success," she says.
A SCORE mentor can help you turn your dream into a reality.
The journey to starting a business (or taking your business to the
next level) may not always be smooth sailing, but we'll help you
navigate choppy waters when times are tough.
SCORE is a nonprofit
association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground,
grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have
been doing this for more than 50 years.
Because our work is
supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to
our network of 10,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at
no charge or at a very low cost.
Find out more about
our Mission, Vision and Values here.