Welcome to the SCORE Chicago Chapter

SCORE Chicago and our volunteer business mentors are dedicated to providing the best possible service. Face-to-face or online, our mentors are able and willing to aid in the success of small businesses.

For the Life of Your Business.

SCORE Chicago, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty 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 very low cost. We provide:

  • Volunteer MENTORS who share their expertise across many industries
  • Free, confidential business mentoring in person, via email or by video
  • Free business TOOLS, templates, and tips here online
  • Inexpensive or free business WORKSHOPS (locally) and webinars (online 24/7)

SCORE Chicago Main Office

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Our Chapter Chair, Toyia HemingwayToyia Hemingway

Toyia Hemingway has over three decades of experience in Financial Services, nonprofit board engagement, and payment processing. Her executive career in electronic payments includes direct sales, account management, business development, strategic planning, and project management in some of the industry's top-tier companies.

Toyia is an experienced Strategic Partner Manager skilled in developing and implementing payment programs for businesses, client retention, relationship management, and cross-functional engagement. She brings a background in consultative selling in the corporate, SMB, and nonprofit sectors; project management; team building; coaching, and mentoring. Skilled in payment processing vertical management, banking and financial services, fund development in the nonprofit sector, and revenue growth.

Toyia is a seasoned volunteer with several decades of service on corporate and nonprofit volunteer boards including the Bank of America Foundation Board of Directors and the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago. In addition, she is skilled in providing mentoring, fundraising and coaching assistance to clients for financial growth. Working side by side with volunteers at all levels, Toyia has significant experience working to build stronger communities.

Whether you are a new entrepreneur or have been in business for a long time, our dedicated and accomplished business mentors can offer you FREE confidential mentoring and insights based on years of real-life, business, and executive experience.
 

SCORE Chicago is here to provide entrepreneurs like you with support to overcome obstacles, stay resilient, strategically pivot, and scale your business, despite the odds. Stay connected with us, schedule an appointment with our mentors, and continue to attend our webinars. Be well and here’s to your continued growth and success!

SCORE Chicago Executive Committee Members

Debbie Majic

Debbie Majic
Treasurer

Arthur Poon

Arthur Poon
Secretary

Ezzy Dabbish

Ezzy Dabbish
Webmaster & Vice Chair of Client Services

Fernando Nunez

Fernando Nunez
Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion

Rosalind Brumant

Rosalind Brumant
Vice Chair of Workshops

Steven Mayer

Steven Mayer
Vice Chair of Development and Partnerships

Alfonso Barrera

Alfonso Barrera
Executive Committee Advisor

Hannah Fernandez

Hannah Fernandez
 Executive Committee Advisor

Dan Ferdinand

Dan Ferdinand
Executive Committee Advisor

SCORE Chicago Client & Events Coordinator, Toma TalpaToma Talpa

 

 

 

About SCORE 

SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals. Since 1964, we have provided education and mentorship to more than 11 million entrepreneurs.

SCORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Thanks to this generous support from the SBA and because of the selfless contributions of our more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers, we can deliver most of our offerings at no cost.