We value our Sponsors & Partners

Support provided by corporations and businesses allows for the development and implementation of SCORE programs, projects and resources.  These alliance partnerships make it possible for millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners to receive an outstanding array of resource tools, education and workshops.

Alliance Partners

Accion is a nonprofit that helps communities grow by investing in people who build businesses and generate jobs in their neighborhoods. They provide customized capital solutions and one-on-one coaching to underserved entrepreneurs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

Accion Chicago

Accion is a nonprofit that helps communities grow by investing in people who build businesses and generate jobs in their neighborhoods. They provide customized capital solutions and one-on-one coaching to underserved entrepreneurs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

JVS Chicago

JVS works to transform lives, providing career coaching guidance, job training and crucial support to more than 8,000 people annually. Their purpose is to help those who want to help themselves acquire or deepen the skills needed to find their next job.



Insperity's CEO, Paul Sarvardi, envisioned making business owners' lives easier by taking HR and administrative burdens off their plates. Insperity does this by helping you control expenses, minimize risk exposure and maximize your opportunities for revenue generation.

Better Business Bureau

For over 100 years, BBB has helped people make smarter decisions and is evolving to meet fast changing marketplace needs. BBB offers its national and local consumer services online and in person. 

Home Advisor

HomeAdvisor was founded in December 1998. We've grown by teaming with other local companies like ours to give us a base of experience stretching back as far as 1980, and a proven track record you can count on.

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are committed to helping individuals and families obtain the best possible resolution for their personal injury case. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have both the legal expertise and passion to tackle any obstacles that likely will be encountered in the litigation process.

Vivid Seats

Vivid Seats was created out of a genuine love for attending live events…
We all feel the anticipation right after the lights go down. We remember the sounds of the orchestra pit tuning their instruments to deliver enchanting musical scores and standing ovations. We remember the blazing guitar solos, the last second scores, the come-from-behind wins, and the cheers of the fans. It's no accident we're named Vivid Seats…"vivid" comes from the Latin word "vivere" which means "to live"…and going to live events gives you the chance to live the music, live the culture, and live the glory that all generate the vivid memories and unique stories that will last a lifetime!

O'Meara Law LLC

O'Meara Law LLC has years of experience defending thousands of clients against virtually any type of criminal charge. 


At Staver Law Group, clients come first. When you work with us to represent you for your auto accident, premises liability, medical malpractice, or wrongful death case, you can rely on us to handle the paperwork and guide you through the process. We’re also here to help you, and we know that this is likely the first time you have ever had to deal with the legal system.


Echo Limousine

You can get limo service to and from Chicago locations at any time of day with Echo Limousine. We provide private, personalized treatment to such notable spots as US Cellular Field, Soldier Field or First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in the suburbs and more. We’re here for you with luxurious cars for your weddings, anniversaries and other events.  We can handle any group, large or small, or tend to your individual needs to and from airports, hotels and convention centers. When you want to see Chicago, call us and we’ll show you our Chicago.



Crain's Chicago Business

Crain's Chicago Business is a weekly business newspaper in Chicago that provides complete business news and analysis including healthcare, real estate, manufacturing, government, sports and more.


Hefter, Leshem, Margolis Capital Management

Hefter, Leshem, Margolis Capital Management Group, founded in 1983 by Steve Hefter at Goldman Sachs, is a leading Financial Advisory firm that provides a holistic advisory approach to our diversified client base.

Fifth Third Bank

Access tools and solutions that accommodate the way you run your business, while protecting against risk.

Kirland & Ellis

For more than 100 years, Kirkland has provided exceptional service to clients around the world in complex litigation, corporate and tax, intellectual property, restructuring and counseling matters.

Byline Bank

We're not like the other guys. We don't pretend to know Chicago; we're a long-time resident who's been part of the local scene for over 100 years.

Our name has changed-most recently from North Community Bank to Byline Bank-but our commitment to you is as strong as ever: To be the bank Chicagoans deserve.


Evanston Subaru has built one of Chicago's premier dealerships based on two words: "Hassle-Free". We are genuinely committed to a softer, more intelligent sales and service approach. Our knowledgeable staff truly listens to what you are looking for and offers honest, straightforward answers.



FGMK is a leading professional services firm providing assurance, tax and advisory services to privately held businesses, global public companies, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals and not-for-profit organizations. FGMK is among the largest accounting firms in Chicago and one of the top ranked accounting firms in the United States.

Neuberger Berman


Neuberger Berman was founded in 1939 to do one thing: deliver compelling investment results for our clients over the long term. This remains our singular purpose today, driven by a culture rooted in deep fundamental research, the pursuit of investment insight and continuous innovation on behalf of clients, and facilitated by the free exchange of ideas across the organization.


Abt was founded in 1936 when Jewel Abt gave her husband David $800 to start a business. Abt began as a small store with only three employees in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Abt has since grown to become one of the largest independent single-store appliance and electronics retailers in the country sprawled out on 37 acres in Glenview, IL, and employing a staff of over 1,300 experts.


Country Financial

Country Financial have a long history of protecting people. Formed by a group of farmers in 1925, they now have more than 3,000 employees and 2,000 representatives to help you protect what matters and plan for a secure future.


First Midwest Bank

First Midwest Bank is a Chicago-based bank with deep financial resources. So they can combine size and stability with quick response. A large array of products with close personal service. And a global perspective with strong local knowledge.


GlenStar Properties, LLC - Chicago Illinois
Founded by three of Chicago's leading real estate executives, GlenStar Properties brings a well-honed ownership perspective to all of its properties and services. GlenStar has built on this solid foundation and the company is now recognized as a top provider of development and related commercial real estate services.

The Chicago Family Business Council

The Chicago Family Business Council exists to help family businesses and other closely held companies achieve their business goals through a unique peer support system and related educational programs that provide growth strategies for chief executives, their employees, their families and their businesses.

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs brings people, capital and ideas together to help our clients and the communities we serve. 


OneIMS is a a full service digital marketing company. We know that impressions and clicks don’t pay the bills, so our team of in-house specialists built custom marketing programs designed to drive sales for your business.

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo wants to satisfy their customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. 

Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune: Your source for Chicago breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and traffic.

Nicor Gas

Nicor Gas is a natural gas distribution company that serves more than 2.1 million customers in a service territory that encompasses most of the northern third of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago.

Red Rock Custom Homes & Remodeling

Red Rock Custom Homes, LLC is a local company founded and wholly owned by the Pollack family, a name trusted on Chicago's North Shore since 1893.
Over the years Chicagoans have found that Pollack family run businesses, from Gerber Plumbing Fixtures to Chicago Stock Yards Packing has allowed people to work directly with the owners. So the work has gotten done on time, on budget, and on the mark.

PNC Bank

PNC offers a wide range of services for all our customers, from individuals and small businesses, to corporations and government entities. No matter how simple or complicated your needs, we're sure to have the products, knowledge and resources necessary for financial success. 


Continuing Sponsors

Linda & Jeffrey Hammes




S&B Finishing Co.

S&B Finishing provides high-quality powder coating, liquid coating and multi-step coating services that protect, preserve and beautify metal parts.

REB Storage Systems International

REB Storage Systems International is a master stocking distributor of storage and material handling products in the Midwest. Their main inventoried products included Shelving, Shop Equipment, Lockers, and Safety Grating.

Emecole, Inc.

Since 1987, Emecole has been the trusted manufacturer and supplier of epoxies and polyurethane foams for the repair of poured foundation cracks using low-pressure crack injection.

Kor-Pak Corporation

Kor-Pak, technical solutions for heavy industry, prides itself as both an OEM and distributor for products ranging from: Heavy Duty Industrial Braking Systems, Wear Materials and Rubber Parts for Locomotives and Passenger Cars, Engine Seals, Kevlar Bearings, and Custom Machined and Fabricated parts.


Aurico, a CareerBuilder company, is a leading background screening and drug testing company.