---- — OTTUMWA — Gordon Aistrope, chair of South Central Iowa SCORE, announced Wednesday that the chapter, upon completion of an on-site review, received a "GOLD Chapter Rating."
This is the second-highest rating a SCORE chapter can receive. The chapter covers multiple counties in southeast Iowa and recently opened a satellite office in Chariton.
The local chapter now has 20 volunteers dedicated to helping area entrepreneurs start small businesses or achieve new levels of success in their existing business, passing on knowledge and expertise to a new generation of entrepreneurs.
South Central Iowa SCORE provides free, confidential, one-on-one mentoring and team counseling. Free counseling is available by calling 641-814-5907 or by visiting www.score.org.