Friday, October 3, 2008

Jeff Mesquita of Dunwoody Selected Chairman of SCORE Atlanta Chapter

SCORE Georgia Chapter #48 has elected Jeff Mesquita as its new chairman, with his term beginning this week. In his new position, Mesquita will coordinate community outreach, recruiting and the chapter’s small business counseling and workshop programs.

National SCORE CEO Kenneth Yancey said, “Jeff Mesquita selection as chapter chair will have a very positive impact on SCORE Atlanta Chapter #48. “Jeff Mesquita has shown tremendous dedication to the Atlanta/Georgia business community,” added Yancey. “He will ensure the superior level of service that the SCORE Atlanta Chapter offers to area start-up and existing businesses.”

SCORE receives federal operational funds and is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Jeff Mesquita has been with SCORE Atlanta Chapter #48 since 2005. He has a B.S., and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. His management experience is extensive. He has worked for various companies in the Military Aircraft, Health Care, Electronics, and Car Wash industries. Mesquita also owned several small businesses and served on the Faculty of the Keller Graduate School of Management, conducting courses in Sales Management. He also served on the board of the American Lithotripsy Society as the only non-medical member, and helped start the Georgia Society for Ambulatory Surgery Centers as its President.

SCORE Atlanta Chapter #48 provided over 12,000 small business services to area entrepreneurs in 2007, through face-to-face and email counseling, and a series of business workshops. The chapter’s 95 volunteers have an average of 30 years of business experience, with a wide range of expertise.

Since 1964, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has assisted more than 8 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through counseling and business workshops. More than 10,500 volunteer business counselors in 389 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of small businesses.

For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 404-331-0121. You can view the SCORE Atlanta Chapter programs on its web site at www.scoreatlanta.org.
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