Every year, at the SCORE South Palm Beach Annual December Luncheon, an award is presented to our Entrepreneur of the Year, a client who, through his/her determination, ingenuity, and plain hard work, earns the honor. This year, as with other recent years, the Luncheon was held at Gleneagles Country Club in
and was attended by 100+, including dignitaries, industry leaders, and
supporters of SCORE. Delray Beach
For the first time, 2012 brought us 3 very special entrepreneurs.
Mona Straub, (Justfurfunonline.com), a prize winner a few years back, refashioned her business, and in so doing won the award as 2nd Runner-up.
Fred Pollino, was the June 2012 recipient of a 40,000.00 grant from the Veterans Pathway To Success Foundation. Fred, a wounded veteran of the Iraq/Afghanistan wars, started a business (Better Escalator Co.) to clean escalators. He is assisted in the business by his partner Tom Story. Fred was honored as 1st Runner-up.
Jose Danois, (ASE Carcare), another Iraq/Afghanistan veteran, with several tours of combat duty, returned to the States in 2012, where he purchased a
car care business. While Jose was initially rejected for a grant application,
because of severe debt load, he displayed incredible determination and “can do”
attitude, so typical of our brave servicemen and servicewomen, that, working
with SCORE Counselors for several months, he was rewarded when his business
began to show a profit . Jose was elected our Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Fort Lauderdale
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