Binghamton, NY, October 18, 2018:  Greater Binghamton SCORE Chapter 217 celebrated it’s 2018 Entrepreneur Recognition at Traditions at the Glen in Johnson City today. Business leaders, educators, and lawmakers from across the area gathered to celebrate some of the region’s newest businesses.

Les Howard, Chair of the SCORE Greater Binghamton Chapter explained, “SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. We’re delighted to see the dreams of these entrepreneurs come to life as they establish their businesses right here in our community”. Each of the entrepreneurs recognized at the event participated in programs at the SUNY Broome’s Entrepreneurial Assistance Center and received mentoring services from SCORE. “It’s an exciting time for our community as we’re building the resources and infrastructure to grow small businesses and enhance economic opportunities and overall prosperity in the Greater Binghamton region”.

Entrepreneurs recognized at the event include:

  • Joseph & Michele Alig – Waterman’s Distillery, Apalachin, NY
  • Michele Barnes – Creative Joy, Owego, NY
  • Jennifer Bokal – Author, Endicott, NY
  • Roseann Cole - TRC Industrial, Nichols, NY
  • Sakinah Collins - Dust Bunniez Cleaning, LLC, Endicott, NY
  • Kirk Decker - McClure Furniture Works, Windsor, NY
  • Larry Huggins – Huggins Honey, Ninevah, NY
  • Rachel Jenks - Rtistry By Design, Binghamton, NY
  • Sara Liu – Parlor City Vegan, Binghamton, NY
  • Janelle Malia - The Black Cat Gallery, Owego, NY
  • Patricia Salmon - Pat Salmon History, Johnson City, NY
  • Tammi Seeley - Up the Creek Women's Consignment, Owego, NY
  • Meghaan Velasco – MJ’s Bar & Restaurant, Owego, NY

A Certificate of Appreciation was also awarded to the Greater Binghamton Chamber of Commerce for it’s long standing partnership with the SCORE Greater Binghamton Chapter.

Entrepreneurs and local business owners are encouraged to contact Greater Binghamton SCORE to connect with mentoring opportunities and educational events designed to elevate their business. Visit or call (607) 772-8860 for more information.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses start, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. SCORE has existed for more than 50 years and is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). More than 300 Chapters, with 11,000 volunteers across the country deliver mentoring services at no charge and educational workshops at very low cost.