December 31, 2021
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As we close out 2021, and enter 2022, I wanted to take a moment to share some reflections on this past year, as well as the excitement around what is to come next year for SCORE.
 
This was a challenging year, but it was also a true testament to the teamwork, collaboration and focus we share. Thank you for the courage, generosity and commitment you show every day. Every person in this organization matters and contributes to the positive impact we have across the nation. You are the heart and soul of this organization. Your generosity in sharing your wisdom and expertise with our clients is the reason we have had such a positive impact over the years – especially these past few years.
 
We spoke in August at the National Leadership Conference about how all SCORE Volunteers, and the organization together as One SCORE, have shown an amazing ability to adapt, motivate and succeed. Your adaptability and commitment to your clients and our mission has led thousands of small businesses to succeed through the most challenging of times. And we can and will do even more together because each and every one of you have the motivation to help people, one person at a time.
 
The SCORE staff is excited to work together with you in pursuit of these goals. Together, we will help our clients navigate challenges, continue to achieve success and ensure that our volunteers are fully appreciated, satisfied and engaged. Please continue to communicate throughout the coming year; your input is critical to helping us stay on the right track.
 
In these times of uncertainty, you have proven we can count on each other. We are committed to being there for you in the years ahead, helping our clients when they need us most – together, as One SCORE.
 
We cannot rest on our laurels or be content with status quo. Your service as a SCORE volunteer makes a difference. Your mentoring, education, and partnering with others within your communities have a direct, positive impact on those communities you serve.
 
The new year presents a powerful opportunity for SCORE, and I am more excited than ever for our future. My excitement comes from a deep and unshakable certainty that our true north - our mission and vision - is the right goal and the right direction. SCORE continues to become stronger in order to drive more successful outcomes for our clients. We have a mission that is the right mission. We have a vision that is exciting, and we are moving towards that future together today.
 
Have a Happy New Year, and I look forward to working with all of you in 2022.
 
Bridget Weston, CEO
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