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SCORE Launches Small Business Consortium for Broadband Adoption by Small Business
Apr 06, 2010 (06:04 PM EDT)


Media Event for SCORE Public/Private Broadband Consortium on April 7

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" announces the nationwide kick-off of a public/private consortium to develop training, tools and resources to help America's small businesses compete in the Internet age by using broadband technologies. Learn more at www.score.org/broadband_event_2010.html.

Fortune 500 Companies and leading technology firms join SCORE as consortium founders: AT&T, Best Buy, Cisco, Constant Contact, Google, HP, Intuit, Microsoft, Skype and Time Warner Cable Business Class. Supporters include DRT Strategies and Engage. Their donations to The SCORE Foundation will help SCORE continue small business mentoring and training to help grow 1 million small businesses by 2017.

National Kick-off Event & Media Briefing

DATE: Wednesday, April 7th

TIME: 10:00-11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: The Reagan Building, The Polaris Suite

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

RSVP: www.score.org/broadband_event_2010.html


SPEAKERS: SCORE CEO Ken Yancey

FCC Chair Julius Genachowski

SBA Administrator Karen Mills

Emily McHugh, owner of online retail store Casauri, broadband-user

Yamile Jackson, owner of children's healthcare products company Zakeez, broadband-user


PANELISTS: Jeff Brueggeman, Vice President - Public Policy, AT&T

Glen Swanson, Senior Vice President, Business Customer Group, Best Buy Co., Inc.

Jeffrey A. Campbell, Senior Director, Technology and Trade Policy of Global Policy and Government Affairs, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Eric S. Groves, Senior Vice President, Global Market Development, Constant Contact(R)

Harry Wingo, Policy Counsel, Google, Washington, D.C.

Michael Nordstrom, Small Business Marketing Manager, Hewlett Packard

Cameron J. Schmidt, Vice President, Employee Management Solutions Division, Intuit

Teresa Carlson, Vice President U.S. Federal Government, Microsoft Corporation

Christopher Libertelli, Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Skype

Alee A. Rouhani, Senior Director, Corporate Marketing, Time Warner Cable Business Class



On March 16, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched The Broadband Plan. Learn more about The Broadband Plan at www.broadband.gov and the SCORE Broadband Consortium at www.score.org/broadband.html.

Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and workshops. More than 12,400 volunteer business counselors in 364 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 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE on the web at www.score.org and www.score.org/women.

CONTACT: Christine Banning, Vice President of Communications, +1-800-634-0245; media@score.org

SOURCE SCORE