Peoria SCORE

Chapter 0090 -  Peoria, IL

Jim Peugh, Chair
John Sahn, Vice Chair

Peoria, IL Chapter of SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) is part of a national nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of the nation’s small business. SCORE volunteers serve as mentors and counselors. Peoria SCORE provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of the entrepreneur or small business owner and tailored to your personal objectives. SCORE volunteers are real-world professionals with time-tested knowledge who donate thousands of hours to help small businesses succeed. Counselors have backgrounds and experience in such areas as accounting, finance, marketing, manufacturing, management and business plan preparation. Peoria SCORE was established August 1, 1965 and currently has 23 active members.

The Peoria SCORE Chapter serves 10 counties in Central Illinois.  Those counties are: Peoria, Fulton, Knox, Marshall, Mason, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell, Warren and Woodford.

Our office is located in the Greater Peoria Chamber of Commerce, 100 SW Water St., Peoria, IL 61602.
Our phone number is 309-676-0755.

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 9:00 am at Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, 100 Water St., Peoria, IL 61602

SCORE's mentors, comprised of active and retired business men and women, provide clients with free and confidential business counseling. Counseling can be conducted at the client's place of business, at our chapter headquarters, by telephone or via email

SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, low-cost educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.