Gene D. Knapp Receives SCORE’s 2017 Outstanding District Director Award

At the SCORE (www.score.orgNational Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Ken Yancey, SCORE CEO, presented the 2017 Outstanding District Director Award to Gene D. Knapp. Knapp, the Nebraska SCORE District Director for 10 years, supports the SCORE chapters in Omaha, Lincoln, Columbus, Norfolk, and central Nebraska with volunteers in Beatrice, Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, and Scottsbluff.

This award recognized the Nebraska District which is one of 70 districts nationwide. Knapp stated, “I am pleased to accept this award and want to recognize all the Nebraska volunteers’ work that has resulted in the growth of total services SCORE provides.” Knapp also noted, “The Greater Omaha and Lincoln SCORE chapters were recognized for their more than 20% year over year growth in total services. The Greater Omaha, Lincoln, and Columbus chapters were recognized as Platinum chapters. As the District Director for these chapters I am pleased to recognize their contributions and support of entrepreneurs in Nebraska.”

Over 500 SCORE leaders from all states attended the conference. Linda McMahon, SBA Administrator, keynote speaker, delivered a presentation on the importance of entrepreneurship to the US economy and SCORE’s role in their successes.

SCORE – a national, all volunteer, not for profit resource partner of the SBA – provides no cost mentoring and workshop training to entrepreneurs starting a business and small businesses to grow and prosper.
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