SCORE Honors Small Businesses with Awards Breakfast

Photos From SCORE Annual Awards Breakfast

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YARMOUTH PORT – Local businesses were honored Thursday at the annual Cape Cod SCORE Awards Breakfast at Old Yarmouth Inn in Yarmouth Port.

The Cape and Islands chapter of SCORE has 50 volunteers that offer free and confidential mentoring to entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits.

“Our mission is to help small businesses grow, to help them understand issues that are facing them and address them and, even for some, how to make a plan to exit their business,” said Marc Goldberg.

The Small Business Owner of the Year award was presented to Mario Spindola of ohDeer Martha’s Vineyard and Nauset Disposal was honored with the Small Business Champion Award.

Goldberg said the event promotes small businesses in the region, which account for more than 90 percent of all businesses on the Cape and the Islands.

“It’s a great place for them to learn from each other, to network and to find out who can help them, but also to walk away with an understanding that there is success throughout the Cape and Islands with small businesses,” Goldberg said.

Criteria for businesses who receive awards include being in business for at least three to five years, are profitable and support and give back to their community.

Better Mousetrap Awards were also presented to 18 small businesses on the Cape and Islands representing each individual Chamber of Commerce. The winners were:

Brewster Guapo’s Tortilla Shack

Cape Cod Chamber Cape Cod Marble & Granite

Cape Cod Canal Region The Body Mechanist

Chatham Cape Cod Daily Deal, LLC

Dennis Monroe Motors, Inc., Auto Repair

Eastham Beanstock Coffee Roasters

Falmouth iKitchens, Etc., LLC

Harwich Hot Stove Saloon

Hyannis Rendezous Café & Creperie

Martha’s Vineyard ohDeer MV

Mashpee Gustare Oils & Vinegars- Mashpee

Nantucket Nantucket Hotel & Resort

Orleans Animal Hospital of Orleans

Provincetown Provincetown Jazz Festival

Sandwich Home Instead Senior Care, Inc.

Truro Long Point Electric, Inc.

Wellfleet Brundage Site Work

Yarmouth Cathy’s Place Resort Wear & Accessories

Goldberg said after 24 years the event continues to grow.

“Right now we are bursting at the seems,” he said. “We have sold out for the last four years now and we are looking at other options as to where we can hold the event because there are so many people interested in the success of small business.”

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