Sponsored by the U. S. Small Business Administration
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce


Welcome to the Anderson, Indiana Chapter of SCORE. The SCORE Association is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SCORE has several hundred chapters in locations throughout the United States and its territories, with more than 10,000 volunteers nationwide. Local chapters provide free mentoring and low-cost workshops in their communities. Both working and retired executives and business owners donate their time and expertise as business mentors. SCORE was founded in 1964.

Our local membership is comprised of about two dozen retired executives from all walks of life and representing a multitude of business disciplines. We have four past Chairs of the Chamber of Commerce for Anderson and Madison County, Retired General Motors Business unit Directors, Comptrollers, Plant managers, a former Chairman of a local bank and Chairman of the Indiana State Commission on Banking Practices and a retired Bank Vice-President. We have Realtors, a former President and CEO of a firm that manufactured for export, former owners of a variety of retail stores, a Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and many others.

The SCORE membership meets monthly to discuss and learn of ways to help Small Businesses

With this significant cross section of disciplines, The Anderson SCORE Chapter is well qualified by experience to provide counseling over a broad area of topics. In the event we are challenged beyond our local experience we have the entire national organization upon which we may draw.

Do you want to go into business? Here are some questions to ask yourself:

If you can answer yes to all of the above, consider the following issues:
If, as you read these, you are taken with a question, you can pursue your interest by filling out the form on our counseling page.

The Madison County Corporation for Economic Development has some excellent tools and aids for those starting a business. See Corporation for Economic Development for an overview and Tools for Business for help in getting started.

Much helpful information is also available from the National SCORE Office web site and the Indiana State SCORE web site. Contact us by calling The Madison County Chamber of Commerce at (765) 642-0264 or write to:

Union Bldg, Suite 211
1106 Merdian Street
Anderson, IN 46016

You may also send E-mail to us at