Northwest Indiana SCORE

SCORE Volunteers meet at the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce every Wednesday from 9 am  until noon. 

Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and community leaders work together to support the economic growth, vitality and job market.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Become a volunteer mentor, or meet to discuss your business ideas!

Call 219-462-1105 to arrange your appointment with a Certified Business Mentor.



PHIL BAIN, SCORE Certified Mentor, has been advising business owners in Valparaiso for more than 20 years. As a business and marketing professional, his years of experience have benefited countless entrepreneurs and business owners. Phil has served as chair of the Northwest Indiana Chapter, and continues to offer one-on-one assistance to those interested in starting-up or improving their business. 

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  are available to make presentations and offer business advice to your group or organization. Certified Business Mentor Jack Phelps recently engaged attendees of The Northwest Indiana Creative Investors Association (NICIA.ORG) with his insights and experience as an entrepreneur. The Chapter was recently recognized by Ken Yancey, CEO of SCORE, and Steve Records,VP of Field Operations, for their Leadership in 2014.

       Jack Phelps, Certified Business Mentor and Entrepreneur.


There is still time for you to sign up for this critical thinking seminar on August 25th. Meet Human Resource and Professional Business Advisors who will offer advice and provide a guide to attracting the right candidates. Learn how to optimize your ability to retain the right employees with strategies that work across workforce generations.


The Workshop is essential for new and existing small business owners and managers who want to notch up their recruiting and selection processes. 


Registration for the workshop is required in advance. Contact the Horizon Bank, in Michigan City at (219) 874-9391 for more information.


Located at the Blue Chip Casino, a 7:30 am breakfast is included prior to the program that begins at 8 am.


Call (219) 874-9391 to register and for more information regarding workshops sponsored by Horizon Bank.

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.