We work in partnership with local civic and educational organizations so that we can more effectively fulfill our mission. These ongoing collaborations help us reach a common goal.

Partnerships with local organizations are vital to the work of SCORE Naples. We invite your interest in becoming an advocate of our mission. To learn more about how you can work with us to support the businessowners in our region, please contact Cheryl Mc Donnell, SCORE Naples Chair, cheryl.mcdonnell@scorevolunteer.org.

SCORE NAPLES PARTNERS

Small Business Association
The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.

 

 

Chambers

The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce
We are the largest nonprofit advocate for the Collier County business community. With more than 1,600 members representing 50,000 employees, The Chamber is actively involved in local government and regional economic development while providing valuable resources to its member

Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization whose mission is to serve our members, promote an environment where business can grow and prosper, and to enhance the quality of life of the Bonita Springs area.

Marco Island Chamber of Commerce
Since 1977, the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce has helped area businesses to succeed through networking opportunities, business promotion, and educational/informational programs.  In addition to serving our business membership, we are actively involved in the community through support and outreach for community events, scholarship programs and promoting Marco Island as a destination for both visitors and those looking to relocate.
Above Board Chamber of Florida
The Above Board Chamber of Florida will connect you with valuable professional development resources. You’ll find opportunities to work with other businesses and volunteer in your community. 

 

Educational Institutions

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY
FGCU, a member of the Staue University System of Florida, is a comprehensive university created to address the educational needs of a rapidly growing Southwest Florida population.

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Florida SouthWestern State College
The mission of Florida SouthWestern State College is to inspire learning; prepare a diverse population for creative and responsible participation in a global society; and serve as a leader for intellectual, economic, and cultural awareness in the community.

Hodges University
Hodges University provides transformational, learner-driven educational opportunities. With local roots and global reach, we will be a prominent learning organization providing diverse educational experiences.

Lorenzo Walker Technical College
Providing our community with 40 years of career and technical training. Celebrating our past…Changing your future.

 

Foundations

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation
The Southwest Florida Community Foundation, founded in 1976, cultivates regional change for the common good through collective leadership, social innovation and philanthropy to address the evolving community needs in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties.

 

 

Businesses

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is committed to serving people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence.

Goodwill's MicroEnterprise Program
Goodwill's MicroEnterprise program provides aspiring small business owners with the skills they need to succeed as entrepreneurs and become more independent.

Hispanic Business Initiative Fund of Florida, Inc. (HBIF)
HBIF is a Hispanic economic development, nonprofit organization in Florida specialized in providing bilingual assistance to Hispanic entrepreneurs trying to establish or expand their business in Florida.

Immokalee Business Development Center (IMMBIZ)
The IMMBIZ is nothing like other incubators. It is not static, confined to a warehouse or necessarily restricted to any one place or time. Our goal is to be as helpful as possible to new and energetic entrepreneurs. To be truly helpful we have to take our resources to the new business owners and meet them where they need help the most. We have to break down the walls and barriers that tend to confine and restrict entrepreneurial effort and allow the new businesses to flourish on their own terms, in organic ways.

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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida was incorporated in June of 1994 under the direction of strong business leaders who were passionate about education and free enterprise. Their story begins in 1975, when they taught 24 students in an after-school session at Naples High School. Our founders remain active today, serving in the classroom and in community endeavors.

NAACP

NAACP Collier County Unit # 5117
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

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THE NAPLES ACCELERATOR
THE NAPLES ACCELERATOR provides co-working space and international soft landing for entrepreneurs and new businesses. Southwest Florida's No. 1 business accelerator is a  joint government and non-profit Small Business Development Center (SBDC) community of entrepreneurs, inventors, investors, pioneers, students and technologists. 

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Florida SBDC Network provides tools, training and resources to help small businesses grow and succeed. Designated as “Florida’s provider of small business assistance,” the Florida SBDC Network has more than 40 offices from Pensacola to Key West to serve the needs of Florida’s business community.