Robert H. Ranck Inc. Sponsors SCORE Open House & Luncheon
Robert H. Ranck, Inc. Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Lancaster, PA sponsored a recent SCORE Lancaster Open House and luncheon for 125 community leaders and prospective SCORE members. Ranck, a longtime SCORE client, expressed its appreciation for the assistance and support it has received from SCORE. Joseph Ranck, President, attended the Open House along with his SCORE counselor, Lou Davenport.
Ranck Inc. has operated for more than 50 years and won numerous local awards for ‘outstanding plumbing and heating company,’ and ‘best company to work for.’
At the Open House, SCORE President Jerry Glenn provided an update on SCORE activity and results. He noted that Lancaster SCORE – in service since 1965 – is among the fastest growing of the nearly 400 SCORE chapters in the U.S. … with a 77% increase in total services vs. last year! Driven by an average of 50 new clients each month, demand for counseling, workshops and business roundtables is at record levels – and not just from start-ups. Currently 40% of SCORE Lancaster clients are in existing businesses.
Five SCORE clients described their businesses and the roles that SCORE played in helping them launch and/or sustain their enterprises. They include teaching conversational languages; freelance writing; nutrient testing of feed, and water quality; ‘green’ environmental systems for commercial and residential drain cleaning; and launching a new brand of vodka. Each entrepreneur received a SCORE Business Development Award – a plaque and gift certificate – and will be featured later here on this blog.
Gene Shawaryn, SCORE Business Development VP, noted how SCORE is collaborating to serve the small business community more effectively through strategic alliances with ASSETS of Lancaster, Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Main Street Manager organizations, the City of Lancaster, Millersville University, Lancaster Country Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Harrisburg Area Community College, and the Duke Street Business Center of the Lancaster Library System.
Shawaryn asked for an expanded commitment to SCORE from the community … to help SCORE meet the surging demand for its services … and create even more new companies and jobs in Lancaster County. He invited prospective new SCORE members to learn more about opportunities to volunteer … from current members, from the Website at www.scorelancaster.org.