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Logo SCORE For The Life Of Your Business Northern Illinois SCORE serves Rockford and the Stateline Area with Expert Small Business Mentoring and Informative, Educational Small Business Workshops! SCORE Clients and SCORE Groups, #2
About Our Mentoring

Mentors with Northern Illinois SCORE represent many industries, backgrounds and skill sets.

Since 1986, Northern Illinois SCORE small business mentors have collectively accounted for about 3,500 years of business and industrial experience.  Together they have held more than 6,600 mentoring sessions with local entrepreneurs and businesses .

Listed in the table to your right are the career backgrounds and personal biographies of current SCORE mentors. When evaluating your mentoring needs, you may choose to request a mentor that has experience in the area of your need.  While SCORE will do their best to accommodate your request, please understand SCORE can not guarantee the availability of that mentor for your specific situation.

Small Business Counseling Group

When Does SCORE Counsel?

On Wednesday and Friday from 9 am until 12 noon.  Sessions are 1 hour in length. Visit our in-person business mentoring page for more information.

May I Return for Additional Mentoring?

Sure!  There is no limit on the number of sessions you may have.  Just schedule an appointment for each session.

Is It Possibly to Schedule My Mentoring Online?

Yes!  There are two ways to counsel online. 

If you have counseled with someone at in person locally, then you can email or call that person and request online mentoring at a mutually agreeable time.

Or, you may select an online mentor from the national SCORE site at  You will have the several options in choosing your mentor.  For more information visit the online mentoring information page.

Business Man and Women Entrepreneur Share In-Person Counseling Session

Our Face-to-Face Business Mentors and Online Mentors

To arrange for complimentary business mentoring, you may call the SCORE office at 815-962-0122 mornings from 9 am to noon, Monday through Fridays.  Or you may submit your request online using the Contact Us page.

Mentor Career Background Does Mentoring... Short Bio
Ron Bartz
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  • Marketing Operations
  • Small Business Ownership
  • International Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Business Planning & Writing
In-person at Scheduled Times
In-person by Appointment
Ron Bartz Bio (Coming by 12/15/13)
Tanya Bates
(Photo coming 12/15/13)
  • Small Business Ownership
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Grant Writing
  • Online Marketing
In-person at Scheduled Times
In-person by Appointment
Tanya Bates Bio (Coming by 12/15/13)

Jim Dehler
Jim Dehler
  • Employee Benefits
  • Human Resources
  • Human Resource Management
  • Health Care Consulting
  • Business Planning & Writing
In-person at Scheduled Times
In-person by Appointment
Jim Dehler Bio
Photo Keith McAlhaney
Keith McAlhaney
  • Start-up Business Owner
  • Controller
  • Upper Management
  • Business Planning and Writing
  • Turnaround Management
  • Insurance
  • Budgeting
In-person at Scheduled Times
In-person by Appointment
Keith McAlhaney Bio

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