SCORE leader from Cape Elizabeth to be honored at White House

A Cape Elizabeth woman who chairs the Portland chapter of SCORE is set to be honored at the White House today as one of 11 local leaders recognized as Champions of Change for “outstanding leadership in entrepreneurial mentoring, counseling and training.”

Nancy Srojny is principal of Beauty Vantage, a small consulting firm focusing on building brands for businesses worldwide, and also currently serves on SCORE’s National Advisory Board.

The event is set for noon, and will be webcast live here.

According to a White House release:

Nancy offers her SCORE clients the benefit of over 25 years of business expertise in marketing and sales. Her broad experience includes Fortune 100 companies, small business startups, turnarounds, and realignments. 

And from Maine’s Sen. Olympia Snowe:

I couldn’t be more pleased that Nancy has been recognized as a White House Champion of Change for her selfless efforts in promoting entrepreneurship in Maine. As chair of the Portland SCORE chapter, as well as its marketing chair, Nancy uses her more than 25 years of business experience to counsel and mentor individuals looking to start or grow their own small business.  Whether it’s helping clients access critical start-up resources such as an SBA loan or providing advice on marketing strategies, Nancy has been an indispensable leader for Portland-area business owners.  I applaud Nancy’s efforts as a SCORE volunteer, and congratulate her on this well-deserved recognition.

The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities.

”Entrepreneurial mentors help American business owners fulfill their dreams every day,” said U.S. Small Business Administration Deputy Administrator Marie Johns.  “Mentors volunteer their time to provide the counseling and expertise that small business owners need to succeed and create jobs.  In turn, entrepreneurs and small businesses support their local economy and provide goods and services to their neighbors.  These mentors are true Champions of Change, and I am pleased to have the opportunity to celebrate their success.”