Washington (PRESS RELEASE – September 2, 2010) – SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” honors Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX) and the Deluxe Corporation Foundation for dedication to small business success and deep commitment to supporting entrepreneurs as they start businesses and create jobs across America. David Hemler, president of Deluxe Small Business Services, will accept the SCORE Award for Outstanding Corporate Small Business Supporter and Advocate at the 2nd Annual SCORE Awards and black-tie gala.
Deluxe Corporation, the Deluxe Corporation Foundation and other SCORE Awards winners will be recognized during the September 16 event at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The Deluxe Corporation Foundation donated nearly half a million dollars to fund the creation and implementation of the Deluxe/SCORE Mentoring Program. The grant funds development of a mentoring process to significantly increase business survival rates and to create new jobs. The program will provide training, templates and processes that mentors can use to coach entrepreneurs and start-up businesses.
In addition, SCORE launched its first, online client community thanks to the in-kind support of PartnerUp, a Deluxe company. The SCORE Online Community is filled with SCORE experts who participate in discussions and answer questions. “Deluxe has long been committed to helping small businesses flourish, and in this spirit, we have partnered with SCORE in a number of ways, including our newly launched Project REV marketing lab,” said Lee Schram, CEO of Deluxe and president of the Deluxe Corporation Foundation. “Deluxe is honored by this recognition of our dedication to small business.”
SCORE CEO Ken Yancey says, “Deluxe Corporation and the Deluxe Corporation Foundation provide outstanding support to America’s entrepreneurs and SCORE. By supporting volunteer mentoring, both in-person and online, Deluxe helps strengthen our nation’s economy as we work to recover from the recession.” Yancey adds, “SCORE salutes Deluxe for supporting SCORE’s mentoring and resources that make a difference in the success of hundreds of thousands of small businesses each year.”
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About The SCORE Foundation
The mission of The SCORE Foundation is to support and leverage the work of SCORE by soliciting, investing and managing resources for the benefit of SCORE. Learn more about The SCORE Foundation at www.scorefoundation.org.
Since 1964, SCORE has helped more than 8.5 million aspiring entrepreneurs. Each year, SCORE provides small business mentoring and workshops to more than 375,000 new and growing small businesses. More than 12,400 business experts volunteer as mentors in 364 chapters serving local communities with entrepreneur education to help grow 1 million small businesses. For more information about starting or operating a small business, call 1-800/634-0245 for the SCORE chapter nearest you. Visit SCORE at www.score.org and www.score.org/women. Connect with SCORE at www.facebook.com/SCOREFans,http://twitter.com/SCOREMentors and www.scorecommunity.org.
About Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Through its industry- leading businesses and brands, the Company helps small businesses and financial institutions attract and retain customers. The Company employs a multi-channel strategy to provide a suite of life-cycle driven solutions to its customers. In addition to its personalized printed products, the Company offers a growing suite of business services, including logo design, payroll, web design and hosting, business networking and other web-based services to help small businesses grow. In the financial services industry, Deluxe sells check programs and fraud prevention, customer loyalty and retention programs to help banks build lasting relationships and grow core deposits. The Company also sells personalized checks, accessories and other services directly to consumers. For more information about Deluxe, visit http://www.deluxe.com.
About the Deluxe Corporation Foundation
The Deluxe Corporation Foundation is a grant-giving institution that has partnered with educational, cultural and human service nonprofit organizations for more than 50 years to enrich the communities of Deluxe Corporation employees. An independent 501(c) (3) organization, the Deluxe Corporation Foundation has received funding from Deluxe Corporation to support its mission of giving back to the communities it serves.