HAMBURG, NY – SCORE, America’s premier small business counseling organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced the opening of a Southtowns satellite office, located in the McGrath Library – Room 108 at Hilbert College, located at 5200 South Park Avenue in Hamburg. SCORE’s experienced business mentors will provide general business advice on every aspect of business planning, start up, management and growth.

Michael Sendor and Jeannine Higgins will initially staff the new satellite office on Wednesdays. Appointments can be made by calling (716) 551-4301 or by visiting

According to local SCORE chapter president, John Redman, “At SCORE Buffalo Niagara, we have over 70 local volunteers who offer free business mentoring for clients and we are part of a network of 10,000 volunteers nationwide.” Redman continued, “We also offer events and workshops to help you start, grow or enhance your business. We are very appreciative of Hilbert College for enabling us to offer this free service in the Southtowns.”

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with SCORE to help provide mentorship to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the Southtowns,” Hilbert President Dr. Michael Brophy said. “The potential for further collaboration with our business programs is very exciting.”

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4 p.m.
Hilbert College
McGrath Library – Room 108

Since 1964, SCORE “Mentors to America’s Small Business” has helped more than 10 million aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners through mentoring and business workshops. More than 10,000 volunteer business mentors in over 300 chapters serve their communities through entrepreneur education dedicated to the formation, growth and success of 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

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 800 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service-learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs in criminal justice administration and public administration, including a track in health administration.