Learn more about us!

Buffalo Niagara Chapter 45, local to the eight counties of Western New York, has over 70 experienced and skilled business mentors available for face-to-face, email and telephone counseling. All counseling is free and confidential.

Watch our movie "About Us" Interested in our backgrounds? CLICK HERE

In Erie County and Buffalo, face-to-face COUNSELING by appointment, call (716) 551-4301 to schedule. Locations include 130 S. Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, as well as various locations in the greater Buffalo area. Locations and times change periodically - call now!

CLICK HERE for the complete list of locations, phone numbers, links for making appointments and contacting us.

We also present low-cost workshops that cover business and pre-business topics such as Marketing, Finance, Business Plans, Taxes, Insurance and Legal structures. For Speaker's Bureau requests, call (716) 551-4301.

With the SBA, we co-sponsor Straight Talk each January and EXPO/Matchmaker each May. For general SBA Buffalo District information - CLICK HERE

National SCORE - also available to you - includes 10,000+ volunteers who have the knowledge and experience to help every small business owner be successful. Our dedicated local volunteers represent over 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries. National SCORE also provides on-line workshops and events to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses. SCORE provides resources, templates and tools to assist entrepreneurs in developing their path to small business success. Free, confidential and available 24/7 at www.score.org

We look forward to working with you!

Our 2016 FY SCORE Buffalo Niagara officers

  • John Vitale, Chair 
  • Pat Mackey, Vice-Chair, Recruiting and HR
  • John Redman, Vice-Chair, Administration
  • George Greenwood, Treasurer
  • Phil Smith, Secretary

Some SCORE Volunteers who participated in Straight Talk 2016