Gourmet on Wheels, Inc. and Comfort Keepers were awarded Client Of The Year honors at the annual banquet of SC Lowcountry Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) held last Saturday night at the Country Club of Hilton Head. These businesses were selected from those that had been mentored by SCORE and have been in operation for at least two years.
Tony and Anna Makar began mentoring with SCORE in 2007 before deciding to open Gourmet on Wheels. The company delivers prepared regular and diet meals throughout Beaufort County and some areas of Jasper County. Jim Bequette and Paul Fuetterer of the Beaufort SCORE office have maintained a continuous counseling relations with Makar.
Carol Waldo started a successful Comfort Keepers business in West Columbia and then decided to expand into the greater Lowcountry area by buying a franchise for the same business. Comfort Keepers help seniors live happy, independent and healthy lives in the comfort of their own home. These services are offered throughout Beaufort County. She maintains a continuing mentor relationship with SCORE’s Ron Baker, Dan Capazollo, Gene Sherman, and R.J. LeTourneau.
SCORE is a national organization with more than 13,000 volunteers and is a partner of the Small Business Adminstration. There are local offices in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hilton Head. SCORE services are free and all mentoring is confidential. If you are contemplating starting or need assistance in an ongoing business or nonprofit organization, contact us at www.scorehiltonhead.com or call 470-0800 for an appointment with a counselor.