Newburyport – SCORE Counseling

Running a business is hard work. Fortunately, you don’t need to go it alone.

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentoring. Each Tuesday at the Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, volunteer mentors share their expertise across 62 industries, providing free, confidential business mentoring.

SCORE mentors are a highly skilled group of working and retired business professionals and owners who have enjoyed success over the course of their careers and now want to give back by helping you succeed. You can receive personalized, relevant and confidential business advice, along with business tools, templates and tips.

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE has helped more than 10 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. SCORE has a network of 11 branches on the North Shore of Boston.


To Schedule an Appointment:

1.Go to and click Get Free Business Advice.
2. Enter your zip code under Mentor Request.
3. Fill out the brief Contact Information and Submit.
A SCORE representative will contact you with your requested Appointment.
Call the Chamber Office 978-462-6680

Meet the Team
Sumner Misenheimer

Sumner Misenheimer

Business Experience: Recent: 30 Years as Independent Franchise Business owner. Newburyport, MA Established a new business in the Marketing/Printing industry. Over a 30-year period developed a family operated business which performs in the top 10% of this Franchise field. Recently retired from daily operations. Related Skill-sets: – Extensive knowledge of Franchising – Regional Marketing –…

Ben DeWinter

Ben DeWinter

PROFESSIOANL EXPERIENCE Extensive retail purchasing experience in both menswear and womenswear for specialty and department stores; developed merchandise, assortment, and private label programs for single stores as well as companies with over 500 locations; developed store operating and financial budgets for both current and new stores, managed the hiring, training, marketing, and opening of new…

Betsy Harper
Charles K. Stefanidakis

Charles K. Stefanidakis

Charles has over 40 years of business experience including President and Founder of DNS Enterprise, a world leader in Internet Forensics, sold to Solarwinds (NYSE: SWI) in 2011. Prior to that he spent eight years with Cambridge Technology Group where he was Chief Financial Officer. In this capacity he managed all financial aspects of the…

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