Join the weekly roundtable

SCORE Fox Valley remains dedicated to our mission of fostering vibrant Minority-owned small business communities through mentoring and education.

Starting January 4th, 2021 SCORE Fox Valley will be presenting a year-long series of roundtable discussions hosted by successful minority entrepreneurs who are Fox Valley Chapter members.

Claim your seat for the next roundtable on April 19, 2021, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM CST

At SCORE, we believe that anyone can start and thrive as a small business, given the right support.

At the same time, we know that the road is harder for some than others. Everyone faces different challenges and has different needs. To move forward, we need to step back, commit to change, and give space to diverse voices and ideas.

Minority Female Entrepreneurs Weekly Roundtable

This year-long virtual series is sub-divided into fifty ZOOM sessions, each one hour long, held noon on Mondays starting January 4th and ending December 20, 2021. Topics in the first sessions include Get the Gig, By the Biz Book, and Ready for Retail.

The compassionate, thought-provoking communications format is hosted within a safe space. It extends insights to identify and address common business issues. It further helps in clearly articulating an entrepreneurial expectation.

Sample solutions are explored to tackle and mitigate common business problems. Virtual sessions build on one another, delivering valuable content and experiences for participants.

The goal is to help participants discover the “unique value” of their product or service through topics such as shepherding an idea to launch, creating measurable processes, and testing a concept to prove business validity.



April 19, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Online Zoom Webinar

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SCORE FOX VALLEY Member Lisa Marsh will present her take on the the Entrepreneurial feature entitled, "If I Knew THEN what I know NOW." Lisa is a retail warrior, intentionally expanding her footprint in a via delicious brand of Gluten Free Products at Whole Foods locations throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area.

LISA LORRAINE MARSH has been gluten-free since 2009. Her business MsPsGFree Inc. was born out of a desire to break the cycle of early familial deaths from bad health habits.  Lisa’s business was formulated from the experience of working Farmers Markets combined with classes through the Sunshine Gospel Ministries now Sunshine Enterprises. MsPsGFree products are sold in 21 Whole Foods Markets. On Amazon and on her eCommerce site at:


April 26, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 PM EST

Online Zoom Webinar

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SCORE Fox Valley Member Deidre McGee will present an entrepreneurial feature entitled: "If I knew THEN what I Know NOW." the series shares real talk from the real-life experiences of business ownership. This advice comes from the perspective of doing business as a Black Female Entrepreneur. Deidre will go back to the beginning of her business, and share five insights which are rich in takeaway value.

DEIRDRE MCGEE is a certified Career Management, Life, and Leadership coach and owner of Twelve Stones Coaching, LLC. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago, and a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Benedictine University. Deirdre focuses on integrating coaching techniques and tools to help women boldly pursue their dreams.