September 5, 2014

For Immediate Release

Source:  SCORE Chapter 308

               Fort Pierce FL

               772-489-0548

Treasure Coast SCORE Adds New Counselors

The Treasure Coast Chapter of SCORE is pleased to announce the addition of Ruth Fite & Ken Koziol to its staff of volunteer business counselors.

Ruth Fite has over 35 years of business experience in the areas of advertising, research and business services, marketing, administration, retail & wholesale trade and creative services including 19 years Ruth owned & operated a promotional products firm in Nevada before returning to Florida

Ruth also worked as a legal administrator with law firms in Maryland, Nevada and Florida.

Ruth holds a B.A. from University of Miami. Ruth and her husband Richard reside in Vero Beach.

Ken Koziol has almost 45 years of business experience in the areas of systems engineering, operations, sales, marketing, program management and general management with companies involved in areas such as, construction, utility control systems, research,  sterilization and ionization.

Ken worked with companies such as Bechtel Power, Jersey Central P&L, Leeds and Northrup, Computer Sciences Corp., Columbia Research and Irradiation Industries, Inc.

Ken holds a BSEE from Northrup University.  Ken and his wife Linda reside in Vero Beach.

Local SCORE counselors have direct experience in business start-ups, manufacturing, high technology, insurance, public relations, retail operations, textiles, pharmaceuticals, legal, banking, finance, tax, distribution, information technology, materials, engineering, sales & marketing, customer service, commercial leasing, electrical contracting, health & nutrition, human resources, specialty retailing, hospitality, acquisitions, turnarounds, divestitures, business valuations, public relations, turnarounds, and non-profits.

SCORE also offers free & low cost workshops in such areas as:  How to Start a Small Business, Cash Management, Financial Recordkeeping, Marketing, Florida Sales Tax, All About Non-Profits, Commercial Insurance, Business Law, Commercial Credit, Business Planning, Corporate & LLC Reporting & Recordkeeping, & Personal Credit/Identity Theft.

SCORE Chapter 308, has its main office in Ft. Pierce and branch locations in Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, Palm City, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero Beach and soon in Sebastian. 

SCORE provides no-cost, confidential business counseling with expertise in a wealth of business and business-related areas.  SCORE Chapter 308 is a resource partner with the Small Business Administration and covers Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Glades and Okeechobee Counties on the Treasure Coast.

Please phone our office at 772-489-0548 to make an appointment to discuss your business opportunity with an experienced volunteer SCORE counselor and when we are away you will be forwarded to our answering service.

Our website www.treasurecoast.score.org can also be used to make an appointment at any of our seven (7) locations for face-to-face counseling or to register for any of our workshops.

Treasure Coast SCORE 308 – Professional Center, Suite 2, 3220 South US 1, Fort Pierce FL 34982

Tel 772-489-0548 Fax 772-489-9548 Email:  score308@bellsouth.net Web Site www.treasurecoast.score.org