Canton SCORE

Welcome to the Canton, OH Chapter of SCORE, Serving Stark, Carroll, Holmes, Tuscarawas & Harrison Counties.

The Canton, OH Chapter provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and personal objectives.  We also offer workshops for both start-up and in-business entrepreneurs.

Do you have what it takes – to become a SCORE volunteer?

Business experience and counseling skills – those are what SCORE’s small business clients – both existing businesses and startups, both for-profits and non-profits – need.

If you are interested in becoming a SCORE counselor, please contact us!

Phone 330.244.3280 or Email


SCORE mentors and representatives from the local business community conduct a variety of regularly scheduled, educational workshops that provide valuable information and techniques necessary for establishing and managing a successful business.

With access to a wide variety of documents, templates and tools to assist you in starting or growing your business, the information provided here covers a wide range of subjects including initial business planning, capital sources, government agencies, and much more.

Some Great People Who Make Our Chapter Work


      Dick Evans:  Chapter Chairman    

Dick Evans is fluent in French, which should come as no surprise when considering his extensive business background abroad Dick Evans is fluent in French, which should come as no surprise when considering his extensive business background abroad.

After earning a bachelor's degree in accounting from Rutgers, Dick joined Ingersoll­ Rand. After rising to vice president of the Professional Tools Group, based in Nashville, Tennessee, Dick began his long – 11 years – international experience. Based in Fribourg, Switzerland, he rose to become vice president of international logistics and trading company operations.

When Ingersoll–Rand sold its Torrington unit to Timken, Dick became manager of distribution logistics and operations for North America.  More recently he served as solutions design manager for Goodyear's Excel Supply Chain Automotive Americas.

Dick joined SCORE in 2008 and serves as the Canton Regional Chapter chairman.

       Mike Johnson: District Director     

Mike Johnson’s alma maters include Ohio University, Marshall Law at Cleveland State University, and Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He also served two years in the Army including 13 months in Korea.

During his 35-year business career Mike worked for three Fortune 500 companies – General Electric, TRW and Timken. During those years, he also chaired councils for two national trade organizations – the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Iron & Steel Institute. He finished his business career as corporate vice president of communications for Timken where he was responsible for financial communications, media relations, internal communication, marketing communications, branding and advertising.

During the 1970s, he spent six years at Penton Media where he was a senior editor for Industry Week magazine.

For 14 years Mike served as a ''big brother'' for two fatherless boys in the Big Brothers of America program. He coached youth sports – baseball and soccer – for 22 years. He has researched and written six historical novels – Warrior Priest, Fate of the Warriors, God’s Perfect Scar, Shadows of War, Long Journey to Destiny, A Season Forgotten – set during World War II, the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the Korean War and the 1960s. He also has written two non–fiction books – Mascot, Minister, Man of Steel – The Final Reunion and Saga of a Singular Woman.

Mike joined SCORE as a counselor in 2007, he’s served as the chapter’s chairman and currently serves as a district director, overseeing 11 chapters in Ohio and Pennsylvania.


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