The Lake of the Ozarks chapter of SCORE – the Service Core of Retired Executives – had a busy year. The not-for-profit association helping small businesses get off the ground held their annual meeting at Tan-Tar-A. Chairman Bruce Mitchell delivered his annual report and told members that the organization provided assistance to more than 1,000 businesses. That marks more than a 100% increase over 2016. SCORE also recognized entrepreneurs for creating unique business plans. Taking top honors in that category was Monica Wilson for creating “Monica’s Traveling Taco” truck. She received a $1500 award.