SCORE Bucks County has honored one of its co-founders for his service with a trophy. Now living at Juniper Village in Bensalem, Wendelin “Bim” Stahl helped to create the local chapter with another Bucks County man in 1988.
Stahl spent his younger years stationed in Miami as part of the Navy air Corp in World War II. He went on to start his own business and serve as president of the Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce.
However, Stahl could initially not join the SCORE chapter he had helped to create. An old rule stipulated volunteers must be retired executives.
The next year, in 1989, Stahl sold his appliance store in Fairless Hills. He officially joined SCORE.
These days, SCORE Bucks County provides 1,500 services annually, including one-on-one counseling and small business seminars for the local area. Nationally, the non-profit has helped 8.5 million entrepreneurs since 1964.