Shared Knowledge. Shared Experience. Better Results.

The CEO Forum program is comprised of monthly half-day peer problem-solving sessions, facilitated by two experienced SCORE mentors,


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The leaders of growing small and mid-sized companies confront the constant challenge of “doing more” with constrained resources in the face of increasing competition. The CEO Forum was formed by SCORE Orange County to address these strategic issues in a peer group setting.  The members of the Forums are passionate about improving the performance of their businesses through shared experiences and knowledge.  Each CEO Forum group is comprised of 10 - 12 executives from non-competing businesses who meet monthly as an ongoing team.

The CEO Forum program is comprised of monthly half-day peer problem-solving sessions, facilitated by two experienced SCORE mentors, Each forum is an opportunity for the group to work through their specific business issues using a proven process. In addition, periodic guest speakers present ideas and solutions of interest to our members.

The CEO Forum meetings are facilitated by SCORE meeting leaders who become integral members of each group.  The backgrounds of these leaders include retired senior executives from Fortune 500 firms such as Toyota, Hewlett Packard and Chase Manhattan as well as entrepreneurs who have launched, bought and sold businesses.

The CEO Forum program will enable you to become a better leader, make better decisions and achieve better results through:

  • Better insight into your own business as well as the economy at large which will help you to compete and excel
  • New perspectives to stimulate fresh ideas about your opportunities and challenges
  • Enhanced skills to facilitate ongoing learning and performance improvements
  • A confidential sounding board comprised of experienced executives for both everyday and strategic decisions

The minimum requirements to participate in the program are:

  • You must be responsible for the full operation of a qualifying business (e.g. Owner, CEO, President, Chairman, Managing Partner, etc.)
  • You must have full P&L accountability for the business
  • Your company has been in business for at least two years
  • Your company has annual revenues of $1 million
  • There are at least three non-family employees

Individual groups will not include any competitors and each member will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement.

There is a charge of $130.00 per month.  This payment covers a continental breakfast and buffet lunch and the cost of the meeting room and speakers.


What do Current Members Say about the FORUMS?  


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Nancy Bryan 

Maximum Security Safes & Casoro Jewelry Safes

I have been a member of CEO Forum for over 11 years. Since that time my CEO Forum associates have encouraged, supported, and guided me through some very critical, challenging, and exciting times. We expanded from being a retailer to a manufacturer, created a new brand in a niche market, grew to over 20 employees, weathered the storms of the pandemic, and exponentially grew revenues and profits. We went from being a mom-and-pop shop to a legit business!



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Manna Kadar

Manna Kadar Beauty, Inc.

I have had the privilege of being a part of the SCORE CEO Forum for the last decade.  My experience with the CEO Forum has been invaluable and has ultimately led to my company growing many years over 100% and navigating the many challenges that CEOs face.  The relationships built, friendships cultivated, and advice/strategy/success built have been priceless in my entrepreneurial journey.



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Kelly Taylor

Metropolitan West

I have so enjoyed my many years of participating in Forum. Every session I still grab some nugget of wisdom or experience that helps me move my business forward. Most importantly, I have avoided a lot of mistakes from the wisdom of the group.


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