Beginning this summer, local entrepreneurs have a new way to spread the word about their businesses as the Nashville chapter of SCORE, a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, launches their rebranded show, SCORE Connect, on News Channel 5+ with a new host, new set and new format interviewing business owners and resources from around Middle Tennessee.

Anna-Vija McClain, founder and CEO of Nashville-based Piccolo Solutions, has been named host of the revitalized segment. As a longtime volunteer with SCORE, McClain says getting the Connect show on the air at News Channel 5+ has been a passion project since the pandemic halted production in 2020.

“The progress of ‘Connect’ has been years in the making. We also received grant funding from SCORE National to create a podcast series that will accompany the new show, giving us another avenue to showcase our local business community,” McClain said. “Especially after the last few years, it’s so important to support local business.”

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