Michael Downing of Waxhaw was recently awarded with both a Distinguished Service Award for mentoring and a Distinguished Achievement Award for marketing. The awards were presented at SCORE Charlotte’s annual Thank You and Awards event held virtually.

SCORE Charlotte is a volunteer organization made up of retired or active semi-retired business executive and owners. The SCORE Charlotte Chapter is a resource partner of the Small Business Administration and provides free mentoring and speakers at trade shows and events in the Charlotte area.

A native of Kansas City, KS, Downing is the founder and principal consultant of MIDo Consulting in Waxhaw. According to a release by the organization, Downing was recognized for his dedication to SCORE Charlotte and volunteerism on behalf of the small business community and for his marketing efforts for the organization.

SCORE Charlotte serves Mecklenburg, Gaston, Cleveland, Cabarrus, Stanly, Lincoln, Catawba, Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell, Rowan, Union and Anson counties in North Carolina and York, Chester and Lancaster in South Carolina.