It was 1987 and Tamea Franco Woodward was about to enter a real "man's world" kind of business, anodizing and aluminum finishing. She had contacted SCORE and was working with one of the truly great counselors who have volunteered their services to the Roanoke chapter over the years. Perhaps there was some indecision or just "dilly-dallying," but her SCORE counseler sensed what was going on and really gave her a dressing down. This tough love approach was just what was needed. Tamea left the meeting agitated and smoking, but got her business up and going in short order. EWDC has grown over the years and now has clients throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region.