April 2011 eNewsletter 

In This Issue
iPhone App Coming Soon
Message From the President
Look Who's New
April Networking
Secure Your ID Day
New Business Reviews!
Choosing a Credit Card
Fenton Wins LifeSmarts!
High Risk of Phishing
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BBB iPhone App is Coming Soon!

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BBB is the trusted resource for unbiased information on businesses, providing the most reliable evaluations in the marketplace. Millions of consumers and companies rely on the BBB to research local businesses. Soon the power of the BBB is available at your fingertips when traveling or on the go. 

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A Message from the President
Looking at Business Through a Different Lens

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Melanie Duquesnel

Are you a life long learner? While I believe that we learn as we go through our lives experientially, do you strive to learn more through education, reading or having people of influence and opportunity push you to another level? Read on

BBB Welcomes New Accredited Businesses
The BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula welcomed 127 New Accredited Businesses in February. Click here to view.

Interested in Accrediting your business? Click here
Upcoming Events
April Business Card Exchange 
Charlie Wollborg

Charlie Wollborg

Join us Wednesday April 20th at the BBB Conference Center for a complimentary continental breakfast and business to business networking session. Charlie Wollborg, Partner and Chief Troublemaker of Curve Detroit will present "Butterfly Thinking & Workplace Innovation". Learn how to transform your company while staying ahead of the curve.


Click here today for more information and how to register. 


BBB Set for Another Secure Your ID Day 
CintasTruck Over the past two years more than 19 million Americans became victims of ID theft resulting in the loss of $93 billion to criminal activity according to a 2011 report from Javelin Strategy and Research. That is why your local Better Business Bureau along with GreenPath Debt Solutions, Cintas Corporation and Fox2 are encouraging residents and small businesses to take an important step in helping prevent identity theft and protecting the environment by attending BBB's Secure Your ID Day Community Shred and Hard Drive Destruction event. Click here for more information.
Business Tips

New Business Reviews Are Here! 

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Just as your business evolves over time to better meet your customer's needs, BBB has redesigned our business reports to provide more information to consumers, as well as, help you as an Accredited Business highlight your products and services. Find out what's new! 

Choosing a Credit Card for your Business 
Debit/Credit Cards If expense reports are piling up and you are tired of hearing your employees complain about not getting reimbursements, it might be time to consider a business credit card. Read on

Consumer News 

Fenton High School Wins State LifeSmarts Title LifeSmarts
Fenton High School captured the Michigan State LifeSmarts Championship by successfully fielding questions about real-life marketplace issues at Oakland University on March 25, 2011. LifeSmarts, a consumer education competition, is a program of the National Consumers League and sponsored by your local BBB. Learn more
High Risk of Phishing E-mails Due to Data Breach 
Computer Hacker Until recently, Epsilon wasn't exactly a household name. But the recent data breach has everyone checking to see if their bank, credit card lender or favorite retailer is an Epsilon customer. If so, you need to keep an eye on your e-mail for phishing attacks. Learn more
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Patrick Bennett
Director of Community Relations