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May 2011 eNewsletter 

In This Issue
Joining Forces
Message From the President
Look Who's New
Business Card Exchange
Did You Log In Yet?
National Small Business Week
Shred Day Success
Gold Community Sponsors
Silver Community Sponosrs
BBB Business Services


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McGraw-Hill and BBB Military Line Join to Bring Financial Literacy to Military Families

 Joining Forces

As part of First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's "Joining Forces" initiative, McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP) and the Better Business Bureau's (BBB) Military Line are joining together to develop and deliver expanded financial literacy and consumer protection programs to military families.  The campaign builds on six years of BBB Military Line training initiatives and McGraw-Hill's decade-long commitment to ensuring financial literacy for all.  

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A Message from the President
Taking the Message to the Masses

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Melanie Duquesnel

We here at your Better Business Bureau are continually watching the community's back when it comes to the latest scams and other treacherous malfeasance. Many of you think that this is just a part of our mission as your Better Business Bureau. You are correct to some degree but there is a part of what we do, that we haven't been all that transparent about... Read more

BBB Welcomes New Accredited Businesses
The BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula welcomed 104 New Accredited Businesses in March. Click here to view.

Interested in Accrediting your business? Click here
Upcoming Events
May Business Card Exchange
Terry Bean

Terry Bean 

Join us Wednesday May 18th at the BBB Conference Center for a complimentary continental breakfast and business to business networking session. Terry Bean, founder of Networked, Inc., will present "Business Karma - It's the Right Thing to Do".


Click here today for more information and how to register. 



Business Tips

Did You Log In Yet? 

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Have you updated one of the most beneficial parts of your BBB Accreditation? Consumers and businesses are coming to in record numbers, and you can leverage this extensive reach through our newly enhanced Business Reviews. When consumers come to BBB and search for your company, you can enhance your Business Review with up to 20 photos, hours of operation, business details and more. Click here for more information about how to update your review!

Celebrate "National Small Business Week"! 
Business Owner Did you know that more than half of Americans own or work for a small business? Industry experts estimate that small businesses create 60 to 80 percent of new jobs in this country. This year, National Small Business Week (NSBW) will be celebrated May 16th through the 20th, 2011 with a schedule of events planned to support and strengthen small businesses across the nation. Read more

Consumer News 

Secure Your ID Day a Huge Success! SYIDD sign
460 cars dropped off 8 tons of paper for shredding along with 40 hard drives that were destroyed on April 30th. Also, three consumers received personal shredders for being the 100th, 200th, and final cars of the day. Not only did people take a step to protect their identity, they also helped save 136 trees, 3040 gallons of oil, 32,000 Kilowatt hours of energy and 56,000 gallons of water.

Community Sponsors

Gold Community Sponsors 
Asset Acceptance Capital Corp         Blue Cross Blue Sheild of Michigan
Detroit Media Partnership    Ford Motor Company


 Ikea         WeatherGard

Silver Community Sponsors 


Comerica DTE  Hansons  Majic Windows

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Patrick Bennett
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