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June 2011 eNewsletter 

In This Issue
Huntington Bank Expands Business Lending
Message From the President
Look Who's New
Marketing Webinar
July Networking
A Facebook Presence to Benefit your Business
Put the BBB Seal on your Facebook Page
Looking for More Leads?
Consumer Alert
Gold Community Sponsors
BBB Business Services


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Huntington Bank Announces $2 Billion Lending Commitment for Michigan Businesses!

Huntington Bank

BBB Accredited Business, Huntington Bank, has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to commit $2 billion in commercial and small business lending throughout the state. The four year commitment is aimed at generating jobs and attracting businesses to Michigan.

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A Message from the President
What I Learned in Mackinac

Mel's Head Shot

Melanie Duquesnel

If you listened to the radio, watched the evening news or read the newspaper lately, you heard there was a big pow wow on Mackinac Island two weeks ago. The Detroit Regional Chamber had its annual Mackinac Policy Conference where business, non-profit and educational leaders along with political representatives met to iron out differences, identify key opportunities and ultimately try to get everyone on the same page. Read on

BBB Welcomes New Accredited Businesses
The BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula welcomed 121 New Accredited Businesses in April. Click to view:

Interested in Accrediting your business? Click here
Upcoming Events

FREE Marketing Webinar for Your Business!!


How To Leverage Low Cost Marketing  In The New Economy   


Tuesday, June 28th at 12:00 PM 

Marketing is essential to any business. Changing economy and customer behavior has forced many businesses to re-think their marketing and find ways to effectively reach their target customers. If you are struggling to generate qualified leads or looking for ways to improve your marketing you need to attend this FREE webinar.
You will discover:

  • Marketing differences between print, broadcast and online media.
  • How to create Expert status for you in marketplace
  • Step by step blueprint to create raving clients for your business.
  • How to get more leads, sell more products/services for your business.
  • How to converge all your marketing efforts for the biggest bang.

Register Now at:


July Business Card Exchange
Matt De La Cruz

Matt De La Cruz

Join us Wednesday July 20th at the BBB Conference Center for this FREE networking session and complimentary continental breakfast featuring Matt De La Cruz, Founder & CEO of The Winning Minds Group, who will help you "Cruz to Success" by building a better you. 
Click here for more information and how to register.   


Business Tips
A Facebook Presence to Benefit your Business 
FacebookSocial media has become a dominating force in the eyes of today's consumer. From YouTube to Facebook, consumers are turning to social media sites now more than ever to get more deeply connected to a business. Read on


Place the Dynamic Seal on your Facebook Page! 

Dynamic Seal

Did you know that you can now place your BBB Accredited Business Seal on your Facebook page? This Dynamic Seal links directly to your BBB Business Review. Login to our members only site; capture your Dynamic Seal code; then click here for information on how to install to your Facebook page!

Looking for More Business Leads? 
Request Quote smThe BBB Request a Quote Program allows consumers to reqest a quote directly from your Business Review via e-mail or text messages. To make sure you are set up to receive requests for quotes, login to our members only website and select "eQuote Program".

Consumer News 

Beware of the Latest Scams and Bad Businesses Consumer Alert
Your Better Business Bureau is warning consumers of the latest scams and bad businesses that are taking advantage of consumers and small businesses across the U.S. Get the list

Community Sponsors

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


 Ikea         WeatherGard

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