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August 2011 eNewsletter 

In This Issue
Scam Source
Message From the President
Look Who's New
Marketing Webinar
August Networking
September Networking
Use Your BBB Accreditation
Business Blogging
Consumer Alert
Gold Community Sponsors
BBB Business Services


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BBB Launches Scam Source

Scam Source

Your BBB has launched a new feature on our website called Scam Source.  Here you will find Scam, Con and Rip-off Resources from your BBB. The "Don't Get Hooked by a Scam" feature provides consumers a list of scams from across North America. While the "Scam Aggregator" is a source for scams from the World Wide Web. Consumers may also report a scam to the BBB with the "Spot a Scam?" feature and can subscribe to receive your BBB's new "Scam Alerts". 


Check it out here!


A Message from the President
What I Learned from Wonder Woman

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Melanie Duquesnel

I realize Wonder Woman is a comic book character played by Linda Carter on television, yet the wisdom and guidance she provided her "charges" included great morales, high ethics and all kinds of great leadership tidbits that I can still use today. Read on 


Watch this video celebrating our Wonder Woman!

BBB Welcomes New Accredited Businesses
The BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula welcomed 94 New Accredited Businesses in June. Click to view:

Interested in Accrediting your business? Click here
Upcoming Events

Another FREE Marketing Webinar for You!!


Part III of a Three-Part Series   

 Leveraging Video Marketing in the New Economy   


Friday, August 12th at 12:00 PM 

  • How to Create Magnetic Videos.
  • Why Video Blogging is Important for Your Business.
  • How Videos Can Generate More Online Sales.

Register NOW at:


View Part I & II here!

August Business Card Exchange
Shawne Duperon

Shawne Duperon

Join us Wednesday August 17th at the BBB Conference Center for this FREE networking session and complimentary continental breakfast featuring 6 - Time EMMY Award Winner Shawne Duperon and the Web Traffic Guy, Janak Mehta, to teach you "How to Market Your Business in the New Economy".

Click here for more information and how to register.   


Tim Green

Tim Green

Business Card Exchange

Join us Wednesday September 14th at the BBB Conference Center for this FREE networking session and complimentary continental breakfast featuring top referral marketing expert,Tim Green, who will show you how to "Take Your Referral Marketing TO THE EXTREME!"

Click here for more information and how to register.   


Business Tips

Get the Most Out of Your BBB Accreditation 

AB LogoMaximizing your investment in the BBB means you need to do a little heavy lifting.  What have you done to brand yourself as a BBB member?  Have you told your family, friends and colleagues to check you out at  Check out this 'to do' list of ways to engage, enlighten and immerse your business optimizing the value of your accreditation. 

Business Blogging - Why Every Business Should Do It


Between Facebook posts and Twitter tweets, it seems like there are a thousand and one ways to communicate virtually these days. However, what many in the business world overlook is blogging. Read on

Consumer News 

Score a Job - Not a Scam! Online Job Search

Warning to job hunters turning to online job boards to post their resume and search for jobs. Proceed with caution before sharing personal qualifications and inquiring about jobs found online. Read on

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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