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September 2011 eNewsletter 

In This Issue
Secure Your ID Day
Message From the President
35 Years at the BBB!
Look Who's New
Market Your Business
September Networking
SalesPartners Mastery
Consumer Alert
Gold Community Sponsors
Silver Community Sponsors
BBB Business Services


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BBB Set for National Protect Your Identity
 Week By Hosting
" Secure Your ID Day"


Your local Better Business Bureau (BBB) and GreenPath Debt Solutions are hosting National Protect Your Identity Week (PYIW) October 16 - 22, 2011. Residents and small businesses are encouraged to take an important step in identity protection by attending BBB's SECURE YOUR ID DAY Community Shred and Computer Recycling event on Saturday, October 22, 2011

(9 am - 1 pm)

at the

BBB Office parking lot in Southfield located at 26777 Central Park Blvd., Southfield, MI 48076. 


*Shred sensitive documents

*Destroy computer hard drives

*Recycle used computer equipment 


Click here for more information.


A Message from the President
What if You Could Live to 100?
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Melanie Duquesnel

If you haven't guessed yet, I am really proud of my BBB team. Not only do I consider them family, I am also envious of their journeys and accomplishments. One such BBB team member who makes me envious of his life's journey, is our own Richard (Dick) McNeilly. Read on 


Dick McNeilly Celebrates 35 Years with the BBB!
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Dick McNeilly

92 year old, Dick McNeilly, started working with your BBB in 1976 and is still going strong. On August 25th the BBB celebrated his 35th Anniversary. See photos


When WDIV Local 4 heard about Dick, they just had to tell their viewers! WDIV Local 4 story.



BBB Welcomes New Accredited Businesses
The BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula welcomed 114 New Accredited Businesses in July. Click to view:

Interested in Accrediting your business? Click here
New Marketing Program for Members!

BBB Launches "Start With Trust" Campaign 

Your BBB is here to help navigate the confusing terrain of TV, radio, print and internet marketing by negotiating special rates for our Accredited Businesses.  Want to know more?


Then join us Tuesday September 27th at 2:00 p.m. for our "Start With Trust" Marketing Program Webinar! The NEW BBB "Start With Trust" branded marketing campaign was created to reinforce your business' commitment to ethics in the marketplace.


Register to attend the webinar today!


Watch Demo TV Spot!

Upcoming Events
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.   


SalesPartners Mastery 
Denise Roberts

Denise Roberts

Sales are a numbers game. Everyone knows that. Then why don't we make more calls? Plain and simple: FEAR! Join your BBB on Tuesday, September 27th at the BBB Conference Center for SalesPartners Mastery lead by renowned business trainer, coach and President of SalesPartners of Troy,  Denise Roberts.


Seating is limited to ONLY 50 ACCREDITED BUSINESSES so click here for more information and to register today!

Consumer News 

BBB Advises Homeowners on Mold Must-Knows mold

Better Business Bureau, along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are advising homeowners to be proactive when it comes to dealing with mold and mildew. 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

Silver Community Sponsors
Comerica LogoDTE Logo Hansons Logo
Majic Logo  Thav Gross Logo


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Patrick Bennett
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