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December 2011 eNewsletter  

In This Issue
Member Spotlight
Message From the President
BBB Brings Christmas Joy
Look Who's New
January Networking
BBB Standard #1
Protect Your Customers
Shopping Tips
Gold Community Sponsors
BBB Business Services

 

  
  
  
  
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Downriver Accredited Business Looks to Expand in 2012

Member Spotlight

Tittle Brothers Construction, located in Lincoln Park, MI,  has been a  BBB Accredited Business since 2004. With people deciding to improve their homes rather than sell, business has been very good. So good that they are planning to expand this coming year according to Laura Hipshire of The News-Herald

Tittle Brothers

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A Message from the President
Blessings Abounding...  
Mel's Headshot Newsletter
Melanie Duquesnel
 

Blessings, how do you define yours? Blessings may come in many forms and no matter what the shape, size or scope we all need to look for blessings each and every day. Looking for blessings is another way for us to choose a positive mental attitude. Read more

BBB Adopts Four Children for the Holiday 

Your local BBB was proud to adopt four children for the Annual Adopt-A-Child Christmas program sponsored by the North End Youth Improvement Council. For the past 50 years, the annual event has helped thousands of children and their families enjoy the Christmas holiday.  Mikayla, Ahyrianna, Courtney and Christopher were very excited about their gifts and the smiles on their faces made it even more worthwhile. The annual Christmas Party was held on Friday, December 9th at Cobo Hall. 

BBB Welcomes New Accredited Businesses
The BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula welcomed 101 New Accredited Businesses in October. Click to view: New Accredited Businesses

Interested in Accrediting your business? Click here
Upcoming Events
January 2012 Business Card Exchange
Lisa Mininni
Lisa Mininni
Are you finding you don't have enough sales? Have you ever thought you had sealed the deal only to have it fall apart? Want to discover how to reverse the sales process so people choose you instead of you chasing them down? Then join us Wednesday, January 18th in the BBB Conference Room to network and learn how to "Seal the Deal 98% of the Time" with business change expert, Lisa Mininni.
 
Click here for more information and how to register! 
Business News
BBB Code of Business Practices
This code is based on the The BBB Standards for Trust, eight principles that summarize important elements of creating and maintaining trust in business - the very same standards BBB Accredited Businesses agree to uphold. Each month, click on the highlighted standard below to help you and your staff enhance customer trust and confidence in your business.

Protect Your Customers from Holiday Hackers Computer Hacker
With many consumers expected to shop online for the holidays this year, it's essential for companies to ensure their networks are safe from online security risks, Ramon Ray writes. Businesses can take a number of steps -- including regularly scanning for malware and monitoring the advertising that appears on their sites -- to protect themselves and customers, he writes. SmallBizTechnology.com

Consumer News 

Shopping Tips for the Holiday Buying RushHoliday Shopping

While the holiday season is traditionally a time to be with family and friends, it also tends to be hectic times that can make any shopper feel harried. When shopping during the holidays, consider the following tips. 

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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Patrick Bennett
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