May 2012 Newsletter  

In This Issue
Secure Your ID Day Success!
Message From the President
Small Business Advice for Financial Literacy
Consumer Alert: Protect Your ID!!
Look Who's New
Gold Community Sponsors
Silver Community Sponsors
BBB Business Services


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Secure Your ID Day Doubles Recycling & Protection Efforts 

BBB, Cintas & Geep:

  • Served 1,209 Cars
  • Collected 3K in donations
  • Recycled 25 tons of documents
  • Destroyed & recycled 30K pounds of e-waste



  • 425 Trees
  • 75 Cubic Yards of Landfill
  • 50 Barrels of Oil
  • 174,825 Gallons of Water
  • 71K metric tons of greenhouse gases

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Message from the President

It's a Great Time to Work & Live in Michigan

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Melanie Duquesnel
There are a lot of things to be excited about in Michigan lately and the BBB is thrilled to be part of the community helping to move us ahead. Signs show that the housing market is starting to recover, the unemployment rate is down and consumer confidence is bouncing back. While there is still a lot of work to be done, this is good news for our local businesses and for consumers who have been hit hard over the years. 
I've had the pleasure of attending some great events over the last month, including the Detroit Business Conference that shined a light on some of the business leaders who are rebuilding Detroit and bolstering Michigan's economy. At the BBB, we are looking forward to seeing some of these initiatives come to fruition. Please join us online as we discuss and promote our great state and continue to provide you with alerts and information to keep you safe. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Linkedin, YouTube and Pinterest - please stop in and say hi!
BBB Small Business Tip
Small Business Advice for Financial Literacy



More than two-thirds of employers say that worries about finances contributed to higher health costs, employee absences and lost productivity. The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability recommends financial literacy education for employees to combat this growing trend.


Regardless of the kind of business you own or the financial benefits you provide, every employee should have access to financial literacy planning tips. By giving employees the tools they need to succeed in their personal finances, you are giving your business the gift of dependable employees who aren't distracted by personal financial woes.

Consumer Alert 

Ten Simple Ways to Protect Your Identityid theft


Identity theft is a serious concern; in fact in 2011 more than 11 million adults became victims of identity fraud in the US.  But don't despair - there are many precautions you can take to reduce your risk of becoming a victim.


Read the list here 



BBB Welcomes New Accredited Businesses
The BBB Serving Eastern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula welcomed hundreds of New Accredited Businesses. Click to view: New Accredited Businesses

Interested in Accrediting your business? Click here
Upcoming Event - Business Card Exchange
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Mike Wynn

Mike Wynn helps business owners, professionals, and sales managers to improve profits through effective business development and sales management practices. As an accomplished coach and trainer, he is recognized for his commitment to clients and their success.



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Gold Community Sponsors

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



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